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FOR COLLECTORS
BY COLLECTORS

With over 90 years of combined experience, our team strives to provide you the best service and pricing in the industry.

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EXCLUSIVE POKÉMON
INSPIRED LABELS

Choose the color of your label to match your favorite Pokémon cards.

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FULL TRANSPARENCY
GRADING PROCESS

Delivering high-quality grading services with fast turnaround times and updates throughout the grading process.

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100% ULTRASONIC
SEAL PROTECTION

High-strength welds provide you with a clean, airtight seal to protect your cards for a lifetime.

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CONSTANT
COMMUNICATION

We understand the struggles you face as a collector, that is why we provide real-time updates throughout the grading process.

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Welcome to The Grading Authority

We offer a wide range of grading services including Sports, Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, Dragon Ball, Marvel, Star Wars,  UFC, and much more!

Now introducing our holographic labels! 

With our high-end slabs, your cards are guaranteed to look great!

Choose the color of your label to match your favorite Pokémon and other TCG cards.

Why Choose Us?

CONSISTENT GRADING     I     FAIR PRICING     I     SHIPPED TO YOUR DOOR WITHIN 30 – 45 BUSINESS DAYS     I     QUALITY LOOK & FEEL     I     GREAT BULK PROGRAM

*DUE TO SUPPLY CHAIN SHORTAGES, TURNAROUND TIMES COULD APPROACH 45 BUSINESS DAYS*

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Accounts

Projects

PROTECT SERVICE

$10

PER CARD

Turn Around Time – 30 business days

Non-Grading Authentication

STANDARD SERVICE

$20

PER CARD

Turn Around Time – 30 business days

Bulk 100+ cards $18 per card

*Most Popular

RAPID SERVICE

$40

PER CARD

Turn Around Time – 10 business days

Bulk 100+ cards $38 per card

SUBMISSION FORMS

ABOUT US

The Grading Authority is a New England-based card grading company, for collectors, by collectors. We have been collecting cards our entire lives, and the insights that we have collected have helped us craft our grading services. We understand the frustrations of the traditional grading card services because we have used them too many times to count. That’s why, here at The Grading Authority, from the moment that you mail in your cards, you are receiving up-to-date notifications on the status of your order throughout the entire grading process. We want to have full transparency with you. As collectors, we are not interested in trendy labels. We provide high-end slabs that will make a timeless addition to your card collection. To do so, our grading standards are high. Consistency matters to us, so to ensure you get the most accurate grade possible, The Grading Authority ensures that multiple graders review each card to ensure a fair, accurate, and consistent grade.  And as much as we care about cards, we cannot forget about you, the collector. We know how frustrating it can be dealing with the big guys. Here at The Grading Authority, customer service serves as a pinnacle to our success. Our quick turnaround times are not just for our labels, but also to help ensure you have the best experience possible. Our promise is to respond to each and every request in a timely and professional manner. We appreciate you choosing us to be your grading partner.

-The Grading Authority

FAQs

Simply use our ordering system for your submissions. Fill out our submission form, input the cards you’ll be submitting, declare their value, and print out the submission form to add to your shipment. Please write 10 or 30 (to confirm requested turnaround time) on the outside of the box.

Click here to view a detailed How To video »

We do this by capping weekly submissions based on our current bandwidth. The last thing we want is to receive more submissions than we can handle putting us far behind our promised turnaround times. If you pay for a specific service level, you deserve to receive your cards within that window.

We are currently accepting any sports, TCG cards and stickers from 1955 to present. Examples include Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, MetaZoo, Dragon Ball Super, Vanguard, Flesh and Blood, Marvel, Star Wars, MTG, WWE, UFC, and more. Currently we are accepting standard sized cards up to 130 pt. If the cards fit this criteria, they will be graded. Our future plans will include vintage, sealed packs, and more.

Yes! Feel free to swing by our HQ to save on shipping and to meet the team! Walk-through service available upon request. 

The Grading Authority uses an easy-to-understand 1 to 10 point grading scale, with descending increments of one-half point (example: 10, 9.5, 9, 8.5, etc.).

Graded cards are identifiable at a glance thanks to our premium labels. A Royal Black on the front of the unique cardholder signifies all graded cards (1-10). Our “Immaculate” label graces cards graded a perfect 10. 

TCG graded cards will be identified with a distinct and attractive label unique to those brands.

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