How to find out what a valuable card is worth

How do you know if a collectible card is valuable? It can be tough for anyone who’s just getting into the hobby, especially if you don’t know where to look to get an idea of prices. After all, if you list it up for a low price, it’ll be snapped up and resold straight away.Continue reading “How to find out what a valuable card is worth”

UK Card Grading Companies: Mega Guide & Comparison 

UK card grading companies have their role to play for customers in and around the region, but which is best for protecting your collection and increasing their value? We’ve put together a guide looking at some of the more popular UK-based card grading companies, aiming to get to the bottom of questions like which isContinue reading “UK Card Grading Companies: Mega Guide & Comparison “

Why Are Rookie Cards So Valuable?

There’s no denying that rookie cards tend to be the most popular versions to collect, whether it’s an athlete like Kobe Bryant, or a fictional character like Pikachu.  (After all, almost everyone would prefer a 1st Edition Shadowless version of Charizard compared to reprints that came out only months after.) But why are rookie cardsContinue reading “Why Are Rookie Cards So Valuable?”

PSA 9 vs SGC 9: What’s the Difference?

Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA) has been around since 1991, while Sportscard Guaranty Corporation (SGC) (founded in 1998) helped to pick up the slack during lockdowns when larger grading companies closed their doors. What’s the difference, and which is better overall?  If you’re just starting out with card grading, it’s easy to assume that a PSAContinue reading “PSA 9 vs SGC 9: What’s the Difference?”

2022 June PSA Update: Value Service Level Returns

Finally, the news that many collectors and traders have been waiting for. PSA has announced the return of their Value service level, coming in at a price that works out to just $30 per card.  You will need to be a Collectors Club member, and you’ll have to send over ‘a minimum of 20 cards’,Continue reading “2022 June PSA Update: Value Service Level Returns”

Platinum Card Grading (PCG) UK – Review

Given the long wait times and higher prices associated with larger US-based grading companies like PSA and BGS, we’ve decided to take a look at some of the fledgling alternatives like Platinum Card Grading (PCG).  Platinum Card Grading is found in the United Kingdom, and is based out of Yorkshire.  Our Platinum Card Grading reviewContinue reading “Platinum Card Grading (PCG) UK – Review”

Fake Pokémon Cards: A Comprehensive Guide

Fake Pokémon cards are more abundant than you might have expected, especially if you’re looking at older copies.  Many can sell for thousands of dollars, or even more if you’re planning to get them graded afterwards.  Given the massive market for singles, we’ve put together an extensive guide looking at fake Pokémon cards, from whatContinue reading “Fake Pokémon Cards: A Comprehensive Guide”

Is PSA Grading Worth it Right Now?

*UPDATE, July 2022: PSA has recently announced the return of their Value service level, coming in at a price that works out to just $30 per card.  They’ve also brought back the $18/card Special tier, although the card must have a declared value of $199 or less. Both are exclusive to PSA Collectors Club members,Continue reading “Is PSA Grading Worth it Right Now?”

GetGraded UK – Review

Given the substantial timescales and higher prices associated with larger US-based grading companies like PSA, we decided to take a look at some of the fledgling alternatives like GetGraded.  GetGraded is based in the UK, so we sent off a selection of 30 cards for the purposes of this no-holds barred review.  Does GetGraded haveContinue reading “GetGraded UK – Review”