Grading FAQ


I have never graded any of my cards before, where do I start?

If you are grading your cards with Mintink for the first time, the easiest way to get started is by filling out our card submission order form. Our Services include preparing your cards, submitting and shipping your cards to PSA. Once you drop off your card(s) to the store, we will process your transaction and keep you informed of the process and next steps. If you are unable to drop off your cards directly to our shop, you may ship your cards directly to us. Once we receive your order we will send a confirmation email with the list of your cards, shipping instructions and payment prior to being shipped to PSA. Once the graded cards are received from PSA, we will provide return shipping prices from Mintink directly to you. Any questions or concerns, feel free to send us an email


Are my cards insured when they get sent in to be graded?

Yes, the prices of our services include all shipping and insurance fees


How do I know if my cards are valuable enough to be sent in for grading?

With the Review Service,We will carefully look over the cards through a loop and notify you of any major/minor concerns that we have before we submit it. After we notify you of any sort of issues with the card, the decision will be completely up to you if you want to follow through with the submission. We will refund you if any cards are omitted from the submission.

**NOTE: WE DO NOT GURANTEE ANY GRADES**The review service is $4.50/Card, ask a sales associate for more details.


Is there a limit to the amount of cards that I am able to submit to be graded?

No, there is no limit to the amount of cards that you are able to submit for grading! How do I pay for grading? What are my payment options?A: You can pay in-store when you drop off your cards via cash or debit/credit. We can also invoice you through our system if you need to ship your cards to us which will give you the option to pay via debit/credit.


What is the best way to package & protect my cards when I either drop them off directly or mail them in?

If you are dropping your cards off in-store, make sure they are protected in a top-loader, one-touch or card saver (we will transfer the cards into card savers before they are shipped to PSA as it is included in the service). If you are shipping your cards to us, please make sure they are protected by two pieces of cardboard, bubble wrap, packing paper, etc. to ensure they are well protected and to avoid any possible damages. you can also refer to PSA's website on how to properly protect your cards when shipping them We also offer a review service for $4.50 per card, ask a sales associate for more details


What is the best way to clean my cards before I send them in? Do you offer a card cleaning service?

Yes, we do offer a card cleaning service. Cleaning with a microfiber cloth to delicately wipe the surface of the card is highly recommended. We offer a card wipe before submission for $1.25/Card


I live in the GTA can I drop off my cards that I would like to submit? Can I also pay for the submission when I drop them off?

Yes you can drop off your cards to our retail location. Feel free to stop by anytime that we are open and pay when you drop them off via cash or credit/debit


How long does it take to get my cards back after I submitted them for grading?

Service level times are estimates only and are not guaranteed by Mintink or PSA. Based on the service that you chose; the rough estimate times are strictly an estimated timeline rather than a guaranteed timeline. Please see the PSA chart above for approximate turnaround times.


If my cards come back at a grade lower than expected, will Mintink issue a refund or any form of compensation?

No. Mintink does not guarantee any sort of grades & any cards that you are not content with can be resubmitted to any grading company at your own expense.