Strong Trading Card Values Compel U.S. Company to Open New Tokyo Office

Sports fans are all over the globe, regardless of where you live the excitement reaches far and wide! Due to sales, this has pushed Professional Sports Authenticator to be ready to expand over seas. The staple in the trading card community will be moving to Japan, opening up the floor for growth to an audience who has been ready for it. PSA will still include trading card grading with this switch, but the cards will be shipped to America for their grading.

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PSA President Steve Sloan agrees with Tony Aram, Japanese Business Director’s assessment. “PSA’s new office will provide Japanese collectors with both sports and non-sports cards a better understanding of the benefits that come with grading their collections,” he said. “The new location will also help to better serve the overall Asian marketplace by having its headquarters in Tokyo.” 

TOKYO, Nov. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Encouraged by the historic rise in value of PSA-graded baseball cards and TCG cards, Professional Sports Authenticator ( has announced the opening of a satellite office in Nihonbashi, Tokyo this month. PSA is the world’s largest trading card, autograph and memorabilia authentication and grading company and is part of Collectors Universe, Inc. (Nasdaq: CLCT), a publicly traded authentication and grading company that has certified over 70 million collectibles. Already this year, several of its top-graded, encapsulated trading cards have sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars including a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 card (PSA Near Mint-Mint 8.5 condition) that fetched $810,000 (approx. 91 million yen) in August. Also, in April of this year, another 1952 Topps Mantle #311 card, graded PSA Mint 9, sold for a jaw-dropping $2.88 million (approx. 324 million yen)!

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