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A new certification authority

Grade Authority and Authentication Division - GRAAD - is a new certification authority of authenticity and qualitative evaluation specific for trading cards simple, cheap, quick. It offers to collectors two services based on scientific tools and methods, mathematical criteria and objective parameters, rigorous procedural guidelines, to guarantee you the highest evaluation reliability.

 

Graad offers to collectors three
levels of service

 

Graad Standard
15 €

FIXED PRICE INDEPENDENT
 OF THE CARD'S VALUE!!

servizio di certificazione simil psa certificazione standard graad

The Standard service is a PSA equivalent certification accessible at a fixed price independent of the card's value. Perfect for low and medium value cards, or high value but not in optimal conservation status.

Graad digital
50€

STANDARD GRADE
 + GRAAD BONUS

servizio di certificazione simil psa certificazione digitale graad

The digital service is designed for high value cards and in excellent conservation status. It includes a Standard grading and adds a more in depth evaluation by analyzing more sophisticated parameters.

Graad Authentication
10 €

CERTIFY AUTHENTICITY AND PROTECT YOUR CARDS

servizio di certificazione autenticità carte con e senza voto

The Authentication service is a certification of the authenticity of the card. The card is provided with its printed and digital certificate, finally as protection it is encapsulated in a plastic polycarbonate case.  

Order online

To use our service you'll only need to fill in an online order via the order page (reachable from the menu or by clicking on here). The form to fill in is designed to update the cost in real time while completing it. You choose the level of service (Standard or Digital), set the speed of the service, decide whether you want a courier for the dispatch and/or the return shipment, choose the potential transport insurance, finally start filling in the list of the cards that you want to certificate. For each card you can indicate some options (certificate language, minimum grade, authentication only, notes). At the end of payment your order will be activated and the package ready to leave. For additional details we advise you to consult also the instructions page.  

Base price and discount bands

The system calculates a base price per card which varies based on its range, that is the quantity of requested certifications for the same order, as shown in the following chart. The moment the number of cards in your order reaches a different price range, the automatic calculator of the request page (online form) will update automatically showing the new total.

Processing and delivery time is about the entire order.

 
GR.A.AD Standard
Number of cards in the orderBase price per card
1-10 pcs€ 15
11-30 pcs€ 14
31-50 pcs€ 13
51+ pcs€ 12

processing time:
15 working days + shipment

 
GR.A.AD Digital
Number of cards in the orderBase price per card
1-2 pcs€ 50
3-5 pcs€ 47
6-9 pcs€ 45
10+ pcs€ 43

processing time:
15 working days + shipment

 
GR.A.AD Authentication
Number of cards in the orderBase price per card
1-50 pcs€ 10
+50 pcs€ 9

processing time: 15 working days + shipment

Speed option

By using the option you can find in the online request form you may choose to accelerate your order's processing time by adding an extra charge per card. Just like base price, this extra charge too has a lower amount for quantitatively high orders. In this case as well the automatic calculator of the request form will update showing the new total.

  
GR.A.AD Standard / Authentication
Number of cards in the order10 working days5 working days
1-10 pcs2,00€4,00€
11-30 pcs1,80€3,70€
31-50 pcs1,70€3,40€
51+ pcs1,50€3,00€
  
GR.A.AD Digital
Number of cards in the order10 working days5 working days
1-2 pcs7,00€10,00€
3-5 pcs6,50€9,00€
6-9 pcs6,00€8,00€
10+ pcs5,00€7,00€

Shipments and Insurance

While placing your order you may choose whether to include or not the dispatch and the return shipment, each one is independent and optional. You may then place the order according to your needs. The standard shipment has a fixed cost of 6€ for each way (12€ way out / way back).

Dispatch: you may deliver your package directly at our store in Milan or you may request a courier which will come and pickup your cards all over Italy and Europe. At the end of the order please call support to arrange day and time of pickup.

Return: you may come and pickup your package at our store or you may request that the package is delivered by courier in Italy or Europe.

Insured shipment (optional) has an additional cost of 5€ for each way. Therefore if you have selected dispatch and return shipment and you add the insurance service, it will have a price of 10€ (5€ x 2 ways). Insured shipment covers any issue during transport and it insures entirely up to a maximum of 1500€ of worth (of the whole package, not the single card).

 

 
Shipments
Shipment cost€ 7,00
Insured shipment+ € 5,00
Dispatch and return shipmentdouble shipment cost (including insurance, if present)
including shipment discount*free for orders above € 200,00
* does not include the potential insurance which will be calculated in the order

 

If the value of the package (sum of values of the cards in the package) goes above 1500€, and you want an insured transport, call support: we will arrange an insured shipment according to your needs.

Generally the cost of the customized insurance based on the value of the package has an amount equal to 1% of the insured value. For this reason, for example, if you want to insure a package worth 10.000€ you may take out insurance at a cost of 100€. 

To contact support, call the number 02 87 393 016.

Fake cards

There is no available refund for cards which should turn out to be fake. It is in fact important to underline that the essential part of the service, both standard and digital, is indeed to certify the authenticity of the card. The cards which should turn out to be fake will be rejected and sent back to their owner without being encapsulated in our protective cases and without obtaining a certificate. The certificate itself is in fact synonym for authenticity of the card.

Nonetheless, to meet all our clients' needs, we can

  1. in case of orders of 1-4 cards with standard service we will give out a discount voucher (5 € for each fake card) valid for new orders.
  2. in case of orders of 5 or more cards with standard service we will give out a discount voucher (10€ for each fake card) valid for new orders
  3. in case of a card for which a digital certification has been requested, a discount voucher is provided equal to the amount paid for the card minus 10€ (ex. cost of 50€, discount voucher of 40€).
  4. in case of a card for which an authenticity only certification has been requested, there is no discount available.

Altered genuine cards

Cards which should turn out to be genuine but altered (see more details about “altered genuine” on the page Certifiable cards) will be given an authenticity certificate (AU-AL), but GR.A.AD will not issue a quality grade (from 1 to 10) nor potential bonuses coming with the digital grading. In this case as well there is no refund available.

Encapsulate if altered

Our online request form allows you to check the option “encapsulate if altered”, that is to choose whether to have the card sealed in a case or not if an alteration should be found. If you choose to check the option, the card will be encapsulated with the label “AA” that is “authentic-altered” and so its authenticity will be certified.

Minimum grade

By selecting the option “minimum grade” you may also indicate that you want the card to be encapsulated and be given an authenticity certificate only if the final grade is equal or higher than the number you indicate as minimum grade. If the card obtained a lower grade than what you expected as “minimum” it will not be encapsulated, and it will be sent to you in the return shipment package. There is no refund for the cost of the service but we are willing to give out discount vouchers if in the same order there are many cards which do not reach the minimum grade. In that case, once the package is returned to you, please contact us to get a discount voucher.

Authenticity only (no grade)

By selecting the option "No grade" you may also indicate to encapsulate the card in a case certifying its authenticity only without giving a qualitative evaluation grade. In this case, instead of the grade, the label AU (authentic) will be printed on the certificate. If the card is signed the label AU-SG will be printed (authentic signature).

Insurance included in the service

The insurance included in the service offered by GRAAD is equal to a value of 50.000€ in total, valid for any damage, loss, theft of one or more cards in a package during the time it stays at our processing lab. If you place an order with a total value higher (sum of the values of the single cards) than 50.000 euros, we will be able to arrange a specific insurance. Please contact support.

The insurance included in the service is not to be confused with the insured shipment, which is instead optional for an order and it is valid for damages, thefts, or loss during the transport of the package. The package is under the courier's total responsibility during transport.

Affiliations

VAT code owners who are interested in affiliations may write to us by email at info@graad.eu to get information about prices and how we manage our affiliation program.

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