Over the years, PSA has made various changes to the labels on its PSA holders (or ‘flips’ as most in the hobby call them) and the actual plastic ‘slabs’ themselves. Some variations are not as noticeable as others, but it’s important to know the difference when buying graded cards.
This guide was designed as a resource for collectors to help distinguish the different PSA ‘labels’ and ‘slabs’ to help identify some of the fake holders and labels that exist. I haven’t run across many fake PSA slabs, but they do exist and can usually be spotted if you know some of the telltale signs.
We hope this guide on PSA holders is a useful resource. In future posts, we also plan to examine the history of both Beckett and SGC graded holders as well.