Cards are submitted to Cardscore via one of our kiosks which is equipped with a scanner and our ‘scorekey’. A ‘scorekey’ is the device that allows you to operate a scanner from our app, and securely sends a high-resolution image of the scanned card to our server to be viewed in seconds, without the potential for manipulation. With Cardscore’s patent-pending technology the card being submitted never leaves the card owner’s possession. The technology is currently available in select card shops across the country. CLICK HERE
for a list of our kiosk locations.
After a card is scanned in, the card owner has the option to submit it for scoring. Once it’s submitted, it can then be viewed by ‘scorers’, which are Cardscore users who give the card a score (grade) on a scale of 1-100. Cards are scanned in at a high resolution, which allows the scorers to zoom in and see enough detail to score it on the four categories of corners, edges, centering, and surface. After 50-100 scores are submitted for an individual card, outlying scores on the card are then removed, and the final scores for each category are averaged. The average of the four category scores is what determines the card’s overall score.
Scoring is then finalized, and Cardscore sends the card owner a sticker (and a magnetic case for raw submissions) in the mail. The sticker includes a breakdown of the four category scores, as well as the overall score it was given. It includes the professional grading company, professional grade, and serial number which matches the serial number of the professional grading company. Each card is also assigned a Cardscore serial number which gets added to our online database.