Hopefully someone can help me out here - otherwise I might just have to do an experiment with one my my cheaper PSA Cards! Haha I’m curious as to whether or not PSA Graded Cards are waterproof? I’m assuming that they are - since they are well-sealed.
I’m probably just being super paranoid here; however, I just purchased a gun-safe and had it installed in my basement. The safe itself is rated for fire-protection; but, I am concerned about flooding in-case of fire - obviously don’t want to place any loose cards / packs on the bottom just in-case. I was hoping to be able to fill the bottom few shelves with graded cards.
A friend of mine did the experiment and he said they are not waterproof. I wanted to do it by myself but i don’t have cheap cards
As i remember i think he just immersed the card and put a rock on it and took it away 10 hours later.
Then I have heard another guy who put his card on the roof of his house while it was raining and nothing happened to the card.
To anybody who wants to try and share the results i guess he’s very welcome
The video above, the guy claims his cards were fine after sitting in floodwater. But I once saw a video where a couple of kids boiled a PSA card in a pot and the water got through. So I’d assume water resistant but not waterproof.
There does seem to be a few mixed results - I did see that one YouTube Video that PFM shared (where the cards were not damaged). However, I also saw another video where the card was damaged - so I guess it just depends upon a few factors (and luck) as to whether or not the card will have water damage.
O Well… I guess I’m just going to have to re-organize my safe somewhat - keep more of my coin / silver collection on the bottom and the cards on-top. Then Again, I am probably just way over-thinking everything here! LOL
I might still give it a shot - I’ve got a few PSA 9 Unlimited Base Common Cards listed within my eBay Store that really don’t sell well. I might just pick-out one of the less-popular cards and see what happens (Maybe a Bill Trainer). They’re all in the newest-style PSA Cases - so it may be helpful (plus, I’m getting more-and-more curious now).
if you could would be awesome i can also buy you another card so we could try something different with water/sun light/whatever other test…just for the curiosity and for the good of the community of course