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To grade or not to grade? - jlandry287 - 10-15-2012 12:09 AM
I'm new to collecting and the whole idea of grading cards. I have a few rookies but these 2 cards are the main ones I want graded (I know the Mantle isn't a rookie).
So here are my questions:
1) are these cards worth getting graded?
2) what grade would you say these would receive, and what flaws do you notice??
1964 Topps (Giant card) Mickey Mantle #25
Topps Ozzie Smith rookie card (kinda blurry)
RE: To grade or not to grade? - coimbre 21 - 10-15-2012 05:38 PM
Nice cards to have but probably would not grade.
At first I was going to point out that the top borders look uniform but that the bottom narrows a bit too much off. I looked at my same Mantle which graded a BVG 7.5 and it narrows off a bit at the bottom as well. Corners look slightly touched with a bit of a diamond cut. Maybe a 6 or 6.5 at best?
The Ozzy looks sharp but looks like a gum stain on the back.
RE: To grade or not to grade? - beatles guy - 10-15-2012 07:05 PM
Is that a gum stain or a shadow?
RE: To grade or not to grade? - jlandry287 - 10-15-2012 07:05 PM
(10-15-2012 05:38 PM)coimbre 21 Wrote: Nice cards to have but probably would not grade.
On the mantle only one corner looks touched IMO. And that's not a gum stain on ozzie that's the shadow from me taking the picture lol.
RE: To grade or not to grade? - jlandry287 - 10-16-2012 12:23 AM
RE: To grade or not to grade? - alfredoleal2001 - 10-20-2012 08:50 PM
The corners on the ozzie look good, maybe a 7???