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(04-19-2012 03:58 PM)giantfan270 Wrote: Yes, PSA is generally more lenient on is grading. But you can't just send PSA cards. They require a membership where BGS is available to the general public.
The fact that BGS is more strict, is what makes it the benchmark of the industry.
(04-19-2012 03:58 PM)giantfan270 Wrote: The fact that BGS is more strict, is what makes it the benchmark of the industry.
(04-22-2012 06:16 PM)sonnyday Wrote: There has never been significant evidence to prove psa is more lenient then bgs. In fact a lot of people will argue the opposite.
(04-22-2012 06:20 PM)nolan5000 Wrote: Who you and ricelynnevans75? PSA employees don't count.
(04-22-2012 08:29 PM)sonnyday Wrote: I cannot speak for ricelynnevans75, but I do value his thoughts on the highly debatable psa vs bgs. Fact is no one can prove one grader is tougher then the other. Many parties have tried, myself included. Many have provided evidence that psa is tougher. Many have provided evidence that bgs is tougher. Fact Is its a human judgement, and unless you are in the mind of that human, you are basically just making a fool of yourself and your knowledge of grading, by providing evidence for one reasoning but in the same breath not acknowledging that evidence exists to the contrary.
And I don't work for PSA, they can't afford me but Joe Orlando and I do know each other.
(04-24-2012 07:08 AM)giantfan270 Wrote: My evidence is my experience. I have sent MANY PSA cards in to BGS for re-grade and not one came back with a higher grade than PSA. Meaning, PSA's grade was more lenient in every instance. ESPECIALLY WITH THE PSA 10'S !!!
(04-24-2012 07:15 AM)ricelynnevans75 Wrote: Out of curiosity, did you pop them out of the slab first then send or send them in to BGS in the PSA slabs?
Additionally, you said that not one card came back higher. How many came back the same grade? If the grade was equal, does that then mean that BGS is lenient as well? Or does this only apply when it fits people's preference?
Further, if you send a card in to one company and it comes back one grade and another company gives it another grade, how do you know which one was correct? A grader (not the whole company because the whole company is not looking at the card) could possibly be more lenient giving it a grade a little higher than it deserves for various reasons (tired/good mood/hungover/great date the night before/etc). On the flip side, this also applies to a grader who is too stringent. They could give a card a lesser grade than it actually is. Is this good?