The world's most trusted source in collecting
(10-22-2011 05:39 PM)chipper4president Wrote: This might be a dumb question, but why is the Thomas autographed grade on the front and not on back like the others? If BGS started doing that a while back, why would they grade part of your order the old way?
(10-22-2011 04:39 PM)sonnyday Wrote: I have never heard a peep of who the graders at bgs are, or their process.
(10-22-2011 05:43 PM)baycitysfinest Wrote: The Thomas is a standard sized card, whereas the others are thicker cards. BGS places the autograph grade of a thicker card on back, and those of thinner cards still on front.
(10-22-2011 05:04 PM)sonnyday Wrote: I disagree, I think PSA is a cut above BGS, the strasburg superfractor fiasco hurt them a lot in the community. Maybe among younger collectors they are more popular. But among more veteran collectors I think they prefer psa, at least the card shows i attend that seems to be the consesus.
(10-22-2011 05:44 PM)ricelynnevans75 Wrote: Not sure how up to date this is.
Doesn't really say much about their abilities or how the process is run though.
(10-22-2011 05:54 PM)sonnyday Wrote: It's nice they are all veteran collectors, but any education background? Business, ethics, science courses? Authentication courses? I have a business degree, took physics, chemistry, ethics in school. Plus I have been collecting as long if not longer then most of them. I do believe now I am more qualified then these.
I was doing some research on another forum and the rampant unethical practices at BGS are well known. Providing better grades to bulk dealers, providing better grades to popular Topps cards.
(10-22-2011 05:56 PM)keyser soze Wrote: BGS 9.5 = GEM MINT
PSA 10 = GEM MINT
BGS 10 = PRISTINE, a grade for which PSA has no equivalent
BGS 9.5 and PSA 10 ARE the same, the Beckett rep is correct and you are wrong. I am really surprised that someone that seems to grade a lot of cards doesnt already know that, and your customers should know that too. BGS 10's are EXTREMELY rare
(10-22-2011 05:54 PM)sonnyday Wrote: I was doing some research on another forum and the rampant unethical practices at BGS are well known. Providing better grades to bulk dealers, providing better grades to popular Topps cards.