(11-18-2011 07:36 PM)rusty222 Wrote: I noticed it's fairly evident that the market prefers PSA 10s over BGS 9.5 these days. BGS 9.5s tend to sit longer too. Seeing you have a better chance of getting hit by lightning than getting a BGS 10 , I'd go with PSA grading from now on. Plus with PSA you don't have to worry about getting bent over on an autograph grade. They will just certify the autograph for you and that's the way it should be done.
(11-20-2011 05:52 PM)sonnyday Wrote: I agree, I sell a lot of graded cards...psa 10's sell so much quicker. The 9.5 is just a slap in the face for submitting a flawless card. Don't get me started on auto grading, what a joke.
(11-29-2011 02:42 PM)kurtanglerookieyear Wrote: PSA 10 = BGS 9.5. No one makes any bones about this issue and it is fully understood in the market.
The two posters criticizing BGS seem to have an agenda and I don't buy it. One stop on feebay and it's plain as day that a BGS 9.5 is much more coveted than a PSA 10. And quite frankly, I'm sick of seeing 80's hockey psa 10's with edges that look like a bandsaw.
You can make the argument that vintage collectors prefer PSA for their history and their reputation with older sportscards. But there is no doubt whatsoever that modern collectors prefer BGS.