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Mint Grading Service - MGS
02-24-2012, 07:26 PM
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Mint Grading Service - MGS
Has anyone used them to grade their cards? Thanks in advance.
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02-24-2012, 08:21 PM
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Never heard of them until now. Went to their site to check it out and almost fell over when I saw that they've been in business apparently since 1999. You're best bet is to go with any of the "Big Three", whether it be PSA, SGC, or BGS/BVG.
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02-24-2012, 08:26 PM
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Thank you. I appreciate the help.
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02-25-2012, 02:30 PM
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Personally I'd highly recommend staying away from SGC.
I have no idea how they came to be part of the "Big 3". That company and the quality of their work is an absolute joke.
They are usually recommended for vintage stuff, but again I wouldn't suggest sending anything at all to them as the amount of work and effort they put in to it can be counter-productive and just jack up your expenses when you submit your SGC for crossover elsewhere.
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02-25-2012, 06:59 PM
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(02-25-2012 02:30 PM)kr0n420 Wrote:  Personally I'd highly recommend staying away from SGC.
I have no idea how they came to be part of the "Big 3". That company and the quality of their work is an absolute joke.
They are usually recommended for vintage stuff, but again I wouldn't suggest sending anything at all to them as the amount of work and effort they put in to it can be counter-productive and just jack up your expenses when you submit your SGC for crossover elsewhere.

Wow those are some harsh words. I think their quality is outstanding. In my opinion they are easily the most consistent of the 3.

Outstanding Customer Service!!!!!!
Super Consistent
Beautiful Holders
Awesome Registry (yes it works!)
Written Guaranty that is bar none awesome.

Look at grading company reviews across the internet and people love SGC. Are you going to get your "1/1 Player of the Month Triple Jersey Auto" graded by them? No. But the SGC 100 brings in a good amount of cash, and may be harder to obtain then a BGS 10.

I do a lot a of card shows across the state and I can tell you that many dealers and buyers respect SGC the same, if not more then some other grading companies. Their reputation in the collecting community is bar none outstanding!

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02-26-2012, 05:36 AM
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I understand they are harsh words, but I mean every bit of it.

The customer service is better than BGS I will give them that.

But when:
21 of my 30 slabbed cards have the ability to rattle.
1 slab is mislabeled.
1 label is falling/skewed
1 slab has a tremendous card-length scratch.
Their holders are inconsistent within the same order.
They cannot grade something as thick as a non-patch The Cup (Exquisite in other sports?) card,

Then yes, that makes them a joke as far as I'm concerned.
And to be honest the list of complaints doesn't stop there but that's enough to make the point.
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01-16-2013, 11:30 AM
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(02-26-2012 05:36 AM)kr0n420 Wrote:  I understand they are harsh words, but I mean every bit of it.

The customer service is better than BGS I will give them that.

But when:
21 of my 30 slabbed cards have the ability to rattle.
1 slab is mislabeled.
1 label is falling/skewed
1 slab has a tremendous card-length scratch.
Their holders are inconsistent within the same order.
They cannot grade something as thick as a non-patch The Cup (Exquisite in other sports?) card,

Then yes, that makes them a joke as far as I'm concerned.
And to be honest the list of complaints doesn't stop there but that's enough to make the point.

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02-22-2013, 08:43 AM
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(02-26-2012 05:36 AM)kr0n420 Wrote:  I understand they are harsh words, but I mean every bit of it.

The customer service is better than BGS I will give them that.

But when:
21 of my 30 slabbed cards have the ability to rattle.
1 slab is mislabeled.
1 label is falling/skewed
1 slab has a tremendous card-length scratch.
Their holders are inconsistent within the same order.
They cannot grade something as thick as a non-patch The Cup (Exquisite in other sports?) card,

Then yes, that makes them a joke as far as I'm concerned.
And to be honest the list of complaints doesn't stop there but that's enough to make the point.

I have been using SGC to grade my cards for 2 years now. I find them very strict on their grading. Other than receiving 1 mislabeled card (which they reslabbed later) their service and quality has been outstanding.

I've seen many BGS and PSA over graded.

Also, when I did some online research for a card grading company I found SGC had the best reviews.
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02-22-2013, 02:06 PM
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(02-25-2012 06:59 PM)sonnyday Wrote:  But the SGC 100 brings in a good amount of cash, and may be harder to obtain then a BGS 10.

I had a SGC 100 that barely crossed over to a BGS 9.5.

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02-23-2013, 03:06 AM
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Hey this thread came back to life, cool.
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