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(05-07-2012 02:03 PM)dmasci Wrote: I guess the answer would have to be that Beckett does not set the value for any particular card whether graded or not. The value listed in Beckett is supposed to be an indication of what that particuar card is selling for out in the various markets. So I guess it is possible that raw cards that are ExMt can be selling for more than graded cards actually graded ExMt.
(05-08-2012 07:01 PM)ricelynnevans75 Wrote: Granted, this is based on a VERY small segment of the population that I've ever run into but I think there are many more collectors out there that prefer raw than they do graded. Get into a mid-grade/collector grade vintage card especially, and the demand for a graded version is likely going to drop even more significantly.
Additionally, I wouldn't be surprised if people purchase raw thinking that it will grade higher so the pay a little more for the gamble. I doubt that applies to many people at all but I'm sure they are out there.
A lot of it all depends on the card issue as well.