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(11-21-2012 01:31 PM)quavis Wrote: That wasnt a standard card size. Most of us werent alive back then, so we wouldnt know what the actual card size would be. Its hard to not be fooled when you have nothing to compare it to. If i had a standard size card graded, I would be able to tell if it were trimmed. The grading company probably didnt know it was trimmed either. I dont think they trimmed the t206. Im sure it has happened in the industry, but not enough to where we need to be afraid.
(11-22-2012 09:22 PM)arabiansnowgriz Wrote: The grading company has NO idea WHOS cards they are grading. When they come in they are given a # that is only known by the person entering in the cards into the system. The graders sit in an office and are given just the cards...Not who they came from.
No one is making people buy graded cards.
I will always buy a graded over no-graded. A third party is always better than a person’s word on if a card is mint or not. At least with a third party there is a base line to what ‘mint’ is…with other collectors this is VERY broad.
The small chance of corruption is not worth worrying about.
The graders are no going to risk their job just for a $200 kick back....come on.
Maybe I just have more faith then people than that.
I'm sure BGS is almost the same.
(11-23-2012 09:43 AM)krayzie83 Wrote: Just a quick heads up in this conspiracy theory, Raw Card Review grades are not guaranteed to grade out the same when you send them into BGS (common misconception and total waste of $ IMO). Also, the graders at BGS headquarters have no way of knowing who sent in what. Your cards go through a few different people before they ever even make it to the graders. As for cash for high grades, someone on this site I believe once tried that and had everything returned ungraded with shipping billed to him lol. The patch thing, there's no database showing what patches went into which card, I'd blame the card manufacturers before I'd blame BGS in that regard.