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(12-03-2012 07:39 PM)ricelynnevans75 Wrote: I send in the majority of my PC cards to be graded with many falling in the P-VG/EX category. I frankly don't care about any increase/decrease in "value" on the card. I do it for three main reasons with the first being the most important.
1) Verification that the card is legit and not doctored/fake. In person, I don't really care but when purchasing over the internet, 99% of the time I'm buying graded as, in my personal experiences, for the most part people will "beef up" the grade a little bit. At least when it's graded, I have a general idea as to what to expect in regards to the things I can't see in a scan such as surface.
2) I just like the look of the cards in the slab of the company I use which is SGC. I think the black insert helps make many of the cards' color pop and thus present well.
3) If I bite the big one and my family decides to get rid of the cards, at least they have a fighting chance as to what they are holding instead of walking in totally clueless.
(12-03-2012 06:24 PM)pawpawdiv9 Wrote: I look at it both ways too.
Yeah the value is not there, but it really depends if your selling or just a true collector.
1958's, well those are older cards, and most people would just graded them so they be slabbed to protect them. The other alternative is just buy some hard acrylic screwdowns.
The relality hits once graded. The card is determined and may change slightly during a corssover, but the value is basically set.
Looking at a raw card, has 2 factors...you will always wonder what the card is worth and condition.
The downside, people are less obligated to buy the card, wondering if its fake.
I only sent cards off 3 times, 1 was lost, but i had ok experices with Beckett & SGC.
(12-15-2012 11:07 AM)pawpawdiv9 Wrote: actually the mail service lost the whole box on its way to Beckett. So, i re-state Beckett had no involvment in its lost.
I had really fast and good grades from SGC..they look good in there holders. But value wise they seem to hold lesser value. (probably based on their grading scale)