(12-19-2012 03:39 PM)drcpacma Wrote: Generally speaking, does it make sense to open a factory sealed set of baseball cards to have a certain card or cards graded? For example, I have multiple unopened sets of 1987 Topps and Donruss complete sets. Donruss sets are wrapped in cellophane. I could have the Barry Bonds & Mark McGwire rookie cards graded. Is this a good idea or should I let them wrapped?
(12-19-2012 04:24 PM)nolan5000 Wrote: Me personally, I'd leave them wrapped.
(04-17-2013 10:53 PM)y2hood Wrote: Bumping this... I have discovered multiple boxes of complete sets with key rookies in them and am considering getting them graded, but do not want to break up the sets.
I might just do as suggested and buy already graded copies of the cards.
(04-18-2013 07:07 AM)cowboy1501 Wrote: besides once you have your complete set graded if ALL the cards get high grades your set would be worth more money than the ungraded version.
(04-18-2013 07:18 AM)nolan5000 Wrote: No offense, but I highly doubt that a boxed set would grade highly.
(04-18-2013 07:43 AM)cowboy1501 Wrote: that's why I said "IF" & given how cards are produced now - a - days there's a really good chance that every card will grade at least a 9 & besides the registry will tell him the overall GPA of his graded set & whichever cards don't grade a 9 he could sell on ebay to raise cash to buy a higher graded version of that card to help lessen the out of pocket cost.