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opening a factory sealed set to have card graded
12-19-2012, 03:39 PM
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opening a factory sealed set to have card graded
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?
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12-19-2012, 04:24 PM
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RE: opening a factory sealed set to have card graded
(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?

Me personally, I'd leave them wrapped.

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12-19-2012, 07:35 PM (This post was last modified: 12-19-2012 07:35 PM by ricelynnevans75.)
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RE: opening a factory sealed set to have card graded
(12-19-2012 04:24 PM)nolan5000 Wrote:  Me personally, I'd leave them wrapped.
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12-19-2012, 09:12 PM
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RE: opening a factory sealed set to have card graded
I think it would actually be cheaper for you to just buy those cards already graded.


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01-20-2013, 09:11 PM
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RE: opening a factory sealed set to have card graded
I bought a 1989 upper deck set sealed factory for $40. The griffey actually had a damaged hologram

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04-17-2013, 10:53 PM
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RE: opening a factory sealed set to have card graded
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.

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04-18-2013, 07:07 AM
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RE: opening a factory sealed set to have card graded
(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.

Why not just get your entire set graded? Now that the registry is working it's just a matter of time until Beckett starts having contests & you would be able to enter your complete graded set to compete against other graded sets & possibly win prizes. I plan on getting my entire set of 2012 Topps Football cards graded & eventually entering it in the contests & 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.
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04-18-2013, 07:18 AM
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RE: opening a factory sealed set to have card graded
(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.

No offense, but I highly doubt that a boxed set would grade highly.

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04-18-2013, 07:43 AM
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RE: opening a factory sealed set to have card graded
(04-18-2013 07:18 AM)nolan5000 Wrote:  No offense, but I highly doubt that a boxed set would grade highly.

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.
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04-18-2013, 07:55 AM
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RE: opening a factory sealed set to have card graded
(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.

Oh. Okay, then. I thought that you meant older cards.

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