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Beckett Apprasial service.......am I the only one that finds this sketchy?
12-29-2012, 10:23 AM
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RE: Beckett Apprasial service.......am I the only one that finds this sketchy?
(12-28-2012 01:45 PM)richk Wrote:  Since the cards are low print run, there should be a presumption that the condition should be nm/mt or better as all the cards should be from 1997 to the present.

In addition, here is a good example -- I have a Mike Trout In the Game Autograph Card which the ITG web site was printed to 10 cards. Needless to say, it is probably worth it for me to get an idea is anyone else has sold the card recently. Granted, the pre-2012 sales are probably too low but still a good idea to see what is out there. In addition, I don't have the time to monitor EBay daily to see what is out there.

In other words, not a bad idea in design

Rich

All of us have seen plenty of cards pack fresh that aren't NRMT or better. Making the assumption that just because you pulled it it's mint is the exact flaw in the system I'm bringing up.

Also, as Beckett's ad for this service clearly states, any card is fair game for this service, not just low print run cards. The fear is that people will take, for example, a poor condition 50s Mantle, use the service, say it's mint when submitting, and suddenly they have Beckett's name and an artificially appraised value to trumpet to lesser educated buyers.

My basic concern is that Beckett doesn't look at what they're appraising and relies on the word of someone who either doesn't know how to grade their cards or doesn't want their card's value to suffer along with its true condition.
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12-29-2012, 10:52 AM
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RE: Beckett Apprasial service.......am I the only one that finds this sketchy?
I think it's a great idea the only thing I don't care for is the price, 15.00 per card? That's pretty expensive especially for someone who pays for the org and baseball pricing every year. I would love to know the true value for a few 1/1's I have that can't be priced by eBay but can't afford 15.00 a pop.

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12-29-2012, 11:25 AM
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RE: Beckett Apprasial service.......am I the only one that finds this sketchy?
Besides the price, I don't see too much of a problem. Personally, I probably won't use it, though.

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01-01-2013, 01:57 PM
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RE: Beckett Apprasial service.......am I the only one that finds this sketchy?
(12-29-2012 08:55 AM)jacobystealshome Wrote:  actualy, they really shouldnt. an appraisal is a completely different animal than a price guide

Yep - apples and oranges.

Price guide = average approximate retail price paid on actual reported sales

Appraisal = calculation/estimation of what card might sell for in a hypothetical sale

Two completely different animals

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