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To Grade or Not to Grade
12-04-2014, 01:28 PM
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To Grade or Not to Grade
I've been unboxing my football card collection along with buying new stuff. I have a few cards that I am debating on to have them graded or not? is it worth it??
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12-10-2014, 08:43 AM
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RE: To Grade or Not to Grade
Only if its a key card or older and at minimum of ExMt or better.
A 1981 Joe Montana Rookie for example would fetch about $90 unslabbed at near mint. If its graded it would fetch about $150 or more.
Same goes with the 1976 Payton rookie. It sells for about $130 unslabbed in near mint and $200 graded.
Newer cards usually go straight from the pack to a plastic sleeve and if its good a hard case. Those are usually PSA8s, 9s or 10s regardless and don't really need grading as they can be graded any time and be assured that it maintains its condition.

If the card is a thousand dollar card, get it graded as long as it is good or better. If its a 10k card, get it graded regardless of condition. It will hold its value because people want to make sure its authentic. Many vintage collectors want a card, but like to get them at a lower cost. To them a rookie Bronko Nagurski card that is at minimum Authentic may be the only chance they have to say they have that card.

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12-10-2014, 02:53 PM
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RE: To Grade or Not to Grade
(12-04-2014 01:28 PM)seahwkbrn Wrote:  I've been unboxing my football card collection along with buying new stuff. I have a few cards that I am debating on to have them graded or not? is it worth it??



What cards are they?
Post some scans if possible.
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01-02-2015, 05:23 PM
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RE: To Grade or Not to Grade
I slab cards I plan on keeping, simply for preservation. And they look cool.

I collect Chicago athletes in their respective Halls of Fame, in addition to several authors, track athletes, and personal favorites from past and present Chicago rosters. The other 36,000 cards in my collection are for you.
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