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(03-02-2012 11:59 PM)2011CLM Wrote: I don't go out of my way to collect graded cards but I buy them if I need the card. I really DO NOT care who graded the card, I just want the card inside and NO, I don't crack them open.
I like PSA simply because if they grade it a 9, it's a 9.
I like Beckett also, BUT, sometimes you get a card with this numbers. Centering 9, Corners 9, Edges 9, Surface 9.5. Final grade = 9. I don't know about you guys but that 9.5 bothers me. I would prefer that 9.5 be lowered to a 9 and print that on the label than looking at that 9.5. Final grade is 9 anyway. Before I realized Beckett did this, I was buying as I need it, now I go out of my way to find out the sub grades. If one of them is higher or lower than the rest, I don't want it. Just my two cents...
(03-04-2012 10:23 PM)2011CLM Wrote: Call it complaining, crying, whining or whatever. Are you honestly telling me that you would prefer a 9.5/9/9/9 = 9 over 9/9/9/9 = 9? I am merely saying that given a choice, I would prefer that 9.5 be lowered to a 9 since the final grade is a 9 anyway. Reading at most of the BGS/BVG threads, and if I don't know any better, it almost look like you're the biggest stockholder of BGS Grading Services. How about letting other people write their opinion without you having a fit? Is that at all possible?
(03-05-2012 09:05 PM)ricelynnevans75 Wrote: This might come as a surprise, but not everybody thinks alike and nobodies preference in the hobby is better/worse than the next guy. The guy would prefer 9s across the board. Oh the horror!
(03-09-2012 09:19 PM)rusty222 Wrote: Agree, everyone has their own preference. As a rule of thumb I usually pass, for instance ,on a BGS 9.5 card that has a subgrade of 9 on either centering or corners. I value those two subs in a card more than the other two , that's all.
(04-24-2012 11:07 PM)SplitTheHit Wrote: I think 9 out of 10 people would. I mean, if price was equal, I cannot understand someone wanting a worse conditioned card.