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Complete Beginner's Guide To Graded Cards
01-29-2015, 08:30 PM
Post: #21
RE: Complete Beginner's Guide To Graded Cards
Great insight and instruction! Thanks.

I do have a question...is the back of the card graded as heavily as the front?

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01-30-2015, 09:53 AM
Post: #22
RE: Complete Beginner's Guide To Graded Cards
(01-29-2015 08:30 PM)jephthah1 Wrote:  Great insight and instruction! Thanks.

I do have a question...is the back of the card graded as heavily as the front?



No, it is not.
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02-20-2015, 05:32 PM
Post: #23
RE: Complete Beginner's Guide To Graded Cards
When you say this: "To get a BGS 9 or better, centering MUST be 51/49 or better!"

...Does it mean that this is not true, from the BGS website?

Mint 9

Centering: 55/45 both ways on front. 70/30 or better on back.

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02-22-2015, 12:13 AM
Post: #24
RE: Complete Beginner's Guide To Graded Cards
(02-20-2015 05:32 PM)axlgast Wrote:  When you say this: "To get a BGS 9 or better, centering MUST be 51/49 or better!"

...Does it mean that this is not true, from the BGS website?

Mint 9

Centering: 55/45 both ways on front. 70/30 or better on back.

Thanks,
Kms



It's nice to see someone do their own research instead of just believing what a random person on the Internet wrote. The article is helpful but much of what's in it is uneccesary Imo (at least the "tools you'll need" part anyhow.)

And to answer your question...no, it IS true. what beckett wrote on their website are what guidelines the BGS graders go by to determine the grades.
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03-10-2015, 09:18 AM (This post was last modified: 03-10-2015 09:20 AM by PMasterX.)
Post: #25
RE: Complete Beginner's Guide To Graded Cards
(03-25-2013 04:04 PM)jfrench91 Wrote:  wow thanks! this helps me alot as im just starting to do this
Exactly what I am anxiously awaiting to do. I have the 1/1 Panini Elite Tom Brady STARSTRUCK card #7. I have got back into collecting football card and as soon as I looked at the card it had to be mine. I instantly new the price I paid for it was to good to be true for there is only one and it is mine. It's a beautiful card with a close up of TB in drop back mode with the American flag proudly flying in the back. It has a black banner across is saying Starstruck. To top it of it clearly has a silver imprint inscribed 1of1 placed perfectly in the center, which n my eye..I will be sending it in to BGS within a week or so.
What I have really came to realize is that if you own a true 1/1 card their is no price ceiling to the card so basically it's up to the individual or prospective buyer and how much they really need to have that card and how much they are willing to pay. All in all if TB HIMSELF (Super Bowl tickets and a meet and greet would be ideal for I am a true TB fan...or say Donald Trump..ha.. they may be willing to pay thousands as compared to the lower budget collector only be willing to offer a few hundred. This has brought a bit of excitement into my life and even if offered several thousand dollars I would probably have to pass. In hindsight when the timing is right as well as the price giving the Grade is NM-MT..I'm hoping for 9 and I see that I need not to get my hopes up because I see that only 1% of cards that are graded return as Mint. If the card does come back less than a 9 still the value of the card has no ceiling. I have not run any test and I am not the person that pulled the card from the pack. I appreciate your great advice and will probably clean it lightly with the correct cloth and throw on a pair of thin rubber gloves to examine. It is currently in a protective screw down case (Beckett does not accept these). They prefer a penny sleeve then into a snug top load case which makes complete sense to me. The card looks clean and possibly with Panini releasing a 1/1 im sure that they would not have released it if it was not meet the their mint standard.
It Am hoping that the edges are sharp and the card it clean as clean can get. Regardless the grade I do know that I will be holding onto the card..like I said the timing and the price offered are my two main factors. My daughter is just 4 and say their comes the day when I need the extra unexpected funds to get her where she needs to pay her college..l am thinking that she will want to go to a state university but suddenly she gets accepted to Harvard. That would lower my ceiling to a level of that will help me accomplish my goal..I will let it go..
I may be setting my expectations to high but you just never know.
I recently saw TB SPX ROOKIE card on eBay. There are 1350 of these cards made but the seller happens to have card #12 (TBs jersey number) it is currently listed at $75k. Indeed the seller has probably the best 1 of 1 card which happens to be the rookie card of the best QB in the game well the seller has the card listed at $75k. The card I own is as true as a 1 of 1 can get.
Someone wake me up..set me straight are my expectation to high? I was no where thinking I could possiy get close to 75k much less $10k but it did put a smile on my face. Please let me know what you think, I would like some insight from the collectors out there. YOUR feedback is greatly appreciated.

I tried to upload a pics but the file is to large. I will take a pic this evening so you can see what I'm working with. Thanks all!
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03-14-2017, 02:19 AM (This post was last modified: 03-14-2017 02:21 AM by J_Efbomb.)
Post: #26
RE: Complete Beginner's Guide To Graded Cards
Put down the coffee and step away from the computer. Reading that made me feel like I was in the tweeker forum on blue light. Lol. Big Grin

Anyways, congrats on your pull of the GOAT. Of over 5000 NFL cards in penny sleeves and top loaders I only own 1 Brady card. Sad, but true. As far as YOUR cards value, you said it. It's worth only what someone's willing to pay. It's impossible to give a valuation on anything 1 of 1. More times than not a 1 of 5 will be more valuable since there is enough made to create a demand.

I don't think you'll see 75k or even 10k, but you never know. Right place right time you could be handsomely rewarded. However, in eBay reality you can maybe expect as much as $250- $1000. Really just depends on the time of year, time of auction and how much action you can drum up. I know if it were mine and I wanted to sell a card like that I would definitely consign as those places have a steady, sometimes even knowledgeable customer base with ridiculously deep pockets on occasion.

For now though I'd keep it! Hope this helps.
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01-12-2018, 11:26 AM
Post: #27
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I've said it before, but this is helpful every time I read it.

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