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About Beckett Grading Services

  • Increases Value - Grading a card will increase the card´s value (in most cases) compared to its sample in raw form.
  • Authenticity - As part of the grading process, BGS will authenticate your card as being a real and legitimate card.
  • Preservation/Protection - your BGS graded cards are encased and well-preserved in a unique, protective card holder.
  • Tamper Proof - Once a card has been graded and encased, the integrity of the card is protected from tampering.
  • Display - The BGS cardholder is attractive, sturdy, and stackable. It provides unobstructed viewing of your card from all angles
  • Reputation - BGS operates with the same honesty, integrity, and excellent hobby knowledge you have come to expect from Beckett. Reliability and consistency are the hallmarks of Beckett Grading Services.

A Simple Grading Scale

Beckett Grading Services uses an easy-to-understand 1 to 10-point grading scale, with descending increments of one-half point (for example 10, 9.5, 9, 8.5, etc.). Since you are provided with a detailed report on your card´s key attributes (on your modern cards), there are no confusing qualifiers to decipher.

Top-graded cards are identifiable at a glance thanks to Beckett Grading Services' premium-colored labels. A gold label on the front of the unique cardholder signifies the highest graded cards (9.5-10). A silver label graces cards graded 8.5 to 9. Cards in all other grades are identified with a distinctive and attractive white label.


A Detailed Report Card

Beckett Grading

Among the features unique to Beckett Grading Services is a Report Card providing specific grade details and leaving no confusion as to why your modern card received its grade. Cards will be graded on four key categories: centering, corners, edges and surface. Beckett Grading Services is the first to use this unique system which assures accuracy in grading. Grades from each of these key categories will be considered in determining your card's final overall grade. These key category grades will appear on the back of the Beckett Grading Services cardholder. Card produced prior to 1980 will not receive the report card.

For those collectors not interested in sub grades, a new single grade service is being offered. Cards will still be graded with the same high standards, but will only have the single, overall grade.
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Beckett Grading Services Cardholder Diagram


  • Color coded label: GOLD for top two grades (9.5-10), SILVER for next two (8.5-9), and WHITE for remaining grades. Easy identification of top grades and premium.
  • Numerical and letter grade appears on the front of the label, along with the card description.
  • Case allows edges of card to be viewed.
  • Sealed, archival inner sleeve to protect card from internal movement, yet will not detract from visibility.
  • Crystal clear outer shell, sonically sealed
  • Case is sturdy - prevents damage and creates a positive impression.


  • Exclusive "Report Card" grade label details 4 areas of the card's total grade, identifying its strengths and weaknesses. Available on all modern card submissions.
  • 1/2 point grade increments provide a fine definition of the card's grade.
  • Serial number helps identify and record your card in the Beckett archives.
  • Stackable design that keeps surfaces from being damaged.

Our Guarantee

Beckett Grading Services will provide collectors with the finest, most thorough, consistent, and accurate grading efforts available in the industry. We guarantee our turnaround time – the first and only On Time or It's FREE guarantee. If your order is not completed and on its way back to within five days of the listed deadline date, then the whole order is free! This is for any 10, 20, or 45-day submission. Exact deadline dates are available for the 2 and 5 day services.

Turn Around Time is the time in which the cards are in the possession of Beckett Grading Services (time in transit, weekends and holidays are excluded) and begin the day after your order is received. Beckett shall not be deemed to be in default of or to have breached any provision of this guarantee as a result of any delay, failure in performance or interruption of the Services, resulting directly or indirectly from acts of God, acts of civil or military authority, civil disturbance, war, fire, floods, epidemics, quarantine restrictions, strikes, freight embargoes, transportation contingencies, shortages of facilities, fuel, energy, labor or materials, or laws, regulations, acts or order of any government agency or official thereof, other catastrophes, delays of subcontractors or suppliers arising from unforeseeable causes beyond the control and without the fault or negligence of either the Contractor or the subcontractors or suppliers, or any other circumstances beyond Provider's reasonable control. In the event of any such delay or failure, the parties shall defer performance of the Services to a date and time mutually agreeable.