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About Beckett Grading Services

  • Increases Value - Compare the secondary market prices of your favorite cards in raw and graded forms.
  • Preservation/Protection - Your BGS-graded cards are well-preserved in a unique, protective cardholder.
  • Authenticity - As part of the grading process, BGS authenticates your cards.
  • Voted industry's Best Grading Service for 6 consecutive years.
  • Tamper Proof - Once a card has been graded and slabbed, 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!
  • The Reputation of the Beckett Name- 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, 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 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 Slab Diagram


  • Color coded label: GOLD for top two grades, SILVER for next two, WHITE for remaining levels. 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.
  • 1/2 point grade increments provide a fine definition of the card's grade.
  • Serial number helps identify/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. Disputed grades on cards are limited to typographical errors on the label (i.e., the wrong set name). Our estimated turnaround 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.

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