Beckett Live Presents: Grad School with Jeromy Murray

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VP of Beckett Grading, Jeromy Murray, joined Beckett Live Presents last night to discuss his recent letter to BGS customers.  We broke down the letter paragraph by paragraph as Mr. Murray offered insight and clarification to its contents. Nothing was off the table, from the recent price increases to the two and five levels to grading standards and hiring, Jeromy was as clear and concise as usual.

We also briefly discussed the digital aspect to grading which seems to be gaining momentum in the hobby. While we weren’t fully able to get into the matter we do understand that consistency is important to our customers and we look forward to discussing it more in the future.  Finally, Jeromy discussed what BGS us doing to keep track of altered and trimmed cards that arrive at the office.

Even after all that, we’re sure there may still be some questions out there that weren’t answered. If you do have questions that were not addressed we invite you to reach out to the BGS team at grading@beckett.com and submit your question there. A member of the team will reach out to you to try and assist you as best they can.

The BLP Player of the Episode is, as mentioned by Mr. Murray, is Luka Doncic.

This episode of Beckett Live Presents: Grad School was powered by Iconic Auctions and Vintage Breaks.

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Eric Norton

Eric has been collecting cards since he was seven, buying singles with his allowance from the lone card shop in his hometown of Springtown, TX. Currently, Eric’s collecting interest revolve around picking up cards he had in his childhood that he let go of at some point, and Seattle Mariners third basemen, Kyle Seager.

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7 comments

  1. Marcello Veloso 5 August, 2020 at 17:23

    i sent hundreds of cards in 10 and 30 day services and so glad you guys made this move.
    i ended up with credit card finances charges because of BGS and this move hopefully can get my stuff back

  2. yz2428 13 August, 2020 at 11:30

    hey, big time BGS fan from the Pokemon side. I , personally, am not so sure the intent of raising the prices on the 2-day and 5-day should be to deter customers from sending in cards. from a business standpoint, i think you should welcome the fact that people want your services at a certain timeframe, which in the video, you did make that decision to keep these service levels. but after considering the alternative, any viable solution to address these increased demands would require an “submission” management system where you cap submissions per day. that gets tricky and would require some time/money investments into a tracking system and, if not done correctly, can cause more trouble than good. anyhow, i am not sure we will see a slow down with submission for the rest of 2020. i would love to see you guys offer weekend hours, maybe starting with doing business on Saturday.

    i do think looking at some of the competitors, your prices at those turnaround times were on the low side, although one of the newer competitors is offering better pricing, but they are not nearly as established for Pokemon, which I am speaking to.

  3. Andrew Jimenez 14 August, 2020 at 16:30

    Hello my name is Andrew Jimenez question how do I become a card grader. I would like to open a store because where I live there’s no card grading here.

  4. Eddyp1975 26 September, 2020 at 13:22

    I’ve been collecting over 30 years, I’ve never sent my cards in to get graded. I understand it’s a business and you don’t want to stop people from sending in cards. I would like to send my cards in but I don’t see me paying $135 a card. That’s just crazy!

  5. I’m pretty sure somebody’s cards turn out to be nines or tens they could be worth some good money so not sure on how much I would owe to get these cards graded if I send a lot of like 20 to 30 of them in 28 September, 2020 at 19:06

    I think I have a Lotta good cars that look like they’re in great condition to my naked eye the Derek Jeter premier prospect is the one I’m looking forward to getting graded I also have a lot of Manning rookie cards moss Jerry Rice LeBron James just really not sure how to go about it I really don’t feel comfortable sending stuff through the mail I never did it beforeI’m pretty sure somebody’s cards turn out to be nines or tens they could be worth some good money so not sure on how much I would owe to get these cards graded if I send a lot of like 20 to 30 of them in

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