Monday, October 21, 2013

First Ever Grading Submission Results

Most of you know that when it comes to selling vintage cards online, that it can be quite the pain in the you know what if the cards aren't graded. I've sold vintage cards raw and first, you don't maximize the return on the card, secondly you deal with too many feedback and charge back issues regardless of how transparently honest you describe the card's condition. 

I used SGC because, quite frankly I trust them, in as much as you can trust such a subjective process. In all the years I have been involved with the hobby media side of things, either with Card Corner Club or Cardboard Connection, I've never heard or read a story about an issue at SGC. Now I am not naive enough to think that they don't exist, I simply do not have any first hand knowledge. Given recent events, I just couldn't give my money to PSA and while I'm content to let sleeping dogs lie, you all know I can't give my money to Beckett either. So that left me with one option, SGC.

When it comes to vintage cards, most of what I have in my PC or that I am selling on consignment for others isn't anything close to PRISTINE, GEM MINT 10!!! I'm more of a VG to EX kind of guy so I was hoping that's what range the cards I sent in would receive. So here's a look, card by card.

I'm pretty happy all-in-all. Would have liked a bit better grade on the Gayle Sayers but that's OK.


Anonymous said...

Returning collector after many years, can you give more input as to why you wouldn't go to Beckett for grading?

Rob- AKA "VOTC" said...

Personal preference. I'm not a big fan of their company and when it comes to vintage cards SGC and PSA have the edge in value realized.

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