1975,76,77 complete Topps sets ? To grade all, or not to grade?
I have a friend who has the subject sets sleeved and in ringed binders, he did this shortly after buying the sets. It is my understanding that he bought them new and, although I have not seen the cards, I'm told they are in excellent condition. He is not a board member, nor familiar with grading, other than my telling him the important facets of grading, corners, centering, marks, etc.
So...time has come for him to consider selling. After some discussion, he is thinking of having the star cards within each set graded, then sell the sets. He is vaguely aware of cost, time and patience to endure the grading process. It is my opinion that he should have all 3 sets graded, then sell. I'm told he can afford such an expense. While grading the stars may improve the overall market value of the set, maybe not, as opposed to selling the graded stars individually, but then you no longer have sets, you have hundreds of cards. It is also my opinion that IF the cards are in such excellent condition, that a PSA graded set will bring a premium price, especially a 75,76,77 set. The cost is stiff, but the return may double or triple his investment. Selling the sets raw is not a strong consideration, but always a possibility.
Imagine getting those boxes back from PSA!!!