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Thoughts on grading encapsulated cards (ie Flawless)

My thoughts are a PSA 9 is a break even and a PSA 10 offers really good upside. What do you all think?

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  • JolleyWrencherJolleyWrencher Posts: 605 ✭✭✭

    Please excuse my limited knowledge but I am assuming the Topps Project cards fit on the category of encapsulated cards. I believe I have a Leaf one as well as Project 70 cards.

    I personally don't think I would want to buy a graded copy unless they should grade them without taking them out and have a tamper proof case to put encapsulated cards in...then I would buy a graded one.

    I like to have the original packaging, proof of purchase, and other documents and retain everything I can to pass along to sellers. If I have no official documentation then I include when and how I obtained the item on a note card.

    I also don't know how much risk is involved in opening an encapsulated card so I'd want to feel confident if it was an expensive purchase.

    What cards are you thinking?
    Autographed? Serialized?
    If they are going to be cracked then it might be worthwhile to see if you can get an autograph because it'll likely be much lower population.

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  • I'm not sure I totally understand your post, but to clarify one point, I would submit to PSA in the original encapsulated case from Panini, not break the seal of the case myself and submit in another holder

  • picklepetepicklepete Posts: 414 ✭✭✭✭

    @bravesfanatic1 said:
    I'm not sure I totally understand your post, but to clarify one point, I would submit to PSA in the original encapsulated case from Panini, not break the seal of the case myself and submit in another holder

    From when I submitted sealed eTopps cards.. I was told to put a sticky note on encased cards saying ok to break seal to grade card.

  • @picklepete said:

    @bravesfanatic1 said:
    I'm not sure I totally understand your post, but to clarify one point, I would submit to PSA in the original encapsulated case from Panini, not break the seal of the case myself and submit in another holder

    From when I submitted sealed eTopps cards.. I was told to put a sticky note on encased cards saying ok to break seal to grade card.

    Great tip, thanks!

  • halosfanhalosfan Posts: 2,612 ✭✭✭✭

    Picklepete is correct .. however I usually break all the seals and just sub them like I would any other card

    Looking for a Glen Rice Inkredible and Alex Rodriguez cards
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