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lusterloverlusterlover Posts: 1,249 ✭✭✭✭

After 40 years of coin collecting, I know my way around grading Lincoln cents. I am admittedly a covid card collector, but my recent experience has been quite humbling.....

Like many during covid, I dug my old cards out of the back of the closet. Mostly BB & FB from the mid-70's and mostly $25-$200 cards. Given that, I decided to wait until the tier pricing came back to reality, so I finally submitted this year. First batch was the rookie & HOF cards, regardless of grade, figuring that was the easy value---got hammered with mostly 4s, 5s & 6s. Decided to take this seriously and spent weeks going through hundreds/thousands of cards picking out the best ones and whittling down to 20. I looked for centering, corners, clean edges, etc.

Just got back the 20 and was once again mostly disappointed with several head-scratchers. Please help me out with these.


  • 82FootballWaxMemorys82FootballWaxMemorys Posts: 1,187 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Luzinski looks like 7 at best to me. The Washington looks better than the grade presents like 7 or 8, perhaps wrinkles?

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  • alifaxwa2alifaxwa2 Posts: 3,090 ✭✭✭

    Stain on back of Claudell above 647 toward the edge?

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  • grote15grote15 Posts: 29,373 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That sure is a nice PSA 3 Washington card! But you also have evidence of wear on the top two corners and surfaces and registration that are less than ideal so at best, I'd expect a 5 or 6 going in unless there's a wrinkle somewhere.

    Collecting 1970s Topps baseball wax, rack and cello packs, as well as PCGS graded Half Cents, Large Cents, Two Cent pieces and Three Cent Silver pieces.
  • RonSportscardsRonSportscards Posts: 623 ✭✭✭✭

    The Claudell, it's the surface wear. Looks like loss of color and gloss.

  • JolleyWrencherJolleyWrencher Posts: 453 ✭✭✭

    Obvious front and back centering slightly off for both cards. The 3, based on the pictures, blows my mind.

  • JolleyWrencherJolleyWrencher Posts: 453 ✭✭✭

    It also appears there is a stain on the "or" of "major" on the back of Luzinski.

  • 19591959 Posts: 567 ✭✭✭

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