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spisispisi Posts: 3

So, starting buying some graded cards. I've put them in serial number order and I noticed that the labels aren't in sync with the numbers. I can understand that an older number can have a new label (re-slab). But a more recent number with an old label? That does not make sense to me. Example I have a Joe Klecko PSA 9 - 81837477 with an old label. Is this a fake???

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    burghmanburghman Posts: 805 ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 27, 2023 5:06AM

    One of the guys here put together a doc covering the history of PSA Labels: https://forums.collectors.com/discussion/992291/psa-flip-label-history-guide

    Style 6 is older and has a cert number starting with an 8, so maybe that matches yours? Cert numbers seem to jump around, but I won’t pretend to know how they were allocated and when.

    Jim

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    NGS428NGS428 Posts: 2,264 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 27, 2023 7:26AM

    @burghman said:
    One of the guys here put together a doc covering the history of PSA Labels: https://forums.collectors.com/discussion/992291/psa-flip-label-history-guide

    Style 6 is older and has a cert number starting with an 8, so maybe that matches yours? Cert numbers seem to jump around, but I won’t pretend to know how they were allocated and when.

    Thanks for the plug!

    Yes, certainly stating with an 8 are an old label. But now we are approaching that number with new slabs, so not sure what PSA will do. Just skip to the next available number I assume.

    Here is an 8 cert / style 6 label..


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    NGS428NGS428 Posts: 2,264 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @spisi said:
    So, starting buying some graded cards. I've put them in serial number order and I noticed that the labels aren't in sync with the numbers. I can understand that an older number can have a new label (re-slab). But a more recent number with an old label? That does not make sense to me. Example I have a Joe Klecko PSA 9 - 81837477 with an old label. Is this a fake???

    I assume the label is a style 6 on this Klecko card. See my post above for a sample label of this same type. I doubt the card is a fake, just make sure it matches the style 6 label as shown in the guide linked in my signature or the card posted above. Thanks!

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    PaulMaulPaulMaul Posts: 4,707 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 27, 2023 8:41AM

    People used to say that the cert numbers starting with 81 were all submissions from 4SC. They submitted with such volume that they used a separate cert sequence.

    I’m not sure if that’s true, but there must be some story behind why so many different cert sequences were used around the same time….30,40,50,60,90 were all used I believe, but were not continued beyond a second digit of 1 as far as I remember.

    Around 2018, when the 29… cert numbers were finishing, I believe they went directly to 41…not sure why since I don’t believe 32-39 were ever used.

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    Thanks guys! I appreciate the info, happy to know I didn't get ripped off...whew!

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    SeaverfanSeaverfan Posts: 70 ✭✭✭

    My recollection was for those vintage card serial #'s starting with 30,40,50,90.... PSA 9's were very high end 9's and 10's reserved for those sharp cards specifically. I used to look closely for those serial numbers for vintage card Stars and HOF from ~2002-2010.

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