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4for44for4 Posts: 675 ✭✭✭
edited September 7, 2023 5:42AM in Trading Cards & Memorabilia Forum

If you had a lot of Steelers/Pirates/Penguins cards (over 500). 1950’s-1970’s personal collection.
Would you submit now or wait ?
When is their other site going to open ?

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  • JoeBanzaiJoeBanzai Posts: 11,208 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Need more information.

    To sell, to keep for collection, just have to spend a bunch ($1,000.00 or more) of money and have cards in slabs?

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  • 4for44for4 Posts: 675 ✭✭✭
    edited September 7, 2023 8:17AM

    @JoeBanzai said:
    Need more information.

    To sell, to keep for collection, just have to spend a bunch ($1,000.00 or more) of money and have cards in slabs?

    1950s-1970’s
    Personal collection
    Cards like these Lemieuxs I just had graded. Anywhere from $50 to $5000 per card.

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  • burghmanburghman Posts: 804 ✭✭✭✭

    @4for4 said:
    When is their other site going to open ?

    I don’t want to derail the thread/poll, but what is this “other site” you mention?

    Jim

  • 4for44for4 Posts: 675 ✭✭✭

    @burghman said:

    @4for4 said:
    When is their other site going to open ?

    I don’t want to derail the thread/poll, but what is this “other site” you mention?

    Wasn’t there a Jersey City site they were going to open to grade cards ?

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  • burghmanburghman Posts: 804 ✭✭✭✭

    @4for4 said:

    @burghman said:

    @4for4 said:
    When is their other site going to open ?

    I don’t want to derail the thread/poll, but what is this “other site” you mention?

    Wasn’t there a Jersey City site they were going to open to grade cards ?

    Ah, OK - I read that as a website :)
    They do have a Jersey site, primarily for auto (and maybe memorabilia?) auth but I think they mentioned expanding into card grading as well.

    Jim

  • JoeBanzaiJoeBanzai Posts: 11,208 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Still need to know your feelings and collecting goals.

    One thought is, if it's for your personal collection, and you are sure the cards and autographs are authentic, why bother getting another opinion?

    Do you have registry sets you are building?

    Are you considering selling any of your cards in the future?

    You haven't given much in information on the breakdown of what you have, but unless you just like to have cards in graded holders, or want them graded for future sales, why have any of them graded?

    Especially with the "new" grading standards, I am not interested in getting my cards graded at 2 grades below where they should be.

    Grading cards you claim are worth $5,000.00 is also going to get expensive. Is it worth it? My budget would not allow getting everything graded just to have them in slabs. Maybe you have an unlimited budget, if so, send them all in.

    Based on the information you have provided, I wouldn't spend the money.

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  • 4for44for4 Posts: 675 ✭✭✭

    To leave for my kids someday Joe.
    It’s not an easy decision, but those Lemieuxs jumped greatly in value with the grading, but why grade them if they’re fine in card savers.
    I don’t know.

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  • steel75steel75 Posts: 1,589 ✭✭✭✭

    If your goal is to leave them for your kids, then there shouldn't be a rush. Wait till the time is right.....

    1970's Steelers, Vintage Indians
  • Chicago1976Chicago1976 Posts: 458 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Doesn’t matter

    Sounds like you are grading for the PC, for protection, increase value of some, and to make it easier for your kids to put a value on the collection down the line. I get it, I'm doing the same for my Chicago collection (Cubs and Bears), albeit not as large as yours.

    If that is the case, I say submit your cards at a pace your budget allows. Maybe narrow focus on just the HOFers.

  • JoeBanzaiJoeBanzai Posts: 11,208 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @4for4 said:
    To leave for my kids someday Joe.
    It’s not an easy decision, but those Lemieuxs jumped greatly in value with the grading, but why grade them if they’re fine in card savers.
    I don’t know.

    Ok, now I get it.

    Definitely get your high dollar cards graded, that way when it comes time (hopefully far in the future) if your kids decide to sell them, they will get top dollar for them.

    You'll have to decide where to draw the value line, I would grade the absolute top tier rookies and HOFers, then go from there

    2013,14 and 15 Certificate Award Winner Harmon Killebrew Master Set and Master Topps Set
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