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PSA grading is getting a bit cheaper and a bit faster

I guess it's a step in the right direction:

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  • BBBrkrrBBBrkrr Posts: 911 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I watched his Youtube presentation too.

    Seems like someone is noticing what's going on in the market, and what folks are saying.

  • azvikeazvike Posts: 347 ✭✭✭

    I have been very pleased with the grades on my last 3 subs...just sent in more...

  • 80sOPC80sOPC Posts: 1,206 ✭✭✭✭✭

    These things ebb and flow, not surprised

  • olb31olb31 Posts: 2,872 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @azvike said:
    I have been very pleased with the grades on my last 3 subs...just sent in more...

    Awesome. I do believe the companies grade certain items different than other companies. For me the 1973 - 1985 range is what I like. SGC has shown to be better and even better for the older items. SGC was pretty strict on the new cards 2022 - 2023 orange refractors, I got 4 10's out of 10, which PSA may have graded a little better.

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  • detroitfan2detroitfan2 Posts: 3,311 ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2, 2024 1:33PM

    @BBBrkrr said:
    I watched his Youtube presentation too.

    Seems like someone is noticing what's going on in the market, and what folks are saying.

    Hopefully they’ll notice that if you have cards valued from $500 to $1500, you have a $60 and 5-10 day head start if you use SGC…

  • BBBrkrrBBBrkrr Posts: 911 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @detroitfan2 said:

    @BBBrkrr said:
    I watched his Youtube presentation too.

    Seems like someone is noticing what's going on in the market, and what folks are saying.

    Hopefully they’ll notice that if you have cards valued from $500 to $1500, you have a $60 and 5-10 day head start if you use SGC…

    Well, if they don't a whole lot of other people certainly are. B)

  • Kepper19Kepper19 Posts: 310 ✭✭✭

    if people are grading older cards, are they really in that much of a hurry to get them back? Not like much can happen that will cause a huge rise or fall of these cards, and most people who grade the older cards are collectors, not flippers. If you use SGC, sure you may get them back a couple weeks faster, but its that really a selling point in the long run? The value is going to be much less in most cases. If you like the looks of the SGC holders over PSA or others graders, then sure, use them, but otherwise, I don't see the big selling points for using SGC. To each how own though -- if we all liked and did the same things, what a boring world it would be

  • coolstanleycoolstanley Posts: 2,386 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have sent in numerous subs to SGC and was happy with the service and results every time. Cant say the same for PSA.

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  • nam812nam812 Posts: 10,528 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Kepper19 said:
    ........and most people who grade the older cards are collectors.......

    Absolutely untrue.

  • ArtVandelayArtVandelay Posts: 638 ✭✭✭✭

    PSA needs to do away with their Collector's Club. The idea that you have to spend $99 or $199 to utilize their bulk offers is a bit ridiculous. Their bulk offers after spending the money to join the collectors club still leave it behind what SGC offers. With a much quicker turnaround time and the ability to submit cards up to $1500 for the $15 still leaves SGC a clear choice. PSA still holds leverage amongst collectors/sellers given that their cards do command a higher premium than SGC but that window will close quickly if SGC continues its market trend.

  • BBBrkrrBBBrkrr Posts: 911 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ArtVandelay said:
    PSA needs to do away with their Collector's Club. The idea that you have to spend $99 or $199 to utilize their bulk offers is a bit ridiculous. Their bulk offers after spending the money to join the collectors club still leave it behind what SGC offers. With a much quicker turnaround time and the ability to submit cards up to $1500 for the $15 still leaves SGC a clear choice. PSA still holds leverage amongst collectors/sellers given that their cards do command a higher premium than SGC but that window will close quickly if SGC continues its market trend.

    A couple years ago I would have said you’re crazy.

    Today I’m preparing my first sub to SGC. Testing the waters. If it’s warm then who knows…

  • jfkheatjfkheat Posts: 2,718 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ArtVandelay said:
    PSA still holds leverage amongst collectors/sellers given that their cards do command a higher premium than SGC but that window will close quickly if SGC continues its market trend.

    Does it really matter if PSA graded cards command higher prices if the grades people are getting from PSA now are 1-2 grades lower that what the SGC grades are?

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