This many grading companies ?? whoa

Any missing?

Many are out of business

AAA
AAI ( American Authentication Inc)
ADVANCEDGRADING.COM
AGS (Advanced Grading Specialists)
ALL STAR GRADING
ASA (Accugrade Sportscard Authentication)
ASGC (All Star Grading Company)
BCCG (Beckett Collectors Club Grading)
BCG
BEARSTATS GRADING SERVICES
BGS (Beckett Grading Service)
BGUM (Beckett Game Used Memoabilia)
Blue Chip
BRG (Best Rate Grading)
BSVA
BVG (Beckett Vintage Grading
Capital Grading
CCS (Card Collector Services)
CEX (Certified Express)
CGA (Card Grading Authenticators)
CGS (Champs Grading Service)
CLG
Compugrade
CPG (Certified Pro Grading)
CSA (Certified Sports Authentication)
CSC (Sports Card Grading Service)
CSG
CTA
EGS (Express Grading Service)
FGA
FGS (Finest Grading Service)
GAI (Global Authentication Inc.) (Bankrupt)
GAI (Global Authority Inc) (new owners of GAI)
GEM
GEM Elite
GEM-Sports
GGI (Gem Grading Inc.)
GGS (Gem Grading Services)
GMA
GRA
GRADEMYCARDS.COM
GRADING UNLIMITED
IGX
IKON
ISA
KSA (Kressler Sports Authentication)
MAJOR LEAGUE GRADING
MAP (Screw Down Holder)
MGS (Masters Grading Services)
MGS (Mint Grading Service)
NASA (North American Sportscard Authentication)
PCCG (Pro's Choice Card Graders)
PCG (Professional Card Graders)
PGA (Professional Grading Authority)
PGC (Premier Grading Certification)
PGC (Premier Grading Company -same as above?)
PGC (Pro Grade Certified)
PGI
PGS (Professional Grading Service)
PRE-Grading Service (uses screwdowns)
Premium Sports Grading
PRO (Pro Sports Grading)
PSA (Professional Sports Authenticator)
PSA (Pacific Sports Authority)
PSG (Pristine Sportscard Grading)
PTG
RGA
SBC (Superlative Baseball Card Certification)
SCD Sports Collectors Digest (SCD) folded and was sold to Sports Card Direct (SCD)
SGC (Sportscard Guaranty)
SNAGGLETOOTH
SPA (Authenticated)
Sportscard Grading Association
STADIUM CLUB GRADING
SWG (Southwest Card Grading)
TCG
TFA (The Final Authority)
TGA
UGS
USA (Ultimate Sportscard Authority)
Verisleeve (Sticker on Card Saver)
VGR (Venture 21)
VGS
VSA
VSG Vanguard
WCG (World Class Grading)

MISC. --

MINT/ROOKIE/BLANK (Looks like PSA flip and a Mini Pre -Tech 'self slab' with locking tabs) Supposed to become Atlas Grading Inc. with a website in 2010
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  • XXX - Out of the Hollywood Hills area.



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  • RipublicaninMassRipublicaninMass Posts: 9,864 ✭✭✭
    gra graded rookies authenticated
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  • How could you ever have a list of grading companies without GRA near the top!!???

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  • How could you ever have a list of grading companies without GRA near the top!!???

    MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY!

    I mean PSA may have their Gem Mint 10, and SGC has their snooty 100 Pristine but no one gives out their top mark more carefully than this company. And they have graded 2000 cards to boot. So what that PSA has graded 9 million. Much like the Harlem Globetrotters who never lost a game, GRA is perfect with never giving a grade less than a 10.

    1966 Jim Palmer Rookie ABSOLUTELY FLAWLESS

    Do a google search and you get this comment about GRA:
    Graded Rookies Authenticated-(GRA)- This company is a guy who grades the cards himself and assigns a ten to them to try to garner higher market prices. Trust me when I say he gives them a 10. I will give a $100 dollars to anyone that can find a graded card by this company that is anything other than a 10. To top it off the cards are not encazpsulated but put in a screwdown holder. This guy is shady
  • I'm not sure why, but I see many of those names and visualize lots of trimmers, scissors, x-acto blades and color markers being sold at Staples.
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  • WondoWondo Posts: 2,999 ✭✭✭
    What about FSA? They weren't really a grading company, but an encapsulation company.
    Wondo

  • I should start the BSS grading compnay with all the rejects that I've gotten back...you know the 8's you thought had shots at 10's...the 7's that should've been 9's..


    This card is BSS graded MINT 9....because Bruce Says So !!!
  • BunkerBunker Posts: 4,044


    << <i>Along with Beckett and PSA, GRA has established itself as an industry leader in the grading of premium quality sportscards. >>



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  • Donovan
    Sports Collectors Digest (SCD) folded and was sold to Sports Card Direct (SCD)
    The old red flips from SCD are usually well graded cards while the new SCD seems to be a paradise for junk
  • SG, LLC is SGC's old label when they first started.
    I think their standards were a bit off when they started as well.
    Many people think this is a different company but it's SGC.


  • << <i>How could you ever have a list of grading companies without GRA near the top!!???

    MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY!

    I mean PSA may have their Gem Mint 10, and SGC has their snooty 100 Pristine but no one gives out their top mark more carefully than this company. And they have graded 2000 cards to boot. So what that PSA has graded 9 million. Much like the Harlem Globetrotters who never lost a game, GRA is perfect with never giving a grade less than a 10.

    1966 Jim Palmer Rookie ABSOLUTELY FLAWLESS

    Do a google search and you get this comment about GRA:
    Graded Rookies Authenticated-(GRA)- This company is a guy who grades the cards himself and assigns a ten to them to try to garner higher market prices. Trust me when I say he gives them a 10. I will give a $100 dollars to anyone that can find a graded card by this company that is anything other than a 10. To top it off the cards are not encazpsulated but put in a screwdown holder. This guy is shady >>



    Looks like a 10 to me!

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  • Who needs PSA when you can buy beauties like this?

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  • BunkerBunker Posts: 4,044
    Think this will cross?

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  • << <i>Donovan
    Sports Collectors Digest (SCD) folded and was sold to Sports Card Direct (SCD)
    The old red flips from SCD are usually well graded cards while the new SCD seems to be a paradise for junk >>



    I heard the red logo was a safe bet. Unsure if they sold. I also heard BGS sold and the subgrades on back are similar to red oval situation. With BGS they were hard on my grades (but fair) and I disagreed once with my grades (20 cards sent thruought) but with the subgrades on front I felt they were overgraded. It was like night and day in my experiences.

    GEM and AGS make me laugh. Or was it want to yell.

    XXX- ...heard they slab some hot cards. Whats crazy about them is their willingness to work with the customer. I walked in a sub and was short $40 and I was able to work it off. Now thats customer satisfaction!

    How could you ever have a list of grading companies without GRA near the top!!??? --------My lawyer suggested me not to answer that question. *All I will say is this- no one, I mean no one labels my 1990 Fleer Eric Anthony " New Minty Tip Top Shape 9".
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  • << <i>Any missing?



    PSA
    SGC
    BGS
    BVG
    GAI
    KSA
    BCCG
    SCD (Sports Collectors Digest Authentic Grading & Authentication Services - went out of business ?? Someone else using their name allegedly? True?
    Capital Grading
    Gem
    Gem Elite
    PRO
    ASA (Accugrade Sportscard Authentication)
    WCG
    GMA
    BSVA
    VSA
    AAA
    ALL STAR GRADING
    FGS
    FGS FINESTGRADING.COM FINESTGRADING SERVICE
    PGC
    TCG
    SG,LLC
    AGS
    USA
    PGI
    STADIUM CLUB GRADING
    MINT GRADING COMPANY
    MAJOR LEAGUE GRADING
    PTG
    THE FINAL AUTHORITY
    MAP
    CTA
    MGS
    CSA
    SNAGLETOOTHGRADING.COM
    ADVANCED GRADING
    ADVANCEDGRADING.COM
    SCD
    PROGRADING.COM
    BEARSTATS GRADING SERVICES
    GRADEMYCARDS.COM
    GRADING UNLIMITED >>



    I don't see "PSG", or "Premium Sports Grading". Add it to the list!

    This was one of the first Kirby items I bought off eBay back in '05. Research quickly showed me the mistake of buying this type of graded card!

    I see the scan picked up what appears to be some kind of stickum around the card to hold it in position within the penny sleeve??! image

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  • << <i>

    << <i>How could you ever have a list of grading companies without GRA near the top!!???

    MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY!

    I mean PSA may have their Gem Mint 10, and SGC has their snooty 100 Pristine but no one gives out their top mark more carefully than this company. And they have graded 2000 cards to boot. So what that PSA has graded 9 million. Much like the Harlem Globetrotters who never lost a game, GRA is perfect with never giving a grade less than a 10.

    1966 Jim Palmer Rookie ABSOLUTELY FLAWLESS

    Do a google search and you get this comment about GRA:
    Graded Rookies Authenticated-(GRA)- This company is a guy who grades the cards himself and assigns a ten to them to try to garner higher market prices. Trust me when I say he gives them a 10. I will give a $100 dollars to anyone that can find a graded card by this company that is anything other than a 10. To top it off the cards are not encazpsulated but put in a screwdown holder. This guy is shady >>



    Looks like a 10 to me!

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    Far and away the best thing about these slabs is the little bar code on the flip.
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  • Does anyone have a GRA 9 card out there they would like to share with the world? They saved alot of money on printing when they started by only ordering the "GRA 10" label in bulk.

    Sad thing is, when GRA first came out, I saw a few that looked good, boght them for a possible crossover, sent them in, obviously came back " evid trim". In the meantime I had bought about 6 of these wonder cards, now they are virtually useless. Frustrating that it takes awhile for word to get out
  • Just found a new one. CSG- Look out PSA.



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  • I'm sorry but this card is graded so badly I pull it out every chance I get. It didn't have a pic with the auction. Huh, I wonder why. This is why I rarely bid on auctions that don't have pics. But I only spent $3.
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  • << <i> this card is graded so badly I pull it out every chance I get.
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    I know what you mean, heres another. OC, has a surface indention line, mispelled Ripken,not a proof but it was my 1st FF version and my favorite. Sorry for the small pic.

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  • Another one, GMAgrading, I found it in an auction

    I went to their website and it's hilarious. They have a service called grade your own cards You send them your cards and the grade you want, and they "do the rest".
    I know absolutely nothing about baseball cards or coins my culleshun is pure trash and my bidness is junk too. My buyers sue me all the time and I'm sleazy and ultra stupid which leads to constant embarassments and humiliations for me. I gots no educashun 2


  • << <i>I know what you mean, heres another. OC, has a surface indention line, mispelled Ripken,not a proof but it was my 1st FF version and my favorite. Sorry for the small pic.

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    Crazy thing is, one time I bought a card in one of those GEM 10 holders for $10. Sent it to PSA and came back a PSA 9 and sold for $100. That was pretty cool. It was a 1984 Topps NFL Star Set Dan Marino.


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    << <i>I know what you mean, heres another. OC, has a surface indention line, mispelled Ripken,not a proof but it was my 1st FF version and my favorite. Sorry for the small pic.

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    Crazy thing is, one time I bought a card in one of those GEM 10 holders for $10. Sent it to PSA and came back a PSA 9 and sold for $100. That was pretty cool. It was a 1984 Topps NFL Star Set Dan Marino. >>




    Wow that is crazy. Wasnt the Marino counterfitted alot ?? I think it was that card. You got real lucky.

    Once I bought a Mantle graded GEM 1 just because I never saw a GEM 1, but the pic was blurry and when rec'd it was really a GEM 10 but they scratched off the 0. Oh well. lol
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  • thekid8thekid8 Posts: 1,450 ✭✭✭
    I have 2 more for all
    IKON Gradeing
    TGA (Tracer Grade Authentic)
    IKON is in the middle of the 2nd row
    TGA middle of the 3rd row
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  • thekid8thekid8 Posts: 1,450 ✭✭✭
    Found another one

    RGA

    Gary Carter Rookie RGA 10
    Gary Carter Fans check out www.thekid8.com

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  • MorgothMorgoth Posts: 3,932 ✭✭✭
    I want as many Snagletooth graded cards as I can find, that rules!
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  • Stone193Stone193 Posts: 21,246 ✭✭✭


    << <i>Any missing? >>



    PSG - Pogo Stick Grading Company Ltd.

    After you've tried the rest, now choose the BEST!

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    And wow! Someone had a piece of our handywork!!!

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    Mike

    63F Set

    Quality doesn't cost, it sells. David "Big Daddy" Hall
  • Gem has got to be the worst ever. You submit a card = it's a 10.
    -- Ryan Bell
  • pbbbbbbttt....you dont even need a card. Have a pic and a printer? LOL I think it was them who plead on their website to stop sending in pics of cards.


    Once I was in bed thinking about getting a GEM 10 Mantle and 3 days later what do I find in my mail? A GEM10 Mantle !!! Sure, once I opened my eyes I saw it had bullet holes in it and I could easily see they erased the word reprint for me, but hey, they tried. I heard the Salvation Army/Goodwill is mad at GEM for stealing their employees to be graders.
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  • who was the schmuck selling newspaper clippings as graded on ebay??


  • << <i>I'm not sure why, but I see many of those names and visualize lots of trimmers, scissors, x-acto blades and color markers being sold at Staples. >>


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    See?
    I see something different when i see all those names .

    What I see is a lot of the old Switcho Change-O with your cards .

    What prevents one from trying to pull a fast one and take your beautiful card you sent in to get graded and switching it with a nicely trimmed one , or one that has been colored in so nicely ?

    What proof does one have if they ever suspected anything like that happening to their stuff ?

    Just something I wonder as soon as I see that many names .

    Hmmmm, I didn't happen to see the name Swindell Grading up there ?
    The snakes and arrows a child is heir to,
    Are enough to leave a thousand cuts.
    We build our defenses, a place of safety . . .
    And leave the darker places . . . *******unexplored*******
  • carew29 that is vsa,there is another one too, they are the cute ones with slabs pop riveted togetherwith the newpapaper photos lol-gives it a manley touchi suppose,the rivies,id go with nuts and bolts myself if i was doing it- there is a ebay review ont here somewhere i read that has all of these wacko companies on there,it is a very long list,very good read,half of em i never heard of before


  • << <i>I have 2 more for all
    IKON Gradeing
    TGA (Tracer Grade Authentic)
    IKON is in the middle of the 2nd row
    TGA middle of the 3rd row
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    It just completely blows me away how All Star grades that card as a 10 ??

    I guess they pay absolutely no attention to the borders at all , Those don't matter . . . .

    No wonder PSA is so buzy , we would much rather have an honest to goodness grade than a Bullcrap 10 .

    It is well worth the wait .

    If that ever happened to me , I would have to mail them back and tell them , you better have your graders have an eye exam and mail them back the card in the holder with an arrow pointing to the ares in question . . . that is ridiculous , they are basically in business to serve the dishonest .

    What a damn shame !
    The snakes and arrows a child is heir to,
    Are enough to leave a thousand cuts.
    We build our defenses, a place of safety . . .
    And leave the darker places . . . *******unexplored*******
  • Best Card Grading.

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  • Does anyone still buy from 3rd tier grading companies at this point? If so, do they also buy penny stocks and "manager special" meats at the supermarket as well?
    Who is Rober Maris?
  • Wait a minute . . .

    What is the difference between BCCG & BGS ?

    Are they not both Beckett grading ?
    The snakes and arrows a child is heir to,
    Are enough to leave a thousand cuts.
    We build our defenses, a place of safety . . .
    And leave the darker places . . . *******unexplored*******
  • BGS is the "normal" grading for Beckett (along with BVG for vintage). BGS is their "retail" grading product, for bulk submissions and what not. A BCCG 10 means that the card is "Mint or Better" (no, I'm not making that up), essentially a BGS 9 or so. There are no guarantees that it would cross over to a BGS 9 though.

    I only buy BCCG cards if they are cheap cards that I need for sets or player collections, and would only pay what I'd expect to pay for the cards raw (no premium).



    << <i>Wait a minute . . .

    What is the difference between BCCG & BCG ?

    Are they not both Beckett grading ? >>

    Who is Rober Maris?
  • Ahh !
    Thank you Mr. Schr1st .

    I was a little confused .

    Last night my Wife/son and I went to Dave and Busters for dinner , Much like a sports bar , but they have video games you can play and win tickets for prizes , some of the prizes you can win are Tri-Star Hidden treasures packages with a graded card inside to be a BCCG 9 or better .

    We won enough tickets to get 3 of them, I was a little excited to see that . . . . Until we got home and opened them up . . . all crap .

    Or as my son likes to say . .

    " We got crapped on again dad "
    He is so funny , but he is soooooo right .
    The snakes and arrows a child is heir to,
    Are enough to leave a thousand cuts.
    We build our defenses, a place of safety . . .
    And leave the darker places . . . *******unexplored*******
  • A BCCG 9 is "Near Mint or better" (AKA, a BGS 7 or better). Not exactly encouraging, it it?

    At least your son has good taste and good sense. image
    Who is Rober Maris?
  • Yea, he'll be 9 in a few weeks , but he knows exactly what to look for and what to look out for in cards .

    Kids today, I feel are far more advanced than when I was growing up.

    Or maybe I was just far behind everyone else . . . LOL

    Maybe you guys have seen these packages before and also , do any of you have a Dave and Busters by you ?

    It is a really cool place to have some food and fun .
    A little expensive though, but the kids have the time of their lives so it is worth every penny .
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    The snakes and arrows a child is heir to,
    Are enough to leave a thousand cuts.
    We build our defenses, a place of safety . . .
    And leave the darker places . . . *******unexplored*******
  • I think the best things in those packages are the $10 off coupons. lol
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