Adding variations to a price guide
I submitted 2 cards to PSA that were variations previously unlisted by Beckett (one baseball card with an alternate color of text in the team name, and one hockey card with different words used in the copyright line than usual), and requested the respective variations be noted on the slab labels. They were returned ungraded after they called me stating that though they agree I had legit variations that should become listed as such, they would not put the variation on the label until they were first published in major price guides as such, and encouraged me to contact Beckett for the inclusion of these cards. I wrote emails to Beckett and provided scans and never got a response after many tries. After calling Beckett and working through the phone tree, they confirmed that I was doing the right thing by sending the messages I had already sent, and that they would reply soon. I never get a reply and it took a few forwards of the same message before I even got them to click the 'return receipt' confirmation from the email to know it was even read. Has anyone else ever had any experience with attempting to add a new variation to the guides? Any advice?