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I have a slanted psa card that is graded "trimmed" if I send it back in and request " authentic" grade would they do it? Is a authentic grade "better sounding" then trimmed ?

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  • SouthsiderSouthsider Posts: 1,043 ✭✭✭
    A trimmed card will not be labeled authentic, because it is not considered "authentic" in the sense of being unaltered. I have seen some cards labeled as "Trimmed" on the label, but I think it is typically only for high profile cards.
  • gregmo32gregmo32 Posts: 2,648 ✭✭✭
    I think that is correct. PSA will grade trimmed cards as authentic under very limited circumstances. Maybe a 1952 Topps Mantle, etc. It is worth a try though. What card is it you are wondering about?
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  • cards651cards651 Posts: 665 ✭✭
    If I'm the buyer -- trimmed sounds a whole lot clearer than authentic.

    I wish PSA would clarify this whole topic, particularly old checklists -- if it's checked, you can get a 6(MK) or 5(MK) -- if it's been checked and erased, the card is returned as 'Altered'. Crazy.
  • QUITCRABQUITCRAB Posts: 1,016 ✭✭✭
    The card is a 1968 topps plak checklist national league. It is my understanding that they where all cut from a sheet years ago. I have also read that they where put in some packs. Psa gave one checklist a psa 7 and most of the others authentic. The psa 7 went for 23000 or something like that. Can anyone shine some light on this issue? Size. Distribution. Population report Thanks. Scott
  • miwlvrnmiwlvrn Posts: 4,226 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I often include a note with my subs for pre-war stuff that says something to the affect of "Please label each item with a numerical grade. If for some reason a numerical grade cannot be assigned, please instead label that item as Authentic 'A' as a 2nd option so that I can still add it to my set registry." Whenever I add that note, any item that is deemed recolored, trimmed, etc. is placed in a holder with an Authentic grade and then they usually also say trimmed or whatever else on the label as well. This is certainly not limited to high-profile cards. You can have this type of labeling on your flip for a card worth $5 if you want to. All you have to do is ask (before they ship them back to you with the not-graded stickers on your CS1's, of course).


  • cards651cards651 Posts: 665 ✭✭
    Makes sense. But "All you have to do is ask?" The submission form is already more complicated than most IRS forms. Yet, I need to add a special hand-written note as well? I simply put my credit card away and move on to other things in my life....
  • miwlvrnmiwlvrn Posts: 4,226 ✭✭✭✭✭


    << <i>Makes sense. But "All you have to do is ask?" The submission form is already more complicated than most IRS forms. Yet, I need to add a special hand-written note as well? I simply put my credit card away and move on to other things in my life.... >>



    I don't use SGC very often, but I have noticed that their forms do have a box to check if you want them to slab & label as Authentic if the card does not otherwise earn a numerical grade. Seems like an incredibly simple addition to the PSA submission form, if they could include a similar optional checkbox the next time they revise their form. For now, I have the request as described above typed and saved in a word document that I print on Avery address label stickers and stick to post-it notes onto the submission form if I want to include it but don't feel like writing it out. Just takes a couple seconds once you have the setup in place. I still would prefer a revised form w/ an optional checkbox though.
  • miwlvrnmiwlvrn Posts: 4,226 ✭✭✭✭✭


    << <i>A trimmed card will not be labeled authentic, because it is not considered "authentic" in the sense of being unaltered. I have seen some cards labeled as "Trimmed" on the label, but I think it is typically only for high profile cards. >>



    This is partly correct; the deal is they will label an authentic card as 'Authentic', but if it is authentic and also altered in some way, they will add that info (trimmed/reclored/altered) on the label in addition to it saying 'Authentic'.

  • cards651cards651 Posts: 665 ✭✭
    Thanks, miwlvrn. - Kevin
  • JoeBanzaiJoeBanzai Posts: 11,208 ✭✭✭✭✭
    My Plaks checklist is graded "Authentic" "Trimmed"
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  • QUITCRABQUITCRAB Posts: 1,016 ✭✭✭
    Joe-who is yours graded by?
  • JoeBanzaiJoeBanzai Posts: 11,208 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    2013,14 and 15 Certificate Award Winner Harmon Killebrew Master Set and Master Topps Set
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