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Created On: 3/30/2007 4:37 PM
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 3/30/2007 4:37 PM
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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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 3/30/2007 4:46 PM
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 3/30/2007 5:15 PM
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gra graded rookies authenticated

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 3/30/2007 5:25 PM
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How could you ever have a list of grading companies without GRA near the top!!???

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 3/30/2007 5:41 PM
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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
 3/30/2007 5:45 PM
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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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What about FSA? They weren't really a grading company, but an encapsulation company.

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 3/30/2007 7:41 PM
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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 !!!
 3/30/2007 7:51 PM
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<< 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
 3/30/2007 8:03 PM
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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.
 3/30/2007 8:11 PM
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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
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Looks like a 10 to me!



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 3/30/2007 8:13 PM
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Who needs PSA when you can buy beauties like this?



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 3/30/2007 8:18 PM
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Think this will cross?



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 3/31/2007 1:16 AM
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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
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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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 3/31/2007 8:39 AM
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<< 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
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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??!



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 3/31/2007 8:43 AM
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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
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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
 4/10/2007 1:05 PM
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Just found a new one. CSG- Look out PSA.



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 4/10/2007 2:41 PM
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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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