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#1 keithfive

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 11:04 AM

I've submitted 3 batches of cards to be graded by PSA thus far. I understand that the declared value of the card(s) submitted affects the service level you need to choose (Regular- up to $500 value, Express- up to $1999, etc.).

My question is two-fold-

1- If I submit a card that I think will be a PSA 9 (valued at $150) , but there's a chance for it to be a PSA 10 (valued at $1400), how much should I set my declared value at? Is it presumptuous to declare a value based on a PSA 10's price?

2- Also, if I declare the value to be $150 (at the $500 limit service level), will that negatively affect the graders decision to possibly grade it a PSA 10? Or will they just naturally bump up the service level and charge me the extra grading fee based on it's value?

Sorry for my rambling....just trying to get the complete picture across.....

#2 mrmint23

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 02:11 PM

Post your question on the psa board...they will answer quickly

#3 Dboneesq

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 07:00 AM

I think you will be OK on #1. However, if something happens on the way back to you and it gets lost, you are insured for only the lower amount.

Regarding #2 - I'm not sure if the grader even sees what you insured each card for. As Kirk mentioned ... post on the PSA Forum.

#4 keithfive

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 01:22 PM

I think you will be OK on #1. However, if something happens on the way back to you and it gets lost, you are insured for only the lower amount.

Regarding #2 - I'm not sure if the grader even sees what you insured each card for. As Kirk mentioned ... post on the PSA Forum.



Will do. Thanks for the info! I think you are right that they don't see the insured value. However, they do know what service level you choose, so that would indicate to them what the maximum value would be.

For example, if you choose the "Regular" service, the maximum value is $499. So by default, they would know that it shouldn't be worth more than that.

But on will post on the PSA sight as well. thanks all!

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 10:23 AM

Always better to "over" insure even if it cost a little extra.

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 01:22 PM

Always better to "over" insure even if it cost a little extra.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 07:55 AM

What was the outcome?

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 06:52 PM

We are waiting to know!

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 02:41 PM

Newbie here so sorry if this question is answered on the home page or somewhere else but I couldn't find it.  I am curious how I go about having someone grade the cards that I have.  Can someone give me some direction on that?

 

Thanks in advance!



#10 izturk

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 08:52 AM

No need to be sorry; on this site we've all asked similar questions at some point in our collecting careers. Vintage Card Prices (VCP) does NOT grade cards, it only offers detailed and compiled information for collectors and other interested parties as to availability and potential value of listed items. Everyone may offer you a different perspective on grading cards or grading companies but here is a short opinion and some information based on my many years in the hobby of collecting, buying and selling sports cards.

 

First, you have to consider the cost of grading. Ask yourself, are they worth the expense? It can become quite costly. Are you going to have the cards graded for a personal collection or do you intend to sell them? The three primary grading companies are; Beckett (BVG & BGS), Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA) and Sportscard Guaranty (SGC). All three are excellent choices but for some reason PSA seems to command higher profits in the resale business as on ebay. Which one you choose boils downs to a matter of personal preference. Personally, I've been a member of PSA since it's early days. All three have websites with good instructions on how to have your cards sent to them for grading. There are other grading sites but I tend to avoid them and their material.

 

Generally speaking, the more vintage your cards are (ex: 1975 and prior), the better for grading and profits. No matter when the card was produced, physical condition is a big consideration in the value field. In most cases after grading costs, newer cards, unless they are MAJOR stars, make very small profits if you intend to resell.  Since card grading has come into existence, the hobby has become flooded with graded material. That is not a bad thing though because it has opened the hobby to a different phase of collecting and a group of potential collectors for various reasons. Availability has caused the value of most material to go down considerably. For 99% of cards, individual card availability and condition are the KEYS in the market value. That's why the information available on VCP is so valuable in making decisions on whether to buy or sell a specific item.

 

I hope this gives you a little insight as to your question. As I said previously, others may offer different advice or expand on what I've written. At any rate, good luck in your quest!



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Posted 22 February 2018 - 09:45 AM

https://sgccard.com/

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