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#1 cbjron56

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 04:28 PM

Just wondering here: When purchasing a factory sealed set of cards, what kind of grade distribution would be likely?

 

What percentage of brand new cards are likely to be a 10? A 9? An 8? etc.



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Posted 10 July 2013 - 07:13 AM

Just wondering here: When purchasing a factory sealed set of cards, what kind of grade distribution would be likely?

 

What percentage of brand new cards are likely to be a 10? A 9? An 8? etc.

Honestly it depends on how the item was stored...attic, a/c, old barn..Also remember 10's are tough in cards pulled straight from wax, racks or cellos. However factory sets are probably your best bet...good luck



#3 cbjron56

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 08:12 AM

If we assume the set was taken care of very well, any guess of what percentage of all cards make it to the 10 level?

 

I understand it's not a high percentage, but is it 20 percent? 5 percent?

 

Of course, this isn't an exact science. I was just curious if anyone had a guess.



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 07:54 AM

Lets presume there are 792 cards in a set. So if 10% are 10's that would put 79 cards in a 10 holder which out of those 79 how many would be stars and how many would be commons. The actual number is probably closer to 5-15 cards in PSA 10 out of a 792 card set. Thus I believe it is much easier to cherry pick from dealers or just buy PSA 9's and resub for a chance at a 10.

Good Luck...its not impossible but very hard to accomplish.



#5 cbjron56

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 09:04 AM

The question wasn't geared toward a strategy being employed.

 

I'm still learning my way around and you see a lot of factory sealed sets for sale, and I started wondering what percentage of a set like that might grade a 10.

 

So you think it could be as low as 5 to 15 cards?

 

If the set has been well cared for, you would think it would be higher than that, but I've never checked out a factory sealed set.

 

thanks for the help



#6 cadets68

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 06:28 PM

The question wasn't geared toward a strategy being employed.

 

I'm still learning my way around and you see a lot of factory sealed sets for sale, and I started wondering what percentage of a set like that might grade a 10.

 

So you think it could be as low as 5 to 15 cards?

 

If the set has been well cared for, you would think it would be higher than that, but I've never checked out a factory sealed set.

 

thanks for the help

 

It could even be lower.  There are tons of problems possible.  If were as easy as buying sets many people would be doing it.

 

The guys that open things to get cards for grading will tell you the best chance you have of getting high grade cards is in Rack Packs.  That is still low probability. 


Psa Braves/Brewer Team Sets Complete
1956 Topps Milwaukee Braves 17.39%
1957 Topps Milwaukee Braves 44.00%
1958 Topps Milwaukee Braves 15.38%
1959 Topps Milwaukee Braves 27.50%
1960 Topps Milwaukee Braves 100.00%
1961 Topps Milwaukee Braves 60.00%
1962 Topps Milwaukee Braves 71.43%
1963 Topps Milwaukee Braves 34.21%
1964 Topps Milwaukee Braves 52.94%
1965 Topps Milwaukee Braves 45.16%
1971 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1972 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1973 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1974 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1975 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00% 
1976 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1977 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1978 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1979 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1980 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1981 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 96.88%
1982 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 84.38%
1983 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 89.19%
1984 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 77.78%

1985 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 79.41%


#7 mrmint23

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 08:12 AM

Hard to believe but even factory sets come with common problems such as centering and print dots. However if you go high end and buy Tiffany sets you could have a better chance. But as Cadets said racks are probably the best bet.



#8 Dboneesq

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 12:15 PM

Agree that Racks are the best.  In a factory set, all you really need is for the box to be handled the wrong way a couple of times and it could touch up the corners.






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