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  1. jsrva

    My Slabs

    Only list cards over $100 on MySlabs. Cards under $100 you end up paying almost as much in fees as on eBay.
  2. Correct -- you do have to sign a waiver saying you acknowledge that the card could be damaged when they crack it. Sucks, but it's the cost of doing business. I've only seen one or two cracking horror stories (when it's done by the grader) in the past year so hopefully no issues for all of us doing reholder on 9.5s.
  3. 100% doing the same. Auctions for CSG cards have been a disaster on eBay for sellers. Hoping the new standardized 10 Gem Mint grade will help with that.
  4. I'd honestly leave it in the green slab. Great eye appeal. I am not sending any of my green Soto 9.5s in for reholder.
  5. “A green label Gem Mint 9.5 will cross to a new black label Gem Mint 10.”
  6. And there's the reveal! I don't love it but I don't hate it. I appreciate them offering $5 reholder for a few months. Might send in some existing slabs with heavy amounts of gold or black in the card.
  7. Too funny -- I just placed my first order with them last week for some Red and Blue PSA sleeves and must have completely overlooked that they have green CSG sleeves. Thanks for the heads-up!!
  8. Does anyone have any other recommendations for CSG sleeves? I had been using Superior Fit but CSG now has a few different thickness slabs in the standard rotation, and they bust the seams of the Superior Fit Sleeves. I've emailed Superior Fit twice and they are all the sudden silent.
  9. I got this back today from CSG as part of a larger sub. Looks like they are indeed formatting things a bit better on the label when there's only two lines of text.
  10. On the flip side, Adam Mainwright is likely an eBay 1 of 1.
  11. jsrva

    Show Off

    Wowwww, sweet looking card. An that auto!
  12. It's hit or miss on the automated email with tracking #. Just reach out to customer support and they will give you the USPS/FedEx/UPS tracking number for your shipped order(s).
  13. Definitely. CSG is gaining a reputation as the hardest grader for surface in the biz. Just spitballin', but a finger print is liable to lower your Surface Sub-grade to an 8 or 8.5, thus limiting you to an 8.5 or 9 overall. Easy fix with a microfiber cloth.
  14. Good thread here where some of us have been posting real ToT data from the past couple of months.
  15. Economy - 30 cards Received at CSG 12/7/21 Shipped today, 1/24/22 33 day turnaround (was advertised as 60 days when I sent the cards in) Nice job, CSG!
  16. jsrva

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    Got some cool slabs back today from my last $8/card bulk order (the good 'ol days!). I pc Scherzer and Soto.
  17. I think it's a combination of veteran sellers' review knowledge and the high current grading costs. Veteran collectors/sellers know what to look for RE centering and surface (which in my opinion are the two sub-grades amateur collectors fall down in with regards to submitting cards for grading -- edges and corners are much easier to evaluate). RE grading costs... PSA's lowest tier is currently $100, SGC around $30, CSG $20 if you don't want to wait 8 months, and BGS...well I am not sure what's going on with them. And those costs don't include outgoing postage, insurance, etc. So personally, I can understand a long-time seller who is willing to let a raw card go at say $25 even though a graded gem might sell for a lot more down the line.
  18. Literally just watched a YouTube video showing how HGA slabbed and authenticated a Kobe card with a fake auto.
  19. I thought eBay was actually rolling something out that fits that bill. Maybe I misread earlier this year.
  20. Generally, a final grade can be no higher than 0.5 above lowest sub-grade. However, I think there are some exceptions to go one full higher grade above lowest sub. I have no explanation for your '60 Yastremski.
  21. Thanks, nbuff! Can't beat the green on green!