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Everything posted by RKgant

  1. Thanks for the info. Considering that I don't want "authentic" or for them to come back raw, I guess I will do something else with them.
  2. Do you grade hand cut cards? If so, do you have any information you can supply on the grading scale or things that you consider?
  3. Awesome details! Thanks! Looks like you deem it a function rather than error, which seems consistent with others in the industry.
  4. bueller... bueller... Any comment on this?
  5. Hi! I am wondering if you will knock late 1970's OPC cards that have the characteristic rough cut edges. Do they get poor grades, or does the rough cut count as a function of the card and thus does not detract from the grade on the edges? Thanks!
  6. CSG is getting punished on blowout for their harsh grading. I have two cards where I believe their math is off when it comes to centering. The worst was a George Brett cert 1013074003, where the centering seems like a 6, not 4.5, judging by counting the pixels. It certainly is off center, but using one of the centering tools, or counting pixels, it seems like a miss. Judge for yourself. Being a tough grader is one thing (which is good), but being overly punitive is not going to help CSG long term.
  7. 1975-76 topps basketball 1977-78 topps basketball 1984-85 O-Pee-Chee hockey 1985-86 O-Pee-Chee hockey Thanks! Hello, Thank you for the request. We will add this to our list of sets to create.
  8. I really don't understand how if I enter a card for the registry, the system says "The competitive CSG Registry doesn't accept this card yet" and then it wants me to suggest it. Can we just get all of the years and sets there. How about 1971 topps baseball.
  9. 1997 Fleer #512 David Ortiz CSG Pristine 10 1007110004
  10. 1987 Topps Tiffany Traded #70T Greg Maddux CSG 9.5 1004447019
  11. The fact that they haven't posted "if you have a bulk order, grading/encapsulation takes between 7-10 (or whatever it is) weeks, if you have an economy order, it takes around x-y weeks, etc" is disappointing. It would stop a lot of the complaining. Just knowing really helps.
  12. Anyone know how long "scheduled for grading" takes for an economy order?
  13. Agreed... brand new cards are certainly not 10's. Slightly off center, slight surface defects. CSG grading seems more aligned with BGS (which wakes sense as one of their head graders came from beckett). 10's are extremely rare.
  14. Dear CSG: You recently adjusted the turn around time for Economy from around 60 days to 135 days. Can you clarify for the community one of the following: 1. If an order arrived at CSG in April or May, when the turnaround time was stated as 60 or so days, their expected turnaround time is still the 60 or so days, and new orders are now at 135 days. 2. All orders not yet completed are at the new 135 days. 3. Something else. Thank you.
  15. That is incorrect. "Turnaround times reflect the estimated number of working days to complete a submission delivered to our facility today."
  16. Just note that you likely do not have "10s". I would be shooting for 8's and 9's, and if after paying to grade it would still be worth it, then grade some. Start small with just a few.
  17. Agree with John. The grading was tougher than my past experiences, but I believe it was more "true" as well. I have confidence that this will be recognized in the market as people experience what I have experienced, I.e. "I prefer to buy a CSG card in the market at this point."
  18. They are currently opening packages delivered he week of April 5... https://www.csgcards.com/submit/services-fees/csg/
  19. RKgant

    Bait n Switch

    I think the bait and switch question centers on the question of "If the stated turnaround time was 80 days when you sent your order in (really, when the order arrived at CSG), and then a week later the turnaround time went to 199 days... is the submitters turnaround time now changed to 199, or is that 199 only for orders received as of the 199 change?" I believe that the answer is supposedly the former. In that case, no bait and switch. If the answer is the latter, then yes, it is a bait and switch.
  20. RKgant

    Bait n Switch

    Rob420... professional troll.
  21. So you got worse grades than you expected.... so you want to use a grader with lower standards? OK. but you should realize that between you and CSG, one party is more unbiased than the other.
  22. Hi Nicole! CSG is opening submissions from April 5, not grading all submissions from April 5. At least I think that is correct.