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Junk Wax Addict

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  1. I think this is above my pay grade!!!!!
  2. I guess the answer really lies with what your goals are. If you simply want to protect the card, assure it is authentic, have a grade for registry, etc, then go ahead and grade it. If you are hoping to increase the value by a huge amount, then I wouldn’t. The bottom left corner is pretty well nicked and it looks like on the backside, a few corners have some issues, so I don’t see it grading any better than an 8, on the very high end, but it would likely end up lower. There are plenty of NM and NM/MT Kobe’s out there, so that is why I say it won’t add a tremendous amount of value by grading.
  3. I have done about all I can do to help raise prices of CSG graded cards, Lord knows how many I’ve bought on eBay and the countless others that I bid on, didn’t win, but helped push the final sale price up. The downside is when I want to sell a CSG graded card, I would be better off throwing it in the trash and walking away. For what little I get for them, it is hardly worth the time getting them listed on eBay,
  4. I believe it means service unavailable, but am not home at the moment to look. I do believe it was graded, but then didn’t fit their holders in the end. Not sure why some are apparently getting graded and encased but mine didn’t. Perhaps they barely fit and there is some variance in the size of each coin, but no one has explained the real reason to me!
  5. Thanks for the tip. I had my pristines go thru the reholdering process this week and I was saddened when the old pics were still there, but tried your suggestion and all is well in Junk Wax Land.
  6. Looks like he must have changed how he has them listed since he first posted them.
  7. I checked out their cards about a week ago and ended up making an offer on 2 cards which they accepted. Not saying I ended up getting a crazy good deal, but felt I paid a reasonable price for them.
  8. Be warned, I was told they would, but I had mine returned because they don’t have a holder that works for them. Maybe things have changed, but it wasn’t all that long ago when I submitted mine.
  9. My opinion is mixed. I moved up to 4th place overall from 17th place, so I suppose that is a win. But my Chipper Jones set is now 477,xxx points, which is 4x greater than my Brooks Robinson set. Before, the Brooks set was scored higher and I probably had invested more $ into the Brooks set. It seems the big change is they now give gem mint 10’s far more points now. I have countless $10-$20 gem mint Chippers that are now 8,754 points, so that has really boosted my score. The side effect is that my very expensive Chippers such as the 1991 Topps Tiffany in a 9 and 1991 Topps Desert Shield in a 8 are scored with less points than those 10’s. I suspect that over time, they will adjust some of these score.
  10. What, you aren’t going to shell out 25k to have them relabeled and probably 5k in shipping costs??? All kidding aside, I’m most worried about the green labels. I think the current label is similar enough to the new one, there won’t be too much confusion on those for now. But certainly over time, as new people get involved in the hobby, they won’t know what CSG was and I am sure it will have an impact on CSG graded card values. Maybe I made my decisions for the wrong reasons. I certainly liked saving money, which is one of the main reasons I came to CSG because their $8 introductory grading fee was too sweet a deal to turn down. But I still think they have the best slab out there and I was trying to support an up and coming company (in card grading), so we would have more competition. Now in hind sight, had I went with PSA, sure I would have had more upfront cost, but I would be money ahead already, not to mention that my cards would be worth 1.5x-2x more! PSA must be laughing their butts off hearing this news knowing this is going to help keep them #1 for even longer.
  11. I feel the same way! I paid to relabel many cards from the old green label to the current label. Now I have around 900 CSG slabs and there is no way to justify spending almost $5k to relabel all of my cards. You try to support an up and comer and promote competition and where has that gotten me?
  12. That card isn’t overly valuable as a CSG 10, at least in relation to the grading fees. Like NK said, it will receive a very low grade. I don’t find it unique enough to add any value due to its issues. If it had a completely wrong back on it or something like that, it might add a little value for the right person, but I just don’t see it here. If it is a card you hold dear and want to protect it, go ahead and grade it for that reason, but if you are grading it to simply add value, I wouldn’t.
  13. I would say in general for baseball anyway, it’s pretty bad these days. Looking at eBay, there are many CSG Mint 9 cards that can’t sell and they are priced under $10. Now, for something that is highly desirable, I think the market is doing better, not at its peak from a few years ago, but still holding its own.
  14. I will once I have received the coin back. It was just graded and I am waiting for the shipment.