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Junk Wax Addict

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  1. Not sure what the problem with Kenny is. This is at least the 3rd time he has posted this. I asked him for pictures in one of his earlier posts and he never uploaded any. I also told him that a 10 grade is generally not going to happen for a card of that vintage. Also, even if it is a 10, that card is not what I would consider highly valuable or highly desired by the average collector.
  2. Overall, I feel their grading is pretty consistent and fair, though there are always some head scratchers. As for value, CSG is the best way for me to grow my vintage collection at such a rapid pace. You can generally find nice CSG graded vintage baseball cards in the 6-8 grade range for 50-75% the cost of a similarly graded card from PSA. My graded card collection is about 95% from CSG. I have also sent a number of orders to them including vintage for grading.
  3. I was wondering when you will be caught up on slot requests. I still have ~60 slot requests still waiting.
  4. I feel your pain. Earlier this year, I sent in 6 Brooks Robinson cards, 3 came back the same way. These were a ‘71, ‘72, ‘74. I did buy all 3 on eBay, but from 3 different sellers. There is no money in trimming the latter 2, so I doubt I happened to just stumble across 3 trimmed cards all at once.from three different sellers. I was really peeved and nearly walked away from CSG and I still have some residual anger. I also sent in a ‘54 Topps Eddie Matthew at the same time and they claimed evidence of trimming and coloring. I either got the same incompetent grader or was the random sucker for the day that gets all their cards rejected and the company makes some easy money. For what it is worth, I have had much better luck since, so I hope it was a one time issue, but based on your experience, some crazy things are still going on.
  5. They didn’t do away with the 9.5, they just moved the gem mint 9.5 grade to a 10 gem mint grade. To fill that void, they created a 9.5 Mint+. That means the old 9.5 gem mints are treated the same as a 10 gem mint, but a new 9.5 mint+ is not the same.
  6. Wish we had a solid answer for you, but the best I can do is take a wild guess. From the pictures, everything I can see checks out for a higher grade than that, so I’m going to guess there is a problem with the surface. I would look it over thoroughly (both sides) for any dings/dents that you might have missed in pre-grading. If all else fails, I would call customer service and see if they can provide any additional details as to why it was graded as it was.
  7. I recently purchased a 1965 TOPPS #5 BROOKS ROBINSON-MICKEY MANTLE-HARMON KILLEBREW card and was able to add it to the 1965 Topps set successfully, but I could not add it to the Mickey Mantle set, even though there appears to be a slot created for it. I believe the issue is with how the slot is set up, as it appears it is linked to the 1965 Topps #350 Mickey Mantle, see pic below. Thanks
  8. Please add to the Ken Griffey Jr set: 1990 Bowman #481 Ken Griffey Jr 1007368002
  9. Please add to the Carl Yastrzemski set: 1979 Kellogg's #45 Carl Yastrzemski w/ 9929 AB 1016697028 and for the Chipper Jones set: 1993 Leaf Gold Rookies #19 Chipper Jones 1009478169 1995 Stadium Club #543 Chipper Jones 1000096032 Thank you for your continued assistance, I really appreciate it!
  10. Please add to the Walker Buehler set: 2018 Topps Chrome #71 Walker Buehler Negative Refractor 1006474050
  11. I don’t have any input as for any potential label changes from CSG, but I don’t see any label change having an impact on card values. A collector should be valuing a slabbed card on the card’s appearance and the faith that the grade of the card is accurate. Anyone putting a significant value on the appearance of the label is misguided, that’s my opinion and I’m sticking to it! As a side note, since CSG has the best cases, they should hold the most value if all those little details mean so much to the average collector.
  12. New slots for: 1991 Stadium Club #430 Cal Ripken Jr. 1017013073 1991 Ultra #24 Cal Ripken Jr. 1003427171 1958 Topps #304 Harvey Kuenn/Al Kaline 1010274006 1991 Fleer Ultra Team #5 Rickey Henderson 1017013081 1991 Fleer Ultra #85 Frank Thomas 1003427167 2021 Topps Heritage Chrome #253 Casey Mize/Tarik Skubal Purple Refractor 1010274024
  13. I have done two bulk submissions. The first one I sent in early May 2021, and they didn’t mark it received until 7/14/21, and was shipped on 12/6/22. The second one, I mailed in mid-October 2021, marked received on 10/26/21, and was marked as shipped yesterday 2/4/22. Turn around times have improved significantly as they’ve gotten up to speed. I like their turn around times now, I just hope the new deal with Ebay doesn’t slow things back down. Payment is made when they move your submission status from received to grading/imaging.
  14. 2018 Bowman Platinum #34 Shohei Ohtani 1017013008 2018 Donruss Optic #176 Shohei Ohtani Pink Image Variation Rated Rookie 1017013011 2019 Topps Heritage '70 Topps Cloth Stickers #18 Fernando Tatis Jr. 1017013043 2019 Topps Update '84 Topps #84-8 Fernando Tatis Jr. 1017013013 2017 Bowman Draft Chrome #BDC-83 Peter Alonso Refractor 1017013040 2018 Bowman Scouts Top 100 #BTP-29 Luis Robert 1017013005 2020 Topps Gypsy Queen Fortune Teller Minis #FTM-3 Luis Robert 1017013082 1991 Fleer Ultra #355 Nolan Ryan 1003427161 1991 Fleer Ultra #395 Nolan Ryan 1017013078
  15. Thank you for the response Maribeth, I can’t wait to hear more.
  16. Player Slots for: 1967 Topps #334 Bob Allison/Harmon Killebrew 1011643003 1976 SSPC #168 Harmon Killebrew 1011643031
  17. I read on the site that “Top sets will be eligible for prizes and recognition.”. I was just wondering when CSG will begin offering prizes to the tops sets and what sort of prizes they may be. Thanks, IHRedRules
  18. Please add a slot for: 2020 Topps Gallery #144 Luis Robert 1012584014
  19. Player set for Lou Brock 1975 Topps 1009151032 1973 Topps 1009268021
  20. Player set for Pete Alonso 2019 Topps Chrome #204 Pete Alonso 1007053002 2019 Topps Chrome Update #52 Pete Alonso 1007053003 2019 Topps Chrome Update #86 Pete Alonso 1007053018 2019 Topps Heritage High Number #519 Pete Alonso 1004110060 2019 Topps Holiday #HW71 Pete Alonso 1010274043 2019 Topps #475 Pete Alonso 1007054226 2019 Topps National Baseball Card Day #18 Pete Alonso 1010274026