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Everything posted by Chris1096

  1. I explained earlier in a post but basically the 100 grade was still in play there and was valued slightly higher at the time so i went for it.
  2. I am worried about this with my bulk order of 67 cards which just moved to 'scheduled for grading' and for info purposes was marked as received in their system on 5/11/21. I have seen people post about needing thick holders on what appears to be a normal card. I would like to see some clarification on this from csg.
  3. Oh man that is brutal. With the significant difference on surface compared to the quality of the overall card I am hoping at some point CSG will elaborate on how they grade the surface. I would really like to know wat they see. I am now preparing to see lower than expected grades from my 66 card bulk submission due to this. If anyone from CSG reads this please at some point give us your grading criteria for surface grades.
  4. I agree that more often than not PSA cards do sell for more. My problem is their allowing small imperfections to be a 10. As a personal collecter I will no longer take that chance. I really hope CSG can trancend this. Really I am surprised PSA is still trusted and thought BGS would gain far more ground than they have. While more and more people are starting to understand grading as an overall art it is still very much in its infancy. Over time I honestly have no idea what will happen, i dont pretend too, i am just betting on CSG.
  5. As mainly a personal collector I am not nearly as concerned with ROI as I am with a fair and ACCURATE grade with a company that has integrity to stay that way. CSG seems to be very fair although I will admit I am worried they take their surface grades too far. Their history with grading other materials is very well respected and to me that is worth far more than ROI. When the dust settles after the circus people will realize what companies do their due diligance and my bet is on CSG. I have many SGC cards I will have flipped into CSG not because I believe SGC to be bad but because I really think in the long run CSG will be at the top.
  6. It was 6 years ago and I had all SGC slabs so i was trying to keep my collection in the same slabs. I figured I would send it in and at the time they had the 100 grade and a 98 was considered a ten. I figured the least I would get is a 98 and maybe land a Pristine 100. It came back a 96 or PSA 9. This was not the only instance. It just depends on what your looking for if you're a resale and flipper PSA has the best price but if your looking for actual integrity and a legitimate grade on your card PSA is easily THE WORST. They are not being investigated by the FBI because they are an upstanding grading company. I will say if you want to know the actual grade of your card use BGS, SGC, and what looks like CGS if you want to sell/flip that 9.5 as a 10 use PSA. If you want to see my documented research on them most of their 10's are 9.5's and 9's anywhere else.
  7. SGC is far better and more consistant than PSA and I would say the exact opposite as I have seen it personally crossing PSA 10's that came back from SGC as a 9. PSA has been caught cheating and is even being investigated by the FBI. The fact it still carries the highest price baffles me. I have bought one PSA 10 in my life and it wasnt even centered well. I will never touch them again personally. Your comment is entirely ignorant and biased.
  8. Just a heads up on timetables. My bulk submission of 64 cards was delivered on March 23rd and was entered into the system as "received" today May 11th.
  9. I hate seeing this. My bulk order was delivered on March 23rd and has not even been entered as received yet.
  10. PWCC and PSA are the most unethical companies in this entire buisness.
  11. So what CSG is telling us is there is two different grading processes. I wonder how they grade a sub grade versus a non subgrade?
  12. Really? I had no idea you could not get a 10 perfect without buying sub grades. This seems like a loophole for selling and buying and on top of that a cash grab. First thing I have heard about CSG that I am very disappointed in.
  13. You're exactly right. Just because something has a different color and print run doesn't mean that it doesn't just add to the total of the exact same card. Color variations are another scam to create an artificial scarcity. History proved this during art print collecting. They would print numbered versions in different sizes 4×6, 8x10, etc. which are now just looked at as a combined total. I try and collect low total print runs. 2019 and 2020 Bowman Heritage are good examples. Overall low print run will stand up better. I say this but as long as people care about the same card in a different color nothing will change.
  14. Definitely with you on the NFT market though card companies are praying it takes off. I laughed pretty hard at "Federal Reserve mode" the comparison is scary similar.
  15. My main quam is with the people turning a hobby into a stock market or investment portfolio. Its a hobby and I enjoy spending a few hundred every couple months. Personally I find real collectors to be people with a personal collection. You would be surprised at people without a PC and hold card board like precious metals. Prices IMO are personally out of control and i would love to see them come down. I miss buying a super jumbo box of Bowman Draft for $350 now I dont even bother at $1000. Its not all the Market though with the monopolies that have been handed out by the leagues. Topps MLB, Panini NBA, etc. but thats a whole other issue.
  16. Agree and I will be one of them. With people treating cardboard as an investment again everything is out of control until the next crash which personally I am looking forward too. As a personal collector i hate the investor groups. When people realize they are still over printing by companies making 20 different sets instead of printing a ton of one set the investor group will bail again and the real collectors can enjoy their hobby once more.
  17. I will be putting one card Walkthrough from now on. Ill pay extra for one card to have mine graded faster. I have a 64 card bulk submission that shows delivered on 3/22 and has not been received.
  18. Received is not really received is the best way I can describe it. I have a bulk order of 64 cards that were delivered on March 22nd but have not been entered as received yet. I kind of wish they had a delivered notification that would show they have the package even if they don't get to it for weeks.
  19. Id sure like one of the two CSG or CGC to start accepting non-sport Marvel, DC, Star Wars, etc. Market is big but I dont see them accepting any new types of cards in the near future. Im sure catchup is what all grading companies are putting all their efforts towards currently.
  20. Last I heard they were backed up 9 to 12 months. That was from my local card shop so I am not sure how reliable the info is. I dont give PSA a pass on anything they have duped and cheated the market through auction houses on multiple occasions.
  21. Mine arrived March 23rd so I guess im looking at Christmas. I was prepared for it to happen but was hoping they might be ahead of the game. PSA shutting off receiving puts significant pressure on all others. Ill be surprised if these are the last updates. Its the nature of the beast in the current market. To bad only four legit grading companies exist because we need double that.
  22. I have been using SGC for 10 years and have always been happy with them. You saying SGC is a discount is exactly why I am jumping ship. I am counting on CSG to take over the number 1 spot eventually if accountability and integrity have any place in grading cards.
  23. So they received my 64 cards on March 24th. I guess Ill just try and forget about it. I sent a submission to SGC and received it back in only 15 days this month. They are completely caught up but I am not willing to pay $25 a card to grade with their current market sales. I cant believe people are still paying top price for PSA with their investigations and scandals. I personally will never touch a PSA card. The integrity of CSG seems very promising with their track record on Coins, Comics, and game cards. I am looking forward to using them exclusively. I am just hoping they can get their return times down around 30 to 40 days for bulk submissions.