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Centering Importance

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Depends on what you're grading it for.  It's not a high value card even if it gets a perfect grade, which is normal for cards from this era outside of a few cases.   This card would likely be worth less than the cost to grade unless you're sending in at the bulk rate of $12 (and then it would be close in a 10).

If it's for your personal collection, don't let it stop you.  Nothing wrong with getting it authenticated and encased for presentation, but for the majority of cards made between about 1987-1998 unless you're confident it's an absolute 10 there's not much value in grading.

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On 5/19/2022 at 9:55 AM, Dominic Garcia said:

Im new to Card Grading here fellas, just looking for some professional opinions. Is this card too far off center to even warrant getting graded?


I wouldn't get that graded, unless a Tiffany... even then, I might say no.

Usually, unless the card is rare or is known for poor centering, I avoid grading things worse than 55/45.

Edit: Dominic, think of it this way, centering is something most anyone can tell is off or not. So, by ignoring centering, you're capping your potential grade at a lower spot. The next thing you can tell pretty easily is edge chipping. This is followed by corners. If all of those are strong, then I would submit, unless there are visible creases, scratches, or fingernail marks.

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On 5/19/2022 at 8:38 PM, Dominic Garcia said:

Thank you, I appreciate the feedback this info helps me a lot. It kinda confirmed what I already thought. Seems like anything from the late 80s to the mid 90s is not really worth grading unless its 1 of those rare gems.

not true there is a ton of value in cards from that era just gotta know the right cards, check out Lets talk Wax youtube channel he does latest sales of 80's n 90's cards 

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