Question about BGS grading 'authentic'
I obtained a card in a trade. It is a Chris Johnson Contenders rookie auto. It is slabbed by BGS and the auto is graded a 10. But instead of a card grade, it says 'Authentic'. I never thought anything of it but has been told that it happens because the card is damaged. I looked over the card myself, the best I could and the card doesn't appear to have any noticeable damage.
So why do cards get labeled like this and how does that affect the value of the card?
Football - http://www.blowoutcards.com/forums/football-singles-buy-sell-trade/683263-freemans-low-mid-high-end-trading-scan-heavy.html
Basketball - http://www.blowoutcards.com/forums/basketball-singles-buy-sell-trade/683264-freemans-low-mid-high-end-trading-scan-heavy.html
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