Originally Posted by michael3322
I would be upset if I bought a box for $450 and the cards will grade only 8 or 8.5 at best (some of the cards look like 7s). Given the importance high-end card collectors put on PSA / BGS slabs, the imperfect condition of the cards is certainly going to lower their sale price. Topps should be innovating new solutions around this, rather than repeating mistakes from years ago.
Eye appeal is all that's really important for high end. Grading isn't as big a deal for veteran based products. It may knock off a little bit of the price but a collector is generally not going to care about a .5 difference unless it's Bowman.