You have made many references to auto cards in threads which are obviously the more rare and desired card from a more modern set.
Since older cards are only base cards the only way to differentiate them is by the condition. That is where grading comes into the equation.
Grades make standard trading cards into insert cards.
If you have any of those WCW auto cards that you are into and they are actually close to mint I would get them graded. I have long thought those could do really well in high grade holders.