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Old 10-22-2008, 11:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default PSA/BGS Grading Question

My LCS wasn't much help with this question, so I'm hoping someone here can lend a hand. I have a 2005 Bowman Chrome Draft Jay Bruce Refractor that I'm considering getting graded. I'll post pics later, but the front is pretty close to perfect - great centering (no worse than 55/45 anywhere), sharp corners, good surface. The back, however, has very poor centering (80/20 LR and 65/35 TB).

Does PSA grade the back and the front of a card? Probably a dumb question, since I know BGS does.

If I can pull a 9 out of it from either one, I'll get it graded - otherwise, I'll keep it raw. I know I can submit a 'Min Grade' request, but I was hoping for some insight before I go to the hassle.

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Old 10-22-2008, 11:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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PSA Sports Card Grading Standards

...but to answer your question -- if it is perfect besides the 80/20 and 65/35 on back, you should be able to get a PSA 9 according to their standards.
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Old 12-29-2008, 02:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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OK... I'm not complaining about this at all, but found it interesting that the card in question (2005 Bowman Chrome Draft Jay Bruce Refractor) came back with a '10' for Centering! It's the same card I submitted last month... with 80/20 LR and 65/35 TB centering on the back. The front is perfect, though.

So much for the back of a card counting in the grade. Good thing... this came back as a 9.5.
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Old 12-29-2008, 03:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I was under the impression that BGS doesnt care at all about the back centering-which makes no sense to me.....I didnt know this till about a year ago... still refuse to send stuff in because of how biased and judgemental grading is

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