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Old 10-25-2012, 12:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Which grading service/s do you use?

And what are your thoughts on the company you use?
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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For modern stuff I use BGS, for vintage I use SGC.
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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For modern stuff I use BGS, for vintage I use SGC.
Same, but I prefer PSA for vintage.
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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BGS is by far the best IMO for modern stuff.
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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For modern stuff I use BGS, for vintage I use SGC.
Agreed. SCG just has a nicer slab and holder in my opinion. Vintage looks great in SCG.
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:31 PM   #6 (permalink)
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after doing a bunch with both BGS & PSA recently, I think I'll stick with PSA for vintage, and go with BGS for modern & autos. i know a lot of people have said the same, but I was able to make my mind up on my own based on what I've seen.

I just had my monthly special with PSA take 58 days on a 45 day sub, so that was frustrating, but the price was right, and I was able to live without the vintage for a while. the modern stuff that i wanted to flip took a hit though, now that the season is ending. i like both slabs, the PSA, make you feel closer to the card, in my opinion, while the sturdy thick BGS ones feel like a secure safe around my high end autos.

i also initially didn't like the separate BGS auto grade, but now I think I like it, because even if the card isn't a 9.5, it's still nice seeing that 10 on the label. it's pretty easy picking out singles on ebay that have 10 autos. but i often grade my own PC stuff to lock in the condition, and i'm not really a dealer, so my opinions are my own. that being said, i am posting a couple of my PSA's i just got back over in the marketplace to fund more PC purchases!

oh, and i've never tried SGC, so i can't comment on that. if you have any other questions about either one, feel free to ask!
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:50 PM   #7 (permalink)
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For modern stuff I use BGS, for vintage I use SGC.
I'm guessing you go PSA if the Auto won't catch a 10, lol?
Aside from the joke, I agree, BGS is the standard for modern and SGC I find underrated.
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:52 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Modern BGS
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:53 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I remember when BGS first came out, they were so strict. I then stopped collecting for a while and came back into the hobby recently and found out that they now give out 9.5's like it's nothing. When did they start to sacrifice quality for quantity? Just a shame they just let their standards go down the drain.

Ditto for PSA but i think they have been more consistent throughout the years. They gave out more 10's in the early years but they didn't sacrifice their consistency. That's why PSA 10's go for a lot more than BGS 9.5's right now when in the past, BGS 9.5's blew away any PSA 10s.

SGC just seems to be the most accurate. They never sacrificed their consistency in their grades. But they are obviously not as popular as the other 2.

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Old 10-25-2012, 03:15 PM   #11 (permalink)
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What do u guys think about sgc? Do u view it on the same level as psa and bgs? Or do u think they are a tad below the big 2? From what i understand, sgc is about as good as it gets when it comes to vintage, especially oddball vintage.
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:04 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:40 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Anyone in here use SGC?
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:42 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Anyone in here use SGC?
a few posts mentioned SGC
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I just got a batch back from SGC and i must say, they are tough. I thought i sent in top notch cards which i hand picked from an already nice batch. But i guess i respect them for being consistent and not just giving out 98's like it's nothing.

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Item # Year Publisher Set Card# Player Name Description Grade
1 1989 Pro Set 494 BARRY SANDERS ROOKIE 96
2 1989 Pro Set 494 BARRY SANDERS ROOKIE 96
3 1989 Pro Set 494 BARRY SANDERS ROOKIE 96
4 1989 Pro Set 494 BARRY SANDERS ROOKIE 96
5 1989 Pro Set 494 BARRY SANDERS ROOKIE 92
6 1989 Pro Set 494 BARRY SANDERS ROOKIE 98
7 1989 Pro Set 494 BARRY SANDERS ROOKIE 80
8 1989 Pro Set 494 BARRY SANDERS ROOKIE 96
9 1989 Pro Set 494 BARRY SANDERS ROOKIE 96
10 1989 Donruss Rookies 3 KEN GRIFFEY JR. 96
11 1989 Donruss Rookies 3 KEN GRIFFEY JR. 96
12 1989 Donruss Rookies 3 KEN GRIFFEY JR. 96
13 1989 Donruss Rookies 3 KEN GRIFFEY JR. 96
14 1989 Donruss Rookies 3 KEN GRIFFEY JR. 96
15 1989 Donruss Rookies 3 KEN GRIFFEY JR. 96
16 1989 Donruss Rookies 3 KEN GRIFFEY JR. 88
17 1989 Donruss Rookies 3 KEN GRIFFEY JR. 96
18 1989 Donruss Rookies 3 KEN GRIFFEY JR. 88
19 1989 Donruss Rookies 3 KEN GRIFFEY JR. 96
20 1989 Donruss Rookies 3 KEN GRIFFEY JR. 96
21 1989 Donruss Rookies 3 KEN GRIFFEY JR. 92
22 1989 Upper Deck 25 RANDY JOHNSON ROOKIE 96
23 1989 Upper Deck 25 RANDY JOHNSON ROOKIE 96
24 1989 Upper Deck 25 RANDY JOHNSON ROOKIE 88
25 1989 Upper Deck 25 RANDY JOHNSON ROOKIE 92
26 1989 Upper Deck 25 RANDY JOHNSON ROOKIE 96
27 1989 Upper Deck 25 RANDY JOHNSON ROOKIE 88
28 1989 Upper Deck 25 RANDY JOHNSON ROOKIE 92
29 1991 Upper Deck Final Ed. 2F PEDRO MARTINEZ ROOKIE 98
30 1991 Upper Deck Final Ed. 2F PEDRO MARTINEZ ROOKIE 98
31 1991 Upper Deck Final Ed. 2F PEDRO MARTINEZ ROOKIE 84
32 1991 Upper Deck Final Ed. 2F PEDRO MARTINEZ ROOKIE 96
33 1991 Upper Deck Final Ed. 2F PEDRO MARTINEZ ROOKIE 98
34 1991 Upper Deck Final Ed. 2F PEDRO MARTINEZ ROOKIE 96
35 1991 Upper Deck Final Ed. 2F PEDRO MARTINEZ ROOKIE 92
36 1991 Upper Deck Final Ed. 2F PEDRO MARTINEZ ROOKIE 96
37 1991 Upper Deck Final Ed. 2F PEDRO MARTINEZ ROOKIE 92
38 1991 Upper Deck Final Ed. 2F PEDRO MARTINEZ ROOKIE 96
39 1991 Upper Deck Final Ed. 2F PEDRO MARTINEZ ROOKIE 98
40 1991 Upper Deck Final Ed. 2F PEDRO MARTINEZ ROOKIE 96
41 1991 Upper Deck Final Ed. 2F PEDRO MARTINEZ ROOKIE 88
42 1991 Upper Deck Final Ed. 2F PEDRO MARTINEZ ROOKIE 98
43 1991 Upper Deck Final Ed. 2F PEDRO MARTINEZ ROOKIE 96
44 1992 Leaf BC-3 PEDRO MARTINEZ Gold Leaf Rookie 96
45 1992 Leaf BC-3 PEDRO MARTINEZ Gold Leaf Rookie 96
46 1992 Leaf BC-3 PEDRO MARTINEZ Gold Leaf Rookie 92
47 1989 Score 257 BARRY SANDERS ROOKIE 96
48 1985 Topps Tiffany 493 OREL HERSHISER ROOKIE 92
49 1987 Topps Traded Tiffany 70T GREG MADDUX ROOKIE 96
50 1987 Topps Traded Tiffany 70T GREG MADDUX ROOKIE 88
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Bgs for modern
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