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Old 08-02-2013, 08:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So this is an update, I found out I can get 50 auto cards graded for $450 and that includes everything. I know that slabs raise the value of the card if they are returned at a high grade, but I have NEVER done this before personally so I'm a little hesitant to do so.

Most of my cards are bowman chrome autos of prospects. 45/50 are certified autos, which tacks on an additional $2 per card.

I have the following Bowman Chrome cards lined up to get graded:

Base chrome:
Stefen Romero (2)
Matt Szczur (2)
Taijuan Walker
Justin Nicolino
Jesse Biddle (6)
Rougned Odor
Charlie Tilson
Nolan Fontana (2)
Kyle Zimmer (2)
Tyler Naquin (3)
Matt Barnes
Keyvius Sampson (2)
Taylor Guerieri
Zach Wheeler
Sam Selman (3)
Kolten Wong (2)
Kyle Crick
Tyler Skaggs
CJ Edwards
Mike Olt
Travis Harrison
Sonny Gray base (2)
Robert Stephenson (limited /146)

Refractor /150:
Matt Szczur
Jesse Biddle (3)
Mike Olt
Sam Selman

Blue:
Jesse Biddle /150
Mike Olt /150
Sam Selman /150
Stefen Romero /150
Avasail Garcia /250


Please leave your advice as to what you would do in a similar situation. Are the base cards worth getting slabbed? They are decently high end prospects. I'm getting quite a price cut with the 50 cards being sent in, but I want to be sure it's worth it in doing so. They are all in good condition I'd say the 95% would grade better than a 9. I just don't know if I should take advantage of the offer, or if the offer is taking advantage of me - if that makes sense? $450 is a daunting number and I don't want to get caught up in the moment and just send them in because I have them for a good deal.

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Old 08-02-2013, 08:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You might want to check out submitting your cards via COMC and compare costs.

I wouldn't grade base cards unless they are key cards of the set.
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Old 08-02-2013, 08:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Base cards are really only worth grading if you intend to keep, or are almost 100% certain they are the next Trout/Harper. Thats about the only way you can make money grading base it seems. At least in my experience.
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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to the top, please help!
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Have you looked at what some of the graded cards similar to yours are selling for?

For example:

Ebay sold: $20 dlvd- Joe Smith base auto BGS 9.5/10 auto
Ebay sold: $15 dlvd- Joe Smith base auto BGS 9/10 auto
Ebay sold: $14 dlvd- Joe Smith base auto RAW

So even with your $9 fee, the Smith RAW would put your investment at $23, when you could have made a purchase of just $20 for an already slabbed 9.5/10. See what I'm trying to say?
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Old 08-04-2013, 12:06 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Have you looked at what some of the graded cards similar to yours are selling for?

For example:

Ebay sold: $20 dlvd- Joe Smith base auto BGS 9.5/10 auto
Ebay sold: $15 dlvd- Joe Smith base auto BGS 9/10 auto
Ebay sold: $14 dlvd- Joe Smith base auto RAW

So even with your $9 fee, the Smith RAW would put your investment at $23, when you could have made a purchase of just $20 for an already slabbed 9.5/10. See what I'm trying to say?
Exactly. Itd be best to take a little time and research whether itd be worth it!
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Old 08-04-2013, 03:48 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Have you looked at what some of the graded cards similar to yours are selling for?

For example:

Ebay sold: $20 dlvd- Joe Smith base auto BGS 9.5/10 auto
Ebay sold: $15 dlvd- Joe Smith base auto BGS 9/10 auto
Ebay sold: $14 dlvd- Joe Smith base auto RAW

So even with your $9 fee, the Smith RAW would put your investment at $23, when you could have made a purchase of just $20 for an already slabbed 9.5/10. See what I'm trying to say?
That's a great idea, I've thought of something similar to that, but you never know what they're worth today as opposed to a week from now. Maybe CJ Edwards throws 2 no hitters the next few games and get's called up - his card is going to shoot way up. I think the players I have are fairly good athletes and will be able to perform at some point or another. It's just that gamble I guess...Thanks for your input!
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