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Old 03-15-2008, 12:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2007 Bowman Sterling - BGS Results

I got these back today. Does anyone have an idea as to why the Bumgarner got a 9 on the autograph?

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Old 03-15-2008, 01:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I pulled out my set and it looks identical to the one I have. Mine is better centered on the sticker, but I doubt that makes a difference.
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Old 03-15-2008, 01:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I always thought that the only way you got a non-10 on the auto was when part of the signature went off the sticker or out of the designated auto area.
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That's what I thought too, is there a finger print on the auto or something else on the sticker that might not show up on the scan?? I was not kidding when I said identical, yours is a mirror image of mine.
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I agree with you about the auto being off the sticker or in the case of a cut auto, off the designated space. This info was in one of the beckett articles not too long ago. As I recall you would get less than a perfect grade if there was a crease also across the sig. I don't remember which issue it was though. That auto looks as lousy as all the others you got a 10 on...doesn't make sense.
I also would be careful bidding on graded cards by beckett with folks you don't know. A few young adult kids come to a show I do and get cards from some of the high end dealers who sell at shows and online. They have an in with some of the people at beckett so I hear that beckett will give those cards a higher grade than they normally would receive. Have to love it. Sorry about your grade on the auto.
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Old 03-15-2008, 05:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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reasons for 9 auto grades-

auto's 'off center' (think USA/02 UD PP autos) and/or 'cut off'

auto's faded

auto's smudged

'surface funk' on sticker (think 04 ee and sp prospects)

auto's 'incomplete' compared to other versions graded by bgs

auto looks like the pen was 'lifted up' @ some point
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Can't really tell for sure from the scan but the Bumgarner auto looks like it fades a bit at the end.
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I was thinking of "auto's 'incomplete' compared to other versions graded by bgs" but what Bill5 is saying makes sense too. I mean, whatever it is, you know it's something petty because it is still a 9.
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