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Old 12-31-2012, 05:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How to crack open a PSA case to get re-graded?

So I bought 2 LeBron Topps Chrome Rookies off a guy and 1 was non graded, 1 was graded PSA 9. I planned on sending the non into BGS and just keeping the PSA 9 as is but the case to it got cracked in shipping pretty bad, to a point to where I'd have to sell it at a discount price probably.. As far as I can tell I don't think the card got damaged thankfully, but I do want to crack it open and just send it in to BGS.

I've never cracked open a grade case before. What is the best way to do it without damaging the card to get it out? Thanks for any advice I appreciate it.
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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simple take a pair of sidecutters(used to cut wire) and cut either the top right or top left corner. once it breaks of the corner slip a screwdriver in between the two pieces(be careful not to hit the card) and thats a wrap
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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check youtube
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Psa cases are risky as they can easily split...get a flat edge to try and pry the whole width at the same time once you snip a corner. And good luck.
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:56 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Got it open and out of there safely! Luckily the card was not at all damaged. I got lucky because it was cracked pretty bad at the bottom.

Smack I may get in on a group sub in the future but since this is my first submission I want to send em in solo and see how it goes. Thanks for offering though!
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