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Old 06-16-2011, 11:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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what should i look for when im grading a card? idealy id like to get atleast a 9 if not a 9.5- 10. can everybody tell me what to look for
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Old 06-16-2011, 11:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I look for cards potenial submit under light for corners are they sharp edges are clean and smooth surface is it clean front and back. I have submited bunch stuff past few months think getting better at it got ton of 9,9.5 if want check out bucket. It also help if unsure of something that also have it marked with minium to encase what do with mine mark minium of 9 everything I submit.
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Old 06-17-2011, 12:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I use a loupe and examine all of the edges / corners for any splitting / fraying / folds / bends and anything out of the ordinary. As for the centering i usually eyeball is as we all can somewhat tell if it's severely off centered, the back and be slightly more off than the front. As for the surface i usually take the card out of the case and scrutinize it under a bright light for scratches / dents. When i grade I only get it slabbed 9.5 and on rare rare rare occasions have some cards graded 9.0 (the thicker stock cards) as anything lower usually is a waste, because they don't sell as well as raw. Always have a 2nd person check your cards as well because to see if you've overlooked something, i know i'm guilty of over estimating the condition of my cards. Grading gets super expensive and it's best to be right most of the time.
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Old 06-17-2011, 04:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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ok thanks guys
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