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Old 07-15-2013, 07:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 1979-80 Wayne Gretzky OPC Rookie Card, Should i get this graded?

I recently bought this Gretzky card off a friend. It looks to be in near mint or better condition to me, Centering is prob the biggest flaw besides very slight rough cuts to the sides of cards, which ive noticed is common in the OPC version. Is this worth grading and what type of grade could it get. Which company should i send it in too. Right now im leaning towards Beckett.



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Old 07-15-2013, 10:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Yeah that centring looks pretty rough, although if you grade it and it gets anything higher than a 6.5, it's easily worth $500 +
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
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PSA for something like this, you can still get a high grade with the OC designation. BGS will ding it pretty hard for centering
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the replies. One reason i'm not keen on sending to PSA is having to sign up and pay for a membership. It will def grade a 6 or 7 from PSA, but will prob get the OC(off center) label, which i feel would affect future sell value vs BVG which doesnt mark things off center but may hurt grade a little.
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Truth be told the proverbial "it is what it is" applies here, unless you sell it to a blind person.

With that don't try to fool yourself or fool others by a disillusional grade to market the card by and sell it or keep it in your collection to brag about.

Otherwise just submit it to one of the lame grading companies who will give it a perfect 10 and be done with it.

In one breath, PSA will give it a higher grade with the (OC) designation. Anyone willing to buy this card knows what (OC) is and will take that into account.

In another breath, if you get this graded by BGS and you get hit on the centering but the other 3 aspects of the card grades high, you can at least know the condition and have the disclaimer about the centering.

Anyone who has anything close to 20/20 vision will see the card at face value aside from any grading metrics.

To me it's a beautiful card you have and the centering is the only problem, and that's usually the weakest, least important aspect of a card. your corners, edges and surface looks pretty good to me. The rough cut is typical.

I'd recommend going with Beckett. Avoid the PSA fees and get a better slab and nicer grading system. Especially true if for your own personal collection.
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Old 07-17-2013, 02:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for the advice. I think i will prob send in to beckett


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Truth be told the proverbial "it is what it is" applies here, unless you sell it to a blind person.

With that don't try to fool yourself or fool others by a disillusional grade to market the card by and sell it or keep it in your collection to brag about.

Otherwise just submit it to one of the lame grading companies who will give it a perfect 10 and be done with it.

In one breath, PSA will give it a higher grade with the (OC) designation. Anyone willing to buy this card knows what (OC) is and will take that into account.

In another breath, if you get this graded by BGS and you get hit on the centering but the other 3 aspects of the card grades high, you can at least know the condition and have the disclaimer about the centering.

Anyone who has anything close to 20/20 vision will see the card at face value aside from any grading metrics.

To me it's a beautiful card you have and the centering is the only problem, and that's usually the weakest, least important aspect of a card. your corners, edges and surface looks pretty good to me. The rough cut is typical.

I'd recommend going with Beckett. Avoid the PSA fees and get a better slab and nicer grading system. Especially true if for your own personal collection.
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