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Default PSA Flip Question

I am embarking on my first serious venture into vintage and I apologize for the basic nature of my questions. As a modern / autograph collector, I am intimately familiar with BGS slabs, and the old/new label phenomenon of the slabs.

In collecting vintage, I am primarily going after PSA flips. I read that the red flips are for graded cards, and blue flips are only for autograph grade, but that a red flip may also have an authenticated autograph as well.

My real question centers around old and new PSA labels. I see different fonts on earlier numbers, also PSA slabs with holograms on the back (of the early numbers) but not any longer. Are higher grades with earlier labels more valuable / more scrutinized as compared to newer labels? (a phenomenon seen with the old/new BGS labels, in my opinion). Also, besides checking serial #'s and examining the cases for "frosting" is there anything that I need to look out for when purchasing vintage? I do feel much more secure buying graded, and I'm not looking for super high dollar cards (yet).

Thank you for answering my vintage newbie questions!
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