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Thread: Is grading worth it?
01-13-2013, 09:15 AM #11
-EthanCollecting Mask Cards
01-14-2013, 08:29 AM #12
TOP WANTS 07/08 ITG Ultimate Cornerstones /9
any and all
01-14-2013, 05:42 PM #13
01-14-2013, 06:24 PM #14
I hate having a greaded card I will never buy one either even if its a 10. I would consider getting one graded if I feel pretty confident that it would grade 9.5 or 10 and im going to sell it. I cant say no to maybe turning a RNH FWA into a graded FWA 9.5 with s nice $75 profit.Bucket: Hidden Content
Looking for Penguins, any top player or retired player Autos. Aswell as any Beau Bennett Olli Maatta Derrick Pouliot and 11-12 Sign of the Times
01-15-2013, 01:07 PM #15
they have group grading submissions here at scf which comes down to 6-7 a card about every two months or so.[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]~collect jonathan toews, brian vickers, brian elliott ~
~fan of chicago bears, blackhawks, white sox, bulls, iowa hawkeyes~
2011 ALL-STAR * LEAGUE LEADER IN SAVE % AND G.A.A. BRIAN ELLIOTT
01-15-2013, 05:01 PM #16
01-28-2013, 01:05 AM #17
Thought I'd get in on this varied list of opinions.
order of mine from September 2011. 3 outta 20 ain't bad. It's easy to let all the overhead get away from you when you're calculating the overall cost of getting something graded though, so I agree with paying attention to that.
Others, such as myself (to a fanatical extent), enjoy/prefer the quality of the piece or collection as opposed to the number of ticks on the checklist. I picture a PC mailday for these two groupings of people would go something like this: Condition/GU quality enthusiast says, "Yay! :)" Checklist enthusiast says, "Alright! That one's out of the way" (With an escalating level of smiley faces dependent on the print run of the card.)
This is just my perspective on it, and I clearly stated what side I'm on though I'd like to think I can be unbiased about this. I've done my share of collecting from both sides. I can honestly say when I was more focused on a single PC player, my above reaction is generally how I was on a PC mailday, unless it was a badass quality GU piece. Holding out for quality certain slows your completion progress, sometimes to a crawl, I'd never deny that. But if your ultimate goal/bragging point is the quality of every single piece, it won't bother you. Your collecting "itch" will be better scratched by the better quality one it took a little longer to acquire.
If we all keep chipping in our 2 cents maybe we can split a cup of Tim's! (You guys buy it though, there's none in Seattle :/)
Adam¤ Looking for anything with Team Canada on it. ¤¤ Also: ¤¤ '14 Topps Museum Autos ¤ '14 Topps Archives '71-72 Hockey Inserts ¤