Welcome to Sports Card Forum

The Ultimate for Everything Sports and Non-Sports Cards

  •  » Are you interested in Sports and Non-Sports Cards
  •  » Looking for a tool to track your collections?
  •  » Need addresses to request for Autographs?
  •  » Want to know about Shows coming to your area?

...then you have come to the right place!

Sports Card Forum can do all of this and much more!!!

Register an account for FREE right now!

Or If you are already a Member, Please log in at the Top/Right of this page!

Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: I need your opinion

  
  1. #1
    SCF Liaison









    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    86,445
    SCF Rewards
    124,803
    Blog Entries
    10
    Country

    I need your opinion

    I have a Roger Clemens 1985 Topps RC. It has a very small nick on one of the corners. Otherwise, it is in mint condition. Should I go ahead and send it in for grading?

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  2. Kronozio
  3. #2




    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    397
    SCF Rewards
    489

    Go ahead. It cannot hurt... :hop:

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  4. #3
    SCF Liaison









    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    86,445
    SCF Rewards
    124,803
    Blog Entries
    10
    Country

    Thank you for responding...I was getting worried that it was a bad idea....

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    Hidden Content , Working on Hidden Content For Charity

    Hidden Content - 120/140 (85.7%), Hidden Content - 107/271 (39.5%)

    ***LOOKING TO PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS? PM ME FOR ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES. WE HAVE RATES AS LITTLE AS LESS THAN $1 A DAY!***


  5. #4




    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    284

    I'm gonna send a 83' Sandberg in, it's centering is off

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  6. #5




    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    397
    SCF Rewards
    489

    Well, because it is such a valuable card (Rookie) it makes more sense. If it was Roger Clemens 1988 card and it was in same condition, I would just keep it in a top loader.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  7. #6




    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    221
    SCF Rewards
    1,406
    Country
    See cdubsportscards's Items on eBay

    If it were me I wouldn't send it in. You said yourself that the card had a knick but the rest of the card was in mint condition. Because of the knick that will most likely drop the overall grade to near mint condition. Also, 1985 Topps cards don't tend to grade well because of the white borders. Under 10x magnifications it's very easy to see any corner damage due to the white borders. If you do get a PSA 8 back it books for $15 on the Beckett LOW end. That is usually what you will get for a card on eBay. Grading costs, shipping there, 2 day shipping backet, etc. will cost you more than $15 so you'll lose money on the deal. Even if you got a PSA 9 back that's only $40 on the low end so you'd make maybe $25 after all the grading and shipping costs. You could probably get $25 just selling it ungraded.

    Also, I wouldn't send in the Sandberg either. In PSA 9 conditional you're looking at a card that will probably sell for $20-$25. Grading and shipping fees will cost you $15 so you'll clear $5-$10. You might as well sell it ungraded as you'll clear the same amount and you won't have to spend an hour filling out PSA form and 3 weeks waiting to get your card back.......just my opinion.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  8. #7






    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Posts
    5,738
    SCF Rewards
    4,983
    Blog Entries
    4
    Country

    on the 83 Sandberg here's an example.

    I sent this in just to encapsulate it, and will probably get more done. There's something about knowing a card will stay in its current condition!

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.
    As of May 2017 ~ STILL Collect the following --> ALL 01-04 UD SP Legendary cuts Mlb G/U *Also, Topps insert Sp's.
    1985T Mlb mini's issue(Canadian release)
    Vintage & Modern issues: Have old school players but want current players? I may want them, please Pm me.Thank You | GINTER G/U

  9. #8




    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    284

    Well I decided against sending the Sandberg in, I'm gonna send in an Allen Iverson Golden Touch rc instead. It's bv is $40

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


About SCF

    Sports Card Forum provides sports and non-sports card collectors a safe place to discuss, buy, sell and trade.

    SCF maintains tools that will allow collectors to manage their collections online, information about what is happening with the hobby, as well as providing robust data to send out for Autographs through the mail.

Follow SCF on