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#1379050 - 09/22/06 01:57 PM Grades popped
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I'll post the latest grade results here instead of under the SGC Registry. A few will end up in my set, but there are also five "crack out PSA/GAI and crossover" cards and 16 "crack out SGC and resubmits" that are worth documenting.

Under the heading of consistency, I cracked out 11 SGC 80 commons hoping for a bump up. Three cards bumped up to SGC 84, the other 8 stayed at 80.

I also cracked out four SGC 86 cards hoping for a bump up. Two stayed the same, one dropped to 84 and one dropped to 80. After cracking that last one, I discovered some uneven surface warping that made the original 86 suspect anyway, so I'm not surprised it got dropped, but how'd they miss it the first time? The other three should have gone to 88, so that's a disappointment.

The last SGC crackout was the elusive #104-Del Rice. Orignally a 60, it graduated up to a 70. It's dead-centered 50/50 and has a good surface, but it's got some honest corner wear. I think 70 is the right grade.

I cracked a PSA 7 #416-Sullivan. It got an 84, one corner away from an 88.
I cracked a PSA 8 #358-Terry. It got an 86, which is a bit harsh, it is nice.
I cracked a GAI 8 #333-Simpson. It got an 88, even though the centering was off. Still the highest graded SGC example out there.
I cracked a GAI 8 #299-Klaus. It got an 84, which is disappointing. It's nice too.
I cracked a GAI 7.5 #153-Marshall. It also got an 84.

Finally, I had four raw cards.
#516-Garcia pulled an 88 (no SGC graded higher).
#472-Freese pulled an 86 (a killer card that is tough to find; might have made 8 with PSA).
#322-Hanebrink NO TRADE pulled an 80, which is acceptable since it was centered about 90/10, but had four PRISTINE corners and no surface wear of any kind.
#300-Ashburn pulled a 70, centered similarly to the Hanebrink, but with one soft corner. The Ashburn came from a cello pack, so the surface is perfect as well.

All-in-all, I wasn't expecting a lot, but I like to play the crack out game. I'm happy with the Garcia, Freese, Simpson, Hanebrink and even the Rice as they will certainly go into my set as upgrades. I'm disappointed in the 86's that failed to bump, because they are very high end (if you can call a half-grade card high end). I'm also puzzled by the Terry, Klaus and Marshall. They were all nice enough to cross to 88, but this time SGC proved to be tougher graders than both PSA and ex-PSA (GAI).

If anyone is interested in scans, I'll post some next week or give a link to my sets.


Edited by bbo (09/22/06 02:03 PM)
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#1379051 - 09/24/06 09:25 AM Re: Grades popped [Re: bbo]
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For some reason, the 59's never excited me too much. Lately, I have been giving them more of a chance and they are really beginning to grow on me. I even made my first 59 graded card purchase.

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#1379052 - 09/28/06 08:38 AM Re: Grades popped [Re: bbo]
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Here are a few of the scans from my latest sub.

322 Hanebrink No Trade from raw ebay purchase

[image]http://www.sgccardregistry.com/images/cards/Item_236_29168_42.jpg[/image]

Highest graded SGC example of 333-Simpson which was GAI 8

[image]http://www.sgccardregistry.com/images.asp?cardid=27241&usetid=109[/image]

Raw pickup of a tough 472 Freese with deep rich color

[image]http://www.sgccardregistry.com/images/cards/Item_236_27319_42.jpg[/image]

516 Mike Garcia, another raw pickup

[image]http://www.sgccardregistry.com/images/cards/Item_236_27282_42.jpg[/image]

I don't quite have the hang of it as far as posting the scan directly in the thread. Any help?


Edited by bbo (09/28/06 08:43 AM)
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#1379053 - 09/28/06 08:51 AM Re: Grades popped [Re: FYS]
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FYS, nice centering on your Dodgers Team card. I would have bid higher if the corners were a little sharper. Couldn't let you have it too inexpensively, though.
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#1379054 - 09/28/06 09:38 AM Re: Grades popped [Re: bbo]
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I even picked up another one (Miksis).

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#1379055 - 09/28/06 09:45 AM Re: Grades popped [Re: bbo]
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FYS, nice centering on your Dodgers Team card. I would have bid higher if the corners were a little sharper. Couldn't let you have it too inexpensively, though.




I didn't notice that you were the underbidder before. Isn't there a no schilling rule amongst board members? Still a good deal, even with your schill.
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#1379056 - 09/28/06 07:16 PM Re: Grades popped [Re: bbo]
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FYS, nice centering on your Dodgers Team card. I would have bid higher if the corners were a little sharper. Couldn't let you have it too inexpensively, though.




Got the card today. A very accurately graded 88. The bottom left corner, however, should keep it from ever being a 92. The top corners are rock solid and the bottom right corner looks better in person than the scan shows.


Edited by FYS (09/28/06 07:18 PM)
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#1379057 - 09/28/06 07:58 PM Re: Grades popped [Re: FYS]
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That was a decent price. But the population is not all that scarce. It's from the 6th series (441-506) and there's plenty of 'em out there.

It was the bottom corners that bothered me. Glad to hear one of the two is solid. My 86 is o/c but the corners are as sharp as pimp on New Year's Eve.

And you know what I think about corners and centering. Just because I like hearing myself type it out...

I like my cards like I like my women. A little off centered is OK, as long as there's no signs of handling or abuse.
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#1379058 - 09/29/06 08:31 AM Re: Grades popped [Re: bbo]
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I like my cards like I like my women. A little off centered is OK, as long as there's no signs of handling or abuse.





Me too!

I like them like they look right out of a pack.



Tony
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#1379059 - 09/29/06 08:31 AM Re: Grades popped [Re: aconte]
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And oh yeah....

Nice cards guys!

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