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#152078 - 06/28/03 06:43 PM Reports From SportsFest?
The Amazing Card-Man

Registered: 04/13/02
Posts: 948
Loc: Alexandria, Va

Any reports from SportsFest?
---- Matthew T. Natale Alexandria, Virginia Completed 1977 Topps Baseball SGC Graded Set, Average Grade 92.89

#152079 - 06/30/03 11:30 AM Re: Reports From SportsFest? [Re: vayank]
(S)uper Collector

Registered: 06/11/02
Posts: 293

I just spoke to a small dealer who said he was disappointed with the show. He wouldn't go into details. He just sounded extremely depressed.
#152080 - 07/01/03 05:07 PM Re: Reports From SportsFest? [Re: vayank]
Collector is an understatement.

Registered: 12/08/02
Posts: 163

I was at Sportsfest for all three days. The first day (friday) was slow with a relatively small crowd. However, the last two days picked up in attendance and action at dealer tables. Seemed like a fair amount of people checking out cards. I was able to pick up some nice NM-MT 1971 raw cards that SGC graded as 88s. I also was able to watch GAI grade cards, as unlike PSA and SGC, the GAI graders were not behind a curtain and you could watch them grade. What I saw was that most cards were not examined under magnification or sophisticated lights, and are graded rather quickly.

#152081 - 07/02/03 07:18 AM If that is how GAI grades then they are sorry bunch [Re: wrigleyfield]
(S)uper Collector

Registered: 11/15/02
Posts: 496

I own one GAI graded card; 1974 Rod Carew 8. It looks more like a 7 or 7.5 when I compare it to what I have in SGC, SCD and BVG holders. I've never seen cards graded at shows (seems so expensive), but it is an interesting topic of whether or not you want the public to see your grading methods and tools. hmmm....I see pros and cons for both.

Enjoy Your Collection & SKOL VIKINGS!


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