I won a 1909 E92 Dockmans Gum card in the Sterling Auction that closed last night. When I went to look up the pop report for that issue, there is a column for the grade "35"...with zero cards graded for that grade.
I also had a BIN yesterday for a 1936 World Wide Gum card, and the "35" shows up in the pop report for that issue too.
I haven't looked at any post-WW2 pop reports yet - I just assumed that they have the 35 grade there too...
I agree I dont think this is like the PSA money grab where Joe O many times said they would never be half grades. Then they do it and oh yea send in your cards our way and we will charge you for a chance to upgrade, lol.
I just think the SGC scale needed a little tune up and adding the remaining grades would do just that.
I dont think folks with stacks on SGC 30's are going to rush out to resub for a bump any time soon. I have lots at that grade and dont plan to send any in. The few that would get sent in are likely t206 wagner/plank, 52 mantle would be worth it but thats all I see.