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#2012459 - 11/14/12 04:48 PM psa..bgc??
ptmptm
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whos the best grading service??confused.sgc..psa or sgc or bgc

Edited by ptmptm (11/14/12 04:49 PM)

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#2012461 - 11/14/12 04:53 PM Re: psa..bgc?? [Re: ptmptm]
Blackie
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Well your on the SGC boards so were a bit biased at times i guess but since you asked

SGC is most consistent and has best customer service
BGS is good for moderns
PSA......not sure what they are good for yet...LOL



Edited by Blackie (11/14/12 04:54 PM)
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#2012462 - 11/14/12 05:08 PM Re: psa..bgc?? [Re: Blackie]
33rdStreet
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I agree that SGC is the most consistent, they are great on turn around times and there holders present cards the best IMO.

I have to say PSA is my second choice but I won't say they don't dictate the hobby.....they do I just prefer SGC and think they will close the gap with a few moves the board members always discuss here.

BGS/BVG can be good to ( modern just as Rob said) but If given the choice I'll take a card in an SGC or PSA holder over them 100 percent of the time.

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#2012465 - 11/14/12 06:55 PM Re: psa..bgc?? [Re: 33rdStreet]
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I've bought some BGS/BVG cards that have crossed to Sgc. Some though did drop a grade. I have been lucky enough not to have had any come back trimmed or altered. But again, my sample size is pretty small.

I like Sgc and Psa depending on what I want. Most of my personal stuff is Sgc graded.

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#2012466 - 11/14/12 11:17 PM Re: psa..bgc?? [Re: aconte]
Mintacular
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I would not trust BVG with vintage, modern ok. PSA typically has better resale value for post-war cards and IMO are pretty consistent. SGC is also consistent but maybe too lenient on higher grade NM-MT stuff. SGC better customer service
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#2012510 - 11/16/12 03:40 AM Re: psa..bgc?? [Re: Mintacular]
BigRedOne
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In regards to my 1971 Topps football set, SGC is absolutely brutal on the higher grades. When I see the SGC card with the centering I want, Im confident that am getting a higher quality card and service from SGC. Many are content to settle for the inconsistant cards in PSA holders because they are:

1- Obssessed with making their Registry set look better regardless of the actual card in the holder.

2- The precieved value of the card is more important than the card itself. Often PSA gain higher values( see reason #1)

Ive never used Beckett, so I can't say.

There really is no "Best", Just personal opinons.

Actually the Best is RAW

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#2012516 - 11/16/12 05:26 AM Re: psa..bgc?? [Re: BigRedOne]
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 Originally Posted By: BigRedOne
Many are content to settle for the inconsistant cards in PSA holders because they are:

1- Obssessed with making their Registry set look better regardless of the actual card in the holder.

2- The precieved value of the card is more important than the card itself. Often PSA gain higher values( see reason #1)


There really is no "Best", Just personal opinons.

Actually the Best is RAW

John


I couldn't agree more, especially "The Best is Raw."
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#2012583 - 11/17/12 01:44 PM Re: psa..bgc?? [Re: trex]
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Times, they are a-changing.

1999-2006 or so, PSA was best, most accurate.
2006-2011, SGC surpassed them for consistency, as PSA was overwhelmed with volume, suffered incredible grader turnover and began pursuit of screw-the-customer policy of half-grades.
2011-present, no one deserves the honor, IMHO.
Beckett?? Please! Dr. Jim should've stuck to price guides.
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