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#2012467 - 11/15/12 04:31 AM Half grades? Who is better with them SGC,PSA or BGS??
33rdStreet
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I know that SGC and BGS had them long before PSA. It's been my experience that SGC will hand out and 86 or 92 alot quicker than PSA will give the .5 grade. Not much experience with BGS. If the card isnt centered well for the grade you can forget the .5 at PSA it seems to me that they don't like giving the half grade. SGC on the other hand seems to take the card as a whole. I have numerous SGC cards in 86 that I'm positive would sit in PSA 7 holders but have recently crossed some SGC 7's that were nicely centered on three differnt sub's and they were the card that received the bump.

In short the half grades are unpredictable to me and probably always will be. How does everyone else feel about them?

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#2012470 - 11/15/12 06:48 AM Re: Half grades? Who is better with them SGC,PSA or BGS?? [Re: 33rdStreet]
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I think you are pretty much correct. I think PSA treats them like they are the cream of the grade so less than 10% of any given grade get the .5, which is kinda bs in my mind. I have had a 60 card PSA sub that didnt get one half grade and a number of smaller subs also get blanked. I think SGC and BVG do it right in that its the top half of the cards in any grade.
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#2012471 - 11/15/12 07:07 AM Re: Half grades? Who is better with them SGC,PSA or BGS?? [Re: SMtJoy]
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I agree it's crazy but I've recently had three sub's to PSA for my 55 and 56 sets. Over a hundred cards total and the three .5 grades I got were cracked nicely centered SGC 7's. Everything else was a 7 or an 8. I think PSA did a decent job but think they miss the mark with their half grades.
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#2012472 - 11/15/12 07:10 AM Re: Half grades? Who is better with them SGC,PSA or BGS?? [Re: 33rdStreet]
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Not mention that on every sub since they've started half grades I always receive exactly one half grade. Big sub little sub it doesn't matter. Started me thinking that there's some sort of policy on those grades or something? Has anyone had a PSA sub where you've received alot of half grades. I've had SGC sub's were the half grade was almost everyone.
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