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#2015845 - 02/22/13 07:24 PM Just wondering....(maris Rc)
Mintacular
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How this card could get a "6", and mine a 5.5:

Maris 6



What does this say about grading? Shouldn't grading reflect eye appeal?
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#2015846 - 02/22/13 09:08 PM Re: Just wondering....(maris Rc) [Re: Mintacular]
hitman
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Pat, I would agree yours is better by far. Your corners are better also registration is better plus eye appeal is a lot better. This is another case of by the card not the holder.
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#2015848 - 02/23/13 05:46 AM Re: Just wondering....(maris Rc) [Re: Mintacular]
bbo
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That's easy to answer. It's when the card was graded. I'd venture to guess your 5.5 was graded more recently than the 6 you link to on eBay. My whole issue with TPG, especially with SGC over the past couple of years, has been the change in grading standards.

If I were you, I'd buy the 6 and send both in to SGC and ask for a regrade. At a minimum, they should switch the grades.
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