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#67373 - 02/24/03 01:34 AM Submitting Cards
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I'm considering submitting some 1955 and 1956's for grading. My only experience so far is with Beckett. They are pretty detailed in how to pack. I used Card Saver # 1, taped in cardboard, and double packed them. Any particular recommendations for SCG grading?
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#67374 - 02/24/03 12:13 PM Re: Submitting Cards [Re: bbfan454]
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bbfan454,

I do the same as you. I use Card Saver I's on most cards and Card Saver II's on the smaller issues (pre-war, T-cards, early Bowmans, etc.). Double-packing is also a good idea. I use one half of a large lucite screwdown on each side of the group of cards (if the group isn't too large) and rubber-band them securely.

It sounds like you're doing just fine!

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#67375 - 02/24/03 11:31 PM why not top loaders instead of card savers? [Re: MW1]
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Card savers seem real flimsy and I find it difficult to take cards in/out of them. The one time I sent cards to Beckett I originally put in Card Savers based upon their recommendation but then took them out to go in top loaders with an inner penny sleeve. I then taped the top to restrict movement. I then put thick cardboard between the 4 cards.

What are the pros/cons of Card Savers versus Top Loaders?
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#67376 - 02/25/03 12:53 AM Re: why not top loaders instead of card savers? [Re: estang]
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I keep it simple. Penny sleeve, top loader, and a mass of bubble wrap for each stack of 25. Ship in sturdy boxes with more bubble wrap or newspaper to immobilize stacks inside the box. Drop a copy of the invoice on top. Close top, address, tape and ship.
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#67377 - 02/25/03 03:02 AM Re: why not top loaders instead of card savers? [Re: vayank]
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Ok, thanks. Seems careful packaging is the main criteria. And yea I have a hard time with Card Savers, especially the larger and heavier stocked 55s and 56s. Next question: seems there are multple return mail options vs Beckett's FEDEX only. Let's say I have 20 cards that I value at $2000. What is the better return mail optio? Also, what happens if anything if say my Koufax rookie gets a super high grade. Isn't it then under insured? Thanks again.
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#67378 - 02/25/03 03:39 AM Re: why not top loaders instead of card savers? [Re: bbfan454]
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bbfan454

What I have done for cards that I think are either locks for a higher cross-over grade or some real nice raw vintage - I use SGC's price guide or other list to approximate the value of the card at the grade that I think the cards will come back as. Maybe not the best approach, but I don't think it is a good idea to insured raw cards for what you paid for them, especially when they have a real shot at a high slab grade.

In terms of return postage - I almost always select Fedex. I believe there is an additional $1 charge if the insured value exceeds $500 or maybe a grand. I can't remember. But the coverage seems to be quite high. MW1 or some of the larger ticket item collectors will be able to answer this question.

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#67379 - 02/25/03 05:37 AM Re: why not top loaders instead of card savers? [Re: stanthemanfan]
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So, just FEDEX charge plus a dollar per additional $500. Registered mail fee only applies to USPS? Order form confused me a bit, but I'm an old man so I have excuses. Thanks.
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#67380 - 02/25/03 05:46 AM Re: why not top loaders instead of card savers? [Re: bbfan454]
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Yes sir,

Basic FedEx gets you $500 insurance and each additional dollar fgets you an additional $500 insurance. You probably need to make it clear on the invoice that you are asking for additional insurance.

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#67381 - 02/26/03 06:36 PM phatty give sound advice... [Re: srs1a]
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a whole dollar for an extra $500 in insurance? pshaw! phatty will get you $500 in "extra coverage" for free. just give me half of your next pecan pie.
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