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#79750 - 03/25/03 01:03 PM Advice on Re-grading
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Registered: 02/20/03
Posts: 5
Loc: VA

Probably made a newbie mistake by over-estimating my card quality. Had some 1959 Fleers graded by BVG. Corners were my downfall. 8.5 to 9.5 for edges, centering, and surfaces; 6.5 for corners so 7 overall. Might I do better with another major grader? Or just post them on eBay hoping buyers appreciate the better qualities indicated by the sub-grades. Thanks
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#79751 - 03/25/03 03:07 PM Re: Advice on Re-grading [Re: bbfan454]
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Tough call bbfan454,

If you are planning on moving the cards anyway, I'd probably let them go as they are now -- and let the next person deal with crossing them over, if they want to.

My personal feeling is that if BVG got you for 6.5 corners, you probably won't do a whole lot better than a 7 anywhere (reputable) that you go. If you want to give it a shot, SGC has a $3 x-over deal going now (but it expires on 3/31) and they do half grades...but their reputation is that they are very tough on corners. GAI also has a $3 x-over deal going now and they also do half grades, so that's also an option. Finally, PSA now does x-overs at $10 a pop (I think)...but no half grades, and it might be a stretch to get to an 8...but if you score, it would be great!

It's a tough call -- invest some more and hope for the best...or just get on with it.


#79752 - 03/25/03 04:56 PM Re: Advice on Re-grading [Re: bbfan454]
Bid more or post more... tough one...

Registered: 02/22/02
Posts: 1896
Loc: On The Beach....where else!

I think with the money the 59 fleer's will bring based on the grades you
have, I would probably move them the way they are now graded by
BVG. Unfortunately, I'm not an expert. However, after reviewing ebay
auctions and recalling what I thought these cards might have brought
in the past, I'm making my pick to sell as is. Maybe you might want
to try selling only a few at a time to see how it goes.

Good luck.


#79753 - 03/25/03 07:15 PM Re: Advice on Re-grading [Re: aconte]
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Registered: 04/13/02
Posts: 948
Loc: Alexandria, Va

I would first try to sell with a reserve to protect your investment and your reasonable expectation for profit. If the reserve is not met, I would reholder in SGC. Go for the move trusted vintage grader with a more attractive holder...

Edited by vayank (03/25/03 07:16 PM)
---- Matthew T. Natale Alexandria, Virginia Completed 1977 Topps Baseball SGC Graded Set, Average Grade 92.89

#79754 - 04/01/03 08:28 PM Re: Advice on Re-grading [Re: bbfan454]
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Registered: 02/28/03
Posts: 2787
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Id sell them as is. Or, you could send them to Pro and get Gem Mint 10s!
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