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#86201 - 04/03/03 09:46 PM Re: WORST grading service. [Re: Dungeon]
chuckster
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I once sent some cards to TFA (The Final Authority). They were a little generous with the grades, but not terrible. Thank goodness I never submitted cards to some of the other companies mentioned here. I'll take other peoples' word for it instead of getting burned first hand! I think my vote for worst would go to ANY company that uses a screw down holder! If anyone with a Phillip's head screwdriver can break into your slab without effort - you've got problems!
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#86202 - 04/04/03 09:41 AM Re: WORST grading service. [Re: chuckster]
Dungeon
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Ive heard morbid things about TFA. Hope you didnt send them any Mantles!
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#86203 - 04/05/03 08:44 AM Re: WORST grading service. [Re: Dungeon]
chuckster
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Don't worry, I didn't sentence any great cards to a prison of an off brand slab. Actually, it was either 1999 or 2000 when TFA was brand new and they were charging $5.00 a card. I was fairly new to grading, and I gave them a try. That was the first and last time I ever submitted to a company other than the "big three". I learned my lesson.
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#86204 - 04/05/03 10:08 AM Re: WORST grading service. [Re: chuckster]
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Im curious to know what they did wrong. Was there a spaghetti stain on the card after it was slabbed and graded "Gem Mint"?
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#86205 - 04/09/03 09:52 AM Re: WORST grading service. [Re: Dungeon]
HonusWagner
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If ebay banned FGA, then they ought to do the same for PRO and AAA.


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#86206 - 04/09/03 11:38 AM Re: WORST grading service. [Re: HonusWagner]
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AMEN BROTHER! Dump em all.....they are the scourge of the hobby.
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#86207 - 04/11/03 06:16 PM Re: WORST grading service. [Re: Dungeon]
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While Beckett is clearly not the worst grading service, I am always cautious about buying vintage cards in Beckett holders as I have had SGC send two Becketts back to me with the comment "evidence of trimming'. But I have also had some BGS 8 cards cross to SGC 88 including my 1971 Clemente card.

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#86208 - 04/11/03 08:04 PM Re: WORST grading service. [Re: wrigleyfield]
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I only use PSA and sometimes SGC. I wish they would switch to the 10 point system though.
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#86209 - 04/13/03 09:04 AM Re: WORST grading service. [Re: Dungeon]
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I would stay clear of BGS. No guarantee. Pretty damning.
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#86210 - 04/13/03 03:33 PM Re: WORST grading service. [Re: vayank]
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Im starting to hear that more and more. Ill stick with PSA and SGC from now on.
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