I just posted a couple comments in a thread on the Psa board.
Anyhow, I won't by GAI graded cards for many reasons. Some of their tactics are low. There was an example of how their mentor program had one person who did not even authorize or know that he was on this list. This was mentioned on the Psa board. I was not surprised. Just another example of Rocchi's win at any price attitude.
#9140 - 04/17/0303:48 PMRe: GA has PSA Heads Spooked
Old, dense-headed hammers are cool. Best nail pounders.
Even with a bad Carribean hangover, I can honestly say that is the worst looking gem mint card I have ever seen. I do not understand how badly centered cards end up in the wrong holders. Of all the criteria for grading, centering is the only one that is truely objective -- it's not that hard...a 10X measurement loupe is all you need...and I'm not sure that one is even an 8NQ.
On the subject of this thread, I agree with you -- I think both PSA and GAI will be around for a while...and so will SGC. All in all, probably not a bad thing.
I think I need to go back to the islands...the real world is killing me!