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Grading of Sportcards

The best way to get the greatest price  for  sportscards or sports memorbilia is to have them graded.On today’s secondary market, especially online, graded cards are easier to sell.  There are 3  good grading sites to use Beckett , SGC , and PSA ,  i use  Beckett the most with these high standards.         
   Beckett Grading Services uses an easy-to-understand 1 to 10-point grading scale, with descending increments of one-half point (for example 10[ Pristine ] , 9.5[Gem Mint ], 9 [Mint] ,8.5 Nr.Mint] ,etc.). Since you are provided with a detailed report on your card’s key attributes, there are no confusing qualifiers to decipher.
    Top-graded cards are identifiable at a glance thanks to Beckett Grading Services’ premium-colored labels. A gold label on the front of the unique cardholder signifies the highest graded cards (9.5-10). A silver label graces cards graded 8.5 to 9. Cards in all other grades are identified with a distinctive and attractive white label
  Once a card has been graded and slabbed by BGS, the integrity of the card is protected from all kinds of tampering.
Among the features unique to Beckett Grading Services is a Report Card providing specific grade details and leaving no confusion as to why your card received its grade. Cards will be graded on four key categories: centering, corners, edges and surface. Becket
   A 9 to 10  should bring above book value , and  8.5 card will bring  book  value. Vintage Sportscards in the 60's or early will  with a score of  5 to 7  will also bring top dollar.  So if you see a card  graded 9 or better ,  it will always  be an good investment.

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Enchanted Jewelry & Collectibles
Enchanted Jewelry & Collectibles | July 5th 2011 at 1309915734

Great information Wes!
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Lori at Wildrags | July 5th 2011 at 1309923349

Ah ha! That is nice to have learned! Thanks so much!
Pacesetter | July 5th 2011 at 1309929918

Great Read Wes, thanks for teaching me so much!
Stewarts Cards
Stewarts Cards | July 5th 2011 at 1309931055

Always found this to be extremely important and too often overlooked.
Thanks for the great post Wes! Smiles, Nancy
Linda Jordan
Linda Jordan | July 6th 2011 at 1309954005

Thanks for sharing this!
twysp2 | July 6th 2011 at 1309968448

oh my gosh....I did not know all of this about grading cards..there is alot involved in those listings....thanks!
beachcats_bargains | July 6th 2011 at 1309976457

Very informative! Thanks for educating us!
Indizona Variety
Indizona Variety | July 6th 2011 at 1309982584

Will have to bookmark those web sites in my "research" folder so I will know where to look if I ever get any sports cards to sell. I saw a whole bunch at a yard sale once, but didn't know enough about them so I passed them up.
Pink Hill Vintage
Pink Hill Vintage | July 7th 2011 at 1310041480

Thanks Wes for this info! My hubby has some cards, so this would be most interesting to him, I will send him to this site!
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Joyceb | July 7th 2011 at 1310066628

Now if I could just find some great cards! Thank you for sharing.

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