2003 Topps Lebron James Rookie #221 GEM Mint 10 Draft Day HOF 🔥 PSA 10? By accessing or using this website, you agree to abide by the Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, and Affiliate Disclosure. Coins are graded according to NGC's grading standards, and a higher grade is not guaranteed. Hopefully the recent grading changes will help improve the backlog, but ultimately you could be waiting upwards of four months to get your cards back (depending on the current demand). According to PSA, a grade of PSA 4 (Very Good – Excellent) means that a card’s corners may be slightly rounded. Here’s a PSA 2 graded 1952 Topps Willie Mays.  We can see the rounded corners and noticeable surface wear on the front of the card along with some discoloration from age.  There is also a minor crease that can be seen running from the left middle side to the center of the card. Â, A grade of PSA 1.5 (Fair) is a card with extreme wear, likely rounded corners, can be scuffing, staining2, with one or more heavy cases.  A Fair card is in pretty rough shape, but still intact.  If there are missing pieces of the card it can’t receive a Fair rating and would likely receive a Poor (or PSA 1 grade).Â. “In summary: Corners is punished hardest, Centering next, Surface/Edges the least. We have below a quite nice looking George Brett 1975 Topps Rookie card graded a PSA 8.   The corners look pretty nice, but you can see some slight wear on the bottom right corner, along with a small red print defect on the bottom right corner, along with another small print defect next to the S in ‘Royals’.  This one was probably close to getting a qualifier (PD or print defect) but overall still a good looking Brett rookie card. The pros and cons of the three major third party grading companies. 2000 Ultra WNBA #21 Becky Hammon RC Future HOF Rookie PSA 10 GEM MINT, Investor Lot of (4) 1996-97 Topps #138 Kobe Bryant Lakers RC Rookie HOF SHARP, 💎 2012 Elite Court Kings Anthony Davis (AUTO /25) - HOF Rookie BGS 9.5 10 auto, 1996-97 Topps #138 Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers Rookie HOF PSA 9 MINT Lot of 2, 1997 Ultra Gold Medallion Tim Duncan HOF ROOKIE RC #131G PSA 8, 1996-97 Flair Showcase Grace Row 1 Seat 31 Kobe Bryant RC Rookie HOF Lakers SSP, ‘96-‘97 Kobe Bryant 10-Card Rookie Lot - Los Angeles Lakers HOF 🐐 Superstar, Dirk Nowitzki rookie RC 1998-99 Ex Century Possible PSA 10?? 1996-97 Kobe Bryant PSA 8 Rookie RC HOF Lot - Topps, Finest, Skybox Premium, SP! What Are Your Thoughts On The Delays in Card Grading? If they are now facing a $50 submission fee, this is likely going to significantly going to decrease number of lower value submissions. How much the overall grade is better than the worst subgrade depends on which subgrade is the worst, and also depends on how much the other three subgrades are better than the worst subgrade, measured by diff (or the differential in subgrades)”. I WISH that there was more uniformity among third party graders, but until those bots start grading cards, it is what it is. This knowledge will help when spotting raw cards for sale and allowing you to come up with an expected grade on the spot. I highly suggest reading all of the guidelines before submitting to each respective grader. BGS uses a different system that help differentiate it from other grading services. BIG NOTE that SGC has recently moved to a new grading system! RARE!! These forums are devoted to both Pre- and Post- war baseball cards and vintage memorabilia, as well as other sports. SGC’s guidelines refer to a Near Mint card as a score of SGC 84 and has most of the same sort of guidelines as PSA although slightly less lenient on centering, noting that 70/30 centering or better is required. SGC’s guidelines refer to a Mint card as a score of SGC 96 and has most of the same sort of guidelines as PSA.Â. Needless to say they aren't especially busy at the show while the PSA booth was swarmed from the moment the place opened. Since its inception in 1991, PSA has certified over 40 million cards and collectibles with a cumulative declared value of over a billion dollars. Beckett is cheaper. 1996-97 Topps #138 Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers RC Rookie HOF PSA 9 MINT, Jo Jo White 1970 Topps Signed #143 Autograph HOF RC Rookie Celtics Auto PSA/DNA. I want to hear about a system that grades cards correctly and will deliver that same grade no matter how many times a card is reviewed. Still, PSA clearly has the edge as the hobby’s favorite and is the preferred company to use for maximizing resale value. Restoration Grading Scale. © 2020 Copyright: AllVintageCards.com, 55/45 to 60/40 percent on the front, 75/25 on back, 60/40 to 65/35 percent on the front, 90/10 on back, 65/35 to 70/30 to percent on the front, 90/10 on back, 70/30 to 75/25 to percent on the front, 90/10 on back, 80/20 percent on the front, 90/10 on back, 85/15 percent on the front, 90/10 on back, 90/10 percent on the front, 90/10 on back, Most Watched Vintage Baseball Cards on eBay, Most Watched Unopened Baseball Wax on eBay, Most Watched Vintage Basketball Cards on eBay, Most Watched Michael Jordan Rookie Cards on eBay, Most Watched Star Basketball Cards on eBay, Most Watched Unopened Basketball Wax on eBay, Most Watched Vintage Football Cards on eBay, Most Watched Unopened Football Wax on eBay, Most Watched Vintage Hockey Cards on eBay. That $100 level is only for cards valued up to $3,500. They noted that since January the volume of submissions to PSA has more than doubled. We will provide some more tips and advice on this at a later date. Here’s a great card — the 1954 Bowman Ted Williams as graded a 3 by PSA.  The card has some obvious corner wear and some light creasing near the top left corner of the card.   Can also see from the back of the card that there is some obvious crackling due to aging of the card which would also bring down the grade. January SGC (no quantity restrictions): Overnight service $30. For low a value card it's not worth it to use the big three. Is PSA Deliberately Undergrading Popular Cards? Goudey/Playball/Diamond Stars cards $6 - 15 day turnaround. With so many factors to consider, refer to our table for a ballpark estimate: According to PSA, a grade of PSA 2 (Good) indicates a card with obvious defects, normally significant corner and/or surface wear.  Creasing is very possible, along with staining, scratching or cuffing.  Centering must be 90/10 or better. Â. SGC’s guidelines refer to a Good card with a score of SGC 30. LEBRON JAMES 2003 Topps Chrome TRUE Rookie RC BGS 8.5 10 🔥🔥🔥SUBS! Dallas Mars HOF, 1998/99 Dirk Nowitzki BGS 9.5 Flair Showcase Row 3 Rookie card Mavs rookie hof, 2002-03 Upper Deck Fan Letter Request Yao Ming Rookie HOF, 1996 Bowmans Best Ray Allen RC #R5 PSA 9!! Once the card is in the graders hand how long does the actually heading process take? I am bearish because there was extremely unusual sell volume in this counter in the past few days. Gem Mint, Mint, Near Mint to Mint, Near Mint, Excellent-Mint, Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair, Poor, Note that this is a generic classification system that is standard throughout the industry.  As we will explore in later sections, the third party grading companies have their own guidelines, but the actual grades are consistent across the grading companies. Â. CHRIS PAUL 2005-06 Topps Chrome Rookie PSA 10 Future HOF Rare, 🔥1996 Topps NBA 50th #138 KOBE BRYANT🔥 Lakers Rookie HOF PSA 8 - centered, 1985 NIKE POSTER PROMO CARD JUMPMAN MICHAEL JORDAN ROOKIE CARD HOF, Kobe Bryant RC 1996-97 Topps Basketball Rookie Card #138 Los Angeles Lakers HOF, 1996 Upper Deck SP #134 Kobe Bryant Rookie BGS 9.5 Gem Mint (psa 10?) Costs for submission vary but starts at $20 for regular card grading. Note that PSA counts business days starting the day after the order is entered into the PSA system and currently they have noted that it "will take up to 7 weeks to enter an order into the PSA system for processing". PSA Grading Wait Times and Updated Grading Costs, SGC Grading Wait Times and Updated Grading Costs, Beckett Grading Wait Times and Updated Grading Costs, PSA had been pushing back to a significant surge in modern card grading requests, a recent update shows that they are now taking more drastic measures, recently increased pricing on several grading levels, A Collector’s Guide to Pre-War Strip Cards, Star Basketball Cards: An Interview With A Hobby Expert.