Daily Archives: February 21, 2009

This Is A Seven?

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I’ll start out by saying that I hate the Cardinals, I hate Tim McCarver, and I hate graded cards.  With all that said I still bought this.  It came from Ebay and cost all of $4.00.  It “books” for $30 and being a “7” I thought it was an Ok deal.  My question is, does this really look like a 7?  The corners are as round as Rosie O’Donnell.  It has one of the roughest surfaces I’ve seen on a ’62 card.  It’s pretty badly off centered, not horrible, but still far from perfect, and all four edges are dinged to high hell.  I understand that this is a BCCG grade and that’s the very basic service, but that doesn’t justify giving this card a 7.  If I had to rate a girl on a scale of 1 to 10, a 7 would still be on the high end of the spectrum.  Hell, a 5 would still be Ok looking.  If this card was a girl I’d give it a generous 4.  I completely plan on breaking this card out of it’s lucite prison.  If this is a truly justifiable 7, most of my set is a 7 or better.  Hell, I might even have a couple of 9’s.  After reading “The Card” and after receiving this card, I now know for sure I will never send anything out ever to be graded! Here are three examples of what I imagined would be 7’s and what BCCG tells me what a 7 is.

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I guess the point of this post is beware, the 7 you think you’re getting may not measure up once you get it.

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Cards I Dream Of Owning

1953 Bowman Color Pee Wee Reese

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I will be posting a series of these in the near future.  Yes, it’s a filler post,  but these are cards I hope to own someday.  Some may be incredibly valuable, some may not.  You never know who’s trash may be your treasure.  This one here I doubt is in anybodies trash.  It’s a 1953 Bowman Color Pee Wee Reese.  For some reason this is my “holy grail” of baseball cards.  It is the only card my wife knows I want.  She always jokes with me that maybe someday she’ll buy it for me.  The photo on this card is about as perfect of a photo you will find on a card ever made.  I’ve seen these go for a little over $100 and up to $6,000.  I’m thinking if I ever do get one of these it will come from the lower end of the spectrum.  If anyone out there has extras of these and really wants me to have one, by all means, let me know!

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