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