That’s right no one got it exactly right but one person came so close, I’m going to go ahead and award him the prize. So a big congrats goes out to deal of the great site Phungo. He had the grades right but just for the wrong cards. Close enough in my book. As soon as I get an address I’ll get the prize sent out. Here’s what the final product looks like.
All fair grades as far as I can tell. As far as the whole grading experience goes, I don’t think I’ll be sending anything in anytime soon. The main reason these were sent in the first place was to protect the double-header card. The slab they put it in could almost fit an entire DVD case. It’s well protected, but now I have to find somewhere to put the damn thing. It’s huge!
I also sent this card in for grading.
It’s a short print and has been selling for right around $27. I figured if I could get a high grade I might be able to push it a little higher and make it worth my while. I was dead wrong. It’s the newest card I sent and I would say the physical condition of the card was as close to perfection as I’ve seen, but due to the centering issue it came back as a 6. All the other examples of this card I’ve seen have had the same centering issue. My question is if an entire run of a card has the same issue through out, is it still dinged for it? Now, I don’t know if every card is off-center, truth is I’ve only seen 3 or 4 of them, but they all had the same centering as this one. My other question to Beckett is, what if a card has a crease that is supposed to be there, my double-header or the T205 triple folds for example, is there no way these can be graded a 10? Also why break down the grading process into four categories for new cards but just put the final grade on the vintage? I’d like to know what knocked the Joost card from a 10 to a 8.
Overall the service was good and I’m happy with 4 out of the 5 grades. I think the Joost and the Dutch will end up on eBay. I’ll keep the Santo in its case as a reference to the rest of my ’62’s condition. The Obama card will probably get broke open and tossed on eBay if he ever comes through on his promises and does become a great President. The whole health care fiasco and sending more troops to war have me wondering what his legacy will be. The double-header will go somewhere once I figure out where it will fit.