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#9029 - 10/01/02 07:35 AM GA has PSA Heads Spooked
vayank Offline
The Amazing Card-Man



Registered: 04/13/02
Posts: 948
Loc: Alexandria, Va
I've been reading the other Board and it has become clear to me that PSA heads are spooked by GA. Spooked in a way that BGS or SGC can never spook them. People talk smack about Baker and Rocchi on the one hand, but on the other those guys were significant and pioneering figures at PSA -- and that is what has PSA heads spooked.

Everytime they see a GA holder, a heart skips a beat, a shred doubt infects. It's like on some instinctive level, they feel the heart and soul of PSA is now at GA. That must be a tough feeling if you have spent 1000's on PSA slabs.

For me, my hobby life is alot easier -- SGC just grades cards and does it better than anyone. I love their holder. They enjoy respect in the market place. I don't care if SGC is ever "#1." I just want SGC to continue their excellence in grading.

edited for bad syntax.
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Alexandria, Virginia

Completed 1977 Topps Baseball SGC Graded Set, Average Grade 92.89

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#9030 - 10/01/02 08:16 AM Re: GA has PSA Heads Spooked [Re: vayank]
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HELLO EVERYONE... I HAVE A LOADED QUESTION, HAS ANYONE EVER EXPERIENCED A CROSS OVER FROM BGS TO SGC.. I'M LIKE MOST ON THIS FORM, I LOVE THE SGC HOLDERS, THE SERVICE, (YOU CAN EVEN TALK TO A PERSON NOT A MACHINE). ON A RESALE AND VALUE ISSUE ONLY, HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT SENDING CROSS OVERS TO SGC..I HAVE A MONTANA ROOKIE BGS 8, A ELWAY AND MARINO ROOKIE BGS 8, AND A WALTER PAYTON BGS 7 (NOT A BVG) DO YOU THINK THEY'D GRADE
HIGHER?? THEY WOULD HAVE TO COME BACK 96'S TO BE WORTH MORE
MONEY... LIKE I'VE SAID, SGC' S MY FAVORITE, I'VE HAD OVER 30 CARDS
GRADED LAST MONTH, BUT I'VE NEVER HAD ONE RE-GRADED.. JUST LOOKING FOR SOME HELP----THANKS


Edited by cspeier (10/01/02 08:17 AM)

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#9031 - 10/01/02 09:16 AM Re: GA has PSA Heads Spooked
deadlyembrace Offline
The Venus Card Trap



Registered: 06/20/02
Posts: 590
Loc: Austin, TX
Hi cspeier --

Welcome aboard.

There has been some discussion of cross-over grading in another thread. Check out: Crossing Over to SGC, What would be best off brand Grader??

Coincidentally, I am presently conducting my own cross-over grading experiment. Once concluded, I post results on the other thread.




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#9032 - 10/01/02 10:13 AM Re: GA has PSA Heads Spooked [Re: deadlyembrace]
aconte Offline
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Registered: 02/22/02
Posts: 918
Loc: On The Beach....where else!
I crossed over 5 1954 red man tobacco cards from Psa 8 holders to Sgc 88
holders. I'm keeping my cards. I believe the switch will have little affect when
I try to resell these cards many many (I hope many) years from now. It's not
a concern for me.

I did it because that is what I wanted to do. I'll enjoy the chase more
going after this set in certain grades and in certain holders! For the 54's
my choice was SGC!

aconte

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#9033 - 10/01/02 10:20 AM Re: GA has PSA Heads Spooked [Re: aconte]
aconte Offline
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Registered: 02/22/02
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Back to the thread...

I don't like the dealer(s) and Global relationship. It definitely favors the
dealer not the customer. There is a Davalillo on the other board that has
made it clear dealers will lose his business if they continue to increase
the Gai inventory. I agree with this stance 100%.

I prefer Sgc and also Psa depending on the set. I've seen such a forceful
push of Gai upon me that I don't like it. I will never collect cards in Gai
holders! And probably never buy cards in Gai holders.

I've also heard too much about the good-ol-boy network that existed when
Baker and Rocci headed up Psa. Too many questions and too many
other and better choices!

aconte

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#9034 - 10/01/02 10:28 AM Re: GA has PSA Heads Spooked [Re: aconte]
vayank Offline
The Amazing Card-Man



Registered: 04/13/02
Posts: 948
Loc: Alexandria, Va
Aconte >

I totally respect that man's stance. Myself, I only buy SGC, unless to plan at some point to cross over. I appreciate the brand loyalty. Still, I think "spooked" is the right word.
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Matthew T. Natale
Alexandria, Virginia

Completed 1977 Topps Baseball SGC Graded Set, Average Grade 92.89

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#9035 - 10/01/02 10:50 AM Re: GA has PSA Heads Spooked [Re: vayank]
aconte Offline
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Registered: 02/22/02
Posts: 918
Loc: On The Beach....where else!
vayank,

Annoyed and nervous are not bad words either!

aconte

Sorry - Thanks vayank.


Edited by aconte (10/01/02 11:33 AM)

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#9036 - 10/01/02 11:18 AM Re: GA has PSA Heads Spooked [Re: aconte]
vayank Offline
The Amazing Card-Man



Registered: 04/13/02
Posts: 948
Loc: Alexandria, Va
Aconte -- Do you mean "are not" instead of "are" ??
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Matthew T. Natale
Alexandria, Virginia

Completed 1977 Topps Baseball SGC Graded Set, Average Grade 92.89

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#9037 - 10/01/02 11:34 AM Re: GA has PSA Heads Spooked [Re: vayank]
aconte Offline
Bid more or post more... tough one...


Registered: 02/22/02
Posts: 918
Loc: On The Beach....where else!
vayank,

Sorry about the typo. It's hard to work and read two forum threads
at the same time.

aconte

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#9038 - 10/02/02 12:19 PM Re: GA has PSA Heads Spooked [Re: aconte]
Fabfrank Offline
(S)uper Collector


Registered: 06/11/02
Posts: 293
As I mentioned on that other forum. I collect PSA and SGC cards because it makes me feel comfortable. I also collect Beckett but have noticed that I haven't bought a BGS card in months. I get more value for my dollar with SGC. I won't buy GAI (whether to collect or crossover) because they don't make me feel comfortable.

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