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    • CommentAuthorDback22
    • CommentTimeJul 12th 2008
     
    Hello. This seems like a very helpful site. I am just going through some baseball cards for sale - I have numerous ones from the 1970's and 1980's including some complete sets of Topps, Donruss, and Fleer. It seems the biggest thing affecting value is condition, and I am unsure what is a 6 versus a 7 and so on. I saw in some other postings the cards can be "graded" or "sent in for authentication". How are these things done? I guess the first step is to take them to a local card dealer and get an opinion on condition. Is there one uniform system among card dealers (1 through 10)? Thanks for your help on a very long question(s).
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    hey there -
    Condition is everything. The companies that provide authentication services have all set up their own standards. They all try to be consistent. PSA (psacard.com), SGC (sgccard.com), Beckett, GAI (gaicard.net) all have information available on their respective sites. You eventually have to send your cards to these companies, they grade, encapsulate, and send them back to you. I would recommend that you take your time learning about the ins and outs. As their is a charge per card, you should only send them cards with the highest potential value. Once you get a feel for how your cards will grade, you can then determine whether or not to submit some of the less notable players you have. Those cards will only maintain a significant value if they are particularly high grade. Let me know if we can assist you further. If anything we have said is unclear, I will be happy to clarify.
    • CommentAuthorDback22
    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2008
     
    Thanks blacksoxfan - you are very helpful and I really like your site
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    Thanks for your kind words, just let us know if there is anything else we can do. Be sure to use the price requests for sets we haven't published yet.
 
 
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