Monday, July 8, 2013

Grade this, PSA!

Technically, this card could never be anything more than fair condition:

Edges: 9.0

Surface: 8.5

Centering: 10.0 Well, you tell me it's off centered!

Corners: -5.0  They aren't there!

Overall: 5.0

I would like to hear how PSA would define these corners and give then anything better than a .5 score.

If this card was a Bryce Harper in this shape and Beckett was doing a video break for Topps we all know this would be a BGS 9.5.


  1. I feel sorry for people that have to have graded cards.

    1. I don't have a problem with people doing whatever they want with there cards because it's not my business, but, I have never owned one and have never seen the appeal to have one.

      It's like having a piece of candy you can never eat.

      I'm more of a baseball card collector than investor. Sometimes just the smell of the cards is what draws me to them. I like the tactile side of collecting.

  2. My guess is that they would put a little "n/a" for corners and then average them differently. Also, I bet they have a standard for centering of every card, even for these. I have wondered that about full-bleed cards, particularly those with no names or logos such as some Colla Collection cards. Is there a defined centering standard for every single card ever created?

    I've never had anything graded so these are strictly guesses, but I'm fascinated by measuring standards.

    1. I imagine all the sets have their own standards but I don't think I could sit there card after card and grade them.


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