Posts Tagged ‘Grading’

One Year Later, PSA Is Finally Grading My Vintage Sports Cards

In February 2021, I sent 178 of my modern vintage sports cards from my childhood collection to PSA. It took them two months to acknowledge they had received them, and another nine months just to get them into the grading process. Luckily, these cards were submitted for $12 per card, just before they hiked prices,…

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Topps Paper PSA 10 vs Topps Chrome PSA 9: Which Is Better?

In a recent episode of Sports Card Strategy, we had a great question from our audience Mailbag about Topps Chrome PSA 9s vs. Topps Paper PSA 10s. Here is where we landed. This video is brought to you by Market Movers App by Sports Card Investor. Save 20% on MarketMoversApp.com by using the promo code…

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Sports Card Strategy: Supporting Your Local Card Shop LCS

Murph is sending some cards into SGC for grading, and rather than buy supplies on Amazon, he decided to support is LCS – Local Card Shop in Mesa, Arizona. We discuss. This video is brought to you by Market Movers App by Sports Card Investor. Save 20% on MarketMoversApp.com by using the promo code “nooffseason”…

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Sports Card Strategy: Which Vintage Cards Should We Grade?

This might be the most relatable content in the sports card hobby today. Tens of thousands of dudes age 30-50 are finding their old sports card collections and looking up the values. In this video, Murph takes us through a few different cards he brought back from his parents house. We go through them on…

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What The Heck Is Slab Shelf? How Can I Display My Cards?

Card collectors and investors are always looking for cool ways to display their favorite graded cards. In the last 18-24 months, several companies have created different shelves, displays, holders and stands. One of them, SlabShelf.com, shipped me one, and I put it together on this video. Overall, it’s affordable, simple and easy to put together,…

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SGC Soccer Reveal: Ansu Fati, Pedri, Joao Felix!

Just a simple fun reveal of four soccer cards I decided to submit to SGC. This video is brought to you by Market Movers App by Sports Card Investor. Save 20% on MarketMoversApp.com by using the promo code “nooffseason” or clicking here – https://www.sportscardinvestor.com/plans/?ref=63&campaign=sportscardstrategy Listen and Subscribe on Apple Podcasts – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sports-card-strategy-with-paul-hickey/id1260430264?id=1260430264 Listen and Subscribe…

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Sports Card Grading: What Factors Are Grading Companies Looking At?

During our Sports Card Strategy Show, Murph asked me what factors grading companies look at. He was especially interested if “fingerprints” on a card will reduce the grade. Here’s my answer. This video is brought to you by Market Movers App by Sports Card Investor. Save 20% on MarketMoversApp.com by using the promo code “nooffseason”…

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How To Be Realistic With The Value Of Your Vintage Sports Cards

I just got back into the hobby this year after a 30 year hiatus, and a wrote a book about my experience re-acclimating myself and learning about sports card collecting again. Below is a modified snippet from my book – What To Do After You Find Your Old Sports Card Collection, available at https://nooffseason.com/book. This…

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