Sunday, July 20, 2014

BGS Submission Update One - 2012 Bowman Chrome : Joc Pederson Base Blue Refractor Autograph Parallel ( 62 / 150 ) Now Graded and Slabbed a Gem Mint 9.5 BUT....

So.... This is the first update post from my most recent BGS submission which had a total of 6 cards in the batch. I went so far and thought I was pretty brazen when I said that I expected that 5 of the 6 should grade out to a gem mint 9.5. I was confident once again in my pre-grading techniques but still crossed my fingers and wished for the best.

With that said and this being the first post of the week and it received the gem mint grade and I always post worst to best that would seem that I had a pretty good return on the cards. I did BUT this is the card that was the most important and even though it received a gem mint grade it is the most disappointing of the 6 hence why it's result is posted first. Why am I disappointed ?

= (

Yeah, that's why. A 9? Really? What did his autograph do to deserve a 9? I have heard from other people that have stated that BGS hates incomplete signatures on cards. Uh, this is his signature and its complete. Then there is the faded pen excuse as why an autograph earns a lower grade. Well nothing like that here as well. So now I have a gem mint card with a mint autograph. Sigh. Its better than the BGS graded refractor card I had of Joc but its not the grade I think it deserved.

Beautiful card of hopefully soon to be center fielder

Overall gem mint

What is wrong with the autograph?


  1. Not too positive on grading techniques, but maybe they dropped it to a 9 because the sig went down onto the name plate? Just a guess.

    1. Still...ugh.
      I think it all depends on graded as I have seen plenty that get 10's and the auto is all over the place.
      Oh well...