Wednesday, November 26, 2014

BGS Submission Update Five - 2014 Bowman Chrome : Julio Urias Base Autograph Refractor Parallel (111/500) Now Graded and Slabbed a Mint 9.0

Original Submission Post
Beckett Book Value : $120

If not for the four cards earning an 8.5 grade previous to this one, I would have made this the overall biggest disappointment in the whole batch.

With that said this card dropped 13 sports from the top spot to the 5th spot on my submission posts. I had this pegged as a no doubt about it gem mint card. Nope, didn't earn that grade even with a 10 and 2 9.5 sub grades. Surface for some reason came back as a 8.5. Really? I don't expect my gem mint grades to have all great sub grades and half way expect to always have at least a 9 in each one but a 8.5? I have looked this card over again now that it is back in my hand and I still can't see an issue on the surface to go all the way down to a 8.5.

With the Black Collection autograph coming back as an 8.5 I thought this Bowman Chrome card would salvage my Urias cards in this batch but it didn't. I am debating on selling it and trying again with another one as it really bugs me that this card is "only" a 9 mint card. I am even thinking of taking it to a Beckett Raw Grade event and get it regraded and see if another pair of eyes can upgrade it to a 9. We shall see.

Only a 9, really?

Damn surface sub grade


  1. that's rough, I'm sorry for your loss. Look on the bright side, it's not an 8.5 right? Meh, I would be disappointed too, that's why I don't send anything in for grading hahaha

    1. That is true but I already scored a different (color) parallel in place of this one so in the end its ok. Grading is and can be a crapshoot