Saturday, November 22, 2014

BGS Submission Update Three - 2013 Topps Five Star : Bob Gibson Base Autograph ( 22 / 50 ) Now Graded and Slabbed Near Mint 8.5

Original Submission Post
Beckett Book Value : $60

One of my bigger misses when compared to my pre-grading ritual that I do before I submit a card. This happened to be one of the 3 cards that I thought were on the fence between mint and gem mint status and when all was said and done it barely was a NM card.

I did not see any corner issues but I guess I closed my eyes when I looked at them as they only received an 8.5 and that coupled with an additional 8.5 on edges and 9 on surface made this card a "strong" 8.5 near mint card. I don't usually miss much but I did on this card.

The card has a book value of $60 and considering I acquired it for nowhere near that amount I guess I can't feel all that bad but I want/expect all cards I submit to at least earn an overall grade of 9. I am debating on cracking this card out of its case not to resell but it will probably annoy me knowing that that this 8.5 is sitting with all my other graded cards. Win some lose some and this one was definitely on the wrong side of that argument.

To crack or not to crack

8 point 5


  1. 8.5 isn't too bad, it's five star. The cards are super thick, and five star usually NEVER grades well. Also, I noticed that you have me on your blog list, but your not following me. Thank You in advance!

    1. Guess I am a perfectionist and considering this batch is 1st time Ive had anything other than a 9.5 or 9 its just a tad irritating.

  2. Still a beaut....and I mean, if you ever want to trade such an annoying thing, I could help you out haha.