2011 Topps Heritage Clayton Kershaw Black Refractor (21/62) PSA 10
This is where I will be putting to test the theory of PSA 10 = at least BGS 9.5 if not a 10.
When i picked this card up I knew I would be doing this at the next BGS raw grading event. I could just send it to Dallas and cross my fingers that it will be cracked open and slabbed with a 9.5 as PSA deems it as a gem mint so shouldn't BGS be on the same page? Well I've heard that most times than not that is the case but I rather know for sure so I will be going the raw grade route first with this limited Kershaw card. I have 2 more black Heritage chromes in my batch and would like to add this with a guaranteed gold sticker attached to it.
With the 2 plain old mint returns out of the way we finish off with the remaining 2 and with this one I breath a sigh of relief. Of the 4 cards I submitted for a raw grade this was the most important and the one that I wasn't sure how it was going to pan out.
Love seeing those beautiful red stripes. I have submitted cards before looking for a bump and if you do indeed receive the bump you will see this red stickers. This time though I submitted this Kershaw card that was certified by PSA as gem mint but being a Beckett snob I wanted to have it encased in one of their cases.
As stated from my original post up top I had heard that for the most part that if PSA says its a 10 then BGS will more likely than not give it at least a 9.5. Of course there is no guarantee and from my eyes I can tell that centering is not the best and I have feeling that when I receive this back from BGS that this card will be a weak 9.5 (3 9.5's and a 9) but that is fine by me as I now have for certain my 2nd Heritage black chrome of Kershaw in a gold banner. 3 results down with 1 left.
Thank you for reading and have a blessed day.