What grade would this get?

Discussion in 'Pokémon Trading Card Game' started by MountainDrew, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. MountainDrew Wishes Mega Umbreon would exist
    MountainDrew

    Member

    Hey guys I have this Suicune Gold Star which I want to get graded, but im not sure if it is in good enough condition to get a good grade. I was wondering what you guys think it would get if I got it graded by the PSA. Thanks once again.
    Front:
    http://www.photoshop.com/users/Titansfan24/assets/a3e06c24aa214f93b7d54d0082fd6c08
    Back:
    http://www.photoshop.com/users/Titansfan24/assets/d1bac01f9a56432dac314c6520f249a7
     


  2. Daelum Climbing the stairs to the top
    Daelum

    Member

    First off, if you want us to evaluate a card, you should try and give us super clear images. Your's are a bit fuzzy :/

    From what I can tell, you'd probably get a 9 seeing as there are a few little nicks along the bottom on the back.
     
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  3. Athena The Cooler Danchou
    Athena

    Advanced Member Member

    The pictures are kind of too blurry to get a good idea of the condition of the card. What is it that you think would stop the card from getting a good grade? Any scratches or creases? All I can spot from the photos is some edge wear and small scratches that are visible from the back. If that's all, it's probably somewhere in the NM category.
     
  4. MountainDrew Wishes Mega Umbreon would exist
    MountainDrew

    Member

    It is worth getting grading if its a 9?

     
  5. Daelum Climbing the stairs to the top
    Daelum

    Member

    Are you trying to sell it? If so, then a 9 is worth it. An 8 or lower, in my opinion, would not be though.
     
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  6. PokePhD PokéBeach Verified Seller
    PokePhD

    Member

    The images are a bit blurry but if the front is flawless as you say then it is likely a PSA 9. If that's the case, I'd have to agree with Daelum and say it is worth grading as a PSA 9 is still Mint. Keep in mind, however, that PSA grading fees are steep for sending in just a single card. You are looking at spending $17 on the actual service and then an additional $25-30 on shipping both ways. If you have other cards you plan on having graded then you can send them all at once at a discounted price. You'd be able to choose their bulk service and then, of course, save on shipping as well. Alternatively, a membership with PSA will grant you a voucher for a specific amount of free submissions depending on the subscription you purchase. In some cases, this can be much more cost effective.
     
  7. bagoly14 Collecting is expensive -_-
    bagoly14

    Member

    I just looked into it, I didn't know PSA was such a rip off.

    From Canada it would cost 40$ for return shipping for 1 card?!? LMAO.

    No wonder people grade with other companies, I am not gonna pay $60+ to grade a card, that's ludicrous.

    I find it even funnier that they don't allow you to drop off the cards to get graded or pick them up. I have a friend who lives near them and it would be so easy to send cards to friend for 5$, grade for 17$, send back for 5$.

    Total cost: 27$
    Total cost through PSA: $60+

    What a bunch of dirt bags...
     
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  8. Daelum Climbing the stairs to the top
    Daelum

    Member

    That's what I do...
     
  9. MrGatr Goin Rogue Baby :DDD
    MrGatr

    Member

    You cheater... It's more fun to ship them :p
     
  10. Daelum Climbing the stairs to the top
    Daelum

    Member

    I use my dad as my shipping service. I still get the same experience of sending my cards off, and coming home to a brown box of wonder :p
     
  11. bagoly14 Collecting is expensive -_-
    bagoly14

    Member

    Wait, so they do allow drop off and pickup!?!
     
  12. PokePhD PokéBeach Verified Seller
    PokePhD

    Member

    They do, but from what I understand, it's on specific days only or during events.

    Daelum would be able to better answer that question. :p
     
  13. MountainDrew Wishes Mega Umbreon would exist
    MountainDrew

    Member

    So its like $50 just to get one card graded? How much more money do you think I could get if I got it graded, and it was a 9?
     
  14. bagoly14 Collecting is expensive -_-
    bagoly14

    Member

    Not 50$ more. PSA 10 worth it, PSA <9 not worth it.
     

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