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Old 03-12-2018, 11:52 PM
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Sorry if this is someone’s card on here. But look at this card:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/152942930864?ul_noapp=true

And then this card:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1933-Goudey...p2047675.l2557

In full disclosure, I was the winner of that second card and I now have it, and there is no major hidden defect. It’s a great looking 2.5.

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Old 03-13-2018, 12:01 AM
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Sorry, the scans that you provided are of the same card.
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Old 03-13-2018, 12:15 AM
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Sorry, the scans that you provided are of the same card.
Yeh, whatcha smokin’ there 🤪?
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Old 03-13-2018, 12:19 AM
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Two identical cards. Two identical grades. I think neither deserves a 2, but at least they were consistent.
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Old 03-13-2018, 06:16 AM
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The same over graded card.
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Old 03-13-2018, 06:43 AM
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Yeh, whatcha smokin’ there 🤪?
Hahaha. Oh man, sorry about that. Should be fixed now.

Whatever, I know this is one isolated comparison of two cards, but still, I really don’t know what they’re thinking sometimes.
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Old 03-13-2018, 04:25 PM
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One is a half grade over graded the other is probably right, maybe a half under, if i had in hand could probably see what is making it a 2.5 instead of a 3. not sure what the big deal is eye appeal is not technical grade no matter how many times some stomp their feet about it.
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Old 03-13-2018, 04:30 PM
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Can't anyone see the first card ? It is missing a corner. Should be graded as authentic or altered, sure not a 2 ! What a difference in cards and only a .5 grade difference and we continue to send money to these companies.
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I agree with most of the comments so far. The first one should probably be a 1. The second maybe a 3. Not exactly the worst mistake I've seen a grading company make.
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Old 03-14-2018, 05:52 AM
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Yet another example of why you should buy the card, not the holder. I know I'm in the minority, but to me "eye appeal" is everything, and not just one of many other equal factors that go into determining the value of a card. I don't know about everyone else, but I buy cards for their visual appeal, not because of the integrity of the cardboard slab. A minor crease here or there, or a rounded corner, or a bit of paper loss in an unobtrusive section of the card, to me pales in comparison to how sharp the image is, coloring, and centering - but the grading companies just evaluate the quality of the cardboard - and for some people, that's all that matters (cardboard collectors). Again, I see cards graded 6-8 all the time that I wouldn't even have in my collection (even if I could afford them), due to some appearance issue that the grading companies don't take into consideration. But the grading companies have come to have a stranglehold on the hobby, and we've let them do it, so that little number on the upper right is now much more important than the actual card itself. Sad.
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