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Old 04-07-2018, 11:07 AM
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Just looking to get opinions. Which would you consider more desirable, a PSA 6 with OC qualifier...or the same card at PSA 4 nicely centered? Specifically, which would you pay more for?

I'm looking at a card from the 1950s. Not particularly easy to find in high grades and when it is, not particularly affordable.

But I can find some in the range I mention above and am undecided on the way to go. At some point, come retirement, I plan to sell off everything I own...so I'm considering that end game as well. Which would be easier to sell...say in 15-20 years?

Curious to get thoughts on this.
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Old 04-07-2018, 11:16 AM
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OC is a two point deduction, so to a registry collector, 6 0C = 4. In that sense, they are the same. I think all things being equal, collectors like centering and it results in a premium, but that's very difficult to prove since so many variables go into final sale price.
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Eye appeal over grade should always bring the best return.
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Are we talking a card like a 52 Mantle? Then get the 6 OC. Otherwise its probably a wash in terms of resale later. For now anyway, unless in 20 yrs we all start embracing qualifiers.

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Old 04-07-2018, 11:44 AM
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If we were talking about a 52 Mantle, the discussion would be the difference between a PSA 1 OC and a zero.

Appreciate the opinions on this...I like the 4 better myself. Glad to hear others would as well.
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Old 04-07-2018, 11:44 AM
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Are we talking a card like a 52 Mantle? Then get the 6 OC. Otherwise its probably a wash in terms of resale later. For now anyway, unless in 20 yrs we all start embracing qualifiers.

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Old 04-07-2018, 11:46 AM
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As far as I can tell both cards look very close aside from the centering. I'd gladly give up a little on the corners for better centering.
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Centering over the OC 99% of the time for me.
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Old 04-07-2018, 11:02 PM
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Default OC for me

I'm with BobbyW8439 - I am for the card in better condition like it came from the pack, rather than centering. That said, I don't like miscuts.

But I am in the minority and I believe that on most cards the "lesser by 2 PSA grades" card will appeal to more collectors/investors than the OC card.

Part of this may be due to the relative scarcity of the OC qualifier, and thus the relatively fewer sales data points.

Another possible reason:
I have some registry sets and a PSA inventory, and on the OC's that I own, there is typically no value that PSA ascribes to the OC cards. I think that is a problem with their registry website, but if I keep buying OC cards and when I add them to my inventory and the cost of my collection is increasing, but the apparent value of the collection doesn't, I could see why some collectors would just opt for the centered example two grades lower. So I think PSA's own administration plays into the relative demand for the OC cards.

As for what will be in demand in 20 years, I am guessing cloned versions of your current house pet.

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Really depends on the card.
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