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Old 08-20-2014, 11:20 AM
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Originally Posted by scooter729 View Post
...and this Lou Gehrig autograph (currently in SCP's auction - I have no affiliation) gets a grade of a 3 (also 1-10), it makes me question the systems in place.

Since you asked...... My thinking is that card-grading serves a purpose; if nothing else, the slab provides a uniform look for cards from different sets, protects, creates a commodity that can be more easily priced and perhaps makes storage easier. I won't get into the negatives, especially the dishonesty that results from the 'more easily priced' aspect.

But autograph grading? I don't understand why anyone cares about anything other than authenticity. Don't most autograph collectors have eyes?
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