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Old 06-12-2012, 04:01 PM
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Has anyone here heard of the grading company called FGA? I have seen a few cards graded 9-10 by them going for tons on Ebay but they all look like fakes or reprints to me even though they are graded by FGA as being authentic. I'm not going to buy any of there graded cards, but I do want to know if they are an authentic grading company...

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Old 06-12-2012, 04:04 PM
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Has anyone here heard of the grading company called FGA? I have seen a few cards graded 9-10 by them going for tons on Ebay but they all look like fakes or reprints to me even though they are graded by FGA as being authentic. I'm not going to buy any of there graded cards, but I do want to know if they are an authentic grading company...
Most members on here would probably agree with me that the only trustworthy grading services are: PSA, SGC, BVG (Beckett), or to a lesser extent GAI. GAI is not well liked but they still just make the cut as trustworthy.

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Old 06-12-2012, 04:17 PM
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Most members on here would probably agree with me that the only trustworthy grading services are: PSA, SGC, BVG (Beckett), or to a lesser extent GAI. GAI is not well liked but they still just make the cut as trustworthy.
That's exactly what I thought, but some poor collectors on Ebay are being suckered out of a ton of money. A graded 10 Ozzie Smith RC (Graded by FGA of course) is already going for 387.00 with 9 bids or something like that and there is still 2 hours left. I'm thinking of contacting the seller...
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Old 06-12-2012, 04:46 PM
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That's exactly what I thought, but some poor collectors on Ebay are being suckered out of a ton of money. A graded 10 Ozzie Smith RC (Graded by FGA of course) is already going for 387.00 with 9 bids or something like that and there is still 2 hours left. I'm thinking of contacting the seller...
Yea some people just bid on things they have no clue about, I am surprised there are actually people out there willing to pay tons of money for something they never researched. But hey if those bidders want to pay a ton then that is their stupidity. Let us know what the outcome of what the seller says.
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:08 PM
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Update on what the seller said...absolutely nothing. I still haven't got a reply yet and it has been over two hours!
On another note the final bid was 438.00, not too bad but still feel bad for the guy/girl who just threw thier money away for a fake card.
Type in "FGA graded" on Ebay...everyone of thier graded cards are a 9 or greater...its insane.
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I prefer SGC. Sometimes my cards come back less than what I thought they were going to, but in the grand scheme of things - that's probably a good thing.
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I don't know this one but from what you're saying, I'd say FGA(T) about this one.
Sorry--couldn't resist.
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:53 PM
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Update on what the seller said...absolutely nothing. I still haven't got a reply yet and it has been over two hours!
On another note the final bid was 438.00, not too bad but still feel bad for the guy/girl who just threw thier money away for a fake card.
Type in "FGA graded" on Ebay...everyone of thier graded cards are a 9 or greater...its insane.
It's a shame but unless the high bidder was getting it as a gift for someone else, I really do not feel bad for them. But then again the card was graded even though it was a sham service, so that can make it seem legit to the unknowledgable.
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:38 PM
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I prefer SGC. Sometimes my cards come back less than what I thought they were going to, but in the grand scheme of things - that's probably a good thing.
I personally prefer PSA.
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I don't know this one but from what you're saying, I'd say FGA(T) about this one.
Sorry--couldn't resist.
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Barry,
You beat me to it:

FGA = "Fa-Get-Aboutit"
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:05 AM
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your use of the acronym works better than mine!!!
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:37 PM
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your use of the acronym works better than mine!!!
best,
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Haha, they were both pretty funny...well I got a chuckle out of them at least.
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I once ended up with a 1963 Bazooka graded by FGA in a trade. It was one of the counterfeits.

It was the Brooks R.

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Old 06-13-2012, 04:34 PM
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I once ended up with a 1963 Bazooka graded by FGA in a trade. It was one of the counterfeits.

It was the Brooks R.

That sucks...sorry to hear that, what card did you trade for it?
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