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Old 02-21-2021, 10:10 AM
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Default Crossing over Early Graded GAI Cards

Looking for some anecdotal evidence..

In your experiences, have you found better success in submitting early GAI graded cards to PSA or SGC for crossover in their cases, or have you done better breaking them out? I'm talking about the original all shiny silver slips, or even 1st graded cards from back when they were regarded as a good grader.

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Old 02-21-2021, 11:28 AM
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My experience has been only with crossover to PSA.

Submission was sent with cards in the existing GAI slabs.

Only an anecdotal experience as limited to 1 submission of 5 - GAI 7 - 1955 Topps cards

1 of the GAI 7s was designated as "First Graded" - which did cross to a PSA 7

The other 4 did not (min requirement)
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Old 02-21-2021, 02:18 PM
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Crossing over GAI to SGC or PSA could result in an "A" grade. Early on, GAI was pretty good with the grading, then it was obvious that a lot of trimmed cards (more than you would expect from a "then" reputable TPG) were getting by.

Look closely at the card, if it's obviously trimmed, then I'd just leave it encapsulated in the GAI holder because, at that point, at least it's protected.

The one thing I like about the GAI holders is that there is a small label at the top that you can read when the slabs are lined up.
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Old 02-21-2021, 02:23 PM
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ive never crossed a card in a slab...I always remove prior. In my limited experience my GAI card crossed to a number grade. Lets see?
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Old 02-21-2021, 02:30 PM
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Default GAI to PSA

I think when a pkg of GAI x-over cards arrives at PSA, bells, whistles go off, lights flash off and on, and a loud PA repeatedly screeches: REJECT! REJECT!
REJECT! I kid, not by much. Think your chances of getting a PSA grade are better if you submit raw.
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Old 02-22-2021, 08:26 AM
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I've purchased 4 GAI cards for my collection, mainly because they were cheaper than their PSA equivalents. Three of them were marked "First Graded" so I have guarded faith, with the help of a ruler, that they're fine. I understand why they were lesser in price, but they're for my collection and I'm not worried about their investment potential or crossing them over to another grading company.
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Old 02-22-2021, 09:49 AM
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Since I'm a collector, I'm trying to get the best looking card I can at the lowest price possible. I bought all of these cards raw many moons ago from many reputable dealers and had 'em slabbed by good ol' GAI back in the early days. I couldn't give 2 hoots what the number on the slab is - I just like the reassurance that they are authentic as determined by a third party. I know that no one wants to hear it, but maybe just maybe, one or two cards that GAI graded are in fact, unaltered.
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I crossed these over years ago, submitted in the slab. The Bancroft is no longer mine. FWIW, I requested any numeric grade (no minimum).


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I have a beautiful '51 Bowman Mantle that was in an old GAI 5 container (purchased on here many many years ago in fact). I tried crossing it to PSA in the GAI slab with a minimum grade of 4, and it would not cross (minimum grade not met). I then decided to crack it and submit it raw to PSA, and it came back a 5.
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