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Old 04-28-2018, 11:53 AM
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Default Beckett Grading Service Frustration

I am very frustrated with Beckett Grading Service. I have a 1954 Topps Jackie Robinson card that my Dad had graded by Beckett many years ago. At some point, Beckett accidently started re-issuing duplicate certification numbers and they have no record of this card. When you look it up on the Beckett website, it says that it is a 1990 Leaf Sammy Sosa card.

I contacted Beckett and their solution was to have me send the card in and pay to have it re-graded. Shouldn't they offer to do it for free since they messed up and duplicated the certification number? Has anyone run into this before?

I'm very disappointed in the customer service I've received.

Chris Helmers

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Old 04-28-2018, 12:03 PM
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I agree it would be gentlemanly if they comped the reholder.

That is a sharp card, Chris. Perhaps even nicer than a 6 based on what I can tell from my Iphone.
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Old 04-28-2018, 12:05 PM
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Sweet card.

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If they really are accidentally reissuing cert #'s that's a terrifying turn of events that could lead to big trouble down the line. They should be clamoring to do this for free for you to avoid bad publicity.
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Old 04-28-2018, 02:24 PM
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If they won't do it gratis send to PSA...
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Old 04-28-2018, 02:34 PM
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Beckett should offer to reholder the card for free, but why would you even want the card in a Beckett holder? If you are going to go through the hassle of getting the card reholdered, you might as well just put it in a PSA holder.
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Old 04-28-2018, 03:49 PM
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I'd psa that thing. It's a really nice card.
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Old 04-28-2018, 04:06 PM
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I was hoping that they would just re-issue a new certification number for free but since they aren't going to do that I'm going to send it to PSA.

Thanks for the kind words.
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With the looks of those edges, I'm surprised BVG considered that an 8 subgrade. But yes, if they duplicated their cert numbers, they should be on the hook to reholder the card. PSA definitely would.
Does it really matter that much that it doesn't show in the BGS Pop Report? Is there any question when you sell it that BVG actually graded the card in question and that the slab's not cracked? I wouldn't worry about it, unless you happen to be trying to do a set in BVG holders in their Set Registry.
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Old 04-28-2018, 04:12 PM
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I tried to sell the card on Ebay and the buyer backed out because he couldn't verify the certification number. My Dad has a handful of cards with this issue but I didn't realize this was one of them until I tried to sell it.
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