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Old 06-13-2017, 01:39 AM
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Default Am I limiting my options too much going SGC only?

I really like the look of SGC holders. I want to slowly acquire SGC graded vintage Jackie Robinson cards. Am I limiting my options too much?

Eventually looking at acquiring low grade Leaf, Bowman, and 52 Topps, the rest my eye is content around what I can find in SGC 50+ range. The hunt is the fun part and I'm in no hurry.

Anyone wanna make a case for best card, any holder? Screw the holder entirely?

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Old 06-13-2017, 02:38 AM
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Since the majority of Jackie Robinson cards are post-war in sets chased by PSA Set Registry guys, you will have a smaller pool of cards to consider buying. Not all cards in PSA slabs are overpriced, and BVG slabs will normally save you money compared to PSA/SGC.
It really depends on you. Do you want to wait around for the right cards to come along. Would you enjoy doing the PSA set registry for Jackie or others? When do you plan to resell these cards?
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Old 06-13-2017, 11:06 AM
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I just did two eBay searches, "Jackie Robinson SGC" and "Jackie Robinson PSA" The SGC search found 77 results. The PSA search found 374 results.
Based on these searches, it may take longer to collect SGC cards.
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Old 06-13-2017, 11:56 AM
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You could always submit PSA or BVG cards to SGC. I mean, that involves paying money for a little bit of black matting, but you could do it.

You could also buy them raw, which will save you money, and them submit them to SGC.
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Old 06-13-2017, 12:46 PM
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Collect what you want, but in the end a PSA graded card will always be worth more than an SGC card , that's just the way it is....like it or not.
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Old 06-13-2017, 01:48 PM
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As the others are saying, it all really depends on what you want, both from the collection, and sometime later when you're done with it.

I like SGCs holders too. But I have cards in a few different holders, and the vast majority of my cards are raw.

If you know the sets well, and can handle a bit of risk - how much risk depends on the venue, in person buys are less risky than ebay- I'd say go with ungraded, or go with a card you like no matter the holder. That's barring the really questionable holders of course.

If you want or need confidence as a buyer, then buying cards from any of the three major companies should be fine.

PSA will probably always sell for more as long as the registry competition thing is still popular. People will pay more for higher grade cards, and that raises the price of lower grade cards. The good thing is you'll get back more if you sell later. The downside is that you'll pay more now.

SGC is good for the holders, but while I'm a fan I'm not liking the direction they've gone lately. I think there are some bargains to be had, and if they get worse, maybe some really great deals if the cards cross at all.

Beckett is ok, I don't know all that much about them as graders. I see a pretty wide range of apparent grades for the same number, but I mostly look at prewar which isn't their specialty.

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Old 06-13-2017, 02:53 PM
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Collect what you want, but in the end a PSA graded card will always be worth more than an SGC card , that's just the way it is....like it or not.
^^This whole statement is true^^

Now the part all the PSA people seem to leave out. They cost more to buy so yes they better sell for more. A long time seller of graded cards said the profit margin is almost exactly the same no matter what one of the big 3 you buy/sell. Yes SGC cards sell for less than PSA but that also means they are cheaper to buy.

The most important part of the previous post. Collect what you want. I have slabs from all 3.
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Old 06-13-2017, 04:54 PM
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I have slabs from all 3.
As do I but I prefer the way the card looks in the SGC holder and also feel they are more consistent and accurate graders, at least when I am submitting. I do not care for the politics and games at PSA but it is true that they have the audience.
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The market is not correcting that was a pretty lo-end example. Had a stain on back and very poor focus and centering plus historically, prices tend to dip before the National.
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Thanks for the comments. Food for thought. My confidence in buying raw isn't there yet.
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I really like the look of SGC holders. I want to slowly acquire SGC graded vintage Jackie Robinson cards.

Eventually looking at acquiring low grade Leaf, Bowman, and 52 Topps, the rest my eye is content around what I can find in SGC 50+ range. The hunt is the fun part and I'm in no hurry.
Since you like the look of SGC holders I'd go for what you like especially if your not going to do the registry. Purchase what you can find and afford in the SGC holders and if there's something in a PSA holder that you like crack and submit and/or crossover. If your not comfortable with the raw, at this point, just purchase in either of those two slabs. I personally wouldn't purchase a JR in a BVG.

Have fun with it and let's see your additions as you go.
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