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Old 11-17-2018, 04:15 PM
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The time has surely come for an appreciation thread featuring cards you have that came back from the graders with dreaded qualifiers, but don't bother you (nearly) at all. You love them and/or love the discounted price you paid for them!!!!

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The '61 Say Hey Kid just has a bit of snow while his '73 Mets card is barely a hair off from being properly centered. The Mantle has a tiny bit of wax near his face that could've been easily removed before it was submitted, but alas. The Rose is a puzzler for sure...


These 4 (including a trio of HOF southpaws) are all O/C, but if your OCD isn't too bad, they don't present much of a problem...
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Is "OC" a standard designation now?
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I'm pretty sure the O/C qualifier has been there since the beginning. I have a 1970 Topps Nolan Ryan in an ancient slab that's graded a PSA 6 OC. That one, let me tell you, is way off center and wouldn't deserve to be in this thread.
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I'm pretty sure the O/C qualifier has been there since the beginning. I have a 1970 Topps Nolan Ryan in an ancient slab that's graded a PSA 6 OC. That one, let me tell you, is way off center and wouldn't deserve to be in this thread.
That was sarcasm. I have seen much worse come back with no OC than several of the cards pictured.
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It depends on the degree of offcenteredness and the straight grade the card is.
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I don't have many OCs, but I like this Mays. To me, the value of the qualifier is that you know this is essentially how the card came out of the pack - according to the eagle eyes of PSA at least. With a 7 (or whatever it would be without a qualifier) you have less information about the overall condition. Of course I would know the centering contributed to the grade, but I wouldn't know it's the only real flaw PSA found.

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Thought I'd give this thread a bump with a couple of the all time great sluggers. Show 'em if you got 'em...

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This one doesn't bother me in the least.
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Here is one my favorites.
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Here is one my favorites.
Gorgeous color.
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Here is one my favorites.
I've seen worse that don't have the OC.

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I don't get get it...

BEAUTIFUL CARD!!!
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I've seen worse that don't have the OC.

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I don't get get it...

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The higher grade the card is notwithstanding the centering, the less tolerance there is for bad centering in terms of the grade. Does that make sense? For example a PSA 8 must be 65/35 to 70/30 centering or better on the front. If a card is otherwise an 8 but is centered 75/25 it's going to be a PSA 8 (OC). But when you get down to a card that is otherwise a PSA 5, the tolerance is only 85/15 on the front. So a card there that is 75/25 is going to be a straight 5 without the qualifer.
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The higher grade the card is notwithstanding the centering, the less tolerance there is for bad centering in terms of the grade. Does that make sense? For example a PSA 8 must be 65/35 to 70/30 centering or better on the front. If a card is otherwise an 8 but is centered 75/25 it's going to be a PSA 8 (OC). But when you get down to a card that is otherwise a PSA 5, the tolerance is only 85/15 on the front. So a card there that is 75/25 is going to be a straight 5 without the qualifer.
Thank you for that. Had no idea. Good info.
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Thank you for that. Had no idea. Good info.
Yeah it's still subjective (you will see cards often centered outside the standard on the back, for example - but they still get a higher grade...) but the idea is that if a card is really high end, the centering must be very good as well.

This kind of thing drives me nuts when people online are arguing over why this or that vintage card got a PSA 3 or 2, and someone will chime in "Look! It's way off-centered on the back...that's why!!!" Well yeah, it's O/C on the back, but who cares? That is virtually never the reason that a card in lower grade already gets downgraded further. As if the card would have been a PSA 5 if not for the centering on the back...when often the card in question already has a crease or 3 shot corners or something.
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It may be a bit of 'qualifier overkill,' since I've posted these elsewhere, but what the hey...

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This one has a small wax stain from the wrapper on the blank back. Doesn't bother me too much.

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Suh-weet!!!!!
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(No longer) graded, but certainly could be qualified. Love it regardless, the surface and color are killer.




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Wow Josh! Those are tough to find in good shape. Id be really happy with those even with the qualifiers.
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This one is obviously more about the back than the front...

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...and it don't bother me none.
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