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Old 01-29-2012, 08:04 PM
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Default What's the worst looking SGC 40/PSA 3 you've seen?

I only collect T206 and only in this grade. At this point, I'm just shy of 200 and periodically look through my (incomplete) set finding the flaws that caused them to grade at SGC 40 (3). I'm always looking to pick up cards in this grade, and generally speaking I think there is relative consistency in the grading of SGC 40 T206s. I also assume that the grading criteria for an SGC 40 and a PSA 3 should be fairly close if not identical.

Here's the worst looking SGC 40 I have (in my opinion). Every time I look at it, that bottom right corner crease bugs the hell out of me. And it's just as bad, if not worse on the reverse. I have others in this grade with creases, but they are all very light. This one sticks out undeniably. This one (again, in my opinion) is over graded.

Show me the worst SGC 40 or PSA 3 you have.

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Old 01-29-2012, 08:45 PM
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Here a rough 40,but its Cy so its ok by me.
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Old 01-29-2012, 08:49 PM
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I owned this for a while before I sold it recently. Corners were much too rounded for VG, IMHO.
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Old 01-29-2012, 09:33 PM
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you guys are crazy...all these cards look like typical 3s to me (not high end but not that bad either). the young maybe a little dirty.
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Old 01-29-2012, 10:02 PM
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Default Psa 3?

I brought this topic up because I've seen a ton of ugly PSA3s on eBay lately. There was a horrific Wheat tonight in particular. Some crap (perhaps literally) on his chin and a crease. I wouldn't expect a VG card to have a heavy crease. Lord knows any time I submit one to SGC I get a 30 or worse.
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Old 01-29-2012, 10:10 PM
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all these cards look like typical 3s to me
Yeah, me too. I saw this SGC 70 on eBay tonight that left me shaking my head (I know, not pre-war, but still an ugly card for the grade).

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Old 01-29-2012, 10:30 PM
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you guys are crazy...all these cards look like typical 3s to me (not high end but not that bad either). the young maybe a little dirty.
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Old 01-29-2012, 10:48 PM
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I expect a "3" to have rounded corners and/or a wrinkle or two... but not a big a$$ crease. Look at this PSA 3... I don't think I've seen a SGC 40 look that bad... so I want someone to show me...

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Old 01-29-2012, 11:30 PM
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I expect a "3" to have rounded corners and/or a wrinkle or two... but not a big a$$ crease. Look at this PSA 3... I don't think I've seen a SGC 40 look that bad... so I want someone to show me...

This one is really ridiculous!
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Old 01-29-2012, 11:32 PM
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For comparison, here is a PSA 2 (which was a crack out from an SGC 30/2). Worn corners, but crease free. 3's need sharper corners. They may have slight creases, but they should not go through the player (e.g., on edges or corners). That T206 with the strong crease through the middle is obviously a misgrade.
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