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Old 02-11-2019, 10:23 AM
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Default SGC vs. GAI

I got a '57 Topps #1 card with a Ted Williams autograph authenticated by GAI (done in 2005). What's the opinion out there to get this card re-authenticated by SGC? Is it worth the cost?
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:36 AM
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Depends on the year for GAI. Early on they were good. I've purchased many for pennies on the dollar and gotten certified by the big 3
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Old 02-11-2019, 11:37 AM
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I got a '57 Topps #1 card with a Ted Williams autograph authenticated by GAI (done in 2005). What's the opinion out there to get this card re-authenticated by SGC? Is it worth the cost?
I would get it out of that GAI holder. I think having the GAI name attached is not going to help you.
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:06 AM
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I would get it out of that GAI holder. I think having the GAI name attached is not going to help you.
agreed, just like PSA someday...you'll be trying to get it out of THAT holder too.
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Old 02-12-2019, 10:35 AM
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I suggest sharing a photo of the autograph here for opinions before submitting anywhere else.

As others have stated, GAI was credible at one time, but in later years had a terrible reputation. Due to their mass authentication of questionable items in later years, it marred the name and everything in a GAI/GA holder is seen as suspect by many in the community.
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Old 02-12-2019, 10:50 AM
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GAI was good early on, problematic (to use a euphemism) later on. I'm not sure at what point 2005 would be. It might be in the later good period. I believe Gutierrez went from GAI to PSA in 2005.

GAI is a textbook case in how to ruin a brand name. They even ruined it retroactively backwards to when they were credible.

Duly note that GAI LOAs (not graded cards) when Gutierrez was there will have his name.

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Old 02-12-2019, 12:44 PM
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Will post a pic tomorrow of the auto'd card
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Old 02-13-2019, 10:29 AM
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Old 02-13-2019, 10:36 AM
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