Grading

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Grading Basics

Here we discuss the basics of grading. We cover how cards are graded, costs of grading, benefits of grading and address other basic grading information.

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The Grading Companies

Here we discuss the different grading companies, from old companies like PSA and BGS to newer companies like HGA and CSG

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Technical Grading Information

In our previous articles we talk about the basic information to get a card graded. Here we go into more depth, provide better, more scientific explanations and do a better job outlining what grading companies are doing with your cards.

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Grading Strategies

We all want to maximize the value of our collections and evaluating card grading from an investors point of view helps us establish grading strategies. Here we ansewr questions such as: Should I grade this card? Who should I send this to for grading? Many times the answers are not simple.

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Professional Sports Authenticator

Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA) is the top dog when it comes to resale value. Here we talk about PSA in more depth. Specifically we cover their grading levels, pricing model and the circulating rumor that they have gotten tougher on their grades.

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Artificial Intelligence Grading

PSA, HGA and many of the grading companies have anounced a hybrid approach to card grading where artificial intelligence takes on the role of a human grader in the grading process. We discuss how these models are built and what we should expect from them.