sports card grading?

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  1. Christ Reynolds

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    i have a few valuable hockey cards i would like to get professionally graded, has anyone had this done? there are a few places to get it done, i was hoping someone could tell me the advantages and disadvantages of some of the more popular companies that grade cards. a range of costs would help too. i have one card that i would be willing to spend a great deal to have it evaluated, although i plan to hold onto this card for quite a while [​IMG] thanks for any help, and happy holidays.

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  2. Dan Keefe

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    Any honest baseball card/ collectibles shop will do it for free. You can grade them yourself if you go to the newstand and pick up a sports card magazine called beckett monthly. It tells you how to grade cards and each magazine is sports specific so it also lists prices...hope this helps
     
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    Any honest baseball card/ collectibles shop will do it for free. You can grade them yourself if you go to the newstand and pick up a sports card magazine called beckett monthly i was looking more for the standardized grading, as michael posted the link to. i looked at the psacard link, but i will have to go with beckett grading, as one of my cards is an oversized, from 1954. psa does not accept that type of card.

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    PSA will do your card from 1954. It may be oversized by today's standards but not by 1954 standards if indeed it is a regular issue card. Regular issue is the key phrase here as well as major manufacturer.
     
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    All regular issue, regular size, post-war cards manufactured by Topps, Parkhurst, etc. so this means that even though my 1954-55 topps card is over-sized by today's standards, it is considered a normal size card?

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    so this means that even though my 1954-55 topps card is over-sized by today's standards, it is considered a normal size card? Yep, sure does.
     

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