OC is a qualifier used when every other attribute meets the grade except the centering, if I understand it correctly. Because lower grades incorporate off-centeredness into their position on the scale, the qualifier becomes unnecessary. So, because PSA 6 as a grade already incorporates a degree of off-centeredness within which your card falls, the qualifier is unnecessary. If it were flawless in every other way, you might receive a higher grade with the qualifier affixed.
I haven’t had any experience with inconsistent qualifiers. I wonder if the graders have the option to choose between straight grades and qualifiers with cards that are less than mint? After getting a better understanding from everyone is this thread I do understand my grade. It should be a 6 but it would have been nice to get the OC on the label
@ozenigma, image this scenario if qualifiers didn’t exist. You pull a card out of a booster pack and it has perfect sides, edges, and surface. You send it to PSA and they put a PSA 6 on it only because of the centering. Someone else has the same card sitting in their dresser, they find it after years of neglect, it has surface scratches and edgeware. They decide to send it to PSA and it gets a 6 as well. Which card is more desirable to you?
My comment was in response to you saying the qualifier system is ridiculous. My point is that the qualifiers serve their purpose. I don’t want to go into a debate about PSA’s inconsistency I’ve avoided those threads and will continue to do so.
You’re picking up some really cool cards out of the woodwork. Either sellers aren’t putting misprint, miscut, oc, error, & any other random search word I can think of … or you’re really good at finding stuff.
Congrats on the multiple rare finds recently… should of kept the Dark Blastoise (or maybe you still have it)