I recently opened a Shadowless charizard and sent it off to PSA shortly there after. I got it back in the mail yesterday only to find some gunk and scratching on the case as well as additional whitening on the back.
Without scans of the card before grading you have no claim. Scratches on the case are pretty common, I know some people have taken plastic polish to the cases and it has helped with the scratches though.
So it got the exact grade that you thought it would and just showed up with some light scratches on the case? The title of the thread might be a bit of a stretch and should probably read “PSA put my charizard in a lightly scratched case”. As mentioned, headlight polish the case, sleeve it and enjoy that it got a 9.
I’m not upset at the 9. I’m simply mad that PSA sent me back a card with smudges inside the case/potentially on the card in the bottom right corner and the top right corner of the card. It appears to be slivering on the yellow border. It makes the card appear to not be a psa 9.
Additionally, I can’t get a great angle with the scratches on the case but I haven’t ever had a psa case from them that was beat up.
No. As of now, the smudge on the bottom right corner on the front of the card on the yellow border is on a total of 3 of the 4 corners. While looking at the card, it makes it appear to be much less than a psa 9. Based on more research and asking a few friends, it’s a smudge on the inside of the case but at first glance appears to be slivering.
Probably this. You can barely see the edges in the video from the combination of glare on the sleeve and piece of paper with your name on it in the background. What does the back look like now? The condition isn’t going to improve by shipping, handling, grading and returning to you.
The outside of the case does not matter. If you dislike the light scratches, polish it.