THE Great Grading Results Thread

Happy to get another round of PSA 8 to BGS cards back.

2x W (Raichu and Zam PSA 8 both got bumped
1x L (Hitmonchan PSA 9 to BGS 9)

Galadriel thrown in for good measure :sweat_smile:



Zam is super clean just has a print line on the back.

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Nicely done! From your experience how many PSA 8s do you look through before you find one clean enough to attempt a cross?

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Hard to say really!

Depends on several factors - but all that have been bumped have been newer certs (6xxx-9xxx).

I’ve definitely noticed that 7xxx are the strongest copies, with 9xxx being pretty good too overall.

Id say 20% are crossable.

Man. PSA is brutal these days.

yep 9xx certs are seeming to be quite the undergraded era. Cyclical im sure like other times but frustrating nonetheless

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Great for cracking! I swear PSA could poop on a card before grading it and everyone would throw money at them for it

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Officially put in the claim with CGC today. Sigh. Let’s see how easy it is to get paid for these.

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True but they are going so fast wioth orders(few weeks) that im afraid ill get the same grade haha Crack and regrade maybe in a few months

do the cgc cross

Nothing super exciting but this tina had a factory foil lift error top left, i was half expecting an 8 at most but pretty happy it came back a 9. Side note isn’t it insane how quickly those cert numbers are rising?

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Take bets on when we get to 100 million cert! Probably by next April at this rate

CGC Return. Most excited about the WOTC holo


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Some amazing looking filler cards! Jealous of your fpo as well.

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That fpo arbok looks fantastic. Nice grade. Fillers are cool too but I don’t know much. Were they acquired in packs?

Been a minute since my last submission!

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Expected at least one 9, but PSA doesn’t seem to agree - Especially on the Aerodactyl ex and Kingdra.







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Yeah PSA is pretty strict. But all cards have a decent amount of whitening on the back so a 9 would have surprised me. Especially since they are WOTC which seem to get graded more strict.

But the Azumarill is rough as a 7.

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The azumarill seems to have a bit of surface issues on the holo maybe?

The Aerodactyl and kingdra feel kinda strict I agree

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The PSA strictness really confuses me, it feels very much dependent on set, language, age, rarity instead of a set of rules that apply to every card. If there’s a certain promo where the majority of copies come with a certain defect, does PSA count that as a defect or since it’s what they all have it’s seen as a feature of the card? I never really understood this.

Late last year i picked up what was (at the time) my most expensive single purchase, a Luigi Special Box.

It came up at a super good price, and i took the risk and opened it!

Got these scans today. Super happy!

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