New update on page 3. With card photos.
Dear E4 members,
Well there is no point for me to hide this anymore.
I will attempt to keep this short and straight to the point. Although it’s a rather significant issue my taste for drama is non-existent and simply not worth my time and energy. I’m just here to collect and enjoy the hobby. However I feel everbody should be aware. Excuse me for any poor English as its not my native language.
Now as a disclaimer, I know how politically correct some would like to be. But I wouldn’t be making this unless I was 100% certain. In fact make that a thousand procent. I hate wasting time.
First and foremost, a small introduction I’m Pokemetics from Instagram and Jimetics on numerous other platforms. I’m active on Facebook/Instagram/Cardmarket/Ebay. Maybe some of you might have heard from me or even done business with me.
I’ve been collecting and grading cards for about 1,5+ years now. And graded over almost 2k+, if not more by now. Build up a pretty decent name with absolutely no problems along the line. And managed to obtain a pretty substantial collection.
Now as I’m from Europa I’ve always used a middle-man for my PSA send-offs, solely Ludkins Collectibles without any problem whatsoever other than some long waiting times. Out of curiousity I decided to attempt a different option just to expierence whether it would be any faster and was willing to try out Bonnie from Karpcards.
Now I criticize and inspect my cards very extensively and EXTREMELY hard, to the point of neurotic. Not to sound cocky but I would know exactly what minor flaws could potentially knock cards down or establish a solid gem. I honestly don’t bother sending in anything which isn’t bordeline gem. Therefore my succesrate with PSA is exceptional
In my recent batch I included a GS Charizard. When the card finally arrived back to her, I noticed it on stream and began having some suspicion. But I obviously had to view it for myself before judging. When it finally arrived back home to me, it was nothing like the one I send-in. In fact it was so obvious… its scary. And like I said, I wouldn’t be spending time and effort on this nonsense if I’m not absolutely convinced. Not only is this version totally off-centered compared to mine. The big ultimate red flag was the fact that mine had a very tiny small silver dot on the front. I knew exactly where it was, this one has no sign of it.
Reason being this silver dot was so significant because the card was otherwise completely perfect. No it wasn’t dust, No it wasn’t something that could possibly be removed. It was on the actual card itself. As a matter of fact my friend (Who is a rather big Pokemon instagrammer) has actually seen and inspected the card in person as well. He’s just as excited about the condition of my cards as any 9 goldstar would go straight too him (I don’t collect GS) We had a broad conversation about it as it was litterly the only small thing that could knock it down. Now I’ve shown him the version Bonnie send me, and straight away… He didn’t hesistate for a second. This is not my card.
Now for the conclusion. I know for a fact my card has been swapped. At the start I did not want to point fingers as it’s impossible to prove. But as a man of logic I can only assume it has something to do with my grader. My emotions would tell me otherwise but this was simply to hard to overlook. As I informed her about the issue, all I got was defensive stupid questions as if I’m dumb.
In all honestly I don’t care if a card has the value of a dollar or 5k. I had my fair share of expensive cards and as you will witness from my quotes in screenshots, I could care less about compensation or money in general. It’s the principle of this issue that bothers me. As it’s simply not my card.
I don’t plan on waiting forever and going back and forth with everybody. Now I know people might defend her or disapprove of my approach or assumptions but I’m not fuzzed. You’re all entitled to your own opinions, I’m just here to report my findings. I was forced to contact a PSA representative and they were so kind to proceed and take it to upper mangement and scout the cameras. However conveniently Bonnie retracts any and all responsiblity. And PSA is forced to reveal any discovery/findings only to the actual PSA submitter. After that she made an attempt to get my social platform Instagram down.
Im litterly an open book, there is more I could tell but I frankly don’t have time atm. Therefore I also included a photo album of numerous screenshots. imgur.com/a/1CITGvz And I will answer any questions or confusion on the subject whenever I find extra time. If you value your cards I would personally suggest you stay away from this “PSA Service”.