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#1987186 - 06/04/09 03:28 PM Re: card grading companies [Re: rube26105]
1989 Fleer FF
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 Originally Posted By: rube26105
there was a thread on psa a few days ago that listed almost 60 different grading comnanies i think,there was a bunch of garage and basement operations ones



Here it is. I updated and alphabetized !

AAA
AAI ( American Authentication Inc)
ADVANCEDGRADING.COM
AGS (Advanced Grading Specialists)
ALL STAR GRADING
ASA (Accugrade Sportscard Authentication)
ASGC (All Star Grading Company)
BCCG (Beckett Collectors Club Grading)
BCG
BEARSTATS GRADING SERVICES
BGS (Beckett Grading Service)
BGUM (Beckett Game Used Memoabilia)
Blue Chip
BRG (Best Rate Grading)
BSVA
BVG (Beckett Vintage Grading
Capital Grading
CCS (Card Collector Services)
CEX (Certified Express)
CGA (Card Grading Authenticators)
CGS (Champs Grading Service)
CLG
Compugrade
CPG (Certified Pro Grading)
CSA (Certified Sports Authentication)
CSC (Sports Card Grading Service)
CSG
CTA
EGS (Express Grading Service)
FGA
FGS (Finest Grading Service)
GAI (Global Authentication Inc.) (Bankrupt)
GAI (Global Authority Inc) (new owners of GAI)
GEM
GEM Elite
GEM-Sports
GGI (Gem Grading Inc.)
GGS (Gem Grading Services)
GMA
GMA
GRA
GRADEMYCARDS.COM
GRADING UNLIMITED
IGX
IKON
KSA (Kressler Sports Authentication)
MAJOR LEAGUE GRADING
MAP
MGS (Masters Grading Services)
MGS (Mint Grading Service)
NASA (North American Sportscard Authentication)
PCCG (Pro's Choice Card Graders)
PCG (Professional Card Graders)
PGA (Professional Grading Authority)
PGC (Premier Grading Certification)
PGC (Premier Grading Company -same as above?)
PGC (Pro Grade Certified)
PGI
PGS (Professional Grading Service)
PRE-Grading Service (uses screwdowns)
Premium Sports Grading
PRO (Pro Sports Grading)
PSA (Professional Sports Authenticator)
PSA (Pacific Sports Authority)
PSG (Pristine Sportscard Grading)
PTG
RGA
SBC (Superlative Baseball Card Certification)
SCD Sports Collectors Digest (SCD) folded and was sold to Sports Card Direct (SCD)
SGC (Sportscard Guaranty)
SNAGGLETOOTH
SPA (Authenticated)
Sportscard Grading Association
STADIUM CLUB GRADING
SWG (Southwest Card Grading)
TCG
TFA (The Final Authority)
TGA
UGS
USA (Ultimate Sportscard Authority)
VGR (Venture 21)
VGS
VSA
VSG Vanguard
WCG (World Class Grading)
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#1987187 - 06/04/09 04:13 PM Re: card grading companies [Re: SoonerCowboy]
rube26105
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 Originally Posted By: SoonerCowboy
Nope, never heard of'em. If you want to buy graded cards stick with the big three: BGS, PSA and SGC. Buying cards graded by other grading companies you are taking a chance that the card may be over graded, trimmed, touched up or even possibly fake. Also the card will retain it's value when graded by a reputable company. Not saying that the 3 companies I've mentioned are perfect but they have a "history". I've never actually had cards graded by PSA buy I have purchased a lot. I prefer BGS for pre-1980 cards or cards with colored or no border and SGC for older or white bordered cards. BGS didn't seem to grade some early 70's football cards that I sent them very reasonably is why I don't send older cards to them. They did grade my 2000's that I've sent in fairly. I have heard that a board member with the screen name RUBE or something LOVES PSA.


lol


Edited by rube26105 (06/04/09 04:14 PM)
Edit Reason: i cant dance
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#1987190 - 06/04/09 06:51 PM Re: card grading companies [Re: rube26105]
Vintagedeputy
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What's a "card grading company"? You mean I can't grade my own stuff and have everyone agree with my conclusions?


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#2018672 - 01/23/14 05:03 AM Re: card grading companies [Re: 1989 Fleer FF]
TA79Bandit
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In addition to those:

Arrow
Capitol
CAS
CBCS
EGS (Elite)
GPA
GSA
IGS
ISA
MGC
OGS (Ozark)
PCA
Premium
SCA
SGI
SGM
SGS

Wonder how many more there are....

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#2018673 - 01/23/14 05:05 AM Re: card grading companies [Re: TA79Bandit]
Blackie
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Looks like a whole heck of a lot.........only three have held up and they are not mentioned in what you listed.
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#2018679 - 01/23/14 07:01 AM Re: card grading companies [Re: Blackie]
goldenhawk
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I have had cards from 6 of these companies.CSA the worst,PRO tied for the worst.GMA not that bad actually,on the avg. overgrade some but don't grade trimmed or altered cards.GAI I guess was ok til the end.They left a lot of people high & dry with some big time cards.Then PSA & SGC nobody is perfect but they do the best they can.

Edited by goldenhawk (01/23/14 07:18 AM)

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#2018681 - 01/23/14 07:52 AM Re: card grading companies [Re: goldenhawk]
jamesp1077
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Yeah I think GMA does a pretty good job. If they had a population report they would add some credibility to there graded cards. As for the rest I try not to buy outside of the big three.
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