Andrew - My submission was logged in on the 16th of May and grades were posted on the 8th of June for a stack of 1930's hockey. The grades should all be posted by now unless you did were doing crossovers.
Just talked to my best friend who sent in some cards to psa.....he always send in 7's or 8's from the cards of the 1950's baseball. One of the top 5 cards he send it that was an 8 for sure, came back as a 5, and it wasn't even his original card (he would never send anything under a 7!.
These weren't common cards, they were very rare 1950's yellow letters.(I know this is a hockey forum but...)
They changed cards and he has no proof. I told him to scan his cards before he sends them in anywhere, then you will never have a problem.
So the 8 he sent in (approx value $2000) was replace with a 5 (approx value $50)...
A lesson to be learned here folks, scan or take a picture of your cards before you send them in.
Trent. You can submit cards through Psa Canada once a month. They forward them to Psa in California, all the customs is taken care of and usually takes about 30 days. If you want there address or email I can send it to you.
Bobby. I'm sure mistakes have happened at psa but card switching is more of an urban legend than anything. If you do your own submissions directly to psa or psa Canada, your cards do not get switched. I have sent in well over a thousand cards over the years and never had a problem. I have dealer friends that have sent in 10 times what i have sent with no complaints. Either your friend missed a little wrinkle on the card, overgraded it because of centering or other issues or maybe submitted the card through someone else and thats where the monkey business happened. Everyone misses something every now and then, I got a 4 and a 5 this month. I was a little upset but when i received the cards back, I had missed light creases on both cards. Jim.
Not that I want to dignify a post by our anonymous **** disturber, but just to clarify. Len runs a Psa submission service. He is not affiliated to Psa, he just accepts submissions and has everything cleared at customs. I use it because it is reliable, usually on time and cheaper than doing it myself. Jim.
Same m.o., same pattern. Stirring up hostility where there is none. I suspect this is the infamous ...... I was wondering when he was going to find this forum and cause trouble. Jim, there's no use to banning him since he'll just return with another alias, just as he's done on ebay. Maybe if put our combined efforts together, we can rid the hobby of this nuisance. He's currently giving me my second round of problems on ebay selling my C55's.
This message has been edited by hockey_jim on Aug 31, 2006 8:34 AM
Speaking of PSA--I'm a pretty tough grader, but I've still had cards that looked strong all over come back as 5's. It would be nice if PSA would add some info when cards have low grades. If there is a minute surface wrinkle, then point it out so that we can be aware of it.
I don't understand the idea of "that's the grade and we can't discuss it."