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September 25 2006 at 11:37 PM
Elmar  (Login esb1922)

Just looking for an opinion -

Let's say we talk about really expensive card like Morenz or Joliat in low-mid grade. What do you think better to have PSA 2 or KSA 4 (PSA 3 or KSA 5)card?

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(Login aro67)

re: PSA vs KSA

September 26 2006, 7:04 AM 

In general, for re-sale, sight unseen, I think you are better off with the PSA card 2 grades lower. If I had a KSA 4 of Morenz or Joliat that I thought would cross to a PSA or SGC 2 I would cross the card.

The only instance I can recall where a KSA card will outsell a PSA is with the Gretzky rookie. A KSA 8 used to outsell a PSA 7, although I am not certain that is still the case.

This message has been edited by aro67 on Sep 26, 2006 7:04 AM

(Login B.S.SC)

Re: PSA vs KSA

September 26 2006, 7:17 AM 

Your better off with psa for your expensive cards not that I have anything aginst ksa but right now psa is were the money is.

(Login esb1922)

Re: PSA vs KSA

September 26 2006, 8:15 AM 

I understand the difference between those 2 companies and their reputations. That's why I was very specific about KSA card being at least 2 grades higher. From my past experience on eBay the 1933 OPC Joliat PSA 4 was sold for $200, 1936 OPC Morenz PSA 2 for $375. For some reasons I believe that hypothetically Joliat KSA 6 and Morenz KSA 4 could go higher...Maybe I'm wrong.


Mark Holt
(Login mark927)

Re: PSA vs KSA

September 26 2006, 10:00 AM 

I've crossed a lot of KSA cards to PSA and they are almost 100% of the time 2 grades lower, occasionally 1. The recent KSA 3s I've seen are poor quality 1s at PSA. I'm starting to avoid KSA unless its an issue I really want.

Dan Basso
(Login tripoli99)


September 26 2006, 12:30 PM 

I've crossed over 20 cards from KSA to PSA after cracking them out of the holders....and experienced a .80 average reduction in grades. Also, one of my last 'regrades' came back from PSA as 'altered' so that slipped by KSA at first. These were not pre war cards though.

(Login esb1922)

Re: PSA vs KSA

September 26 2006, 12:41 PM 

well, I had that problem too - GAI graded a couple of my cards which Beckett marked as ungradeable

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