I am new to the forum but have been collecting vintage cards seriously for about 2 years now. I have a Doug Harvey 1951 Parkhurst PSA 9 card. I have thought about selling it, but was wondering what you guys think it might fetch in a private sale or auction in light of the prices some of the 51 Parkies have been getting at Memory Lane etc. I have sent an image with the post of the card. I also have a 51 Parkie Terry Sawchuk SGC 96 as a card in my collection.Does anyone know who has the Red Kelly, Boom Boom Geoffrion, Glenn Hall, or Tim Horton or Dickie Moore PSA 9s in their collection?
I think that your cards is SWEET! VERY NICE card and you are luck to have such a nice card in PSA 9. You could probably get $4000.00-$5000.00 for that card. The SMR is $2000.00 but people do not care about the SMR when it comes to such high-end cards like yours. There are only 3 PSA 9 cards in existence. If you are looking to sell it you should try MastroNet Auctions as I don't think you would get the price you are looking for on eBay.
From the looks of your scan I think it would cross-over to PSA 9 but stranger things have happened with the "gods" at PSA. I can't say 100% it would get a PSA 9 - but it should get a PSA 9. It is worth a try to see. Even with the SGC grade 96 it would still sell for quite a bundle.
That is the most outstanding Sawchuck I have ever seen!! The centering is pretty much perfect and the corners are very sharp from what I can see from the scan.
This message has been edited by shiftintermedia on Dec 31, 2006 10:55 AM
Gorgeous cards that you have. When it comes to top-of-the-line vintage cards, the multilplier is usually 2-4X SMR depending on the venue where it's sold, having at least 2 or more determined collectors to increase the price, and the chances that you'll see a similar or better-conditioned card in the near future. If you do choose to sell it on ebay, I would recommend scanning it against a dark blue or black background so that there are no questions about the edges/corners. It also enhances the look of the card. If you doubt this statement, just look at most ebay listings by professional sellers and auction pictures. SGC graded cards usually have a really good chance at crossing over to the same PSA grade, depending on whether it's high or low-end for that grade.
I would say that the Sawchuk would also garner the 2-4X SMR for a PSA/SGC 9 vs. 1-1.5X SMR for a PSA/SGC 8. The corollary question then is, "Is it worth it to submit to another grading service after cracking it out of it's original holder vs. sending it in with a minimum grade for crossover?" That topic has been debated for what seems like forever. Bottom line is that depending on the card itself, it probably has a good chance to crossover at the same grade. Good luck whatever you do.
If I were going to submit the card to PSA, I would definitely go the crossover route with a PSA 9 minimum grade. That way, if it doesn't get a 9, you will still have an SGC 96. That card would sell well in auction any way you look at it.
You certainly wouldn't want to crack it and have it come back as a PSA 8. Grading is subjective, and I'm not convinced that a nice card will always come back at the same grade level. How much difference is there between an 8 and a 9? A lot depends on what kind of day the grader is having and whether it's in the morning or close to quitting time on Friday.
With a card graded that high, go crossover! You can't lose that way!
Thanks for the information everyone. I have a fair amount of knowledge myself, but always like to hear other opinions. The only way that I would sell the Harvey is to fund a major purchase of a more expensive card. I value all of your opinions and if anyone else has anything to comment please LMK. Since I live in Canada I will look out for some of the needs that have been mentioned in the forum as needed by some people. I come across cards from time to time.
For what its worth I have a SGC 96 51-52 Parkie Gordie Howe. SMR is 11250,I paid 15k,and BMW who I bought it off of said on a good day it could go for 25k. So the little over 2-4x SMR for 9's is probably a pretty good estimate. I would definitely go with a minimum grade of 9 with PSA in case they grade it an 8. You'll still have it in the 96 holder. Your cards look great especially the Terry S. I love that pose. I love the pose and color on my Howe and I think I'll hold onto it for a while. The Howe has one PSA 9 and I don't know what it went for. But its in a tightly held collection that won't be sold for some time. Best of luck. And I enjoyed viewing your card. Greg