My last post here concerned this same topic. I recently placed a bid on E-bay for a three card lot of 51/52 Parkhurst cards. They were #2 Paul Meger, #49 Bill Mosienko & #79 Hugh Bolton. The Meger card was graded a by PSA as a "2"-Good, while the other two were both graded as "4's'-VG-Ex. I didn't need the Meger card but I won the lot for less than I would have paid for the other two cards separately. This set was issued prior to the onset of top loaders and vinyl pages so it's pretty common to find these cards pretty banged up and quite often with some kind of writing on the backs. If I had been the guy who paid PSA to grade the Meger card I know I would have been irritated. I look at all three cards and for the life of me I think the Meger card actually looks better than the other two who both received a higher grade. The E-bay item # is 190340606632 if any of you care to check it out. I'm reasonably close to finishing this set with a couple of commons like Howe and Richard still to go. (That was a joke, guys) I'd actually not be too upset if almost all of the rest of the cards in my set were as nice as the Meger card and I didn't even need that one. I haven't gotten my other one out to compare but I really doubt that it will be a better card. I know almost all of you guys are much smarter than I when it comes to this stuff. Can I check the PSA number out and see why it was only graded a "2"? Be glad to hear all your input. Ted
I believe if you put in the cert number on the PSA website all you will get is the player's name and grade, no reasoning for the grade. As for the cards you just picked up, there is a potential for a surface wrinkle or something along those lines that you can't really see without a loop. Just a guess.