Interesting auction - Fred Taylor on ebay - non graded certainly appears to be the same one that sold in classics November auction as a PSA 1.5 for significantly less. So as a seller of a great piece of card stock except for one significant blemish it would appear once again that you are best not to pay for grading. Anyone have any thoughts on this?
Many of these cards and postcards sold for much lower than expected in the auction and some dealers decided to take a chance on them. Capsports will do very good on this item selling it 3X to 4X his purchase price! Most of the time, a high grade will increase the selling value of an item, but a low grade can sell for less than a raw item and this is a perfect example.
I took a chance on some lots too, like a PSA 7.5 1936-37 OPC Art Wiebe rookie that I paid for less than 1/2 the retail value. I didn't need the card, but it was a great trade item for me.
At auction, it's all a mather of offer demand and timing. Sometimes you have to overpay or let it go, sometimes you get a bargain!