This morning I was breaking a few cards out of sgc holders so I can send them to psa. I have done this dozens of times and never had a problem. Every other time the cards were just standard size, this time they were all different size cards, v145, 35 and 37 opc. Every card had damage to one or more edges caused by the black insert that sgc uses. I guess the cards move around too much in these holders. So, if you're going to buy a non standard size card in an sgc holder, take a very close look at the edges. Jim
Re: Something to keep in mind when buying SGC cards
May 17 2011, 4:45 PM
I've never had that problem with SGC as of yet Jim, but I have had a graded PSA "C" series card, in which the bottom of the card was stuck under the "ridge" which they have bordering the 4 sides of the enclosed card. These "ridges" or "outcroppings" appear to be in all of the smaller encapsulated cards such as the C's as well as Paulin's, Hollands, etc. and may have been placed there to prevent excessive movement of these cards, not sure though. I'll be addressing the issue with PSA at the Summit show as I'm confident that they as well as SGC will improve on the encapsulation process however they can. Later..
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