Recent content by 1stBowman

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    PSA Grading - going off track to the one earlier so started a new one

    Grading novice here, but doesn't PSA goes much easier on centering? meaning it's far more likely to get a higher grade with PSA than BGS given that the majority of cards have average/poor centering.
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    PSA Grading

    I hear you mate. And perhaps in future I will be much more selective and may just send a few off to a third party to be cleaned and bulk submitted. Having said that, one gets the feeling that they go marginally easier (and maybe they should) on cards like /5, especially when there are /10, /25...
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    PSA Grading

    And regardless of the outcome of my first grading experience my love of the hobby is growing stronger by the week. Two and a bit years in now and it's getting more and more enjoyable as you start to see how diverse and dynamic it is. I haven't succeeded in making any converts out of friends and...
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    PSA Grading

    I considered BGS, but it was around $50 per card as opposed to $20 for PSA. Also, and perhaps more importantly, the BGS 10 and the Black Label. Words can not adequately describe the ridiculousness of that. That caper is straight from Gimmickery 101 and they lose - or at least ought to lose- a...
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    PSA Grading

    Pretty sure the Aaron Judge 2018 Topps Chrome 1983 Topps Orange Refractor Autograph got a PSA 9 because there weren't any in the pop reports previously and now there's 1. Not sure if I've potentially gained or lost anything commercially, in that instance. The Andres Gimenez 2018 Bowman...
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    PSA Grading

    I hope I get 1 PSA10. That will have been worth it. If they are all 9 and less it will have been $500 down the plughole. It seems that a PSA 9 is roughly the equivalent of a raw version give or take( with most modern cards) . Two of the cards I'm keeping slabbed regardless of the grade, but...
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    PSA Grading

    My first ever submission (12 cards) is now showing as being at the shipping stage of the time-line. Is there anyway to see what grades you received? or do you have to wait until you physically receive the cards back? Any advice much appreciated
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    2019/20 Donruss hangar-

    Well done. Great looking card and huge pull from a hanger pack.
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    1 retail box of 19-20 Prizm

    I think it's fair to say his performances thus far have exceeded expectations. And as you said, he's been playing within himself. He's exciting to watch.
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    1 retail box of 19-20 Prizm

    You're most probably right.
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    1 retail box of 19-20 Prizm

    Retail. I haven't bought any hobby this year. Just retail and blasters (haven't gotten a thing from the blasters so far). I seriously considered buying Zion's silver off COMC when it dropped to $400, but he hadn't played a game and I thought it might go down further. He looks amazing so far and...
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    1 retail box of 19-20 Prizm

    This was a very ordinary box until the last 5 packs. Up to that point all 5 silvers, 3 greens and 2 ruby waves were of vets. The only decent base rookie was a Rui. Then this happened.
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    ShipMyCards - USA Address and Shipping Service

    I'm going to have to check this out. As much as I love COMC, there are a number of sellers on there who seem to enjoy trolling me ( petty kids with whom I butted heads on the Blowout Forum I suspect). They seem to get their kicks by counter offering a 1% discount or, their favourite: lifting the...
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    Philadelphia: from depressed to bullish.

    The commentator Jay Williams stated that small ball is the modern game and that the traditional centre is all but obsolete. I don't understand the nuances of the game well enough to offer an opinion but it seems that plenty agree with his assessment. I think Houston could play the Clippers in...
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