Blowout Cards Forums
2017 black Friday wave 8

Go Back   Blowout Cards Forums > BLOWOUTS HOBBY TALK > BASEBALL

Notices

BASEBALL Post your Baseball Cards Hobby Talk

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-24-2012, 10:43 PM   #1
ScooterD
Member
 
ScooterD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Brewer's Hill, MD
Posts: 1,371
Default Anyone ever tried to grade a printing plate?

Was thinking of sending in one of mine, but wanted to make sure I wasn't flushing my money down the toilet. The edges are rounded, so how do they do corners? I would imaging that the surface grades may generally suffer.

Please fill me in... share your successes and/or failures. Thanks
ScooterD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2012, 10:47 PM   #2
pnft17
Member
 
pnft17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 3,325
Default

Dumb idea. A printing plate is supposed to be used and show wear. It would be like wanting a game used jersey, but not wanting it to show any wear. More use the better. Grading a plate would be a waste of money. Maybe if your looking for protection. Just get it in an authentic holder.
pnft17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2012, 10:48 PM   #3
californiakron
Member
 
californiakron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: NorCal
Posts: 932
Default

I've never graded one myself but have seen one on ebay that was a 9.5 /10 au. I believe the corners grade is an automatic 10. Like you mentioned the surface is probably key to good grading results. The auto'd plate did look a lot nicer in the BGS holder.
californiakron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2012, 10:48 PM   #4
tdbaseballcards
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: MA
Posts: 1,417
Default

People do grade them. Just look on ebay and you will see some. I think most get in the 8-9 range. You can probably look at the ones on ebay to see how they grade them. Personally as someone who collects printing plates, I dislike them graded and don't think it adds value.
__________________
Check out my COMC port (40% off auto-accept)
tdbaseballcards is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2012, 10:52 PM   #5
nvious23
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,014
Default

My general consensus would be not to grade. Most I have owned wouldn't grade out better than a 8.5 they usually show the wear from the manufacturing process.
__________________
All sales are based on my discretion of your itrader worthiness. Thanks
nvious23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2012, 11:43 PM   #6
Quigley24
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 2,301
Default

It seems stupid to get them graded. I saw 3 graded for a sale a few days ago, two bgs 7's and one 7.5. Naturally they all were 9+ on edges, corners, and centering. But obviously their surface grades were 6's and 6.5's because they're PRINTING PLATES!
Quigley24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2012, 02:30 AM   #7
MMantle
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 795
Default

I have two Strasburg Plates that are graded. Only reason I did it, PC! Wanted them to match the other Strasburg's I have. Though I only collect 9.5 BGS of his stuff, any plates I get I will get graded eventually. Currently I have 8. Normally I'd say not to get them graded.. but if its for PC reasons and you want them in cases then do it.. just don't expect a high grade on them.
MMantle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2012, 02:42 AM   #8
centereacan06
Member
 
centereacan06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Long Island
Posts: 18,696
Default

It would be kind of contradicting. Like an above post said, you're trying to get a flawless grade on something that obviously isn't in perfect condition. I think it'd just be a waste of money.
centereacan06 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2012, 08:19 AM   #9
nhsportsguy
Member
 
nhsportsguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Portsmouth, NH
Posts: 5,108
Default

http://www.blowoutcards.com/forums/b...ously-bgs.html
__________________
www.nhcardguys.com
PM me for a special discount and free shipping code for BO members!
nhsportsguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:04 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2013, Blowout Cards Inc.