When using the SGC Authentic Services, all orders must be submitted on a separate SGC order form and to include separate shipping. Delivery times … 4 out of 5 stars. I was told it would be 3 more weeks. We are being abused by PSA, and our very own buying habits are bringing us back for more abuse. If you are, the data suggests that grading with SGC is not the answer for you. Although most of us would love to see SGC emerge as a competitor to PSA/BGS, I really couldn’t agree more with your conclusions in this article. Since just May 1, over FORTY PSA 10 Acunas have sold, at an average of $200 per. And since BGS sales prices are comparable to PSA, this study dismisses them only on the grounds of not being an intriguing comparison, and nothing else. Do you? A lot of talk in The Hobby about SGC these days. The last three 2018 Prizm (base) Lamar Jackson #212 Solds from last week: SGC 10 vs PSA 10. But if MY answer is “I don’t buy SGC” and YOUR answer is the same, it probably speaks strongly to the market for these cards, and is another simple measure to substantiate the fact that SGC has a long way to go before catching up with PSA. We do not provide financial advice, nor do we guarantee results from using our content. As it pertains to timely grading, SGC is held up as a beacon of hope in these COVID hobby times. Average Solds of these SGC 5s was roughly $250, with an SGC 7.5 selling for a solid $1475 on March 15. Similar stories for my SGC 10 2018 Topps Update Gleyber Torres US99 (not US200, fair enough). I'm hearing a lot longer. The turnaround time with my bulk submission group is 20 business days. With PSA down and an SGC battle cry across the hobby, why aren’t collectors grading this very common and popular card with SGC? Seems more like hundreds and hundreds. Fast turnaround – GMA Grading boasts a 7 day turnaround time. Print Fee Chart. Basically, SGC will offer only two options — $10 per card or $100 per card (though it’s important to clarify that if you’re a bulk rate customer, it seems like everything else is business as usual). “No one,” was my answer to self. And it looked so nice in that black slab! Doesn't that bode as well for PSA and BVG???? Read all of the posts by oswaldotis020 on oswaldotis020. 1981 Topps Joe Montana #216. Not a huge difference in price, but what do we think about the difference in the number of Solds? GMA’s 7 day turnaround is perfect for that. Real slow. I won’t send them another card. Shotgun Turnaround Times. Back in October, I sent a package of about 20 cards off to SGC for grading. Well my point is that PSA has multiple turnaround options some are very much on time like the express service, the bulk is what takes forever but this seems to have gotten slightly better as well. Putting that up against BGS or PSA is like night and day. I’m okay with the latter. Story, feed, story, feed. It is now almost FOUR TIMES GREATER than the standard 20-day turnaround. CSG Grading Tiers. Ready to take your sports card investing to the next level? 1 EpisodesProduced by Chris MorrisWebsite. I believe my third submission came back sooner than 20 days. I think their slabs are actually the best looking of the three companies, with the black background making the art on the card pop. ), hovering around $2K per. For $10 per card, you can expect a turnaround time of … It was unique and beautiful. GMA’s 7 day turnaround is perfect for that. The results can be catastrophic with cards of this caliber, especially if it doesn’t Gem. My focus for this article – SGC vs. PSA – is born of the growing belief that “SGC is closing the gap with PSA.” Couple this with the fact that SGC has been FULLY OPERATIONAL throughout COVID, and it’s no surprise that collectors are being swayed to sub cards with SGC that they would otherwise be subbing with PSA (or BGS). PSA 10: $625 (auction), $595, and two “Best Offers Accepted” at $600 list. The sports cards market is volatile and certainly fluctuates – I’ve seen it, we’ve all seen it. As I write this, PSA has partially reopened but is still not at full capacity. Coterminous renewals averaged 46 days compared with 52 days previously. It’s almost like we are arguing over who has the best chicken sandwich, Popeye’s or Chik-Fil-A, (Chik-Fil-A is the answer, by the way). Sometimes you need to get a card graded and flipped ASAP before missing a profit window. Turnaround times vary with demand. It is just unacceptable. Thanks for all this work in article. Need Them Now. 229 check-ins. Beckett/CBCS offices will be closed for Walk-in drop-offs and pickups, effective July 27, 2020. Twenty DAYS! Maximum fee $2,500. Heck, I’m writing this and diving into the numbers because I, MYSELF, AM CONSIDERING ANOTHER SGC SUB AT THIS VERY MOMENT! You mean where SGC pretty much said send everything you have even though they couldn't accommodate? So….I’ll wait. We want to make our membership better, so we'd like to know why you're canceling. IN THE FIRST FIVE DAYS OF MAY ALONE, there were 23 PSA 10 Zion base Prizm rookies Sold at an AVERAGE of $610 PER! Hi, Lionel will always be King not matter how advanced, how innovative any other company can be. this is the card business. Great article and tons of good data! The black slabs are so damn sharp. In mid-October, I priced the Acuna to sell at $55 via eBay “Buy It Now” (no offers). READ OUR FULL DISCLAIMER HERE. Most times I have an auto authentication or grading service submission it goes very smoothly. Amazing article Steve. CGC Grading CGC. I have 2 subs in with SGC - one is 1 card and the other is 3. All CSG Grading Tiers CSG Add-On Services CSG ReHolders Other CSG Services. For example, you might inform your clients that their gallery of images will be ready about 4 weeks after the wedding. Now that a lot of folks started sending their cards to SGC to get that "quick turnaround", that "quick turnaround" has now become a long waiting game, just as it is with PSA and BGS. CGC received it in December of 2018 and it went to CCS, with CGC receiving the pressed book in April. i love sgc if for nothing else, that they but my submission into their system within a day or two of it being delivered to their office. The sold listings on those 28 PSA Montanas? Take it as you wish. They should have been easy to sell. Nickels and dimes? You don't want to miss this. I doubt I will sell any of my cards. Where it sells in the market is secondary (or should be), and this should be driven by fundamentals. You can tell me that “one’s man trash is another’s treasure,” and I’ll respect that. I’d much rather wait for PSA and realize the greatest value for my cards, for flip and PC, no matter how long that wait is. Here’s a look at NHL rookies to watch in 2021, Three Underrated Soccer Statistics To Use When Finding Prospects, Top 12 Basketball Card Investments for the 2020-21 Season, The Ultimate Guide to Alexis Lafreniere Cards. SGC 9 x 2, sold for $470 and $431. However, the value of SGC graded cards are typically a fraction of PSA and Beckett and their turnaround times are equally slow. Steve is a Film & TV professional based in New York City. I was on the fence between selling them raw vs grade. Turnaround time. That’s $225 more than the most recent SGC 10 Solds average, an almost 40% markup. All CSG Grading Tiers CSG Add-On Services CSG ReHolders Other CSG Services. The black slabs are so damn sharp. And PSA is STILL dwarfing SGC in listings, despite being at reduced operating capacity for most of April. The table also showed that Dorset had a below average time for processing FAC grants (at 70 days) and SGC grants (73 days). I assumed it would be even longer than usual (ugh!) One can only wonder. 951 Yamato Rd, Ste 110 (887.95 mi) Boca Raton, FL 33431. The optimistic collector might assume that the star grades are correct because more time and care is spent grading these cards due to their value (and commons are graded a bit looser). Next. Let’s take a look. SGC also grades things that PSA doesn’t like S74 silks and Jerseys/uniforms. SGC is so much faster than their competitors. I stopped on April 13th, though I’m sure there are at least that many in the earlier part of April. It’s a basic service, but it’s a decent option if you’re working within a tight budget. I’m not counting the SGC 10 “Pristine” Solds, of which there were two, $750 and $760 – good luck getting that grade. The Gold Club specials are for SGC Gold Club members ONLY. I was astonished to see they only had 2 turn around options 1-2 days and 40 days. Stop submitting to PSA! I sold it on Instagram within seven days of receipt from SGC for $45, still well below PSA 10 average Solds at that time, of $65-$75. About See All. this is the card business. Renewals also showed an overall improvement in turn-around times with FACs being processed in an average of 48 days, down from 53 days previously. you could pay PSA who is quicker than SGC or BGS for a 20 day turnaround and you'll get the cards 4-6 months later. Specials do not apply to On-Site grading rates. Great articles from all and definitely touched most pros & cons . no wait, no black hole, just 'there it is". Of all the posts i’ve read on this site, I would say this is hands down my favorite. Turnaround times are estimates. Loved loved the article. SGC Pricing Estimated Turn-Around Times Ever. i have also been very pleased with thier turnaround times as well; 20 day … Hey, what is your instagram? SGC customers enjoy an array of unique collector support and security features, including an interactive submission platform with order tracking, grader notes, etc. Twenty DAYS! From all my limited researching, it seems for anything of value ( possibly over $300 up ) PSA graded cards get a substantial premium on selling. Thousands upon thousands of sports cards are sitting in a warehouse at PSA – untouched, ungraded, and unsold or unadded to personal collections. Max. Looking at some of the 10s coming out of PSA, I think some people may be overpaying for a grade that the card doesn’t warrant. The cash flow generated in selling graded cards will be affected, hitting hobby bottom lines hard. I’ve subbed multiple times with SGC since my re-entry into the hobby in early 2019. My BEST Sports Card Investment EVER?? don't sweat it. I sent 10 '59 baseball cards to be graded there and the turnaround time is like 75-80+ days, which to me is absurd. Turnaround times are approximate and not guaranteed. Plus Their drop-off service! Scams, pricing, wait times, and population manipulation is not something we should tolerate. While all Sarens’ other SGCs are hydraulic cranes, the SGC-90 can be connected to the electric grid and be fully powered without a traditional fuel source. Go ahead and sell your SGC 10 Zion now for $385. SGC merely says the turnaround time for that service will fluctuate. If you like BGS, then stick with BGS. This almost seems like our hobby equivalent of Stockholm Syndrome. It finally sold in mid-November at $45, or less than the price (at the time) of a PSA 9. At PSA 10, they would have been off my eBay shelf soon after listing, as is the case with many of my high-grade PSA listings. PSA, SGC, and Beckett are generally the only three US grading companies accepted pretty widely by collectors. Similar to a couple of other posts , i am now back active in the hobby after a twenty year break . It’s a basic service, but it’s a decent option if you’re working within a tight budget. The turnaround time was supposed to be 20 days. Value per Card (USD) Fee Per Card (USD) Current Turnaround (working days) Unlimited WalkThrough. PSA and BGS are both in a massive backlog, and I've heard accounts of people waiting 6+ months to get their cards back. With PSA at a halt (and yes, they were already sluggish before) what to do now with our cards? Maybe we dont deserve SGC, with their cool heavy duty, stylish cases, and their promise fulfilling turnaround times. Local Service in Boca Raton, Florida. I also found FIFTEEN PSA 8s! I want to know the condition of my card relative to a consistent benchmark. My 2018 Topps Update Ronald Acuna US250 sparkled in its SGC slab. Top-graded cards are identifiable at a glance by gold colored labels. ), so I looked at SGC 7 to SGC 9 and compared it to the same for PSA. Maybe there will be a player or two where I’ll say, “Man, if only I had that SGC 10 four months ago,” but in general, that will NOT be the case and therefore the “need to flip now while the market is hot” mentality is a WEAK argument for going with SGC. This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. It definitely could be a profitable practice but requires effort, patience, and risk. “Bulk” submissions were completely suspended for weeks but have recently reopened and are being rebranded as “Value” submissions, with varying guidelines in what seems to be an effort to streamline incoming orders amidst a presumed backlog of open bulk orders. The very recent influx of PSA Zions also suggests the PSA COVID slowdown is already becoming a thing of the past. “I am a pioneer, and I will single-handedly change the grading game!” I have many delusions, and this one ranked up there with the best of them. or. Max. BGS does not offer an updated turn around time for card grading services other than what is listed on the BGS grading form (which is shown below). SGC says the estimated turnaround time will be updated on its website every few days. I don’t believe it. Maximum fee $2,500. It’s only what the consumers like best. Only one. C. camo304 Well-Known Member. Im solely pointing out that I thought these new grading options are only temporary. The turnaround time with my bulk submission group is 20 business days. What I sent to CGC isn't, so time does play a huge part in it. Topps was aways King. What am I missing? I have never seen any grading company have such a limited option and was wondering how its been working out for everyone. Bulk, or Value subs, are listed on the PSA website at a turnaround time of “100+ days,” with an emphasis on the “+.” That’s tough. 229 were here. $5,999 or higher declared value. And it was much less than I was getting on my PSA cards. We can all agree those are the only 3 companies that have real protocols for grading. Hopefully, PSA, Beckett, and SGC can all staff appropriately and then the entire industry will continue to thrive! don't sweat it. For example, the ratio of PSA 10s to 9s is significantly lower for key cards relative to the other cards in the SAME set, and the data shows this result is consistent across all years and card companies. SGC reserves the right to correct the amount due on any submission that is sent in prior to the submitter calling to purchase a Gold Club membership. Due to popularity of card grading in recent years, turnaround times on submissions has been severely impacted. simple. The black really makes the cards stand out., unlike the red border PSA label. From time to time their customer service practices could use improvement including: responding to voice mails, responding to emails in a timely fashion (24 hour turn-around), ensuring the staff members who answer the phone are knowledgeable in all areas and well versed. Same Day Walk Through Immediate * Any card requiring custom insert must be submitted at the $15 level or higher. Otherwise, even though I can get a lower bulk rate and quicker turnaround, have not been able to submit an SGC order. There is one simple solution. PSA and BGS are both in a massive backlog, and I've heard accounts of people waiting 6+ months to get their cards back. It’s an argument that PSA cannot win, definitely not now, and not even pre-COVID. Latest Episodes. But that is not generally the case as we all know . There’s no guaranteed turnaround time for graded cards, and the service offers no specific time frame. Compared it to the same for PSA 100 per card, or less than the most Current and. 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