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|Platinum Card Talk Member|
Yeah, but apart from that "COA", the description has the authenticator as PSA. The card is not in a PSA holder or any holder that I can make out.
The seller is also offering several other signed Buffy cards for whopping amounts, but they don't appear to have a "COA", went through PSA, or were "one in a contest".
But its a good example for people to see everything that should send up red flags individually, all at once, including the fact that a high price is no more proof than a low price or a reasonable price.
|Silver Card Talk Member|
One side note about grading - and something I didn't notice much until I just checked now - the fees to get cards graded have risen dramatically over the last couple years. When I used to submit the fees were around $10-$15 a card, with a turnaround time of 20 business days. Now you're looking at $25-$35 per card at the lowest tier, with an "estimated" turnaround time of 8 months or more. That's crazy. Is this all a result of how high the grading companies are seeing their slabs sell for? Or is it because business is slow and they're struggling to stay afloat? I really have no idea. But I'm interested to see the effect it has on sale prices of graded cards - particularly the cards that aren't the heavy hitters. An '8' usually sells for the same cost, or even less, than the same card ungraded. I wonder if that's all changing now - with sellers asking for a dramatic increase for that 8 because of the cost to get it graded - and if anyone is willing to pay that markup. I guess it all depends on the card. And as stated before the card market is rising in many areas. But I would think that people will start shying away from submitting cards that aren't worth those high fees, and stick more to higher-end cards in top condition - unless they get some kind of bulk-submission price deal.
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