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|Gold Card Talk Member|
The fact that a very common card that can easily be bought for a couple of dollars -- or less. Can get graded and then sell for thousands of dollars . . .
Well, I'm honestly not sure what to say.
The people buying these cards are clearly operating under different principles than I am. They care about a PSA grade more than I do. . . In fact I've argued before that these buyers are collecting PSA holders more than they are collecting cards.
I don't know that they care much about the trimming scandal . . . Or how inter connected some of these companies are. How many people in the world do you think are paying $5000+ for a $2 Star Wars card in a PSA holder? The number has to be exceedingly small. . .
I'm still not sure what to say. . .
|Platinum Card Talk Member|
At least 4 in the past year and a half apparently.
It's a direct result of the grading mania embraced by sports card collectors years and years ago being applied to non-sport cards. Here there is even less merit for it because this card, although #1 in the set, was overproduced and many were safely stored and are still in near mint condition today. Maybe not Gem Mint, but close enough.
I agree with everything you said. I myself am not concerned with the people who would buy this card for $5,000. If it's worth it to them, they are welcome to it. I am concerned that high graded non-sport cards are being held up as the shining examples of what we as collectors should strive to own or our raw cards are inferior without a seal of approval and a number. To that I do know what to say.
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