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Zach Nigut

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Beckett Finally gets it? Lower Prices Faster Turnaround

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Beckett Collectibles on Instagram: "BGS Pricing & Turnaround Time Update"

194 likes, 44 comments - beckettcollectApril 11, 2024 on : "BGS Pricing & Turnaround Time Update"

Love to see this and hope they can follow through on all of the promises. People love Beckett for their sub-grades. However, in recent years the lack of customer service and slow turn times have really hurt them.

Looks like they have identified this issue and are finally trying to remedy it. On top of it all, prices are being lowered across the board which will only help! Minimum 10% decrease And return shipping will be 2-4 days (After grading).

Oh yeah, no membership fees or up charges!

https://www.instagram.com/reel/C5n5nfaOq3F/?igsh=YWd1bGtrZm5teGp3

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7 days ago

Beckett Announces No Change to Grading Scale

Looks like Beckett did the right thing by listening to customers and keeping their grading scale the same.

This has been “on the table“ since the Mint fiasco last year, but happy to see no change is the final decision.

Now if they can get turnaround times and customer service dialed in they will be in good shape! 😂

https://www.instagram.com/reel/C5bGHxlsX3q/?igsh=MWJrZHkxcHRncWZqaQ==

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7 days ago

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BGS 10 vs PSA 10 Value Comparison (Baseball)

Thought this was an interesting comparison piece on the values of BGS 10 vs PSA 10. Granted this is only a small sample size, and only using Baseball cards as an example. However, it demonstrates that collectors value the BGS 10 more than a PSA 10.

One other item to note, is that this comparison does not take into account any sales of a BGS 10 Black Label (pristine card) which would cary and even higher premium.

With PSA’s “highest possible grade” being a PSA 10, does this mean that Beckett actually caries a higher value than PSA?

What would you rather have in your collection?

PART 1: https://www.instagram.com/reel/C5WGAu8Lhkt/?igsh=MTFkaGlpc29rbzd3eg==

PART 2: https://www.instagram.com/reel/C5WSvCFrkqi/?igsh=bnJhZnRtMnNub3Yw

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10 days ago

Authenticating an autograph on a record

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I finally got my hands on a Caroll Spinney autographed anything — it was a vinyl record case — but the price was low enough where I feel like I should get it checked out. I’m 99.999% sure it’s real — he draws a pic of Big Bird or Oscar a lot when he signs — I just don’t feel like spending all that money on shipping for PSA. A $30 authentication becomes $70-80. Are there better companies? I looked at JSA and then figured I’d ask here instead!

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PSA and Goldin being owned by the same parent company a conflict?

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Although PSA and Goldin are owned by Collectors Universe (not new news), I often wondered if it’s a conflict of interest. Given collectibles size today (estimated at $400Bn+) and the growing popularity of collecting specifically sports cards and TCG, having both the grading company tied to a marketplace seems to be at conflicting interests. 

While people debate the relative value impact of grading companies and the grades, no doubt a cards’ grade affects values. 

The exponential value decay relative to a Gem Mint is present in every sport genre and set age. So there is a lot other stake for collectors and what grade their card receives. 

Having a direct link to a marketplace where you can list your cards and the marketplace takes a fee, usually in the form of a % of the buyers premium (buyers premium or “BP” is what a buyer pays on top of the hammer price. For example, say an item closing price is $100, they typically pay 20% on top, or in total $120. The seller and the auction house share this BP, in this case the $20) seems a bit a conflict, where grade inflation would directly benefit the marketplace in their share of a sold auction. 

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