Everything you ever learned about preserving your collection might be wrong – report from the Baseball HOF & Museum. The Baseball HOF held an inaugural Care and Conservation Workshop with some surprising information on what they deem as safekeeping for collectibles.
It’s not every day you find an 1887 relic in a used book. But one couple found an 1887 Four Base Hits John Clarkson Card in an old Bible, being used as a bookmark. Turns out it’s the only complete version to be graded in the market.
Third-party grading has grown by leaps and bounds in the card hobby, and prices has skyrocketed as a result for those in high grades. PSA and SGC are the heavyweights in third-party card grading; Orlando and Hileman share details on how the process has changed.
If you submit cards to third-party grading services and don’t truly know the ins and outs of the final grade, Dave & Adam’s has provided an excellent Card Grading 101 tutorial.
SGC has developed a new autograph authentication division to complement its card grading services. Mike Root will lead the division for SGC.
SGC has followed suit with PSA in offering half grades to its grading scale, effective immediately. SGC will be at the National Convention showing off these new grades and will be open to review cards previously submitted to consider an upgrade that adheres to the new scale.