View Full Version : Grading for the 2006 Topps Alex Gordon Cutouts???

02-01-2013, 08:45 AM
Just thought it would be an interesting topic.

When grading these cards, should they also grade the interior edges, corners and centering of the cutout itself??? Or just what's remaining of the card?

And NO, the card is not mine. Just needed an example to post.. Clearly the centering of the cutout would not figure as a 9.5.

02-01-2013, 10:01 AM
David--I am not a graded card guy but when I picked these up I left them slabbed because I thought it was funny


02-01-2013, 10:31 AM
Awesome Al. No blank silver though? Personally, I think this is one of the most interesting modern cards, because it's just a strange situation..

The only one I currently have is the "blank gold". It's raw as well, and will probably stay that way.. Eventually, I may pick up either the cutout or the whole card, IF the price is right. Financially, I can't justify having it very high on my priorities, with me being more of the tight budgeted, bottom feeder type at the moment..

My main point of discussion regarding the thread though, is whether or not the placement and quality of the cutout should have a direct effect on the grade?

02-01-2013, 11:49 AM
I am going to find Doug. I am sure he will have a constructive viewpoint on that question :)

Gary Dunaier
02-02-2013, 10:23 PM
I can't understand why Topps would have included a card with such a huge cut-out in its packs in the first place.