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11-14-2007, 07:31 PM
Posted By: <b>Rob Dewolf</b><p>A couple of times in the past on this board I've been critical -- not to mention in the minority -- of SGC, specifically in the area of customer service (numerous unanswered e-mails, unreturned phone messages, etc.) Because of this, I think it's only fair to mention an extremely positive experience I had today.<br /><br />At noon I sent an e-mail to SGC requesting that a 1940s baseball set that wasn't offered as a choice on its registry be added. At 12:55 p.m. I received a reply from Sean Skeffington saying that the set would be added by this evening. By 3 p.m. the new set category was available as a choice on the registry.<br /><br />In an era when grading companies seemingly fall off the face of the Earth while "moving" their offices, I think this experience is definitely worth a mention and a thank-you.

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11-14-2007, 07:34 PM
Posted By: <b>Fred C</b><p>I've never had a bad experience with SGC. Ok, maybe I didn't always agree with the grades assigned to the cards I submitted but other than that they've been great!<br /><br />

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11-14-2007, 07:42 PM
Posted By: <b>jay wolt</b><p>Sean's a good guy and a true professional.<br />Spoke to him at length last week about an odd ball<br />set I wanted to be slabbed, he was very accomadating<br />and the set in his hands now.

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11-14-2007, 07:51 PM
Posted By: <b>Matt E.</b><p>Sean, now if only you would add the T205 variations to the set registry.<br />Dealing with SGC has always been a positive experience for me as well.<br />

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11-14-2007, 07:53 PM
Posted By: <b>Bob</b><p>Rob- I was told in 2005 that my complete set of SGC graded T212 Obaks with 150 series backs would be added to the Registry. Twice. Never appeared. At the National in Chicago in 2006 one of the guys from SGC apologized and said it would definitely be added as that set did not appear in their Registry and mine would be the first. Nothing. It is now November 2007 and it is still no there. I don't mind if you want to lie to me but just don't smile while you are doing it.<br />tbob

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11-14-2007, 08:17 PM
Posted By: <b>Brian</b><p>Did they 'lose' your set?

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11-14-2007, 09:03 PM
Posted By: <b>Steve Murray</b><p>Don't know when they put the 150 set up but it's there now.

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11-15-2007, 12:36 AM
Posted By: <b>Bob</b><p>Steve- Well that's certainly bizarre! I wonder if the same person who changed the weighted numbers on the cards we griped about a few days ago read my post and presto, a new category on the registry! I guess I'll have to hit the safe deposit box and come up with all those SGC serial numbers and grades again, sheesh....

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11-15-2007, 07:33 AM
Posted By: <b>Jim</b><p>Sean and SGC are the best in the business, hands down.

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11-15-2007, 08:34 AM
Posted By: <b>T206Collector</b><p>...is second to none and first by a large margin. How many companies have someone live (in this case Michael Goldberg) routinely pick up the phone after a ring or two after you dial 2 for customer service? Outstanding support, consistent grading and the nicest looking holder in the hobby -- all with a money-backed guarantee. I have been a satisfied customer for nearly 5 years now. <br /><br />I am eager to see who SGC partners with in the autograph industry to continue slabbing my signed pre-war cards. I just purchased a raw T202 signed Wheat and am not particularly excited about having BVG/JSA slab it. I love JSA, but I really do not like the BVG slabs.

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11-15-2007, 08:38 AM
Posted By: <b>Matt</b><p>So you're the guy who got the ebay seller to pull the listing for the signed T202 Wheat? I don't know what you paid, but I would imagine it was well less then it would have gone for as many of us were interested. Good job!

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11-15-2007, 09:19 AM
Posted By: <b>Jason L</b><p>I have had only one experience with SGC to date, and it was a great one, as I found their Svc Mgr to be very helpful and attentive.<br /><br />We'll see about my next experience with them, though, as I have a couple of doozies to present them with, so we'll see how they handle them!<br /><img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14><br /><br />

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11-15-2007, 01:22 PM
Posted By: <b>TONY Galovich</b><p>SGC is a A++ organization with me<br />I recently was told I was the second person to send them a submission way back<br />I wonder who was the 1st person to do a submission to SGC<br />You have to have real trust to send someone your precious cardboard<br />Especially these days<br />I can't imagine sending cards to 98% of the card graders out there<br />Go to their websites<br />Many have NO phone #<br />Just a email<br />Who is behind the firm?<br />Who are the graders?<br />What is their expertise to grade & authenticate my rare cardboard?<br />We are really trusting, to a fault

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11-15-2007, 01:32 PM
Posted By: <b>Matt</b><p>TONY - is that a poem?

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11-15-2007, 01:34 PM
Posted By: <b>Jason L</b><p>it's Hiku??!

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11-15-2007, 02:10 PM
Posted By: <b>boxingcardman</b><p>GAI is junk<br />PSA my cards don't fit<br />I use SGC

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11-15-2007, 02:11 PM
Posted By: <b>dan mckee</b><p>Adam, you are a mess! but funny as hell!

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11-15-2007, 03:02 PM
Posted By: <b>barrysloate</b><p>Adam- you're a syllable short in the third line (5-7-5). Find it and you will attain perfection! <img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14>

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11-15-2007, 03:13 PM
Posted By: <b>Rob Dewolf</b><p><i>Go with SGC</i>

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11-15-2007, 03:17 PM
Posted By: <b>Rob Dewolf</b><p>Adam, I blame you for this:<br /><br /><i>No phone or Web site?<br /><br />We're just moving, honestly!<br /><br />Your cards are safe. Sure!</i>

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11-15-2007, 03:17 PM
Posted By: <b>barrysloate</b><p>That would work.

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11-15-2007, 03:35 PM
Posted By: <b>JK</b><p>We failed to pay rent<br /><br />Moved in middle of the night<br /><br />Blamed a church for all

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11-15-2007, 03:36 PM
Posted By: <b>Lance</b><p>Grade my precious cards<br />Gracious when they get back home<br />Is this place a CHURCH????<br /><br />I normally don't post, but this is my kind of contest!!!!

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11-15-2007, 03:48 PM
Posted By: <b>barrysloate</b><p>Josh- I count 5-8-5...you're a little heavy in the middle. <img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14> But clever!

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11-15-2007, 03:49 PM
Posted By: <b>Rob Dewolf</b><p>Haiku overload<br /><br />From collectors of cardboard<br /><br />Peter says, What gives?

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11-15-2007, 03:50 PM
Posted By: <b>Rob Dewolf</b><p>Barry,<br /><br />I think Josh is OK. <i>Moved</i> is one syllable in Ohio.

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11-15-2007, 03:57 PM
Posted By: <b>Anonymous</b><p>the heck with it

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11-15-2007, 04:25 PM
Posted By: <b>T206Collector</b><p>I love SGC<br />Their grading is excellent<br />And their service, too<br /><br />

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11-15-2007, 04:29 PM
Posted By: <b>barrysloate</b><p>Rob- still count eight:<br /><br />Moved-in-the-mid-dle-of-the-night.

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11-15-2007, 04:55 PM
Posted By: <b>Rob Dewolf</b><p>You stuck an extra "the" in there, I think.

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11-15-2007, 05:26 PM
Posted By: <b>barrysloate</b><p>Egad- I can't even read!<br /><br />There goes that ADD again. <img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14>

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11-15-2007, 07:17 PM
Posted By: <b>Al C.risafulli</b><p>Venture capital<br />The white collar lottery<br />Slab my prospectus?<br /><br />or<br /><br />Which of these is worse-<br />Closing up without notice,<br />Or then coming back?<br /><br />or <br /><br />Fancy new, white flip<br />Should make things better real quick<br />Run! It's the landlord!<br /><br />-Al

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11-15-2007, 10:27 PM
Posted By: <b>JK</b><p>Al,<br /><br />Love that last one.

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11-15-2007, 10:36 PM
Posted By: <b>Joann</b><p>Oh hell no you guys! hahahaha. All of you - great job. Haiku's. Who the heck EVER thought that lost week in high school writing class would ever come in handy?<br /><br />J

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11-16-2007, 07:19 AM
Posted By: <b>boxingcardman</b><p>Beckett slabs bust hard<br />Shards of plastic on the floor<br />Wife is mad at me<br /><br />Nice new white flips guys<br />Easy to spot at shows now<br />Run away! trimmed cards.<br /><br />Too much time on board<br />Work suffers I am behind<br />Must go write brief now

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11-16-2007, 07:25 AM
Posted By: <b>Matt</b><p>I made the following to bring any newbie joining the board up to speed:<br /><br /><br />Net Fifty-four forum:<br />Leon gets sued for defamation<br />Peter posts too much

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11-16-2007, 07:29 AM
Posted By: <b>leon</b><p>I have never been sued in the hobby....and that's all I really care to say about it.....

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11-16-2007, 08:05 AM
Posted By: <b>Matt</b><p>leon - threated to be sued doesn't fit in the haiku!!<br /><img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14>

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11-16-2007, 08:21 AM
Posted By: <b>Jason L</b><p>thanks guys...I didn't think people would run with it like this, but it's a fun read.<br />Adam, put down the brief and keep writing please!

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11-16-2007, 08:38 AM
Posted By: <b>Lance</b><p>Matt,<br /><br />6 sylables in first line...perhaps "site" for forum?

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11-16-2007, 09:00 AM
Posted By: <b>Matt</b><p>Thanks Lance:<br /><br /><br />Net Fifty-Four board:<br />Leon gets sued for defamation<br />Peter posts too much<br /><br />

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11-16-2007, 09:50 AM
Posted By: <b>Larry</b><p>there once was a card from Nantucket.......

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11-16-2007, 10:30 AM
Posted By: <b>Steve Murray</b><p>I don't have a clue what this is all about but it sure detracts from the original intent of the poster. While I hope SGC isn't reading all this I suspect that they might. <img src="/images/sad.gif" height=14 width=14>