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Old 12-30-2017, 03:33 PM
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Default Graded "A"....for "AFFORDABILITY"....a different viewpoint on collecting graded cards

This past year, I have been selling off my "heavy $$$$" (numerically) Graded cards in my collection; and, I have been replacing them with Graded "A" cards.
Some of you may consider this somewhat "strange" (or even foolish). However, I appreciate having a sharp-looking card, and I really like the less expensive
price that these cards cost me.

On display here are 4 major samples of Graded "A" cards which I have recently acquired ......



SWEET CAPORAL, Factory #30 set......only need Wagner to complete this 469-card set ( it will never happen )

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SOVEREIGN only set......this SOVEREIGN 460 red Cobb is the toughest of this 408-card set

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Hybrid T-brand T206 set (I currently have 515 cards)

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I would appreciate your comments on this subject ?


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Old 12-30-2017, 03:38 PM
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Why are they graded (A) ?
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Old 12-30-2017, 03:44 PM
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Hey Ted- amazing cards. Tremendous eye appeal over some of their graded counterparts. Love that Plank! Would love to own one like it some day.
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Old 12-30-2017, 03:55 PM
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Nice post Ted. I definitely see the appeal of an A when it goes with cards that look like those!
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Old 12-30-2017, 04:57 PM
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The A made this one affordable I suppose, but it was also the only one ever graded, except for the one in Richard Masson's master set.

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Nothing wrong with Authentic cards and in some cases better than cards with numerical grades
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Nothing wrong with Authentic cards and in some cases better than cards with numerical grades
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OMG. Now I have to contend with a Big Hitter like yourself? I'm just a little fish who has been going after the "A" grade for a while (when I can afford to, but I guess this tidbit couldn't remain hidden for too long.

Nice Pirate!

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Great cards! A could stand for Awesome
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Can't wait until a an "A" T206 Wagner hits the market.... I wonder what kind of discount that would get,,,,

Ted, I know the reason for the post was to show an "A"wesome looking "A" card. You certainly picked up the cream of the crop on those.

However, could you reveal what you paid for the Plank. That would give us a really good idea on the type of discount a heavy hitter card brings because of thh "A" grade. That would really help bring things into perspective.

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