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Old 12-30-2017, 06:21 PM
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Why are they graded (A) ?
Most likely altered in some way but is still the original product.
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Old 12-30-2017, 06:22 PM
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Thank Plank is GORGEOUS.
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I am a big believer in collecting what makes you happy. There is nothing wrong with A. Great cards with amazing eye appeal.
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Old 12-30-2017, 09:02 PM
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"A"men! Since I binder cards 20 per sheet - the front aesthetic means more to me. That Plank! One of the nicest i've seen.
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I am a big believer in collecting what makes you happy. There is nothing wrong with A. Great cards with amazing eye appeal.
+1. A cards are great way to get expensive cards you otherwise could not afford into your collection. Nice Ted!!!!
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Old 12-31-2017, 10:12 AM
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Default Graded "A"....for "AFFORDABILITY"....a different viewpoint on collecting graded cards

Thanks guys....I appreciate all your complimentary comments.


Twelve years ago, I sold my T207 Chet Hoff (from my NY Highlanders collection) to a long-time friend of mine at the Philly Show.
Very recently, I replaced it with this "A" graded BROADLEAF card of Chet.

Chester "Red" Hoff, 20 year old southpaw, started his short pitching career with the Highlanders Sept 6, 1911. He struck out the
first batter he faced, who was Ty Cobb.

Chet Hoff holds the record for the oldest living Major League BB player. He was 107 when he passed away on Sept 17th 1998.



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Old 12-31-2017, 06:27 PM
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Default Graded "A"....for "AFFORDABILITY"....a different viewpoint on collecting graded cards

Circa 7 years ago, I acquired this "A" graded Jennings card for my AMERICAN BEAUTY 460 (AB 460) sub-set. This "one hand" version of Jennings
is a very tough card to find with an AB 460 back. So, I was happy to get it, especially since it cost me only $120.

Anyway, I thought it was sort of laughable that any T206 AB card could be deemed "evidence of trimmed".



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Old 01-01-2018, 02:41 PM
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I totally agree. I think "A" grades are a great value because so many people seem to shun them. I don't specifically target "A" grades, but I do have a number of them in my collection. I mainly look for lower grades with nice eye appeal, and I like a sharp looking trimmed card more than a creased card with full borders.

I also like hand-cut and scrap cards, which always get the "A". It's also really cool (although rare) to find a card graded an "A" that is actually factory-cut, like your Jennings above. That's an incredible card by the way.

Some of my favorite "A"s:
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File Type: jpg Frill Lenox SGC A.jpg (81.6 KB, 297 views)
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File Type: jpg Jordan Cycle 460 SGC A.jpg (79.3 KB, 298 views)
File Type: jpg Kruger Broad Leaf 350 SGC A.jpg (81.4 KB, 298 views)
File Type: jpg Oakes Blank Back SGC A.jpg (83.8 KB, 298 views)
File Type: jpg Phelps Broad Leaf 350 PSA A.jpg (76.7 KB, 298 views)
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Depends on the reason the card got the A. My preference is to stay away from trimmed or recolored cards. Sometimes with Old Judges you can't avoid rebacking since some cards were originally skinned to mount them in scrap books. That I can live with if there is no other choice. So in answer to the original question I would not do the swaps you are doing.
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Old 01-01-2018, 04:55 PM
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Default Graded "A"....for "AFFORDABILITY"....a different viewpoint on collecting graded cards

And, then there's those elusive T206 "proofs", which obviously be graded an "A".







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