Subgrade sales
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How important do you think subgrades are?  Has anyone noticed if CSG cards with subgrades are selling for more than those without?  As a collector, I personally would rather have them on the label of the cards in my collection.  For me it reduces the mystery of what is right or wrong with the card, and the labels without subgrades have a huge empty space. The question is; is it worth the extra money for cards you plan on selling?  

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I feel that subgrades are important for modern cards and I choose to pay for them.  Not so sure how important they are for vintage cards that will commonly grade in the 5 - 7.5 range.

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I agree, I do not concern myself with subgrades for vintage cards. I either use Beckett Vintage Grading (BVG) or PSA. However, with the cost of both services lately I won't be grading vintage anytime soon. Unless CSG proves to be a valid vintage card grader (only time will tell).

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I'm getting back a vintage card that I chose subgrades for.  I think it can be valuable if some of the subs will highlight special features of the card.  This is a 1960 Mickey Mantle.  I knew it was really well centered and that the surface really popped and it looks like the subgrades support that and I'll make sure to emphasize that when I sell it.  Here's the raw card:

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Has not made a bit of difference in my sales.  No one is impressed that card has 2 sub 10s.. in fact, sub-grades gives the buyer another leverage to talk you down... "it's nice, but has a 9 on corners, will you take $20 off"?? 

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