Newbie question - Why is there such a big difference in price for PSA, BGS, SGC, CSG and others
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What are the main reasons there is such a big difference in prices sold for PSA, BGS, SGC, CSG and others.  For example, I just purchase a 1996 SKYBOX PREMIUM ROOKIE #55 Kobe Bryant Rookie Card PSA for $250 but I also got a SGC 9 of the same card for $110. 

 

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On 7/11/2021 at 1:29 PM, KBost33 said:

Bottom line, reputation. People don't know CSG yet, they know PSA. CSG has a nicer holder, for sure. CSG IS A WAY, WAY tougher grader. As a seller, PSA brings more all the time. I have had CSG 10s and PSA 10s of same card, at same time, it isn't even close yet. 

Same reason why NY YANKEES tickets are more money than KC Royals tickets. Both a MLB teams. Both have won WSeries. But the reputation, and market of NY Yankees make Yankees a pricier ticket. Even if the Royals win five WS in a row, I am gonna assume Yankees tickets will always be more, and Yankees gear, memorabilia will cost more. Simple as that. 

I have a ton of cards at CSG and a bunch at PSA, I really hope both do great! 

Ruth, Gehrig, Dimaggio, Mantle, Berra, Maris, Jeter probably has a little something to do with it. 

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On 9/13/2021 at 12:20 PM, DJ Mahk said:

FWIW I've been selling my CSG slabs to local dealers who I'm able to quickly educate on who CSG is and I'm getting FMV without question.  All my cards have been either vintage (50s-70s) or 80s (Rice RC, Jordan 2nd yr).

When you say to local dealers who are you talking about? I'm definitely curious about this, for sure. 

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I am using this newer sports card database platform called Card Hedge & they have CSG sales data !. It goes back 2 years and is free for you to see any card price they have currently (I think like almost 50k) and see comps for up to 30 days of history. To see past that, add your collection for value or records, etc, is where you’d have to pay for the sub. I use it & think it's a good option to look info up compared to other databases out there. It tracks Card Prices, Collection Management of your sports card collection, Portfolio Management to determine the value of each card you add and see your sales point data compared to the purchase date & cost. They have these app tools too ! Card Comparison Tools I use to see sales data between the 3rd party grading vendors. Dynamic Search, Analyzed Trend & Quick Auction Finder search. Hope this helps !

Card Hedge:  https://www.cardhedger.com/?via=rober

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