Friday, February 5, 2016

Here's another EVEN BETTER broncos cards from 1960 Fleer

I managed to pick up this really nice card for about the same price as the Sam Salerno PSA 6 I got last month. This is the equivalent of a PSA 7.5. It's a beauty and looks even nicer in person.

On to the subject of grading, I toyed with the idea of getting a PSA 9 version of this card with a qualifier. The qualifier was OC (or Off Center). This was on sale for around 25 bucks. A regular PSA 9 was going for about ten times that. I read on some forums before I hit the trigger that a PSA card with a qualifier should be downgraded to about 2 grades below the real grade, if that makes sense. It's all what you as the collector want or care about. Some people don't care if the card is off-center, especially because this was a known issue with 1960 Fleer, a set not well known for quality control. I think after a while it would have bothered me so I elected to go with a lower grade card that was well centered. I don't think I will ever feel the need to upgrade this card so I'm happy with it.