December 22, 2014

Beckett Graded Baseball Cards

Beckett Grading Services promises to complete your grading order on time or it’s free.  One of the most well-known names in the business, Beckett graded baseball cards are well respected, although the company grades far more modern era cards than it does vintage cards.  Still, few collectors have issues with Beckett’s vintage card grading.

BGS typically refers to modern era cards graded by the company while BVG is for vintage cards.

Beckett Grading Services uses a 1 to 10-point grading scale, with descending increments of one-half point (for example 10, 9.5, 9, 8.5, etc.).  The company offers a detailed report and separate “subgrades” on your card’s key attributes such as centering and corners.  It doesn’t use “OC” for off-center or “MK” for mark like PSA.

Beckett Graded baseball cards in top grade can be identified at a glance through the company’s premium-colored labels. A gold label on the cardholder’s ‘flip’ or label, signifies the highest graded cards (9.5-10). A silver label is placed on the label of cards graded 8.5 to 9. Cards in all other grades are identified with a white label.

our key categories are used for ‘subgrades’ on the BGS report card. They are: centering, corners, edges and surface.  Grades from each of those categories will be used to help determine a card’s final overall grade. The subgrades are printed on the label that is facing up on the back of the Beckett graded cards.

Beckett often makes headlines for its newer rookie card sales.  Collectors of modern era cards often prefer them graded by Beckett and will pay thousands of dollars for cards in BGS 9.5 or 10 grades.  In fact, many of the highest priced 21st century cards sold online are in Beckett holders.  However, a T206 Honus Wagner card was graded by Beckett a couple of years ago after a non-collector decided to liquidate a small collection that had been in the family.  It sold for $317,250, even in a lowly "Poor" grade.  Beckett graded cards do not suffer in the market.




2011 Topps Marquee Brandon Belt Beckett Graded 9.5 Gem Mint - San Fran. Giants
2011 Topps Marquee Brandon Belt Beckett Graded 9.5 Gem Mint - San Fran. Giants
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1973 Kellogg's STEVE CARLTON   BECKETT (BVG) MINT 9
1973 Kellogg's STEVE CARLTON BECKETT (BVG) MINT 9
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Gus Zernial / 1956 Topps  #45 (Gray Back) / Graded BVG 5
Gus Zernial / 1956 Topps #45 (Gray Back) / Graded BVG 5
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1963 Topps Jerry Lumpe #256 BVG 8.5 Nm-mt + centered
1963 Topps Jerry Lumpe #256 BVG 8.5 Nm-mt + centered
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1955 Topps  Ray Boone   BVG 7   (BV $40)
1955 Topps Ray Boone BVG 7 (BV $40)
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1967 Topps FRANK ROBINSON # 100 (BVG 8.5) HOF
1967 Topps FRANK ROBINSON # 100 (BVG 8.5) HOF
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1964 Topps BROOKS ROBINSON # 230 (BVG 8.5 NM-MT+) MLB Hall of Fame
1964 Topps BROOKS ROBINSON # 230 (BVG 8.5 NM-MT+) MLB Hall of Fame
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2010 Topps - Carlos Santana RC - BGS 9.5 - Beckett Graded Rookie #US330A POP=2
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1959 Topps - Bob Skinner - BVG 8 - Beckett Graded Vintage Base Card #320
1959 Topps - Bob Skinner - BVG 8 - Beckett Graded Vintage Base Card #320
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GEORGE BRETT 1975 Topps Mini #228 Rookie Card RC Beckett Graded BVG EXCELLENT 5!
GEORGE BRETT 1975 Topps Mini #228 Rookie Card RC Beckett Graded BVG EXCELLENT 5!
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1933 babe ruth Goudey #144 BAT DP Authentic Original Graded BVG#0006671157
1933 babe ruth Goudey #144 BAT DP Authentic Original Graded BVG#0006671157
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1940 Play Ball WALTER JOHNSON #120 BVG 5.5 (413 Wins!!)
1940 Play Ball WALTER JOHNSON #120 BVG 5.5 (413 Wins!!)
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