This policy is to ensure that everyone knows that they are getting our best possible price. So please do not ask us to negotiate on price. Each card is first reviewed by a member of our team, in order to detect any flaws that may not be visible on a scan, such as wrinkles, creases, print spots, or light stains. The vast majority of our vintage cards are professionally graded by the Dean's Cards Grading Software and include a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Our grading is on par with PSA standards when it comes to corners, centering and flaws - and tends to grade a bit tougher than PSA, on cards with a tilted image or rough edges. This grading software was developed to provide far better grading and consistency than can be achieved using the human eye.Determining the card's grade. The sharpness of the corners and the degree to which a card was cut off-center determines the maximum possible grade that the card can receive. The card's grade is further reduced by any flaws or blemishes that it may have. Each card is evaluated on the following characteristics and assigned a score. Corners - Each corner of a card is individually analyzed, and then assigned a score on how square, sharp, and flawless it appears.
Centering - The borders are measured, at multiple points along the edge, to determine the horizontal and vertical centering and tilt. Defects - The card is examined for imperfections, such as: size, print flaws, dings, stains, creases, or other wear which could lower its grade. Bonus for Perfect Centering - A vintage card, with near perfect centering, is given a one-half grade bonus.
3.5 or 6.5 it will appear perfectly centered, both vertically and horizontally. Worst Corner - A card can grade only as high as the worst corner will allow. Tilt - The difference in width of a card border near the top, compared to the bottom.OCT - The sum of how far a card is Off-Center, plus its Tilt. Eye Appeal - The combination of a card's centering, corners and tilt. Well-Centered - Cards that appear perfectly centered receive a bonus of one-half grade.
Flaws, defects and other imperfections - can lower a card's grade. Card Backs - the above criteria is also considered, for the back of the cards, but does not inflict as severe of a penalty to its grade.Once scanned, the cards are placed in "soft" sleeves, which have an open top for easy removal. The Dean's Cards label is placed on the top back of the card sleeve.
Please note that when images are enlarged there may be instances of vertical lines running through the scans. This was caused by a "dust speck" on the scanner and can be verified by the vertical lines running into the black margins on the top and bottom of the image.
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Our inventory has grown to more than a million vintage cards and we have a staff of 15-20 employees and a 8500 sq. Office space in Cincinnati, Ohio. This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Sports Trading Cards\Trading Card Singles". The seller is "deans_cards" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.