Poll of the Day

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Which do you prefer to collect?

  • 4%
    Graded/Slabbed Cards

  • 96%
    Ungraded/Raw Cards


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Wednesday, May 15, 2024 6:34 AM

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024 7:03 AM

Somehow I feel that card grading is elitist



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Wednesday, May 15, 2024 7:12 AM

WOW! I figured the majority here preferred raw/ungraded cards, but wasn't expecting it to be almost unanimous. 



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Wednesday, May 15, 2024 7:24 AM

Because, gut feeling here, that those that only go after graded wouldn't be attracted to this site in general.

zmaciag wrote:

WOW! I figured the majority here preferred raw/ungraded cards, but wasn't expecting it to be almost unanimous. 


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Wednesday, May 15, 2024 8:19 AM

I didn't vote in this one as I have no clue what either option means.



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Wednesday, May 15, 2024 8:32 AM

I feel like the raw side of the hobby and the graded side of the hobby have different objectives. One is to collect, the other is to make money. I have some graded cards, I've gotten some cards graded. But I'd prefer to have a card 'raw.' I can choose how I want to store/display it and it's generally cheaper. The only time I want a graded card is to make sure it's authentic.



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Wednesday, May 15, 2024 8:51 AM

If it was a high value card I would want it graded. But 99.95 percent of my stuff is raw 


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Wednesday, May 15, 2024 8:53 AM

Out of the grand total of 2 graded cards I own, I'm.. maybe 85% certain that one of the two is a fake. That's all you need to know. Don't treat your hobby like you're trading soybean futures and shares of Microsoft and you'll be just fine.

Edited on: May 15, 2024 - 8:54AM



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Joined: Oct 2015
Wednesday, May 15, 2024 8:58 AM

Raw for everyday new cards. Graded/slabbed for vintage rookies





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Wednesday, May 15, 2024 9:00 AM

Any graded cards I happen to get (not a lot) are freed from their prison as soon as I get them home.

Edited on: May 15, 2024 - 9:04AM



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