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    Is it worth it???

    Got an estimate from Beckett on a 50 card submission. I know that slabs raise the value of the card if they are returned at a high grade, but I have NEVER done this before personally so I'm a little hesitant to do so.

    Most of my cards are bowman chrome autos. 45/50 are certified autos, which tacks on an additional $2 per card.

    Here are the purchasing details:
    20-day @ $9 per card
    Returned shipping $20
    Return insurance $1-1000 $9
    Certified auto surcharge $2 per card
    A "Purchasing fee" of $25
    And since I'm a first customer, they give me $50 off
    So in total, it's going to cost me $544 to get 50 cards graded

    I have the following Bowman Chrome cards lined up to get graded:
    Blue /150: 2
    Blue /250: 2
    Refractor /500: 7 cards
    Base: 32 cards
    The rest are miscellaneous certified autos (the majority being the bowman chrome certified)

    Please leave your advice as to what you would do in a similar situation. Are the base cards worth getting slabbed? They are decently high end prospects - Heaney, Biddle, Olt, Walker, Edwards, etc. I'm getting the blue and refractors slabbed for sure, but with the base cards, the $544 is a daunting number and I don't want to get caught up in the moment and just send them in because I have them. Thanks everyone!

    Also have the option of doing a BGS submission on this website, but it's still going to cost me $500

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    Is it worth it???

    If it were me, I'd only do it of I felt all adds in question would be at least 9's and if I could turn around and sell a good handful of the base to recoup my costs and sit on the rest. If this doesn't seem like a possibility then no.
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    See what the base sell for raw vs slabbed on ebay and see if it's worth the gamble. Also, make sure you know how to check the cards condition. I rule out the off centered cards 1st then check the cards surface for scratches and then corner dings. On paper cards, look for edge chipping.

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