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