leatherman said:Bulk submitters slab the majority of BCCG cards. They submit 1000 cards to BGS with a minimum grade of 9.5 for the BGS slabs. The cards that are rejected are then sent to BCCG. Cards that meet the BCCG 10 requirements are then slabbed for a small fee, typically between $1-3 (based on the number of cards submitted). More than likely, a card in a BCCG 10 holder was already rejected once from being a BGS 9.5. That doesn't mean you can't get a BGS 9.5, but it is unlikely.
People bash BCCG all the time, but I did an experiment a number of years ago where I cracked 12 PSA 9s out of slabs and submitted them to BCCG. Only 3 of the 12 were slabbed as BCCG 10s, the others didn't make the cut. BCCG 10 only claims to be MINT, so (at least in my experiment) MINT BCCG cards were tougher to get than MINT PSA cards.