Seven vintage cards headed to Beckett for slabbing

If you’ve been following me on Twitter, you’re already aware of this, but in case you missed it, I have decided to send some cards to Beckett for grading. Not exactly hot news in our industry, but Beckett is running a 50 percent off promo through the end of the month; this seemed like a good time for me to get a few things out of the way. I know some of you feel grading is a sham, and to a certain extent, I don’t care for it either. That is why I’ve been using Beckett Grading lately for slabbing and authentication purposes only. I’ve got some cool vintage cards that I wish were in Beckett slabs. So here is what is on the way to Dallas: 1909-1911 T206 Nap Lajoie (portrait); 1909-1911 T206 Christy Mathewson (dark cap), 1954 Topps Ernie Banks rookie; 1955 Topps Roberto Clemente rookie; 1956 Topps Jackie Robinson (white back); 1960 Topps Carl Yastrzemski rookie and my 1967 Topps Venezuelan Babe Ruth. I asked for authentication and slabbing only on the T206s, which are in horrible shape; the Banks rookie, which is a sweet card, but has a date stamped in ink on the reverse; and the Ruth, which is definitely Gem Mint as you can see from THIS PICTURE. And I actually want grades for the Yaz (probably a 2.5), Jackie (3-4?) and Clemente (2-2.5). None of these cards is going to net me a small fortune, but they’ll look much nicer now in my graded card display case, which is 99 percent BGS. Brand Loyalty, baby.

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