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BGS Sports Card Grading Scale

Vermillion Enterprises: We Buy BGS Graded Sports Cards

We buy PSA, BGS, and SGC graded sports cards.

Having your sports cards graded can be a challenge. Vermillion Enterprises is here to help you understand the Grading Process a little better. Check out BGS’s Grading Scale. However, you might want to check out PSA and SGC as well!

BGS Grading Scale

BGS Grades on a Scale of 1-10. However, they also include descending one-half point increments into their grading. They offer easily identifiable Color Coding as well. Top-graded cards have either a Gold or Silver Label. All other Grades have a white label.

WE BUY BGS GRADED CARDS

PRISTINE 10

Pristine 10

No virtual perfection. Absolute perfection.

Centering: 50/50  on the front and 60/40 percent or better on the back.

Corners: Perfect at first look and Mint under magnification.

Edges: Perfect at first look and nearly free of flaws under magnification.

Surface: No printing imperfections or spots. Flawless coloration. High gloss perfection. No scratches or print lines. Focus is  impeccable.

WE BUY BGS GRADED CARDS

GEM MINT 9.5

Gem Mint 9.5

Near perfection.

Centering: Centering within: 50/50 -50/45  on the front and 60/40 percent or better on the back.

Corners: Mint at first look but slight imperfections under magnification.

Edges: Virtually perfect at first look and mostly free of flaws under magnification.

Surface: A few minor print spots only detectable under magnification. Color is rich and deep. High focus. High gloss perfection. No scratches or print lines.

WE BUY BGS GRADED CARDS

MINT 9

Mint 9

Centering: 50/45 on the front and 70/30 percent or better on the back.

Corners: Mint at close inspection but slight imperfections under magnification.

Edges: Virtually perfect at close inspection and mostly free of flaws under magnification. But minor specks of chipping on the borders is allowed.

Surface: A few minor print spots only detectable under magnification or one minor noticeable spot. Minor focus issues or coloration imperfections. Gloss is mostly intact; however, with only one or two tiny scratches barely noticeable at close inspection. One faint and barely noticeable print line is allowed.

WE BUY GRADED SPORTS CARDS

NEAR MINT/MINT 8

Near Mint/Mint 8

Centering: 60/40 on the front and 80/20 percent or better on the back.

Corners: Sharp at close inspection but slight imperfections under magnification.

Edges: Borders are relatively smooth. Specks of chipping visible upon close inspection.

Surface: A few minor print spots noticeable under close inspection. Minor focus issues or coloration imperfections. Gloss is mostly intact; however, it has one or two tiny scratches barely noticeable at close inspection. One faint and barely noticeable print line is allowed.

WE BUY GRADED SPORTS CARDS

NEAR MINT 7

Near Mint 7

Centering: 65/35 on the front and 90/10 percent or better on the back. Slight diamond cutting allowed.

Corners: Minor wear on 2 -3 corners allowed.

Edges: Slightly rough, minor chipping or notching allowed. Very minor border discoloration.

Surface: A few noticeable but minor print spots. Minor focus issues or coloration imperfections. Gloss is mostly intact – with one or two tiny scratches noticeable at close inspection. A few print lines allowed. Very minor wax stain on back.

WE BUY BGS GRADED CARDS

EXCELLENT MINT 6

Excellent Mint 6

Centering: 70/30 on the front and 95/5 percent or better on the back. Slight diamond cutting allowed.

Corners: Corners appear fuzzy but have no dings or fraying.

Edges: Moderately rough and chipped. Minor notching allowed. With minor border discoloration.

Surface: A few noticeable but minor print spots. Minor focus issues or coloration imperfections. Gloss is mostly intact – with a few tiny scratches but no scuffing. A few noticeable print lines allowed. Minor wax stain or subtle ink marks on back.

WE BUY GRADED SPORTS CARDS

EXCELLENT 5

Excellent 5

Centering: 75/25 on the front and 95/5 percent or better on the back. Slight diamond cutting allowed.

Corners: All four corners are fuzzy. Slight notching or minor dings allowed.

Edges: Noticeably rough but no layering. Minor notching and chipping allowed. With minor border discoloration.

Surface: A few noticeable print spots. Minor focus issues or coloration imperfections. Some gloss loss – with a few tiny scratches but no scuffing. A few noticeable print lines allowed. Minor wax stain or very light ink marks on back.

VERY GOOD / EXCELLENT 4 – IMAGE PENDING
Very Good/Excellent 4

Centering: 80/20 on the front and 100/0 percent or better on the back. Moderate diamond cutting allowed.

Corners: Slight notching or minor dings allowed.

Edges: Moderate border discoloration. Chipping, notching, and/or layering.

Surface: Heavy print spots.  In spite of a few tiny scratches and minor scuffing or tear of surface paper, has most gloss loss. Light ink and tape marks. But only has moderate color or focus loss.

VERY GOOD 3 – IMAGE PENDING
Very Good 3

Centering: 85/15 on the front and 100/0 percent or better on the back. Moderate diamond cutting allowed.

Corners: Slight rounding or noticeable notches/layering.

Edges: Noticeable border discoloration. Heavy chipping, notching, and/or layering.

Surface: Heavy print spots. Noticeable focus issues or coloration imperfections. Light gloss left – with a few tiny scratches and minor scuffing or tear of surface paper. Light ink and tape marks. But only very minor creases.

GOOD 2 – IMAGE PENDING
Good 2

Centering: 90/10 on the front and 100/0 percent or better on the back. Noticeable diamond cutting allowed.

Corners: Rounding is noticeable or heavy notches and moderate layering.

Edges: Severe chipping, notching, and/or layering. Noticeable border discoloration.

Surface: Heavy print spots and wax stains. Noticeable scuffing or tear. Easily identifiable creases, focus, and color imperfections.

POOR 1 – IMAGE PENDING
Poor 1

Centering: 100/0 percent or better on the front and back. Heavy diamond cutting allowed.

Corners: Heavily rounded, notched, or layered.

Edges: Severe chipping, notching, and/or layering. Heavy border discoloration.

Surface: Severe print spots and stains. Also has heavy creasing and scuffing or a severe tear. No gloss left.

 

BGS Grading Scale: Autographs

We buy BGS Graded Autograph Cards too! Paying TOP DOLLAR. Cash. BGS Autographs are graded on a scale of 5-10.

10

The Bold & The Beautiful. Nearly perfect at first glance. Plus, centered perfectly. Aesthetically-pleasing autograph.

9

Pleasing signature. Slight imperfections in which do not detract from the autograph. Light bubbling, micro-scratching allowed. As well as, no yellowing, fading, smearing. Positioning should be near perfect.

8

Slight noticeable flaws. Pleasing signature. Slight bubbling or minor scuffing/scratching that detracts from the signature’s beauty.

7

Noticeable flaws. Heavy bubbling, scratching. Minor, but noticeable, yellowing or fading. Small but obvious smearing. Up to 20% of a cut autograph may be hidden, or 20% of a sticker auto may be missing. A portion of the signature may run off the card or may bleed onto the edge.

6

Heavy flaws: bubbling, scratching, missing autograph parts. Highly distracting. Extreme yellowing, significant smearing. Up to 35% of a cut autograph/sticker may be hidden/missing. Several letters of the signature may run off the card, bleeding onto the edge or opposite side of the card.

5

Heavy flaws: bubbling, scratching, missing autograph parts. Likewise, it is highly distracting. Extreme yellowing, significant smearing, or fading. In fact, over 50% of a cut autograph/sticker may be hidden/missing.

Live in or near Spring Hill FL, Lutz FL, New Port Richey FL, Hudson FL, Crystal River FL, Inverness FL, Brooksville FL or surrounding counties – Pinellas, Hillsborough, Citrus, stop in and say hi! We are interested in buy -ing your BGS Graded Sports Cards.

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