We take collecting very seriously and will help in any way we can. Our mission is to serve the sports fan with the best selection and variety of their favorite athlete's Beckett Grading Services cards (BGS), especially if they are hard to find. Our Purpose has always been to create an incredibly large, diverse, high quality and simple to navigate offering of modern BGS sports cards for the sports fan. Thank you again for stopping by 1. GISTO or Gisto stands for Graded 1.It's the first card that is graded for each card that is released. In the case of Beckett, this is determined based on the sequential BGS serial number that each card uniquely receives. Whether it's 1st edition books, 1. Off-the-line Sports Cars, or the 1. In a print run for serial numbers on cards getting the 1. Is always the most important. In that spirit, we've been collecting Gisto's for almost 10 years and have amassed a reserve of over 6,000 1. Every card in our store that is a Gisto will have the'G1STO' logo in the bottom right-hand corner of the display image. Pro-Tip: The more times a specific card is graded, the higher the value of the Gisto, because it makes the original rarer.
Pro-Tip 2: We encourage you to sign up for a free account with Beckett. You can search by serial number with their'Serial # Lookup' or see all the details about a specific card and how many have been graded in the'Population Report'.
What does POP mean in your listing? POP or Population refers to how many times a specific card has been graded since its release by a specific grading company, regardless of what grade it received. When the listing reads'POP 1' or'POP 3' etc. It's slightly different because it's referring to how many times that card has been appraised at its highest grade by a specific grading company.
For example, if a card is listed as a'POP 1' and its grade is 9.5, then no version of this card is graded higher than a 9.5, and there is only one of them. Another example: if the listing read POP 6 and the card was an 8.5, that means no version of the card has graded higher than 8.5 and only 6 of them have received that grade. If there were a version of this card graded as an 8, our listing would not reference POP because it is lower than the highest grade of this card so far, 8.5.
The 8 would just be part of the overall population for that card. For listing purposes, once a card passes POP 9, we just put'HGIP' in the listing, which is: Highest Grade in Population. Why do some BGS cards have subgrades and others don't?
Beckett offers two options when grading cards: with subgrades and without. Both cards contain the overall grade, but subgrades show how BGS came to that grade. Using the four main categories: Corners, Edges, Surface and Centering, BGS gives all 4 categories their own grade out of 10.
Subgrades are much more valuable because they are more attractive, cost more than non-subs to grade and show the true nature of how a card received its grade. There is a difference, in both quality and value, between a 9.5 overall grade with subgrades of 9.5, 9.5, 9.5, 9 compared to an overall 9.5 grade with subs of 10, 10, 9.5, 9.5. While some grading companies have been smart enough to copy them, this is a serious competitive advantage for BGS. From their inception, BGS always gave out subgrades, However, in an effort to meet the extremely high demand for their product and diversify their offering, Beckett launched its own service without subgrades called the'Single Grade Service' in July 2016. This allowed for one overall grade without being specific about how they came to that conclusion.
This brought more people into the market and in turn drove up the value of the cards that had subgrades on them. Round, we only sell cards that have subgrades. We believe that a key component that separates BGS from its competitors, aside from being the long-term industry standard for modern cards, are the subgrades.
We provide one exemption to this rule and it's for Gisto's we've acquired from other collectors who had that card graded without subs. Gisto trumps subs in that case.
So, all of our cards, save for some Gisto's, have subs! Lastly, we have no cards that came pre-graded like the UD Graded Series or the more recent Panini Encased.Every single one of our cards has literally been handpicked, with the majority submitted to BGS for grading by us. Why do some of the grades have a'+' beside them in the listing? For example, a card that has subgrades of 9.5, 9.5, 9.5, 8.5 has the overall grade of 9. It is 0.5 subgrade away from being a 9.5 (if the 8.5 sub was a 9), so it's deemed a 9+. Just like the Gisto, this isn't something Beckett puts on the name plate in the graded card slab. It's just something we do to let the collector quickly identify that this was very close to being graded higher and that it is in better shape than the other cards with the same overall grade. It's the reason subgrades exist and we add that as a helpful service. Do I get the card pictured? You will always get the card pictured. We do not use stock images. Where do I find the Beckett serial number? On each BGS card, directly underneath the large overall grade in the top right-hand corner of the name plate, you'll see a 10-digit number. That is the BGS serial number, unique to that card. For some of the older Beckett cards, that number is on the back where the subgrades are.
These represent cards that were graded during Beckett's earlier days and have the original name plate design. Either way, all of our items show front and back, so each serial number is clearly visible. We screenshot and date each item when they are listed. If there is a discrepancy between what is in our store and what is on Beckett, Beckett will be the final say. We cannot accept responsibility for any changes and updates that Beckett makes to its population report on items after we've listed them.We can only provide the information they provide at the time of listing. If for some reason there is a discrepancy, we use Beckett's sequential serial number system, and not the actual date graded, as the accurate information. Please check Beckett for the most up to date information. Are you looking for something similar?