Kevin Saucier: You may still be in luck.

Kevin Saucier: You may still be in luck.

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Joined: July 11th, 2005, 4:29 am

July 10th, 2007, 2:59 am #1

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Also, I saw somebody ask you this question before, but I did not see the answer. Are you the same Kevin Saucier that pitched for the Tigers?

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Joined: July 29th, 2002, 4:53 am

July 10th, 2007, 3:06 am #2

<font color=blue>He is not.</font>

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Joined: December 12th, 2006, 9:35 pm

July 10th, 2007, 6:04 am #3

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Also, I saw somebody ask you this question before, but I did not see the answer. Are you the same Kevin Saucier that pitched for the Tigers?
"You may still be in luck"
"Are you the same Kevin Saucier that pitched for the Tigers?"


the answer to both - no I am not.

I really did offer my specialty w/o talking salary...yet. He said bringing me in as part of their senior team wouldn't be fair to the other graders who have been there for so long. No shock there.

What more could Joe want? I offerred to test his senior graders...LOL.

Feel free to blitz ol' Joe with posts and emails about the doctored cards blowing past them at an alarming rate. Maybe he will get the message when some of the hobbies top collecotrs tell him he has a costly problem that needs to be addressed. He might actually consider putting someone in place that could potentially do some good.

Yeah right....that wouldn't be fair.
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Joined: May 15th, 2005, 7:42 pm

July 10th, 2007, 12:52 pm #4

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Also, I saw somebody ask you this question before, but I did not see the answer. Are you the same Kevin Saucier that pitched for the Tigers?
As long as the revenue numbers are good, and I can only presume they are, I don't think Joe will perceive that he has a problem.
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Joined: April 3rd, 2004, 3:57 pm

July 10th, 2007, 12:56 pm #5

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Also, I saw somebody ask you this question before, but I did not see the answer. Are you the same Kevin Saucier that pitched for the Tigers?
Peter,

I agree--submissions are running at record levels, grading continues to increase in popularity and they are adding to their grading staff.

No issues as far as they are concerned and as per one dealer/poster here they have two long time graders that they believe are the best in the hobby.

Jim
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Joined: October 23rd, 2004, 6:55 pm

July 10th, 2007, 3:16 pm #6

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Also, I saw somebody ask you this question before, but I did not see the answer. Are you the same Kevin Saucier that pitched for the Tigers?
If PSA is unwilling to hire Kevin, maybe Kevin can start his own premium grading service.
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Joined: April 3rd, 2004, 3:57 pm

July 10th, 2007, 3:28 pm #7

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Also, I saw somebody ask you this question before, but I did not see the answer. Are you the same Kevin Saucier that pitched for the Tigers?
Kevin,

Since you are open to a career change, interested in cards and have a real expertise, I think you ought to take a serious look at this. Send me an e-mail if you want my detailed thoughts but I think there may be room in the marketplace for a high-end grading company. Focus on cards with a market value over $1,000, offer a detailed description of the card along with the grade, tamper-proof technology and really specialize in studying the card. For that you could charge maybe $50 per card.

The major grading companies can't offer this as they would compete with themselves.

Find a partner with a stellar reputation--say Derek Grady--and off you go.

Jim
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Joined: October 23rd, 2004, 6:55 pm

July 10th, 2007, 4:43 pm #8

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Also, I saw somebody ask you this question before, but I did not see the answer. Are you the same Kevin Saucier that pitched for the Tigers?
Would Kevin's service be for inspection and authentication only? Or would he slab the cards with his own label with a grade?
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Joined: July 30th, 2004, 6:41 pm

July 10th, 2007, 4:49 pm #9

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Also, I saw somebody ask you this question before, but I did not see the answer. Are you the same Kevin Saucier that pitched for the Tigers?
Jim, are you offering to bankroll this new endeavor as well as the research and development of a new tamper proof slab?
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Joined: April 16th, 2007, 1:29 am

July 10th, 2007, 4:50 pm #10

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Also, I saw somebody ask you this question before, but I did not see the answer. Are you the same Kevin Saucier that pitched for the Tigers?
It's a given that Kevin's services will be backed up by an iron-clad buyback policy - correct?
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