PSA vs KSA

PSA vs KSA

Joined: September 22nd, 2006, 4:37 pm

September 26th, 2006, 3:37 am #1

Just looking for an opinion -

Let's say we talk about really expensive card like Morenz or Joliat in low-mid grade. What do you think better to have PSA 2 or KSA 4 (PSA 3 or KSA 5)card?
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Joined: April 27th, 2004, 7:05 pm

September 26th, 2006, 11:04 am #2

Elmar,
In general, for re-sale, sight unseen, I think you are better off with the PSA card 2 grades lower. If I had a KSA 4 of Morenz or Joliat that I thought would cross to a PSA or SGC 2 I would cross the card.

The only instance I can recall where a KSA card will outsell a PSA is with the Gretzky rookie. A KSA 8 used to outsell a PSA 7, although I am not certain that is still the case.

Last edited by aro67 on September 26th, 2006, 11:04 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: September 22nd, 2006, 11:33 am

September 26th, 2006, 11:17 am #3

Just looking for an opinion -

Let's say we talk about really expensive card like Morenz or Joliat in low-mid grade. What do you think better to have PSA 2 or KSA 4 (PSA 3 or KSA 5)card?
Your better off with psa for your expensive cards not that I have anything aginst ksa but right now psa is were the money is.
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Joined: September 22nd, 2006, 4:37 pm

September 26th, 2006, 12:15 pm #4

Just looking for an opinion -

Let's say we talk about really expensive card like Morenz or Joliat in low-mid grade. What do you think better to have PSA 2 or KSA 4 (PSA 3 or KSA 5)card?
I understand the difference between those 2 companies and their reputations. That's why I was very specific about KSA card being at least 2 grades higher. From my past experience on eBay the 1933 OPC Joliat PSA 4 was sold for $200, 1936 OPC Morenz PSA 2 for $375. For some reasons I believe that hypothetically Joliat KSA 6 and Morenz KSA 4 could go higher...Maybe I'm wrong.
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Joined: March 31st, 2006, 2:33 am

September 26th, 2006, 2:00 pm #5

Just looking for an opinion -

Let's say we talk about really expensive card like Morenz or Joliat in low-mid grade. What do you think better to have PSA 2 or KSA 4 (PSA 3 or KSA 5)card?
I've crossed a lot of KSA cards to PSA and they are almost 100% of the time 2 grades lower, occasionally 1. The recent KSA 3s I've seen are poor quality 1s at PSA. I'm starting to avoid KSA unless its an issue I really want.
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Joined: June 27th, 2006, 5:16 pm

September 26th, 2006, 4:30 pm #6

Just looking for an opinion -

Let's say we talk about really expensive card like Morenz or Joliat in low-mid grade. What do you think better to have PSA 2 or KSA 4 (PSA 3 or KSA 5)card?
I've crossed over 20 cards from KSA to PSA after cracking them out of the holders....and experienced a .80 average reduction in grades. Also, one of my last 'regrades' came back from PSA as 'altered' so that slipped by KSA at first. These were not pre war cards though.
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Joined: September 22nd, 2006, 4:37 pm

September 26th, 2006, 4:41 pm #7

Just looking for an opinion -

Let's say we talk about really expensive card like Morenz or Joliat in low-mid grade. What do you think better to have PSA 2 or KSA 4 (PSA 3 or KSA 5)card?
well, I had that problem too - GAI graded a couple of my cards which Beckett marked as ungradeable
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