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This is where all the Minty Alpha has disappeared to!

Post by tap4black » Fri Apr 18, 2014 4:45 pm

Finally was pissed off 1 too many times with PSA and converted my entire collection over to Beckett. Process is about 80% complete now and I have posted the nearly 900 pieces I have gotten back so far in their card registry at the link below:

http://registry.beckett.com/set-details ... rd_2295948

I did trade/sell a fair number of pieces to JM or the overall grade would be higher but he made me a few offers I could not refuse! :D

Still have about 100 NM/Mint+ Signed Alpha Rares to send in as well as over 30K uncommon, common and basics to sort thru for more minty pieces!
#2 All Time Finest PSA Alpha Set, GPA of 9.64, now retired and re-graded via Beckett. BGS GPA 9.40 after shipping off several pieces to JM!

Current Alpha Rare count = 1500+!

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Post by Jmaschme » Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:12 pm

congrats on a very successful conversion Len.

while my set may currently grade higher, it's certainly thanks to you and my Alpha collection will never match yours for the sheer depth of cards. I'm sure you'll catch back up quickly on the GPA too.

It wouldn't be possible to collect high grade Alpha cards if long-time collectors like yourself hadn't been such careful stewards from the very beginning. It's great that longtime collectors are willing to share some of their carefully hoarded treasures with newer collectors like me, and congrats again.

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Post by l0qii » Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:00 pm

Does PSA ever retire numbers for cards that are known to have been opened, or does their population report simply become more and more inaccurate over time?

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Post by tap4black » Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:11 pm

Once I finish my conversion Tim, I plan to let PSA know that the cards associated with my collection are no longer in their holders. What they choose to do with that information is up to them.

My guess is that they ignore the issue and the pop report continues to become more inaccurate.
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Post by markers » Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:54 pm

Wow Len!

That's quite a step there. Extremely impressive!

Looking forward to see pictures! :wink:
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Post by mwagee » Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:43 pm

That's awesome.

Did you have to crack the PSA case first or did you just give the cards, case and all, to Beckett to process?

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Post by Alphafoil » Thu May 01, 2014 7:45 pm

Amazing collection, tap4black. How do you have so many Alpha cards, did you start playing back then?

And about signed cards, do they grade only artist signed cards, or also cards signed by Richard Garfield?

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Post by mystical_tutor » Thu May 01, 2014 11:19 pm

Alphafoil wrote:Amazing collection, tap4black. How do you have so many Alpha cards, did you start playing back then?

And about signed cards, do they grade only artist signed cards, or also cards signed by Richard Garfield?
Actually "Beckett" does not grade the sigs. You get to pay extra for an associated company to authenticate the sig. Then Beckett grades the card. The other company will authenticate Richard's sig.

Len, I too am looking forward to pictures.... Pages of them. Do you have some method of storing these in binders/pages or some such? I guess the cases would work fine if the living room floor is big enough..

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Post by tap4black » Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:10 am

Picture of all the children together!

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Post by berkumps » Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:28 pm

tap4black wrote:Picture of all the children together!
Hot Diggity Damn!

I still see some PSA cases there, are they all 10's?

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Post by Alifromcairo » Tue Dec 16, 2014 3:33 pm

One of the most impressive picture I've seen so far here !

This is amazing, congrats !!! =D> =D> =D>
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Post by ende73 » Tue Dec 16, 2014 3:54 pm

Congrats on those, WOW.

Too bad you have no Volcanic Islands... :-D

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Post by Knutsen » Tue Dec 16, 2014 4:09 pm

ende73 wrote:Too bad you have no Volcanic Islands... :-D
That's indeed a pity. :wink:


Great collection! =D>

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Post by dragsamou » Tue Dec 16, 2014 4:28 pm

Nice Fake Graded Collection Len :-D
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Post by vegas10 » Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:27 am

Very nice collection

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