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Raw Card Review: Centering, Surface, Corners, Edges

If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by whether or not your cards are worth submitting for grading, then we have you covered. In this article, we will take you step by step through the process so that you can feel confident that you are making the best decisions possible in respect to choosing the best cards to sub.

The term raw card review means exactly that. You take a raw card and review every aspect of it. You’ll look at centering, edges, corners, surface, and more. You may feel like you need to rely on someone else to inspect and clean your cards for submission, but after you watch the following videos, you will be a pro and ready to do it yourself and save yourself a few dollars a card or more.

The first thing we’ll cover is how to determine centering.

RAW CARD REVIEW: CENTERING

Now that you feel more comfortable with judging centering, let’s jump over and discuss the surface. This is commonly one of the most overlooked steps of the process, but one of the most important.

RAW CARD REVIEW: SURFACE

Next up, we’ll want to look at corners and edges.

RAW CARD REVIEW: CORNERS

RAW CARD REVIEW: EDGES

At this point, you hopefully have developed some confidence in reviewing your cards for submission. There is no exact science to it, and you are more than capable of doing it yourself. 

You may be wondering what’s next? We have you covered there as well. See links below for other parts of the Raw Card Review Process.

Related Videos:

How to Clean Your Cards for Grading
Preparing Your Card Submission for Shipment
Opening/Cracking A PSA or BGS Slab

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