Glossary Term: Graded Card

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Graded Card: A trading card that has been examined by a third-party service (see below) grading specialist for condition and assigned a specific numerical grade, that corresponds with the card’s physical condition.

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Brady graded card

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Grading Company: An independent, third-party service  (see below) that specializes in examining cards for physical condition and assigning the card a corresponding numerical grade for the card. Today, the trading card market recognizes the following companies as industry leaders: Professional Sports Authenticators (PSA), Beckett Grading Services (BGS) and Sports Card Guaranty (SGC). Other reputable companies that collectors will encounter include Global Authentication Inc. (GAI) and International Sports Authentication (ISA).

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