Ken from Scoreboard is back

Last year I found a video on YouTube that featured Ken from the now dead sports card company Scoreboard, selling cards on HSN.  Just like back in the mid 90’s he was trying to pass off cards that he said were rookies when they really aren’t.  Everytime he is on HSN all the cards that they are selling are graded by WCG, who basically give any card in the world a Gem Mint 10 grade.  Searching YouTube today, I found another video of Ken, back on HSN last month selling more junk to new collectors.  All of those cards could be purchased on eBay, probably for less than $10.00 (that includes shipping).

Choose your grader wisely

If you are new to collecting it can be very confusing when you see all the different grading companies.  Personally, I only trust a few of them: PSA, SGC, and BGS.  You will see other companies such as GEM, Pro, WCG, etc……  Companies such as those are not very reliable and have been known to have a hand in taking part in the largest counterfeiting ring of all time.  GEM grading will give almost any card that comes through the front door a 10.  If you took that card to BGS it would proabably get a 7 or 8.  Many of these second rate graders have even accepted money for giving cards higher grades.  PSA, SGC, and BGS are the best grading companies in the world.  It is very hard for a counterfeit card to get slabbed by them.  Just because a grading company is cheaper doesn’t make it better.