Splendid Genesis valuation

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Splendid Genesis valuation

Post by ryanghall » Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:28 pm

Hi

I may be purchasing a Splendid Genesis from someone local. It is badly off-centered but in nice condition other than that. It used to be PCa graded and was supposedly all 9s but centering was a 5

I was wondering if anyone knew what this would be worth.

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Post by matts46570 » Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:47 pm

Is it the one on eBay?

It was listed at 4k for a big while and no one bought it. Wouldn't personally pay over 4k actually.

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Post by Magic61983 » Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:52 pm

Because of the centering issues I wouldn't pay more then $2k.
BGS 9+ Alpha set 282/295 (97.29%) Avg 9.41
BGS 9.5+ Beta set 283/302 (93.71%) Avg 9.58
BGS 9.5+ Arabian set 35/92 (38.04%) Avg 9.62
BGS 9.5+ Antiquities set 82/100 (82%) Avg 9.64
BGS 9.5+ Legends set 279/310 (90.00%) Avg 9.61

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Post by ryanghall » Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:16 pm

It is indeed the one on EBay.

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Post by dragsamou » Sat Apr 12, 2014 6:58 am

Hi

From some people of serious reputation, I heard that this Splendid Genesis might not be the real thing, so better make sure before buying.
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Post by sk1 » Sat Apr 12, 2014 4:14 pm

I always thought it odd that the one on ebay was so off-center, yet out of the 20-25 I have personally seen, none of them were off-centered like that.

Does anyone have, or recall seeing, another one so off-center?

The centering issue leads me to believe that something "may not be right" with that card.

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Post by ryanghall » Sat Apr 12, 2014 11:40 pm

Interesting

Why did they say it might not be the real thing? Surely more than just the centering issue.

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Post by Giediprime41 » Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:05 am

sk1 wrote:I always thought it odd that the one on ebay was so off-center, yet out of the 20-25 I have personally seen, none of them were off-centered like that.

Does anyone have, or recall seeing, another one so off-center?

The centering issue leads me to believe that something "may not be right" with that card.
I was thinking the same thing, being there were only a couple sheets made and never myself ever seeing an off-center one (I've seen about 20 myself).
This feels wrong to me, whom ever is selling it better be related to Richard Garfield or something to make up for it.. :-P
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Post by ouallada » Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:55 am

A lot of these are slightly off-centre, but not to the same extent. Of course, that sheet could have been cut in a way to make this possible. The best thing would be to post a scan here.

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Post by ryanghall » Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:58 am

The seller says they're the third owner. Said it was a vendor before them, and they traded a lot for it (at a GP). I definitely believe his story, but who knows if the card was real before the vendor got a hold of it. It was PSA graded, but they're notoriously useless.

Thank you for your opinions, though. There seems to be enough doubt that I'll pass on it.

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