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  • What does the evaluation phase consists of?
    1) Before photos are taken for records 2) Surface is inspected using 10 power magnification 3) Centering is inspected using a 16 point process 4) Corners and edges are inspected using 3-10 times magnification
  • When does the preparation phase begin?
    Upon completion of the evaluation, and the card meets the minimum submission criteria of Mint-9 or higher or the minimum grade annotated when submitting your inventory.
  • What grading companies do you use?
    I submit cards to PSA, BGS, SGC, and CSG for grading.
  • What is the minimum preparation time?
    If your card(s) pass evaluation of Mint-9 or higher, a minimum of 30 minutes is required for preparation/$37.50 per card.
  • What forms of payment do you accept?
    Debit/CCs and PayPal (Goods & Services only)
  • What services do you offer?
    We offer evaluation, preparation, and submission services.
  • Do you offer and expedited service?
    Yes, we offer a 10 Business Day turnaround at $125/hr.
  • What does the card's description mean?
    Some cards have different variations that differ from the base image. For example: Orange Refractor, Prism Genesis, Silver Holo, Speckle, Rookie Patch Auto (RPA) etc..
  • Do you crack slabs?
    Yes, I do provide this service for a fee of $5 per card holder.
  • What are the preferred means of communication?
    You can send me an email at, IG @theondecktech_llc, or chat live via my website.
  • What are the key factors to consider before submitting my cards for grading?
    Card selection is very important; no matter how much we love a card, don’t allow that to interfere with your decision to grade it: 1) Check the centering. I recommend purchasing a card centering tool prior to subbing your cards to me or a directly to the grader. 2) Use a microfiber cloth and wipe you cards carefully to remove any loose build up or debris from the surface. Additionally, roll up some masking tape and dab the edges of your card carefully. 3) Purchase an LED light and review your cards at different angles to check for hard to see surface discrepancies. 4) Set realistic expectations, earning a Gem grade is not easy and be prepared for the possibility of a lesser grade.
  • What should I do with a card upon purchase?
    Immediately remove the card from its current sleeves, wipe it carefully with a microfiber cloth, use a masking tape to gently dab the edges for loose debris, and reinsert them into fresh sleeves.
  • Do you work with vintage cards?
    Yes, we accept vintage card submissions.
  • Can you guarentee a card's grade?
    No, cards are evaluated based on my opinion and experience with the grading companies. Grading companies evaluate each card based on their condition and appearance to determine their grade. It should be noted that each grading company is unique in their scale. The 4 factors are: 1) Centering 2) Surface (Front and Back) 3) Edges 4)Corners Although these 4 criteria have minimum standards, the process is subjective to the individual that is grading and the results can vary. (Please reach out to The On Deck Tech for more specifics).
  • What is the manufacturer?
    The manufacturer is the company that produced the card i.e.. Topps, Panini, Bowman, Upper Deck
  • What is an SP?
    SP stands for Short Print. Sometimes cards are a limited print or they may have serial numbers such as 1/25, 3/49 etc..
  • What is the Card Number?
    This is number found on the back of the card that identifies which number it is in the set. It may consists of both numbers and letters. For example CPA-JS or MV-8
  • What is the minimum accepted grade?
    This the minimum grade that you would accept upon completion of the grading process. This help's me to assess your card during the evaluation phase and determine whether or not this card should be moved into the preparation phase. You decide this number but we can provide guidance.
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    Follow @Rocket_rips on IG and CAPKOM BREAKS on Facebook
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