Yesterday I am leaving the house to go to the gym when I see the Fed Ex truck circling the cul-de-sac. He stops in front of my house just as I'm opening the car door, and I was wondering why until I saw the tiny box in his hands. He had a box of Albert and I needed to open it. I opened it right where I stood on my driveway using my keys to tear the tape.
Needless to say, I was super happy with the results and I think it met my expectations as far as what I thought about the raw cards before sending them in. I knew I didn't have 2 10's here, and I thought they both had a good shot at a 9, and the Bowman maybe even a 9.5. Here is how they came back: (drumroll....)
You can click on the cards to see all the subgrades for both.
Despite the argument both ways about to grade or not to grade, at least now I know that they will be protected for years to come. I can always pick up spares that are not in mint condition for my binder later if I want to (which I can bet that I won't). For whatever the reason may be, there are certain players rookie cards I don't like to keep in my binders just in case something were to happen, i.e. page creases or binder falls and damages a page or pages. It sounds crazy since I am super careful but you never know.