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The VGA Topic; Grading Items and Graded Items
Topic Started: Sep 1 2012, 02:16 AM (2,113 Views)
italia64
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I wonder if they grade sealed games only. I've got two expensive games in absolutely flawless condition.
Not a single mark can be found, they look created some minutes ago, I've checked for a lot with a magnifying glass. They can be graded 95+ in your hopinion?

HSV Adventure Racing New Sealed (two seals on the two sides)
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And Conker's Bad Fur Day
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I've got many other games in these conditions (some very rare and expensive). I really like the idea to grade theme but I really fear some trouble during the shipping.
Edited by italia64, Nov 7 2013, 07:53 PM.
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Cabanon
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if its sticker sealed because of PAL, I believe they will grade it like a sealed copy. and if you worry about trouble during shipping, thats because you didnt packed it carefully enough.
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sam123
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Hey Italia64, yes they would grade them but the games will get a Q grade, which means qualified. Only Brand new in box games which aren't sealed get the Q grade. Anyway, regarding grading, my personal opinion is that its a waste of money and also time.
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italia64
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Nov 8 2013, 02:55 PM
if its sticker sealed because of PAL, I believe they will grade it like a sealed copy. and if you worry about trouble during shipping, thats because you didnt packed it carefully enough.
Wrong person to talk about "not packed it carefully enough" :D
I'm worried about the possibility that the games can be lost. It's appened to me and I don't want to lost these 100/100 expensive games.
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bluedogrulez
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That HSV Racing is so pristine I'm nearly breaking out in hives thinking about how one would handle it. Some sort of foam rubber gloves while wearing a HazMat suit in a vacuum sealed room? I would not fair so well with such a minty object.

If you are more interested in the preservation aspect (than grading), I wonder if there is an acrylic manufacturer in your (expanded) area that might be able to make some custom protective boxes for you to preserve those games.
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italia64
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Ahah I'm try to figure out me handling the game in that way ;-)
So far I use classic protector case (from Sentinel64) or case in VGA style.
I wonder if in the long term there may be side effects with prolonged contact in the years between plastics and cardboard (adding variants such as humidity, heat, etc.). The best way to preserve the immaculate games is wrap them with a cloth and store them in a box with humidity-proof systems ... But it's much better to expose them hehe
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or you could simply buy the VGA case itself without grading them but you'd pay a fortune.
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Nov 8 2013, 03:36 PM
Hey Italia64, yes they would grade them but the games will get a Q grade, which means qualified. Only Brand new in box games which aren't sealed get the Q grade. Anyway, regarding grading, my personal opinion is that its a waste of money and also time.
that is actually false. Japanese games never came sealed. they dont grade them Qualified, they grade like any other sealed games because that's how they were sold. proof

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Paper-Mario-Mario-Story-Nintendo-64-New-NES-Bros-VGA-90-1st-Print-Release-RARE-/171154298734?pt=Video_Games_Games&hash=item27d997576e
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mario-Kart-64-VGA-85-Q-GOLD-N64-RARE-JPN-DEMO-SAMPLE-/321182177068?pt=Video_Games_Games&hash=item4ac7f3172c
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Transformers-Beast-Wars-Metals-64-VGA-80-N64-NES-G1-AFA-New-Sealed-1-OF-KIND-/171089323615?pt=Video_Games_Games&hash=item27d5b7e65f
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mario-Party-2-Nintendo-JP-N64-Brand-New-Sealed-VGA-85-Gold-Mint-Unopened-/181249227357?pt=Video_Games_Games&hash=item2a334bba5d
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italia64
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Good news ;) Many thanks Cabanon, is that I wanted to know;-)
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Intendall64
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This question is mainly for those in the UK, Europe...anyone outside North America really.

I'm thinking about getting a couple of items graded and I don't know whether to grade with VGA or UKG? I know VGA is a lot more well known, but for me it means shipping to the USA and that in itself means more possible ways for packages to get lost etc.

Do people have experience with both of these outside of USA?
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