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There’s something about a Pristine graded card like this Cubs’ Kris Bryant rookie card

Perfection. At least it is according to those at Beckett whose job is to grade cards.

Perfection.

At least it is according to those at Beckett whose job is to grade cards.

Screen Shot 2017-08-14 at 11.07.15 PM.pngThere’s something about a Pristine graded Black Label card with the centering, corner, edges and surface all given a perfect 10.

It’s like getting a perfect score on a test.

When it comes to collecting, a rookie autograph card belonging to a superstar player can mean a huge boost to its value if that Black Label is given.

Take the 2013 Kris Bryant Bowman Chrome Draft autographed rookie card for example.

One that’s BGS Graded 9.5/10 like this one (click to purchase on eBay) is valued at $1,299.

This Pristine Black Label though is going for about $7,200. Sometimes it’s worth to pay the premium as it’s much more rare than the ones graded Gem Mint.

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