I am looking for advice as to whether I should have my one and only 12 back sent in for grading.
My 12-b Palitoy Darth Vader.
It has been with me since 1992 in the same condition and has been my only real collectible item for Star Wars that might carry some weight.
I know it isn't in the greatest shape, but it isn't horrible either.
I have had in a Protech case since I got it and it displays very nicely IMHO!!
I have a bunch of images below showing everything.
Overall, the bubble is clear and no dents but a some scuff marks, but no gouges or cuts.
The bubble is completely secure all around.
Three of the 4 cornres have creases that can be seen on the fron and back side.
The bottom left corner has started to separate and to me that is by far the worst part of it.
The card is unpunched and looks very good to me.
I would love to have this graded so it helps keep it in its current state as well as protect it from further wear.
And a bonus would be for whomever I leave this to when I'm gone would know what it is exactly.
However, I am not sure I would want to spend the money grading it if it would receive harsh marks for it's condition.
It would be forever labeled its lowest grade which is the card obviously. This could devalue it in some people's eyes I am sure no matter how good the fig or bubble is.So I ask you folks... should I have this graded? Would you have this graded?
Aside from cost, are there any other CONS to having it graded?
Aside from archival purposes are there other PROS to having it graded?
cheers and thanks for your time folks!
This is becoming an obsession!
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