Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles, 794 French Road, Cheektowaga, will host representatives from Beckett Grading Services and Beckett Authentication Services May 27-28. This will be a closed event with no personal contact with the Beckett representatives. Items for grading or authentication can be dropped off at Bases Loaded from May 18-26.
Beckett Grading Services provides collectors with the most thorough, consistent and accurate grading efforts available in the industry. Your BGS-graded cards will be returned in a unique, protective cardholder. Beckett uses an easy-to-understand one- to 10-point grading scale to rate sports cards, which are graded on four key categories: Centering, corners, edges and surface. Grades from each of these key categories will be considered in determining your card’s final overall grade. Beckett also grades non-sports cards, magazines, pocket schedules and gaming cards.
Beckett Authentication Services was established in November 2016 to provide an autograph authentication service that will be the most trusted and respected in the industry.
Anyone planning to drop off items can call or text Bases Loaded owner Jeff Szczesek at (716) 308-3490, or call the store at (716) 656-0066, to schedule an appointment.
Access to the store throughout the event will not be allowed due to New York Pause. Authentications will be performed on-site, and items will be available for parking lot pick-up beginning Friday, May 29. For authentication pricing, please visit beckett.com. Grading is performed off-site; due to COVID-19 delays, returns are trending toward mid August. Grading price is $20 per card for up to 50 cards, and $15 per card for more than 50 cards. For questions regarding authentications and grading, please contact Charles Stabile, Northeast Regional Sales Manager from Beckett Grading Services, at email@example.com.