Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles will host Charles Stabile, Northeast Regional Sales Manager from Beckett Grading Services, in the store from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24. The store is located at 794 French Road, Cheektowaga.
Beckett Grading Services provides collectors with the most thorough, consistent and accurate grading efforts available in the industry. 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.
Prices are $15 per item (plus $2 per autograph) with a return in 30 business days. For every 10 items submitted for grading, customers will be entered into a contest to win an autographed 8×10 photo of Patrick Kane, Andre Reed or Marv Levy. Collectors who can’t make the grading event can drop off their items in advance at Bases Loaded.