I am trying to figure out if I like the idea of card companies making custom cards for people. On one hand, it allows everyday folk to buy something that has a PSA or JSA stamp on it and create a card out of it for $39.99 + shipping. Which really is a great thing. On the other hand it’s taking work that I can do away from me. Plus they are doing it cheaper than I can do it, which really pisses me off.
So much for my custom Slices of Greatness set I was working on:
Generally I don’t pay for JSA or PSA authentication mainly because I have seen them get hoodwinked a few times by autographs I know are not legit. What really bugs me though is the fact that the market will soon be glutted with this crap and some of the autographs that are going into these aren’t even worth the $40.
I have done a bunch of custom cuts for people and never had a complaint, but most of my single cuts only run $20. Of course I can’t slab them (wish I could) so maybe the extra money is going for the slabbing process. By the way does anyone know where I can get blank card slabs?
So when do the booklets come into place? You know it’s only a matter of time. Maybe I’m just mad because this takes potential business away from me, but I just don’t see this going well for the industry. I have to admit this really knocked the wind out of my sails. It’s only a matter of time before the big boys come knocking on my door and tell me to cease and desist my custom card making.
So if you want to read more about this, you can do so here <link>. What does everyone think of this move by Leaf?