But where does PSA draw the line?
Well... after purchasing this autographed Steve Carlton rookie card, I recently discovered that they do not tolerate pin holes:
As you can see, they gave this card the lowest grade on their scale. However if you factor in everything else outside of the pin hole located above the "5" at the top of the card, this card is a beaut.
In fact, I'm tempted to send this card back to PSA and have them grade the autograph instead of the card... just to get it re-slabbed without that Scarlet PR1.
Let's keep it real. I'm not going to waste my money. Sure the grade is as low as it goes. But that low grade allowed me to purchase this card for well below the market price.
We all draw the line somewhere when it comes to damaged cards. Obviously... I'll tolerate a pinhole on a fifty-two year old piece of cardboard featuring the signature of one of my favorite childhood pitchers.
Happy Wednesday and sayonara!