CERTIFIED MINT+ ... why you should care and why you should be excited!
For well over a hundred years collectible cards were valued and traded by kids and adults alike with a common sense approach to their condition. Simply look at the card, check for visible damage or bad centering, and make a deal. Over time, terms like “Mint Condition” were used to describe cards in superior condition.
And it was good enough.
Today, since the advent of modern grading companies in the late 1990’s where stringent company standards are applied by fallible human graders, card values for the finest examples according to these assessments can command enormous premiums in the marketplace. And this marketplace is a roller coaster to say the least with many card values going up and down in the volatility that started during COVID that still continues today. Factor in the huge emphasis on brand new rookies and that their top graded cards command huge dollars. Many of these rookies fail and a well-intended collector who paid top dollar takes a massive loss.
You just don’t know who is the next Tom Brady or Shohei Ohtani.
We’re not so sure that somewhere in the not-so-distant future arbitrary human grading won’t be replaced by Artificial Intelligence or some other more technical and precise assay.
Certified Mint+ is a return to reasonable, to collecting with an eye to long term value at a sensible entry point and with each card preserved using a $20,000+ proprietary sonic welding system that essentially locks in the value forever and allows for the collector to handle or display the card as desired.
Certified Mint+ provides collectors with a fantastic trading card in exceptional condition at a very reasonable entry point and preserves for the collector the option to send that card in for formal grading when the value is established and it just makes sense.