SUBMISSION RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS
1.At this time, Beckett Grading Services accepts and grades most licensed cards up to 8.5 inches by 11 inches. Additional fees will apply to items larger then 3x5. Please see rule #16. These and cer- tain other cards may be returned at our discretion. Please note that cards showing evidence of counterfeiting, tampering, or restoration will be charged the full amount according to the service option selected. By not checking either of the “Authentic” boxes on the front of the submission form, your cards will be given a numeric grade if the cards are deemed to be gradable by BGS standards. Usual grading fees apply. Please refer to www.beckett.com/grading for updated information.
2.All submissions must be addressed to Beckett Grading Services. Improperly addressed shipments are not subject to turnaround time guarantees. Cards should be sent in
oversized (3.25" X 5") semi-rigid holders (such as a Card Saver I). “Penny sleeves” should also be used in conjunction with the oversized semi-rigid holders. BGS will not be responsible for any damages incurred by the use of other holders. For detailed instructions on how to properly package your cards for shipment, please refer to www.beckettgrading.com/subform/packaging.html.
3.All card submissions must be accompanied by a Beckett-issued submission form. All other forms, including handwritten copies, are null and void.
4.Please PRINT your name and account number (if you have one) in the upper right corner of the form. If you do not have an account number, one will be assigned to you.
5.In the 'SHIP TO' box, fill in your name, address, phone and E-mail.
6.Note your return shipping method of choice in the 'SHIP VIA' box. Standard shipping will be via FedEx 2-Day unless otherwise marked. Feel free to use your existing FedEx account # if you have one. Please note that BGS will ship cards via USPS registered mail if the declared value of the card totals $3,000 or more. BGS reserves the right to change carriers without notice.
7.List all cards you are submitting with quantity, year of issue, set name or company (please use standard Beckett terminology when possible), card number, card/player name, and your declared value per lot. You may use additional forms to list more cards, but please only choose one service level per submission form.
8.Select 'Grading Service' level. Check one level only. (Refer to levels on front of form.)
9.To determine amount owed, use the 'Calculating $ to be paid to BGS' area. Total the number of cards submitted and multiply by the price per card for the grading service you select. Figure return postage and insurance using appropriate tables. Add 8.25% Sales Tax to the cost of service and shipping if you are a Texas resident, unless the cards are for re-sale and you provide us with a valid re-sale tax ID number.
10. Payment options: credit card,
money order and personal check. Choose your preferred form of payment and fill in credit card information if necessary. Your card will
be charged upon receipt of your order.
Don't forget the expiration date and signature. All payments must be in U.S. funds. Returned checks will be assessed a $30.00 fee.
11.Be sure to include return insurance and ship to address on top of submission form. Send to the attention of 'Beckett Grading Services.' All cards must be sent insured - Beckett will not be responsi- ble for uninsured packages. Owner's declared value is used for determining insurance cost of the return shipment and the maximum amount that can be claimed for damage or loss in shipment for any card or cards. If a claim is necessary at any point, the value of each card will be based upon the actual market value not to exceed the insured value the customer assigned to the card.
12.Failure to completely and accurately fill out the submission form may result in delayed turnaround times or additional charges. If you have questions, visit our web site at www.beckett.com or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-972-448-9188. Failure to provide appropriate payment for the requested services and related shipping costs or failure to provide complete contact information in connection with any order could result in loss of submitted cards. BGS will not be responsible for returning cards sent with insufficient payment or inadequate contact information, nor will BGS be required to contact you or retain your cards in such circumstances for a period in excess of three (3) months from its initial receipt.
13.The rights and obligations of both you and BGS shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States and the State of Texas, excluding its choice of law rules. By your submission of cards or memorabilia to BGS, you hereby (a) agree to all of the terms and conditions of these Submission Instructions, (b) submit yourself to the exclusive venue and jurisdiction of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division and/or the District Courts of Dallas County, Texas, and (c) expressly waive any venue or jurisdiction to which you may otherwise be entitled by your present or future domiciles.
14.BGS shall have no liability whatsoever to the customer for any damage to any cards that BGS can reasonably demonstrate occurred while not in the custody or control of BGS. Customer must inspect all cards immediately upon receipt and report any damage or discrepancy (such as mechanical errors pertaining to the description of the card) to BGS within five (5) days of customer’s receipt of the cards. Failure to properly inspect, identify and report the damage, discrepancy or error to BGS within 5 days of customer receipt of the card will make the customer/submitter financially liable for any and all losses and/or claims caused by the circulation or sale of the mis-marked or inappropriately identified card.
15.Beckett Grading Services will provide collectors with the finest, most thorough, consistent and accurate grading efforts available in the industry. Disputed grades on cards are limited to typographi- cal errors on the label (i.e., the wrong set name). All turnaround times represent business days during which the order is in the possession of Beckett Grading Services (time in transit is excluded) and begin the day after your order is received at Beckett Grading Services. Failure to meet these deadlines will result in a customer refund. Other stipulations appear on this form.
16.Oversized items consist of any items submitted that are larger then 3”x5”. Additional fees will apply and will cover the slabbing and shipping fees associated. See table below for full list of fees.