The Graded Gamer

is creating PSA graded cards

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patrons
Thank you for visiting and supporting our Patreon page!  

The Graded Gamer was founded in 2004 after years of collecting non-sports cards. While handling, buying and trading thousands of cards we came to realize that "mint" didn't mean the same thing to all collectors and this frustration led us to discover the world of graded cards. Once we discovered third party grading it was only natural we would upgrade our entire collection by having it graded!

We love selling cards on our website thegradedgamer.com, but wanted to try something a little more interactive and fun.   We hope to be able to raise enough money here to create some great content.  We plan on doing box breaks, card grading tips, PSA return videos, videos from convention floors and more!

Our first two rewards levels offer access for collectors who know exactly what they're looking for.  They offer a first look at PSA returns and an option to purchase before they get listed on our website as well as access to our Patron community which we hope will grow into a place where graded non-sports collectors can talk cards. 

Our three higher rewards levels are a type of graded card "blind box" that we will be sending out monthly.  You choose your preferred grade (FYI - you folks who chose PSA 8 might have to settle for a PSA 9 from time to time.   Our head graded doesn't pull a ton of 8's).   </endBrag> You also choose the card genre you prefer or let us know we can pick and we will send out a card we think is fantastic.  We hope to get to know our Patrons as collectors and will attempt to tailor boxes as we get to know you!

Stay tuned, once we meet our goal we hope to add on even more awesome things like pre-grading card screening where we can help you evaluate your cards prior to submission for grading and additional blind box items!

We are a retailer but everyone on staff is also a collector so let's talk cards!
Tiers
Perfectly Centered
$1 or more per month
Supporters at this level are like finding a perfectly centered card; if the card isn't centered it's already out of the running for Gem Minty-ness.  It might not seem like much but it's vital (and incredibly appreciated)!

  

For $1 a month you will receive:


  • First look at PSA returns.  See them before  they're listed with an option to purchase.


  • Box break videos.   If you see anything you like during the break - claim it!  We will let you know when it comes back graded.


  • Access to our Patreon Community.  


  • Access to view our current crop of cards that are ready to go to PSA.  These cards have been identified as worthy of grading  and are queued up and ready to go, but might not be the current priority.  Collectors will be able to express interest by easily adding themselves to the Wish List for individual cards and get them sent to PSA faster.  We will also notify everyone on that Wish List when it returns graded.


  • Access to our large, large, large back stock of raw  (ungraded cards).  I hear rumors there are people who like cards unprotected and exposed to the dangers of card boxes and folder dings      ::shiver::.  While we will grade ANYTHING we don't always grade EVERYTHING.  
Gloss, Shine and Eye Appeal
$5 or more per month
This tier includes all the delights of the $1 level and more!  


For $5 a month you will receive:

   

  • First look at PSA returns.  See them before they're listed with an option to purchase.


  • Box break videos.   If you see anything you like during the break - claim it!  We will let you know when it comes back graded.


  • Access to our Patreon Community.  


  • Access to view our current crop of cards that are ready  to go to PSA.  These cards have been identified as worthy of grading and are queued up and ready to go, but might not be the current priority.  Collectors will be able to express interest by easily adding themselves to the Wish List for individual cards and get them sent to PSA faster.  We will also notify everyone on that Wish List when it returns graded.


  • Access to our large back stock of raw (ungraded) cards.


  • Special Patron ONLY pricing.   Cards are instantly marked down for supports at this level.
Near Mint - Mint (Marvel Comics)
$15 or more per month
 This tier includes all the delights of the previous levels and more!  


For $15 a month you will receive:

  • First look at PSA returns.  See them before they're listed with an option to purchase.


  • Box break videos.   If you see anything you like during the break - claim it!  We will let you know when it comes      back graded.


  • Access to our Patreon Community.  


  • Access to view our current crop of cards that are ready      to go to PSA.  These cards have been identified as worthy of grading and are queued up and ready to go, but might not be the current priority.  Collectors will be able to express interest by easily adding themselves to the Wish List for individual cards and get them sent to PSA faster.  We will also notify everyone on that Wish List when it returns graded.


  • Access to our large back stock of raw (ungraded) cards.


  • Special Patron ONLY pricing.   Cards are instantly marked down for supports at this level.


  • Marvel Mystery Box!  One Marvel card graded Near Mint - Mint PSA 8!  If you opt to support us at this level we will send you one PSA 8 card each month! 

                  

Near Mint - Mint (Magic the Gathering Edition)
$15 or more per month
 For $15 a month you will receive:
 
  • First look at PSA returns.  See them before they're listed with an option to purchase.


  • Box break videos.   If you see anything you like during the break - claim it!  We will let you know when it comes back graded.


  • Access to our Patreon Community.  


  • Access to view our current crop of cards that are ready  to go to PSA.  These cards have been identified as worthy of grading and are queued up and ready to go, but might not be the current priority.  Collectors will be able to express interest by easily adding themselves to the Wish List for individual cards and get them sent to PSA faster.  We will also notify everyone on that Wish List when it returns graded.


  • Access to our large back stock of raw (ungraded) cards.
  • Special Patron ONLY pricing.   Cards are instantly marked down for supports at this level.


  • Magic the Gathering Mystery Box!  One Magic card graded Near Mint - Mint PSA 8!  If you opt to support us at this level we will send you one PSA 8 card each month! 
Near Mint - Mint (Pokemon Edition)
$15 or more per month
 This tier includes all the delights of the previous levels and more!  


For $15 a month you will receive:


 

  • First look at PSA returns.  See them before they're listed with an option to purchase.


  • Box break videos.   If you see anything you like during the break - claim it!  We will let you know when it comes      back graded.


  • Access to our Patreon Community.  


  • Access to view our current crop of cards that are ready  to go to PSA.  These cards have been identified as worthy of grading and are queued up and ready to go, but might not be the current priority.  Collectors will be able to express interest by easily adding themselves to the Wish List for individual cards and get them sent to PSA faster.  We will also notify everyone on that Wish List when it returns graded.


  • Access to our large back stock of raw (ungraded) cards.
  • Special Patron ONLY pricing.   Cards are instantly marked down for supports at this level.


  • Pokemon Mystery Box!  One Pokemon card graded Near Mint - Mint PSA 8!  If you opt to support us at this level we will send you one PSA 8 card each month! 

                  

Mint (Marvel Edition)
$20 or more per month
For $20 a month you will receive: 

 


  • First look at PSA returns.  See them before they're listed with an option to purchase.


  • Box break videos.   If you see anything you like during the break -  claim it!  We will let you know when it comes back graded.


  • Access to our Patreon Community.  


  • Access to view our current crop of cards that are ready  to go to  PSA.  These cards have been identified as worthy of grading and are  queued up and ready to go, but might not be the current priority.   Collectors will be able to express interest by easily adding themselves  to the Wish List for individual cards and get them sent to PSA faster.   We will also notify everyone on that Wish List when it returns graded.


  • Access to our large back stock of raw (ungraded) cards.


  • Special Patron ONLY pricing.   Cards are instantly marked down for supports at this level.


  • Marvel Mystery Box!  One Marvel card graded Mint PSA  9!  If you opt to support us at this level we will send you one PSA 9  card each month!                                                                                                                                  
Mint (Magic the Gathering Edition)
$20 or more per month
 For $20 a month you will receive:  


  • First look at PSA returns.  See them before they're listed with an option to purchase.


  • Box break videos.   If you see anything you like during the break -  claim it!  We will let you know when it comes back graded.


  • Access to our Patreon Community.  


  • Access to view our current crop of cards that are ready  to go to  PSA.  These cards have been identified as worthy of grading and are  queued up and ready to go, but might not be the current priority.   Collectors will be able to express interest by easily adding themselves  to the Wish List for individual cards and get them sent to PSA faster.   We will also notify everyone on that Wish List when it returns graded.


  • Access to our large back stock of raw (ungraded) cards.
  • Special Patron ONLY pricing.   Cards are instantly marked down for supports at this level.


  • Magic the Gathering Mystery Box!  One Magic card graded Mint PSA  9!  If you opt to support us at this level we will send you one PSA 9  card each month!   
Mint (Pokemon Edition)
$20 or more per month
 For $20 a month you will receive:  
  • First look at PSA returns.  See them before they're listed with an option to purchase.


  • Box break videos.   If you see anything you like during the break -  claim it!  We will let you know when it comes back graded.


  • Access to our Patreon Community.  


  • Access to view our current crop of cards that are ready  to go to  PSA.  These cards have been identified as worthy of grading and are  queued up and ready to go, but might not be the current priority.   Collectors will be able to express interest by easily adding themselves  to the Wish List for individual cards and get them sent to PSA faster.   We will also notify everyone on that Wish List when it returns graded.


  • Access to our large back stock of raw (ungraded) cards.


  • Special Patron ONLY pricing.   Cards are instantly marked down for supports at this level.


  • Pokemon Mystery Box!  One Pokemon card graded Mint PSA  9!  If you opt to support us at this level we will send you one PSA 9 card each month!   
Gem Mint (Marvel Edition)
$30 or more per month
For $30 a month you will receive: 


  • First look at PSA returns.  See them before they're listed with an option to purchase.


  • Box break videos.   If you see anything you like during the break -  claim it!  We will let you know when it comes back graded.


  • Access to our Patreon Community.  


  • Access to view our current crop of cards that are ready  to go to  PSA.  These cards have been identified as worthy of grading and are  queued up and ready to go, but might not be the current priority.   Collectors will be able to express interest by easily adding themselves  to the Wish List for individual cards and get them sent to PSA faster.   We will also notify everyone on that Wish List when it returns graded.


  • Access to our large back stock of raw (ungraded) cards.


  • Special Patron ONLY pricing.   Cards are instantly marked down for supports at this level.


  • Marvel Mystery Box!  One Marvel card graded Gem Mint PSA 10!  If you opt to support us at this level we will send you one PSA 10 card each month!                                                                                             
Gem Mint (Magic the Gathering Edition)
$30 or more per month
 For $30 a month you will receive:  
  • First look at PSA returns.  See them before they're listed with an option to purchase.


  • Box break videos.   If you see anything you like during the break -  claim it!  We will let you know when it comes back graded.


  • Access to our Patreon Community.  


  • Access to view our current crop of cards that are ready  to go to  PSA.  These cards have been identified as worthy of grading and are  queued up and ready to go, but might not be the current priority.   Collectors will be able to express interest by easily adding themselves  to the Wish List for individual cards and get them sent to PSA faster.   We will also notify everyone on that Wish List when it returns graded.


  • Access to our large back stock of raw (ungraded) cards.


  • Special Patron ONLY pricing.   Cards are instantly marked down for supports at this level.


  • Magic the Gathering Mystery Box!  One Magic card graded Gem Mint 10!  If you opt to support us at this level we will send you one PSA 10 card each month!   
Gem Mint (Pokemon Edition)
$30 or more per month
 For $30 a month you will receive:  
  • First look at PSA returns.  See them before they're listed with an option to purchase.


  • Box break videos.   If you see anything you like during the break -  claim it!  We will let you know when it comes back graded.


  • Access to our Patreon Community.  


  • Access to view our current crop of cards that are ready  to go to  PSA.  These cards have been identified as worthy of grading and are  queued up and ready to go, but might not be the current priority.   Collectors will be able to express interest by easily adding themselves  to the Wish List for individual cards and get them sent to PSA faster.   We will also notify everyone on that Wish List when it returns graded.


  • Access to our large back stock of raw (ungraded) cards.


  • Special Patron ONLY pricing.   Cards are instantly marked down for supports at this level.


  • Pokemon Mystery Box!  One Pokemon card graded Gem Mint 10!  If you opt to support us at this level we will send you one PSA 10 card each month!   
Goals
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This goal will allow us to devote more time to videos, uploading con floor videos, grading tips and more.  Grading can be a slow process and these additional funds will help us expand enough to produce the content we'd like to share with you!
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Thank you for visiting and supporting our Patreon page!  

The Graded Gamer was founded in 2004 after years of collecting non-sports cards. While handling, buying and trading thousands of cards we came to realize that "mint" didn't mean the same thing to all collectors and this frustration led us to discover the world of graded cards. Once we discovered third party grading it was only natural we would upgrade our entire collection by having it graded!

We love selling cards on our website thegradedgamer.com, but wanted to try something a little more interactive and fun.   We hope to be able to raise enough money here to create some great content.  We plan on doing box breaks, card grading tips, PSA return videos, videos from convention floors and more!

Our first two rewards levels offer access for collectors who know exactly what they're looking for.  They offer a first look at PSA returns and an option to purchase before they get listed on our website as well as access to our Patron community which we hope will grow into a place where graded non-sports collectors can talk cards. 

Our three higher rewards levels are a type of graded card "blind box" that we will be sending out monthly.  You choose your preferred grade (FYI - you folks who chose PSA 8 might have to settle for a PSA 9 from time to time.   Our head graded doesn't pull a ton of 8's).   </endBrag> You also choose the card genre you prefer or let us know we can pick and we will send out a card we think is fantastic.  We hope to get to know our Patrons as collectors and will attempt to tailor boxes as we get to know you!

Stay tuned, once we meet our goal we hope to add on even more awesome things like pre-grading card screening where we can help you evaluate your cards prior to submission for grading and additional blind box items!

We are a retailer but everyone on staff is also a collector so let's talk cards!

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Tiers
Perfectly Centered
$1 or more per month
Supporters at this level are like finding a perfectly centered card; if the card isn't centered it's already out of the running for Gem Minty-ness.  It might not seem like much but it's vital (and incredibly appreciated)!

  

For $1 a month you will receive:


  • First look at PSA returns.  See them before  they're listed with an option to purchase.


  • Box break videos.   If you see anything you like during the break - claim it!  We will let you know when it comes back graded.


  • Access to our Patreon Community.  


  • Access to view our current crop of cards that are ready to go to PSA.  These cards have been identified as worthy of grading  and are queued up and ready to go, but might not be the current priority.  Collectors will be able to express interest by easily adding themselves to the Wish List for individual cards and get them sent to PSA faster.  We will also notify everyone on that Wish List when it returns graded.


  • Access to our large, large, large back stock of raw  (ungraded cards).  I hear rumors there are people who like cards unprotected and exposed to the dangers of card boxes and folder dings      ::shiver::.  While we will grade ANYTHING we don't always grade EVERYTHING.  
Gloss, Shine and Eye Appeal
$5 or more per month
This tier includes all the delights of the $1 level and more!  


For $5 a month you will receive:

   

  • First look at PSA returns.  See them before they're listed with an option to purchase.


  • Box break videos.   If you see anything you like during the break - claim it!  We will let you know when it comes back graded.


  • Access to our Patreon Community.  


  • Access to view our current crop of cards that are ready  to go to PSA.  These cards have been identified as worthy of grading and are queued up and ready to go, but might not be the current priority.  Collectors will be able to express interest by easily adding themselves to the Wish List for individual cards and get them sent to PSA faster.  We will also notify everyone on that Wish List when it returns graded.


  • Access to our large back stock of raw (ungraded) cards.


  • Special Patron ONLY pricing.   Cards are instantly marked down for supports at this level.
Near Mint - Mint (Marvel Comics)
$15 or more per month
 This tier includes all the delights of the previous levels and more!  


For $15 a month you will receive:

  • First look at PSA returns.  See them before they're listed with an option to purchase.


  • Box break videos.   If you see anything you like during the break - claim it!  We will let you know when it comes      back graded.


  • Access to our Patreon Community.  


  • Access to view our current crop of cards that are ready      to go to PSA.  These cards have been identified as worthy of grading and are queued up and ready to go, but might not be the current priority.  Collectors will be able to express interest by easily adding themselves to the Wish List for individual cards and get them sent to PSA faster.  We will also notify everyone on that Wish List when it returns graded.


  • Access to our large back stock of raw (ungraded) cards.


  • Special Patron ONLY pricing.   Cards are instantly marked down for supports at this level.


  • Marvel Mystery Box!  One Marvel card graded Near Mint - Mint PSA 8!  If you opt to support us at this level we will send you one PSA 8 card each month! 

                  

Near Mint - Mint (Magic the Gathering Edition)
$15 or more per month
 For $15 a month you will receive:
 
  • First look at PSA returns.  See them before they're listed with an option to purchase.


  • Box break videos.   If you see anything you like during the break - claim it!  We will let you know when it comes back graded.


  • Access to our Patreon Community.  


  • Access to view our current crop of cards that are ready  to go to PSA.  These cards have been identified as worthy of grading and are queued up and ready to go, but might not be the current priority.  Collectors will be able to express interest by easily adding themselves to the Wish List for individual cards and get them sent to PSA faster.  We will also notify everyone on that Wish List when it returns graded.


  • Access to our large back stock of raw (ungraded) cards.
  • Special Patron ONLY pricing.   Cards are instantly marked down for supports at this level.


  • Magic the Gathering Mystery Box!  One Magic card graded Near Mint - Mint PSA 8!  If you opt to support us at this level we will send you one PSA 8 card each month! 
Near Mint - Mint (Pokemon Edition)
$15 or more per month
 This tier includes all the delights of the previous levels and more!  


For $15 a month you will receive:


 

  • First look at PSA returns.  See them before they're listed with an option to purchase.


  • Box break videos.   If you see anything you like during the break - claim it!  We will let you know when it comes      back graded.


  • Access to our Patreon Community.  


  • Access to view our current crop of cards that are ready  to go to PSA.  These cards have been identified as worthy of grading and are queued up and ready to go, but might not be the current priority.  Collectors will be able to express interest by easily adding themselves to the Wish List for individual cards and get them sent to PSA faster.  We will also notify everyone on that Wish List when it returns graded.


  • Access to our large back stock of raw (ungraded) cards.
  • Special Patron ONLY pricing.   Cards are instantly marked down for supports at this level.


  • Pokemon Mystery Box!  One Pokemon card graded Near Mint - Mint PSA 8!  If you opt to support us at this level we will send you one PSA 8 card each month! 

                  

Mint (Marvel Edition)
$20 or more per month
For $20 a month you will receive: 

 


  • First look at PSA returns.  See them before they're listed with an option to purchase.


  • Box break videos.   If you see anything you like during the break -  claim it!  We will let you know when it comes back graded.


  • Access to our Patreon Community.  


  • Access to view our current crop of cards that are ready  to go to  PSA.  These cards have been identified as worthy of grading and are  queued up and ready to go, but might not be the current priority.   Collectors will be able to express interest by easily adding themselves  to the Wish List for individual cards and get them sent to PSA faster.   We will also notify everyone on that Wish List when it returns graded.


  • Access to our large back stock of raw (ungraded) cards.


  • Special Patron ONLY pricing.   Cards are instantly marked down for supports at this level.


  • Marvel Mystery Box!  One Marvel card graded Mint PSA  9!  If you opt to support us at this level we will send you one PSA 9  card each month!                                                                                                                                  
Mint (Magic the Gathering Edition)
$20 or more per month
 For $20 a month you will receive:  


  • First look at PSA returns.  See them before they're listed with an option to purchase.


  • Box break videos.   If you see anything you like during the break -  claim it!  We will let you know when it comes back graded.


  • Access to our Patreon Community.  


  • Access to view our current crop of cards that are ready  to go to  PSA.  These cards have been identified as worthy of grading and are  queued up and ready to go, but might not be the current priority.   Collectors will be able to express interest by easily adding themselves  to the Wish List for individual cards and get them sent to PSA faster.   We will also notify everyone on that Wish List when it returns graded.


  • Access to our large back stock of raw (ungraded) cards.
  • Special Patron ONLY pricing.   Cards are instantly marked down for supports at this level.


  • Magic the Gathering Mystery Box!  One Magic card graded Mint PSA  9!  If you opt to support us at this level we will send you one PSA 9  card each month!   
Mint (Pokemon Edition)
$20 or more per month
 For $20 a month you will receive:  
  • First look at PSA returns.  See them before they're listed with an option to purchase.


  • Box break videos.   If you see anything you like during the break -  claim it!  We will let you know when it comes back graded.


  • Access to our Patreon Community.  


  • Access to view our current crop of cards that are ready  to go to  PSA.  These cards have been identified as worthy of grading and are  queued up and ready to go, but might not be the current priority.   Collectors will be able to express interest by easily adding themselves  to the Wish List for individual cards and get them sent to PSA faster.   We will also notify everyone on that Wish List when it returns graded.


  • Access to our large back stock of raw (ungraded) cards.


  • Special Patron ONLY pricing.   Cards are instantly marked down for supports at this level.


  • Pokemon Mystery Box!  One Pokemon card graded Mint PSA  9!  If you opt to support us at this level we will send you one PSA 9 card each month!   
Gem Mint (Marvel Edition)
$30 or more per month
For $30 a month you will receive: 


  • First look at PSA returns.  See them before they're listed with an option to purchase.


  • Box break videos.   If you see anything you like during the break -  claim it!  We will let you know when it comes back graded.


  • Access to our Patreon Community.  


  • Access to view our current crop of cards that are ready  to go to  PSA.  These cards have been identified as worthy of grading and are  queued up and ready to go, but might not be the current priority.   Collectors will be able to express interest by easily adding themselves  to the Wish List for individual cards and get them sent to PSA faster.   We will also notify everyone on that Wish List when it returns graded.


  • Access to our large back stock of raw (ungraded) cards.


  • Special Patron ONLY pricing.   Cards are instantly marked down for supports at this level.


  • Marvel Mystery Box!  One Marvel card graded Gem Mint PSA 10!  If you opt to support us at this level we will send you one PSA 10 card each month!                                                                                             
Gem Mint (Magic the Gathering Edition)
$30 or more per month
 For $30 a month you will receive:  
  • First look at PSA returns.  See them before they're listed with an option to purchase.


  • Box break videos.   If you see anything you like during the break -  claim it!  We will let you know when it comes back graded.


  • Access to our Patreon Community.  


  • Access to view our current crop of cards that are ready  to go to  PSA.  These cards have been identified as worthy of grading and are  queued up and ready to go, but might not be the current priority.   Collectors will be able to express interest by easily adding themselves  to the Wish List for individual cards and get them sent to PSA faster.   We will also notify everyone on that Wish List when it returns graded.


  • Access to our large back stock of raw (ungraded) cards.


  • Special Patron ONLY pricing.   Cards are instantly marked down for supports at this level.


  • Magic the Gathering Mystery Box!  One Magic card graded Gem Mint 10!  If you opt to support us at this level we will send you one PSA 10 card each month!   
Gem Mint (Pokemon Edition)
$30 or more per month
 For $30 a month you will receive:  
  • First look at PSA returns.  See them before they're listed with an option to purchase.


  • Box break videos.   If you see anything you like during the break -  claim it!  We will let you know when it comes back graded.


  • Access to our Patreon Community.  


  • Access to view our current crop of cards that are ready  to go to  PSA.  These cards have been identified as worthy of grading and are  queued up and ready to go, but might not be the current priority.   Collectors will be able to express interest by easily adding themselves  to the Wish List for individual cards and get them sent to PSA faster.   We will also notify everyone on that Wish List when it returns graded.


  • Access to our large back stock of raw (ungraded) cards.


  • Special Patron ONLY pricing.   Cards are instantly marked down for supports at this level.


  • Pokemon Mystery Box!  One Pokemon card graded Gem Mint 10!  If you opt to support us at this level we will send you one PSA 10 card each month!