As I posted here, I recently won the Flying Down to Rio Fred/Ginger lobby card. It probably will be a couple of weeks before I see it as Heritage is much better at taking money than it is in shipping. I guess Bruce and Phil have spoiled me.
Here's the deal though. The card has been slabbed and graded. It was graded at 6.0. IMO, that's a 'don't sweat much' type grading. The poster has some slight aging on the borders, 3 pinholes on the top and a 1' tear on the right side.
I am thinking the 6.0 grading is too harsh and actually hurts value of the poster. I am wondering about breaking the seal and sending the card out for minor restoration to fix the tear and fill the pinholes.
While we are at it, what are your opinions on slabbing lobbies in general? I personally see little value unless it is for authentication of something that is often counterfitted.