Cardscore is the world’s first crowdsourced card grading platform.
Cards are submitted to Cardscore, which can then be viewed and scored – our term for graded – by the collector community.
This scoring process can be done by using our web application from a computer, tablet or phone. Individual collectors score on the same criteria that professional firms do – corners, edges, centering, and surface. After a card has been scored by over 100 collectors, the extreme outliers are removed and a final score is given.
The quality of images on Cardscore is a top priority. Since there’s no way to allow 100 collectors to physically hold a card, we wanted to provide the next best thing. Images on our platform are more than just a picture, and this is all made possible by our patent pending scanning process and scorekey device.
When a card is scanned, it is sent directly to the server and is available to view in our app in just seconds. Since the scan never hits a user’s device locally when it is scanned, there is no way the image can be manipulated. Cards are scanned at 1200dpi which allows for great detail to be shown on each card.
Scoring a card is easy. Here are the steps:
- After signing into our application, click the “Score Cards” button.
- Select the first card you’d like to score.
- For each card, you will be scoring the corners, edges, centering, and surface. Select one of these categories to start.
- This will bring up a new screen and you will now be able to zoom in on the card in great detail. On larger screens like a computer, there will be a zoom slider at the top where you can select a zoom level, and then hover your cursor over the card to zoom. On smaller screens like a phone, you will pinch with your fingers to zoom in and out.
- You will use the slider at the bottom of the screen to set the value you’d like for that category. Scoring is done on a scale of 1-100. A score of 100 would be a near perfect card and the equivalent of a professionally graded 10. A score of 90 would be in the range of a professionally graded 9. A score of 80 would be in the range of a professionally graded 8, and so on… You’ll notice there is a green highlighted range on each card. This is based on the professional grade to help guide new scorers in the right direction. You can move the slider outside of that range if you’d like.
- After you are happy with the value you’ve assigned for that particular category, you can click confirm in the bottom right hand corner.
- Select each of the remaining categories and repeat these steps to assign each a score.
- After you have assigned a score for each of the four categories, you’ll be able to see what the overall score is based on what you selected. If you are happy with this score, click submit score at the bottom of the screen.
And that’s all there is to it! You’ve scored your first card.
The best part is, the score you’ve given the card will help decide the final score after 100+ other collectors have done the same.
Collectors Know Best!