All Card Grading Services Are Created Equal, Except This One

I’d like to say that it’s a crazy time to be a collector but truthfully, it’s a crazy time to be an American. We’re dealing with inflation, rising gas prices, baby formula flippers, and people all over the country losing their homes due to rent increases. We’ve got schools, hospitals, and grocery stores being shot up daily and innocent people dying, plus a fire burning between Democrats and Republicans that has been raging out of control since the 2020 election with no end in sight.

As a collector, I look to baseball cards to escape the real-world madness that is filled with tragedy and heartbreak. Why anyone would want to bring that aspect of society into collecting is beyond my realm of understanding but ladies and gentlemen, I’d like to introduce you to Southern Values Card Grading, a grading company that immediately lets you know they are against “Liberals”, as it is clearly marked on their MS Paint-generated company logo.

SVCG appears to be running their “operations” out of Oklahoma and its owner, Christopher Dewey, is charging $25 for grading services, with an additional $15 for a custom label. On the company’s Facebook page, there are several examples of custom labels which feature the Confederate Battle Flag. Aside from the flag being completely tone-deaf in 2022, the font and design work is atrocious. Despite all this, SVCG seems to be thriving as there are seemingly hundreds of cards in their slabs featured on their Facebook.

When you see someone proudly waving the Confederate flag, you immediately assume that the person must be a racist BUT judging by SVCG’s incredibly unprofessional website and Chris Dewey’s aspiring career as a rapper, which is somehow even worse than the aforementioned website, I don’t think Chris is a racist. That being said, I do not think SVCG will be able to make a dent in a market ruled by PSA. There are more than enough MAGA in the hobby to justify a company like this but in the end, love wins over hate.

11 thoughts on “All Card Grading Services Are Created Equal, Except This One

  1. Waving the Confederate flag around and screaming about liberals is 100% proof of racism.

  2. That is kind of crazy. It would not be smart for anyone, even those who might be politically aligned with this company’s views, to send cards to be graded by them since any card enshrined in one of those holders would immediately lose most of its liquidity.

  3. Hello, My name is Christopher Dewey. I enjoyed the article as this country was meant to be the source of freedom, print and press and the right to pursue all endeavors should you want as long as they do not hurt anyone.
    First let me say that I am an independent. Michael Jordan is my hero and Jesus is my lord and savior. I was born in New York State and raised in the state of Georgia. I bet all of you feel patriotic when it comes to the American Flag; am I wrong! Why is it that our founding fathers are celebrated in such a way that makes them the shining example but rather when you speak about the confederacy General Lee himself owned 50 slaves whom he was willed by his Father in Law and eventually sought to them being free men. Red, White and Blue. Stars and Stripes. All But Adams up until Lincoln became President were slave owners. So with a little reading and understanding of how these things work you might understand that the confederate battle flag while itself may have meant a people who owned slaves. It was an African man whom fought in court to reposess his servant that went to work for a neighboring plantation and it was at that moment that slavery began when the courts gave this African man rights to the man for life. If you care to… look him up. In fact one of the largest slave ownwers (not named the man I just referenced) was from the Carolinas also a Black American. Washington owned 250 Plus Slaves as did Franklin, Jefferson and in total the numbers are in the thousands of owned slaves our Presidents kept. In fact after the confederate south lost or seceded the war the United States had Segregation, Jim Crow and a myriad of very very very racist times. Rodney King, George Floyd, MLK, Rosa Parks, Malcom X, Ray Charles, Hurricane Carter, the Drug Wars as a whole has been a war waged on the African Americans in our country. But you don’t mention any of that and I find that curious. See, I was asked to put a confederate flag as a label and I happily obliged. Why because that is what he/she believes in. This is the United States of America. One of the most racist places on earth and yet we together accept that those are the ways of old and move forward because a flag doesn’t dictate a society the people within it do. Thats why we still have our American Flag because even though this country was founded on the slayings of Natives and the use of Slaves we hope to represent better moving on. That flag doesn’t stand for hate, it stands for freedom. The Confederate flag is the same. If you can’t see that then you are the very blind and deaf to the past year you accuse me of. Noone is perfect but there are great traditions in every facet of our country.
    2nd. Liberals….. I will leave it as a quote from Ronald Reagan and I will leave it at that. For those who aren’t familiar with what liberalism is… be educated!
    “Not too long ago, two friends of mine were talking to a Cuban refugee, a businessman who had escaped from Castro, and in the midst of his story one of my friends turned to the other and said, “We don’t know how lucky we are.” And the Cuban stopped and said, “How lucky you are? I had someplace to escape to.” And in that sentence he told us the entire story. If we lose freedom here, there’s no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth.
    And this idea that government is beholden to the people, that it has no other source of power except the sovereign people, is still the newest and the most unique idea in all the long history of man’s relation to man.
    This is the issue of this election: Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capital can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves.
    You and I are told increasingly we have to choose between a left or right. Well I’d like to suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There’s only an up or down – [up] man’s old-aged dream, the ultimate in individual freedom consistent with law and order, or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism. And regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives, those who would trade our freedom for security have embarked on this downward course.
    In this vote-harvesting time, they use terms like the “Great Society,” or as we were told a few days ago by the President, we must accept a greater government activity in the affairs of the people. But they’ve been a little more explicit in the past and among themselves; and all of the things I now will quote have appeared in print. These are not Republican accusations. For example, they have voices that say, “The cold war will end through our acceptance of a not undemocratic socialism.” Another voice says, “The profit motive has become outmoded. It must be replaced by the incentives of the welfare state.” Or, “Our traditional system of individual freedom is incapable of solving the complex problems of the 20th century.” Senator Fullbright has said at Stanford University that the Constitution is outmoded. He referred to the President as “our moral teacher and our leader,” and he says he is “hobbled in his task by the restrictions of power imposed on him by this antiquated document.” He must “be freed,” so that he “can do for us” what he knows “is best.” And Senator Clark of Pennsylvania, another articulate spokesman, defines liberalism as “meeting the material needs of the masses through the full power of centralized government.” – Ronald Reagan
    “Senator Clark of Pennsylvania, another articulate spokesman, defines liberalism as “meeting the material needs of the masses through the full power of centralized government.”
    You damn right I can’t stand liberals… How can you? You think blacks being slaves is bad? How about this entire damn country.
    3rd We donate 10% of every dollar we make to the Saint Judes Childrens Hospital and grade Pat Tillman and Sean Taylor (a recent addition)Cards free of charge. We have our labels designed by any and all who want to. That’s part of being a part of a free society. What have you done lately?
    4th. Don’t be a coward and delete this. Take your ass whippin like a man. I’ve screenshotted it anyway. Have a nice day.
    Reference:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXBswFfh6AY Reagan’s Speech
    https://www.reaganlibrary.gov/reagans/ronald-reagan/time-choosing-speech-october-27-1964 (transcript)

  4. Hello, My name is Christopher Dewey. I enjoyed the article as this country was meant to be the source of freedom, print and press and the right to pursue all endeavors should you want as long as they do not hurt anyone.
    First let me say that I am an independent. Michael Jordan is my hero and Jesus is my lord and savior. I was born in New York State and raised in the state of Georgia. I bet all of you feel patriotic when it comes to the American Flag; am I wrong! Why is it that our founding fathers are celebrated in such a way that makes them the shining example but rather when you speak about the confederacy General Lee himself owned 50 slaves whom he was willed by his Father in Law and eventually sought to them being free men. Red, White and Blue. Stars and Stripes. All But Adams up until Lincoln became President were slave owners. So with a little reading and understanding of how these things work you might understand that the confederate battle flag while itself may have meant a people who owned slaves. It was an African man whom fought in court to reposess his servant that went to work for a neighboring plantation and it was at that moment that slavery began when the courts gave this African man rights to the man for life. If you care to… look him up. In fact one of the largest slave ownwers (not named the man I just referenced) was from the Carolinas also a Black American. Washington owned 250 Plus Slaves as did Franklin, Jefferson and in total the numbers are in the thousands of owned slaves our Presidents kept. In fact after the confederate south lost or seceded the war the United States had Segregation, Jim Crow and a myriad of very very very racist times. Rodney King, George Floyd, MLK, Rosa Parks, Malcom X, Ray Charles, Hurricane Carter, the Drug Wars as a whole has been a war waged on the African Americans in our country. But you don’t mention any of that and I find that curious. See, I was asked to put a confederate flag as a label and I happily obliged. Why because that is what he/she believes in. This is the United States of America. One of the most racist places on earth and yet we together accept that those are the ways of old and move forward because a flag doesn’t dictate a society the people within it do. Thats why we still have our American Flag because even though this country was founded on the slayings of Natives and the use of Slaves we hope to represent better moving on. That flag doesn’t stand for hate, it stands for freedom. The Confederate flag is the same. If you can’t see that then you are the very blind and deaf to the past year you accuse me of. Noone is perfect but there are great traditions in every facet of our country.
    2nd. Liberals….. I will leave it as a quote from Ronald Reagan and I will leave it at that. For those who aren’t familiar with what liberalism is… be educated!
    “Not too long ago, two friends of mine were talking to a Cuban refugee, a businessman who had escaped from Castro, and in the midst of his story one of my friends turned to the other and said, “We don’t know how lucky we are.” And the Cuban stopped and said, “How lucky you are? I had someplace to escape to.” And in that sentence he told us the entire story. If we lose freedom here, there’s no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth.
    And this idea that government is beholden to the people, that it has no other source of power except the sovereign people, is still the newest and the most unique idea in all the long history of man’s relation to man.
    This is the issue of this election: Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capital can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves.
    You and I are told increasingly we have to choose between a left or right. Well I’d like to suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There’s only an up or down – [up] man’s old-aged dream, the ultimate in individual freedom consistent with law and order, or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism. And regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives, those who would trade our freedom for security have embarked on this downward course.
    In this vote-harvesting time, they use terms like the “Great Society,” or as we were told a few days ago by the President, we must accept a greater government activity in the affairs of the people. But they’ve been a little more explicit in the past and among themselves; and all of the things I now will quote have appeared in print. These are not Republican accusations. For example, they have voices that say, “The cold war will end through our acceptance of a not undemocratic socialism.” Another voice says, “The profit motive has become outmoded. It must be replaced by the incentives of the welfare state.” Or, “Our traditional system of individual freedom is incapable of solving the complex problems of the 20th century.” Senator Fullbright has said at Stanford University that the Constitution is outmoded. He referred to the President as “our moral teacher and our leader,” and he says he is “hobbled in his task by the restrictions of power imposed on him by this antiquated document.” He must “be freed,” so that he “can do for us” what he knows “is best.” And Senator Clark of Pennsylvania, another articulate spokesman, defines liberalism as “meeting the material needs of the masses through the full power of centralized government.” – Ronald Reagan
    “Senator Clark of Pennsylvania, another articulate spokesman, defines liberalism as “meeting the material needs of the masses through the full power of centralized government.”
    You damn right I can’t stand liberals… How can you? You think blacks being slaves is bad? How about this entire damn country.
    3rd We donate 10% of every dollar we make to the Saint Judes Childrens Hospital and grade Pat Tillman and Sean Taylor (a recent addition)Cards free of charge. We have our labels designed by any and all who want to. That’s part of being a part of a free society. What have you done lately?
    4th. Don’t be a coward and delete this. Take your ass whippin like a man. I’ve screenshotted it anyway. Have a nice day.
    Reference:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXBswFfh6AY Reagan’s Speech
    https://www.reaganlibrary.gov/reagans/ronald-reagan/time-choosing-speech-october-27-1964 (transcript)

  5. Hello, My name is Christopher Dewey. I enjoyed the article as this country was meant to be the source of freedom, print and press and the right to pursue all endeavors should you want as long as they do not hurt anyone.
    First let me say that I am an independent. Michael Jordan is my hero and Jesus is my lord and savior. I was born in New York State and raised in the state of Georgia. I bet all of you feel patriotic when it comes to the American Flag; am I wrong! Why is it that our founding fathers are celebrated in such a way that makes them the shining example but rather when you speak about the confederacy General Lee himself owned 50 slaves whom he was willed by his Father in Law and eventually sought to them being free men. Red, White and Blue. Stars and Stripes. All But Adams up until Lincoln became President were slave owners. So with a little reading and understanding of how these things work you might understand that the confederate battle flag while itself may have meant a people who owned slaves. It was an African man whom fought in court to reposess his servant that went to work for a neighboring plantation and it was at that moment that slavery began when the courts gave this African man rights to the man for life. If you care to… look him up. In fact one of the largest slave ownwers (not named the man I just referenced) was from the Carolinas also a Black American. Washington owned 250 Plus Slaves as did Franklin, Jefferson and in total the numbers are in the thousands of owned slaves our Presidents kept. In fact after the confederate south lost or seceded the war the United States had Segregation, Jim Crow and a myriad of very very very racist times. Rodney King, George Floyd, MLK, Rosa Parks, Malcom X, Ray Charles, Hurricane Carter, the Drug Wars as a whole has been a war waged on the African Americans in our country. But you don’t mention any of that and I find that curious. See, I was asked to put a confederate flag as a label and I happily obliged. Why because that is what he/she believes in. This is the United States of America. One of the most racist places on earth and yet we together accept that those are the ways of old and move forward because a flag doesn’t dictate a society the people within it do. Thats why we still have our American Flag because even though this country was founded on the slayings of Natives and the use of Slaves we hope to represent better moving on. That flag doesn’t stand for hate, it stands for freedom. The Confederate flag is the same. If you can’t see that then you are the very blind and deaf to the past year you accuse me of. Noone is perfect but there are great traditions in every facet of our country.
    2nd. Liberals….. I will leave it as a quote from Ronald Reagan and I will leave it at that. For those who aren’t familiar with what liberalism is… be educated!
    “Not too long ago, two friends of mine were talking to a Cuban refugee, a businessman who had escaped from Castro, and in the midst of his story one of my friends turned to the other and said, “We don’t know how lucky we are.” And the Cuban stopped and said, “How lucky you are? I had someplace to escape to.” And in that sentence he told us the entire story. If we lose freedom here, there’s no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth.
    And this idea that government is beholden to the people, that it has no other source of power except the sovereign people, is still the newest and the most unique idea in all the long history of man’s relation to man.
    This is the issue of this election: Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capital can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves.
    You and I are told increasingly we have to choose between a left or right. Well I’d like to suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There’s only an up or down – [up] man’s old-aged dream, the ultimate in individual freedom consistent with law and order, or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism. And regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives, those who would trade our freedom for security have embarked on this downward course.
    In this vote-harvesting time, they use terms like the “Great Society,” or as we were told a few days ago by the President, we must accept a greater government activity in the affairs of the people. But they’ve been a little more explicit in the past and among themselves; and all of the things I now will quote have appeared in print. These are not Republican accusations. For example, they have voices that say, “The cold war will end through our acceptance of a not undemocratic socialism.” Another voice says, “The profit motive has become outmoded. It must be replaced by the incentives of the welfare state.” Or, “Our traditional system of individual freedom is incapable of solving the complex problems of the 20th century.” Senator Fullbright has said at Stanford University that the Constitution is outmoded. He referred to the President as “our moral teacher and our leader,” and he says he is “hobbled in his task by the restrictions of power imposed on him by this antiquated document.” He must “be freed,” so that he “can do for us” what he knows “is best.” And Senator Clark of Pennsylvania, another articulate spokesman, defines liberalism as “meeting the material needs of the masses through the full power of centralized government.” – Ronald Reagan
    “Senator Clark of Pennsylvania, another articulate spokesman, defines liberalism as “meeting the material needs of the masses through the full power of centralized government.”
    You damn right I can’t stand liberals… How can you? You think blacks being slaves is bad? How about this entire damn country.
    3rd We donate 10% of every dollar we make to the Saint Judes Childrens Hospital and grade Pat Tillman and Sean Taylor (a recent addition)Cards free of charge. We have our labels designed by any and all who want to. That’s part of being a part of a free society. What have you done lately?
    4th. Don’t be a coward and delete this. Take your ass whippin like a man. I’ve screenshotted it anyway. Have a nice day.
    Reference:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXBswFfh6AY Reagan’s Speech
    https://www.reaganlibrary.gov/reagans/ronald-reagan/time-choosing-speech-october-27-1964 (transcript)

  6. Allowing a customer to have a label he/she requested is on racism its honoring the idea that even though we might differ in opinion that you are still allowed to have your own opinion. For now anyway. I will not be the censorship that the liberal machine is. I will stand by the very constitution I believe in and our first priviledge…. wait…. our first reward….. no thats not it… our first conselation… thats not it…. it’s right on the tip of my tongue; First amendment to the bill of RIGHTS. You have no idea who I am sir. This narcisistic piece of opinionated junk writer doesn’t either. We do alot of good in our community. We have a write to our opinions thats why this country is so great. My opinion is this guy is an asshole. But thats okay. I’m sure he’s wonderful in real life. His job is to create content that gets attention. It would be nice if the content he wrote was the truth. But its not. I’m not a MAGA guy either. He’s wrong about that. My hip hop is actually well received. But thats not here or their. He has a picture of a guy who shot himself ansd did a mess load of cocaine and steroids. So I hold my judgement. God bless ya’ll and thank you for your opinions. Have a blessed rest of your day.

  7. Sir, what he fails to mention (on purpose) is that 1 slab had the confederate flag the rest… The American Flag. Every single one but maybe 3 or 4. Or the thousands we have donated to Saint Judes. He doesn’t message these because he is not a good man. At all. Sorry to bother you. If you pay for something you should get what you pay for. Unless its Pat Tillman we wont allow you to. Have a blessed day.

  8. It is. None of what he is pushing is true with the exception that I am not a racist. That part is true. Thats it. We are the only grading company that donates a whopping 10% of their profits to charity. The only one. I apologize to have bothered you as well.

  9. Again sir might I ad that the card mentioned is and was by request. We have a right in this country to believe what we want to believe. The minute we start delagating who can do what and what the value of someones pc is and the like is the day that we stop being a free society.

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