Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles will host Charles Stabile, Northeast Regional Sales Manager from Beckett Grading Services, in the store from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. The store is located at 794 French Road, Cheektowaga.

Beckett Grading Services provides collectors with the most thorough, consistent and accurate grading efforts available in the industry. BGS-graded cards will be returned in a unique, protective cardholder. Beckett uses an easy-to-understand one- to 10-point grading scale to rate sports cards, which are graded on four key categories: Centering, corners, edges and surface. Grades from each of these key categories will be considered in determining your card’s final overall grade. Beckett also grades non-sports cards, magazines, pocket schedules and gaming cards.

Prices are: 30-day service with sub grades (modern cards) $15, and 30-day service without sub grades (all cards) $8. For every 10 items submitted for grading, customers will be entered into a contest to win an autographed 8×10 photo of Patrick Kane, an autographed 8×10 photo of Bill Polian or a $20 Bases Loaded gift certificate.

For more information, please call Bases Loaded at 656-0066 or email jeff@basesny.com. You can also follow Bases Loaded on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Bases-Loaded-Sports-Collectibles/247591781924767 for frequent updates.