I put this on the U-grade FAQ thread initially but in retrospect this thread is probably more appropriate...
Before I get into this I'd like to mention that I will not be sending this figure in to be u-graded; it just doesn't seem right to open a MOC after all these years - this beater is going to stay a beater!
To my way of thinking, if you're looking for an uncirculated figure there can be no better than a MOC since it has been touched by precisely no-one since it was factory sealed, unlike a UKG or AFE u-graded figure which will have to have been handled by at least one person (but quite conceivably more) during the u-grade process.
I assume that the whole u-grading culture is financially driven so, for illustrative purposes and just because I am just curious, what sort of premium would this figure attract if it were to be sent for u-grading?
The card is a bit bashed, the bubble is attached all the way round; it's clear, pliable and unbroken but sadly resembles a 'splat'. The figure of course is minty.