For $2 I would expect a padded envelope. Negative w/o question.
The grade isn't always about the end result, but of the process. If a guy ships like that all the time and gets lucky (no loss or damage most of the time), he still needs improvement in that department, regardless of whether or not the item YOU bought got damaged. People tend to be lenient if the seller makes it right, which is fine I guess. However, the next item that gets damaged might not be replaceable and the seller may eventually figure it's not his problem and change his tune.
Nope, do it right or pay the price! It's just not that hard to do. Lazy, cheap, whatever the reason, these below average shippers need to correct their problems!
Had a smiliar problem with another eBay seller......Luckly the guy insured the card and I got a refund from the PO...it was 2008 ud heroes carcoal auto/patch serial #25 of Ken Griffey Jr. ......it was for my contests and the plastic loader was crushed and it damaged the card.... Mailed in a bubble envelope with a deliver confirmation on it....However, he forgot to write.....DO NOT BEND or NO MACHINE....so it was run thru the machine and it was crushed......Only 24 now!! Best regards, David