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#1977621 - 03/04/08 04:45 PM Help me choose which one
bbo
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Just got my cards in. I need to make a choice from each of the four pairs below. In each case, the newly graded card is on the left. When I bought them raw, I thought they would be upgrades to my Registry Set, but am a little disappointed in the grade. Which ones would you choose to keep and why?

Boyer

Arias

Throneberry

Miranda


I might add that I'm partial to sharp corners over centering. Also sharp focus/register, combined with deep, rich colors make me very happy. But these are tough calls for me. Undoubtedly, I'll keep looking for upgrades, but what do I do with these?


Edited by bbo (03/04/08 04:52 PM)
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#1977622 - 03/04/08 05:10 PM Re: Help me choose which one [Re: bbo]
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in my opinion...
right
right
right
left
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#1977623 - 03/04/08 05:10 PM Re: Help me choose which one [Re: bbo]
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Okay, I'll play!

I like the Boyer on the right. Even though the centering and corners are better on the left one, the color really pops on the other - and the white is shockingly white.

I like the Arias on the right for the same reason -the color. But I don't like the centering on the left one, and I'm very partial to well-centered '59 Topps - especially red ones.

I like the Throneberry on the right because I don't like the tilt on the left one.

And I like the Miranda on the left, unless that's a scuff mark and not a scanner artifact inside the right border of the card. If it's a scuff, I'll take the one on the right.

Man, it's tough to find decent upgrades when you actually care how the cards look, isn't it?

-Al

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#1977624 - 03/04/08 05:46 PM Re: Help me choose which one [Re: Novocent]
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Left
Right
Right
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#1977627 - 03/04/08 09:48 PM Re: Help me choose which one [Re: mattbojo]
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L
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#1977637 - 03/05/08 05:45 PM Re: Help me choose which one [Re: SMtJoy]
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#1977639 - 03/05/08 05:50 PM Re: Help me choose which one [Re: mealeworm]
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L - Centering
R - Color
R - No diamond cut.
R - No print marks.
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#1977642 - 03/05/08 07:22 PM Re: Help me choose which one [Re: FYS]
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l
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#1977647 - 03/06/08 08:17 AM Re: Help me choose which one [Re: meatheadjerry]
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Boyer -- LEFT due to centering
Arias -- RIGHT cleaner image and better T/B centering. R/L centering is a toss-up
Throneberry -- RIGHT, I don't like the tilt on the other card
Miranda -- RIGHT, I don't like the print schmutz on the other card

Wait a minute, I can't agree with FYS.... \:o

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#1977649 - 03/06/08 11:44 AM Re: Help me choose which one [Re: srs1a]
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I'd go:

Boyer - Right one due to color but the print circle above the "t"
in Cletis bothers me. The edges and corners look nicer too.

Arias - Right one due to color and centering

Throneberry - Right one due to color and centering and the left
has print circles on it.

Miranda - Right one. Don't like the print smudge on the left one.
Also, the yellow is bangin' on the right one and corners look
stellar. Looks like an 86 to me! \:\)

aconte
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#1977650 - 03/06/08 11:52 AM Re: Help me choose which one [Re: srs1a]
bbo
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Polls are now closed. Nearly 48 hours is enough time and everyone's input is appreciated. Seems clear for Arias & Throneberry (unanimous thus far) and fairly clear for Boyer, a little less so for Miranda.

Thanks again to all who participated. For those who viewed but didn't vote, well, a pox upon all your flocks and herds.

I've decided to go with the majority: L-R-R-L. Any offers of interest on the ones remaining on the table? I have these extras and can post scans if anyone is interested.

219-Zuverink (84) 25/75 to 20/80 t/b, 30/70 to 35/65 l/r
251-Boyer (84) see scan above right
274-Kindall (84) dead-centered w/one corner bump
330-Triandos (84) 50/50 s/s by 75/25 t/b
335-Temple (84) 50/50 w/print smudge top border
347-Buhl (SGC 80)
359-White RC (80)
387-Drysdale (84)
472-Freese (86) 50/50 t/b by 25/75 l/r
525-Coates (84) 50/50 t/b by 75/25 l/r
534-Throneberry (80) see scan above left
537-Arias (84) see scan above left
540-Miranda (84) see scan above right
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#1977660 - 03/06/08 07:44 PM Re: Help me choose which one [Re: aconte]
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I go with centering over corners. Bad centering is more obvious and detracts from the eye appeal far more than any hint on a corner.
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#1977661 - 03/06/08 08:21 PM Re: Help me choose which one [Re: BigRedOne]
bbo
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 Originally Posted By: BigRedOne
I go with centering over corners. Bad centering is more obvious and detracts from the eye appeal far more than any hint on a corner.


I like my cards just like I like my women...a little off-centered is OK, as long as they don't show any signs of handling and abuse.

I guess we can swap rejects and both of us will be happy?
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