You might look at your photo editor settings to tone down the flaws to make them more representative of the actual card. I'd start with toying around with the sharpening setting, maybe tone it down just a tad, doesn't take much and play with your contrast setting but again in small increments. It's kinda of a balancing act to keep the pic as sharp as you can while getting the flaws in line with the actual card. You might also play around with your scanner settings, very slightly, to get the pic like you want it. To get the clutter/lint off the pics, keep your scanner bed clean. I dust mine off before every use. Also make sure there's no lint/dust etc on your card holder. Your scans look real nice though.
Really nice cards, and like the rest, they really look so much better in SGC holders.
It is refreshing to be around folks who realize a card can be nice and solid without being an "8". Don't get me wrong, who wouldn't like to have a collection of them? I know of collectors who have a lot more $$ than I ever will who won't even look at a card that is EX 5. I will never have the $$ to do that. I really enjoy what I am able to get. I like looking at the stuff you guys put up. I have seen some really nice stuff from you.
This is pretty much me to a T. I light up when I'm cruising Ebay and see a card from the 50's that obviously spent time in the spokes of some kids bicycle. I get the card I want, and don't have to break the bank to do it. I do appreciate the finer quality cards, I just get the same satisfaction from my 54 Aaron that someone with a NM version would.
Always looking for poor grade 1954 Topps to finish my set.
I wanted to comment on the hi-def scans and they do really bring out the issues more so then holding the card in your hand, one thing to remember is that's how the graders are looking at your cards and why I think a lot of people are disappointed with the grades they get back, esp first time submitters. They might look great in hard but grading is more about identifying flaw even tiny ones more so than judging the strengths of a card.