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#2013362 - 12/06/12 01:32 PM Guess the Grade and help me decide
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Guess the grade on these two cards and if you so desire, select which one, regardless of grade, would be best in a Registry Set.

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That's a piece of lint on the far right border on the second card, trapped inside the slab.
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#2013365 - 12/06/12 01:59 PM Re: Guess the Grade and help me decide [Re: bbo]
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The top one 88
Bottom one 88

Like top one better


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#2013367 - 12/06/12 02:37 PM Re: Guess the Grade and help me decide [Re: bbo]
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I dunno about a grade, but I like the bottom card better. Better centering. Therefore the bottom one would be better for the registry, IMHO. Drop the resolution just a bit and I could judge better. So, take the top one and send me the bottom one...for Christmas. That's one of my favorite 59 cards along with the Mays/Ashburn card.
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#2013368 - 12/06/12 03:00 PM Re: Guess the Grade and help me decide [Re: trex]
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Both nice. I prefer the one on the bottom.
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#2013369 - 12/06/12 03:10 PM Re: Guess the Grade and help me decide [Re: brick]
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I like the top, better color.
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#2013370 - 12/06/12 04:05 PM Re: Guess the Grade and help me decide [Re: KRB]
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Like the bottom best to. Cause of the centering as stated before. Card could be a 92 IMO
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#2013372 - 12/06/12 06:04 PM Re: Guess the Grade and help me decide [Re: 33rdStreet]
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Corners appear better on top one. That's an 88 and the bottom is 84.
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#2013375 - 12/06/12 06:24 PM Re: Guess the Grade and help me decide [Re: brewing]
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I like it on top better than the bottom \:\)
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#2013376 - 12/06/12 06:30 PM Re: Guess the Grade and help me decide [Re: bbo]
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The top card has slightly better focus/register and the bottom card has slightly better centering. Both are in SGC slabs. The top card was graded way back when there was no single digit grade, just a double digit. The bottom card was graded much more recently. I like them both. A lot. So, trex, neither of them will be in your Christmas stocking. (I hear it told you're in for a bundle of sticks and a lump of coal again this year.)

I'll post scans tomorrow morning to reveal the grades.

At least one person has correctly graded at least one card, but no one has both correct.
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#2013377 - 12/06/12 06:57 PM Re: Guess the Grade and help me decide [Re: bbo]
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I'm sorry, I can't remember what was said, could you repeat that. Too much living in the past.
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#2013382 - 12/06/12 09:03 PM Re: Guess the Grade and help me decide [Re: trex]
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Both very nice cards, I prefer the top one as the red just jumps out at me
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#2013384 - 12/07/12 03:24 AM Re: Guess the Grade and help me decide [Re: bbo]
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#2013385 - 12/07/12 03:30 AM Re: Guess the Grade and help me decide [Re: bbo]
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Posted to show that centering is not the "end-all to be-all" in sportscard collecting. Both KRB and SMtJoy correctly point out the coloring advantage the 88 has over the 92. When coupled with the slight focus/register improvement of the 88 over the 92, those features outdistance the centering advantage of the 92, the corners being virtually identical.

To the untrained eye or casual observer, either card is fine for the grade and a half-grade difference is merely a distinction without a significant difference in this case. The cards could be switched in the two holders and few would gripe about it.

Interesting that those who voted, it was 3-3 with just the raw scans to view.
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#2013386 - 12/07/12 04:16 AM Re: Guess the Grade and help me decide [Re: bbo]
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I was somewhat conflicted when looking at these (for all of the points previously mentioned) but in the end I thought that I would have preferred the centering......
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#2013388 - 12/07/12 12:45 PM Re: Guess the Grade and help me decide [Re: bbo]
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Late to answer but I would have said the top one too for all
the reasons mentioned. Nice cards bbo.

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#2013402 - 12/08/12 08:20 AM Re: Guess the Grade and help me decide [Re: aconte]
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Both have acceptable centering. So the centering debate just ain't here on these two cards.

That being said, I don't see a big enough difference in the color/registration to make me not want to go with the slightly better centered 92.

Centering will always rule out for me on cards that are that close.

Then again you guys already knew that! LOL


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#2013404 - 12/08/12 10:47 AM Re: Guess the Grade and help me decide [Re: bbo]
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I like it better on top!
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#2013497 - 12/10/12 07:52 PM Re: Guess the Grade and help me decide [Re: cammb]
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Still torn as to which one to keep, so I'll offer either one (not both) for sale. I'll keep the one that remains.

I'll part with the 88 for $65, delivered. I'll surrender the 92 for $99.
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#2013501 - 12/11/12 02:51 AM Re: Guess the Grade and help me decide [Re: bbo]
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Unfortunately I don't do Baseball. But if I did I would be all over one of these!

I can't say for sure that I wouldn't save the 30 bucks and go for the 88.

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