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#2013667 - 12/15/12 07:21 PM hypothetical
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Ok, fellas, help me with this hypothetical situation. You are building a 53 Topps set. You have 2 choices of the same card. Card A is a bit soft on the corners and centered fairly well with minimal chipping on the bottom red border. Maybe a slight loss of gloss. Card B has four pretty Sharp corners with minimal wear. The centering isn't as good as Card A's...it is off a little top to bottom....maybe 75/25 or 70/30. Card B has really nice gloss and virtually no chipping on the bottom red border. The only real issue with this card is a small bend in the upper right hand corner that does not go through to the back.

Which one do you choose?

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#2013668 - 12/15/12 07:31 PM Re: hypothetical [Re: vintagebaseball]
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I not as big on centering as some of the men on here but do like the cards presentation and the second card would probably fit to my liking better. This is especially true with there being little to no chipping quite possibly telling me the card wasn't handled that much. Also with the strong corners its just seems to look good in the holder. Just my opinion for what its worth brother.
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#2013669 - 12/15/12 07:32 PM Re: hypothetical [Re: vintagebaseball]
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I behold more beauty in card A.
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#2013670 - 12/15/12 07:36 PM Re: hypothetical [Re: brick]
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I might add that the bend I detect in Card B is hard to detect. I have to be holding the card at a certain angle to see it. I cannot feel it when I run my finger over it.
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#2013671 - 12/15/12 07:36 PM Re: hypothetical [Re: brick]
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I agree with ya Ralph. Thats the beauty of this hobby. There is a card to everyones liking.
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#2013672 - 12/15/12 07:49 PM Re: hypothetical [Re: Blackie]
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Card A



Edited by vintagebaseball (12/15/12 07:56 PM)

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#2013673 - 12/15/12 07:50 PM Re: hypothetical [Re: vintagebaseball]
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Card B

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#2013674 - 12/15/12 07:51 PM Re: hypothetical [Re: vintagebaseball]
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The little black dots on top of Card B is dust. You can't see the little bend in the white border in the upper right. Now what do you think?
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#2013675 - 12/15/12 07:54 PM Re: hypothetical [Re: vintagebaseball]
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Still like card B best
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#2013676 - 12/15/12 07:58 PM Re: hypothetical [Re: Blackie]
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I REALLY need to clean my scanner bed!!
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