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#2015329 - 01/28/13 05:46 PM Re: Question about How Cards are Graded [Re: Blackie]
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How's this. my E-102 Otto Knabe. I know, not great, but I bought it back in the 80's when I was a teen and still one of my favorites.

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#2015330 - 01/28/13 05:49 PM Re: Question about How Cards are Graded [Re: Blackie]
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THANKS SO MUCH BLACKIE & TREX!!!!!!!!!! I think i got it now!!! Thanks for your patience!!

Hey, i am going to post a scan of the Michael Jordan I asked in an earlier thread if I should send it in. I will post it in that thread. However, I got too thinking. THe entire set is the exact shape as the Jordan, so maybe i should grade the entire set? I think it would probably rate pretty high. See the Jordan scan and let me know.

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#2015331 - 01/28/13 05:55 PM Re: Question about How Cards are Graded [Re: Blackie]
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K-Nole. Here's about the best I can do with your scan. Need to work on your software settings, then photoshop/photoedit it, then go to Photobucket or whatever program you want to use to upload it to the board. This isn't bad, but the scan is way out of focus, nothing I can do with that. That all comes from your scan and the settings.

Play around with it you'll get it.

Here's something close to what it should look like:

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#2015332 - 01/28/13 06:04 PM Re: Question about How Cards are Graded [Re: trex]
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Jims the subject matter expert on scanning. He has helped me alot though im not too smart and aint figured most of it out.
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#2015335 - 01/28/13 06:11 PM Re: Question about How Cards are Graded [Re: Blackie]
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well i have learned a LOT tonight. Also, lloks like when I scan, i need to take the card out of the plastic cause the Jordan scan I did looks "faded" and the "scratch" in the middle, is actually on the penny sleeve, not the card.

Oh well, I think I'll get it.

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#2015341 - 01/28/13 06:40 PM Re: Question about How Cards are Graded [Re: Blackie]
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 Originally Posted By: Blackie
Jims the subject matter expert on scanning. He has helped me alot though im not too smart and aint figured most of it out.


Hahaha. Actually, no. John, "bigredone" is the scanning expert, as well as on other items. No way I can touch his scans. He has something figured out that I haven't yet. But, he's free with advice and that's who I learned from, he's a darn good instructor. And an even better person.
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#2015342 - 01/28/13 06:51 PM Re: Question about How Cards are Graded [Re: trex]
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+1 for John!!!
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#2015349 - 01/28/13 09:20 PM Re: Question about How Cards are Graded [Re: Blackie]
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Thats an awesome Knabe, E102's are a super tough set, that card would look great graded! That's the type of card in my wheelhouse, love low grade presentable vintage!

Nice work on the scans guys, always love to see more cards posted as that's why we are here!

Heres my only E102, very happy to have it-

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#2015352 - 01/29/13 03:55 AM Re: Question about How Cards are Graded [Re: SMtJoy]
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SMTjoy Nice Matthewson! And a nice scan as well! Job well done!


K-Nole

Wow! you didn't waste no time getting a scanner!
May I ask what kind of scanner you got?

You seem to even pick up the scanning process pretty quickly.

Like Jim and Rob said keep playing around to find the settings that work best for you.

I think you will find that being able to scan and post your cards will open up a whole new world of card collecting. It can also become very addicting, but its a lot of fun as well.

Jim, your to kind with your words.

If it helps ya any K-Nole here is what I do. Its really not that hard.

#1 KEEP YOUR SCANNER BED CLEAN. Very Important.

#2 Scan at 300 to 350 DPI (I do 300 its faster)

#3 Open your scan in your scanning software or other Photo editor (Paintshop Pro, Photoshop, etc)
Im using old software from a Cannon Scanner to edit with.

#4 Crop your scanned card.

#5 Click "view actual size" (it should be a pretty big pic. (Very important to be viewing at "actual size")

#6 click "Imagine Size" or "Edit Image Size" and reduce to 400-500 dpi. I usually do 400 If you start getty to much bigger the card becomes to big to see in it's entirity on the message boards.

#7 You can "sharpen" just a bit or play with other settings. Don't over do it trying to adjust color and all that stuff. Usually a light sharpen is all that is needed.

#8 Save your image to a folder in "My Pictures"

#9 Don't forget to "delete" the original scan in order to save hard drive space.

#10 Upload your scan to your Photobucket account.

#11 Post many photos of your cards here on the boards for all to enjoy!


Here is a card I did using the setting described above.


John


Edited by BigRedOne (01/29/13 04:02 AM)
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#2015357 - 01/29/13 05:23 AM Re: Question about How Cards are Graded [Re: BigRedOne]
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GREAT! Thanks John!

BTW, I expect those 72's to come in today-Thursday. after that, I will get you my want list of the 72's, to go along with the 70's and the 71 Pearson you have pulled for me.

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