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Wacky Packages Discussion => General Wacky Packages Discussion => Original Series => Topic started by: Yubum on May 16, 2020, 07:53:16 AM

Title: Wacky Backs
Post by: Yubum on May 16, 2020, 07:53:16 AM
I notice many of the eBay auctions don't show the backs of original series stickers. How much of an effect on the grade does a clean/unclean back have? I believe PSA deducts two grade points for a gum stain. How about marks? Foxing?
Title: Re: Wacky Backs
Post by: Paul_Maul on May 16, 2020, 08:25:57 AM
Foxing might get a ST qualifier. A little stray dirt is often ignored, actual marks from a pen might get a MK qualifier.
Title: Re: Wacky Backs
Post by: Paul_Maul on May 16, 2020, 08:29:37 AM
One time I opened a 15th series wax box that had the white backs against the pack seal, so that all of the cards that were on the back of a pack had varying degrees of wax staining. Some were barely noticeable, others very noticeable. I started including a few in submissions to test the waters, starting with the least noticeable. Several got straight 9s. As the stains got more noticeable, several started getting 5s and 6s. I had requested no qualifiers, they otherwise would have gotten 8 or 9 (ST).

So a lot of it is the judgment of the grader as to how severe a defect is.
Title: Re: Wacky Backs
Post by: Yubum on May 16, 2020, 08:47:39 AM
Foxing might get a ST qualifier. A little stray dirt is often ignored, actual marks from a pen might get a MK qualifier.

What about backs (not sure how to describe them and haven't figured out yet how to add an attachment/image) where the die cut from the front actually shows like a dust shadow through the back. I'm guessing with the all white surface, clean backs are a lot harder to find on wackys than other non-sports card with text/artwork on the reverse.

Title: Re: Wacky Backs
Post by: Paul_Maul on May 16, 2020, 09:39:53 AM
I think I know what you mean, and I donít think PSA would consistently penalize stuff like that.