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Offline Brian Mc

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Re: This Week in Your Collection
« Reply #1435 on: June 16, 2019, 06:22:50 AM »
Filled the last empty spot in my Series 13 set!



Now I just have to upgrade some 7s.

Keep pushin'!  :great:
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Offline vahsurfer

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Re: This Week in Your Collection
« Reply #1436 on: June 16, 2019, 08:46:00 AM »
BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Offline NationalSpittoon

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Re: This Week in Your Collection
« Reply #1437 on: June 17, 2019, 05:41:12 AM »
Filled the last empty spot in my Series 13 set!



Now I just have to upgrade some 7s.

Cool.

Offline Paul_Maul

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Re: This Week in Your Collection
« Reply #1438 on: June 24, 2019, 01:20:44 PM »
Nice example of a fairly tough title...


Offline NationalSpittoon

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Re: This Week in Your Collection
« Reply #1439 on: June 24, 2019, 01:26:45 PM »
Nice example of a fairly tough title...

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I would say it's a fine copy, but that would be incorrect... Isn't "fine" given to PSA 2 or 3 cards?

Offline Paul_Maul

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« Reply #1440 on: June 24, 2019, 01:30:00 PM »
I would say it's a fine copy, but that would be incorrect... Isn't "fine" given to PSA 2 or 3 cards?

ďFineĒ is only used in comic book grading these days, for a CGC grade of 6.0. PSA uses EX or EX/MT for comparable card grades.

Offline RawGoo

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Re: This Week in Your Collection
« Reply #1441 on: June 24, 2019, 03:13:52 PM »
That's a nice one!

Offline jleonard1967

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Re: This Week in Your Collection
« Reply #1442 on: June 24, 2019, 09:39:19 PM »
Nice example of a fairly tough title...

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I agree this one is hard to get.  I have this one in that grade.  A harder one that I desperately need is Stickers.  That card has eluded me for close to 3 yrs.  I am still looking for a PSA 8 or better

Offline RawGoo

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Re: This Week in Your Collection
« Reply #1443 on: June 27, 2019, 05:25:32 AM »
Here are a few Wacky Ads I picked up recently.









I absolutely HATE that PSA doesn't pick one landscape orientation and stick with it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  That why I've passed on puzzle pieces - some of those are even portrait orientation and they encapsulate them upside down!

On a different topic, how do these scans look?  I tried something different this time.
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Offline NationalSpittoon

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Re: This Week in Your Collection
« Reply #1444 on: June 27, 2019, 06:09:58 AM »
Here are a few Wacky Ads I picked up recently.

I absolutely HATE that PSA doesn't pick one landscape orientation and stick with it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  That why I've passed on puzzle pieces - some of those are even portrait orientation and they encapsulate them upside down!

On a different topic, how do these scans look?  I tried something different this time.

Looks good (scans), and nice ads!

Offline Paul_Maul

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Re: This Week in Your Collection
« Reply #1445 on: June 27, 2019, 06:27:24 AM »

I absolutely HATE that PSA doesn't pick one landscape orientation and stick with it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  That why I've passed on puzzle pieces - some of those are even portrait orientation and they encapsulate them upside down!

Preach! Iíve considered sending all the puzzle pieces I have that are mis-oriented for reholdering. It would bother me to have to pay for that, but beyond that, Iím not confident they will understand what I mean and do it right. I can see them being reholdered the same wrong way!

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Re: This Week in Your Collection
« Reply #1446 on: June 27, 2019, 07:55:10 AM »
Preach! Iíve considered sending all the puzzle pieces I have that are mis-oriented for reholdering. It would bother me to have to pay for that, but beyond that, Iím not confident they will understand what I mean and do it right. I can see them being reholdered the same wrong way!

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F221202690359

Sorry for the huge link, did it on my phone... but,  :]

Offline Paul_Maul

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« Reply #1447 on: June 27, 2019, 08:23:14 AM »
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F221202690359

Sorry for the huge link, did it on my phone... but,  :]

Yeah. I never buy ones like this but unfortunately several have come back this way in my submissions. Usually only landscape ones, this one is really stupid.

Offline RawGoo

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« Reply #1448 on: June 27, 2019, 03:17:35 PM »
Looks good (scans), and nice ads!

Thanks!  I will be getting some more Ads tonight :)

I bought 6mm foam and cut out a spot for the Ad, placed the Ad in the opening, and put another sheet of the foam behind it, instead of closing the scanner lid.  I think it helped, at least a little bit.

Offline Jean Nutty

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« Reply #1449 on: June 27, 2019, 03:27:17 PM »
I've compared  results of an ordinary HP scanner I use to my fairly crappy older droid phone camera and the camera results in a better image. Of course there are downsides, like if I want images of 10 things I have to take 10 photos (or more like 25 and select the best). I assume PSA cases have a reflection issue which maybe scanning eliminates.... everything in life is compromise, yeah?

Re: This Week in Your Collection
« Reply #1450 on: June 27, 2019, 03:39:40 PM »
On a different topic, how do these scans look?  I tried something different this time.
all are brighter/more vibrant than the previous scan, but all the text is still blurry, as the card is offset from the focal plane by the slab.
I think most scanners have a very shallow focal depth though, so not much to do other than to crack them open.

Offline Paul_Maul

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Re: This Week in Your Collection
« Reply #1451 on: June 27, 2019, 05:02:23 PM »
I've compared  results of an ordinary HP scanner I use to my fairly crappy older droid phone camera and the camera results in a better image. Of course there are downsides, like if I want images of 10 things I have to take 10 photos (or more like 25 and select the best). I assume PSA cases have a reflection issue which maybe scanning eliminates.... everything in life is compromise, yeah?

Yes, Iíve become obsessed with figuring out how to take good iPhone pics of cards. First thing that is a must is natural light on a cloudy day. That seems to minimize reflections. It certainly takes patience but the results seem pretty good most of the time.


Offline Jean Nutty

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Re: This Week in Your Collection
« Reply #1452 on: June 28, 2019, 10:53:36 AM »

Yes, Iíve become obsessed with figuring out how to take good iPhone pics of cards. First thing that is a must is natural light on a cloudy day. That seems to minimize reflections. It certainly takes patience but the results seem pretty good most of the time.

I've noticed your images, like this one, are crystal clear. Do you take the photo next to a window to use the natural light, or do you go outside? In trying various indoor lighting types and configurations, I've found I get better results with several distant lamps in different areas around (and away) from the object, instead of one light source. That minimizes both shadows and reflections. I needed to capture some year book images for a high school reunion recently, and taking pictures of the pictures gave me much better quality than scanning. It was a huge difference.

Offline Paul_Maul

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Re: This Week in Your Collection
« Reply #1453 on: June 28, 2019, 04:33:41 PM »
What I do is turn off all artificial light sources and open two windows. But if it is a sunny day there is way too much reflection. It needs to be kind of overcast. For some reason artificial light seems to make it look grainier. It also depends on what the image is like. If there is a large dark area the reflections are a lot more noticeable.

Offline RawGoo

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« Reply #1454 on: June 29, 2019, 02:09:09 AM »
What I do is turn off all artificial light sources and open two windows. But if it is a sunny day there is way too much reflection. It needs to be kind of overcast. For some reason artificial light seems to make it look grainier. It also depends on what the image is like. If there is a large dark area the reflections are a lot more noticeable.

Your pics are always fantastic!

Offline Paul_Maul

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Re: This Week in Your Collection
« Reply #1455 on: July 11, 2019, 04:34:00 PM »
Waited Probstein out for three months until this card finally came down to a semi-reasonable price...


Offline NationalSpittoon

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Re: This Week in Your Collection
« Reply #1456 on: July 12, 2019, 05:05:24 AM »
Awesome. A lot of gems have come for sale, or have been put on discount recently.

Offline Paul_Maul

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Re: This Week in Your Collection
« Reply #1457 on: July 12, 2019, 08:27:33 AM »
The more I think about it Iím very surprised there isnít a basic Die Cut set on the PSA registry that would include the 44 images with any number. Then the master set would contain all 56 including the numbers variations. That would be consistent with the way other sets with variations are handled. The only consistent thing about the set registry is its inconsistency.

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Re: This Week in Your Collection
« Reply #1458 on: July 13, 2019, 04:43:46 AM »
Good point. They also need to put the OS in checklist order. It kills me.

 

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