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Old 04-05-2018, 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by kailes2872 View Post
Is this something where the card was in a certain spot on the sheet and that caused most to be off centered?
I do think the location on the sheet has an impact, and I know there are those on the board who are experts on sheets, cutting, and the impact on the card.

But I think it's why some cards are tougher to get centered
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Old 04-13-2018, 05:55 PM
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In my experience, the Ford is extremely difficult to find decently centered. The only very nearly perfectly centered example I have seen in years was in PSA "Good" and went for about $70 on ebay. It is so rare with that centering that I was planning to bid, but suffered a computer malfunction just before I could initiate my snipe bid with 9 seconds left. Oh well!

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Old 04-13-2018, 07:25 PM
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I like the left-right centering on mine, but the top-bottom kept it out of an 8 holder.

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Old 04-13-2018, 07:43 PM
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I picked up this 4 the other day from PWCC.

I really wanted a 5 or 6 but this didn’t have distracting centering and can hold the spot to the time being
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Old 04-15-2018, 07:55 AM
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My favorite set of the 1950s.

I have been working on it for 10 years, but only 1 year in graded holders. I look for well centered cards as my first priority, then clarity of image, then grade, in that order. I will take a nice centered clear PSA 5 over an OC 7 or 8.

My observations agree with the above comments. Many, many cards on eBay and other venues have poor centering, roller marks on the front, wax stains on the backs, poor registration.

Competition for the better stuff is fierce, throw away the price guides.

Seems like I am endlessly upgrading.
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Old 04-17-2018, 07:55 PM
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Sorry to take this off topic (OC VS MC) but how does this card qualify as a MC?
It doesn't follow PSA's guidelines, imo, but I am not as educated as most on here. I assume it's the back and not the front?
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Old 04-17-2018, 10:11 PM
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The back of the card has a red sliver of the next card's name box on the left border. That's why it got MC designation. Although PSA spelled it wrong: 8 MC) instead of 8 (MC).
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