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Old 07-31-2016, 09:03 AM
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Default Is 1/16" short too short?

I just got a 1968 Johnny Bench RC, but once in hand it measures 1/16" too short top to bottom. Is there any chance it could have been cut that short originally or is it definitely a trim job? I looked closely at the edges under light and a magnifier, and they all appear the same color. So, just wondering if being THAT short is a no brainer sign, or if it's worth taking to the national to have one of the grading companies check it out…

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Old 07-31-2016, 09:48 AM
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FWIW, PSA is being extremely tough with slight factory cut short measurements aka MINISIZERQ.
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Old 08-01-2016, 08:06 PM
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Appreciate the reply... Honestly can't say I'm opposed to that! I guess I'll just take it and see what they think!
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Old 08-02-2016, 06:53 AM
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A grading company should be able to tell a factory wire cut with a razor blade or other modern cut.

Take another similar condition common and cut one side with a razor blade and look at it with a 10x loop or magnifying glass to see the difference. Cut another side with scissors and check it out with the loop.

Helps you to have a little better idea if the submission fee is worth it...

1/16" is a lot though, seems like the cards are 1/16" long more times than short...

Just one amateur opinion...
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Old 08-02-2016, 04:41 PM
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If the card has not been trimmed and was cut short by up to 1/16th of an inch both PSA and SGC will assign a numerical grade. However as one person alluded to, PSA has been impossible lately in following their own guidelines.
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Old 08-03-2016, 08:45 AM
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Yeah, I was thinking 1/16" was really pushing it whether it was trimmed or not. Say I don't even want to have it graded, but just want to tell if it's trimmed or not, can they tell me on site or do I have to send it away??
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