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Old 11-12-2020, 04:37 PM
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Default 1953 Bowman Spahn ex-mint on eBay

I need to upgrade my Spahn and I saw this one for 119.00. It looks nice but I am wondering about the brightness of the reverse. Could this have been washed? The seller is baw58 and this question isn't meant to have any reflection on him.
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Old 11-12-2020, 04:44 PM
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Default Spahn

You didn't post a link, but I think you are talking about this card:

I see what you mean. Some of my 53 Bowmans have a white card stock on the front. However, the backs still seem to have the tan-ish hue. This one not only looks really white but inconsistent like on this card.

I would pass and find a different example.

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Old 11-12-2020, 05:56 PM
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Some non-nefarious people use photoshop to quickly brighten up their images. There are tools that instantly turn off-white areas into snow white areas. Not a fan of it, but it is a reality. If you are worried about it being a legitimate card, ask the seller to take and send you a couple of quick, unretouched cell phone pics in 'normal' lighting of the front and back. If the same issues are prevalent, then you'll have a decision to make.
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Old 11-12-2020, 06:20 PM
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When I originally viewed the card, the photos that were posted on eBay didn't illustrate the bottom corners well. I asked him if he could send me close ups and instead he posted them on the listing for all to see. In the brief communication I had with the seller he was amiable. I might ask him to send me another shot of the reverse and ask how it ended up so light.
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Old 11-13-2020, 11:44 AM
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I scan a lot and often get very bright light areas. I think the Spahn is fine.
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Old 11-13-2020, 01:16 PM
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Thank you, Chris. i remember your expertise from when we used to attend the meetings in Fountain Valley.
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