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Old 02-23-2021, 06:26 PM
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Default Fun With Soaking...

I took a couple of doubles of cards I had upgraded and out of boredom the other night I took the tutorial from here on net54 and soaked a few for fun. Thought I would share a couple of before and afters. I soaked a 55, 60 (sucked), 61 (so-so), 62 (not bad), 3 63 Fleers (um, wow), and a 63 Topps (meh).

Here is the 55, a nice creased Moose -



After a nice bath...wow. I'm sure a crease with chipping would have been different, this was more of a big wrinkle...but it came out amazing.




Here is a nice 63 Maury Wills with a solid crease to the bottom right corner -



Here it is "doctored" lol -






I also did a Jim Kaat and Ken Boyer in the 63 Fleers...wow...they certianly look the best for whatever reason. Turned VG cards into EX. I did notice the "smell" changed a bit, smelled cleaner (for all you card sniffers for authenticity, of which I am one). But after proper pressing very hard to tell.

I really don't care about the ethics of this personally as these are cards that were replaced in my PC, I am not a seller/dealer...and wouldn't trade or sell a card I knowingly soaked without calling it out...but certainly is fun to do when bored. My 63 Fleer set is EX+ with no creases (especially after I replaced those cards, lol), but dang, if I did have a creased card I certainly would be dropping it in the water!

Thought I would share...
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Old 02-23-2021, 06:34 PM
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Now try to send to PSA to see if they able to catch it.
It's call preservation right? Haha
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Old 02-23-2021, 06:38 PM
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Ha...I was thinking about turning in my resume' to PWCC...




For the record, I currently don't own a PSA graded card (a few SGC's...) but do have over a hundred tags in a jar...
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1963 Fleer Complete
1960's Topps Total - 5751/6000 = 96%
1960, 1961, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969 - 1990 Topps Complete
1967 Topps 580/609 95%
1964 Topps 586/598 98%
1963 Topps 460/576 80%
1962 Topps 505/598 84%
1958 Topps 72/494 15%
1955 Topps 202/210 96%

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Old 02-24-2021, 06:59 PM
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Interesting. I always thought soaking causes wrinkles, I never knew it could remove them too.

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Old 02-24-2021, 07:04 PM
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I picked up a few 52 Topps a few months ago, including a Willie Mays with a hideous crease. After a soak, the crease is practically gone. It is a card I will always keep, and it would have been heartbreaking to ruin it, but wow, I sure didn't expect such a dramatic improvement.
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Do you have before and after photos?
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Old 02-24-2021, 07:37 PM
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So, I have a nice Spahn (BVG 3) that has a surface crease/wrinkle that's about 2 inches long. How do 53 Bowman's hold up under soaking?
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Old 02-25-2021, 07:16 PM
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Do you have before and after photos?
I'd like to see as well...



Tere1071....Sorry, I have no idea if a 53 Bowman would work...haven't tried too many. I only showed the success pictures, most improved the card but didn't have the same results (most creases still leave a flush line, might be my lack of skills too). I don't have the nerve to put anything in water I can't throw away to be honest, just having some fun.
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1963 Fleer Complete
1960's Topps Total - 5751/6000 = 96%
1960, 1961, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969 - 1990 Topps Complete
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1964 Topps 586/598 98%
1963 Topps 460/576 80%
1962 Topps 505/598 84%
1958 Topps 72/494 15%
1955 Topps 202/210 96%
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Old 02-25-2021, 08:10 PM
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Other than the wrinkle it's a nice card and I wouldn't want to damage it. I am attempting to upgrade, but most of the Spahns lack the centering this has.
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