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    Can I force a chrome card into a regular sized top loader?

    Any long lasting effects?

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    That's a good question, I'd like to hear what others say. Guy at an LCS I go to said it's fine, and will help take the bow out of Chrome cards too. I wonder about autographed chrome cards too...


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    Of course u can. There barely thicker than a normal paper card, and fit fine in regular 35pt. toploaders. As with any card, use a penny sleeve though

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    Quote Originally Posted by psj View Post
    Of course u can. There barely thicker than a normal paper card, and fit fine in regular 35pt. toploaders. As with any card, use a penny sleeve though

    What about the signature bendiness?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RagingAcid View Post
    What about the signature bendiness?
    It'll get straightened out. Might not make it stay perfectly straight though. Depends on how bad its bent to begin with

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    Quote Originally Posted by psj View Post
    Of course u can. There barely thicker than a normal paper card, and fit fine in regular 35pt. toploaders. As with any card, use a penny sleeve though
    The autograph cards & color refractors from Bowman Draft are actually twice as thick as chrome and the regular refractors this year. I have the regular ultra pro 3X4 regular top loaders (the thinnest or 2nd thinnest available. Doesn't mention the pt on the boxes) and I was still able to fit them in there but it took a lot of pounding against the table to get them in there and occasionally the edges of the sleeve would get messed up in the process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by death2redemptions View Post
    The autograph cards & color refractors from Bowman Draft are actually twice as thick as chrome and the regular refractors this year. I have the regular ultra pro 3X4 regular top loaders (the thinnest or 2nd thinnest available. Doesn't mention the pt on the boxes) and I was still able to fit them in there but it took a lot of pounding against the table to get them in there and occasionally the edges of the sleeve would get messed up in the process.
    Any concern with autos in a tight fit like that?


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    Oh man, I didn't know that bowman draft. I was just thinking of regular topps and bowman chrome

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gjb70 View Post
    Any concern with autos in a tight fit like that?
    I would be concerned. If you are pressing the auto surface ink to the penny sleeve with a lot of force, I figure the ink eventually will leach to the penny sleeve (just like if you press tightly a paper-based card to a penny sleeve over a long time, there is a chance to bond the paper to the penny sleeve so you get surface loss when you remove a card from that penny sleeve).

    If Bowman draft autos/color parallels are indeed slightly thicker than your normal chrome base card, I'd put it in a slightly thicker toploader than try to cram it into a standard thin toploader.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gjb70 View Post
    Any concern with autos in a tight fit like that?


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    I never really thought about it but I suppose it could become an issue. I'll probably order some thicker top loaders the next time I decide to break future Bowman releases (just in case they decide to do the same thing with autos/color refractors)
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    Quote Originally Posted by psj View Post
    It'll get straightened out. Might not make it stay perfectly straight though. Depends on how bad its bent to begin with

    Unless it's a 2002. Good luck with that.

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