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How Trimmers are Really Getting Away With It

jbhofmann

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Mar 12, 2009
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Indiana
With all the PWCC trimming threads catching fire...

I was curious.
Could I take a dark bordered card, drop it on a corner, manufacture a ding, press the card and trim the defect away while keeping the card 2.5”x3.5”?

The card
2018 Topps Archives? Dave Winfield Purple 134/175

Oops, the top right now has a pretty nasty ding.



Pre trim measure


Stick this puppy under 10 Science books for a bit


Fire up the guillotine


Final measurement


I’d guess 1/64th of an inch was shaved





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jbhofmann

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Mar 12, 2009
6,914
Indiana
Final cut


This all being said, this practice has no place in this hobby and I couldn’t imagine someone having the balls to knife a 52 Mantle like it’s currently being done.

Without a loupe I couldn’t tell the difference in the edge of a trim or non-trimmed side.

The card was definitely shorter, but unless BGS and PSA are getting really nice rulers out on every single card, they’re not catching the difference.

I don’t know who is more to blame-
-TPGraders
-Consignors
-Now me for putting more info out there



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sportscardtheory

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Aug 16, 2008
8,459
Buffalo, New York
They're using lasers now, not blades. But still a good post. I can't believe the TPG's are letting these through. What good is a 10 when it could have been a 7 at one time. Scammers/fraudsters are using modern technology to alter cards, yet the TPG's won't use it to catch them. Unreal.
 

jbhofmann

Active member
Mar 12, 2009
6,914
Indiana
They're using lasers now, not blades. But still a good post. I can't believe the TPG's are letting these through. What good is a 10 when it could have been a 7 at one time. Scammers/fraudsters are using modern technology to alter cards, yet the TPG's won't use it to catch them. Unreal.
Dr Evil in on the game now?




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