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nosterbor

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Jun 20, 2010
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What kind of scanner do you have. The cards in the graded holders are so clear. Mine use to look like that 20 years ago. but about 8 years ago my epson took a crap. I bought an hp. and the scans the cards in the graded holders were blurry. I got fed up with that so I went to Office Depot 2 years ago and showed The Computer "geek" the scans and he said to get the brother genuine. It would scan the cards in the graded case clear. LIER! I went to take it back and the place closed down. Closes one is 60 miles away. I did not want to bother with it. So I kept it.

For the past Christmas my son got me a new epson not the same as the old one but the "Geek Squad" guy ay Best Buy sold my son a new epson perfection V39 scanner. He told my son we would not have any problem with it that it would scan as clear as a bell. LIER!!!!😧 Went to take it back. Because it was a clearance item they would not take it back, we ran into the sales JACK OFF that sold the scanner to my son. And said KARMA'S a bitch. So please what scanner do you have?
 

jeffv96masters

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Aug 14, 2008
1,607
Epson V300 photo scanner
There is a little ACS2 work involved.30 seconds worth. Cost 120 had a 20% sale so net was 104 after taxes.

My newer system I'm saving for won't even require scanning. Will advise on that later. Uses digital recognition tech. Sadly my current Pc is too old and won't be compatible. Hence the saving
 

jeffv96masters

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Aug 14, 2008
1,607
OK folks way behind on scans but we are now into the 2004 Prime Cuts series. Believe I am guilty as all hell in "credit card abuse" when it came to this series. I may have outspent the GDP of some 3rd world countries back then on this one series alone.Love, love, loved the series- and alternately hated it. Too many subsets for me to keep track of my guy and holy crap did people overpay to own one. There are people who will never recoup their purchase prices.

I just happen to have a few of the hard cases boxes they came in. Initially they were unsealed with cheezy paper wraps- and so many complaints poured in about "opened" product. Distributors opening cases, getting the super big hits, then sliding the cheezy wrap on the boxes again, and selling as 'sealed". So DLP started cellophane wrapping.
No more distributor shenanigans. If I saw no wrap- no buy, plain and simple.

There are tons of great cards inside, lots of game used and autos- it was just a major bonanza for DLP and they literally had money pouring in on this series. So much money poured in they created 2004 Prime Cuts II.

Info on the series can be found here 2004 PRIME CUTS

Below is a pic of what you would see after taking the cellophane wrapping off. They are nice hard cases, my best "guess" is they are made of layered veneer wood. Lightweight but extremely sturdy. Could be wrong = it's just how it feels to me. Nice velvety feeling interior as well. Obviously the card is not original to that case, but its just an example of what you'd see. I think I have 2 or 3 here in house and a bunch more in storage
I use them sometimes on a super expensive card I sell ,if I don't want it banged up en route.

I'll show some pics on the first few card numbers soon as I get done scanning the first 6-8 of them
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jeffv96masters

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Aug 14, 2008
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OK to start in on the 2004 PRIME CUTS slabs. Took me a week to get the time as its not easy doing this inventory.
One thing about inventories- you can look at something 20 times and just bypass it and move on.
When you actually have to do an inventory where it matters what you locate-- you discover you have something you did not know you have
And your missing something you thought you had !!
So yep- that's exactly what I've encountered in the first 3 cards in this series. You'll see what I mean in a minute

At various points in time I tried upgrading some of the lesser graded cards. Some I had success and others- well not so much

Up first will be the 2004 Prime Cuts # 1 Yankees = there are a total of 26 cards, 7 most people can collect, the other 19 are 1/1
Based on my inventory I have 6 of the 7 cards commonly available
I have the Base/949 and Century/100 cards still to slab - only card besides a 1/1 example I am missing is the Century Gold/10

I have not looked at Clemens cards in 5 years and it will be a few more before I can start looking again
Been getting storage units handled as I approach retirement the priority is shifting towards relaxing and getting it down
Let's just say I've paid $1000+ a month in storage fees for 15 years and that's gonna end when I retire soon


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And the dupes I've accumulated either buy buying to upgrade or trying to upgrade an item - going in my resale pile once I get that far
Have about 20 dupe cards so far I've come across that I have to list and get rid of.

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jeffv96masters

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Aug 14, 2008
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So the 2nd card is where I just discovered I have the wrong label on a card after staring at said cards 4 consecutive inventories and not noticing. We are now at the 2004 PRIME CUTS # 6 CLEMENS / SCHMIDT dual items = has a total of 6 cards, 5 people can collect, the last is a 1/1 Proof item

For years thought I had the Dual Materials Base, Combo, Matl Signature and Signature cards and was just missing his Material Prime Dual. Except that is not the case. I own the Prime Material card- I am missing the Material Combo base item with the generic plain jerseys. Not only were the patches staring me in the face- the label on the card patches front/back says PRIME , and here I am looking right over that fact. So now I have to send the slabbed item back to be correctly labeled, and we can move on and search for the Material Combo generic item # to 19

Just a thought about an add in on the dual signature item- the "Rocket " nickname add in. The card was sealed when I bought it so Beckett sealed as such. I have yet to to see another Clemens dual or individual base Prime Cuts item had that add in- should have been on one of the 1/1 labels. Just a thought. Years back when I searched his stuff every day for 10 years- never saw another. Observation that says a lot to me

It's always a battle also whenever I see it on eBay because I have to battle fellow Clemens guys PLUS the Schmidt collectors who are just as rabid
Always appreciative when I can afford to add another.
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The second card down that is labeled Material Combos is actually the Material Prime mislabel that is being sent back (note that both patches say PRIME)
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jeffv96masters

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Aug 14, 2008
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@jkeys1313 thanks! It's actually been sitting in a pile as I'm trying to complete a PSA run of 1990's Finest sets and that was supposed to go for crossover ages ago. Just never got around to it 3 years later :rolleyes:

Took me another few days of sorting to find the next 3-4 items I need to scan so I'll try and get more done this week - no promises. Next up is the 2004 Prime Cuts Timelines # TL9 Nolan Ryan/Roger Clemens series of items that show items of both players. Like the above Schmidt/ Clemens dual items it had a Base Materials, Materials Combo, Material Prime, a Signature and a Material Signature item plus obligatory 1/1

And just like the above dual items- I just discovered one of them is mislabeled- once again the Material Prime is staring me in the face. So a 2nd card heading back for label correction and now I have to locate the missing base Combo card I need once again

If you've encountered Ryan collectors they are a rabid bunch. Think the Dual prime piece cost me $125 and the Signature Dual $175
Not cheap to say the least. Overpaid on the Prime piece but think I overpaid because it was a Prime piece
I just never paid attention to the mislabel ( of course) until now.

Below are the two I found think I have one more buried somewhere just couldn't locate it. So for now I need 3 pieces
First one is the Prime Piece I need to get relabeled correctly
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jeffv96masters

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Aug 14, 2008
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Next up on the run is 2004 PRIME CUTS II # 22 ROGER CLEMENS ASTROS version. These came out in the Prime Cuts II run of materials. There are 16 cards, 10 that you can collect, the other 6 are 1/1. As usual I lose track of what I own and have dupes here as well. Of the ones I am missing the two numbered to 5 items ( Material Combo Primes both- two variations) will be tough to locate. Even if I do locate any, I will need to pay close attention to them, as the variations are tough to discern

Below are the 6 variations I do have. Strangely I slabbed a base card- not sure why I did that
Generally when I do bulks its always autos, sigs, serial # , then hard to locate inserts, and base absolutely last
Based on the slab serial # and the fact my Signature Gold was sent in at the same time - order topper

Below are the Base # 481/949, the Century Silver # 21/50, Two Material Combos (# 9/22 and #14/22),
the Material Number # 6/10, the Material Prime # 5/5, and Century Gold Sig # 1/5
Pretty sure I own the Silver Auto /10 just cant locate it yet
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