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jeffv96masters

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More goodies back from the special. Happy with some positive results on my first foray into non-sports
A while back bought some boxes to help a friend doing a BGS set as he needed some holograms
Set these aside and figured I'd send in to PSA some good first subs back

The Bonds International is a Pop 3
The Helton a Pop 1 and part of a project
The Jeter Lineage a Pop 5 and his Finest Bronze with coating one of dozens
The Wolverine Berserk is a Pop 1 just 1 higher
The Wolverine First Defeat is a Pop 1
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jeffv96masters

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These slabs were part of the box breaks from last year. Proves pack fresh does not mean pack perfect
SPX is notrious for inconsistent surfaces- some the holo comes out great others less so
Not surprised the Colla and the Finest had some surface issues I knew about
Notice how Bonds laughed back then. Differs from future card issues.
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jeffv96masters

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I'll take PSA 9 on Pacific cards all day long and twice on Sundays. Again these are all part of a 300 card lot of stuff I toted around for years.
Happy with many grades and missed a whole bunch of obvious issues but rushed so not disappointed. Kept cards mint traveling the damn country
Tino was part of those great mid-90's Mariners teams. Wanted that one protected goes with the Griffey & Edgar previously slabbed.
The Donruss Limited Exposures are just plain tough to gem. Nomo I gemmed last one this one got the normal Mint 9
Think I need one or two more certified team self subbed items and I'll be complete on that subset. Green never shows well card is nice looking :)
Almost thru with the Mint 9 scans and will move on to the Gems soon








 

jeffv96masters

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More slabs and the start of the Gems on the sub. The 1999 Topps Chrome is just unbelievably difficult to gem stuff
Busted cases of this stuff and subbed several hundred Topps did such a poor job on Chrome 1997-2000 not funny.
Happy on the Chavez has an uncorrectable surface flaw prevalent in Tek items. Pop 1 anyways so who cares its Mint still
That one alone was a box break rest had been sitting forever
Piazza was the only Gem SPX out of the ones I sent in happy with that also- Pop 6
Bonds and Thomas only have 3 Gems so people are well aware of the headaches on Topps Chrome items
Scanners really dont like silver or green surfaces so too a camera pic
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jeffv96masters

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Very nice cards.
You might like this one https://juangone.com/pictures.php?cardid=1865
Considering the low pop on that card yes I most certainly do smart pickup ;)
Rare gem on a very, very tough series to do so on.


Earlier this week might have mentioned how incredibly difficult the 1997 Topps Chrome are to gem. "Bears" repeating
If you care for a challenge try gemming 1997 Topps Chrome Football cards. There are a total of 6302 cards that have been sent in . Of these a whopping 4596 cards ( 72.9%) got the Mint 9 grade and just 945 cards (15%) Gem Mint 10. The rest of the roughly 12% were Near Mt+ 8 or even lower

Also mentioned how beautiful the refractors were. Here's why below
All Pop 1 items as is the Patterson Platinum Prominence which I know a certain Vikings collector may like to add to his PC




 

jeffv96masters

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Bunch of new slabs back many of which are Pop 1 Gems. A few are personal rest are resale
Rolens for a project I'm working on. Bonds had the best back centering I've seen yet on a Bonds in my own personal experiences
Good luck locating your own 1st day issue gem. That ones staying right here even though he's just a no name player to most.
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jeffv96masters

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Bunch of new slabs back from PSA. Happy with the condition and grades these were from box breaks early 2019
Been too busy to post stuff so will be a large backlog to be shown soon. Bunch of low and high pop stuff mixed in.
While the base Bowman's Best are really trashy looking all the refractors and Atomic's dazzle.
Love the Vaughn Statistical Standouts those cards are enjoyable to look at.
Foiling and upper left corner on the Studio Hit Parade was weak looking hence the 9.








 

jeffv96masters

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Some other new PSA slabs back. Mateo is normal for that series they always have issues. Ditto the Gwynn an 8 is normal and fine .
Jeter thought I had enough for a 9 not sure what knocked it down centering is 9 specs.Hundley subbed as its a Jeter "Cameo" card
Noticed the issues after the fact oh well. More to follow just started scanning the last few weeks of subs back. Been listing on feebay
Made quite a bit last week and paid some medical bills off finally.

One complaint I do have is the person who put the Gwynn in must want to make a point.
Should be like the Mateo where the label shows to the right. They always change it- no consistency is the complaint.
Either keep them all label left or keep them all label right on horizontals. Not different ways according to slabber preference.
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jeffv96masters

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More from the recent subs back. I've subbed about 100 Teks this year and can tell you PSA will notice the smallest surface flaw. Mint 9 is incredibly common and Gem Mint 10 is unusual. Happy with the grades on the Teks all were as expected. Chipper are both Pop 1 none higher the Griffey is a Pop 2 none higher. BTW the Gwynn Firestone is a Pop 1 none higher I showed above. I just seemingly cannot gem the Mac Skybox Eticket. Tried 2 times = 0 for 2. Comes out of packages with issues just can't get one perfect = yet. Will keep trying its a challenge now :) It's a Pop 1 right now I intend on making it a Pop 2.
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Shaggy

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More from the recent subs back. I've subbed about 100 Teks this year and can tell you PSA will notice the smallest surface flaw. Mint 9 is incredibly common and Gem Mint 10 is unusual. Happy with the grades on the Teks all were as expected. Chipper are both Pop 1 none higher the Griffey is a Pop 2 none higher. BTW the Gwynn Firestone is a Pop 1 none higher I showed above. I just seemingly cannot gem the Mac Skybox Eticket. Tried 2 times = 0 for 2. Comes out of packages with issues just can't get one perfect = yet. Will keep trying its a challenge now :) It's a Pop 1 right now I intend on making it a Pop 2.
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I haven't submitted to PSA yet but I have setup my order. How do you ship yours in? Do you put little stickers on each card with the order number and position number on the sticker? I've seen it done a few ways but wanted to know how you did it.
 

jeffv96masters

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Shaggy I just put all the cards in the exact order that they are on the sheet. I used to label it and it made no difference at all when I stop labeling.As long as it's in the exact order on the sheet it flows smoothly. I've never seen a delay. I have done it both ways .When I get my new label printer though I'll go back to the old way of labeling line number & Order number. I also answer their questions immediately if I miss stuff and follow all their guidelines making sure to use the proper card Savers Etc. I also have a special box I use when I submit subs. Found labeling the outside with the days of the order helps the most as well. For example 25 business and 85 business same box I label it 25 business lets some know a quick sub is there.

Good luck in your sub and I look forward to seeing your slabs 😄
 

jeffv96masters

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Some new slabs back including a bunch of Pop 1. Teks as prior stated just so difficult to Gem
This one had an obvious issue on back happy to get the 9.
The Emmitt is a total surprise centering barely fits 45/55 limits and surface had some issues I just noticed when scanned
Not gonna downplay it the series is incredibly difficult just to find one worth a crap to sub so I'll take it :)




 

jeffv96masters

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Think I'm probably the only person in America who didn't spend a nickel over Black Friday weekend-- too busy working and scanning to buy anything.
And speaking of scanning more slabs. Whole bunch of low Pop stuff . A recent post by [MENTION=12627]LarkinCollector[/MENTION] made me remember my Golf slabs to scan
Been holding these forever finally subbed them during the special earlier came back a while ago just getting to scans.
Have others that Pacific History set wanted that card to be Sammys first subbed item :) Funny how they can turn on ya !!

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Shaggy

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Shaggy I just put all the cards in the exact order that they are on the sheet. I used to label it and it made no difference at all when I stop labeling.As long as it's in the exact order on the sheet it flows smoothly. I've never seen a delay. I have done it both ways .When I get my new label printer though I'll go back to the old way of labeling line number & Order number. I also answer their questions immediately if I miss stuff and follow all their guidelines making sure to use the proper card Savers Etc. I also have a special box I use when I submit subs. Found labeling the outside with the days of the order helps the most as well. For example 25 business and 85 business same box I label it 25 business lets some know a quick sub is there.

Good luck in your sub and I look forward to seeing your slabs ��
Awesome! Thanks for the info. Can you add 2 different orders into the same box, making sure the orders are separated enough to understand?

Also, do you feel you sell your cards at a much higher rate and faster when they are graded then you do when not graded?
 

jeffv96masters

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Awesome! Thanks for the info. Can you add 2 different orders into the same box, making sure the orders are separated enough to understand? Also, do you feel you sell your cards at a much higher rate and faster when they are graded then you do when not graded?
Question 1 yes just make sure you LABEL the outer box with the fastest speed order. Label the inner orders also with times will speed up their entry. Make sure you use THICK marker to do it so they see it easiest.
Question 2 cannot properly answer. Many collectors like raw just as much as grading in fact so that's a matter of personal taste



These slabs were just re-slabbed in the new lighthouse slabs. Some were PC pickups for sets I'm working on others parts of lots picked up over the years
Downsizing so wanted the newest slabs on them so I can resell those that aren't staying.

The Juan Gone brings back memories of that loaded 90's team they had. Andruws for my Finest set would prefer non-coated but beggars can't be choosy.
It came cheap in a lot buy so I'll accept it til I can Gem my own non-covered copy. The Price I'm sitting on til that trade market for him heats up.
Then I'll roll it out. Boggs is just one of hundreds of Star Red Sox items I'm slabbing I've kept for 30 years.
Some series have lots of gems others its nearly impossible due to centering .I haven't subbed many from this series so not yet able to tell if this series is easy.
I do know on many of my others its just so hard to gem. The Boggs /Gwynn series for example many are off-center.

Many more to follow I sent in 30 to be re-slabbed in separate 10 card orders.




 

jeffv96masters

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Some Garciaparras back freshly renewed slabs. Many were in slabs nearly 10-15 years old they look much better now in newer slabs.
The Bagwell I've shown before I own a PSA 10 going to be selling this one down the road. Re-slabbed so its brand new for buyers so they don't have to.






 

jeffv96masters

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Finally two new Bagwells both in the newest lighthouse slabs. The 1996 Finest Bronze #299 Bagwell is a Pop 1 looks great in the newer slab
I have a base #299 Bagwell in also I hope does well. Out of 156 1996 Finest Bagwell #299 base I found less than 5 acceptable copies.
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jeffv96masters

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Scanning some backlog and figured I'd post this card. Incredibly difficult pull from 2003 Fleer Authentix these Standing Room Only cards just are plain difficult. The fact I found Clemens uniform number is just cake :)

First card I've added to my Clemens registry in at least 5 months been too busy on resale which is more important right now.

 

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