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1971 Yaz and Brock cards

I was rather sloppy in my efforts to post my cards today.
I spoke to a friend who suggested I slow it down and take the time to do it right.
With that said I figured I would take some better pictures of these two pair of cards.
I can't grade for bean's. I may as well learn something for the effort.
I have been told these might be a 6 with that being said I am not challenging that assessment. I embrace it. I would like to try to learn what brings a card to that level.
So here are some better pictures.







Student of numismatics and collector of Morgan dollars
Successful BST transactions with: Namvet Justindan Mattniss RWW olah_in_MA

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    mintonlyplsmintonlypls Posts: 1,810 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 6, 2023 8:58PM

    Nice vending curl on these cards!

    mint_only_pls
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    Chicago1976Chicago1976 Posts: 485 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice. If you are thinking about selling the cards, do the math and see if grading would increase their value. Assuming they get a 6, take a look at eBay completed sales for PSA 6's. It looks like each card is selling for around $50 in a PSA 6 right now.

    Keep in mind you'll spend about $20 per card in grading fees, plus shipping fees.

    Of course, if you are keeping them in your personal collection then added value isn't the driving factor. You may just want them protected for display purposes or passing them on to family later on. Another option is to keep them "raw" and store them in a penny sleeve and top loader or a magnetic case. In the end it's your call on how you want to collect!

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    Morgan13Morgan13 Posts: 992 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They must be really tough on cards. I had no idea. They look so perfect in hand. On these particular cards it's even worse becasue they have black borders so even the slightest ding jumps out.
    I was wondering about the curls. They must be a sign of originality and a positive attribute on cards.
    I'm planning on keeping one Yaz and selling the other 3. I an a huge red sox fan and I do have a nice collection of his cards along with many other Red Sox players.

    Student of numismatics and collector of Morgan dollars
    Successful BST transactions with: Namvet Justindan Mattniss RWW olah_in_MA

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    JolleyWrencherJolleyWrencher Posts: 605 ✭✭✭

    Cards with colored edges on front and/or back show imperfections easy. Minor vs major corner wear, discoloration, fading. The centering is an issue on these cards and Minor imperfections. They seem glossy. I don't know what factor, if any, curling of the cards has. I've burned curled cards thinking they were worthless...many of them.

    The color on about every card in all of your posts look brilliant. I believe you piqued many people's interest. I suggest selling them to people in these communities and you will probably become part of many collectors future stories when they show off these cards.

    PSA6.5-PSA7.5 is my best guess but there's a reason I don't grade for a living and don't sell cards for a living.

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    secretstashsecretstash Posts: 1,395 ✭✭✭✭
    edited June 7, 2023 8:09AM

    The 2nd Brock looks the best. Could be an 7+. GL!

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    19541954 Posts: 2,869 ✭✭✭

    1st Lou 5, 2nd Lou 7.5 or 8
    1st Yaz 5, 2nd Yaz 6 or perhaps 7

    Looking for high grade rookie cards and unopened boxes/cases
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    RonSportscardsRonSportscards Posts: 839 ✭✭✭✭

    There's something off on the printing. Seems grainy, similar to counterfeit cards.

    Genuine cards have smoother printing appearance. (Top = OP card, Bottom = Genuine example)

    Of course I could be totally wrong.

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    Morgan13Morgan13 Posts: 992 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @RonSportscards said:
    There's something off on the printing. Seems grainy, similar to counterfeit cards.

    Genuine cards have smoother printing appearance. (Top = OP card, Bottom = Genuine example)

    Of course I could be totally wrong.

    What you are seeing there is light reflection. I checked them over with a loupe they are okay. Thank you for taking the time to look them over though. I'm sure sports cards are very, very easy to counterfeit.

    Student of numismatics and collector of Morgan dollars
    Successful BST transactions with: Namvet Justindan Mattniss RWW olah_in_MA

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    RufussCkingstonRufussCkingston Posts: 1,530 ✭✭✭✭

    @RonSportscards said:
    There's something off on the printing. Seems grainy, similar to counterfeit cards.

    Genuine cards have smoother printing appearance. (Top = OP card, Bottom = Genuine example)

    Of course I could be totally wrong.

    I get what you are saying, but if you look at the first pic the OP posted in the other Older Cards thread, they look ok. I think the issue is the OP used a flash on these other pics, and that's a big no-no for card pics!

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    CakesCakes Posts: 3,515 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Unfortunately on these cards whatever grades you think they might get lower your expectations 1 or 2 full grades. As someone else already said 71 Topps Baseball is widely considered one of the top 5 hardest cards ever produced to get good grades in. 86 Topps Football is another. I stopped submitting on both years ago. I just settled on an average Munson and an above average Rice for my PC and I am much happier. I used to bitch all the time about my Rice experiences, grader of death, etc. until everyone on the boards made it clear to just give up and buy a nice Rice rookie. 71 Topps Baseball is the exact same way.

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