What's The Best Scanner For Imaging Baseball Cards?

I'm buying a new one and would appreciate help in getting the sharpest image possible, especially on the corners of cards. What's the best make and model? Thanks.


  • purduepetepurduepete Posts: 751 ✭✭✭
    I'm kinda partial to Epson. I have an Epson Perfection V300 Photo model that I picked up a few years ago based on feedback from other forum members, and I love it.

    The best thing about it is that it scans cards in the thicker slabs well (like SGC)...


    And of course, raw cards come out well too...


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  • I am also looking for a scanner. From what I have read so far the CCD scanning technology seems to be the way to go.
  • bobsbbcardsbobsbbcards Posts: 3,024 ✭✭✭
    I also use the Epson V300. Nice scanner.

  • I use the Epson Perfection V500 Photo. I've scanned thousands of cards and it has never let me know. I think the key is to scan the cards at 300dpi.

  • jay0791jay0791 Posts: 2,183 ✭✭✭
    I have the Epson V37

    work great except for the new shinny cards
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  • divecchiadivecchia Posts: 4,183 ✭✭✭
    I also have an Epson and recommend it. My model is an Epson Perfection V200 Photo and it's worked well for me for over 8 years.

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  • prgsdwprgsdw Posts: 138 ✭✭
    I have a Canon Canoscan 9000 F Mark II and have been very pleased with it's performance.
  • anyone know if there is a EPSON "V" model that has a VERY LARGE SURFACE AREA scanner???

    ….it is for cards, postcards, maps, ALL EPHEMERA
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  • Wife got me a V550 for Xmas and I couldn't be happier with it! Scan area is 8.5x11.7. Not sure if that's large enough for all of your needs or not...

  • I ordered a Epson V600 and received it today. It's hooked to my computer already and I love it. Still don't know about image quality yet as I haven't edited any yet, but did some slides for my brother that came out ok. Will let you all know more later tonight.

  • Epson like others suggested. I have the v500 and 250 or 300 resolution is perfect!

  • bammerbbbammerbb Posts: 30 ✭✭

    I love my new Epson Perfection V6000 Photo. As far as I've noticed on mine, resolution isn't so critical. Plus, the colors seem so bright and vivid; in reality I haven't had a scanner which made the colors so bright. I'm going to try to get an example of one of my cards. It's Bernie Williams Score rookie.

  • bammerbbbammerbb Posts: 30 ✭✭

    Well, I was wanting the front. Let's see if I can make it right.

  • bammerbbbammerbb Posts: 30 ✭✭

    Another try.

  • MCMLVToppsMCMLVTopps Posts: 2,492 ✭✭✭

    Go to the PSA Registry Set forum...almost to the bottom is a lengthy discussion on scanners under the heading "scanner tips"...you'll learn more than you ever wanted to know.

    I have an Epson Perfection V600, IMO, a perfect machine to capture both raw and slabbed.

  • MCMLVToppsMCMLVTopps Posts: 2,492 ✭✭✭

    Actually, about half way down...

  • ndleondleo Posts: 2,788 ✭✭✭

    Is there a good scanner that is wireless? They way my office is set-up I need a wireless.

  • djrdjr Posts: 1,025 ✭✭✭

    Any solid scanners fit 6 graded cards on the bed?

  • GolfcollectorGolfcollector Posts: 1,363 ✭✭✭

    Epson V300 +1 it is the best!

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  • NGS428NGS428 Posts: 29 ✭✭
    edited October 17, 2017 2:16AM

    Has anyone used the Epson V600 and the Canon 9000f? I have the 9000f but have heard good things about the V600. Does anyone have thoughts on a comparison?


  • I have had my V600 for a couple of months now and scan at 350 dpi, some scans.

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