Monday, November 29, 2010

Pretty Damn Good Mail Day Part I: '71 Topps Thurman Munson

Here's the scan I saw of the card before buying, which will give you a better look at the corners than my Crop-Fu allows (and I hate the look of whitespace around scanned cards).

I figured "What the heck? It's cheap, it doesn't look too bad, and I'll be able to cross this one off the list."

Now, here's my scan of what showed up today. Again, you can't see all of the edge and corner damage in mine because I'm just not a scanner ninja yet, but these aren't intentional shenanigans when they happen in my scans. My scan, on the other hand (not retouched, I promise) is a much better representation of the flatness, the color brightness and the crispness of the black borders. Plus, it's not crooked in my scan, so the "Is the centering/cut not-so-great?" question has been answered. It's just slightly skewed left horizontally, but otherwise, a great card.

And here's the back, from the seller's scan for now (just noticed that my friggin' scanner cut off the bottom border, rackin' frackin'...)

I'm not taking anything I said about Sheriff Pudge the other day, don't get me wrong, but actually having this card in your hands and really, really looking at it gives you a whole new appreciation for it.

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