Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Anatomy of a Game Used Card

**WARNING** This post contains dramatic and graphic images of cardboard violence and mutilation. Collectors with issues relating to condition sensitivity, believe every card is worth money, or reacted with a "how could you do that?" to my junk wax or autograph sticker video, are forewarned.

I was one of those kids, who in order to better understand how something worked, would take it apart. Which obviously drove my parents crazy on several occasions. After opening cards from BallPark Collection and witnessing some of the odd pairings, which rendered some cards worthless, I decided to act on something I've always wanted to do and seperated the cards' layers which proved that the saying, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts is very, very true.


Arno said...

Right on, haha.

Joe S. said...

I once pulled the protective coating off a Topps Finest card... kinda the same thing, right?

Big D said...

Great post! I also was a kid who loved to see how things worked. Those clips on Sesame Street of some assembly line were great!

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