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(05-03-2013 01:09 AM)slum22 Wrote: Great cards. Welcome back to the hobby. I like seeing another board member out here who likes vintage cards. I wish I knew more about Star cards. I don't have any of them. I think they're pretty underrated. I have thought about picking some up, but I don't know enough about them to know what a good price is on them.
There is a narrative out there that says there are a lot of counterfeit or reprinted Star cards. I think the PSA message board has one or two threads on it that have a lot of information on Star cards. From what I understand the reprinted cards were made by Star themselves in the 90's but are a different color than the originals from the 80's so they are easy to differentiate. The counterfeit ones I don't know about. I would probably just buy them graded if I didn't know the source (like you did). Not sure how to tell if the card is trimmed. I think if you compare the edges of the card, see if the stock is a slightly different color or texture as the device used to cut the card by the manufacturer would likely be different than what a trimmer would use.
Good luck with your collection.