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Worthwhile to grade? (Cracker Jack)
06-13-2013, 07:32 AM
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Worthwhile to grade? (Cracker Jack)
I've had this card in my collection for some time - it looks pretty clean but I'm not sure if I should go the extra mile and get it graded. Thoughts? Opinions?

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06-13-2013, 09:02 PM
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RE: Worthwhile to grade? (Cracker Jack)
If your selling yes..
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06-14-2013, 07:21 AM
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RE: Worthwhile to grade? (Cracker Jack)
Thanks - selling? Absolutely not. Looks like it stays in its top-loader Smile

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06-14-2013, 08:51 AM
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RE: Worthwhile to grade? (Cracker Jack)
might be a (vg) card worth maybe 60-100 graded...thats considering - its real. Those 1914-15 cracker jacks are being re-printed. The guys at Net54 are experienced in the vintage and easily can tell.
If i remember, there was a thread about a new release of cracker jacks or something they re=printing.

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06-15-2013, 05:25 AM
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RE: Worthwhile to grade? (Cracker Jack)
I would grade it just to have it protected

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06-16-2013, 04:19 AM
Post: #6
RE: Worthwhile to grade? (Cracker Jack)
I really doubt it is a reprint since it was bought 25 years ago.

What would be the most appropriate service to use to get it graded?

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1969 Topps: 596/696 (includes alternate versions)
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06-17-2013, 09:08 AM
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RE: Worthwhile to grade? (Cracker Jack)
psa (best resell) or jsa

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06-19-2013, 09:53 PM
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RE: Worthwhile to grade? (Cracker Jack)
From what I can tell, this card is absolutely authentic. On reprints, the player's white jersey is typically a different color and creates a distinguishable rectangular border around the entire card. This card, however, shows that the bottom of the sleeve of the jersey blends completely into the border, which is a good sign for its authenticity. I'm no expert on Cracker Jack, but this is how I have been told to spot reprints.

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06-21-2013, 06:36 AM
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RE: Worthwhile to grade? (Cracker Jack)
(06-19-2013 09:53 PM)krykslr Wrote:  From what I can tell, this card is absolutely authentic. On reprints, the player's white jersey is typically a different color and creates a distinguishable rectangular border around the entire card. This card, however, shows that the bottom of the sleeve of the jersey blends completely into the border, which is a good sign for its authenticity. I'm no expert on Cracker Jack, but this is how I have been told to spot reprints.

Thanks for taking a look. I'm going to bring this and a bunch of my other cards (specifically the Imperial Tobacco cards) to a dealer near me to get his opinion too. I'll likely get these graded just to protect them. The tobaccos are so thin and flimsy that they always slip right out of the penny sleeve and loader when I pick them up. I've tried everything including the tobacco screw cases - so annoying!

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1940 Play Ball: 105/240
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1960 Topps: 447/642 (includes WB versions)
1969 Topps: 596/696 (includes alternate versions)
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