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(09-10-2013 03:37 AM)portablegorilla Wrote: Hi,
Sorry if this is the wrong place to post this.
I'm thinking of getting a card graded. It is flawless, except for two problems both on the backside: a nick in the edge (which I'm guessing would drop edge grade to a 9) and a horizontal press mark, probably from the manufacturing process, that runs from the edge of the card, ~1/4" long. There's no breaking of the surface, and it is completely invisible unless looked at from *exactly* the right angle. Anybody know what that would do to the surface grade? The front of the card is flawless. I have a picture on photobucket:
(09-10-2013 05:39 AM)portablegorilla Wrote: Thank you. Any chance you can take a look at the photo to tell me what the effect of the mark would be? I'm wondering if there's a fair chance it by itself could lower the surface below 8.
(09-11-2013 05:03 AM)dmasci Wrote: The problem is that the edge subgrade will be low and normally the overall grade is never more than one grade above the lowest subgrade....