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Old 03-15-2019, 09:47 AM
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Default Off-centered cards you love anyway...

Ever have an OC card where for whatever reason it doesn’t bother you, and you love it anyway? I thought I’d devote a thread to that. Here’s one to start:




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These NS cards are very hard to find nice so I can live with the centering.
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Old 03-15-2019, 09:59 AM
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These NS cards are very hard to find nice so I can live with the centering.
Very cool. LOL in real life I think Patton looked a bit more like a dork than George C. Scott...
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I've got plenty of OC cards in my vintage sets. It's one way I reduce costs, especially with the costlier cards, since I'm not bothered by it at all.

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I have oc cards but they give me the shakes. I'm getting worse about it the older I get!
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Don't even know why it's graded OC.
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Default Off-centered cards you love anyway...

Another. I’ve had this card since I was probably 13 years old. And had it for well more than a decade before I even considered the fact that it’s off-centered…





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Don't even know why it's graded OC.
Back, probably. Used to be more of a concern to the graders.
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I have many off centered cards in my collection. Do I wish they were perfectly centered or close to it like my Faye Thornberry card? Of course I do, ($$$) but I am not disappointed at all knowing I own them.

Like others have said, OC cards are much more affordable but I do understand the reasons for those who purchase, or try to purchase, perfectly centered cards.
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I'd guess most of my collection is off-centered. It just never mattered much to me.

Except for 1970 Topps, where for a while I was collecting them with and without what I think are guidelines between all rows. Those I have a mostly centered group, and another that's off center enough to show the lines.
Yes, I may be slightly "eccentric"
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A few survivors that I still like before I started going for centered cards......





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So bad, even the flip id O/C!

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Back before centering was “all the rage”, that’s the kind of card you might have picked out of a stack of 54 Hank Aaron cards because it has the best corners and gloss. Nice card!
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Back before centering was “all the rage”, that’s the kind of card you might have picked out of a stack of 54 Hank Aaron cards because it has the best corners and gloss. Nice card!
Yes and I'd still pick it today over a duller perfectly centered copy with touched corners. To each their own.
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It bothers me a little, but I still love it. The registration and lack of snow/print dots is great.
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Back before centering was “all the rage”, that’s the kind of card you might have picked out of a stack of 54 Hank Aaron cards because it has the best corners and gloss. Nice card!
Exactly...

For my sets I go for or will upgrade in the following order -

1. Creases (NO CREASES)
2. Corners
3. Centering
4. Gloss

I do upgrade anything off center to the point the border is gone or barely there. But I'd take an OC with sharp corners and no creases all day long vs a card with soft corners and a wrinkle that is centered.

Some cards I've seen I just don't get where the grader can say OC...
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I like the Holtzman in this scan, I got it from a pack in 74, and just liked how weird it was. It spent a long time in the binder with the cards I liked the most.


The 75 was a close second, until I found out that it was sheet cut that way after the factory.

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..The card has such great subject matter and crisp cornering and brilliant pack-fresh color and looks so good in the old original Sports Card Digest Magazine-graded holder and was probably examined by Bob L. himself and I've had it forever sooooooo I can grit my teeth and overlook the 90-10 side-to-side . The subgrade for "Centering" is "7" ; the Bob Lemon centering subgrade is a "10". Rare.

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Default A Couple Clementes

As a non-recovering centering addict, I have a "thing" about O/C
But I *had* to buy the '56 Clemente here at the 2017 National, and I absolutely love it.

The '55 isn't really that bad centering-wise, but enough to bother me a bit normally.
But it was my last purchase from Wayne Johnson before he passed recently -- it has great color, but even better sentimental value. I'll always remember it as his card.

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Those two Clementes are both very nice!!
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..The card has such great subject matter and crisp cornering and brilliant pack-fresh color and looks so good in the old original Sports Card Digest Magazine-graded holder and was probably examined by Bob L. himself and I've had it forever sooooooo I can grit my teeth and overlook the 90-10 side-to-side . The subgrade for "Centering" is "7" ; the Bob Lemon centering subgrade is a "10". Rare.

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The Power Hitters card? That's nowhere near 90/10 s-s.
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So bad, even the flip id O/C!
LOL now that is ironic.
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