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Old 12-18-2013, 11:44 AM
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Default How do you open a PSA graded Holder?

Hi, I have a couple of graded ticket stubs that I've purchased on ebay. I want to have them framed in a collage to hang on my wall. So question.. How do you open a PSA graded plastic holder without braking it or more importantly opening the plastic older with out damaging the ticket?
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Old 12-18-2013, 01:14 PM
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Hi, I have a couple of graded ticket stubs that I've purchased on ebay. I want to have them framed in a collage to hang on my wall. So question.. How do you open a PSA graded plastic holder without braking it or more importantly opening the plastic older with out damaging the ticket?
Freezer, brass hammer, and large sharp knife wait you just want to release the imprisoned tickets. LOL

Just take a good knife and put it in the seam at the top of the holder and hit the back of the knife blade with a hammer and it will break the welded seam. Then pry the 2 pieces of plastic apart and rescue the tickets.
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Old 12-18-2013, 02:37 PM
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Freezer, brass hammer, and large sharp knife wait you just want to release the imprisoned tickets. LOL

Just take a good knife and put it in the seam at the top of the holder and hit the back of the knife blade with a hammer and it will break the welded seam. Then pry the 2 pieces of plastic apart and rescue the tickets.
What he said. PSA cases are easy to crack. Instead of a knife I use a small screwdriver or else I'd probably cut my fingers off
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Old 12-18-2013, 03:04 PM
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What he said. PSA cases are easy to crack. Instead of a knife I use a small screwdriver or else I'd probably cut my fingers off
+1...on both accounts LOL
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Old 12-18-2013, 04:22 PM
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I use a bolt cutter...really. Never had a card damaged. Takes 5 seconds.
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I use a bolt cutter...really. Never had a card damaged. Takes 5 seconds.
That's funny...exactly what I do. Bolt cut the top, slip in screwdriver and spread it apart. 100% success, takes a second. PSA by far the easiest. I save the tags too, I have a nice pile.
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Old 12-18-2013, 05:04 PM
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i take a hammer and gently tap all around the edges, cracking the plastic. if you go all the way around, the 2 sides will just come apart. as far as i can tell, there is no chance of harming the slab contents with this method.
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Old 12-22-2013, 10:02 AM
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I just cracked out 5 cards and 6 exhibits PSA and SCG. Take either needle nose plyers or regular plyers and snap off top right or left corner. Then slide a small
Screwdriver along the edge. Pretty easy. When snipping off corner, do it quick
and fast. Let us know how it works out.

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I use a dremel with a cut-wheel...very easy

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Love these postings, glad I'm not the only person,cutting graded cards free!I"v use most of these,but use the bolt cutters the most?But some collects would think we are nuts?But if something is wild,set it free!Great job guys, keep it up!Rob,
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