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Old 02-18-2019, 10:26 PM
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Hi All. I am doing some pruning of my 1956 Topps set to build some cash for a Mantle upgrade or a 1933 Goudey Ruth. I have two copies of the Yankees team card; one is a PSA 6 EX-MT graded a long time ago and a freshly graded PSA 5.5. Honestly, I think the 5.5 is a slightly stronger card but it's close. I wanted to get others opinion before I push forward with selling the 6. Here are some quality scans:

1956_Yankees_6_1 by boosandpearl, on Flickr

1956_Yankees_6_2 by boosandpearl, on Flickr

1956_Yankees_5p5_1 by boosandpearl, on Flickr

1956_Yankees_5p5_2 by boosandpearl, on Flickr

Overall, I think the 5.5 has slightly better centering (neither are great) but a little yellowing of the border. The corners are similar to me. Let me know what you think!
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You're already saying what we're going to say. The 5.5 is the stronger card. Keep that one and sell the 6. Someone will buy the grade not the card.
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The 6 is the better card. The 5.5 is better centered but also has that bad lower left corner - which is worse than any of the corners on the 6.
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Old 02-19-2019, 06:13 AM
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You're already saying what we're going to say. The 5.5 is the stronger card. Keep that one and sell the 6. Someone will buy the grade not the card.
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I like the 5.5 better.
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the only thing not to like about the 5.5 is the baggie it's in, IMHO
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the only thing not to like about the 5.5 is the baggie it's in, IMHO


Im not sure why its in a baggie. I just had some of my cards graded and there wasnt a baggie...


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Im not sure why its in a baggie. I just had some of my cards graded and there wasnt a baggie...


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It seems to be random. I have a '54 Bowman Roy Campanella that has the baggie. I will say that when PSA decides to use the baggie, they are a hell of a lot more comptenet with it than BVG.
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The solution looks pretty straightforward. Since you're asking people for opinions on which is better, can I assume you'd be happy with keeping either card? If so, and the goal is to get the most money you can to put towards the Ruth, figure out which of the two cards would sell for the highest price, put that one on the block and keep the other one.
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I don't like pen mark top center border on 6
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I don't like pen mark top center border on 6
That is the first thing that stood out to me! I presume it is a print defect and not an actual pen mark.
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