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Old 02-12-2019, 11:53 AM
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Default Trimmed or Minimum Size

Is there a way to tell if a card has been trimmed or if it came from a vending box, and deemed minimum sized?

What is a give away?
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if there is a way to tell most professional graders donít know it.
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:05 PM
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Best way is to compare to a few other cards from that year. Hold the edges together and see if they are the same size.
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Best way is to compare to a few other cards from that year. Hold the edges together and see if they are the same size.
Thank you Adam. Yes I realize that holding one card to another tells me if the card measures correctly or not.

My question is / was if there is a way to tell if a card is trimmed or cut short ( minimum sized ) .

Neither will measure correctly, but what do I look for if a card was trimmed?

What do I look for if it's minimum sized, and not trimmed?
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Thank you Adam. Yes I realize that holding one card to another tells me if the card measures correctly or not.

My question is / was if there is a way to tell if a card is trimmed or cut short ( minimum sized ) .

Neither will measure correctly, but what do I look for if a card was trimmed?

What do I look for if it's minimum sized, and not trimmed?
I will put the card in question in the middle of about 20 other cards from the same set. I like to use a small pocket type top lighted microscope. Then go over the edges of all the cards when still held together. Usually if one has been trimmed the cutting pattern will look way different than the other cards.
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if there is a way to tell most professional graders donít know it.
+1. I have never thought trimming detection as an exact science.
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Default Brady Playoff Contender

Odds are if you send PSA a BGS Playoff Contender Tom Brady rookie you are going to be told the card is factory short.
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Compare the color of the edges. A trimmed card will Have fresh - not aged cardboard on the outside as it has been cut away. Also the straightness of the cut. It is extremely difficult to do a good job trimming a card. Look for jagged or uneven cuts or an edge or border that isn't straight. Put the edge against a flat surface and see if it is flush. Usually a minimum size card will be miscut one way Side to side or up and down - not both. But if someone did a really good job trimming you may not be able to tell the difference.

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Thank you Adam. Yes I realize that holding one card to another tells me if the card measures correctly or not.

My question is / was if there is a way to tell if a card is trimmed or cut short ( minimum sized ) .

Neither will measure correctly, but what do I look for if a card was trimmed?

What do I look for if it's minimum sized, and not trimmed?
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+1. I have never thought trimming detection as an exact science.
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