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03-29-2009, 11:11 PM
Posted By: <b>Mike</b><p>Does anyone know if its common that the 1948 Leaf set seems to be in higher contrast and brighter than the 1949 Leaf set, <br>which seems more saturated, when comparing the same player image from each set?

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03-30-2009, 10:29 AM
Posted By: <b>John S</b><p>My guess is the cardboard...48's are printed on glossier surface while 49's are printed on plain cardboard.

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03-30-2009, 08:10 PM
Posted By: <b>Ted Zanidakis</b><p>The brighter looking 1948's are due to the White cardboard that Leaf printed them on.<br>The 1949 set was printed on Gray cardboard.<br><br>Leaf printed their 1948 Boxing set on both White and Gray cardboard, and there is a <br>significant improvement in the quality of the cards printed on the White cardboard.<br><br><br>TED Z<br><br>

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03-31-2009, 05:54 AM
Posted By: <b>Patrick McHugh</b><p>The 48 leaf football high numbers were also printed with both cream and grey backs. You really can see the difference.