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01-14-2005, 09:36 AM
Posted By: <b>Dave Y</b><p>Hi everyone,<br /><br />It looks like I've stumbled across the board I've been looking for (I hope I'm not too late).<br /><br />I bought a 1952 Topps Eddie Mathews RC on eBay, and the seller has agreed to allow me to authenticate it (he has given me three weeks to do so). I have no idea how to figure it out, since I am really not an expert, but the pictures were scanned below.<br /><br />Please let me know. I hope I made a good decision here. This is a wonderful card I've always wanted, although it is a little beat up. (I probably couldn't afford it otherwise.)<br /><br />Thanks everyone!<br /><br />Dave<a href="http://homepage.mac.com/dyoken/pictures/mathews2.jpg" target="_blank">Front Scan</a> <a href="http://homepage.mac.com/dyoken/pictures/mathews1.jpg" target="_blank">Back Scan</a>

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01-14-2005, 10:52 AM
Posted By: <b>warshawlaw</b><p>www.sgccard.com

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01-14-2005, 10:57 AM
Posted By: <b>Paul</b><p>I saw that card on ebay and it looked ok to me. But the best way to assure yourself of authenticity (and probably what the seller had in mind) would be for you to send it to a grading company, such as SGC, PSA, or GAI. (Others on this board can tell you their websites or you can do a Yahoo search). A lot of people have had complaints about the ability of these companies to authenticate extremely rare hundred-year-old cards, but they should all do fine with a 1952 Topps. <br /><br />They all grade on a scale of 1-10 or 10-100, with the lower numbers being more beat up. It is possible that the pencil marks on your card are so severe that they will not assign it even the lowest grade. For this reason, you may want to specify that you will accept the grade of "authentic" if they are unwilling to give the card a numerical grade. This grade is reserved for cards that are real, but have damage so significant that they will not assign it a numerical grade. Some grading companies only give the "authentic" grade when asked. Otherwise, they just return the card to you ungraded.

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01-14-2005, 11:04 AM
Posted By: <b>leon</b><p>Overnight it to SGC and do the 2 day service......slow boat back to you and call them on the 2nd day to get their official take on it. I got one back yesterday for a friend that wanted me to do it on a card for him (that he bought from me)....worked like a champ....good luck

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01-14-2005, 12:19 PM
Posted By: <b>steve k</b><p>Card seems to be genuine but it appears to have been trimmed.