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Old 11-22-2018, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by SetBuilder View Post
There is still an obsession within the hobby to prevent any profiteering off of the enhancement and alteration of cards, even if those enhancements are so discreet that they are barely noticeable, or not noticeable at all. Collectors are willing to "punish" the card at auction with a deep price cut.

With that said, collectors don't seem to have a problem at all with the "natural" alterations, such as pinholes, dirt, or the creases from the kid who used the card as a bicycle spoke.

It's a philosophical problem. One of perception.
Perhaps, but the natural alterations tell a story. A grossly restored t206 does not; it becomes a piece, not a card.
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