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Old 07-10-2019, 09:50 PM
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Default Need help on a few terms

I need help figuring out a few terms when it comes to vintage cards. I don't deal in graded, but I've thought about starting it. So I've been looking at graded cards, and I'm seeing some with initials I'm not familiar with. I see graded cards all the time, and I'll see MK. Does that mean miscut? I'm guessing so. What about ST?

I'll also see something marked in the price guide as a DP. Now I know SP is short print, but what does DP mean? Does that mean double player? Like 2 or 3 players on one card?

Final question. I notice how a bunch of the higher #d cards in a set go for more. Are the higher series cards distributed differently to make them more valuable? Or are there fewer of them than the regular set run that makes them more expensive?

For instance, I'm working on a 1962T set. I have about 330 different. Only about a dozen of those are high #s. Were those high #s short printed? Or only distributed in a certain region? Or what makes them so much more valuable.
I love to trade/buy/sell vintage cards. Will trade any cards I list FS/FT for any of my needs. Also, I charge exact shipping on top of my asking prices.
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Old 07-10-2019, 09:55 PM
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Hi Emily...great questions!

mk = marked (cards were marked or have writing)
st = wax staining or other staining
dp = double printed on an uncut sheet

Some high numbers were released on a limited basis.
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Old 07-10-2019, 09:57 PM
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The designation for miscut is MC.
Stuff trumps all. Even tainted stuff.
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Old 07-10-2019, 09:59 PM
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MK = Marks or writing
ST = Stained
DP = Double print (more plentifully produced)
High numbers were generally produced in less quantity than low #'s
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Old 07-10-2019, 10:18 PM
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Here is a link to PSAs page explaining the grading terms. I am not too bad at guessing the 6 EX-MT and above grades but suck at the lower grades. Just too much difference in the lower grades for me.
T210 Series 3 Ft Worth, looking for low end examples and especially ones with a Y shaped hole punch. I also have some extra T210's for trade.
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