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Old 06-27-2012, 01:30 PM
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I won one of the lots of the scrapbook V61s that went off on eBay Monday night. It arrived this afternoon. (Wow! Thanks, mintbid/Mike Schramm!) http://www.ebay.com/itm/221046166100...84.m1439.l2649

I've soaked tobacco and caramel cards successfully, but I've never soaked one with the glossy coating like these have. The seller said that he "steamed" one off, and it received a 3 from PSA, but I don't put much stock in the grading. What say the experts? Will the coating come off as part of the soaking?

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Bill
Hi Bill,

I actually won two of the V61 lots from the same auction (Grover Alexander & Max Carey). I'm also currently in the process of soaking both lots. The tricky thing about the cards I won is that there are two cards stuck back to back with the scrap book page between them. It seems that the page ends up favoring one of the two cards, and so far, my pages have been favoring the HOF cards (good taste). Good luck!

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Old 06-27-2012, 04:44 PM
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Default What about Zeenuts?

Does anyone know or have experience with soaking Zeenuts? I have a really nice Zeenut card that was entirely kept in an album. Although it is a blank back card, I would nonetheless prefer to remove the album backing if at all possible.

Any advice?
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:27 PM
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Zee-Nuts soak just fine... And Chris, that Hassan triple folder will soak wonderfully well. You'll post before and after scans that will make you proud!

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Old 06-30-2012, 12:10 PM
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Bill,
Have you soaked the Goose?
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:02 PM
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John,

I haven't taken Goose swimming yet. I have heard from Jeff (post above) who won a couple other lots from the same scrapbook. He tried soaking them for more than a day. He said the paper did eventually come off the backs just fine, but the fronts were ruined. That was my concern--what would happen to the glossy fronts on these V61s?

I haven't checked in with the seller yet. He said that he had steamed one off successfully and a TPG gave it a 3. If it was just a layer of paper on the back, rather than two cards stuck to the same sheet back-to-back, that would make a difference, I think.

I've had good experiences with cards that were just lithos, but now I'm not comfortable at all soaking these. I may just end up with a Siamese twin card in my collection. (Apologies to all my Thai friends.)

So to repeat my original question:

Has anyone had any experience soaking cards with glossy fronts? M101-4/5, V61, etc. The one person I've heard from says ix-nay on the oaking-say.

Here are some responses that won't be helpful. (Sorry if this comes across as snarky, but these have all been hashed out many times before.)
What!? How do you soak cards?
I'd never soak cards. It's an alteration.
I've soaked plenty of T206s, etc. with nary a problem.
Bill

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Old 07-03-2012, 08:13 AM
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Default Drying soaked cards

I just posted this on the screw down thread, but thought it should be posted here as well.

I have a number of flat lucite screw down holders.

For display and storage over tightening the screws can be a problem.

If you're a card "soaker" there is no better way to dry the cards than between paper towels in a flat screw down holder. Changing the paper once or twice, I can get a card dry in several hours rather than several days using this technique without the need for weight.
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:52 PM
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My recollection is that I soaked a V61 and it came out just fine. I did not soak it for 3 days... more like a few hours.

Again, I'd start with the least/worst of them, do that one for a short period of time, and see what you think. I doubt that you soak any of them, I figure you'd have already done it if you were going to do it. I'd not soak one for a long time, I think that a long soak might degrade the front some.
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WOW! funny replies indeed.

normal cold tap water, soak over night or for 2 days

comes out great.

You should see my near E122 set I got from Luckey auctions out of the scrapbook!
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Hey folks, I just won this 1912 Imperial C46. Take a look at the scans at the bottom of the listing. Will soaking work for me?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1912-Imperia...item27c89e47c2

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yes, soak in tap water over night, damp dry and then roll the creases out. Put in between a paper towel or cloth and let dry completely

You will never know it was wet

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