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Old 11-01-2017, 05:47 AM
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Default Not close to a fad.

I started doing larger shows like Willow Grove and the Gloria Rothstein shows in 1990, when I turned 18. Before I did the bigger shows I was unaware how much centering mattered to many people. But I have been aware that many advanced collectors have been very keen on centering for at least the last 27 years. Before that I was limited to what I learned at local shows, shops, magazines, books, and antique markets. Centering is NOT a fad and has been a key component in getting top dollar for cards for a long time.
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Old 11-01-2017, 06:49 AM
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For me centering is as important as focus/registry. The two combined present the best IMO. Corner wear that is even doesn't distract much. I won this at the recent REA auction and to me this is the perfect "affordable" card of a tough rookie.
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Funny, Id give up a little centering to have sharp corners. Hate rounded corners. To each his own as they say.
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For me centering is as important as focus/registry. The two combined present the best IMO. Corner wear that is even doesn't distract much. I won this at the recent REA auction and to me this is the perfect "affordable" card of a tough rookie.
Beautiful card. Congrats. That focus on a 51B Mantle is quite rare and special. At a casual viewing distance I also do not notice corner wear; what I notice is image quality and centering. I would prefer to look at that card in a wall case than a blurry PSA 7. Tangentially, a high grade card stands a good chance of having been "worked," in my opinion, and likely the most common thing worked is a corner.

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Duncan great card! I'd take yours any day over a higher graded OC!
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My CDO is exactly like yours. Like centered with a small ding on a corner better than off centered with perfect corners. Just me though.

That's why I try to be Ex-Mt to NM for all of my set needs. But even then, I'll get a card occasionally that'll either be creased/bent, which I have a thread about, or having the image basically going off the card.


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My OCD can't deal with off center cards. I'll take a well centered card with a dinged corner over razor sharp corners on a 80/20 centered card any day.
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My CDO is exactly like yours. Like centered with a small ding on a corner better than off centered with perfect corners. Just me though.

That's why I try to be Ex-Mt to NM for all of my set needs. But even then, I'll get a card occasionally that'll either be creased/bent, which I have a thread about, or having the image basically going off the card.
My OCD is the opposite. I can't stand cards with damaged corners, creases, writing, etc. I would rather have a card a little off centered over a card that has been abused by a collector. That being said, centering has always been an issue with me. When collecting in the 60s and 70s I always looked for good centering when I had a duplicate of a card.
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I struggled with the 1936 World Wide Gum in the recent REA auction. Centering will drive some of you guys to drink. But the card has nice corners and seems to be without other significant flaws. This is not a card I see very often and for the last official Gehrig issue is quite rare. As the write up attests. Struggled with it for weeks but ultimately stepped up and grabbed it. Haven't seen a better one offered in some time, and I suspect the 6s and above will be commanding big bucks. Centering be dammed on this one.

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I struggled with the 1936 World Wide Gum in the recent REA auction. Centering will drive some of you guys to drink. But the card has nice corners and seems to be without other significant flaws. This is not a card I see very often and for the last official Gehrig issue is quite rare. As the write up attests. Struggled with it for weeks but ultimately stepped up and grabbed it. Haven't seen a better one offered in some time, and I suspect the 6s and above will be commanding big bucks. Centering be dammed on this one.

https://bid.robertedwardauctions.com...e?itemid=46687
That is a nice card.
Just received this in the mail this evening. It can't be overstated that centered cards appeal to more collectors. People always ask what to "invest" in, in cards. Well, don't do it, first of all. But if you must, it usually helps to get something that other people will find appealing. That said, some cards which have been very well loved can be fun too.
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Old 11-09-2017, 04:52 PM
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Default Old Judge centering

I'm gonna throw a knuckle curveball into the discussion of centering. How do you determine good centering on an Old Judge card? The cards were photos of bigger photos that had a border template placed on top of them. So "centering" was determined by how symmetrically the border overlay was placed down on the photos combined with how the cards were cut!

Look at the two Ramsey cards. One has left-right borders that are close in size but the image is a bit off-center. The other has asymmetrical left & right borders but with a near perfectly centered image! Which is the "centered card"?
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