As most of you know 1969 OPC/Topps cards have a location on the back of card for the stamps issued in wax packs. I have some really nice cards but they have the stamp glued on the back of the card. What would the qualifier be for this stamp on the back? Has anyone ever seen any of these card graded with the stamp on the back?
I collect this set also. I have seen a lot of these cards with stamps on the back, but not graded that way. I'm just guessing, but I wonder if they would give it a ST qualifier for staining? Obviously, they would have to do something to the grade. The card could be a PSA 8 with a stamp on the back. They could either drop it to a 5 or 6, or give it a qualifier.
Sorry that I don't have a more definite answer on this. I'm sure that someone will have the correct answer!
but apparently the stamps are very easy to remove if you are gentle and won't harm the backs enuf so that the card can still be graded....I have that from a good source. I've got a couple myself, but haven't been brave enuf to try.
This message has been edited by tripoli99 on Apr 11, 2007 12:17 AM
Re: What will PSA give a 1969 hockey card with a stamp on the back
April 14 2007, 12:23 AM
I think I only own one 1969 card (with stamp) but I'm curious why a company like PSA would not grade it or even if they did why the grade could drop from an 8 to a 5 for instance. Taking an almost philosophical standpoint here, PSA's grading criteria does not match the intended use of the cards for this set as I would suggest that the cards and the stamps were made by the company for the sole purpose of sticking them together. A true collector of the time probably would not consider their set complete until the stamps were put carefully in place so who is PSA to say that they are somehow "better" when separated? hmmmm....
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