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by hammr7
Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: Inquiries
Topic: What do people think about hand-cut miscuts?
Replies: 29
Views: 6881

I have always been a big collector of Crazy Clown tokens. Look at what happened when the market was flooded by reprints of dubious origin. $100 tokens were suddenly worth $10 or less, and prices for these tokens have never recovered. I have always considered miscuts and most misprints to be inferior...
by hammr7
Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: Information General
Topic: Miscuts Explanation FIXED
Replies: 31
Views: 18613

When you are cutting or trimming wood, especially veneers (and stacks of cards behave like a continuous stack of veneers), you usually get a cleaner cut on the top surface than the back surface. In fact, best practice for veneers is multiple scores of the veneer to prevent tearout. This is usually f...
by hammr7
Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: Information General
Topic: This explains the quality
Replies: 7
Views: 2847

This all makes sense, given that WOTC was desperate for more print capacity when the game exploded and Carta Mundi couldn't keep up.
by hammr7
Sun Oct 20, 2013 3:29 am
Forum: Inquiries
Topic: Any idea how this was created?
Replies: 25
Views: 7025

If we assume that this is from a scrap sheet, can we also assume that it is hand cut? Not necessarily. Every process step requires a setup, and that includes the cutting stages. And for cutting, you want to use the messed up color setup sheets. Most scrap has to be shredded at some point, and cutti...
by hammr7
Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: Inquiries
Topic: Any idea how this was created?
Replies: 25
Views: 7025

Given the overprint, it has to be some sort of double print. Heavy ink is not unusual. Ink is applied to cards in a multi-stage process. 1. The ink is applied to an embossed roll or plate. To ensure complete coverage, the ink is usually flooded over the surface. 2. Excess ink is removed, typically u...
by hammr7
Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:52 pm
Forum: Information General
Topic: Miscuts Explanation FIXED
Replies: 31
Views: 18613

You are literally grinding away material. I'm sorry, but I think that's not true. You can see a burr on the most cards in one direction (changes between editons). That can only occur if the cards are punched. There are also foil cards which have the cardboard cut away but the foil layer is still sq...
by hammr7
Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: Information General
Topic: Miscuts Explanation FIXED
Replies: 31
Views: 18613

A large stack of cards is like a log or a board. If you have ever seen a wood lathe (or even a router) bevel an edge of a piece of wood, you have seen the kind of process that rounds edges on cards. You are literally grinding away material. If you don't set the router guide correctly, you end up wit...
by hammr7
Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:26 pm
Forum: Inquiries
Topic: What went wrong with these 3 Misprints ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1169

The first batch of misprints look like they are the proper size for cards, so I would expect the sheet was used to get the sheet guides - which controls sheet feed the way a laser or ink jet printer guide controls paper feed - set up correctly. They may have then been run through the corner trimmer....
by hammr7
Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Information General
Topic: Miscuts Explanation FIXED
Replies: 31
Views: 18613

That explanation is consistent with the answers I provided over the years. I do like the diagram. The one item I would like to add. I have not seen the cards that were the source of this response. However, I would be surprised to see multiples of the same card being both miscut and ending up in the ...
by hammr7
Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:13 am
Forum: Different Auction Sites Reports and MTG Commercial Websites
Topic: need help from a us member for a small purchase
Replies: 15
Views: 4171

I did get one, from another vendor, because I never could get to that first auction. ](*,) And I still never received any of the e-mails. :( sorry I took some of your time, I might investigate this email problem. You didn't get the PM on librarities ? I never got e-mails, but eventually got the fir...
by hammr7
Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:06 pm
Forum: Different Auction Sites Reports and MTG Commercial Websites
Topic: need help from a us member for a small purchase
Replies: 15
Views: 4171

I did get one, from another vendor, because I never could get to that first auction. ](*,)

And I still never received any of the e-mails.
by hammr7
Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: Different Auction Sites Reports and MTG Commercial Websites
Topic: need help from a us member for a small purchase
Replies: 15
Views: 4171

effai wrote:
hammr7 wrote:If I'm not too late, let me know the details!

hammer@eticomm.net
message sent, thanks !!
I never got the message
by hammr7
Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: Different Auction Sites Reports and MTG Commercial Websites
Topic: need help from a us member for a small purchase
Replies: 15
Views: 4171

If I'm not too late, let me know the details!

hammer@eticomm.net
by hammr7
Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:11 am
Forum: Box of Problems and Bugs
Topic: E-Mail adress to contact me
Replies: 4
Views: 5053

Alexis,

When I click the e-mail button at the bottom of your post (the one to e-mail to you), the resulting e-mail address already entered into the e-mail is addressed to your hotmail adddress. Click to send yourself an e-mail and see what gets filled in when you try it.

Hank
by hammr7
Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:15 pm
Forum: Inquiries
Topic: Stamped Product
Replies: 14
Views: 4792

I had a ton of stamped product from pre-2000 sets. I always gave them away as oddities. They were never one of my collecting interests, as there were enough variations of symbols and colors that I would have gone crazy trying to collect them all.