12.14.2009

Shipping Problem Postscript

I'm still a bit upset that the big addition to my collection, a Nolan Ryan autograph, ended up creased and crinkled, but the seller was MORE than accommodating, and sent me this beautiful Bob Gibson autograph from my latest desire, 1999 Fleer Sports Illustrated Greats of the Game.



But this only gives me another problem, one that Gellman and others have tried to answer: do I leave this in its graded case, or do I bust it open? Thoughts? Opinions? Thanks for all your support.

8 comments:

deal said...

I vote leave it in the case - Doesn't hurt anything.

SpastikMooss said...

case!

Mark's Ephemera said...

I've waffled on this in my mind for some time now. I'm going to say, leave it slabbed.

If, in the future, you want to release it, do it then.

But for now it has less of a chance of becoming a twin to the Ryan.

Nice card, by the way. Great signature.

dayf said...

Unless there is a compelling reason to crack it, leave it alone. It's technically 'added value' to the card and there is a real chance that the card might get beat up in the cracking. You might want to sell or trade the beast one day anyway.

AdamE said...

Don't forget to put a team bag around the slab (one from the bottom and one from the top) so it doesn't get all scratched up because the oversized cases are virtually impossible to store.

paulsrandomstuff said...

Leave it slabbed... why risk damage to the card?

AlbuqwirkE said...

If it was in my collection, it would be freed. But you should probably leave it in the case, and put the entire deal into a vault.

Hackenbush said...

I doubt the grading adds much of anything to the value but I'd be afraid of damaging the card. I do love the Fleer's,-- on card and a nice white background for the signature. The Sports Illustrated covers are especially nice.