Foil in Sealed Booster

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Foil in Sealed Booster

Post by dragsamou » Sun Sep 10, 2006 12:09 pm

Hi Members.
I just wanted to know if there's anyway to know if a Sealed Booster contains a Foil?Is the weight of the package different in such a way,that you can spot a Booster having a foil.Thanks for infos.
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Post by hammr7 » Sun Sep 10, 2006 2:57 pm

You probably can do it with an accurate scale (something that can determine weghts in hundreths or thousandths of a gram). I have heard rumors of scams in collectible cards (baseball, pokemon) where booster boxes were opened and each pack weighed. there were some that claimed the difference was measurable. I don't see why the same couldn't happen with Magic or other collectibles.

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Post by dragsamou » Sun Sep 10, 2006 4:18 pm

hammr7 wrote:You probably can do it with an accurate scale (something that can determine weghts in hundreths or thousandths of a gram). I have heard rumors of scams in collectible cards (baseball, pokemon) where booster boxes were opened and each pack weighed. there were some that claimed the difference was measurable. I don't see why the same couldn't happen with Magic or other collectibles.
Hi Henry.
Thanks for reply,whenever you have time,will you let me know,the weight difference between a Normal card and a Foil one,also if you can find any difference between Boosters,and Boosters Boxes,as I know you own the perfect tool for that ;-) Thanks.
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Post by coolio » Mon Sep 11, 2006 1:26 am

there are always tricks of the trade.. i will not divulge such information publically, and no, it doesnt require a scale

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Post by me-and_we » Mon Sep 11, 2006 10:44 am

I know from our local trader that during UY and UD weighing Boosters was common and u could buy foil displays with a guaranteed foil in every booster... I don't know why, but somehow this has stopped... Probably the difference is too low today...

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Post by coolio » Mon Sep 11, 2006 2:43 pm

me-and_we wrote:I know from our local trader that during UY and UD weighing Boosters was common and u could buy foil displays with a guaranteed foil in every booster... I don't know why, but somehow this has stopped... Probably the difference is too low today...

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bah, scale is for those unskilled enough to do by hand.. I'm like 98%+

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Post by hammr7 » Mon Sep 11, 2006 4:18 pm

coolio wrote:
me-and_we wrote:I know from our local trader that during UY and UD weighing Boosters was common and u could buy foil displays with a guaranteed foil in every booster... I don't know why, but somehow this has stopped... Probably the difference is too low today...

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bah, scale is for those unskilled enough to do by hand.. I'm like 98%+
If the boosters are old enough you can probably feel the curl from the foil card. There might also be a different feel in the firmness, although I doubt dealers would appreciate have booster packs mauled by buyers. I do remember a few stores that wouldn't let kids pick through boosters during the Pokemon craze, since they were able to figure out which ones had foils.

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Post by coolio » Mon Sep 11, 2006 5:26 pm

hammr7 wrote:
coolio wrote:
me-and_we wrote:I know from our local trader that during UY and UD weighing Boosters was common and u could buy foil displays with a guaranteed foil in every booster... I don't know why, but somehow this has stopped... Probably the difference is too low today...

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bah, scale is for those unskilled enough to do by hand.. I'm like 98%+
If the boosters are old enough you can probably feel the curl from the foil card. There might also be a different feel in the firmness, although I doubt dealers would appreciate have booster packs mauled by buyers. I do remember a few stores that wouldn't let kids pick through boosters during the Pokemon craze, since they were able to figure out which ones had foils.
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