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White spots on Beta Ancestral

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 3:54 am
by Royal Ass.
I hope I am putting this under the right topic.

I purchased a Beta Ancestral Recal about a month ago from a reputable dealer. Everythign on the card checks out and I have no reason to believe that it is a fake. However, I have been intrigued by two small white dots on the right edge of the card. I have looked at them with a jewler's loupe magnafying glass and it is clear that they are a part of the printing, and not the result of a scatch or any kind of dirt.

I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this ony any Beta cards?

I have provided some crappy quality pics below that I took with my webcam. I can try to put better quality pics up later with my digital camera if these aren't clear enough.

I'm pointing to the white dots here. ... hoto39.jpg
Here is another pic. ... hoto38.jpg

This is my first time posting on this site. Thanks for your help.

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 4:16 am
by l0qii
These are common printing irregularities. I wouldn't even call them misprints. They happen a lot on all cards old and new, and are really nothing to worry about or get excited over.

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 5:13 am
by Royal Ass.
that's what I figured, but just wanted to check. Thanks. Were these more common on older cards? Do they detract from the value much of something like an ancestral? Since it's part of the printing, would something like this affect a PSA grading?

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 9:58 pm
by mintcollector
Yes, "print dots" were very common in the early runs. Quality assurance was for crap early on. Many cards are ill-centered, have print dots or circles on them. While a printing flaw, these really aren't classically know as misprints since the early print runs were abound with these.

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 11:18 pm
by ende73
Ti confermo che si tratta di anomalie di stampa comuni, anzi non ti preoccupare perché a parte questo mi sembra la carta sia messa in ottime condizioni.

Benvenuto sul sito, siamo sempre pochi italiani qui !

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 11:40 pm
by Dr. Doom
ma la gente può capire l'italiano ;-)

Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 12:47 am
by Royal Ass.
Grazie Ende,
Infatti, io sono americano, comunque origino di italia.

Ora sono geloso perche mia fidanzata adesso sta in sicilia. Mi manca Italia. Li ho tanti cuggini che mi ospitano molto bene. Spero di andarci quest' estate per verderli.

ci sono tanti che originao di italia qui negli stati uniti...