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Mail Bag Recap #10

The plain white envelopes are rolling it. My trades have been going well and my set binders are slowly but filling up.

A trade with TCDB member sandd0522 landed me five more 2020 Topps Series 1 base. My Target has been completely sold out of 2020 Topps Series 1, which really means they haven’t taken the time to re-stock the shelves.

A small trade with TCDB member p_dawg68 bumped my 1989 Topps set build by three cards along with a needed 2019 Topps Heritage base short print.

The three 1989 Topps cards bring me to 92.7% of a master set. The Cabrera short print brings me to 92.7% of a complete set.

Yes, both sets just hit 92.7% completion.

Note: My scanner did not like the 2019 Heritage Cabrera. It shows red dots over his face as if he has a case of the chicken pox. This is the first time my scanner has done something like this.

Finally, I was able to add my 1982 Topps and 1983 Topps want lists on TCDB. If you have any and want to trade, let me know.

By Base Card Hero

Ryan is a baseball card dork and developer. He has been collecting cards since he was six starting with 1988 Score. Reigning from Minnesota, he is an avid Minnesota sports fan.

6 replies on “Mail Bag Recap #10”

That dot pattern on the Cabrera card is a moiré (pronounced moray), or moiré effect. You might try scanning at a higher resolution such as 300 dpi. I scan at 600 dpi but it does result in larger file sizes. Your scanner probably has a descreening feature which can be used to eliminate moiré but I personally have never had to use it.

Congrats on your set completion percentages moving in the right direction.

I am currently scanning at 300 dps with descreen at 300dps– without descreening the dots were REALLY red. I could try 600 dps if this shows up again.

I don’t think this happened with other 2019 Heritage cards… Oh well.

Thanks for the tips and thanks for reading! I’ll try a higher resolution next time.

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