|When buying ungraded (raw) baseball cards, the condition of the card is your
primary concern. Here are some minimal guidelines that affect a card's grade.
Centering: Both the image (card front) and the text (card back) need to be
Color: Make certain the colors are bright and not faded.
Corner Sharpness: Any cornor damage, however minute, will lower the grade.
Abrasion: Look at both the surfaces and edges of the card.
Lighting: Whenever possible, view cards under incadescent light; fluorescent
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