90s Topps Finest - Peel or Leave Coating?

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Peel or Leave the coat on?

  1. Peel it off

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  2. Leave it on

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  1. d2t

    d2t Kidd & Garnett Collector

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    I received a couple of 90s Topps Finest cards, if I want to preserve its value, i would leave the coating on i assume?

    Cheers guys
  2. GarnettFan4Life

    GarnettFan4Life 1st Ballot Hall Of Fame OZCT Supporter

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    Leave all mine on, I just used to rip off the crap ones to have a looky see
  3. loafic

    loafic Walt Frazier Collector

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    i used to love peeling em off as you could see the real beauty of them then
  4. d2t

    d2t Kidd & Garnett Collector

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    Thats whats im finding so tempting! One of them is the Kidd RC and it features a wide variety of colours, but it looks so dull with the coating over the card. I'm still leaning towards keeping the coat on though.

    I'll receive the 1995 Kidd Finest Refractor hopefully real soon and its also unpeeled.
  5. chadjaja

    chadjaja On the way back!

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    It says 'peel' so thats what intended to happen. Once peeled great care is needed to keep the cards clean and smudge free but like you said its more visually appealing. If grading the surface is the peel and any bubbles or imperfections are graded down of course. The easy way out is to have both peeled and non peeled, thats my pc.
  6. GoldenBoy23

    GoldenBoy23 Iverson Collector

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    If that was a lowend card u can peel that off, but if it is kobe rc, never
    its always been an article on the beckett mag "the appeal of the peel" oh the good ol days,
  7. gemini0928

    gemini0928 Basketball Addict

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    I like peeling them! :lol:
  8. A_Iverson_I

    A_Iverson_I OzCardTrader

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    Don't peel...... though I always peel cards like 05-0t Trilogy for example (unless I am planning on selling)...... don't see the point on leaving it on otherwise as you couldn't see the card...... this hobby is about enjoying it, if you can't see the card, peel it off & enjoy it! :thumbsup:
  9. slobbythegreat

    slobbythegreat Exotic Cardboard Purveyor

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    i agree with Contador, get 2 of the same card, peel one, leave the other on, thats what i do also, gets a bit tedious with player pc's as most of the time you end up with 4-6 cards, common peeled and unpeeled, refractor peeled and unpeeled, xfractor/embossed refractor peeled and unpeeled
  10. graham

    graham Site Admin OZCT Supporter

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    Unless the peel is damaged in some way then I would leave it how it is. That's just me though :)
  11. chadjaja

    chadjaja On the way back!

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    Just for the record, Slobby takes his barbies out of the packaging so he can play with them. Its a doll after all not a collectable.

    Although based on his pc of cards I'm sure he has two of each dolls, one in box and one out.

    Hope this helps.
  12. mj_fan

    mj_fan airman

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    unpeeled............
  13. Brian Lee

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    It really depends on what you want to do with the card, if it is purely a PC item then just peel the card and reveal its true beauty. But if you are planning to sell it, you might want to keep it on because it simply gives you the choice later on to peel.

    In some cases, if you plan to send it in for grading, you might actually want to peel it off because damages to the protector counts against your card. You rather have a spotless peeled card then a scratched unpeeled card. Personally, I see no difference in peeled or unpeeled versions, its the same card, cards are never meant to have protectors anyway...
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    slobbythegreat Exotic Cardboard Purveyor

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    :lol:i only started getting 2 when you wanted to play with them....still not sure about your facination with "Speedo Ken":lol:
  15. d2t

    d2t Kidd & Garnett Collector

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    Cheers guys, im leaning towards NOT peeling...Even though its PC and i intend of keeping all of my Kidd cards for a while after he retires, i can't see how peeling the cover would reduce the cards value if i decided to sell them one day. Also if its still unpeeled, i still have the option of peeling it off whenever i like.
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    Don't peel,to each his own though.
  17. 90'inserts

    90'inserts OLD SCHOOL ADDICT

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    like the dolls just buy two of each one peeled and one not the best of both
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    christuffa OzCardTrader

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    Thread resurrection.

    When you send in cards to beckett for grading, will they peel it for you if you ask them to? So that the peel preserves the card right until they go to grade it.

    Chris
  19. Cobretti

    Cobretti Fleer Collector

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    well I have seen peel sealed cards graded before.

    So maybe you ask them to leave it like that if you want it?
  20. jasonf23312

    jasonf23312 jaybird

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    Leave the coating on unless you have a duplicate.

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