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CUT TO THE CHASE

CARD TRIMMING MAY MAKE A CARD LOOK BETTER, BUT SUCH ALTERATION CAN ALSO FOREVER DESTROY A CARD’S VALUE

Card collecting and dealing is fun. Aft er all, it should be about fun, right? The father of our hobby, Jefferson Burdick, never cared for values being assigned to cards. To him, collecting was about the thrill of the chase, not the potential for a profit.

But there is a portion of the hobby that has become about profit, potentially a very large profit. And where there is the potential for profit, there will be fraud.

Like any other tangible asset such as collectibles, counterfeiting and alterations are two of the biggest areas of fraud that buyers have to be aware of and have some basic knowledge of.

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