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View Poll Results: Which Plate Do You Like Best?
Yellow 4 4.35%
Cyan 11 11.96%
Black 68 73.91%
Magenta 9 9.78%
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Which Printing Plate Do You Prefer?

This may be a weird question, and I know a lot of people don't even like plates, but which would you rather have if you had a choice between these four, assuming condition and the card was the same: Yellow, Black, Magenta, or Cyan? A PC card is up on eBay, and the seller has each of the four printing plates as a BIN. Personally, I'm probably going to get the Cyan version, but just curious as to what others like.
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Depends on the card, to be honest.
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Depends on the card, to be honest.
I'm just quoting because he's a Buckeye fan! GO BUCKS!!!
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Depends on the card, to be honest.
That's true. Nothing too high end, like a $15 card.
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That's true. Nothing too high end, like a $15 card.
I didn't necessarily mean the value, but more the design/color of the original card...for example, in the Kipnis plate below, I don't particularly care for the fact that it's yellow because you can't see a whole lot. There are some cards where the yellow plate shows quite a bit; same with black, cyan, magenta. It just depends on the card to me. Black plates usually tend to sell for more, though, in my experience.

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From what I've seen black plates usually have the most detail.
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Thanks for the input guys, yea, the cyan has the most/clearest detail of the four, so that's why I was leaning towards that one.
Plus it's PC, so one being more valuable than the other doesn't really matter to me.
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I have always liked the black plates the best, because they give the most detail and are usually the only ones you can read the writing on the best. Of course with me, I always try to get all four plates of my PC guy.

What player is it that the seller has all four plates of? It's very impressive to see all four plates of one card.
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Black and cyan
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Where is the option for none?
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I prefer black all the way just for the detail.

http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/...MG_0001-64.jpg

Yellow just creeps me out....

http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/...MG_0003-15.jpg
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:42 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Black all day. Not even close IMO.
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Why not magenta
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Where is the option for none?
Or "I don't really care".
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I want the option for all 4. I collect all of them regardless of color.
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Black, followed closely by Cyan, that is if you're making me choose. I buy them regardless of color, but I like those two because everything on the plate is easier to see.
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I like em all.
Despite what people are saying about the black
if the background is dark you can barely see anything at all.

Heres a good example
Plate on bottom left is the 2008 topps chrome trading card history Black plate
that goes with the Justin Upton Superfractor.
Only thing you can see is the bat.
Top Right is Andruw Jones from same set. Again, you cant see a whole heckuva lot.

Meanwhile the Jayson Nix is pretty clear.

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A PC card is up on eBay, and the seller has each of the four printing plates as a BIN.
Hadnt seen this part.

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i would buy them all too. no way i could just buy ONE if all FOUR were available.
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Hadnt seen this part.

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Only have enough to buy one right now lol
If I had enough, I'd go after them all.
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Only have enough to buy one right now lol
If I had enough, I'd go after them all.
Is player on the Mets ?
Gotta link ?
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Black and cyan definitly. I just voted cyan so I could be the minority
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Is player on the Mets ?
Gotta link ?
Not Ike Davis, no.
Oh, he's not the only player on the Mets

It's actually basketball, but since there are way more baseball plates than basketball plates I figured I'd post here.
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Not Ike Davis, no.
Oh, he's not the only player on the Mets

It's actually basketball, but since there are way more baseball plates than basketball plates I figured I'd post here.

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