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Old 12-15-2012, 04:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Questions about Incentive card seals?

I'm new to sketch collecting and been buying incentive cards of the Glebe Bros and was wondering does removing them from the original case with sticker hurt the value? I usually like to display my card in nicer cases but didn't want to ruin the value of them. Any help is appreciated.
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Old 12-15-2012, 04:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This is a long running debate in the sketch card community. You can find a bunch of threads on Scoundrel. My perception, from three years of following the discussion:

If you will ever want to sell the card, don't take off the seal.

If you will ever want to trade the card, don't take off the seal.

If you just want to enjoy the card in your collection, do what you want.

I would say about 80 - 90% of the collectors who have an opinion like to leave the seals intact, even if they cover some of the art.
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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all i know is that all the collectors i know would rather have there collectibles in uncirculated condition if possible
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It's not going to ruin the value completely, but might lower the value 10-25% if you remove the seal. Plus, some collectors would only be interested in buying it if the seals are intact, so the demand might be somewhat less if you remove the seal.
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah i don't understand why it makes a difference if it has the seal or not. I like to look at the art without a case and seal to block my view.
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Personally, the first thing that I would normally do is take the card out of the holder so that it could be scanned in it's entirety unless there was an available image that I could swipe in order to sell it. The reasoning? It is an original one of a kind piece of work. You can not find one in "better shape" as it is the only one that exists. If there were multiple copies of the card, by all means keep it sealed but for anyone to pass up on a sketch because the seal is busted is just plain assinine, IMHO.
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:59 PM   #7 (permalink)
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i like to know that my cards are not handled by anyone than the manufacturer..
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I just don't understand why the seal has to be so big.
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I just don't understand why the seal has to be so big.
Or why can't it be transparent at least.
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:41 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I just don't understand why the seal has to be so big.
I agree. I have bought a few glebes and I took them out. They look so much better. What? People will think they are fake without that big gold sticker that covers 10 % of the card.
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