A seam in the foil?

Discussion in 'Cards: Strategy and Rulings Discussion' started by Wallydraigle, Apr 5, 2008.

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  1. Wallydraigle

    Wallydraigle New Member

    The local card shop has a Dragonite EX from Dragon Frontiers for a good price. It's one of my favorite cards, but I probably wouldn't get it because it has a line through it like there's a seam in the foil stock that gets pressed onto the card.

    I have a few foil cards like this, but not anything valuable. Would something like this be considered a defect which would decrease the resale value or collectibility of a card?
  2. Scipio

    Scipio New Member

    Not that I know of. It seems to be pretty common with DF cards, about 50% of the Exes of that set I had in my hands had it. So no reason to not get it methinks.
  3. Wallydraigle

    Wallydraigle New Member

    Thanks for the reply. I'll take another look at it, but I probably still wouldn't get it, because the line is right across dragonite's face, and it's not attractive.
  4. astewart

    astewart New Member

    all my t-tars ex have the line they are normal they are in all delta sets.
  5. Wallydraigle

    Wallydraigle New Member

    I'll think it over. I was there today and he still had it, but I got a Gardevoir LV x for $8.00 instead. Couldn't pass that up.
  6. The Captain

    The Captain New Member

    how much was the dragonite for? if it's anything like like the gardy, buy it. Unless your strictly a collector
  7. Wallydraigle

    Wallydraigle New Member

    $20. For some reason I thought that card ran more than that, but upon looking around that seems like a fair price. The prices there are kind of weird. Like I got Gardevoir LV X for $8.00, yet they have a Hariyama EX from Deoxys for $25.00. It's possible to get a really good bargain, but you have to watch out too.
  8. Mew

    Mew New Member

    I'm going to guess your store was using a price guide, and mistook Gardy Lv X as Gardy Ex.
    Because when they are selling Hariyama from DX for $25, you know something's wrong.
  9. Wallydraigle

    Wallydraigle New Member

    Apparently he checked completed auctions on eBay, which would have a picture of the card right there, so if he made a mistake I figure it's not my problem.

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