|Damn near killed 'em.|
I've done more work since them - bathrooms, kitchen cabinets, carpeting, tile, laminate flooring, sheds, decks, patios - too much to go through. The key in everything is to get it right the first time. I have had my share of being too much in a hurry and screwing up my numbers. It's fine when you cut it too long. But you know you can't put back on what you take off. You have to get a new board, or tile, or whatever, and start new.
Tony from Off Hiatus Baseball shot me a message via Twitter asking about some miscuts he had. Offered them up for my collection. Always a no brainer when offered collection cards. Tony sent a total of 43 cards that were miscuts, in varying levels of badness (or greatness, depending how you feel).
First, you have your subtle miscut. It's a bit too close to the edge, like Figueroa. Or too close to the top like Hanna. Maybe you still have a bit off the edge showing, but you can see the cut lines on the other side of the card, like Hernandez.
Now we move up to more noticeable problems. You start seeing parts of the card that shares the sheet with the current card. You still have a far amount to view, but someone on the line didn't spend enough time getting them lined up properly in the cutter.
Last, you have the horrible/fantastically off cut cards. Tons of bleed from the adjoining card. You are losing whole sections of the name, image or design, and with luck you can identify who was on the sheet of cards next to the player. I love that Roberts plays for the Oyals, and Maddox is a member of the Milwaukee Rangers. Here is the best two from the stack.
The '62 Groat is the 2nd oldest miscut in the binder, joining two other '62s, and the three being overshadowed by a sweet '52 Hank Edwards. The Berenyi is the pinnacle of a miscut - loss of image, bleed from the card next to it, and misshaped.
There was one final card that Tony sent.
Perfectly centered. That creepy thing would probably grade a 10. Thanks for the miscuts, and the nightmare fuel, Tony.