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lafabj23
07-21-2009, 07:14 AM
I've heard people talk about how they 'prep' a glossy card before sending it out to get autographed. What does this mean and how do you do it? I have some HOF postcards that got signed and came back horrible because of the glossy coating. Also, is there a different marker for glossy cards?

xSquatx
07-21-2009, 07:49 AM
Take baby powder and rub it all over the front of the card.
All you have to do now is take the baby powder off and then the talcum that is in the baby powder will stick onto the card.

The talcum is able to make the sharpie marker stick onto the card.

Feel free to try this out with a glossy base card that you don't want.

lafabj23
07-21-2009, 08:09 AM
Thanks!

Chuck-17
07-21-2009, 12:09 PM
Take baby powder and rub it all over the front of the card.
All you have to do now is take the baby powder off and then the talcum that is in the baby powder will stick onto the card.

The talcum is able to make the sharpie marker stick onto the card.

Feel free to try this out with a glossy base card that you don't want.

Thank you for the tip!

ODPhi2Hype
07-21-2009, 12:17 PM
I've also heard of some using an eraser to rub the area where the auto is to go...also, although black sharpie is most popular, i've found that some fine tip paint pens work nice.

supermanpunch
07-21-2009, 01:04 PM
be sure to get all of the baby powder off too. it will look suspicious to the athelete if there is still some on the card.

Chuck-17
07-21-2009, 01:08 PM
be sure to get all of the baby powder off too. it will look suspicious to the athelete if there is still some on the card.

:sign0020: Yeah, the last thing we need is an Anthrax scare coming from an SCF member. :sign0020:

xSquatx
07-21-2009, 01:12 PM
Yeah. Lol that'd be bad.
Even though you take off the baby powder, the talcum will still be on the card. Just so you guys know.

the1mcjensen
07-21-2009, 06:11 PM
staedtler lumocolor pens are perfect. i use them on glossy and chrome cards and dont do anything to the card before i get it signed. also, these are the pens they use to sign the cards for the card companies

lafabj23
07-22-2009, 02:33 AM
Thanks for all the firendly advice. You guys Rock!!!! I can't wait to baby powder my HOF postcards and send them out!

Aharvey
07-23-2009, 07:59 PM
Before I Heard about the baby powder, I had always rubbed down my cards with one of those pink pearl erasers. It always seemed to work well. Just make sure its a new one and only use it for cards if you go that route.

indyreds
07-24-2009, 02:04 AM
I have done both the powder and the eraser over the years. They both get the job done, but the powder does so without as much uneven wear on the surface of the card. I also suggest blue sharpie over black whenever you can. It seems that over long periods of time that the black bleaads yellow around the autograph edges and I have not seen this happen with blue!