Is there anything worse than damaging a card yourself due to lack of attention?
I recently picked up a rare Griffey card, a 2003 Topps Kanebo #3 card. These cards were created by Topps and are exactly like the 2002 (Gold border) and 2003 (Green border) Topps baseball cards but the backs are in Japanese and the Topps logo was removed from the card face on the 2003 cards. They were created for and distributed by Kanebo Foods in Japan.
I have never seen the cards before and was instantly grabbed, I have an affinity for the Japanese culture, I didn’t pay a ton but it was definitely more than a base 2003 Topps Griffey card. The card was perfect when I received it but after opening the package I grabbed an armful of stuff and headed up the stairs, the card began to slide off of the top of the pile I had in my arms so I put it between my teeth without even thinking. Needless to say I realized my mistake too late and I left two teeth marks across the edge of the card. It isn’t noticeable in the scan or even when you look at the card but if you hold it at an angle you notice the slight marks on the surface. I am so bummed.
Last week I picked up a 2002 Topps Kanebo Ichiro #16 and made sure not to damage it (LOL)