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Is this ESB punch hole normal?

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Is this ESB punch hole normal?

Postby tigerham » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:09 pm

Hi all, can anyone please tell me if this ESB 41bk punch hole is normal or not as it looks like a DIY with several attempts to scratch/cut the hole punch shape...

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Also, another thing about the punch hole is the unsymmetrical half-moon cut shape...

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... thank you.

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Re: Is this ESB punch hole normal?

Postby Snaketibe » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:17 pm

I'd say it looks fine, and seems to be the same style of punch as this card:

http://lghttp.18520.nexcesscdn.net/8090 ... -9_1_1.jpg

However, it's the rest of the card that's really difficult to fake convincingly, so if that looks OK, I wouldn't worry about the punch. You've not revealed much of the card in your pictures, but from what I can see, the front looks glossy and the back matte, so I'd say it's all good :-)

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Re: Is this ESB punch hole normal?

Postby tigerham » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:24 pm

Snaketibe wrote:I'd say it looks fine, and seems to be the same style of punch as this card:

http://lghttp.18520.nexcesscdn.net/8090 ... -9_1_1.jpg

However, it's the rest of the card that's really difficult to fake convincingly, so if that looks OK, I wouldn't worry about the punch. You've not revealed much of the card in your pictures, but from what I can see, the front looks glossy and the back matte, so I'd say it's all good :-)


Thank you Snaketibe. That info is perfect. Really appreciate your time and help my friend. :)

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Re: Is this ESB punch hole normal?

Postby Snaketibe » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:28 pm

tigerham wrote:
Snaketibe wrote:I'd say it looks fine, and seems to be the same style of punch as this card:

http://lghttp.18520.nexcesscdn.net/8090 ... -9_1_1.jpg

However, it's the rest of the card that's really difficult to fake convincingly, so if that looks OK, I wouldn't worry about the punch. You've not revealed much of the card in your pictures, but from what I can see, the front looks glossy and the back matte, so I'd say it's all good :-)


Thank you Snaketibe. That info is perfect. Really appreciate your time and help my friend. :)

You're welcome :-)

Jeremy

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Re: Is this ESB punch hole normal?

Postby tigerham » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:30 pm

Snaketibe wrote:
tigerham wrote:
Snaketibe wrote:I'd say it looks fine, and seems to be the same style of punch as this card:

http://lghttp.18520.nexcesscdn.net/8090 ... -9_1_1.jpg

However, it's the rest of the card that's really difficult to fake convincingly, so if that looks OK, I wouldn't worry about the punch. You've not revealed much of the card in your pictures, but from what I can see, the front looks glossy and the back matte, so I'd say it's all good :-)


Thank you Snaketibe. That info is perfect. Really appreciate your time and help my friend. :)

You're welcome :-)

Jeremy


Jeremy, right! Lol, thank you Jeremy. :)

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Re: Is this ESB punch hole normal?

Postby Snaketibe » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:32 pm

It's fine, I'll answer to either! I do find it slightly weird at times hiding behind pseudonyms! :lol:

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Re: Is this ESB punch hole normal?

Postby tigerham » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:39 pm

Snaketibe wrote:It's fine, I'll answer to either! I do find it slightly weird at times hiding behind pseudonyms! :lol:


:lol: I know what you mean and it is weird, at times, calling people by those names. :)

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Re: Is this ESB punch hole normal?

Postby aussiejames » Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:42 am

Always good to compare punch hole to factory code. For most 41 backs there are two types per factory, that one looks like one for Unitoy. A full picture of the back of cradback will confirm.

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Re: Is this ESB punch hole normal?

Postby tigerham » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:11 am

aussiejames wrote:Always good to compare punch hole to factory code. For most 41 backs there are two types per factory, that one looks like one for Unitoy. A full picture of the back of cradback will confirm.


Thank you James, hope this helps confirm...

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Re: Is this ESB punch hole normal?

Postby subzero » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:52 am

Snakezero calling in. :lol:

Yeah iv'e noticed similar markings on a couple of my punch holes, I just assumed it was general creases around the holes from being handled over the years, or tooling marks from being punched.
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Re: Is this ESB punch hole normal?

Postby tigerham » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:30 am

subzero wrote:Snakezero calling in. :lol:

Yeah iv'e noticed similar markings on a couple of my punch holes, I just assumed it was general creases around the holes from being handled over the years, or tooling marks from being punched.


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