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Friday, June 14, 2013
Increased Interest In The... OWL Card!
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: Comic Book History
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Michael D Hamersky On Comics Presents A Re-Posting Of My Blog From
Saturday, December 1, 2007...  
The OWL Card!


TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #3882 -    I noticed that the archived blog post of mine from Saturday, December 1st of 2007 was seeing several hits during this week.

The format of the blog was in the eBay blog format, so it doesn't appear too well in this newer Tripod blog format.   So I'm going to re-blog it here, and post a link to where YOU can purchase an OWL Card for a minimal amount!

Here's the original post:

'Whiteness'  Guide For Collectors of Comic Books !!

What is the OWL Card and what does it mean to YOU as a collector???

Well, 'OWL Card' stands for 'Overstreet's Whiteness Level Card' which is a very handy card to use when grading comics!

Besides checking for tears, stains, writing, store stamps, fold, and other type of defects, you should also check for the 'whiteness' of the pages!!

Wait a minute!  Weren't the old comic books printed on newspaper type of paper? How could that paper stand the test of time and be white???

Well, that is where this card comes in handy, as when you find a comic book listed with a different level of paper color you now know what it signifies!

For your collecting of comics you should buy an Overstreet Grading Guide, and an OWL Card.  Just check out the eBay auctions for a copy of your own! (Sorry, we are keeping our copies!)

However, after you have checked out your comics with the OWL Card, and find that you want to upgrade to a better grade of the comic book, check out our CGC encapsulated comic books in our eBay Featured Comic Book Store  for high grade collectibles!

Here is a little more history of the card since the above blog was posted:

Originally produced in conjunction with the First Edition of The Overstreet Comic Book Grading Guide, the OWL (or "Overstreet's Whiteness Level") Card is a comic book grading tool used to evaluate paper color.

On the reverse side is the ONE (or Overstreet's Numerical Equivalent") Card, which translates the traditional letter grades into their equivalent values on a 100-point numerical grading scale. Predating today's commonly used 10-point numerical grading scale by about 10 years, the 100-point scale was an unsuccessful early attempt to apply a more scientific standard to the comic book grading process.

Okay, so much for the history of the OWL Card... So where do YOU get one? 

Well... the Gemstone Publishing company appears to be selling the card via their web site online.  Here is the link to where you should be able to purchase a card.

Have some fun with the OWL Card!

~ Michael



NOTE FROM Michael D Hamersky On ComicsMy thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now at 3,882 total posts in number!   I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

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