DECAL & BODY FLAWS = (from the factory)
- Decal that was put on skewed or on an angle = This may not look very attractive but as long as it is legible and complete, the doll should be considered for your collection. No price discounts.
Twisted decals =If decal is turned onto itself, shows backward lettering, or is impossible to read. Avoid this doll unless it doesn't bother you. Decal put on straight but upside down =If you can live with it, it is ok to consider it for your collection. No price discounts. Missing decal =This flaw seriously effects the cost of the doll. Avoid this doll. Wrong decal on doll =The decal has the wrong name for the team. The Toronto Maple Leafs doll with a Detroit Redwings logo on the chest is the only example. The doll should be considered for your collection. No price discount or premium. Bottom of base =Missing Foil sticker ("Sports Specialties") or paper label over the hole. Missing the "JAPAN" stamp on the bottom. MINI'S = some of the bottoms were painted & some were not. No price discount for any of these. Paint Blobs or Overruns =Some dolls were given too heavy of a clear coat spray after they were painted which ran & turned brown or golden in color over time. Subtract 20% off mint price.
DECAL FLAWS = (from mishandling)
- 1 OR 2 IMPERFECTIONS = small chip in decal or partial letter(s), scratch through decal --- Subtract 10-25% off mint price.
3 OR MORE IMPERFECTIONS =Major section of decal missing, multiple scratches through decal, cracking or fading of decal (sun damage), dirt or stained (smoky environment) --- Subtract 30-60% off mint price
BODY FLAWS = (from mishandling)
- 1 OR 2 IMPERFECTIONS = small paint chips, thin hairline crack in face, stained (smoke) or faded (sunlight) --- Subtract 30-35% off mint price.
3 OR MORE IMPERFECTIONS =larger paint chips or cracks, cracking or fading of paint (sun damage), dirty or stained (smoky environment) --- Subtract 50-65% off mint price MISSING PIECE =subtract 80-85% off mint price. REPAIRED DOLL =subtract 90% off mint price. (Look inside the head, around ankles and neck post) SPRING TWISTED OR EXTENDED =If spring has been extended or bent, the head may not be facing straight, raised high above neck post or may be tilted to one side. subtract 20-25% off mint price. BOTTOM OF BASE =chipped or scratched is acceptable. No price discounts. BOTTOM OF BASE =Paper over hole punched out or removed. No price discounts. BOTTOM OF BASE =Foil sticker missing. No price discounts.