Today is question day:
At what point is a card to “damaged” for you to still consider adding it to your collection?
For me it depends on whether it is a modern card or a vintage card. For this question I consider anything from the junk wax era on as modern and 1970s and older as vintage.
For modern age cards I am ok with the card being a bit off center and I am also ok with a soft corner or two, maybe a couple of edge chips or a scratch or two but that is my extent. As odd as it is, even though I am picky about damage I totally dig printing errors, cards missing foil and miscut cards like diamond cuts, not off center.
For vintage cards, I am ok with off center as well as some soft corners and chipped edge but unlike modern cards I am ok with paper loss on the back and creases. Basically, the older the card the more I am willing to accept damage-wise. One of the biggest stopping points for me is a skinned card where the entire back is gone.