What if I took 20 sports cards and treated them like I might have when I was in elementary school for the summer?
What if I put a rubber band around them?
What if I carried them in my pocket and took them everywhere I went?
What if I pulled them out at lunch to show my friends, never bothering to wipe the Cheetos dust from my fingers?
What if I put them under my pillow?
Interesting idea. So I'll try it. I selected 20 cards at (mostly) random from my stacks. Early 90s up to modern. Glossy and flat. White border and color to the edge. Semi stars and journeymen.
Currently they are all in great condition. Pulled from packs. No obvious dings or creases. Good, clean cards. I'm not going to intentionally abuse them, I'm just curious to see what happens.
I'll show them again later this year. Now to find a rubber band in the junk drawer.