Almost everyone sooner or later will get a card signed or will send them through the mail (TTM). Card manufactures put gloss on the cards to give it a nice shinny appearance. While this makes the card look good it creates a barrier for a magic marker.
It kills me to search on eBay and see all of the autographs that are either smeared or blotchy. Here is a little video that shows how to remove the gloss. The ideal solution is to try it on a sample card from he same set as it might take one or two tries to get the amount of gloss off.
You can see the before powder and after powder on the left and after powder on the right card.
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