Founded by an avid collector with an extensive collection of rare sports cards, NextGem aimed to become the platform of choice for card collectors and traders worldwide. For the founder, It was a great way to bond with his brother over their shared nostalgia as they set about acquiring all of the cards beyond their reach as teenagers.
The company aimed to enable collectors to create digital copies of physical cards and approached us for the development of an intelligent scanning system. Without a sophisticated algorithm at work, the majority of digitized images of trading cards result in one or more of the following unwanted image artifacts or noise:
We leveraged AI and ML to create an intelligent scanning system that captures high-definition images and automatically crops out all backgrounds while providing a photo output that includes quadrant views of both sides. Additional features include: