I wonder who does the blacking out and how? Do they just take a can and spray it or is it more of a customized carefully done process paying attention to swing weight, balance, etc.?
I blacked out an old POG 90 that was pretty beat up cosmetically and like it better than the four green stripes on my other one in almost mint condition. Plus you can play without worrying about another nick here or there since you can always give it another coat when needed.