I never receive a reply to my initial message regarding these counterfeits from Sportlots, however, Fuji (who, after reading my post, decided to try and help rid the site of these fakes by sending a message too), did receive a response, and was kind enough to post it in the comments section of the previous post. For those who might not have seen it, here you go:
"I agree, these all look very suspicious. I struggle what
I can do if I don't know for sure and don't want to accuse
them without better proof.
Thanks for the info.. maybe I will just put out an fyi to
them just to let them know I'm keeping an eye out.
***** Update from the seller *****
In 2006 I bought out a closed baseball card store to
turn it in to a computer shop , these cards were left
behind due to illness , they became my property due to a
court order , I then sent many to Heratige Auctions in
Texas to be pieced and none came back reprints or fake .
I also a year ago sold many to Dave & Adams Cards on the
internet , they too bought every one I sent . I will
refund any payment of which a customer isn't happy with
for any reason , but I don't think any or many are fake
and I'm not a card guy and wouldn't know anyway , if
there are any complaints I will stop selling immediately,
just let me know . I will send them to the experts like
First things first, the reply from Sportlots is very disappointing, but not overly surprising either. In a world where greed is king, Sportlots obviously isn't interested in losing it's percentage of whatever this seller's cards end up selling for, just for the sake of protecting it's user's from these "very suspicious" cards.
Secondly, it's absolutely astounding how many red flags I see in the seller's response! Since I'm trying to keep this short, I will say that the "I'm not a card guy and wouldn't know anyway" line, is the one that stuck out the most... as that's one of the most common ways people selling fake's try to distance themselves from any first-hand knowledge of fraud, which will often be proceeded by something like "I found these cards in a box that I bought at an auction" or "I found an old shoebox full of cards in the attic of a house that I'm renovating". I will also quickly say that it's curious that they're supposedly selling these everywhere online except for eBay, you know the one place where you will most likely receive the most money from selling your highly desirable vintage cards.
Since there really isn't much else that can be done, and I won't be bringing this up again (at least when it comes to Sportlots), I figured we might as well take a look at a few more of hock2015's "very suspicious" offerings:
So I guess the only way to wrap this up is to say that I feel bad for all the people that are going to be ending up with these cards, but at least we (thank you again, Fuji) tried to help them out. And to anyone who may be buying cards on Sportlots from this point on, just be mindful that the site is now apparently okay with seller's listing
Thanks for taking a moment to look at my page.