Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Really?

I know I said wasn't going to bring it up again, but after seeing hock2015's newest batch of counterfeit's on Sportlots this morning, and all the subsequent bids being placed shortly thereafter... I just couldn't let it go.

All of today's listings, not surprisingly, look like they came out of the exact same mold as the last group. And of course, they're all the biggest names, and key rookie cards. So in an attempt to keep showing how bad these, here's just a small sampling of what was listed today:













I don't really know what I hope to accomplish by dedicating yet another post to this matter. I guess the best I could hope for, would be if just one of the people who have bought from this person to see one of these post's, show their card(s) to an honest seller (card shop, card show, etc.) for them to assess -- and once they find out it's a fake -- contact Sportlots, who will then finally remove this seller from the site.

It also wouldn't hurt if these posts inspired more people to contact Sportlots, and ask them to take some kind of action, before more people end up getting duped.

And one final thing, many thanks to Jeff, of the Fan-Attic Sports Cards Blog, for helping spread the word by adding links to my previous two posts (which are here and here) in a post he did last night.


Thanks for taking a moment to look at my page.

20 comments:

  1. Those 1957s look way off; the shade of white is totally wrong. I would peg them as fakes even without the rounded corners. Thanks for taking a stand on this.

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    1. Yeah, that shade of white was pretty bad wasn't it?

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  2. Just took a look at the site. Can't believe some of the bids.

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  3. Maybe it's because I don't have an account but I don't see a way to contact the seller. Can you ask the seller if they are selling them as originals? That forces their hand.

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    1. For future reference, if you ever did get an account and wanted to contact the seller, you just click on the "?" that's right after the seller's name and rating. Since there was no mention of them being reproductions, the seller would be implying that they are original's. As far as contacting the seller directly, I know from past experiences that wouldn't have accomplished anything. At best, I would've probably been told to f*** off.

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  4. way crazy bids-shame in the seller and buyer-prices are way too off for some of these cards. thanks for sharing-some one call the popo

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    1. Yes, authentic versions of a lot of those cards normally don't sell for that much, which makes the fakes going that high even worse.

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  5. Don't know if seller or Sportlots took items off, but I am not seeing them anymore.

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    1. It would appear that Sportlots finally took action!

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    2. Glad to hear this! I was just gonna ask if the owner of the site had seen your posts, because I'm sure it would spark some action. Great job Jon! Thanks for bringing these to our attention.

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    3. Fuji, the people who ended up being spared from these phony cards owe you a great deal of gratitude as well (even if they don't know it), as this might not have turned out the way it did, had you not decided to get involved. Your name carries far more weight with the online collecting community, as well as with the blogging community, hence your getting a reply, and me getting none. So in all likelihood, you were the one to first get the attention of the Sportlots owner :)

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    4. I'm truly humbled by your kind comment. Not sure if my name carries any more weight than yours or the other people who took the time to write Sportlots... but I'm glad we as a collective group have gotten their attention.

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  6. Looks like the cards and/or the seller were removed.
    Thanks for leading the way on this.

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    1. Here is the response I got from the email I sent earlier today..

      "Yes, all auctions from this seller has been pulled and put on hold until we can confirm one way or another if these are legit cards. It’s not possible for me to accuse them as such based on images, but agree that these are very suspicious. I will get to the bottom of this and they won’t be listing anymore until we can confirm.
      Thanks for bringing this to my attention."

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    2. Michael, thank you for taking the time to send Sportlots a message, I figured if more people started doing so that would lead to swifter action being taken. And thank you for posting the reply as well! I will use the reply when I do a quick update later today.

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  7. Them edges is purdy for how rounded the corners are!

    That being said, blogs are a great resource for this information. Kudos to you for pointing it out and sharing again.

    In my eBay saved searches last night, there was a T206 card I'm collecting. When I clicked the link, it was a seller whose name I recognized for all the wrong reasons. I checked Net 54 and read through a thread about them. Great information and likely saved me a ton of cash. We need more and more people calling out these scam artists.

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    1. Without going back and looking, I believe I brought up just how impossible it would be for 62's to sustain that kind of corner wear without any other edge wear.

      I'm glad to hear that you were able to avoid that shady seller, there are so many on eBay these days that sometimes it's can be like walking through a minefield. I haven't been on Net 54 too many times, but the few times I have been on the site, I ended up finding info that couldn't be found anywhere else.

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  8. Yikes. Glad the account was suspended. People get tunnel vision sometimes and just don't pay attention.

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    1. Tunnel vision is rarely a good thing.

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