While searching through the recently sold items, I came across some stuff from a seller, pre1971cards, that ended up piquing my interest (and not necessarily in a good way), enough so in fact, that I decided to write a post all about this one particular seller... and his listings:
post in which I go after someone for selling counterfeits (well, I guess it sort of is, but in a more light-hearted way), nor will it be an expose about fakes on eBay, as that would kind of be like writing an in-depth piece on water being wet. No, instead this is more of a "why would you risk it?" sort of post.
Anyway, back to the Trout rookie for a moment. I had no idea that such modern cards were already being
We all know that eBay doesn't care about these, and I know Topps doesn't care about all the vintage counterfeit stuff, but I am a bit surprised that they wouldn't care about something so modern being reproduced, especially something that is depicting one of their meal tickets. Plus, if I remember correctly, Gavin drew the ire of Topps for doing something far less egregious than this, customs with a Topps logo aren't even in the same league as straight up counterfeits with a Topps logo, so what's up Topps?
As is often the case, I'm getting a bit side tracked, but before I get back on the path, let's take a quick look at a few more of this seller's offerings (trust me, it's relevant to the supposed point of the post):
|2012 Topps #661 Bryce Harper Rookie Autograph (reproduction)|
|2000 Bowman Tom Brady RC (reproduction)|
|1986-87 Fleer Stickers Michael Jordan (reproduction)|
|2000 Fleer Tradition Autographics Tom Brady (reproduction)|
Okay, so now that you've gotten a taste of this seller's bread and butter, let's take a look at their caviar and lobster:
If $499 is a bit out of your price range...
I'm guessing that most people reading this wouldn't take a chance on either of the above two cards, but looking through the seller's sold listings, I did find at least one person willing to bite on one of his "genuine" cards...
1963 Topps Pete Rose rookie from a seller -- who's inventory consists primarily of fakes -- for $275.
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