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    1967 Topps - Fake Seavers

    I'm down to two cards to finish my 1967 Topps set. I can only afford a low grade Seaver, but would prefer not to pay a premium for a graded card. Does anyone have any tips to distinguish a legitimate low grade card from the plethora of low grade fakes?

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    Is this really an issue now? Wow. One of the reasons this hobby is scary. Are people printing fake cards?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brian26 View Post
    Is this really an issue now? Wow. One of the reasons this hobby is scary. Are people printing fake cards?
    I got burned for $60 on a low grade fake Mantle. Couldn't tell until the card was in hand that most of the blemishes were printed on the card. Many of the fakes have cut rounded edges like playing cards. Many of those eBay sellers hide in the description "may be original, listing as RP".

    It's a shame that these people even exist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 67Topps View Post
    I'm down to two cards to finish my 1967 Topps set. I can only afford a low grade Seaver, but would prefer not to pay a premium for a graded card. Does anyone have any tips to distinguish a legitimate low grade card from the plethora of low grade fakes?
    On cards like that I'm only buying it from someone I trust online or if I can lay hands on it before I pay for it.
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    One more way to help tell the difference without having it in hand, is that fakes also are centered. So if you see one that is not perfectly centered, it's more than likely genuine.

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    I think counterfeit Seavers were big a long time ago, like in the 80s when the Rose counterfeit came out. I don't follow that segment of the market too closely, but it seems a very low-risk thing.

    Low-grade graded ones aren't too expensive, are they? There's a 4 for $445, 5s for about $600. Those are just BIN prices, you can do a little better at auctions. Or just bottom-feed patiently. A PSA 6.5 just sold for $129 BIN. (What? Is that right?)

    If you do go ungraded, just make sure you're looking at good, high-red pictures and if anything feels off at all, don't buy. It's not a hard card to find, and there's going to be an affordable one out there that looks nice.
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