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85 Topps Tiffany McGwire help? Fake?

DragonWagon

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May 4, 2015
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IMO the white and green should be brighter. I’m not sure if it’s just your photo or not. Everything else appears to check out. Best way is to hold it and compare it with a different Tiffany card of the same years set.


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Jul 22, 2016
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Agree that the white card stock isn’t as white as some others but could be the picture. Try and buy a common player and compare the colors.


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Randy Shields

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Aug 20, 2008
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This might help also. It's good knowledge to have for regular McGwire's but outside of the "*" and the PRTN IN U.S.A. it could be telltale signs for other areas to look for like the fonts, borders ect. I would think the Tiffany's should be the same as the regular versions in those areas also.

I agree the white card stock could be your pic, but another common trait with real Tiffany's is fluff on the edges of the card with the most common being on the left border. I would think that would be hard to replicate.

 

goobmcnasty

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Apr 4, 2014
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This might help also. It's good knowledge to have for regular McGwire's but outside of the "*" and the PRTN IN U.S.A. it could be telltale signs for other areas to look for like the fonts, borders ect. I would think the Tiffany's should be the same as the regular versions in those areas also.

I agree the white card stock could be your pic, but another common trait with real Tiffany's is fluff on the edges of the card with the most common being on the left border. I would think that would be hard to replicate.

Randy, this DOES help. Thank you.

I compared my 2 base McGwires and 1 Tiffany. Zoomed in I see the “yellow” transition area in the Tiffany and one of the base. Turns out, one of my base McGwires hits most of the “counterfeit” characteristics, but I’m very confident the Tiffany is authentic.

Also, I don’t think the “non bright white” borders is a characteristic of a counterfeit. In fact, the opposite. Most of my Tiffany cards, although super glossy, aren’t brighter or more vibrant than their regular counterpart. In fact, some seem almost dirty.(See the attached 86 photos.) The regular versions are the ungraded ones.
 

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j-rad

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Mar 11, 2020
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Randy, this DOES help. Thank you.

I compared my 2 base McGwires and 1 Tiffany. Zoomed in I see the “yellow” transition area in the Tiffany and one of the base. Turns out, one of my base McGwires hits most of the “counterfeit” characteristics, but I’m very confident the Tiffany is authentic.

Also, I don’t think the “non bright white” borders is a characteristic of a counterfeit. In fact, the opposite. Most of my Tiffany cards, although super glossy, aren’t brighter or more vibrant than their regular counterpart. In fact, some seem almost dirty.(See the attached 86 photos.) The regular versions are the ungraded ones.
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