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dstraate
10-13-2010, 01:20 PM
A Goudey Ruth from Grandpa's Attic

http://cgi.ebay.com/1933-Goudey-Babe-Ruth-144-Rookie-4-Card-Goudey-Lot-/170550471486?pt=US_Baseball&hash=item27b599ab3e

The same attic that yielded a 52 Topps Jackie Robinson reprint three weeks ago.

Grandpappy loved his Cuban cigars and fake cards.

vintagetoppsguy
10-13-2010, 01:34 PM
The same attic that yielded a 52 Topps Jackie Robinson reprint three weeks ago.

And a '48 Leaf Ruth. If he keeps digging around in that attic, maybe he'll find a T206 Wagner.

ethicsprof
10-13-2010, 01:43 PM
a little more creativity might help these folks sell these awful wares.
thankfully, in this case and many others, creativity never is part of their
'gifts'.

best,
barry

dstraate
10-14-2010, 11:00 AM
It sold for 636. Unbelieveable. I'm in the wrong line of work.

alanu
10-14-2010, 11:05 AM
He never actually says they were his grandpa's cards, just they were found in his grandpa's attic. So maybe someone was using his attic to print reprints.... which from judging from ebay, it was a pretty common practice.

Shoeless Moe
10-14-2010, 01:16 PM
It sold for 636. Unbelieveable. I'm in the wrong line of work.

Is it possible some people buy these not knowing 100% if it's real or a fake, but with Ebay's buyer protection they just take a chance, and more then likely they will get their money back. And every once in awhile they get a gem cheap.

glchen
10-14-2010, 01:18 PM
I think that's definitely true if the seller stated that these cards were original. However, in the auction in question, he stated that they were Unknown, and he doesn't accept returns. Not sure if ebay buyer protection will kick in there.

iggyman
10-14-2010, 01:28 PM
An eBay buyer can make the case that the cards were not in advertised condition or even that they were expecting a Wally Pipp card but received a Ruth card instead. That would be enough to get your money back via the eBay buyer protection program. It does not matter if the seller states "no returns" or "sold as is." It goes without saying, but even if the buyer protection program failed you..............your credit card company will get the money back for you irregardless. Which gets to the core of the reason why paypal will rule 98% of the time in the buyers favor.

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