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wondo 05-18-2017 10:50 PM

Real T202 on Ebay?
I am looking for opinions on the listing. I have bid $12 on it. At the risk of outing an auction:

Items that concern me:

Registration excellent
Centering excellent
Corner wear inconsistent with wear
Cut very square

Any / all opinions are appreciated thank you.


Leon 05-19-2017 07:04 AM

Looks fake. First thing I thought was the colors are quite off. Then I looked at the centering. That pretty much sums it up. How many T202s have that centering? Guess it could be a good buy if it is good? The seller's return policy is reassuring so not too much risk....Good luck if you go for it. (*still looks off to me in the scan...)

Republicaninmass 05-19-2017 07:23 AM

Looks awfully bright...for having that much "wear"

jim 05-19-2017 08:03 AM

not real
hi John, the print on the back looks too clear/crisp for the amount of wear it has.
on the other hand, he has a 30 day return on it with paypal; you can always send it back, no worries, as he states it is original.

Sterling Sports Auctions 05-19-2017 08:31 AM

Hi John,

There are very few reprints out there for T202 and most are Dovers with perforations and pretty easy to pick out. That being said there were a few of them that were reprinted that look better.

The sellers have others for sale including commons, I think his scanner is turned up pretty bright to give the cleaner white look.

Al this being said, I am leaning towards legit with caution. It might be a great chance to get a high profile card under value.

Good luck with it John, in the end you need to make the decision.

Lee Behrens
Sterling Sports Auctions

T206Collector 05-19-2017 08:56 AM

I'm also at "real, with caution." They are also listing a bunch of T206s in similar condition, which also look mostly good to me under magnification -- you get the dot matrix of the image, and the brown lettering in the T206s. I don't like how sharp the corners are, and the way the staining and cracking is showing up. I also don't like the black borders around the image in the T206. There are plenty of warning signs here, but I would say I'm at about 75% sure.

wondo 05-19-2017 09:23 AM

Thanks, guys - I'll let you know. :)

wondo 05-20-2017 09:23 AM

Looks like the seller took all of the tobacco down - T202s and T206s. I assume he believes them to be fake?

1952boyntoncollector 05-20-2017 10:07 AM


Originally Posted by wondo (Post 1663023)
Looks like the seller took all of the tobacco down - T202s and T206s. I assume he believes them to be fake?

Or someone made an offer for all off ebay..

wondo 05-20-2017 10:33 AM


Originally Posted by 1952boyntoncollector (Post 1663034)
Or someone made an offer for all off ebay..

Could was about two dozen or so cards.

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