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Old 01-03-2018, 08:54 AM
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Bad fake and a poor attempt at artificial aging

-Color is wrong
-Cracks on surface filled with tea (or another stain)
-Font is bad
-Corners were clipped with scissors and them someone tried to make them look rounded by rubbing hem down
-American Beauty cards are thinner than that and would have thinner front borders side to side
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Old 01-03-2018, 10:03 AM
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I am glad the OP didn't get taken by spending money on a fake; the board should be all about helping collectors learn more, and there is plenty I don't know about the hobby.

But I am always at least somewhat surprised when new posters come on here and ask if raw high-dollar cards like a 52T Mantle or a green Cobb T206 are real. There is a reason cards that would be high dollar cards like that are being sold raw. Chances of finding some amazing steal of an iconic card are very small.

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Old 01-03-2018, 10:22 AM
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I am glad the OP didn't get taken by spending money on a fake; the board should be all about helping collectors learn more, and there is plenty I don't know about the hobby.

But I am always at least somewhat surprised when new posters come on here and ask if raw high-dollar cards like a 52T Mantle or a green Cobb T206 are real. There is a reason cards that would be high dollar cards like that are being sold raw. Chances of finding some amazing steal of an iconic card are very small.
I agree, and although there is no proof, I can't help but think these "new" guys are the scammer/forgers themselves and we provide them with everything they need to know in order to make their fakes better.

I say, if you are a true collector, post some of your collection/memorabilia and prove, through some means, that it is indeed your's.

Countless times this happens. A few posts to find out if something is real or not, then they disappear.

My thoughts, anyways.

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Old 01-03-2018, 12:02 PM
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For the record I just spoke with the OP on the phone. While it's almost impossible to be 100% about some registration things, our new member seemed like a nice young guy on an unexpected phone call, who had a few dingers thrown at him. There is a large percentage of the time, in my experiences, that when the OP passes this kind of scrutiny they turn out ok.

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For the record I just spoke with the OP on the phone. While it's almost impossible to be 100% about some registration things, our new member seemed like a nice young guy on an unexpected phone call, who had a few dingers thrown at him. There is a large percentage of the time, in my experiences, that when the OP passes this kind of scrutiny they turn out ok.

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I am glad to hear that, Leon. Hopefully, the OP stays around here and develops a love of the hobby. My intent with my earlier post was not to sound harsh. The board is wonderful for how helpful it is.

But the chances are of finding a steal of an iconic raw Cobb/Mantle/Ruth/Wagner card are pretty close to zero. There aren't a whole lot of posts asking if a $50 T206 is real, although it does happen once in a while.

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Old 01-03-2018, 11:43 PM
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Again, I appreciate all of your input and experience. You have helped me avoid wasting money.
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Old 01-04-2018, 10:44 AM
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Fake, The colors definitely off. I think the back gives it away too.
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