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Old 01-03-2018, 12:34 AM
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Default Any chance this T206 Cobb is authentic?

I am struggling with this one and have yet to see it in person. I reach out to you, the experts to give your opinions and thoughts on this one before I take the time to go look at it. Not sure if the seller is willing to let me send it to PSA prior to purchase. Haven't gotten that far yet. Is there any chance in you know where that this card could be authentic? Was said to have been purchased at an estate sale here in town in an upscale neighborhood. I really appreciate everyone's advice here. Thanks

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Old 01-03-2018, 12:42 AM
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I would say fake. The green is way to bright and anytime I see that crackle pattern on a card I know it is an aged reprint.
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Old 01-03-2018, 12:44 AM
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Yeah I was thinking the same on the green. Then my google search for PSA graded cards has a few with that bright of a color.

What's the crackle you speak of? (rookie here clearly) Thanks!

I am wishing this one is real, but am so gun-shy to take a chance and waste my very limited hard earned dollars.

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Old 01-03-2018, 12:58 AM
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Old 01-03-2018, 12:58 AM
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The combination of the bright green background and the dirty borders screams “fake” to me (probably artificially aged in tea or something). Clinching that verdict is the fact that, according to T206resource.com, green Cobb does not appear with an American Beauty 350 back. FAAAAAAAAKE.

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The combination of the bright green background and the dirty borders screams “fake” to me (probably artificially aged in tea or something). Clinching that verdict is the fact that, according to T206resource.com, green Cobb does not appear with an American Beauty 350 back. FAAAAAAAAKE.

http://t206resource.com/American%20B...Checklist.html
The color is ridiculous, and David is right, there is no such thing as a Cobb Green with an American Beauty 350 back.

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Old 01-03-2018, 01:11 AM
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You guys are awesome! So glad that I found and joined this forum. Thanks again!
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Old 01-03-2018, 01:48 AM
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What's the crackle you speak of? (rookie here clearly) Thanks!
When a card looks like cracked pavement it is a good indication that someone tried to age the card. Kind of looks like this.
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When a card looks like cracked pavement it is a good indication that someone tried to age the card. Kind of looks like this.
As long as its not a T207 ... which crazes in a not too un-similar fashion (though most often on a small scale).
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Also the printing of his name is one of the telltale signs of a fake, they never match the font or the color exactly right.
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