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Old 11-06-2018, 06:16 PM
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Default 1949 3---GEORGE HERMAN RUTH/ Babe Ruth LEAF GUM CO.

Is this real or fake. I would like any opinions as I have read a lot about these.
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Old 11-06-2018, 06:30 PM
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Im afraid to take it out of protector plastic.
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Old 11-06-2018, 06:33 PM
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Im afraid to take it out of protector plastic.
A bigger pic would help. If you have a bigger one and can send it to me I can post it larger for you. My email is at the top of each page. Good luck....(larger pics added)
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Old 11-06-2018, 07:28 PM
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Is this real or fake. I would like any opinions as I have read a lot about these.
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A bigger pic would help. If you have a bigger one and can send it to me I can post it larger for you. My email is at the top of each page. Good luck....(larger pics added)
Anyone have any input?
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Old 11-06-2018, 07:39 PM
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$210.00 card.
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Old 11-06-2018, 07:45 PM
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No extra 00s in there?
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Google is a magical thing, if you did a little searching you would have found an image of a real one like this (not my card, I wish it was!)
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Old 11-06-2018, 08:25 PM
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In the spirit of Election Day I will vote fake.

I don't like the overall look and quality.

I just checked images of a couple dozen other examples of this card and none of them have on the left and right sides those lines of background color that go from his shoulder down to the black of the name plate.

Even in Poor condition that is a $400-$500 card. If you paid $210 than that is a too good to be true price. I would get your money back.

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Old 11-06-2018, 08:36 PM
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I think that the wear pattern on card back screams fake.
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Looks like a tea soak to me and the print clarity seems fuzzy, voting no good.

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I wouldn't buy it.
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In the spirit of Election Day I will vote fake.

I don't like the overall look and quality.

I just checked images of a couple dozen other examples of this card and none of them have on the left and right sides those lines of background color that go from his shoulder down to the black of the name plate.

Even in Poor condition that is a $400-$500 card. If you paid $210 than that is a too good to be true price. I would get your money back.

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Old 11-07-2018, 08:37 PM
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Be careful...in certain states it is illegal to drive while photographing vintage cards.

Not an expert, but here is my expert opinion...it does look off to me. Pete offers a good reason why this is likely fake.

And never be afraid to remove a card from the holder. That way you can do a sniff test, and any card will photograph better too.

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Be careful...in certain states it is illegal to drive while photographing vintage cards.

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What if you are photographing new cards that are made to look like vintage cards?
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What if he's in the HOF lane?
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