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Old 07-17-2011, 01:12 PM
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Here is an opposite question. Has anyone ever seen or purchased a card as a reprint and it turned out to be the real deal?
It happened to me years ago and wondered if it has happened to anyone else. I thought I would never own a true Ty Cobb so I looked to buy a nice reprint instead. I found someone who had a bunch of cards he was selling as reprints he purchased in an estate suction. He was upfront about them being reprints and never even hinted that they might be real. He had a nice t-206 red Cobb for a few bucks so I bought it along with a Tris Speaker from the same set. When they arrived I studied them and thought they were not just good reprints but really good ones. Being that I had never owned a t-206 before I took them to someone I knew who had once tried to build the set. Upon closer examination and alot of explanation he determined that the Cobb was a great fake but the Speaker was indeed real. Not a bad pickup for $4.
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Old 07-17-2011, 02:09 PM
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People misidentify items both ways-- reprints and real and real as reprints. On occasion, I've had a darned hard time convincing a few owners that their items were genuine. One guy had all these shot down theories why the card he bought was fake. I finally said, "I'm sorry to tell you, but you're going to have to live with fact that the card you bought is authentic."

It's fairly common for collectors to have genuine items and not be certain that they're genuine. That's why they post photos on this board and items are are sent to places like SGC and PSA.

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