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Old 07-31-2021, 05:37 PM
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Default How Do You Spot a Fake LeBron James Rookie Card

I sell mostly vintage sports cards. When it comes to more modern cards, I am still learning my way around.
I recently had a consignor send me a LeBron James 2003 Topps Rookie Card.

I have read that there have been quite a few reprints circulating around. So, I am trying to determine whether I have the real deal here.
It is also a graded card. It is graded by a company called GEM Grading Inc. I know that their reputation is not good. This puts more doubt in my mind regarding this card.

I included the scan of the front and back of this card. I know its tough to tell by a scan but what should I be looking for to determine whether this is Authentic or not. Don't make any judgement just because it has been graded by GEM.

I am reluctant to list this card because of my concerns.

What are your thoughts? If you think that it is fake, please tell me why.
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Probably a question better submitted to some of the basketball experts on their forum on Blowout. PM Deadshot maybe?
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Probably a question better submitted to some of the basketball experts on their forum on Blowout. PM Deadshot maybe?
With a fourth rate grading company could also be microtrimmed. Blowout definitely has the experts on these issues.
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Thanks for the suggestions. Will post on Blowout.
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With a fourth rate grading company could also be microtrimmed. Blowout definitely has the experts on these issues.
So can PSA...
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It's almost certainly either trimmed or fake. No other reason that a Lebron Topps RC makes it into one of these slabs. I wouldn't take it if I were you.
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