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Friday, March 04, 2005

The Most Commonly Counterfeited Cards

In an earlier post we discussed the top four counterfeited cards in the hobby. They were the 1909 T206 Honus Wagner Tobacco card, the 1933 Babe Ruth Goudey #53, the 1933 Nap Lajoie Goudey #106, (note: this card was actually not in the original 1933 set, when collectors complained of not having a #106 for their sets Goudey produced the card and sent it to those who asked, the card has a 33' front and 34' back to date there are about 100 known examples) and the 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle Rookie #311.

Other cards to look out for are:

1. 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth Cards #’s 144, 149, 181
2. 1933 Goudey Lou Gehrig #160
3. 1933 Sport Kings Babe Ruth #2
4. 1948 Leaf Joe Dimaggio #1
5. 1948 Leaf Babe Ruth #3
6. 1949 Bowman Jackie Robinson #50
7. 1951 Topps Willie Mays Rookie #305
8. 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle Rookie #253
9. 1952 Topps Willie Mays Rookie #251
10. 1953 Topps Jackie Robinson #1
11. 1954 Topps Hank Aaron Rookie #128
12. 1955 Topps Roberto Clemente Rookie #164
13. 1955 Topps Sandy Koufax #123
14. 1968 Topps Nolan Ryan Rookie #177
15. 1968 Topps Bobby Orr Rookie (Hockey)
16. 1986 Fleer Michael Jordan Rookie #57 (Basketball)
17. 1979-80 O-Pee-Chee Wayne Gretzky Rookie #18 (Hockey)

When looking to purchase these cards be very careful whom you are dealing with. If you can, purchase them in a graded condition.

A small update it was bought to my attention by one of our team members (cardcollector1677) that the following cards should be added to the list.

1. 1963 Topps #537 Pete Rose RC
2. 1969 Topps #250 Reggie Jackson RC
3. 1980 Topps #482 Rickey Henderson RC
4. 1982 Donruss #405 Cal Ripken Jr. RC
5. 1982 Topps #21 Cal Ripken Jr. RC
6. 1985 Topps #401 Mark McGwire RC

Thanks cc

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At 4:23 PM, Blogger cardcollector1677 said...

alinchitown, I would like to add a few to your list if I may. 1963 Topps #537 Pete Rose RC.

And a few of lesser value, yet commonly counterfeited. 1980 Topps #482 Rickey Henderson RC, 1982 Donruss #405 Cal Ripken Jr. RC, 1982 Topps #21 Cal Ripken Jr. RC, 1969 Topps #250 Reggie Jackson RC, 1985 Topps #401 Mark McGwire RC. I took these from the Beckett 2004 Annual Price Guide.

Even though they are lesser dollar cards, I feel they need to be brought to an unknowing collector's attention. Most collector's will start out with these lower dollar RC's, as they either can not yet afford the higher dollar cards, or they are just new to the hobby, and start small.

At 4:26 PM, Blogger alinchitown said...

cc be my guest


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