Sports Memorabilia Auction Concerns & Knowledge

Welcome to SMACK an Auction Watch Page. This page is meant to educate and warn buyers of possibly fraudelent memorabilia auctions listed on the internet everyday. You are welcome to have us review and post auctions so that others maybe warned. If you as a seller have been mentioned please feel free to defend yourself. Disclaimer: Anything posted here is an opinion and in no way represents that what is being offered for sale is fake, just questionable. Before You Bid Arm Yourself With Knowledge !

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Update Sellers To Be Concerned About

Well things in the Vintage Mantle category were quiet for a while, but this week brings a new influx of obvious reprints being pawned off as real. What amazes me more than anything is that people actually bid on these items without doing any research. They assume they are going to get a real 52' Topps Mantle in NR/MT condition for a song and a dance. It is no wonder the scammers out there just keep coming back with their bogus cards.

If there wasn't enough information out there available to the consumer I would say okay to the fact that people are getting dupped without having the ability to protect themselves. The fact is there is more than enough information available on the net so that a buyer can get a good sense as to what he may in fact be bidding on. If you are a first time reader of this page please if you are going to bid on any vintage cards talk to people who are educated in this field before you place a bid. A perfect example is the first auction which I am going to show you.

Seller: huskerbaseball1 The card in question does not exist in the PSA registry. A simple call to PSA clarified this. If the buyer of this card would have done that, they would saved themselves 3K.
Mickey Mantle 311 Topps PSA 2 item 5221937755

Seller: clarsond Update Items Removed Seller NARU ed A new seller who has bid on reprints of this card. Also provides this typical disclaimer: SINCE THIS CARD IS NOT GRADED BY A THIRD PARY; DUE TO EBAY'S POLICIES I AM LISTING IT AS A REPRINT. HOWEVER THIS CARD IS NOT MARKED REPRINT ANYWHERE ON IT.
1952 TOPPS MICKEY MANTLE item#5221865787
1952 BOWMAN MICKEY MANTLE item#5221890732

Seller: mikemoneyvi Low feedback big card ungraded. What else is new? Oh the disclaimer: I'm don't know much about cards, but this is near mint. It is a very sought after card as well.
Update Item Removed
1952 Topps MICKEY MANTLE item#5221774587

Seller:
julianna1224 Again low feedback big card, is also selling Nike MJ shoes. I wonder if the card was tucked in one of the shoe boxes. No wait they say : This card is 100% authentic and is in perfect condition. I pulled it from a pack myself many years ago. It has been in a protective case ever since
1986-1987 Fleer Michael Jordan item#5220501437

Seller: ericfunkcat Update Seller NARU ed Eric says: I have taken this card to Kyles House of Cards in Granite City Illinois (near St. Louis) where this card was verified that its the real deal. Kyle instructed me that, although this card IS authentic, its not a 1000 dollar card. He stated that I should have no problem getting 3 to 4 hundred for it (and offered close to the same for it).
michael jordan rookie card/ #57 item#5220962951

These few cards represent some of what you will find out there. Please as I said before, talk to someone before you bid on this stuff. And remember our motto:


Before You Bid Arm Yourself With Knowledge!!!

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