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 !

Monday, August 08, 2005

Doing Your Homework

Sellers of bogus material will tell you anything in their item description to have you bid on their bogus garbage. Seller hopenel Update Item Removed Seller NARU ed tells us this story on a 52' Mantle item# 5225574662 he sold on 8/5/05 " This card was bought on ebay 2 years ago I never had a chance to get it graded and since I just got married I'm selling my whole collection". Today he comes back with another '52 Mantle item#55282622001 and says "HELLO your bidding on a 1952 topps mantle this is the first one i owned it was bought at the monroeville expo mart in pittsburgh 4 years ago." On 7/27/05 he had another 52'Mantle removed for violations of eBay's authenticity disclaimer policy. Item #5224126883 and cliamed "this card was bought at a show in New York." Now how many 52' Mantle's can one seller have? This is why it is important for you the consummer to do your homework on sellers of Vintage Cards. One simple way is to do an advanced search for what your seller has been buying and selling over the last 30 days. Here is the step by step process:
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Another way is to talk to collectors about what you intend to purchase, there are many boards on the net that have experienced collectors who will be glad to give advice and opinions on the card board in question. Here are a couple you might try:

Vintage Baseball Card Forum

Have fun and please remember our motto

"Before You Bid Arm Yourself With Knowledge!!!"


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