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 !

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Update Sellers To Be Concerned About

Tis' the season. Being careful to be aware of unsavory characters when shopping during the holiday season is something that is on peoples minds when they go off to the mall or the big city shopping areas to buy gifts for their loved ones. This is also something that should be considered when shopping online. Just becuase you are in the comfort and safety of your own home doesn't mean that you are safe from those who would gladly try and pick your pocket with their computer.

Internet thieves are next to impossible to track down once they take your money, they rely on lies and your genorousity in wanting give that special gift to try and take advantage of you at every turn. Don't give them the chance to ruin your holiday by being hasty and buying into their BS stories about finding this or that rare card at an "estate sale" or how a grandfather handed down a card and since I don't know anything about it I am selling it as is. If you don't know or are in anyway unsure don't bid walk away. The odds of finding a bargain basement price on vintage collectible trading cards of major stars are next to nill.

This week we bring you these cards of suspicious authenticity:

Seller: odieslilgirls Brings a nice story she says " For the age this card looks good... This is another card that was given to me by my grandfather. This card is centered good, corners look alittle worn,color is good this card is a little dirty looking. On the back some of the wording appears to be scuffed off at the end. I will make the best pitcures possible of this card. This card does have a crease at the bottom left hand corner that goes all the way threw. At the lower Right hand corner on the back seems to be a dirt smudge. I had to get the year of this card by looking at Ebay cards of Babe Ruth. Like all the old cards i am selling this card as is because i am new at this and can not verify anything about this card. I put this card in a hard card holder and it has only been taken out to make these pitcures." She is so new that her item title is worded well enough to include the BBV (Beckett Book Value) of $3000-$5000. She is so new that she has over 50 other cards listed for sale. Guess gramps opens a lot of modern wax, and used an eraser on the back of the 33 Goudey Ruth to erase the word reprint where it would normally be on one of the modern reproductions.

Update Items Removed
1933 Babe Ruth Goudey #149 item# 8727138431
1951 Bowman Willie Mays #305 item #8725255773

Seller: dan_1981 This person well is almost sure the card is authentic, their quote " I would love to have this card graded but I dont have the time nor the money. I am almost 100% sure this card is authentic but since it has not been graded I have to sell as is"
Update Item Removed
1934 Goudey Lou Gehrig item# 8725950864

Seller: dmac0413 Not much to say but sellers ID's kept private and says " This card is ungraded and selling as is."
Update Items Removed
1933 Babe Ruth Goudey #149 item# 8727077128

Seller: cardz88 Lots of fine print here but the important fact are he says" IT COULD COMMAND $500-$750? (SELLER IS NOT AN EXPERT IN GRADING). The terms "PSA" refer to the best judgement of the seller, without IT HAS NEVER BEEN GRADED. THE CARD IS AS SHOWN, AND SOLD "AS IS".
Update Item Removed
1933 Babe Ruth Goudey item# 8726030847

Seller: khaotic187 This one quotes eBay policies that don't exist " I know very little about sports cards, I just sell them as I come by them. I apologize about the poor scans, it's my scanner's fault! If you require more pictures then please email me as I will do my best to accomodate your needs. The card is inside a soft plastic sleeve, and it is in a screw-down plastic case and that is how it will be shipped. As per eBay policy, I -MUST- sell these cards as-is with no guarantees other than my personal refund guarantee."
Update Items Removed
1953 Topps Mickey Mantle #82 item # 8726877133
1954 TOPPS #128 HANK AARON item# 8726880258

Seller: 197edgar This seller provides a scan without the bottom portion of the rear of this card. Strangely enough that's where it would say TOPPS BASEBALL ARCHIVES.
1953 TOPPS MICKEY MANTLE item# 8726651531

Seller: jlk0627 The seller needs Christmas money so I should trust them when in their response to a question they said:
Q: How can i know that it is authentic?
A: Pretty sure it is.The guy I aquired it from said he had it since he was a kid.
Update Item Removed
1953 Topps # 82 Mickey Mantle Ex item# 8726655567

Seller: nsantorelli Simply says" We do not do card grading so the authenticity of the card is unknown.CARD DOES NOT SAY REPRINT ANYWHERE ON THE CARD!!!! Because of ebay rules card is being sold as a reprint because it has not been graded by a reputable grading company such as BGS or PSA." I keep wondering where this mysterious eBay rule is.
Update Item Removed
MICHAEL JORDAN 1986-87 Fleer #57 item# 8725945456

Seller: mr_eville He has sold other graded Jordan cards in the last 30 days why not get this one graded. Do you really want to bid on this when he says" This card is ungraded so I couldn't tell you if it's real or not. I will let the pictures do the talking. All I know is that the word 'reprint' is not on the back of the card."
Update Item Removed
1986 Fleer Michael Jordan #57 Item# 8727073296

Seller:
djprc5l
This one just thinks it's funny Header says Real or Reprint. Giving one the impression that it could possibly be the real deal then says" This auction is for a 1986 Fleer Michael Jordan rookie card reprint #57. I have to list this card as a reprint. It doesn't say reprint anywhere on the card, but since it isn't graded i must list this card as a reprint."
1986 Fleer Michael Jordan reprint?real?item# 8727018875

Seller: maxnorman Sold a Fleer 86 Jordan on 11/18/06 and is coming back for seconds.On Nov-20-05 at 16:29:33 PST, seller added the following information: You buy the card as is.
Update Item Removed
1986 Fleer Michael Jordan item# 8725667279

Seller:
coates663 The seller gives us this story " I purchased two full unopened cases of fleer basketball cards with each case containing 36 unopened factory sealed packs in each case.I opened all the packs and found three jordan rookies,and immediately placed them in card protectors.I sent two off to PSA and one was graded 9 and the other 10 gem mint.This card is in the same condtion as them.I am trying to get some money back That I payed for the cases by selling the third one." But on 11/9/05 he purchased a 1986 Fleer Jordan item# 8719934555 from seller hardrocker0826 who coincidently sold 2 more Jordans item number: 8717844158 and item number: 8717845885 to praiseband who we've written about in the past. He is also selling 1986 Topps Baseball wax packs claiming there maybe a Bonds Rookie inside. Well FYI the Bonds rookie is card number 11T from the traded set which only comes in a boxed set
Update Items Removed.
86 Fleer Michael Jordan item# 8725604482
86 Topps [4] unopened packs,Bonds RC item# 8725172006

Special thanks to timzcardz for the last report, for this week that's it. Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving holiday and remember our motto!
Before You Bid Arm Yourself With Knowledge!

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