Good for calling your so called friend out. Takes a lot to go down this road.
The sports card industry is more than a billion dollar industry that no one has taken a look at. Because of it, it goes unchecked and more importantly unregulated.
I dont know if the answer is to start a body that governs authenticity or price trending but something probably needs to be done before it runs rapant enough to the doom of collecting.
One of the biggest problems is that this industry is full of scums. LOL. THe motto, whatever it takes to make a dollar is the essence of todays marketplace.