Originally Posted by nikobaseball
It's a printing plate 1/1 and thus the words could be missing. No reason to believe it's not real based on that IMO.
They're usually stickers and the stickers say Topps Certified.
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Some White Whales without stickers do say it (I think only RCs don't have stickers):
Jesus Montero 2012 Topps Triple Threads White Whale Rookie Jersey Autograph 1 1 | eBay
The problem is that it might not show up on some plates depending on the color. That could be this guy's problem.
I'd do the research and show him that there isn't an un-autographed version on the checklist.
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Last edited by XL5; 12-12-2012 at 06:10 PM.