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Old 09-23-2013, 08:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 1954 Topps Hank Aaron and others Currently Graded Fake on Craigslist???

Let me first off saying that I am not very experienced in vintage graded cards and whether or not they have been altered/faked in some shape or form. I however have searched for info and found a few sites to where 1950's 1960's card has been faked somehow. What I am really bothered by is the fact that if they are indeed fake they still are graded by PSA/GAI or at least slabbed with a legit number.

Please see link below to 1954 Topps Hank Aaron PSA 8 listed on Craigslist somewhere between Fort Wayne Indiana/Lima Ohio. This guy is very shady in my opinion and has a more than a few cards listed for over 3 months and keeps bumping them up with very simple listings!!! Others include a Mickey Mantle Roger Maris(RC) Roberto Clemente(RC) for Great Prices all supposedly graded! I did contact him a few months ago on 2 different emails regarding 2 different cards..... he finally got back to me after like 4 days on only the Aaron and was very brief only to never here back from him again.

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I tweeted this Pic of the card to the head of PSA without a response months ago. It just really bothers me if this is indeed fake.

Opinions please.... Thanks Guys
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Same thing was posted in cincinnati cl and i asked about it on here and i got a lot of peoples opinons. All of which seemed to think fake.
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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To add to this theory on being fake, the shading seems to be abit darker then the ones on Ebay and most notably the header of the PSA Card Slab lettering does not line up with any of the cards on Ebay.

Should be like this I think...

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Henry Aaron


Not like this......

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Henry Aaron


For some reason the spacing isn't letting me show the difference on the forum here...
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Old 09-24-2013, 12:50 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Fake for sure....I have never seen that font type on a legit label.
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What I am really bothered by is the fact that if they are indeed fake they still are graded by PSA/GAI or at least slabbed with a legit number.

I tweeted this Pic of the card to the head of PSA without a response months ago. It just really bothers me if this is indeed fake.
Neither PSA, nor it's CEO, Joe Orlando, could care less about fakes. Search these boards for a while and you will find plenty of stories of PSA and other grading companies either knowingly grading/authenticating fakes, or turning a blind eye when other people tamper with their holders.
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Old 09-24-2013, 12:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The white back ground always throws up flag...

Majority of psa holders have frosting... it is not a big deal...

But when people pop open holders it leaves massive frosting..

The top of case is biggest concern and it looks like top is frosted all the way across...

The white back ground hides that....
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Old 09-24-2013, 04:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Same guy:

1959 topps mickey mantle gai
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Old 09-24-2013, 04:52 PM   #8 (permalink)
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well known craigslist scam that started out in california...

California Craigslist PSA Baseball Card Scam | BBC Emporium

stay FAR FAR away!
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Old 09-24-2013, 05:07 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I think even selling these on craigslist as opposed to ebay is a big hint of a fake
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fyi older psa holders look like this with that label style and holder but the card itself does not look right
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This is scary stuff.. I've been looking at 54 Aaron's and wanting to pick one up. This will keep me from it.
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Old 09-29-2013, 10:31 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Anyone buying high end ANYTHING on Craigslist deserve what they get.
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Anyone buying high end ANYTHING on Craigslist deserve what they get.
Especially hookers. Last one turned out to be a dude.
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