1968 Shirriff Coin SP FAKE ALERT !!October 18 2010 at 5:13 PM
Mike (Login Qcards)
Just a quick heads up here that the reason you are seeing so many of the same short prints being listed is that there are plenty of fakes being sold as real coins.
If you are buying these raw, remember to take a loop or magnifying glass and look closely at the player image. There should be a "honeycomb" effect on the player image due to the original four step printing process.
The fake ones have been laser copied and the player image will be one blob of colour without the telltale intricate printing of the originals.
I spoke with a customer yesterday who bought some ungraded fakes recently on eBay (he got his money back). He has alerted PSA and they said they have seen a lot of fakes coming through in an attempt for grading however they are still fairly simple to spot under magnification.
|October 18 2010, 11:31 PM |
Thanks for the heads up. I don't collect these, but I hate to hear about collectors getting ripped off in scams like this.