Hi! I am new to the forum and have recently started to collect vintage and pre-war hockey. I recently bought on eBay what I naively believed was the Beliveau card from the 1950 Quebec Citadelles set. I was surprised not to receive the 4x6" card that I expected but rather a thin paper 1-3/8 x 2-3/16" photo?/'card whose authenticity I am questioning. I would appreciate any information about variations in that set, as well as your thoughts about whether it is likely to be authentic. The eBay item number is 200620510366.
Les ..... you have very good reason to question it authenticity ~ the whiteness of the back would make me think it's not a 60 year old card but rather something that was done at Staples or the Office Depot
Wow! Great information!
At least we now have identified the source of the original. In the photos of the flip deck, the thickness of the cards is evident, not just the thin paper of the one I received, sans staple holes. I will still ask for a refund.
Thanks so much -- I think this is a real contribution to hobby knowledge!
The item on Ebay 200620510366 was described as "1949-50 Quebec Citadelles J. Beliveau Anonymous Hockey Card Rare". Under Description it says that it is "Original" and under Product, it says "Single". The listing does not say that it is part of a set. You should chalk this one up to a learning experience.
There are many sets available in various tints; blue, brown and black. It also comes in various sizes. These mostly came direct from the team with an envelope stating that it cost 25 cents for the 4 X 6 inch set. Recently these could sell for $200 and as high as $600 autographed. Some have advertising on the bottom of 6 X 9 1/4 inch photos from Olgilvie (Flour Mills). Hope this helps your search.