Tuesday, June 2, 2009

More Updates On The Growing Epidemic Of Fake Auto Stickers

Looks like fake stickers are going to be the newest scam to hit the market. Yet, as expected, the people who perpetuate the scam are about as stupid as the clueless idiots that bid on this stuff. Thanks to my new favorite eBay spotter, ewensel, we now have cards that are so obviously fake that im surprised people are bidding.

Here we have a 2007 LCM Brady Quinn Freshman Fabrics card numbered to some gross number over 600. What the bidders dont know is that this card ALWAYS contained one jersey swatch and ZERO autos. When they get this card, turn it over and see the huge number its paralleled to, Im hoping they will maybe be tipped off.



First off, the auto is definitely fake. Quinn's auto looks similar, but not even close. Secondly, the card is known to have NO auto parallels, and there is no back scan of the card. Obviously when you see the language on the back of the card there is no auto mentioned. Thirdly, the language from the auction says that "Card is autographed on an official Donruss/Playoff Autograph Sticker!!" Why would you need to say that? Obviously not real. Lastly, its a private auction, always a red flag.

I have two theories about how this happened. Either someone stole sheets of unsigned stickers from the company at an event or signing, or they are taking old stickers off crap cards and rubbing off the auto. Since most of the stickers are signed in permanent black pen, there has to be a catch I am missing.

Basically, if the card doesnt look right from now on, DO NOT BID. Cover your ass and dont be an idiot. Looks like hot packs have gone the way of the dodo, this is the new scam no doubt. I may stop covering it to prevent people from getting ideas.

NOTE: If someone has a crap Topps or Donini auto they can spare, please try to get the auto off the sticker and tell me what happens. Nail polish remover, acetone, paint thinner, do it all. Ill post the results here.

11 comments:

  1. acetone will take it off, but also destroy the sticker.

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  2. So, does ebay even bother to ban these clowns or do they just allow them to operate with impunity? That's pretty embarrassing.

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  3. It's a joke. elkridgesportscards and onlytherare have one fake auto auction after another.

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  4. the same idiot seller that was selling the fake brady auto also have a few other fakes...an addai from bowman chrome like the reggie bush...how can people even be stupid enough to still bid on these obviously fake autos?

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  5. http://cgi.ebay.com/Donruss-Gridiron-AUTO-JERSEY-PATCH-Joe-Montana_W0QQitemZ330334444064QQihZ014QQcategoryZ159974QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    has same donruss playoff sticker on it that is on that brady card and this card is 2 years older?

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  6. lmao look at this diff in autos

    http://cgi.ebay.com/2008-Gridiron-Gear-Performers-Steve-Young-Auto-Jsy-5-25_W0QQitemZ120397806722QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_SM_Sports_Cards?hash=item1c0844bc82&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A12%7C66%3A2%7C39%3A1%7C72%3A1205%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

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  7. I know its not the same card, steve young and montana, but look at the sticker placement. the one from onlytherare's sticker is all the way to the right

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  8. I've email the Seller asking for a Scan of the back of the card, will let you know what reply i get

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  9. Ironically looking at the recently ended auction of the fake Montana Auto, there was a Ebay suggestion of a "similar" item which was also a fake by unknownquarterback7, who happens to have multiple fake autos also.

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  10. http://cgi.ebay.com/Yogi-Berra-Donruss-Sports-Legends-1-of-1-1-1-Auto-BLACK_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trkparmsZ65Q3a1Q7c66Q3a2Q7c39Q3a1Q7c240Q3a1318Q7c301Q3a1Q7c293Q3a1Q7c294Q3a50QQ_trksidZp3911Q2ec0Q2em14QQhashZitem3ca23d7b0cQQitemZ260419975948QQptZUSQ5fSMQ5fSportsQ5fCardsQQsalenotsupported#ebayphotohosting

    this is fishy, hand #'ed one of one, same guy.

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