- Too-good-to-be-true Patch. This
Staffordpatch is crazy. It is supposed to be the middle of the nine on his sleeve. I have never seen a patch like this in any product with small patch windows. It doesn’t fit the typical SP Authentic patch style either.
- Bubbling on the too-good-to-be-true Patch. If you look close, you can see on the right side, some bubbling of the patch. This is a classic sign of patch manipulation.
- Private listing. I have a few simple rules about dealing with eBay sellers. One non-negotiable is that I NEVER deal with sellers who run private auctions. It is the #1 tool of shill bid artists. It also prohibits you from contacting the buyers after they leave feedback to tell them they probably have a fake on their hands. Why would you ever trust a seller who hides who is bidding? In other words, why would you trust this douche selling the
- Price jumps well above other similar auctions quicker than usual. Yeah, this auction had that too.
- Hidden serial numbers. What really drove my attention on this auction is the crop job on the scan. Notice anything interesting? Yeah, they cropped out the serial number. And they also failed to mention the exact number in the description. This is interesting in that this year Jeff started the SP Authentic Project with the idea to log every patch auto in an effort to keep a record of accurate patches and serial numbers. This crop sidesteps this site and is a fairly new twist in the ever-adapting underworld of fakes. The Stafford isn't the only one he has done it to. Pretty much any patch he has replaced, he has cropped the scan to eliminate the number, including the Sanchez he has up for sale right now.
- The Seller is too stupid to cover his tracks in his feedback profile. This Marino he is selling now can be found HERE with a worse patch. He has also managed to snag an impressive amount of redemptions for Harvin and others while also picking up 1 color patch autos of some more. I would expect some otherworldly patches for his Harvin cards coming soon. Also, the 1 color
Staffordhe bought HERE, I’d expect to see an upgrade in a few weeks.
Any of these points taken separately, with the exception of #7, doesn’t mean that any card is an absolute forgery. However when things start to snowball like it does here, then alarms should start going off like Dwight Schrute’s Gaydar.
So hears to you ufjumper7. I hope one day this catches up to you in the form of Najeh Davenport mistaking your face for a laundry basket.