This card sets off all sorts of red flags, first off. Its from a guy whose name is "hotpacksgalore," sells all hot packs except for a bunch of ridiculous Ultimate patch cards that look suspect, and then there is this Peterson. A great and wonderful person acting in our hobby. Now, I am NOT SURE if this isnt real (not anymore, see below), but there is a lot of things I dont like about the auction.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
First, the card is WAY too conveniently cropped. Because there is only 10 of these cards, and many of them have been put on eBay, including the one I bought, he probably needed to conceal the number. Then, when you factor in that the small picture of the card again conveniently is just too small to see the numbers, more red flags pop up. In my experience, people who go out of their way to show their item this way, are doing it because they have something to hide.
Also, I FUCKING LOVE these cards and have been tracking all of them that have popped up on eBay. Although some feature nice patches, there have been ZERO logos in the ones /10. From the sell sheet, the 1/1s feature logos, but not these. Fishy if you ask me.
I wouldnt touch this card with someone else's ten foot pole, but someone found it convincing enough to drop five bills on. That is something I will never understand.
EDIT: THIS CARD HAS BEEN CONFIRMED FAKE. Here is the card when the set was released. What. A. Fucking. DOUCHEBAG.
h/t MARK - thank you buddy!