NonSports Forum

Net54baseball.com
Welcome to Net54baseball.com. These forums are devoted to both Pre- and Post- war baseball cards and vintage memorabilia, as well as other sports. There is a separate section for Buying, Selling and Trading - the B/S/T area!! If you give an opinion of a person or company your full name needs to be in your post. Contact the moderator at leon@net54baseball.com should you have any questions or concerns. Enjoy!
Net54baseball.com
Net54baseball.com

Go Back   Net54baseball.com Forums > Net54baseball Postwar Sportscard Forums > Postwar Baseball Cards Forum (Pre-1980)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-07-2016, 09:14 AM
nkesterke09 nkesterke09 is offline
Nic
member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Southwest Michigan
Posts: 100
Default 1954 Hank Aaron & Ernie Banks authenticity opinion?

Bought these on blowout forum with seller guaranteeing them authentic. They look good to me and I should have them by middle of this week. Just wanted others opinion. Thanks!




Results:


Last edited by nkesterke09; 04-20-2017 at 08:37 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-07-2016, 10:25 PM
jchcollins's Avatar
jchcollins jchcollins is offline
John
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: NC
Posts: 394
Default 1954 Hank Aaron & Ernie Banks authenticity opinion?

They look ok to me too, but if cards from 1954 are not going to be graded before I buy them, I'd rest a lot easier if they were commons and not HOF rookie cards. There is a virtual cottage industry online now dedicated to making fake cards look authentic and old - which usually involves making them look worn. Unseen for yourself, it's simply hard to tell with any reasonable accuracy from a picture, I think. Hope it works out.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
__________________
I collect mid-grade 1950's thru 70's HOFers; any old Cubs and Brooklyn Dodgers.

Last edited by jchcollins; 03-07-2016 at 10:26 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-07-2016, 10:30 PM
Bestdj777 Bestdj777 is offline
Chris
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: New York
Posts: 1,957
Default

The wear looks natural, so I'm leaning towards good.
__________________
Mantle Master Set: 424/425 (need yellow Holiday Inn matchbook)
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-07-2016, 10:40 PM
jchcollins's Avatar
jchcollins jchcollins is offline
John
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: NC
Posts: 394
Default 1954 Hank Aaron & Ernie Banks authenticity opinion?

Also depends on whether you know / trust the seller I guess as to whether or not you take the risk on ungraded cards of that stature.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
__________________
I collect mid-grade 1950's thru 70's HOFers; any old Cubs and Brooklyn Dodgers.

Last edited by jchcollins; 03-07-2016 at 10:42 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-08-2016, 08:28 AM
mintacular's Avatar
mintacular mintacular is offline
Patrick N.
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 2,860
Default goood

i vote look good
__________________
I collect Clemantle
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-08-2016, 09:03 AM
EYECOLLECTVINTAGE's Avatar
EYECOLLECTVINTAGE EYECOLLECTVINTAGE is offline
Stephen
Stephen Abb.ondandolo
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: NY
Posts: 1,720
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mintacular View Post
i vote look good
Looks good, but from recent experience, you won't know until you feel it.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-08-2016, 09:24 AM
nkesterke09 nkesterke09 is offline
Nic
member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Southwest Michigan
Posts: 100
Default

Thanks everyone. Does anyone do group submissions on here to PSA? My membership expired in February. Contemplating renewing......
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-08-2016, 10:10 AM
bobbyw8469's Avatar
bobbyw8469 bobbyw8469 is offline
Robert Williams
member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 4,196
Default

I do, but for cards of that value, they won't be eligible under the monthly special. They are valued too high. You would need to piggyback under someone's "re-up" special or pay a higher fee.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-08-2016, 11:52 AM
the 'stache's Avatar
the 'stache the 'stache is offline
Bill Gregory
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Flower Mound, Texas
Posts: 3,481
Default

I got a quick look at these last night, but didn't get a chance to respond before I had to unplug my electronics because of severe thunderstorms coming through. Sorry for the late reply.

I didn't see anything disqualifying. There's fairly uniform corner and edge wear, and the light surface scuffing apparent on Ernie's face is comparable to what I see on some of my cards from the same era. There's some water staining, or heavy soiling on the front bottom of the Aaron. It looks right to me, at least in the picture. Nothing appears to be artificially aged, but I'd really want to see it in person to be sure.

I don't recall off the top of my head if the '54 Topps set had any back variations (like the '56 Topps set, with its white and gray back), so my question is, does the paper loss on the Aaron back look like what you guys would expect? The back appears a tad lighter than what I'm used to seeing, but it could just be the picture itself. I compared the Banks back to the back of a PSA-graded '54 Banks, paying careful attention to the Topps logo within the baseball, the stitching, and the proximity of the type to the graphic. None of the spatial issues that I know were present in some reprints (especially the '52 set). These are the kinds of things that fakes often mess up on.

My gut reaction is that you've got two authentic cards there.
__________________
Building these sets: T206, 1953 Bowman Color, 1975 Topps.

Great transactions with: piedmont150, Cardboard Junkie, z28jd, t206blogcom, tinkertoeverstochance, trobba, Texxxx, marcdelpercio, t206hound, zachs, tolstoi, IronHorse 2130, AndyG09, BBT206, jtschantz, lug-nut, leaflover, Abravefan11, mpemulis, btcarfagno, BlueSky, and Frankbmd.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-08-2016, 12:00 PM
ALR-bishop ALR-bishop is offline
Al Richter
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 4,964
Default 1954

The first 50 cards in the set can be found in white or extremely scarce gray backs. The gray backs, like cards 131-190 in the 52 set, are sometimes referred to as Canadians for one theory about their origin. The 52 and 54 gray backs carry huge premiums as they are much sought after by master set type collectors.
Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hank Aaron authenticity opinion JoeyF1981 Autograph Forum- Primarily Sports 0 07-15-2013 05:18 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:06 AM.


ebay GSB