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Old 08-03-2006, 10:12 PM
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Posted By: Tom Boblitt

seller named.........
MPAJ1125

TONS of fake stuff bringing nice $$. Had a fake W600 Cobb that he ended early. Hopefully no one got it here with a plea to stop the auction early.

Do a completed item search on MPAJ1125

Items already closed brought a lot of dough. I think it's the same person I saw at a flea market here in Louisville a couple months back. They had those fake Babe Ruth candy bar wrappers. The one on ebay brought $250+ but they were selling them for $20-$30 at the flea market. They appeared to be printed on some type of onion paper and then crumpled up and artificially aged.

On the fake W600 auction........"will end auctions early if right offer is made. serious offers only."

http://cgi.ebay.com/rare-sporting-life-ty-cobb-premium-insert-card_W0QQitemZ230012294173QQihZ013QQcategoryZ50133 QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Hope no one bought it on this item........

From his auction:

James Howard
312 Kenec Drive
Middletown OH 45042

Think this is the same Jackwad that we've been dealing with in Ohio with fake Mantles and other stuff. Moved on to some advertising pieces now that aren't so widespread and more difficult to authenticate.

Scammers abound...........

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Old 08-04-2006, 12:57 AM
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Posted By: Bob

Tom- How does he get away with it? I thought eBay considered "for the right offer I'll end early" as taboo language in an ad...

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Posted By: barrysloate

If they are faking something as exotic as a W600 Cobb, that is telling me that the counterfeiters have taken it up a notch. That's a dangerous sign for the hobby, with all the new people coming in.

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Old 08-04-2006, 08:42 AM
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Posted By: Tom Boblitt

Hate to see someone duped but there's been a lot of people win his advertising pieces and have all left him positive feedback. I have to believe he might work for a printer or something because much of it is on thin cardboard and then aged. He uses the same photo for an auction 3-4 times but only rarely used some 'not sure about authenticity' verbiage. Odd though that he uses his real address in the auctions. He might have been duped by someone else that created them.

Let me edit this to say that I've never won one of his auctions, so I don't know for sure but I see his 1926 Louisville Slugger Famous Sluggers and I have some of those and his just does not look correct. It's odd that he would have multiple advertising pieces with the same exact look of Mantle and other Hall of Famers. He lives in the hotbed of fakes and I would be hard-pressed to believe he isn't the shiloh33 or other id's from Central Ohio that at one time was selling fake Mantle rookies, T206 Cobbs, 33 Goudey Ruths and more. Problem with those is that they are easily distinguishable fakes for the most part. Authentication on them is easy. Different story for advertising pieces. The only one that's tripping him up heavily is the W600 Cobb on the last few auctions he's sold.

I'd love to be wrong as it'd be nice to see another Cobb W600. I didn't have one in the 130+ I sold and hadn't seen any pictured anywhere but the Copeland Collection catalog (I think) and a VG+/- one that Mastronet sold a few years back. I need to pull out my Copeland Collection catalog and see because could be he did some type of color print from that. The W600 looks wavy and too thin to begin with.

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Hi Tom,
You are right, this card is bogus. I won't go into all of the reasons why,as we know the scammers read this board. Nice job Brian


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Posted By: Tom Boblitt

another W600 Cobb in case anyone needs one from the same seller..........

http://cgi.ebay.com/ty-cobb-sporting-life-premium-insert-card_W0QQitemZ230017442248QQihZ013QQcategoryZ50133 QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


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Posted By: scott brockelman

Notice he has now went to private auctions and has changed the wording a tiny bit, BUT in no way does he admit this is a modern copy.

I don't understand Ebay on listing fakes or reprints on the baseball card listings, it's basically free game. However, if you try to list a stamp or coin, you must check off a long disclaimer that the item you are selling is genuine in all respects. I believe we should start an Ebay campaign to the same effect.

Also would be nice to give this CHEATING FRAUD a few negs and get him booted.

I have contacted Ebay about the listing, but I am sure it will take more than one person to get their attention.

Scott

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