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Old 06-22-2015, 05:06 AM
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Default Real or fake??? 51 Bowman willie mays

This card is beleived to be real is it??
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Old 06-22-2015, 05:32 AM
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You're probably better off posting this in the post-war section. Anyhow, the edges look like they were cut to hell by scissors. Borders also look a little too white, particularly given the condition of the card overall.

At first glance, I'd stay far away.
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Old 06-22-2015, 06:05 AM
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Card stock looks wrong.
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Card stock looks wrong.
Agreed. No bueno.
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Coloring is off
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Old 06-22-2015, 07:46 AM
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99% of those type cards aren't centered that well...and with the color being off, it's not good. And in the future, so you know, we have a post war forum under the little icon that says "Postwar Cards & Watercooler Talk" and that is where talk of '51 Bowmans (and all post war) goes on....thanks
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Old 06-22-2015, 07:49 AM
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Looks like a piece of paper.

Where is the back photo that says reprint?
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Not that it matters regarding the question of authenticity, but looking at the card in its entirety for the first time I find the background somewhat intriguing.

Where is that little green house?

Why is it partially obscured by what appears to be a large paper bag hanging behind Willie.

and what is the function of the "curtain rod" seemingly attached to the paper bag at that low a level?
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Even as a person who doesn't collect these but owns a couple ......... somewhere. The borders are the main concern for me. They look just flat out wrong and like they're from a new card stock.
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+1 paper stock looks like a thin photo paper. A back comparison would for sure nail it down more. Most have a stain on them i seen.
Definetly hard to find centered ones, that are not all beat up or have print lines.
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I don't know about the green shed, but Mays is in an old-time canvas batting cage.
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Kinda iffy IMHO.
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Kinda iffy IMHO.
Kinda? That centering is too good. The colors are too bright.
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Kinda? That centering is too good. The colors are too bright.
Bad card, with intentional crease made in it to make it seem real. Bottom corners too sharp, borders too white, and centered entirely too well.

Fake card worth $5 as a novelty item.
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Fake card worth $5 as a novelty item.
Not with that crease.
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