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Old 02-15-2021, 12:28 PM
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Default 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle: Input Appreciated

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I am trying to help out a friend. Anyone able to tell whether or not this card is a) authentic and/or b) altered?

Recognize no one can be 100% positive from these photos alone, but it's all that he has provided me. Appreciate any input / thoughts / perspectives.

Thank you very much in advance!
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Old 02-15-2021, 12:32 PM
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Very fake. Rounded corners are over embellished and stock looks off. My opinion

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Old 02-15-2021, 12:45 PM
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+1 fake as hell
Don't buy raw. Buy graded .
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Old 02-15-2021, 12:58 PM
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Default 100% Fake and

why was the top of the "holder" its in left out of the photo?
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Old 02-15-2021, 01:02 PM
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why was the top of the "holder" its in left out of the photo?
Thanks for all the input. I just shot him an email asking about that.
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Old 02-15-2021, 01:10 PM
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Thanks for all the input. I just shot him an email asking about that.
Ah, okay - a bit of an update. See the attached (uncropped) photos he just sent. Looks like it was "graded" by CMR Grading, which I've never heard of. Anyone else?

He didn't want the fact that it was in a CMR case to bias anyone's view as to whether it was real or fake. He clearly doesn't have any confidence in CMR.

Does this change (or further confirm ) anyone's view?

Thanks again and apologies for the twist. Should have noticed the holder beforehand.
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Old 02-15-2021, 01:35 PM
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Fake- corners - dead giveaway... the counter fitters do even understand cards.

Hard to get that consistently rounded corners (on all the corners) and no creases.

A card with a corner bit off by an iguana because it loved the taste of 70 year old paper would be easier to believe

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Old 02-15-2021, 01:41 PM
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There's better version of fake than this.
Chances are if you're buying 52 topps mantle, you have to PAY, you won't really get no deal out there
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Old 02-15-2021, 10:05 PM
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Thanks for all of your input. Agree with everything. Based on the very helpful article below, the card clearly appears to be a fake Type 2 Mantle.

https://allvintagecards.com/how-to-s...-topps-mantle/
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Old 02-15-2021, 10:17 PM
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https://bbcemporium.com/index.php?st...=mickey_mantle

A superb resource IMO.

This card has no "missing pixel" and is an atrocious fake.
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Old 02-15-2021, 10:39 PM
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Back is always a dead giveaway on this card, they can’t replicate 70yr old paper

Buy some cheap 52 topps originals and this will stick out like a sore thumb.
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