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Old 11-14-2023, 09:52 AM
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I got this card at a estate sale. I bought a dresser once we got it home my wife was taking the drawers out to clean it and this card was in a envelope taped to the bottom of the drawer. I called the person I dealt with from the sale and he really couldn't tell me anything about the owner had passed away and the only contact he had was to charity to whom was supposed to receive the money from the sale because the man had no family. The card may not be anything I don't know that's why Im hoping some one could tell me I attached pics if better one or need let me know thanks
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Old 11-14-2023, 10:04 AM
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If its fake damn. If its real then congrats


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Old 11-14-2023, 10:06 AM
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The card looks like a blatant fake to me.
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Old 11-14-2023, 10:32 AM
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The card looks like a blatant fake to me.
Yeah I think the same, but it would be nice if it was just a lost Gem.


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Old 11-14-2023, 01:40 PM
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Get a 1952T common and compare the size, stock and printing. That should suss out any blatant fakes. Then put the two under a 100x microscope and compare the printing. If it still looks good to you, I'd suggest asking a board member near you with expertise in the set to have a look, or any rep from a legitimate auction house, if you want to sell. It would cost you $10K to send to PSA, so I'd turn over every stone before I did that.
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Old 11-14-2023, 02:02 PM
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Looks like a type 1. Some good information here:

https://allvintagecards.com/how-to-s...-topps-mantle/

The areas around the Yankees logo and around the stars look a bit off to me compared to others that Ive seento orange. But it could just be the scan.

Good lock with it.
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Old 11-14-2023, 02:37 PM
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Legit perfectly centered copies are virtually impossible to find.

Yet this one is almost perfectly centered? I mean, maybe not centered perfect enough to get Travis to buy it. But for the rest of us who are okay with 49/51, we probably wouldn't reject it out of hand.

Justin Beiber taught us to "never say never". But such perfect centering alone really makes me feel like this one is probably too good to be true.
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Old 11-14-2023, 03:57 PM
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The card looks like a blatant fake to me.
Me too.
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Old 11-14-2023, 04:16 PM
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Fake.
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Old 11-14-2023, 07:21 PM
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This is like reading Chapter 1 of The Idiot's Guide to Scamming.

A new guy's first (and only) post is relating a fanciful story that plays upon everyone's dream of discovering a hugely valuable T206 Wagner or a 1952 Topps Mantle hidden somewhere. The use of his 'wife' is to basically say, "Look, I'm just a regular guy, everybody. You can trust me."

Since it is obviously a fake/reprint/whatever, why in high hell would someone keep it hidden away by taping it to the underside of a drawer??? Huh?????

Oy vey.
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Old 11-14-2023, 08:34 PM
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Legit perfectly centered copies are virtually impossible to find.

Yet this one is almost perfectly centered? I mean, maybe not centered perfect enough to get Travis to buy it. But for the rest of us who are okay with 49/51, we probably wouldn't reject it out of hand.

Justin Beiber taught us to "never say never". But such perfect centering alone really makes me feel like this one is probably too good to be true.
Not to mention no corner wear. Uh, OK.
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The back is the best way to tell. The white around the edges is a big no/no a true 52 has brown edges even with wear.
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This is like reading Chapter 1 of The Idiot's Guide to Scamming.

A new guy's first (and only) post is relating a fanciful story that plays upon everyone's dream of discovering a hugely valuable T206 Wagner or a 1952 Topps Mantle hidden somewhere. The use of his 'wife' is to basically say, "Look, I'm just a regular guy, everybody. You can trust me."

Since it is obviously a fake/reprint/whatever, why in high hell would someone keep it hidden away by taping it to the underside of a drawer??? Huh?????

Oy vey.

My instinct is telling me the same, but there is always fantasy, I suppose.
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Old 11-15-2023, 02:49 AM
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I think the "estate sale" was also fake!

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Old 11-15-2023, 10:24 AM
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This is like reading Chapter 1 of The Idiot's Guide to Scamming.

A new guy's first (and only) post is relating a fanciful story that plays upon everyone's dream of discovering a hugely valuable T206 Wagner or a 1952 Topps Mantle hidden somewhere. The use of his 'wife' is to basically say, "Look, I'm just a regular guy, everybody. You can trust me."

Since it is obviously a fake/reprint/whatever, why in high hell would someone keep it hidden away by taping it to the underside of a drawer??? Huh?????

Oy vey.
Definitely a great first post for the OP.

Maybe he was hoping we would all go nuts trying to contact him with a PM to buy it off him?

Or maybe he's hoping that we'll share all the reasons why it's obviously fake so that he can come up with a better fake the next time around?
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Old 11-15-2023, 12:55 PM
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This is like reading Chapter 1 of The Idiot's Guide to Scamming.

A new guy's first (and only) post is relating a fanciful story that plays upon everyone's dream of discovering a hugely valuable T206 Wagner or a 1952 Topps Mantle hidden somewhere. The use of his 'wife' is to basically say, "Look, I'm just a regular guy, everybody. You can trust me."

Since it is obviously a fake/reprint/whatever, why in high hell would someone keep it hidden away by taping it to the underside of a drawer??? Huh?????

Oy vey.
Exactly this, which we have seen in the past numerous times.

Like Raulus below. These clowns come in here and receive, unbeknownst to many it seems, information/tips on how to make their fakes better and/or more passable.

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Definitely a great first post for the OP.

Maybe he was hoping we would all go nuts trying to contact him with a PM to buy it off him?

Or maybe he's hoping that we'll share all the reasons why it's obviously fake so that he can come up with a better fake the next time around?
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Then the less said the better about the variation with no stitches on the back baseball
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Definitely a great first post for the OP.

Maybe he was hoping we would all go nuts trying to contact him with a PM to buy it off him?

Or maybe he's hoping that we'll share all the reasons why it's obviously fake so that he can come up with a better fake the next time around?
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