Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Real or Fake?

 In 2020, the question I get asked the most is - "Is this card real or fake?"

While I like seeing all of the parody cards floating around (licensed or not) - I'm also concerned at the amount of fake "reprint" cards out there.  One person makes a cheap knock off and sells it for $3.  The next person tries to sell it as an original or get it graded/authenticated for a huge payday.  For someone that has handled thousands of 1989 Fleer cards over the years, the fakes are easy to spot.  For someone else that is new to the hobby or looking for a 'steal' - it can be difficult.  Technology is always getting better and detecting these fakes in the future will be tough.  These aren't photocopies on cheap paper.  Be careful out there!

I recently picked up a fake/"reprint" White Scribble version to examine.  I've seen a few of these being sold online as 'Original'.  The fakes (so far) are fairly easy to see.  Here are 2 picture showing side-by-side comparisons.  The fakes are on the left.  The closeups were scanned at the same time with 1200dpi.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Random FF sightings

 Just another one of those random FF moments.  I checked in at my hotel and realized the room number was familiar.  #616.  Long Live the FF!

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Trickeration Podcast does a FF story!

 Big thanks to Matthew Waxman for doing a "Trickeration" podcast for the FF card!  It turned out great.

August 24th, 2020 edition.  My part starts around the 10:00 mark.  The Padres Twitter part at the beginning is fun to listen to also.

iHeart Radio Link


Saturday, August 15, 2020

Custom Art / Custom Cards via Instagram

 Found another cool creation on Instagram.  Custom cards are everywhere!  Unique and fun to see!

Thirddanart - Instagram Link


Friday, August 7, 2020

July/August Saw-Cut Pickups

Couple of summer pickups to post. 

1)  FF w/ Saw-cut - looks to be a double, side-by-side cut.  Something different.
2)  White Scribble w/ Saw-Cut under the #7.  Possibly the farthest right side cut I've seen on the White Scribble.

Monday, July 27, 2020

More Custom Art of the FF

Justin Cousson (@cousscards on Instagram) created this beautiful FF piece.  Notice the corrections in the background?  White circle, Black Scribble etc.  Great work!

His work can be found at:  https://www.justincousson.com/trading-cards

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/cousscards/

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Custom Art on Instagram

Great custom creation by David Lizanetz I found on Instagram yesterday.  Nice work!

Link:  Instagram Link for Sourapplegallery