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Old 06-22-2012, 01:56 AM
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Default 1991 Topps Desert Shield

So I came across a COMPLETE set of 1991 Topps Desert Shield cards on Ebay and was wondering on whether you guys thought they looked real or not. I know how hard it is to find a complete set of real 1991 Desert Sheild cards, and the way these cards look and the condition they are in makes me wonder a bit...

Here it is, the current bid is 990.99$.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/261046772424...=p5197.c0.m619

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Old 06-22-2012, 02:42 AM
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I wouldn't feel comfortable with it, especially considering this note added by the seller at the bottom of the listing (cut-and-pasted verbatim)...
Afew questions have come to me about possible counterfeit cards. I personally didnt put this together, I verified all cards were there and I had to purchase 2 cards to complete set. I can only assume they are real, and THIS SET IS SOLD AS IS.
We all know what happens when one assumes...
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:25 AM
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Topps 1991 Desert Shield set is so rare to find in that type of condition and as the above post said the person selling it didn't put it together. I wouldn't touch that offering with a 20 ft pole. Danger! Danger!
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:28 AM
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As Admiral Ackbar would say, "It's a trap!"
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:10 AM
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There is no way to tell if they are real based on those scans. You need to be able to see the DS Logo in detail to tell. Without better scans showing the logo's in detail I'd stay away.
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:23 AM
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I wouldn't chance that sort of money without better scans, but on the good side they're not the pointy shield fakes, and they do include some dark logo cards- (A+B sheets and desert shield only came with dark logos from A+B sheets)

So maybe....

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Old 06-22-2012, 11:45 AM
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I'm curious how to spot fakes from the real ones, can anybody fill me in? I'm sure I'm not the only one.

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Old 06-22-2012, 03:38 PM
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Good article here

http://www.psacard.com/articles/arti...universeid=314

The first fake they mention is easy to spot, the others not so easy.

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Old 06-22-2012, 05:39 PM
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If you type in an internet search for "Topps 1991 desert Shield Counterfeits" several good articles with illustrations will pop up. I would not buy without first rate scans of several players, such as Jones, Clemens, Ripken, Ryan, Griffey and Bonds, to compare with those in the articles, which also picture fakes
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Old 06-22-2012, 06:43 PM
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I decided not to bid on it haha...not only did it seem to be a bit fishy but also I have already matched my spending limit for this month and do not wish to go 1000 dollars past it haha. Instead I bought two unopened packs of 1991 Topps Desert Storm cards in hopes of pulling one of the rarer cards from the set!!!
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