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Old 03-18-2018, 09:52 PM
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Default Fake PSA 7 Green Cobb Bid Over $16,000 On eBay?

Card is sitting at over $16,000 (a number of high feedback bidders) with over 6 days to go.

Here's a link to the card on eBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/1909-T206-T...8AAOSwFSharvF-

Here's a link to a PSA 7 T206 Green Cobb with the same cert number sold in a SCP auction in 2007: https://catalog.scpauctions.com/bids...ce?itemid=2039

Note differences in centering and wear on the bottom right hand corner of the card in the current eBay auction that isn't evident on the card in the SCP auction. [Added: As Steve D. points out below, Piedmont is listed on SCP card flip while eBay card has a Sweet Cap back].

If someone can point out anything definitive in the eBay auction regarding evidence of holder tampering you either have a better eye than me or are just making things up. Obvious differences in the flip as well.

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Old 03-18-2018, 10:16 PM
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Nice detective work, James.
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Old 03-18-2018, 10:28 PM
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Years back when there was a rash of fake 52T Mantles the sellers would use index cards like that. What the bleep? Anyhow perhaps the Mexican guy can now fake the prior generation of flip/holder?
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Before seeing this post on net54, I asked for the top of the slab as it looked frosted. This is the pic he gave me.

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He sent a second respond by asking if I was interested as he already received an offer for "x".

I responded by asking for the complete top, including the PSA number and top half of the card. Still awaiting a response.
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Old 03-18-2018, 10:38 PM
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Great sleuthing James. Certainly been a recent increase of fraudulent high-end cards on eBay lately. Good to have net54 as a watch dog
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The message me an offer is a telltale sign of a fraudulent listing. And the inactivity in the account for a long time.
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The message me an offer is a telltale sign of a fraudulent listing.

yup, and why would he not provide the whole top half including the barcode.

A card like that needs tons of pics to sell it, someone is going to get burned. I bet you that the card I probably altered on top of it not being the originally graded card.
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Old 03-18-2018, 10:45 PM
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Seller listing shows he is out of San Ysidro, CA which is right on the border of Mexico.
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Old 03-18-2018, 10:51 PM
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I'd like to see the look on his face when payment arrives via paypal cc, since it's offered in the auction software, no matter what this thief says about his preferred payment method. This auction ain't gonna make it that far, tho. These guys are aiming high this weekend, must be taking a page from Carl Icahn or something.

Also, sending an offer to a seller who didn't add best offer button is one thing. Worst case scenario is a rude response. But asking for offers on your item without adding the button should be a violation of terms.
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Old 03-18-2018, 10:57 PM
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yup, and why would he not provide the whole top half including the barcode.

A card like that needs tons of pics to sell it, someone is going to get burned. I bet you that the card I probably altered on top of it not being the originally graded card.

For some it needs a ton of pics to sell it, for someone else the current pictures are worth over $18,000 and counting. These are not newbies bidding on it.

My first impression after seeing the pic on ebay was that the top of the holder might be frosted or it might be glare from the pic. It appears to be just glare.

The most likely scenario as far as I can tell is what Peter alluded to: that this is a fake card with a flip and holder designed by someone who has successfully replicated many of the features of a previous generation PSA flip/holder. If a previous photo didn't exist showing a different card with the same cert number and the seller didn't raise red flags within the listing (e.g., payment terms that would seem to be a workaround on buyer protection), it would be that much easier to be duped. Gives me another reason to be skeptical of buying high end cards until these issues are resolved.

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