Hot from the auctions on eBAY:

http://cgi.ebay.com/2009-ULTIMATE-TOM-SEAVER-LOGO-PATCH-CARD-D-31-35-1-1-/190387364683?cmd=ViewItem&pt=US_Baseball&hash=item2c53f8a34b#ht_500wt_1154

Fake-a-roo!  Even UD isn’t cheesy enough to put a Mets logo on a card that features Seaver as a Red.  No jersey + huge logo patch = fake logo!

http://cgi.ebay.com/Albert-Pujols-2004-Platinum-PATCH-Card-CARDINALS-LOGO-/370353479508?cmd=ViewItem&pt=US_Baseball&hash=item563ac99f54#ht_518wt_1138

Sorry Pujols fans, these were pieces of nameplates.  I have 4 of these types of cards and none have logos on them.  Great way to turn a boring card into a valuable card though.

http://cgi.ebay.com/2001-SP-Authentic-Michael-Vick-Rc-Logo-Patch-Auto-SP-/250365850958?cmd=ViewItem&pt=US_Football&hash=item3a4af7b54e#ht_1991wt_1138

Out of 250 cards, number 239 has an NFL logo? I doubt it! Also this is not a certified autograph.

http://cgi.ebay.com/07-08-SIDNEY-CROSBY-ULTRA-UNIFORMITY-REAL-PATCH-TAG-25-/140168231182?cmd=ViewItem&pt=US_Hockey_Trading_Cards&hash=item20a2ad790e#ht_833wt_912

Last time I checked Fleer Ultra never issued tag cards, I could be wrong, but I bet I’m not.

http://cgi.ebay.com/07-08-ULTIMATE-DEBUT-THREADS-PATCH-PATRICK-KANE-50-/220550269836?cmd=ViewItem&pt=US_Hockey_Trading_Cards&hash=item3359d20b8c#ht_552wt_912

Way to nice a patch to find on a #’d/50 card.

http://cgi.ebay.com/2001-01-SP-Authentic-Drew-Brees-NFL-Logo-Event-Patch-/230415824775?cmd=ViewItem&pt=US_Football&hash=item35a5da7787#ht_641wt_912

To me this just screams fake, #’d/800!

http://cgi.ebay.com/2009-TOPPS-JOHN-SMOLTZ-JACKIE-ROBINSON-PATCH-AMAZING-/200419172655?cmd=ViewItem&pt=US_Baseball&hash=item2ea9e9e12f#ht_800wt_912

Ummmm no way is this a real patch.  This is the 4th version of this patch I’ve seen used in cards recently.

http://cgi.ebay.com/04-Upper-Deck-Super-Patch-Stripes-2-Andruw-Jones-Patch-/140340813436?cmd=ViewItem&pt=US_Baseball&hash=item20acf6de7c#ht_830wt_912

Even if this was real . . .  Would you want it?  Of course it isn’t though.

So buyer beware! If a patch looks too good to be true, it is!

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5 responses »

  1. CPAdave says:

    Not to be completely off topic or anything, but as a fellow cycling fan, I assume you’ve heard the news about Floyd Landis?

    • chemgod says:

      I can’t say I’m stunned, as a chemist I know it’s getting real tough to beat these tests. If he tested positive, he probably took it.

  2. Kevin says:

    How could u past a staroid test in todays world

  3. Alex says:

    The Vick SP Authentic is actually a certified auto. If you look at the back of the card, or (*shudders*) Beckett, you will see the Vick SP Authentic Rc is an auto card.

    Now, as to whether the NFL logo in it and in the Brees SP Authentic Rc is genuine, we will never know. They probably are fake, but this is not certain. Why? 2001 was the first year SP Authentic used event worn jerseys in them. This was still relatively early in the whole jersey card craze. Upper Deck only produced one version of the Rc cards. Unlike in later years there was no “gold” version numbered out of 25 or 1/1 NFL logo version of these cards. There was only the standard version which in Vick’s case was numbered out of 250 and in Brees’s case out of 800.As such, they likely would have used the whole of the event worn jerseys for these cards. This would likely have included some multi-colored patches, single colored swatches, and probably even NFL logos. Of course we don’t know this for certain, and even if we did, we don’t know whether this was one of those cards or whether it has been faked afterwards.

    So yes, they may be fake, but I wouldn’t definately say they are – there is a decent possibility they aren’t.

  4. cardsonice says:

    You are ripping potentially honest sellers with pretty flimsy evidence here. ‘Looks fake.’

    That Crosby patch is very likely real – the tag is one (fully visible it would read ‘Steve Latin Equipment Manager’ that only appears in official Pens GU jerseys. The seller also has one of the best Crosby collections around.

    Its tough to unring the bell after a bunch of people read this entry and think ‘patch faker!’ In the hobby right now, its a pretty devastating stigma to carry – and in this case unjustly.

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