Lately on eBay I’ve been seeing a lot of aged reprint cards and I have to say as someone who makes his own cards, I am pretty impressed.  I actually bought a 1933 Goudey Lou Gehrig one of these and it’s pretty cool.  From what I have been able to tell is that the dimensions are slightly off, but otherwise it really does feel like an old card.  Here are some pictures of the cards I have seen.

 

 

 

 

 


Most of these are selling for between $5 and $10, but some are actually selling for almost $50, like the Mantle pictured above. As you can see not are marked with the “Reprint” moniker on the back and given that most of the cards that are sold as aged reprints are cards worth in excess of $1000, these are kind of a cool add to any collection.

What do you think of “aged” reprinted cards?  Are you buying or have no interest?

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11 responses »

  1. They need to work on not cutting them so perfectly centered…

  2. Mike D says:

    The examples that you have pictured are all really well done (centering noted JTG). In the cases of the examples shown, very, very few of us could afford an original copy, but there are not a lot of us that have the depth of collections to display this as “just another card.” Having a reprint would make a nice centerpiece, but not be too flashy.
    Check out my original Babe Ruth Goudey next to my Jered Weaver patch auto! Just doesn’t have the ring, whereas the reprint could be worked into a nice group of vintage as a display. And with the details making them look more rough and original, it wouldn’t look entirely too hokey.

  3. Dave says:

    Without rerint somewhere on the card this will eventually lead to someone being ripped off.

  4. Jay says:

    Picked up a few of the t209 aged reprints .They sure do look cool. Just that by feel ,they seem very rigid and one should be able to tell by the feel alone that they are not real.

  5. Corky says:

    I have no problem with the aged reprints, I have a couple of T206 reprints and a 1933 Nap Lajoie reprint and they are nice additions to my colleciton because they are cards I normally would not be able to afford but they are all clearly marked “REPRINT”. Once the notation is removed somone now has a potential high dollar sale if they can find the right unsuspecting buyer. I have no problem with reprints as long as they are marked as such otherwise it can turn in to more bad news for the hobby adding additional fakes.

    On the positive side, I have a collection of vintage cards from the 30s and I have to say that the Ruth and Grange cards are pretty convincing with the staining and rolled corners. The only thing that stands out is the water damage on the Ruth card, normally a card would not wear in such a consistant pattern across the entire card like this. it looks like the card was placed in water and the cardboard is splitting, it is noticable across the entire front and the top 2/3 on the card back.

  6. sfs2003 says:

    I feel like I’ve already seen frauds out there on the bay. People clearly list that the card is being sold as a reprint, but the seller’s opinion is that its real. The card, like a 52 Mantle, ends up going for about $150. The seller had a 100% positive feedback on like 12 items, none of which are baseball cards.I’m sure the seller just creates another profile after the sale so they don’t worry about the negative feedback they are about to receive.

  7. Sal J. Barry says:

    Counterfeits all the way.

  8. tim says:

    reprints for sale
    I can get all most any sports card rerprints
    you wahnt in large bulk orders
    K_boltz2@comcast.net

  9. tim says:

    Michael jordan
    1984-85 star
    card number 101
    black border white backs
    asking 5.00 per card
    plus shiping

    or buy in very large bulk orders
    for best cheep price
    K_boltz2@comcast.net

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