Guess The Set – January 28, 2022

Can you Guess The Set?  This evening I’ll post the correct answer in the comment section and on Twitter.  Good luck!

Card of the Day: Bronko Nagurski 1955 Parkhurst Wrestling #97

This Week’s Topps Living Set Cards Are…

Head over to Topps.com now to get you’re hands on this week’s Topps Living Set cards.  While you’re there, check out their other online exclusives too.

Card of the Day: Goose Gossage 1995 Upper Deck Collector’s Choice Silver Signature #285

Card of the Day: Bob Uecker 1965 Topps #519

Card of the Day: Hulk Hogan 1991 Merlin WWF Italian #61

What Does An Authentic 1988 Cal League Ken Griffey Jr. San Bernardino Spirit #34 Baseball Card Look Like?

A massive wave of new people entered the hobby over the last few years. Things that might be common knowledge for veteran collectors may not be so common for all of the newbies. Scammers are just waiting to take advantage of these naive new collectors. So many fraudsters have been exposed so far this year with many more on the way.

I recently watched someone spend over $100 on a handful of unlicensed/fake 1988 Cal League Ken Griffey Jr. San Bernardino Spirit #34 baseball cards. Its sad that this still happens.

Reinforcing the fundamentals of this hobby can’t hurt. Especially with all of the new people. Below is what you should be looking for if you’re in the market for an authentic 1988 Cal League Ken Griffey Jr. San Bernardino Spirit #34.

Authentic front
Authentic back

In the early 90’s an unlicensed version of this card began to surface. The overall layout and design is similar to the authentic version, but the dead giveaway is the different photo. As you can see there are two unlicensed cards floating around. Both utilize the same photo, but the text and placement of the text are a little different. The card number on the second example is a bit fatter as well. You never see these unlicensed fakes graded by PSA, BGS, or SGC because they aren’t authentic. The secondary market has been filled with them for years. You’ll notice they are always cheaper when compared to the authentic version. Its funny to see that one was pictured on a bobblehead in 2019.

Unlicensed front
Unlicensed back
Unlicensed front
Unlicensed back

Card of the Day: Larry Bird 2008-09 Topps #172

Card of the Day: Daren Puppa 1994-95 Kraft Dinner Masked Defenders #93

Avalanche 2020/21 UD SPx Rookie Jersey Auto Contest Winner Announced

Congrats to Zachary Lahay on being the lucky winner of the Martin Kaut 2020/21 Upper Deck SPx Rookie Jersey Auto #’ed/375. Once Zachary Lahay sends me his mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP. Thanks!