Catching Those 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth Counterfeits

KSA is a Canadian grading company, and on their website they have a small section that gives you tips on spotting fake cards.  They have some great tips on how to spot fake Babe Ruth 1933 Goudey baseball cards.  These tips can be used for all Ruth Goudey’s.

  • Look for a glossy finish on the front surface
  • The green text on the back of the card should be solid
  • If under magnification, the text looks dotted, you are probably looking at a reprint
  • Be very careful when buying or trading for these cards as they have been artificially aged  to look real


5 Responses

  1. Thanks for the heads up

  2. I have the real thing.

    • I have #53 that was given to me in 1982 by my crazy 6th grade teacher. Does anyone know if there were quality fakes back then? I havent had it looked at but several things say its real and a few things say its a reprint. I cannot see any pixelation or dots in the print on the back. The colors on the front are not bright and the yellow is more of a mustard/ brownish yellow. However, the corners are perfect and the card seems too nice.

  3. and a few more from that serie. I have been looking for a site that trades these as I am willing to complete the set or sell the ones I have.

    All originals! My gran’pa gave them to me.

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