There is no doubt about it that the Michael Jordan Star Co. rookie cards from the ’80’s are some of the most counterfeited sports cards on the market today. Last week I found an article from Sports Collectors Daily that talked about the Star Co. and I e-mailed them asking if they could point me in the right direction as to how to spot a fake Michael Jordan ’84-’85 Star Co. rookie card. I heard back from them and they showed me a message board discussion that took place back in the summer of 2007. A Michael Jordan ’84-’85 Star Co. Rookie of the Year #288 counterfeit can be spotted quite easily if you know what to look for. The main thing you want to look at are the borders. On a real card, there will be very little right border and a lot of left. Take a look at the image below. It has the total opposite, a lot of right, and a little left.
I just received an e-mail back from Global Authentication with more information on how to spot counterfeit Michael Jordan ’84-’85 Star Co. cards. They said, “On the back of the card there should be a slight color bleed along the edge of the card from the front. The color clarity is softer and unique to original issued Star product, the reproductions have bolder colors and out of registry text, bleed or feathering are good terms to describe the repros.”