Card of the Day: Yasokichi Konishiki 1997 BBM Sumo #15

Card of the Day: Eric Young 1997 Topps #71

Card of the Day: Terry Bradshaw 1997 Pacific Crown Collection #405

Card of the Day: Kordell Stewart 1997 Pinnacle #18

Card of the Day: Scott Servais 1997 Topps Stadium Club #279

Card of the Day: Jackie Harris 1997 Fleer #304

Card of the Day: Terry Labonte 1997 Upper Deck Collector’s Choice #5

Card of the Day: Reggie White 1997 Playoff – Seasons Greetings – The New North Pole

Fake Willie Mays 1997 Topps Auto Card Gets PSA’s OK

One of the rarest cards you could pull from a pack of 1997 Topps Series One Baseball is a Willie Mays Commemorative Reprints Autograph.

These cards are notorious for being faked. Blowout forums user superdan49 spotted a fake example up for sale on eBay that has the PSA/DNA seal of approval.

Not only is the autograph fake, but the card is too.

An article written in 2019 goes into much of the details on what to look for when it comes to identifying fake examples of these cards.

Once you know what to look for the difference between a fake card and authentic one is quite easy to spot. That signature and “Certified Autograph Issue” stamp on the fake have some major issues. PSA should have caught this right away.

On the plus side upon hearing about this mistake PSA has deactivated this fake card (69287393) from their database. Unfortunately this doesn’t take the card out of circulation, but it should give you another reason to check the PSA serial number on any card before shelling out your cash.

When PSA deactivates a serial number from their database it would be nice if a marketplace such as eBay could get notified. If that serial number gets deactivated and it shows up on eBay the seller and/or current high bidder should be alerted. As of this writing the fake card below is still up for sale.


Card of the Day: Steve Bono 1997 Upper Deck Collector’s Choice #500