Look Out Leaf! Here Comes 2012 UD SP Authentic Golf

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Look out Leaf.  It looks as if Upper Deck is coming out with 2012 SP Authentic Golf.  Every box will contain at least (3) autographs and (1) rookie card on average.  As you can see, Upper Deck hasn’t lost its touch when it comes to product design.  I think they look fantastic!  Boxes will contain (20) packs each.

Collectors have been wanting manufacturers to bring a golf product back to the market for years.  Now after 7 long years, collectors will have two to look forward too.  Leaf’s Golf Metal will hit the market in March and SP Authentic will makes its way out in June.  With Upper Deck having relics, Tiger Woods, and Michael Jordan on their side it will be interesting to see how Leaf’s Golf Metal will stand up.  Either way, collectors are going to get two great looking golf products this year.

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A Closer Look At Leaf Legends of Sport

Here is a closer look at Leaf Legends of Sport, which will be released later this year.  Every card in the set is autographed and is serial numbered to 50 or less.  Three autographs per box.

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2012 Allen & Ginter Lacks The Hawaiian Look

Topps released some more images of what collectors can expect 2012 Allen & Ginter to look like.  I gotta say, I’m missing the funky Hawaiian shirt like borders you normally would see around the autographs and relics.

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Card of the Day: Christopher Columbus 1952 Topps Look N’ See #51

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PSA Look Alikes

There are a ton of low-end grading companies within the industry.  Rarely do they ever give a card less than a 10 grade.  This evening I came across this seller who has a bunch of these Gem Mint 10 rookie cards up for sale.  At first glance I thought they were graded by PSA, but looking closer the holders don’t mention PSA at all.  Most of the time cards graded by these low-end companies don’t sell well, but thats not the case with these holders.  The strip at the top looks very close to what PSA would use and collectors aren’t seeing this.  Take a look:

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PSA look alike

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Authentic PSA holder

I have a feeling you can report this seller all you want, but eBay won’t be closing them down.  They don’t mention PSA, but people think it is PSA because of the colors and layout of the holder.  This person has found a huge loophole and is try to make as much money as they can.