Topps Fan Favorites Autographs

Topps Fan Favorites has some really good on card autographs.  They feature a lot of reprinted cards from the past of some great players.  Topps Fan Favorites does leave some room for scammers to have some fun.  A lot of the cards from any of the Topps Fan Favorites sets look similiar to the originals.  Topps may have changed the photo for their Fan Favorites product and they added a foil logo to the card, but if you plan to buy a Fan Favorites autographed card over the internet I would double check before you place the bid.  Before placing the bid, make sure you read the description carefully.  Its very possible that the card you are looking at could just be an original card that the seller got signed in person.  Look for the foil logo on the front of the card to indicate if it is a Topps Fan Favorites Autograph.  Check the product’s checklist to see if that player has an autograph in the set.  Finally, ask to see the back of the card.  Topps should have a hologram sticker on the back to indicate that it is authentic.  Below is an example of how similiar the original card and a Topps Fan Favorites card look.

Original 1990 Topps

2003 Topps Fan Favorites Autograph

 

Read The Fine Print

Fonts can be fun things to use.  They can make things stand out and look really cool.  Sometimes fonts can be very tricky as well.  When you find a rare card online that is valuable and you are thinking of placing a bid, please read the fine print.  Before you even read the fine print it is even better to look at the feedback record of the seller and how long they have been selling.  The next thing that you should do is read the description carefully.  Many sellers will show you a fancy picture of a great looking card, but then you read the description and its something totally different.  Its very important that you read the fine print.  Sellers that are trying to take advantage of you may use regular font for the description but then they may slip in some line thats in very small print just so you don’t see it.  They put it in the description so you can’t come back to them saying it wasn’t there, because it was, just very small.  This happens more often than you would think, usually with higher end cards because they are worth more.  I don’t know anyone that would have a reason to scam someone by selling them a fake 1990 Topps Sammy Sosa Rookie.  Please be careful.