Card of the Day: 2022 Topps Finest Star Wars Han Solo Refractor #47

Card of the Day: Marshawn Lynch 2007 Upper Deck Star Rookie – Rookie Exclusives #280

Card of the Day: Michael Jordan 1984-85 STAR #101

Card of the Day: Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi 2022 Topps Chrome Star Wars Sapphire Edition Green Refractor #6

2022 Topps Chrome Sapphire Edition Star Wars Available For 582 Montgomery Club Members

I knew it was coming. I’ve been suggesting it for awhile, and today it arrived. Members of the Topps 582 Montgomery Club got the opportunity to buy (1) box of 2022 Topps Chrome Sapphire Edition Star Wars.

Based on the checklist it consists of Series 1 and Series 2 of the original 1977 Topps Star Wars set.

Andor | Teaser Trailer | Disney+

Card of the Day: 2021 Topps Star Wars Masterwork – Boba Fett – Out Of The Box #12

2020/21 Upper Deck NHL Star Rookies Box Set Hockey Hobby Box Break

The fifth and final box I decided to break from my Upper Deck Random Acts Of Kindness Package was the 2020/21 Upper Deck NHL Star Rookies Hockey Box Set.

Every box contains the same 25-card set of rookies. Randomly inserted, and quite difficult to pull are autographs. Another big thanks to Upper Deck as all of these boxes were really fun to open.

Here is what I pulled:

25-Card Set:

  • Alexis Lafrenière #1
  • Connor McMichael #2
  • Olli Juolevi #3
  • Nick Robertson #4
  • Liam Foudy #5
  • Timothy Liljegren #6
  • Ty Dellandrea #7
  • Gabe Vilardi #8
  • Josh Norris #9
  • Philipp Kurashev #10
  • Arthur Kaliyev #11
  • Thomas Harley #12
  • Ty Smith #13
  • Dylan Cozens #14
  • K’Andre Miller #15
  • Peyton Krebs #16
  • Victor Soderstrom #17
  • Nils Hoglander #18
  • Ian Mitchell #19
  • Cal Foote #20
  • Bowen Byram #21
  • Alexander Romanov #22
  • Tim Stützle #23
  • Ilya Sorokin #24
  • Kirill Kaprizov #25

How To Spot A Fake 1985 Star Gatorade Slam Dunk Michael Jordan #7

Fans who attended the 1985 All-Star Weekend Banquet in Indianapolis received a 9-card set of Star basketball cards featuring the Gatorade logo on them. It’s official name is the 1985 Star Gatorade Slam Dunk set. The set includes Checklist #1, Larry Nance #2, Terence Stansbury #3, Clyde Drexler #4, Julius Erving #5, Darrell Griffith #6, Michael Jordan #7, Dominique Wilkins #8, and Orlando Woolridge #9.

Technically there are (10) cards in this set. Terence Stansbury was a late substitute for Charles Barkley. Both cards were produced, but the Barkley card wasn’t released along with the others. Eventually the Barkley card leaked out, and collectors saw it surface on the secondary market.

Star cards are notorious for being counterfeited. That especially goes for Star cards of Michael Jordan. I can’t stress how many counterfeit Michael Jordan Star cards there are floating around. You can easily find them on eBay.

Counterfeit examples of the Michael Jordan 1985 Star Gatorade Slam Dunk card are all over the place. Some people advertise them as authentic, while others do the whole “reprint” or “RP” thing. People use the word “reprint” or the letters “RP” on their listings in an attempt to fool you into thinking that specific card came from a manufacturer like Star. Places like eBay don’t know how or just don’t care enough to learn how to distinguish between the two. The people making these homemade cards are fully aware that passing them off as the real thing could come back to haunt them. Calling them reprints might not bring in the same amount of money, but it still allows them to move their hoard of counterfeits. Its a horribly abused wording loophole.

When placed side-by-side the difference between an authentic example and counterfeit can easily be seen. One of the biggest red flags of a counterfeit is the lack of a line going through the letter “N” in “JORDAN” on the front. I’ve never seen an authentic version without this printing defect. Most counterfeits forget to include this element. Overall photo blurriness, and incorrect coloring can be other signs of a counterfeit.

Flipping the card over you’ll see more red flags. Counterfeit backs tend to have thicker/bold font. In some cases the font is a completely different color especially in Jordan’s bio. Its not uncommon for the text in Jordan’s bio to be broken too on a counterfeit.

If capable, compare the Jordan with another (less expensive) card from the same set. The printing techniques should be similar. Star did not print Michael Jordan’s card any differently.

Counterfeit front

Authentic front

Counterfeit back

Counterfeit back

Authentic back

Card of the Day: 1980 Topps Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back Yoda #9