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12-10-2012, 12:23 PM #1
Fake Game Used Jerseys Still Raising Questions
3 months has gone by and we still haven't heard a drop. Have you forgotten or just ignored the issue?
12-10-2012, 02:39 PM #2
Believe me, I know why people are upset over this but it does not bother me and I'll tell you why. I never cared whether it was an actual game used jersey or not. I buy cards because they depict the Packers not because some Packer player wore it or wore it in a game.
OK, actually that is not entirely true. There is a part of this that bothers me a great deal. That is the part where people misrepresented what they were selling. From the guy that sold the jerseys to the companies that bought them and put them in the cards. They lied to their customers and that is wrong and that bothers me. These guys should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
As for my cards not actually being game used however, I don't really care about that. Most of you probably do and I understand that I'm just telling you my view.Steve Schindler
Collect what you want to collect. Collect players and cards that you like. Collect what you can afford. Collect for you, not to try to impress someone else. If you do this you will much more likely to enjoy the hobby and stay with it.
12-12-2012, 10:47 PM #3
I have doubt than many GU items can truly be proven with any real provocation unless it is a current player who wears a jersey, the team (or company) takes it directly from the player and stores it in some sort of protective, tamper-resistant holding area until it is cut - you know, the whole chain of custody thing from a legal standpoint. The older jerseys and bats are anyones guess based on how they were used in the minor leagues after the seasons were over. Time and a lack of tracking, unless the item is directly from the player's family, show no way to really validate. Even the "pinstriping" used by industry experts is questionable. However, all that said, I have faith in some of the earlier products but recent years are somewhat more murky.
12-12-2012, 11:39 PM #4
12-13-2012, 09:49 AM #5
This is exactly why I'm not into the whole GU craze. With an auto you can have a professional give an educated guess on weather the sig is real? How the hell can you tell if Babe Ruth wore a jersey or used a bat and the guy has been dead since 1948?
12-13-2012, 09:58 PM #6
There have been questionable game used cards inserted into packs as far back as 2001 and it has done very little to quell the demand for the cards. The problem is like other posters have said "How do you know Babe Ruth worn that?" You don't so you have to assume along the way that some stuff is not going to be authentic since companies like Topps rely on third party to authentic the memorabilia. The more steps along the way the more chance for errors and people passing off unauthentic stuff as legit to make an extra buck.