Thread: how does autograph buyback work?
01-31-2013, 09:26 AM #1
how does autograph buyback work?
So I've been seeing a few cards on eBay that state that its a "buyback" or an "autograph buyback". For example:
and I am wondering who might know how this works? To me, this just looks like someone got this autographed in blue sharpie.
01-31-2013, 09:29 AM #2
sometimes UD puts in autographed buybacks into products, as far as I know with an extra COA-card.
I would not touch a buyback autograph without this extra COA-card.
01-31-2013, 09:57 AM #3
They have a hologram sticker on the back of the card that matches the one on the separate COA that is also included.
Some buybacks dont have extra COA and just are stamped by the company to distinguish them. (like the 02/03 BAP Signature Series Buybacks)
All are supposedly 'repurchased' by the company in order to get them signed by the athletes, but it does make more sense to me that they just use a few extras that never made it into the original products, but who knows?
01-31-2013, 10:39 AM #4
that makes sense.. so ya, the ron francis card I linked to above either doesnt have such a thing or it is not visible to bidders.. I asked the seller this question but so far no response... guess I will stay away unless I see some evidence similar to what you provided.. thanks for the education !
01-31-2013, 12:24 PM #5
I believe that Francis is legit. It is from the 03/04 Upper Deck Buyback Auto set, which had tons of different cards from different years bought back and signed.
http://www.sportscardforum.com/scf/inv/viewset/79867 -- link to set
The hand numbering of these is also pretty cool, but this was not done by the player himself. (You can tell because on all of cards the handwriting of the hand numbering is the same).
This card is one that should come with the separate COA card with matching hologram sticker on the back of the Francis card.
The seller looks very trustworthy but also busy with over 1000 listings so it is up to you but I would bid if you like the card and think its a fair price.
01-31-2013, 04:12 PM #6
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01-31-2013, 04:19 PM #7
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01-31-2013, 07:50 PM #9
Up until about 2003-04 my LCS used to get an email every year with a list of what Upper Deck was looking for in the way of buybacks. It was a great way to get rid of anywhere from $500-1500 worth of base cards. Those days are long gone, 99% of what you see called buybacks now are just unreleased backstock.
01-31-2013, 08:21 PM #10