In the past two or three years, a few authentic 1933s have surfaced that have blue backs. It's unknown how these wound up this way; it's likely just an error in the printing process. I believe there are about a half dozen of them or so. I've seen one that's partially green and partially blue, which leads me to believe that they're just a print anomaly.
The 1938s are green as well, BTW. Fakes of the #274 Joe DiMaggio can often be found with black backs - I see them raw on eBay all the time, and unfortunately, people frequently pay big money for them, only to discover they've bought a fake.
I dont know where i got these cards. It would have been many years ago when I was about 10 yrs old. I also have some 1935 Diamond stars, 1941 Playballs, 1950, 51, and 52 Bowman. I guess they are all fakes. The good news is that I didnt learn this lesson the hard way. Thanks for the info!
All of those cards that you mentioned might not necessarily be reprints. If you can put up some scans or pictures of the cards, I'm sure that there are people on this forum who would be able to tell if they're real or not.
I will scan some of the other brands and get them up also
I am NO EXPERT here but my many years of collecting tell me that these are reprints of some sort. The first reason I say so is because the middle card has such a high sheen and certainly (although I could be wrong) not from the original 1933 Goudeys! The cards also appear to be thinner than the original card stock.
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