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#1991715 - 12/01/09 07:08 PM Warning: potential eBay fraud on '33 Goudey Ruths
Irwin Fletcher
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I don't know if anyone has seen this eBay auction, but it looks really fishy:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...T#ht_737wt_1167

Unfortunately, bidding is already at $701 with nearly two days to go.

The first red flag is that someone with barely any feedback is selling two 1933 Goudey Ruths (including the super rare #53) and a #92 Gehrig. The second red flag is that the seller chose to sell them as a 3 card lot, even though individual auctions would probably yield significantly more money.

Finally, if you take look at the photos of the cards, the back of #53 Ruth definitely does not match the front. On the front of the card, all four corners have significant rounding, while the back of the card shows 4 fairly sharp corners. Ditto for the Gehrig.

I just wanted to mention this so that no one on this board gets taken for a ride.

Any thoughts?

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#1991725 - 12/01/09 08:55 PM Re: Warning: potential eBay fraud on '33 Goudey Ruths [Re: Irwin Fletcher]
Cardz4Me
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Thanks for the warning. The sad thing is as the economy gets worse you will see a lot more of this, and yet there will always be the usual crooks trying to ripoff the innocent.
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#1991741 - 12/02/09 07:30 PM Re: Warning: potential eBay fraud on '33 Goudey Ruths [Re: Cardz4Me]
Irwin Fletcher
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Looks like the auction was pulled, as well as his other auction for a PSA 8 1952 Bowman Mantle.

Following the lead of someone on the net54 board, I emailed the seller about the inconsistencies between the fronts and backs of the cards and here is what he had to say:

"When I was scanning the cards I got them mixed up with my other ones. I have doubles of all there and I am selling my lower graded cards you are like the 3rd person to tell me this. I tried to delet the pictures but it will not let me...I am thinking I might have to end this and redo it...but I hate to have to wait for another auction...so I will see how it goes!"

I'm glad the auction was pulled so that the high bidder wasn't on the hook. The bidding was over $1,000 the last time I saw it.

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