SP Authentic is still a few weeks away from having questions about authenticity, but in all honesty, questioning patches will always be a problem until there is a national photo database. This Matt Ryan gold patch auto is probably one of the most valuable non 1/1s in the 2008 set, but that didnt stop someone from almost certainly defiling this card. I would normally not have an issue with seeing a logo patch out of last year’s SPA, but when the guy also has a Flacco patch like this, questions arise.
See, SPA has a major problem with fakes
. MAJOR. Because the cards have such a huge premium for logo patches, and so many people have become accustomed to pack pulled 25 color patches, its become very tough to discern fakes. In fact, because of this fact, 2007 and 2008 SPA RPAs have become some of the biggest targets in the hobby
I have said on numerous occasions that you need to buy logos early or stick to 2 color patches, because once the 6 week mark hits, its a crapshoot with the three colors and above. You may pay an extra 10-20%, but it may be worth it to know that you have one that is real.
Another small victory for the RPAs this time, is that when you have as many big name redemptions as you do, collectors will have a lot more time to let prices settle before buying redemptions. Yes, redemptions suck, but at least you can buy six months from now and not worry about fakes.
The users on FCB have been discussing a lot about the authenticity of the patches from a manufacturer standpoint, and now there are the first evident user created Ultimate patch fakes. Take a look at a few they pointed out, which all are completely scammed by user/fucktard Aruba202.
Here are some other GREAT ones from the same douchebag – ALL FAKE. This is why I tell you to check items for sale/completed auctions. He broke every cardinal rule and people still have paid hundreds for his “masterpieces.” He is making a killing and I feel bad for the people who buy from this fucking asshat. Check these out:
My favorite – the triple fake