Kevin Burge Tries To Elude Recognition, Fails.

Guys, I just got an email cluing me into something that we all need to be made aware of. Kevin Burge’s most recognizable account, Shoeless-joejackson, has been switched for the first time in over 6 years. His new name is queencity-sportscards and it can be found here. Be sure to add this seller to your list, as this is actually Burge himself.

For those of you who are unfamiliar, this is one guy I wouldnt trust to clean my bathroom. He sells fake autos, fake slabs, fake patches, and has committed just about every imaginable hobby crime there is. Do not buy his stuff, and search his name on this blog to get a quick history.

He is the douchiest man in the (hobby) world.

Stay collecting my friends.

New Name For The Hobby Devil

Guys, just wanted to give you a heads up that if you see something by LarryHolmesSickness, its actually one of Kevin Burge’s accounts. One reader, Joseph was searching for peopleschoice7373, another one of Burge’s many accounts, and eBay directed him to this new switch. Keep this in mind when you are bidding on eBay. Not that most of Burge’s fakes arent completely obvious, but just a heads up.
EDIT: Here is a good catch by Jeff at IAJC from this new name.

New Blog With Great Potential For Offsetting Fakes From 2009 SP Authentic

Jeff from I Am Joe Collector has started up a new blog that definitely deserves my and our consideration. Much like the gents from Hobby Kings who started up an exquisite patch auto blog for 2008-2009 Exquisite cards, Jeff is starting it for 2009 SP Authentic. This will be the definitive database of cards that will protect us from cards like this. Kevin Burge and his cronies have made a living selling fake SPA cards and the like, and this will be our evidence to nail him to the wall. With Wolverine recently getting booted from eBay, here is the chance to make a dent in the number of fakes that go undetected after release.

A Good Reason Not To Trust PSA Or Any Auto Authentication Service

If you arent familiar with Kevin Burge, start learning. He has rightfully earned the reputation as the hobby devil, and he is starting to get more and more adept at what he does. I reported a while ago that he had gotten a fake Adrian Peterson through PSA’s grading, and PSA tried to brush me off by saying they only authenticate the cards. Well, looks like Burge wins again, because here is the newest batch.

Here is a real Reggie Wayne rookie premiere auto from 2001. Notice all of the finer points of the signature and its positioning on the card. Here is one done by Burge’s notorious account shoeless-joejackson. They dont even compare.
Need more convincing? Here are the two signatures next to each other. They dont even look remotely close. Fake on left, real on right.
As you can tell, the slant of the real autograph is much more to the right and much more pronounced. The fake isnt even slanted. Also, notice the pen thickness of the fake, versus the real. Lastly, the complexity of the real signature is that so Burge is unable to replicate it. PSA didnt even bother to notice before grading this card.
Burge also has a number of graded PSA 10’s on his screen name, which makes me question how PSA is really paying attention to his scams. I have received numerous reports from different PSA experts stating that they make arrangements with their biggest clients to assign more 10’s than not, and after seeing how Wolverine 24 and Burges people crank out 10’s, im not surprised if this turns out to be true.
Regardless of the graded 10’s, im not as concerned as I am with the number of Fake RPAs he has gotten through. He has a fake PSA Todd Heap one up as well, and according to the people who collect the rookie premieres, Heap was never made in the original set.
It keeps getting better and better.

We Have Our First PSA Slabbed Fake Rookie Premiere Auto

I sincerely hope this is fake slab, for their sake. This auto is 100% fake, and as we can see, it has been graded by PSA. I thought it would only be a matter of time, but now its pretty obvious that either PSA has a bunch of amateurs, the fakers are now creating their own slabs, or someone cut a deal with the devil.

What a fucking joke.
Here are a few other examples of Burge’s fakes, just for proof. Now they are “graded.” Wonderful. This is an example of a real one for those of you who are unfamiliar with how the cards are supposed to look. Here is one other. Here is the ebay search to show you just how many of these fakes there are.