Saturday, May 9, 2009 was a FRAUD!

I know I have been absent from my blog for some time now, but I haven't been absent from our great hobby!

I've been working a lot after moving from CA to NJ and I apologize to all of you who really enjoyed by blog. I'm going to try to be a bit more regular again going forward.

On to the front page story...

It has recently been revealed that was a sham that was set up by a scam artist who used it to hype T206 "rarities" and "oddities" so he could profit on fake cards that he made. It has been discovered that he was the creator of the Old Mill Black Overprint backs. These are all fake. He even had one for sale on his site for $35,000.00.

Read much more detail here than I'm going to go into on this post, so please check it out and know that I'm not taking any credit for it.

I used to check out this site when I first started getting back into cards years ago and I'm shocked by this realization. What a terrible fraud to play on collectors.

This goes to show you that just because a card is graded, even by PSA or SGC, doesn't mean it is real. Be careful out there all, but still enjoy the hobby...