Identifying Counterfeit 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle Rookies

Identifying Counterfeit 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle Rookies

In our series of blogs focusing on identifying counterfeits, this week we wanted to discuss arguably the most famous card in our hobby, the 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle rookie card. In our previous post we promised to profile Michael Jordan's iconic 1986 Fleer #57 rookie, however after seeing several fake Mickey Mantle cards at this year's...

Vintage Wax Box: To Break or Not to Break?

Vintage Wax Box: To Break or Not to Break?

We get this question a lot, and the short answer is: if you enjoy opening packs, go for it! When purchasing unopened product, buying from a trusted source, a well respected dealer or a major auction house are the best options. If you want the gold standard in the wax industry, we recommend buying from Baseball Card Exchange directly, or product...

Identifying Counterfeit 2011 Topps Update Mike Trout Rookies

Identifying Counterfeit 2011 Topps Update Mike Trout Rookies

We wanted to offer a series of blogs to help everyone in the hobby with a wide scope of card industry issues ranging from general grading practices to identifying counterfeits, the best places to buy and sell items and much more. Whether you submit 1,000 cards a month for authentication or never submit a single card in your life, we want to be...