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Please Authenticate This 1986 Fleer Jordan Rookie

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(@allvintage)
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From A Reader:

I was reading through your clues to pick out a fake over a real. It seems like I was able to verify some key clues for a real Jordan but others pointed to a fake. There seems to be a ghost present. The name lettering looks good and the arrow is below the line for Premier but looks to be the wrong color. On the back, it looks like the whites of the bulls eyes are visible. Both the colon and the period are visible on the back of the card but the "R" trademark symbol is hardly readable and the basketball doesn't seem to have the lines. I don't have a jewelers loop which apparently comes in handy. Did i give you enough pictures? - Thanks Jeremy

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Hey Jeremy,

Yes more than enough pictures. For me I probably could have told from one or two of these photos, as this is a very common and not a very good fake. 

Here are the tell-tale signs:

1) Poor quality, lack of clarity front print of the card.  If you compare this card to an authentic version, it would be very clear that the print on this card is poor and lacks the clarity of an authentic Jordan rookie card.

2) Glossy back.  It looks like the back of the card has a glossy back which would be a clear indication of a fake. An authentic card has a matte finish front and back and should not appear glossy.

3) Bulls logo back of the card. The pupils of the bull have a bleed and take up too much space and lack the clarity and consistency of an authentic copy. 

4). Blurry, lack of quality in print elsewhere. If you were unsure of authenticity you could take a magnifying glass to the fonts and borders on the card. I can tell from the photos that this is a fake, but if you examined the fonts under magnification, the text would appear quite blotchy and lack the bold, crisp clear outlines of the fonts and borders on an authentic Jordan rookie card. 

Hope this helps


   
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Can I piggy back this thread?   I feel pretty good about this one after reading your article  so let’s see 😬🤣 

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Also this is a different card that looks good but seems to be missing the dot for average total at 27.2.  These are the only pictures I have

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Sooo, the images are very tough to make out, so I don’t think I can make a 💯 evaluation just on photos alone.  But I would lean fake. The back of the card — the red colors of the background look off (like many low quality fakes) and the white borders also make me think it’s fake…extra white, representative of brand new white paper (not a card with now nearly 40 years of age!)


   
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Thanks.  Here is the other card.  Not sure why it didn’t post the pics earlier 

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Last one I wanted to show that I almost feel for that really looked legit   What’s your thoughts?   The case and pictures don’t match what is on spa!


   
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Oh yeah this one is definitely a fake card in a fake PSA slab....this one is bad--there's a recent post a user posted with a PSA 9 in a fake case that one is a bit harder to tell.


   
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