A NonsportsCardForum.com member posted about some fake Kirsten Dunst Small Soldier’s Inkworks autographs. It was quite obvious to that poster that there was an issue as both of the signature in the cards were identical.
We have two sellers here. . . both with massive amounts of feedback. . . 8088edge boasts 17778 ratings with a feedback rating of 99.8% positive! They have appeared on webjon before, and have sold a number of questionable cards. . . And these are more than questionable. Seller number two is gamesandcards.com with a whopping 37795 feedback and a 99.9% positive rating! These guys posted a huge scan that showed this counterfeit in all its glory. . . It is entirely possible that these guys had no idea there was an issue. . .
Here is part of that beautiful scan courtesy of gamesandcards.com and ebay!
I love this scan. . . It shows that the card is BGS graded. . . Another counterfeit Beckett Grading Service card. But how can I tell it’s fake. First, the signature is a copy of the signature in the other card. Second the signature is clearly mechanically reproduced (dots at the end of the lines, no feathering, constant line weight, etc). . . but that’s not all, and that is why I love this scan.
For some reason there are still skeptics out there. . . People suggest that the star themselves may have used an autopen, or that maybe they just have a very consistent signature. . . a significant number of people don’t want to believe that there are counterfeit cards floating around.
But this scan may change some minds. . . Look at that foil stamp. . . it’s terrible! Multiple letters are touching . . . areas of the stamp aren’t clear . . . Letters aren’t consistent . . . the inkblot above the ‘i’ in Inkworks looks nothing like a legitimate one, the ‘s’ in Inkworks is barely legible. . . Obviously this card is a counterfeit. Go ahead, grab your Small Soldiers autos and take a look. . . all of ‘em have clear crisp authentication stamps. I don’t know if it’s enough to sway non-believers, but if that won’t nothing will.
Hopefully the buyer can get their money back. . .
PS. . . If you go to gamesandcards.com you get redirected to their Beckett.com marketplace site. . . Irony!