A Card Talker recently contacted me about some Superman Returns autographs he got a great deal on. They came from eBay seller coolstuffhere, and as soon as I saw the scan I was concerned as all the signatures were in blotchy black ink. The Superman Returns autographs I am familiar with all are signed in smooth blue ink.
Cult-Stuff’s Jason did a bunch of photographic analysis and posted about it on Card Talk. He could see fibers or hairs that looked as though they came from under the sticker, as well as inconsistencies with the autograph — close visual inspection showed the signature wasn’t signed in proper order. You can actually see some of the fibers in the following scan:
Unfortunately the buyer is just outside of the 45 day window to get Paypal/eBay involved in the situation. He contacted the seller, who essentially blew him off. I hope to have updates on these cards as the buyer continues to attempt to resolve this situation. Here is a scan of the Kevin Spacey:
And all of the cards in the set are viewable here.
Have you pulled a black ink Superman Returns card? If so please send a scan! Any ideas to help this buyer get restitution?