Thursday, June 29, 2017

Blowout Cards FORUMS: THE WORST SPORTS CARDS HOBBY SITE EVER!!!

Blowout Cards FORUMS: THE WORST SPORTS CARDS HOBBY SITE EVER!!!

If you want to hang out with the most immature children (many born before 1960???) this site is for you! If you are a dealer who has never done a single thing to improve this hobby for the future, yet berate anyone who does: this site is for you. This is the first and last time I will ever devote a word regarding this TERRIBLE website in case any decent collectors come across LIES about me on Google from this website. THE TRUTH AND THE FACTS ARE HERE and what is not, I gladly invite you to contact me directly. My same email addy of over TEN YEARS is below... I berate no one unless they senselessly attack me first: without any provocation. So please, there's never been any reason to be afraid of me, I LIVE TO HELP HONEST COLLECTORS!


    It's time is long overdue that I tell the truth about this website. But if they are allowed to continue the way they have been, they are contributing GREATLY TO THE END OF THIS HOBBY! This site harbors the WORST of the WORST eBay dealers who are MAD AT THE WORLD because they are not making even 10% of the profits they were making off of collectors since around 2001. So they turned their anger and delusional thoughts on collectors on eBay by OVERCHARGING Shipping & Handling OR FAR WORSE (to pay their eBay and Paypal fees) because in their twisted minds they feel eBay and Paypal SHOULD COST THEM NOTHING, so they are the sellers who start with a S&H fee of $3.50-$4.00 (for a 3-ounce package OR LESS where postage is $2.61 MAXIMUM) as of 2017 (which costs them a TOTAL of under $3.00 for up to EIGHT cards in top-loaders including all eBay allowable fees), plus many add an additional fee (some are HIDDEN fees Which they only ADD AFTER AUCTIONS END, but is never mentioned in their listings!) of .50 cents to $1.00 for each additional card you win. 

THIS IS A DISGUSTING PRACTICE AND IS STILL AGAINST EBAY'S REASONABLE S&H FEE RULES. But eBay TOTALLY STOPPED ENFORCING THOSE RULES AGAIN (they first did this in 2010-11) SEVERAL MONTHS AGO (because they only make profit from SELLERS!). You can call and report these sellers and file complaints against these sellers (wasting 30+ minutes of your time on the phone with eBay), but NOT ONE OF THESE SELLERS ARE EVER PUNISHED IN ANY WAY. So eBay made even bigger Narcissists out of these jerks! MOST OF THESE JERKS HANG OUT ON THE BLOWOUT CARDS FORUMS FOR MANY HOURS EVERY DAY! Then they will gang up on anyone who has devoted their lives to helping collectors - BECAUSE NO ONE ELSE DOES! This is why I do what I do for free no matter how much these idiots think they are upsetting me! What a bunch of clowns...

If just one of these people had a backbone, they'd contact me by email directly and we'd have a mature one on one conversation so they could find out THE TRUTHFUL FACTS! BUT THEY DON'T WANT THAT! These are all low self-esteem people who gain esteem by putting others down no matter how wrong they are. They are the CNN, MSNBC, and FOX News going after Donald Trump- just like they go to the WORST WEBSITE to go after me... Before one of these morons takes this OUT OF CONTEXT (like everything else), I'm not comparing myself to Donald Trump in any way, shape, or form. But he's being put down WRONGLY by idiots in a similar way that I am.   

I was blocked in 2013 from ever being allowed to sign up (or ever post- I snuck two in within 4-YEARS...) for Blowout Cards Forums, because I BUSTED Blowout Cards on eBay for OVERCHARGING S&H when eBay used to care and Blowout Cards was punished! Since I could never DEFEND MYSELF, all of these sellers ganged up on me because I was doing everything I was able to do TO STOP THEM from breaking Ebay's Rules (which is what eBay's Founder stated he wanted all members to do: POLICE THE SITE BECAUSE EBAY DOES NOT POLICE THEIR OWN SITE.). 

In other words eBay does not ever look for fraudulent listings or sellers who blatantly breaking their rules: THEY COUNT ON ALL THEIR MEMBERS TO DO THIS FOR THEM. The shame is that almost no one does this. So if you are looking for someone to blame for ripping you off on eBay: LOOK IN THE MIRROR! I don't wish to be mean to buyers, but you MUST REPORT ALL THE REALLY BAD SELLERS YOU COME ACROSS, because if it's only myself and a small handful of others; eBay WILL NOT CARE! So I had to use an alternate method to post a message on their board on 6/28/17 using a pseudonym.

This was my post:

"I agree totally with Ron Loblaw" (the ONLY person defending me on BlowoutCards Forums: I'm shocked they haven't blocked him yet as another Cardcop faker, which they still might. I've seen others disappear after defending me also)! 

It's too obvious that everyone is on the "HATE or KILL this guy" bandwagon only on blowoutcards forums (I searched Google thoroughly and there's not one bad thing mentioned other than on these boards specifically- but tons of good things about him on Google??? HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?), yet not one person provided one shred of evidence that he did anything wrong on these boards. 

And again on the flip-side there's plenty of proof of all the good things he's done for the hobby. Instead of automatically believing the big mouths on this board, I emailed him directly and he showed me unquestionable proof of all the good he's done for everyone in this hobby going back to 1989. How many of you have done this?

Is it possible a few narcissist eBay sellers were busted by him and they've been bad mouthing him only on these boards for so long that it's an automatIc preconceived notion that everything he does or says are crooked fraud and lies? 

I think anyone who questions his integrity should simply contact him and have a mature discussion. He's likely to change your mind too (unless he busted you for fraud on eBay already). 

John"
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"HeltonFan" on Blowout Cards was me, which I of course I used an ID that would be easily linked to me (because people on those boards are DENSE)- I mean it took them over TEN posts before they knew it was me??? I wanted to ask questions of these members to see if ANYONE could engage in simply answering any of my direct questions. Yet NOT ONE of these child-like immature morons on that site answered ONE question I asked in my post PROVING their group mentality.  Nearly all posted such childish remarks, they are not even worth repeating: WHY IS THAT? I mean my direct email is and always has been cardcop04@gmail.com, SO CONTACT ME DIRECTLY! This is at least my FIFTH time inviting direct contact, yet NO ONE ever contacts me direct because they feel safe hiding behind the Blowout Boards where they LIVE! If you actually saw how many USELESS posts most of these people bashing me and others post, you'd assume they do live on these boards and are all immature children... I though Sports Card Forums were to identify HOBBY PROBLEMS, find ways to fix them and everyone does what they can to help. 

WHAT KIND OF WEBSITE (Blowout Cards Forums in particular) ONLY ALLOWS ONE SIDE OF THE STORY AND SO MANY CHILDISH, HURTFUL, AND LITERALLY DISGUSTING POSTS I WOULDN'T EXPECT TO HEAR ON THE STREETS OF BUSHWICK, BROOKLYN WHERE I HUNG OUT AS A KID IN THE 1980's?

So I'm going to answer and/or correct all of the vicious statements by everyone who posted on Blowout Cards Forums (just search Cardcop in their Forums and you'll see all the HATE they have for me without any evidence AT ALL!!!)- following my post.
Most short, one sentence posts are ignored here because those are just FOLLOWERS who don't have the mental ability to have an independant thought.
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ACTUAL OTHER MEMBER POSTS ARE IN BOLD.

This was quoted: Originally Posted by tonedef2oo8 (one of my biggest HATERS for absolutely no reason):
  
"He has time to blog but not return cards he demands full refunds on that are for his fake charity work.". 

My Blogging is done very sporadically (maybe once every three weeks on average, ONLY when I'm physically able). I HAVE NEVER "demanded" a REFUND FROM ANYONE. I speak here like a professional; like I speak to anyone on eBay, UNLESS you say something VERY OFFENSIVE to me first. Then NO HOLDS ARE BARRED, but I still don't use "curse" words because in case you weren't aware (because you weren't born yet) there's such a thing called INTERNET ETIQUETTE that I memorized in 1997 and followed ever since online. Sadly, Internet newbies talk on the Internet like they are talking to their crook friends on the street which is disgusting. 

When I buy a card that is listed as NM/MT or NM/MT+ and receive it with a CREASE, this just wasted my precious time (and later in this response you'll understand why my time is precious; if you have an average brain that is). The ONLY cards that I buy to keep for myself for now are cards that I saved money from cards I SOLD first (so to all of those with comments like "he has no money to eat, but he buys sports cards" THAT IS ALL TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT!). The other 99.9% of everything I buy is to add to my card donations. Here's some fairly recent proof:


I'll explain my illnesses after the doctor's written diagnosis (and I have MANY MORE I'll send you directly by email if you request it- I do have some right to privacy, right?) which you can confirm on WebMD. If you can't understand my explanation AND WebMD's explanation, you are TOO DUMB TO EVER GET IT, so stay out of it then, PLEASE! There are far too many people who became so engrossed in "technology" that their brains had no room left to learn anything else. These people LIVE online, not learning ANYTHING but posting on message boards or blogs all day long and they do nothing else so how could they possible understand what's going on with ANYTHING ELSE? Yet a complex hobby such as sports cards and all the fraud being committed without one Price Guide that truly educates anyone since 2005 is a VERY BAD THING!!! So I do my best to help those who have been hurt by card companies or big sellers. 
The average IQ is 100, my IQ after (5) tests over a 20-year period is 130. I mention this only because far too many people in the USA today are simply MORONS! I'm far from that and I'll take "The Pepsi Challenge" one on one with anyone in-person any day.     


I removed my SS#, ID numbers, and DOB for obvious reasons.

My actual diagnoses in normal speech is General Myasthenia Gravis (MG) w/Hyperthymusism, Degenerative Disk Disease (with SIX massively herniated/ruptured disks in my neck C1-C4 and lowest back L4, L5/S1), and Fibromyalgia causing severe nerve pain all over my body 24/7, but most severely in both calf muscles in both legs which started in mid-2001. These are just my severe (or worse) pain & fatigue diseases and Hyperthymusism blocks all meds from working right if at all. The ONLY pain med that helps just a little is the VERY HIGH dose of Methadone which has no side-effects on me (it affects me like Tylenol effects a normal person)! I showed certain symptoms of all of these diseases all throughout my life, but no one ever diagnosed anything before because the symptoms would eventually go away and they'd call it "growing pains". But all medications never working right on me isn't explained by "growing pains". I worked with doctors for 16-years of my life as an EKG Interpretation Technologist, so I know how doctors think better than most. If they can't pinpoint a diagnosis, they'll use a generalization diagnosis to keep their patients "believing in them" even thought that diagnosis could be totally wrong. There'sa saying in the medical field amongst Medical Professionals that goes like this "If you go to TEN different doctors, you will get TEN different diagnoses.. Sadly for the most part that is 100% correct, or at least a good part of their diagnoses will be different.   
NONE OF THIS REGARDING MY MEDICAL PROBLEMS HAS CHANGED THE SLIGHTEST BIT SINCE 2006: CONTRARY TO THE MORONS ON BLOWOUT CARDS FORUMS WHO INCORRECTLY STATED THAT MY "ILLNESSES KEEP CHANGING". And they should be VERY ASHAMED of themselves making fun of a very disabled person. But the Millennial Generation doesn't know what empathy is because they grew up on a machine and think like a machine: cold as ice! Those older than that generation there's simply no excuse for other than greed, so they all belong in prison (and many of them have been there before) but most of you are too lazy to look up who you are giving your money to. 
A seller of FAKE National Convention 1/1 cards on eBay with a big Gold sticker on the cards (of all companies, and all recent years) that I went after brought up a stupid case I was involved in almost 25-years ago (where I did nothing wrong and proved it by taking a polygraph at the prosecutor's request). So I did a FULL background check on him. Turns out he was busted in Operation Bullpen with hundreds of Greg Marino forgeries in his possession at the time of his arrest, and he had just been named as co-conspirator in the O.J. Simpson Las Vegas arrest which caused his prison sentence. He was O.J. & crew's limo driver (and drug dealer and pimp) who did not come forward at the time because he knew he'd go to prison. Once I found that in less than 15-minutes with only his name, he BACKED RIGHT OFF. All I could do was report him to the National Convention (NSCC) people.  

I was told in 2009 when these diseases progressed BADLY making me totally homebound and mostly bedridden (all are progressive diseases and all are INOPERABLE - general anesthesia will stop my breathing due to my MG) that I am Terminally Ill and that these diseases should kill me by age 50 (THREE DIFFERENT NEURO-NEUROSURGEONS TOLD ME THIS!). I'm 50 NOW. 
But I have high hopes, NOT FOR MYSELF, but that I can still do good things to help perfect strangers, especially the sick children I help who never had a chance to live life at all. I lived a wonderful (broke but wonderful because I NEVER cared about being rich which TRULY IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL!).  This is why I never feel sorry for myself (and do not want that from anyone else), but with the majority of "MAD AT THE WORLD" sellers on eBay, when I get a damaged card I'd rather get a $2.00 refund, than waste all the time it takes to prepare a labeled bubble envelope all because these sellers think they can sneak a CREASED CARD past a 30-year collector (and a 17-year Certified Autograph Insert only collector). TI have to walk it two blocks to my corner outgoing mailbox which I can't always do, or my mailman will take the outgoing mail when my mail is delivered around 3PM EST. YES MY MAIL IS DELIVERED LATE WHICH WON'T GUARANTEE MY OUTGOING MAIL WILL PROCESS THAT DAY WHICH ONCE CAUSED ME TO LOSE TOP-SELLER STATUS BRIEFLY!  

As far as the Post Office being screwed up, if you don't know it now you rarely get mail, or don't care. But if you buy and sell on eBay and CARE about your buyers (sadly most sellers COULDN'T CARE LESS, no matter how they pretend in emails) you know fully how bad the Post Office has become as far as misdelivering mail, losing mail, etc. over the past five years, most know it's been this bad for two years. I KNEW OF THIS PROBLEM OVER FIVE YEARS AGO BECAUSE I READ THE POST OFFICE EMPLOYEE MESSAGE BOARDS. The Post Office was firing competent employees like crazy to deny their pensions, AND to rehire morons for half their pay! Then there's the REPLACEMENT delivery people (when your GOOD regular mail person is on vacation or had days off) who are TOTALLY WORTHLESS and very poorly trained. My old postal Supervisor once told me "We deliver 1,500 pieces of mail to your area, if we LOSE 3-4I think that's pretty damn good!".  

AND PEOPLE WONDER WHY I'M LONG WINDED IN MY POSTS??? Because MORONS ASSUME the opposite (or taking everything OUT OF CONTEXT to make themselves look good to the CARDCOP HATERS!) of what I'm saying instead of keeping their DUMB mouths shut AND FIGHTING ALL THE FRAUD THAT HAS GROSSLY INCREASED OVER THE PAST FIVE YEARS: like the person who said on the BlowoutCards Forum in question: "Wow, he's a 17-year collector like that's a record or something.". I'm paraphrasing here, but he said something VERY similar! 
I NEVER SAID I WAS A 17-YEAR COLLECTOR??? I said I was a 17-YEAR Certified Autograph Insert ONLY collector!!! Before that I was a general card collector since 1987.
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ONE PERSON may or may not have defended me! ID mcgahee21nfl - eBay ID goldbarcards said:  "All I can say is that I genuinely feel terrible for this guy. I wish we could do something for him to help him turn his life around.". NOW'S YOUR CHANCE, SO CONTACT ME!
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NickM posted at 3AM: "When cardcop dies, will anyone miss him besides bill collectors and the staff at the free clinic?" Nice... also interesting that he posts no personal info whatsoever so anyone can trace who he is (other than Blowout Cards)!
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JMG318 postedat 6AM: "This guys done a lot in his lifetime. Pushing through these diseases and being a medical assistant. Haha . Dudes a clown and I'd be willing to bet he's a pill head."

Yes, I have done a lot in my lifetime and I'm very happy I did, because if I didn't (like most people like yourself) I'd likely would have taken the Kevorkian way out a LONG TIME ago because it is extremely difficult living with severe-excruciating pain AND fatigue 24/7 knowing I wasted my whole life until I became so sick!

Put your money where your mouth is knucklehead! But I know you won't... 
I voluntarily went to Queens County Neuropsychiatric Institute seeing psychologist Phil Clancy and Psychiatrist Dr. Shriver from 2005-1013 (until they cut off my Medicaid and could no longer go) so I couldn't get addicted to any medications that were very strong narcotics which I needed to live with Chronic Intractable Pain (look it up!). As I already stated (and ONLY anyone who has ever had to live with Chronic Intractable Pain can back me up on this, so PLEASE DO) once the RIGHT pain medication has been found and you've been on the same high level for 13-years like I have, it has no more affect on me than Tylenol has on a normal patient's headache. If you took less than 1/2 of my morning dose: YOU'D BE DEAD IN 15-MINUTES! But it doesn't affect me like that at all. I feel no difference from the time I take the full first daily dose (of two) even an hour until 12-hours later after I take it. It simply keeps my pain from going to EXCRUCIATING in most cases. 

Hydrocodone (5, 10 or 15mg), Oxycodone (5 or 10mg), Morphine PO, IM, OR IV, Hydromorphone, or Oxymorphone has NO EFFECT ON ME AT ALL, nor did it BEFORE I went on the med I'm on now! Only super high doses of Fentanyl worked. My last Pain Management QUACK put me on a total of 2mg (not mcg) per day! I got out of there ASAP and found the GREAT doctor I've had now for 5-years. 

Scum degenerate DRUG ADDICTS who use pills or medications made ONLY for Chronic Intractable Pain patients should be strangled by Pain Patients until dead as their punishment. It is because of ILLEGAL use by these scum that make life so hard on patients like myself and others like me who have to go through HELL (like 21-days of full withdrawal, not the pussies who complain about 4-5 days of alcohol withdrawal, or 7-days or heroin withdrawal) to get a doctor who simply cares about his patients vs. caring about getting on the DEA's "radar" which might cause them to not be able to buy their wife a Lamborghini Testarossa for the holidays this year! 
I FIGHT FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT PATIENTS WITH THE LITTLE TIME/ENERGY I HAVE LEFT AS WELL, OF COURSE FOR FREE- BUT THAT'S A LOSING CAUSE BECAUSE ONE PERSON CAN'T FIGHT THE GOVERNMENT! AT LEAST I GIVE PEOPLE FAR LESS SICK THAN I AM RESOURCES OF HOW TO FIGHT! 
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 gpenko826 (my 2nd biggest troll, who also shows no discernable info to track him) posted these all on the same thread after my 6/28 1AM "JOHN" post:

9AM: "Everyone needs to stop what they're doing immediately and read his most recent posts. He claims, in one looooooong post that :

- He PERSONALLY got Pacific's BB license removed and sent them to bankruptcy
- He discovered that every single item in Pacific Private Stock was fake
- He was appointed as a columnist on Tuff Stuff, but it got bought out before it could be official
- He has e-mailed Topps and eBay about every single reprint card found in the listings
- Beckett removed grading and fraud guides because they are in on the conspiracy
- Almost all PSA/DNA and JSA items are fakes and they know it
- He's personally investigating Hits memorabilia for... reasons?

It's honestly a look into the maw of madness. I almost feel bad for him - he's a dangerously sick individual that probably needs to be hospitalized before he truly hurts himself or someone else..."

AND at 9:19AM: "I am legit obsessed with this blog now. 2 more things that stand out:

1) He was banned from eBay because he kept trying to report sellers for overcharging for S&H. Do you understand how many times this guy would have had to pester those poor eBay reps to get banned for it? He was legit just searching through "sports cards" and reporting every single person that he felt was "overcharging" for shipping!

2) He claims repeatedly that he lives on around $1200/month thank to disability and some vague illness (the one he keep changing the name of and the date he was diagnosed), yet he is apparently spending THOUSANDS on sports cards? He talks of tons of different boxes and packs he's broken, and all of these redemptions he's owed, yet he has no money for food?"

AND he woke back up at 4:02PM:

" I mean, it's not unheard of, but...

He's had this disease since either 2004, 2006, 2008, or 2009 depending on which post you read. And it became fatal in 2011 to the point where he couldn't get out of bed or stand up. Except that he could type 1000+ word posts, break wax, e-mail and call Topps and eBay daily, and donate cards to hospitals. And it depends on which disease he claims to have, as that has changed at least 3 times.

This guy is a tenure-worthy case study for any psych professor out there." 


AND 4:08PM:

"I literally spent my entire lunch hour reading his blog and came up with these other gems:

- put Playoff and then Donruss/Playoff out of business PERSONALLY
- started the crusade against scams in 1992 when he brought down a Topps Gold theft ring
- was told by eBay customer service reps that he was a "hero" but they couldn't say it out loud because they'd be fired
- was told by the president of Playoff (the one he got fired) that he was basically a saint
- was the one who got Fleer to send out thousands of free autos to collectors when they went bankrupt
- tried to convince Beckett to give him a free issue of a price guide because it would help their reputation in hobby to do so and he would give them free press
- repeatedly harassed and threatened Chris Olds at Beckett, then slammed him when he wouldn't return an e-mail or hire him.

I could literally go on and on for days.... it's fascinating!! It's like A Beautiful Mind, except with cards and not beautiful...

The best, tho, is this alleged quote from Beckett:

"You do the things we could never do and we could never tell the necessary truth like you do because we are afraid of losing advertising dollars" "
??????????????????????????????????????

This one needs SERIOUS needs professional psychiatric help that I cannot provide. He took EVERYTHING OUT OF CONTEXT, even though much of what he stated is true and I can prove it. I'm not proving it to this nutcase who's obviously got a sick fixation on me. However, IF ANYONE WISHES TO ASK THESE QUESTIONS NUMBERED ONE BY ONE DIRECTLY BY EMAIL, I'll be glad to answer EVERY question and provide IRON-CLAD proof of the things I have.

James  My email again: cardcop04@gmail.com
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And one more:

Triggwildcat (eBay ID Chrius_kskvk42sh, COMC ID Chrisyork33 from Greenboro, NC) posted at 1:09PM: "How can someone "terminally ill" still be alive for that long except for some type of miracle. If he has been since 2009 that he has had this disease, then it would seem doubtful that he would have survived this long"

This is a medical dictionary meaningTerminal illness is a disease that cannot be cured or adequately treated and that is reasonably expected to result in the death of the patient within a short period of time. This term is more commonly used for progressive diseases such as cancer or advanced heart disease than for trauma.

Terminal illness simply means for my specific diseases that the diseases that I have will eventually KILL ME way before I would have died of anything else. I was told I will likely die by age 50 in 2009 (when I was 42). There is a 70% chance that my Thymus Gland tumor will eventually metastasize (become cancerous- which will spread FAST because it's under the sternum in the center of the chest next to the heart AND lungs), and there is an even greater chance that I will stop breathing in my sleep from the high dose medications I need to live now. Again, I CAN HAVE NO SURGERY AT ALL BECAUSE GENERAL ANESTHESIA WILL STOP MY BREATHING FROM my Myasthenia Gravis!

Maybe it is a miracle that I lasted this long, who knows??? But many people are far better off for it that I'm still here volunteering to help ANYONE who asks for my hobby help. I became a Forensic Document Examiner in 1999, and did two hour+ examinations in the last two weeks and was told that I was correct in both of my detailed explanations. THIS IS ONLY FOR FREE TOO! And I'll still help anyone who asks. Plus I tell every seller of Ebay forgeries that they are selling FORGERIES! 
If they don't like that they get the TRUTH from me, good! That means I'm doing my work right!!! If no one was ANGRY with me for life and wished I was dead then I wouldn't be very good now would I? 

VERY Sincerely and I wish everyone the best (unless your goal is to hurt as many people as you can to improve your life because you're too DUMB to do anything but sports cards for a living!),

James McCay
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Friday, June 16, 2017

2017 UPDATES: eBay ILLEGAL Reprints, eBay Forgeries, New Fake GU Company???+++

                               First 2017 Update

     Sorry for my absence, I have a Facebook Page very similar to this one. It's under James "Cardcop" McCay. I suggest reading that page for never info as it's silly doing both pages. But this page will stay and serve and past educational material THAT BECKETT NEVER PRINTS! 
     There is an entire sports card collecting Generation now who did not have Beckett to be educated from. Beckett removed READER'S WRITE: STUPID! And Beckett removed the one page right before the price guide that had info on HOW TO SPOT FAKES, How To Grade Cards, How to Price Lower Grade Cards, and other educational info especially for newer collectors. THIS SHOWS HOW LITTLE BECKETT CARES ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THIS HOBBY! ALL Beckett Monthly guides are USELESS and are not worth looking at unless you GET THEM FREE!  

     The number of sellers on eBay with worthless ILLEGAL Expensive Vintage Card Reprints all for an average of $5.00 each (w/S&H included) have MULTIPLIED BY A MINIMUM FACTOR OF TEN over just the past six months or so (since I started trying to get all of these sellers BANNED from eBay!). Truth is eBay DOESN'T CARE anymore if people sell any kind of ILLEGAL items as long as they get their seller fees! THEY REFUSE TO REMOVE ANY ILLEGAL CARD AUCTIONS IF A BUYER/SELLER WITH 1,000+ FEEDBACKS AND POWER-SELLER STATUS with ZERO Negative/Neutral feedbacks reports these ILLEGAL card sellers by wasting 30-45 minutes of their own time for the good of the hobby. Then the eBay Specialist will state "You are right, eBay will not tolerate card reprints that are covered by copyright and/or licensing rights and these cards will be removed and the seller will be punished." EVEN THOUGH THEY STATED THIS TO ME (on a legally tape recorded conversation by myself) ABOUT SELLER: 12bettyc5881 TWO FULL MONTHS AGO, eBay has DONE NOTHING AT ALL!!! All of their Vintage Topps card FAKE Reprints (that DO NOT state Reprint anywhere on the cards) are being bought in GREAT NUMBERS by crooked sellers (which proves how many crooked sellers there are in this hobby, which I stated on a message board in 2011 and was given HELL for it!). 

     Just go to eBay and put this exactly in their item SEARCH box as I stated it after the colon: (Reprint,RP) (Michael Jordan,Wayne Gretzky,Carl Yastrzemski,Ted Williams,Mario Lemieux,Gary Carter,Billy Ripken) -  THEN CLICK ON EACH CARD THAT APPEARS TO BE AN ILLEGAL REPRINT OF A VINTAGE CARDS FROM TOPPS OR FLEER, and click "SEE OTHER ITEMS". 
In 90% of these ILLEGAL CARD listings, the sellers are also selling MANY OTHER ILLEGAL REPRINT CARDS which you will clearly see when you see all their current items. Then you can look at their (200) most recent feedback and see how many of them are MORE Illegal Reprints. THEN YOU WILL GET THE IDEA OF HOW MUCH OF A PLAGUE THIS IS IN THE HOBBY AND WILL EVENTUALLY DEVALUE ALL THE ORIGINAL VINTAGE CARDS! Why? Because the crook sellers are now experimenting with "AGING" cards and I saw one seller whose FAKE REPRINT AGED cards looked just as good as ORIGINAL VINTAGE OLD CARDS! Then more and more of these will be sold on eBay and more and more will be sold at Card Shows to novice collectors "cheap" because these novice collectors think they are buying thousand dollar+ cards for a few hundred. THIS COULD VERY EASILY KILL THE VINTAGE CARD HOBBY FOREVER! Why? Because the more these SCUM sellers see that eBay is doing NOTHING to these ILLEGAL card sellers  and the card companies are doing very little and the licensing agencies (MLBPA, MLB Properties, and MLB) and doing little: sellers of these ILLEGAL cards with get better and better at making REPRINTS that are so good, PSA and BGS won't be able top tell the difference either! 

     THIS CAN HAPPEN IN LESS THAN A YEAR IF ALL COLLECTORS AND DEALERS DON'T START BOMBARDING THE CARD COMPANIES (who have licensing rights to the cards being reprinted) like Upper Deck owns the license for Fleer vintage cards like 1986-87 Michael Jordan's first fully licensed basketball cards worth thousands (if real) so you need to contact them: QA@upperdeck.com same goes for Reprinted Billy Ripken white-out cards which you see a lot of on eBay. 

Here's a list of (15) BIG ILLEGAL Reprint Sellers all with 99.9% feedback or better and all BIG LONG TIME SELLERS w/thousands of selling feedbacks (this is what happens to dealers when they GO BAD!): 

iamrs1943, vinyllicious0162, jackscollectables2, lady2udiva, mhsmil, 12bettyc5881, mikesmemorabilia2011, ethanator1088, cards311000, mugger63jeff, jrcantu69-2008, loo_kevi, srv93012, kokopelli1305, dechen3 

     It is best to call Topps at their NYC Corporate Headquarters (212)-376-0300 and ask for their Quality Assurance Department regarding FAKE ILLEGAL Vintage Topps cards on eBay. Then give them as many eBay ID's selling MANY different Topps Reprints. Keep in mind that Topps has made their own reprints over the years, but most of them have a Gold foil stamp on the front of those cards. Last time I called Topps QA, I got a woman's voice-mail, so leave a message! If everyone reading this reports FIVE different sellers, eBay will be FORCED by Topps to remove ALL of these ILLEGAL REPRINTS which serve no purpose other than FRAUD!

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There are really AWFUL Full Time sports card sellers on eBay these days- mostly thanks to eBay not giving a damn. These are so many eBay BAD dealers like tntnothnj and shackem - they sell DAMAGED cards (with creases!) listed as NM/MT on a REGULAR BASIS (look at their feedback)! Then they try to blame the buyer when you complain. If you leave honest/accurate negative feedback, you should see the whopper responses they leave like shackem says "LEARN TO READ!" on an item he put no picture for which was damaged??? 

They refuse partial refunds (because if the item sold fairly low they'll just pawn it off on someone else DAMAGED and unnoted because MOST BUYERS NEVER COMPLAIN! Why, I'll never understand that! Like when you already promised the card to someone as a gift (like a child) you deserve a fair partial refund (like asking $4.00 for a $15.00 CREASED card that said NM/MT), and eBay is ABSOLUTELY NO HELP. 

But you can file a complaint with PAYPAL when you get a non-listed damaged card and Paypal offers choices of partial refunds you may want! BET MORE BUYERS DIDN'T KNOW THEY DID THIS! Well now you do, but I wouldn't abuse the Paypal policy. Always try to politely work it out with the seller, as soon as the seller gets obnoxious- go for other help. 

Don't strike back against nasty people, that gets you nowhere and may affect your refund. Even for sellers that say "NO REFUNDS" eBay will force a FULL REFUND INCLUDING RETURN SHIPPING for a full refund, but only if the item is the wrong item, damaged or something similar to that.  

Try eBay for help, if that doesn't work: GO TO PAYPAL FOR HELP. Then you also have a last resort. Go to your Credit Card for HELP (if you paid by credit card through Paypal)! You will have to explain the problem in detail to the Credit Card who knows nothing about sports cards, but once you get them to understand; they can reverse partial or full payment to the seller, even eBay sellers. Make sure you tell your Credit Card that eBay doesn't help buyers anymore because all they care about is sellers because they ONLY get fees from sellers!

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                                        HITS MEMORABILIA

There a company making "game-used" patch (mostly, some are plain jersey cards too) cards, some are 1/1, some have CUT Topps sticker autographs (which look AWFUL as they are cut crooked???). This company Hits Memorabilia has been making cards for several years and I'm in the middle of investigating them.  None of their cards are licensed by anyone- so they'll NEVER be listed in Beckett even though Beckett lists other cards with NO Licensing like Upper Deck FB and some Panini Baseball (because they pay so much for advertising - are you seeing how CROOKED AND USELESS Beckett is yet?). HITS boxes contain (3) cards for around $100. A GREAT RISK IF YOU ASK ME, even if all the game-used items are authentic! 


MANY are Spring Training items which are NOT "game-used" as the entire hobby decided with Beckett in 2001 and why REAL "game-used" card state on the card backs "Used in an Official Major League game". Anything else is JUNK as far as my very educated opinion goes. I mean, I only caused Pacific Trading Cards to lose all of their baseball licensing just a few months after they got it (after fighting to get all the baseball licensing for DECADES) by putting ALL fake game-used jerseys and bats in 2001 Private Stock. This bankrupted Pacific by 2003-04. I did this all by myself. 

SO DON'T THINK FOR A MOMENT THAT YOU CAN'T FIX THINGS IN THIS HOBBY BECAUSE YOU ARE ONE PERSON! If I listed every positive thing I changed in this hobby from 1992-2004 alone you'd be shocked and it's HUNDREDS of things!

I just can't help myself. I have to SLAM former Tuff Stuff's ON YOUR SIDE writer (they almost replaced him with ME - but then SCD bought out Tuff Stuff and that fell through): T.J. Schwartz. He tried his hardest to try to STOP ME from ever getting started in fighting Corporate hobby fraud online for free. He did at least three articles in Tuff Stuff never naming me, but talking about how I was a VIGILANTE and I'd never accomplish anything, and blah, blah, blah. That FAT, LAZY, GREEDY Card Shop Owner only cared about getting his boxes of freebies from every card company for never saying a negative word about any current card company. Yes, he did a bit of good work, but nothing anyone with a little free time could have EASILY done. He did what was EASY always! I ONLY DID WHAT WAS HARD!!! And I proved him so totally wrong and he never apologized which shows the scum he truly is. 
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THERE HAVE NEVER BEEN MORE AUTOGRAPH FORGERIES ON EBAY THAN THERE ARE NOW! DO NOT BUY AUTOGRAPHS FROM EBAY, AT THIS POINT THERE IS A 90% CHANCE YOU WILL BUY A WORTHLESS FORGERY! I INCLUDE ANYTHING "AUTHENTICATED" BY PSA/DNA and JAMES SPENCE IN THIS LIST! 
Stick to ON CARD Certified Autograph Inserts (CAI's) from BIG well-known card companies like: Topps, Upper Deck, older Fleer (pre-2004), older Playoff (pre-2001 other than 2001 Donruss baseball that are all ON CARD), older Donruss (pre-2002), older Score (pre-2002), older Pinnacle: whose autographs are 99.99% AUTHENTIC.

I came up with this number because out of the tens of THOUSANDS of different players or celebrity Certified Autograph Inserts made over the decades (since 1990) only FOUR have more than half of that player's autographs signed by someone other than themselves. These are the ones I caught: 1995 Press Pass VIP Nascar common driver, 1997 UD Legends Football Donnie Shell. And there are only two others: 1994 Signature Rookies ERRICT RHETT (that they offered replacements for) and one other that I can't think of right this moment.

There are isolated incidents where players kept a stack of (100) or so of cards they were supposed to sign, but never did and gave away to friends. Some of these found their way into the hobby and CROOKED dealers or collectors attempted to sign these cards themselves. But knowing that the minimum most players sign for any card set is 2,000-5,000 cards, 100 is a small amount. I was HOPING that when Beckett made BECKETT AUTOGRAPHS Yearly books they add all this info to their books and they added NOTHING INFORMATIONAL that isn't in all their other price guides. I HAD BEEN PUSHING BECKETT TO MAKE A BECKETT AUTOGRAPHS BOOK SINCE 2000, AND EACH YEAR I ADDED MORE SUGGESTIONS! They finally made one in 2013 and the LAST ONE in 2014 (which were originally $69.99 and were $20 each with FREE S&H three years later!) and neither have ONE of my suggestions like: Ink color variations, marking ON CARD autographs as OC, noting major changes in autograph quality with some players, RARE known inscription cards, etc. Plus there are so many Certified Autograph Insert interesting stories they should have told in those books but told NONE???    

I'll add more to this post as I'm able...