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I saw this on another forum and there is a Beckett article on it written by Ryan Cracknell, if anyone could get the link up for it.

TOPPS has seeded a very small number of Gene Hackman buy back autographs into 2017 Topps Archives Baseball. They are on original Superman cards from the 1978 movie.

This would be a great extra, except for one thing. TOPPS neglected to stamp the cards or identify them in anyway as being authentic buy backs.

I don't understand how seasoned hobby card manufacturers can continue to make the same mistakes time and time again. Any card collector of any experience knows exactly what happens when you do what TOPPS did on these Hackman buy backs. You will have a flood of forgeries on cheap, original Superman cards and they will all claim to have been pulled from Archives Baseball packs.

Worse yet, the few that are actually pulled from the packs have no true support either. So how can you prove that the authentic Hackman buy back card you just found in your pack is the real deal? You will have to get it authenticated yourself and even then, if it comes back verified, it's still not confirmed as being one of the buy back cards, just as a genuine Hackman signature.

So how much sense does it make for a card manufacturer of this reputation to realize that they can't send signed buy back cards out into the wild without doing something to prevent counterfeiting and forgeries. How much extra expense would it be to stamp the cards? Do something, do anything to at least protect your promotion and product.

In the meantime, collectors beware. You can't trust the Hackman Archive Baseball buy back cards unless you see one come out of a pack. Then good luck getting anyone else to believe you. Big Grin
 
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