An upstate New York man is accused of defrauding six trading card buyers or sellers in four states out of more than $33,000, prosecutors said. According to an affidavit filed on Oct. 11 by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of New York and obtained by Sports Collectors Daily, Kyle Bertrand, 34, of Greece, was arrested and charged with wire fraud and mail … [Read more...] about New York Man Accused Of Scamming Buyers, Sellers Out Of $33K In Sports Cards
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A Michigan man will be sentenced next month after he pleaded guilty to repackaging and selling baseball cards in resealed wax packs, including purported rare issues of Michael Jordan and Wayne Gretzky rookie cards and a 1916 Sporting News rookie card of Babe Ruth — all of which turned out to be counterfeit. Bryan Kennert, 57, of Muskegon, was indicted on eight counts of wire … [Read more...] about Michigan Man To Be Sentenced In Card Fraud Scheme
No legal action been filed yet in connection with the ongoing revelations of altered trading cards uncovered by members of the Blowout Cards forum since last spring, but the work to identify them continues. More cards alleged to have been purchased, altered and re-graded for profit are being revealed on almost a daily basis. Members have recently highlighted … [Read more...] about Editor’s Blog: More Altered Cards Outed But No Legal Action Yet
Since we wrote of the card doctoring scandal a couple of weeks ago, dozens more altered cards have been uncovered by members of the Blowout Cards message board. From key modern era rookie cards to T206s, it’s clear that far more than just a few have entered the market through the destructive skills of some folks looking to rake a profit through fraud perpetrated on … [Read more...] about Editor’s Blog: Doctored Cards Keep Coming
Avid collectors know all too well the perils of buying loose packs of sports cards at big box stores. Many times, those who have figured out how to pinpoint where the autographed and relic cards in each pack have gone through the opened box, bought those packs and left the rest for the unsuspecting public. There are pack searchers…and then there are pack … [Read more...] about TV Station Takes on Collector Complaints of Pack Resealing
Two Orlando, Fla., residents have been arrested after authorities say they bought sports card boxes, swapped UPC codes to get a lower price at checkout and then re-sold the items for a profit. According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Orlando Regional Operations Center, Jesus L. Gil, 45, and Vivian C. Galarraga, 37, were involved in the organized retail … [Read more...] about Two Arrested for Baseball Card Box Fraud
If it's not disclosed, sports card restoration can fool collectors. Can you spot evidence that shows the work of a card doctor? … [Read more...] about Can You Spot an Altered or Restored Baseball Card?