Sunday, August 17, 2008

Spotting a Fake Rickey Henderson Rookie

Just a quick post today featuring information that any Rickey Henderson collector should not be without.

The Sports Card Info blog recently wrote a post on how to spot a fake Rickey Henderson rookie card.

It seems that there are three main issues to look out for:

1 - Take a look at the words “Rickey Henderson” at the top of the card on the front. A fake version of this card will have a name that is made of many small dots instead of solid black ink on an original.

2 - On a fake Henderson rookie, a green and white dot pattern will make up the background of the “A’s” logo. On a real version, the green background is a solid color.

3 - A counterfeit Henderson rookie will have a broken circle around the © logo on the back.

Thanks again to Sports Card Info for allowing me to reproduce this information. Hopefully it will help all Rickey card collectors prevent any unfortunate purchases. I only have one copy of his rookie myself, but if I do ever decide to pick up another one, I'll be sure to check out these issues first.


tastelikedirt said...

"A's owner Lewis Wolff today at his Los Angeles office and he confirmed to me that he's in negotiations to bring Rickey Henderson back to the Oakland Athletics, where the greatest player in Oakland history will be when he is eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2009"

ManOfSteal said...

Thanks for the comment! I saw that this morning, and was planning on posting something about it tonight when I got home. It would be awesome if Rickey was back in Oakland, as that's definitely where he belongs.