Derek Jeter Forged 1995 Upper Deck Baseball Cards--Where Are These Coming From?

I began noticing these on Ebay approximately six months ago or longer.

I knew immediately they were forgeries and I have no idea who the source is, but some sellers on Ebay seem to have an infinite supply of these.

Evidently, these are coming out of Northern New Jersey.

The reason why the majority of these forgeries look so smooth is because the forger was unable to "enunciate" the signature.

If the forger tried to "enunciate" Derek Jeter's signature, they would have been forced to slow down.

But here's the kicker--not only are they laughable forgeries, the cards are counterfeit.

Look at the below Upper Deck card and look at the "Jeter."

Now look at the "R."

And observe the "Derek."  

The letters go up and down, up and down.....

Counterfeit.

I'll be posting the names of the sellers who have been listing and selling these in a follow-up blog.

First a side-by-side comparison.

The one on the left is the authentic Derek Jeter autograph on a original UD card and the one on the right is the forged Jeter on a counterfeit card.

Please click on the below image to get a closer view.

Forged Jeter on counterfeit cards.

Observe the "R" on the card in "Jeter."

Check out this.  This is obvious.  Check out the "R" on the card.

This is as obvious as it gets, and the forgery is laughable.

All of them have the UDA "Congratulations....."

More examples of these forged Derek Jeter "1994 Upper Deck" cards.

This is my authentic one.

As a Derek Jeter autograph collector for about 25 years, the above are not Jeter's autograph and they are NOT Jeter's 1994-1995 circa autographs.

I am having two of my friends purchase these cards so I can examine them and identify if they are simply blank masters or if they are reproductions.

Below--The one on the left is authentic and the one on the right is a forgery.

The people buying the forgeries are not purchasing the autograph, they are purchasing the back of the card which reads "Congratulations...."

Sold by one Ebay seller.  You may have to click your mouse on the below image to get a closer view.  These are all forgeries.

This is another authentic example.

This is another authentic example.

This is what the buyers are purchasing.

These forged Derek Jeter cards were sold by one seller.

This is another forgery variation.

You can click on the below image to get a closer view.

Now check this out on one of the forged cards.

Check out the "R" in Jeter.

Our member BC discovered this!!!

I first spotted these last year from Ebay seller Tntnorthnj.

This one sold for $176.50 from Ebay seller Tntnorthnj from January 2019.

Again, look at the "R" card.  It is a no-brainer forgery, but look at the "R" on the card.  Same as all of the others with the Derek Jeter forgeries.

Below are screenshots of Ebay "Sold Auctions" of Derek Jeter forgeries on the counterfeit cards.   You can click the image to get a closer look at the images.

 

Please note that I will be contacting Upper Deck about this tomorrow.

I will have more information on this in the future.

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Comment by Christopher Williams on March 10, 2019 at 4:57pm

This collaborate effort is awesome!!!!

Comment by BC on March 10, 2019 at 5:19pm

Glad to help out. The problem with pointing out the errors is that it will also help the forgers improve their fakes.

I agree with terrier, seeing the holograms in person would be interesting. As would seeing both under a microscope to see the quality of the image used for the fake.

Found another mistake on the fake. On the fake, the Upper Deck hologram to the right looks crooked. The left corner of the diamond is pointing low on the Upper Deck logo next to it. On the real one it is obviously perfect and looks sharp.

Fake

Real

Comment by Christopher Williams on March 10, 2019 at 5:21pm

BC, in this case, it is worth it.

The fakes are crap!!!

I have already sent UD an email on this.

Comment by BC on March 10, 2019 at 5:35pm

Check out the spacing between Derek and Jeter. Big difference. Also the "J" in Jeter are very different from each other.

Fake on top, real on bottom

Fake card J

Real card J

Comment by Christopher Williams on March 10, 2019 at 5:36pm

Well done, BC!!!

Comment by Christopher Williams on March 10, 2019 at 5:49pm

I posted more photos in the main body.

Comment by Jason Poulos on March 11, 2019 at 3:42am

Do you all think it is possible they somehow found a way to remove those holograms from junk wax?   Say 1990 or 1991 UD

I remember you everyone was looking for the Griffey missing hologram...sorta like the Frank Thomas NNOF

EVENTUALLY PPL started steaming them off

Comment by Christopher Williams on March 11, 2019 at 2:15pm

Please note that I have posted screenshots of Ebay "Sold Auctions" of these forged Derek Jeter cards in the main body of this blog.

And this is only a handful of them.  

This is disgusting.

Comment by Christopher Williams on March 11, 2019 at 6:22pm

I also wanted to mention, that these probably wouldn't have caught my interest, except for the fact that two particular sellers continued to list a new one immediately after one ended.

The sheer number of these in such a short period of time, piqued my interest.

Comment by Fuddjcal on March 11, 2019 at 6:38pm

disgusting INDEED. 

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