I began noticing these on Ebay approximately six months ago or longer.
Before I continue, below are links to Part 2 and to the Sandy Koufax "2000 SP Authentic" forged/counterfeit cards.
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.
I first noticed these from Ebay sellers TNTNorthNJ and Lyonhrt7777.
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 raised "R."
And observe the "Derek."
The letters go up and down, up and down.....
So if anyone owns one of these, and even if you don't know autographs, if your card has the raised "R" you have a counterfeit card with a forged autograph.
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 images to get a closer view.
Look at this crap.
Here's another one. Again, observe the raised "R" in "Jeter" and the laughable forgery.
Look at this crap!!
PSA even authenticated one of these forged/counterfeit cards.
Forged Jeter on counterfeit cards.
Observe the "R" on the cards in "Jeter."
Look at this forged Jeter. Penned by an idiot!!!
Below is one of the forged/counterfeit cards side-side.
The right one shows the raised "R" is "Jeter" confirming it is a counterfeit card.
The forgery is laughable.
Not only are all of these counterfeits, but they are all laughable forgeries.
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.
Below is a link to Part 2 of this blog.