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.

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.

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.....


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 cards in "Jeter."

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.

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Comment by BC on March 10, 2019 at 3:47pm

Just noticed the J's are off as well in the silver letter

Comment by PFCollector on March 10, 2019 at 3:50pm

Wow, that's definitley off. I'm going to have to send my friend a link to this. Make sure he keeps an eye out. 

Comment by Steve Zarelli on March 10, 2019 at 4:00pm

In addition to ripping off the buyers, this will kill the value of the authentic ones. So, it also harms collectors who never buy the fake. 

Another day, another eBay scam.

Comment by Christopher Williams on March 10, 2019 at 4:16pm

Nice, BC.

Steve Cyrkin and myself have been doing the comparisons also.

I should have posted this thread months ago when I first discovered them.

Comment by Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager on March 10, 2019 at 4:20pm

Killer job, BC!

And as we all know, blurry photos are often that way to hide things.

Comment by Steve Zarelli on March 10, 2019 at 4:25pm

Nice job, BC

So, that settles that. The entire card is counterfeited.

And it also tells us whoever is producing these has access to a commercial printing press. Between the foil stamping, hologram and heavy card stock, I do not believe this could be a DIY home job.

Comment by Christopher Williams on March 10, 2019 at 4:28pm

Yes, great job,  BC!!!

Comment by Steve Zarelli on March 10, 2019 at 4:28pm

Also, on the real card, there is a distinct 5 pointed star below the K. On the fake cards it looks more like a lumpy bullet.

Comment by terrier8HOF on March 10, 2019 at 4:36pm

I would love to see the holograms in person also. I believe that would also be very revealing. I was trying to compare them just to see if there was a repeatable pattern. now i need to check out my authentic UD holograms to compare

Comment by Christopher Williams on March 10, 2019 at 4:39pm

Please note that I continue to add information/photos to the body of the original post.


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