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Should BBCE change their wrap?

After reading about the cardporn fiasco and the resealed 86 fleer BK box, it got me to thinking about the way BBCE wraps/seals authenticated boxes.

long story short, the purp apparently faked an 86 BK box and used the shrink wrap from a larger much cheaper box to "seal" the fake box. He was only caught because when he faked the authentication sticker, he used the same serial number as the exemplar BBCE keeps.

Should BBCE be using some sort of hard plastic-type shell to seal unopened boxes instead of shrink wrap? I have long thought the wrap could be easily defeated. this is the first evidence of it I have seen though. Had this guy put a little more thought into his scheme, he very possibly could have gotten away with it.

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  • olb31olb31 Posts: 2,836 ✭✭✭✭✭

    obviously there is no fool proof system. A crook will probably find a way. I have never been big on BBCE wrapping the boxes because you can't inspect the contents. If the item came sealed from the factory that's fine.

    Also what's the recourse to BBCE? Are they out any money if the box was rigged? Lots of issues with wrapping vintage.

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  • craig44craig44 Posts: 10,229 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @olb31 said:
    obviously there is no fool proof system. A crook will probably find a way. I have never been big on BBCE wrapping the boxes because you can't inspect the contents. If the item came sealed from the factory that's fine.

    Also what's the recourse to BBCE? Are they out any money if the box was rigged? Lots of issues with wrapping vintage.

    BBCE is not out one single penny for fake boxes. At least not directly. I could see how they could impact the bottom line if people lose faith in their methods/system. They do not offer any guarantee that I am aware of, only their opinion.

    See the Pokemon/GI Joe fiasco.

    George Brett, Bobby Orr and Terry Bradshaw.

  • olb31olb31 Posts: 2,836 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's what I thought. If it's from a sealed case then maybe, if not, I would rather look at the contents myself and draw my own conclusion. I rarely buy expensive vintage. I have paid $275 for apiece for two 1987 leaf boxes in the last year. Both had very believable back stories and the boxes looked untouched.

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