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1963 Bazooka Baseball - fakes?

Can anyone tell me how to determine whether raw 1963 Bazooka baseball singles are authentic or fakes? I understand there were quite a few fakes put out in the hobby a few years back.

Thanks!
Looking to trade for, or purchase, raw or graded vintage for my baseball sets: 1927 York Caramel, 1951 Bowman, 1957 Topps, 1967-1979.
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  • I have seen two different types of 1963 fakes. One type has a very glossy photo and is two pieces, it is actually a thin photo layer adhered to some grayish cardboard. You can actually tell at the edge and I separated a Brooks Robinson into two pieces. The second type looks very similar to a real one but has a grayback stock as opposed to the real more brownish-gray color. I actually bought a '63 Musial Bazooka graded by BGS off of ebay and upon receipt I could tell immediately it was fake. Most of the fakes I have seen have been in off-brand type graded slabs; FGS, GEM, Capital, etc.

    There have been several articles about them. A Google search would probably yield a few results.

    Finally the photos are not as crisp and clear as a real one.
    Collecting Pre-War, Pre-War HOF Types, Pre-War Postcards
  • msassinmsassin Posts: 1,567 ✭✭✭
    "Most of the fakes I have seen have been in off-brand type graded slabs; FGS, GEM, Capital, etc."

    Definitely. Hooper was responsible for getting these fakes into the market 10 years ago.

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