Beware Counterfeit Roy Nelson Topps Certified Auto - Printable Version
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Beware Counterfeit Roy Nelson Topps Certified Auto - cheatinc - 09-25-2012 04:01 PM
Apparently someone is counterfeiting Roy Nelson's signature on real TOPPS CERTIFIED AUTOGRAPH holo-stickers
From <a href="https://twitter.com/roynelsonmma/status/250697611210797056">Roy's Twitter</a>:
<a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/Roy-Big-Country-Nelson-2010-topps-UFC-auto-card-Certified-Autograph-300-/221120297869?pt=US_UFC_Trading_Cards&hash=item337bcbfb8d&nma=true&si=cpZr5GNPmOnqkvHAMIZWfjhATwQ%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557">This signature is real</a>. Apparently, Roy ALWAYS hand numbers the stickers he does.
Both of these are fake because they only read 'Big Country' and aren't hand-numbered on the sticker...
<a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/Topps-UFC-Rd-4-Roy-Nelson-Auto-Black-Oynx-20-88-/290743795508?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43b1ae3f34&nma=true&si=cpZr5GNPmOnqkvHAMIZWfjhATwQ%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557">Fake Number One</a>
<a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/Big-Country-Roy-Nelson-Topps-Auto-Card-RARE-Autograph-/200817710163?pt=US_UFC_Trading_Cards&hash=item2ec1ab1453&nma=true&si=cpZr5GNPmOnqkvHAMIZWfjhATwQ%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557">Fake Number Two</a>
Also, according to Nelson in the twitter conversation above, his contract only gave permission to Topps to use in its 2009 products...
Keep your eyes peeled, either Topps is pulling an Upper Deck by counterfeiting its own products or someone stole blank Topps Certified Auto holo-stickers and they may pop up elsewhere.
Spread the word...
RE: Beware Counterfeit Roy Nelson Topps Certified Auto - dwegner1 - 09-25-2012 09:02 PM
This is very interesting, I see Chris Olds commented on it to, and brought up a good point, what about the leaf roy nelson autos? those are all unnumbered on the auto sticker. I guess we will have to wait and see what roy says about those. This is a pretty serious charge as big country is basically saying topps is producing fake autograph cards, at least his.
RE: Beware Counterfeit Roy Nelson Topps Certified Auto - alstott9adams - 09-27-2012 12:51 PM
thanks for the heads up
RE: Beware Counterfeit Roy Nelson Topps Certified Auto - chad sexington - 10-29-2012 05:24 PM
Sorry if I violate the TOS here by remote linking an article, but I thought I'd let you know I did up an article about this whole thing that compiles some information about the silver stickers and aims to dispel the notion of forgery. It's honestly nothing most of the community here doesn't know already, but it's a good place to point people toward that believe Roy sight unseen and are a bit afraid to buy a Topps product now because of his tweets.
Selfishly, it was finally an opportunity for me to combine two of my hobbies into one article.
EDIT: Whoa when did forums lose their post counts and such here? I used to be a Beckett Mod and had 4000+ posts
RE: Beware Counterfeit Roy Nelson Topps Certified Auto - chrisolds - 07-27-2013 05:31 PM
Nelson was angling to sell more of his photos on his website -- at a very high price (all going to him).