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BVG Serial numbers do not match Beckett Website?
12-24-2013, 10:05 PM
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BVG Serial numbers do not match Beckett Website?
I recently sold this card on ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...TQ:US:1123 It was graded long ago by Beckett. It is in the original BVG slab, has the sub grades on the back, and the serial number on the back. When the buyer received the card, they checked the serial number on the Beckett website. It came up with a Randy Moss card from 1998. They instantly made a paypal claim and my money was snatched away. I was of course extremely worried. But I looked all over ebay and found many BVG cards with the older cases that have the grade on the front, the subgrade on the back, a barcode on the back, and a serial number on the back. The serial number of every single one shows up as a different card on the Beckett website (even of the BVG button is pushed instead of BGS). Some other instances are ebay items 121241434443, 131071023597, among many many others. I cannot find any message boards that discuss this issue. Is there somewhere else to look up the old serial numbers? Certainly all of those $20 cards arent fake cards, with fake BVG cases and fake serial numbers. Has anyone run in to this? Can anyone help me out with some information so I could get my $1700 back? Help would be much appreciated!!
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12-25-2013, 09:38 PM (This post was last modified: 12-25-2013 09:40 PM by bamyanks.)
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RE: BVG Serial numbers do not match Beckett Website?
(12-24-2013 10:05 PM)Brianstox Wrote:  I recently sold this card on ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...TQ:US:1123 It was graded long ago by Beckett. It is in the original BVG slab, has the sub grades on the back, and the serial number on the back. When the buyer received the card, they checked the serial number on the Beckett website. It came up with a Randy Moss card from 1998. They instantly made a paypal claim and my money was snatched away. I was of course extremely worried. But I looked all over ebay and found many BVG cards with the older cases that have the grade on the front, the subgrade on the back, a barcode on the back, and a serial number on the back. The serial number of every single one shows up as a different card on the Beckett website (even of the BVG button is pushed instead of BGS). Some other instances are ebay items 121241434443, 131071023597, among many many others. I cannot find any message boards that discuss this issue. Is there somewhere else to look up the old serial numbers? Certainly all of those $20 cards arent fake cards, with fake BVG cases and fake serial numbers. Has anyone run in to this? Can anyone help me out with some information so I could get my $1700 back? Help would be much appreciated!!

I have a 1961 Topps Dave Wickersham that does this. Contact Jeff the supermoderator and let him know. Beckett's database, the way I understand it, is really fouled up on the older graded cards. They are trying to fix it, but Jeff told me my card probably wouldn't show up until sometime in January. BEST THING YOU CAN DO IS CONTACT JEFF. HE HAS MANY PLACES TO DO THAT THROUGHOUT THE FORUMS. It's too bad the customer was so quick to pull out. I sympathize with you.
If you go to forums/Graded Cards Registry, the very top thread is a way you can let Jeff know.
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12-26-2013, 08:28 PM
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RE: BVG Serial numbers do not match Beckett Website?
BRIANSTOX, may I ask what card you sold and what the card was graded? The card isn't fake the serial numbers are screwed up in the system is all. If the card is something I can use I may be interested because I personally prefer the old BVG labels for my own collection.
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12-26-2013, 10:41 PM
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RE: BVG Serial numbers do not match Beckett Website?
just bought a 68' topps nolan ryan
but when i enter the serial number it comes up as a
1990 sammy sosa card
are you saying i shouldnt worry or did i get a bogus card
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12-27-2013, 08:43 AM
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RE: BVG Serial numbers do not match Beckett Website?
Thanks for the help! I got it all cleared up now. Apparently when Beckett did a previous software conversion, all of the "Old Label" BVG serial numbers were lost. So I probably wouldnt worry 48ashburn, but you can always send it to Beckett again if you are worried.
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12-28-2013, 01:20 AM
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RE: BVG Serial numbers do not match Beckett Website?
(12-27-2013 08:43 AM)Brianstox Wrote:  Thanks for the help! I got it all cleared up now. Apparently when Beckett did a previous software conversion, all of the "Old Label" BVG serial numbers were lost. So I probably wouldnt worry 48ashburn, but you can always send it to Beckett again if you are worried.

Tell us about what steps you had to do to get it cleared up. I am sure it has happen to others here. Happy to hear that you got it cleared up.
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01-06-2014, 10:21 AM
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RE: BVG Serial numbers do not match Beckett Website?
(12-26-2013 10:41 PM)48ashburn Wrote:  just bought a 68' topps nolan ryan
but when i enter the serial number it comes up as a
1990 sammy sosa card
are you saying i shouldnt worry or did i get a bogus card

You didn't get a bogus card. I encountered the same on a number of cards. The cause and explanation from Beckett is similar to one of the posts in this thread. I was advised by Beckett to resubmit for re-slabbling at no cost which I have not done yet. I would suggest confirming this path with Beckett first if considering.

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