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"It's all about the tag on the bag."

March 22, 2012 3:34:47 PM UTC by cardman1968 in Apparel & Accessories and Lobby

That title says it all. Counterfeiting is lucrative, in the final analysis, because consumers love paying less. Read the following article describing Coach's efforts to shut down counterfeit sales at one particular flea market, and ask the very valid question: How can Coach expect consumers to care more for protecting the Coach brand than protecting their own wallets in these financially trying times?…read more


Lookout Counterfeiters... Here Comes Google

March 18, 2012 2:22:55 AM UTC by cardman1968 in Apparel & Accessories, Autographs, Lobby, Sports and Game Worn Apparel & Equipment

Google has announced that it is using a combination of key-word automated diligence and hands-on ad review in an attempt to curtail the ability of counterfeiters to present their banner ads to those searching for low-price brand goods. This is good news. First of all, Google has a strong record of putting ethics before profit motive. Secondly, like Collectors Proof, these measures hit…read more


New Buffalo Sabres Jersey Auction, Items Posted on`

March 7, 2012 6:51:53 PM UTC by Kevin Dawidowicz in Buffalo Sabres, Hockey, Lobby, NHL and Game Worn Apparel & Equipment

The Buffalo Sabres announced that they will hold an online auction of game-worn away and third jerseys from the 2011-12 season, including the All-Star jersey worn by Sabres captain Jason Pominville in the 2012 NHL All-Star Game. You can see this unique one-of-a-kind jersy here - The auction will conclude at 9 p.m. on…read more


10 Popular Things to Collect

March 2, 2012 4:48:00 PM UTC by darryln1023 in Lobby

We Collectors Proofers like to keep each other informed on as much collectible information as possible.  I'm frequently amazed at the variety of collectibles we post. That said, some of the items in the list below still surprised me. Look at the some of the more popular "things" on the list especially... numbers 3-5.  I wouldn't have guessed it! Just another example that most everything is…read more


Counterfeit Cancer Drug Seized

February 29, 2012 8:38:55 PM UTC by cardman1968 in Lobby and Medicine & Dentistry

A counterfeit of the cancer drug Avastin was recently shipped by a U.S. wholesaler to 36 recipients. While five have been tracked down, the majority are still at large. This is a particularly insidious form of counterfeiting, arguably akin to murder. The counterfeit contains no active ingredient yet is being used by individuals whose lives depend on it. Furthermore, the "fillers" contained in the…read more

0 Comments to be featured on The Hobby with Mike Schopp this Saturday!

February 24, 2012 10:33:48 PM UTC by Kevin Dawidowicz in Lobby

For those of you who have not yet heard of this show, "The Hobby" is a weekly radio show that airs on Buffalo’s WGR 550 AM on Saturday mornings from 8-9 AM EST. There are also archives available for your online listening pleasure. The show is hosted by Mike Schopp and it covers various elements of the sports card collecting industry. Click here to listen Live…read more


The NBA All-Star Counterfeit Weekend

February 22, 2012 1:26:18 AM UTC by cardman1968 in Autographs, Lobby, NBA, Sports and Game Worn Apparel & Equipment

Even an abbreviated NBA season has an all-star game, and the counterfeiters have been wasting no time in contract negotiations or collective bargaining impasses... they've been hard at work knocking off everything NBA. It's simple, folks... if it looks too good to be true, it probably is. And remember: buying fake apparel is NOT a victimless crime. Those goods are produced in horrible conditions,…read more


Goodbye, Monarch Collectibles

February 18, 2012 10:01:33 PM UTC by cardman1968 in Action Figures and Lobby

Residents of San Antonio, Texas, have, for 29 years, had the pleasure of wading into and even purcahsing a lovingly curated collection of dolls. Monarch Collectibles, housed in a big, blue Dollhouse-motifed venue was the product of effort and love of Sandra Bradley. Mrs. Bradley has decided to close down the cultural icon to spend time with family and embark on new, post-retirment adventures. It's not too…read more


Even Valentines Day Gets Knocked Off!

February 14, 2012 9:04:25 PM UTC by darryln1023 in Lobby and Valentine's Day

Today being the sweetheart of sweetheart days, just for fun I thought I'd check out to see if Valentines day falls victim to counterfeiting. To my surprise or it shouldn't be a surprise, the FBI last year launched "Operation Broken Hearted" that shut down 18 domain names selling knock products from some notable names. Even Cupid can't protect himself! Check out more at…read more


The 30 Most Ridiculous Baseball Trading Cards of All Time

February 13, 2012 6:02:25 PM UTC by cardman1968 in Lobby, MLB, Playing Cards and Trading Cards

Usually, when I see a list that has "of All Time" in its title, I prepare myself for disappointment, knowing that I will disagree with some of the entries and feel the absence of others. Dan Tylicki, a featured columnist at, however, NAILED this particular list. Once you start clicking through the entries, I defy you to stop. It may well be impossible for…read more


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