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1989 Topps Tiffany Set

How to Spot a Fake 1989 Topps Traded Tiffany Ken Griffey Jr Card


Ebay user  jennpa_7399 is altering regular 1989 Topps Traded cards and fraudulently selling them as 1989 Topps Traded Tiffany cards. He has sold almost $10K worth of fake cards and continues to list more for sale.

What is a 1989 Tiffany Topps Traded card?  Tiffany cards were complete sets released by Topps from 1984-1991.  They were printed on better card stock, with high gloss fronts, and printed in limited quantities.  This makes them much more valuable compared to regular Topps and traded cards released in the same year.   For more information on Tiffany cards, checkout

This is a link to the card I purchased on 4/10:

I did not receive the card in the pictures, instead I received the card below:


There are 4 things wrong with the card that will show it is fake.

2.  The added gloss on the card makes the card too thick.  Using a micrometer, I measured the thickness of a regular traded card, Tiffany traded card, and this fake card.

I then did some research, using his feedback profile, to see if I could find if he previously purchased the card unaltered as a regular traded card.  His masked buyer ID e***p 

After searching through all of his received feedback, I found it!  Here is a link to the original unaltered card.  It is the card on the right.

Finally, to ensure that this card was indeed purchased by jennpa_7399, I reached out to the original seller, who confirmed that jennpa_7399 did purchase the card.

Jennpa_7399 continues to list and sell these cards.  So far I suspect he has sold 37 fake cards with a total value of $10,257.39  He has also made purchases of hundreds of Topps Traded cards, and I believe he plans on continuing to make them into fakes.  

He has also sold cards graded by SGC and used Ebay Authenticity, which leads me to believe that these could be getting by the grading companies- which could easily turn these into $2K-10K cards.  

I want more Tiffany Cards!!!

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