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5 Ways To Detect Counterfeit \ Fake 1988 MAXX Dale Earnhardt #99 Cards

Can you identify a counterfeit 1988 Dale Earnhardt #99?

Dale Earnhardt Sr. was a larger than life figure in NASCAR and when the 1988 Maxx set was released it was RED hot with the first printing sets (called Myrtle Beach sets) reaching $800 at one time.  There was a frenzy for racing cards during the late 80’s and early 90’s.  The 1988 Maxx Dale Earnhardt Sr #99 was never officially released by Maxx in 1988.  The card was printed and held out of packs, boxes and sets since the two were unable to come to terms for that first set. 

The 1988 Maxx Dale Earnhardt Sr #99 card found its way to collectors and was very expensive.  Like other expensive sports cards counterfeit copies surfaced. Armed with these 5 easy steps you can be assured that you are receiving an original instead of a worthless counterfeit and saving you hundreds of dollars in the process.

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Real 1988 Maxx Dale Earnhardt #99              |   Counterfeit 1988 Maxx Dale Earnhardt #99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Real 1988 Maxx Dale Earnhardt #99            |   Counterfeit 1988 Maxx Dale Earnhardt #99

  1. Home: Kannapolis is spelled correctly on the real version.
  2. The ‘Top 10’ column lines up with the end of Kerry on the real version.
  3. There is a space after ‘track, he prefers’ on the real version.

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Real 1988 Maxx Dale Earnhardt #99         |   Counterfeit 1988 Maxx Dale Earnhardt #99

4. The real version has print dots under magnification (click on image to zoom).

 

 

 

 

 

Real 1988 Maxx Dale Earnhardt #99            |   Counterfeit 1988 Maxx Dale Earnhardt #99

5. The real version does not have the comet-trail shaped printing defect (click on image).

 

 

 

 

 

Real 1988 Maxx Dale Earnhardt #99      |   Counterfeit 1988 Maxx Dale Earnhardt #99

 

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