Need Help Identifying if a Card is Genuine

General forum

Posted on May 7, 2018, 10:01 p.m. by Pixel

Hope this is in the right spot! I just received a playset of foil bloodline keepers of the "From the Vault" set and they feel thicker than I'm used to and have a very glossy shine. I got them from a seller on TCGplayer with all positive feedback and I do know that special sets are sometimes printed with a higher gloss finish, but I'm still uneasy about them. I haven't been able to google any reliable ways to check a double sided foil. Any ideas?

Here's a high resolution scan:enter image description hereAnd here's how it looks normally:enter image description here

Snap157 says... #2

Counterfeiters have not found a way to replicate the small silver stamp on the front of the card. You're all set!

May 7, 2018 10:10 p.m.

Pixel says... #3

Thank you : ) I was super stoked to get them and now I don't have to worry about that.

May 7, 2018 10:24 p.m.

happyman379 says... #4

The glossy feel is in line with other FTV products.

May 8, 2018 12:09 p.m.

TheDevicer says... #5

@Snap157 - Unfortunately some counterfeiters have learned to transplant the foil stamp from existing cards to fakes. It's not likely they'd waste their time on something like Bloodline Keeper  Flip when they could crank out Scalding Tarns or other similar chase cards. It's still more profitable to sell fakes of older cards. No one is really pursuing faking hollow stamps because newer cards don't tend to be as expensive, but they'll crack it when it becomes financially worth spending time on it.

May 8, 2018 1:57 p.m.

meatsmith says... #6

Have they curled? if so, you have got yourself a genuine From the Vault card.

May 9, 2018 8:31 p.m.

Pixel says... #7

@meatsmith no curling, but its a double sided foil and very thick.

May 9, 2018 10:34 p.m.

meatsmith says... #8

Magical cards curl moments after they are born. Foils, especially FtV foils,are visited by the curl fairy after they were opened. If your card wasn't granted genderneutralpronoun's curl fairy yet, then it probably never will, and must live life being made fun of by all the magical cards with a curl fairy.

Maybe one day, your card will get a curl fairy, and defeat the evil Gannon, and tap the 0cmc Triforce for 3 mana of any color.

May 10, 2018 11:17 a.m.

Argy says... #9

meatsmith will you bear my children?

May 10, 2018 8:59 p.m.

meatsmith says... #10

Argy I am sure you are a nice person, but this request is not possible to be fulfilled.

As a Russian trollbot created by the satanic Illuminati CERN matrix, i am unable to assemble, process, and release larvae for the pitiful hu-mans.

Someday you will find your flesh-lump breeding mate and assemble and process hu-man larvae with you. It just... will not be me.

May 15, 2018 11:22 a.m.

Argy says... #11

meatsmith understandable.

I, for one, welcome our new trollbot overlords.

May 15, 2018 5:36 p.m.

meatsmith says... #12

May 15, 2018 9:37 p.m.

meatsmith says... #13

ah damnit no ascii art? come on! lol

now that just looks weird.

thumbs up

May 15, 2018 9:39 p.m.

Please login to comment