King Felix sent me a question about this card.
The seller doesn't have any other suspicious cards like most fakers do. i.e. Rookie Premier autos and impossible patches.
Here is what I told King Felix
I can't find any info on it either. There are four possibilities. 1. It's fake. 2. It was a compensation card for something 3. It could be a preview card that the person made look like it is a regular issue. 4. It's real
I doubt it is a compensation card. It's just not that "great" of a card i.e. Tiger/Jordan to warrant Upper Deck making it. UD most likely would have just sent the person a replacement of a normal 20th card.
I think it is, at the very least, suspicious. The signature on the back does not look like his. Frankly, it looks like it was done by a child but that could be the quality of the scan. The 20th anniversary checklist http://sports.upperdeck.com/Baseball/cardset.aspx?q=5&r=1&sid=52760 shows the card issued with him with the white sox not the Mariners
It could be a promo card. Have you see those fleer cards that people are selling that were samples? The cards were made with no jersey piece and there are some low life sellers that are putting their own jersey and patches in. The card might be partially real and partially fake.
It could be real. I don't know man, if you can get it for $10-$15 it might be an interesting card to add to your collection. It's kind of like loaning money. You loan it, but don't expect to get it back.
What say you?