I recently picked up a fake Jungle Booster Pack to compare it to a real one to help myself and others identify fake WOTC era booster packs. Although i think it is rare to see these fake packs on the market it would sting to pay full price for a vintage booster only to receive a fake and not know it especially with prices increasing.
If anyone has anything to contribute to this please feel free to add to it!
There’s a full imgur album of comparisons between the 2 jungle booster packs here:
Thanks! i have not opened the one i have yet but i found a picture of the cards that are inside.
I don’t think the cards themselves would fool anyone, especially the HOLO. But it’s the first time i have seen these myself to be honest & they seem different to the fakes i have seen in the past that have lots of spelling errors.
I purchased a fake base booster box 10 months ago. The seller, from Saudi Arabia, said he had found about 30 of these banged up boxes in a warehouse and they had been there since 2001. All sold in a few days for $200 each and I was lucky enough to get one. Here’s a few pics he shared:
The box I recieved was in much better condition than advertised.
I figured I would buy this as I would never have a chance at buying the real deal, and I heard some people like collecting fakes.
I sometimes search the sold listings to see if anyone has sold theirs… have not found any.
Thanks for the pics! I have added them to the OP.
You can tell for sure which ones are the fakes in that photo but if you were a shady seller uploading low quality photos and the buyer didn’t have a real one to compare it might slip past which is sad. At least with the photos in this thread someone who is sceptical of a purchase can compare with the fakes posted here. I recently saw some of these fakes sell on eBay for full legit prices unfortunately…
They look like a different generation of fakes too
Hey I just bought a base set booster pack. Everything lines up great and it looks good but there’s a faint smell of glue/adhesive or something coming from under the back crimp flap thing. Is this smell normal? I know I sound kind of ridiculous but what are these packs suppose to smell like? lol