I recently ran across some listings on ebay that seemed a bit off.
The first was one for Ace Fulton's Midnight Fuel FOIL Wrapped edition. This struck me as odd, as I remembered reading a thread here about how those decks were not official.
I then found 2 other listings for "Rare Vintage Tax Stamped OG Arrco Stud 1st Ed Playing Cards"
There is no way these decks are legit, right? A barcode on the bottom of the box (1974 or later) with a 965 tax stamp?
I have a feeling this is DuelingDueces.com guy back again?
I reached out to the seller and received this response:
New message from: mrdecks21 (168Turquoise Star)
Fake merchandise.. counterfeits?
These are 1000% percent vtg arrco stock n finish.
I researched it and asked ?s, opened several decks. I don't know why they were sealed with tax stamps, when bar codes put deck from 1970s.
Most likely done by a merchant, years later to seal the decks. Or were sealed by an arrco employee.
The decks were purchased in qty from an ex arrco employee.
The decks, 200 of them came sealed this way. I researched it and asked ?, but the cards are authentic real arrco stock. They are not hoyle junk.
Idk how or y stamps wer3 applies but that's how decks came.
I opened several of them and they are 1000% arrco tahoe stock n finish.
Most likely manufactured in 1970s and stamps were applied later. By merchant or arrco employee to seal the decks.
Tax stamps were given to merchants to apply later, and often was corrupt. Ppl hated paying the tax. So my best guess is stamps were applied to seal decks yrs later.
I got over 1k decks, all authentic.. that's how the cards came.
And they are identical stock n finish as arrco tahoe
They are not counterfeit or fake.
They are 1000% real
Just wanted to see what you guys think, I trust this forum for information and have for a while. Thanks!