So guys I want to bring to light a serious thing and I was gonna remake this thread at one point and this would be put in the front if I had.
Counterfeit cards are real and now so close to real cards you need to go to extreme measure. This is more for Modern and Legacy and Vintage but still be careful.
I just bought a Bayou and got it today and it seemed off, I wont be able to make sure its fake till tomorrow but I also got a badlands a while back and it also might be fake and this was from a accredited seller. Wasn't till I did some research to realize that there is a Chinese seller putting these counterfeits out there.
So you go to buy ANY card over $20 make sure you get proof its real if you have ANY reason to doubt it. Fakes are not a concern until they are. Get your knowledge up and if you have a local scene share with them this info. Many ways to check for fakes knowledge and now they seem to be too high a saturation in the pool. I know I personally will not buy anymore real cards unless by a real company or I get for sure they are legit. These "proxy" cards are so close to a real thing a person just getting into legacy etc may not realize what they are getting.