Unfortunately, there are replica items floating on the market with the Verified Authentic Stadium Goods labels, which at the end of the day, they are nor verified or authentic by Stadium Goods.
We are here to teach you what to look for in order to spot fake Stadium Goods Verified Authentic labels, as it is really important to know which label is real and which one is not.
These Verified Authentic labels come attached to the items that have the Authentication Service offered by Stadium Goods.
To mention it from the beginning, Stadium Goods does not send replica Verified Authentic labels, as these labels are always seen in ads published all over the Internet.
The same situation applies for the StockX Verified Authentic coin which we’ve made a fake vs real guide here. But, let’s resume to the Stadium Goods tag!
The fastest way to spot fake Stadium Goods Verified Authentic labels is to look at whether the tag is attached to the item or not. All of the genuine labels come attached to the items, and in most cases, the fake Stadium Goods tags come alongside the items, but not always attached to them.
Now that you know what this real vs fake Stadium Goods tag guide is about, let’s jump into the proper guide!
For the very first method on how to spot fake Stadium Goods Verified Authentic tags, we are going to look where the labels are positioned.
Just as we’ve previously mentioned, to look at if the Stadium Goods Verified Authentic labels are attached to the item or not is the best way to spot fake tags.
So as to see this, let’s have a look at the fake vs real Stadium Goods Verified Authentic tag image from below, and after that, we are going to explain the situation on the two items.
In the image with the fake vs real Stadium Goods tags above, we have pointed out how the genuine and the fake tags look like.
To start with the authentic label, you can see how it was cut because it was attached to a pair of sneakers – the tag was attached to a pair of Air Jordan 6s.
If a tag is cut, that doesn’t mean that it was linked to the item and that it is 100% authentic, because for example, a scammer can cut the label and make it look like it was attached to the item.
But, as you can see in the image above, if a tag looks like the replica one, which means that the tag was never attached to the item, you are 100% sure looking at a counterfeit tag, and most likely at a replica item.
Keep in mind that once the Stadium Goods Verified Authentic tag was attached to an item, it cannot be removed without being cut!
In the image above, we have highlighted how the authentic Stadium Goods labels are attached to the items, before being cut.
As you can see in the image from the top, there is an older but authentic label attached to the Nike x Off-White Air Max 90 OGs, and at the bottom, there is a newer but also authentic tag attached to the Yeezy Boost 350 Turtle Doves.
With this being said for the first step of the guide on how to spot fake Stadium Goods Verified Authentic tags, let’s move on to the next method.
Going to the second method on how to see fake Stadium Goods Verified Authentic labels, we are now going to have a look at the fake vs real Stadium Goods tags for their inscriptions.
Just as we’ve highlighted at the previous step’s last image with the two authentic items, there are two sorts of Stadium Goods labels, basically the older and the newer one.
The older Stadium Goods tag is the one that is taller vertically, and the newer one is the one that is wider horziontally.
First of all, let’s have a look at a comparison between the fake vs real Stadium Goods older tag from the front side.
As always, we are first going to review the reference image with the fake vs real Stadium Goods Verified Authentic labels.
In the image with the fake vs real Stadium Goods tags above, we have pointed out how the replica tag has its “STADIUM GOODS ®” text at the wrong thickness.
In fact, the counterfeit Stadium Goods label has its text with the brand’s name being too thick, as there was too much white paint added on top of the card.
Back to the genuine Stadium Goods card, you can see how its text is a bit less opaque, rather than the fake card’s text which is too thick.
Now that we’ve had a look at the fake vs real Stadium Goods card comparison with the older piece, let’s have a look at the comparison with the newer tag’s front face.
In the image with the fake vs real Stadium Goods tags above, we have pointed out how hte fake tag has its letters scrapped.
That’s a thing that shouldn’t happen on a brand new card that has these white rubber letters attached on top of it.
As you can see above, we have highlighted pretty much all of the cracks and scratches on the replica label’s letters, while on the genuine item, there was no fault to point out, as the quality speaks for itself on the genuine tag.
As for the third method on how to spot fake Stadium Goods Verified Authentic labels, we are going to have a look at the fake vs real Stadium Goods labels for their text on the back.
Yet again, we are going to first look at the comparison with the fake vs real Stadium Goods tags in the older format, and then, at the ones in the newer format.
As you can see in the image with the fake vs real Stadium Goods labels above, we have pointed out a few differences between the two labels.
Starting from the top of the labels, you can see how the graphic on the fake label is too visible, while the one on the genuine card is less opaque.
Then, going to the “ATTENTION” underlined text, we have pointed out how the fake card has its text too thick, and how the genuine card has its text more scratched.
In the bottom right side of the fake vs real Stadium Goods Verified Authentic label image above, we’ve shown you how the fake label does not reflect light at all.
On the other hand, the authentic SG Verified Authentic label reflects light on top of it, therefore having that sort of a silvery look.
On the bottom left side of the card, there is the “STADIUMGOODS.COM / @STADIUMGOODS” text, and the flaw on the fake card is that there is too much space in-between the two lines of text.
However, on the authentic item, you can se how there is less space in-between the lines of text, as the two lines are placed closer to each other.
Lastly, having an overall look at the two cards, you can see how the genuine card looks more textured, while the fake card doesn’t look as textured as it should.
Now, let’s have a look at a comparison between the fake vs real Stadium Goods labels in the newer format with the help of the image from below.
In the image with the authentic vs replica Stadium Goods Verified Authentic tag above, we have noticed quite a few flawed spots on the fake tag.
In fact, there is just one flaw that shows in multiple places: the fake label has its lines of text placed too close to each other, as there is too little space in-between the lines.
On the other hand, you can see how the legit SG Verified Authentic label has its lines of text placed further away from each other.
In every spot where we’ve placed the hand-emoji pointers on the fake label in the image above, you can see how this flaw is present, and how the genuine item keeps the same spacing between is lines of text.
In the end, spotting Stadium Goods Verified Authentic labels might seem like a hard thing to do, but when you have our real vs fake SG label comparison images, the job gets easier.
So as to leave you with a long-story-short of what we’ve just looked at, below you can find a list of what to look for in order to easily spot fake SG Verified Authentic labels:
There have been discussions on whether SG is reliable when it comes to the authenticity of the sneakers. The short answer is yes, more often than not, they are reliable and yes, some fake go through due to human error.
At the end of the day, we need to understand that there are sometimes human errors, and in really most of the cases, these do get fixed.
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Ch Daniel and Ch David