I have know idea. Didn't even think of it for that one. The card was worn, had a store sticker, and yellowed bubble. Seemed authentic. I guess it's possible, but I wouldn't even tell him that possibility now. He was pretty excited. Interestingly he had a carded bespin guard with no gold paint. We thought that that one might have been a beater that was resealed, the bubble was pretty clear, but the figure was mint, it just wasn't painted. Also we're novices, we didn't know what to look for. Finally, he had a carded jedi knight Luke with major flashing around the entire palace blaster, never seen before. Finally, finally,...he buys all his stuff from vintage stores and comic and toy fairs exclusively. The prices are outrageously lower than ebay. He seemingly can get stuff for about half the price if the same item is sold on Ebay.