It is important to know whether a card is a fake or a reprint. Below is some helpful information.
To know the differences between authentic cards and the 1957 Topps reprints, let us compare the original #77 Bill Russell card from the reprint Bill Russell card.
Original #77 Bill Russell Card
Reprinted #77 Bill Russell Card
1. Generally, a reprint will have a bright white border, while an original will not.
2. The back of a reprint will similarly have a clean brownish background.
3. With a reprint, the image on the front will be less clear and may resemble a photocopy.