According to Beckett’s blog Leaf/Razor just announced that scans of the top of the line Ichiro Metal patch auto will be available online for public viewing. This was when someone goes to buy a specific card they can go online and see what it is supposed to look like. This is a big step to take down the fake patch problem. I am sure a certain someone at sportscardsuncesnored.com will be very happy. I rarely agree with SCU but you have to give it to to him for bringing the fake patch problem to the forefront.
No word on if this is just for the Ichiro cards or if this will be for all patches.