They didn't need to ad faux wear or a giant-ass badge to make sure they couldn't be resold as originals. Such an indication could be much less obtrusive and still do the job, just like the fan repro cards out there do. These are a hard pass for me for these reasons and these reasons alone.
I agree. They should be able to find a better way to make the easily distinguishable from original vintage cards. Just using a different card stock (more plastic than cardboard) with some well-hidden markings would do it. Sorta like how dollar bills have semi-invisible watermarks.