Released May 18, 2017
We have a jammed packed edition of the sports card show podcast where we discuss multiple topics that have happened in the sports card hobby over the last few months.
Blowout cards was hacked and their reaction was typical.
Panini left patrons of the Industry Summit hanging with no black boxes. A 1/1 card was released that had Mitchell & Ness tags – which probably can’t even be player worn, let alone game worn, as the card indicated.
We discuss sending your cards into COMC.
A breaker blatantly stole cards on camera.
Our off topic/make america great again segments covers my best tax write-off.
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Are you a sports card industry troll? In court documents filed on March 16, 2017, Upper Deck claims industry trolls are hurting its business!
Since 2012 Upper Deck has been involved in a dispute with the IRS.
One of the more eye-opening court documents is from July 2013 which states Upper Deck had “combined deficiencies exceeding $160 million from 2000-2004.”
This is on top of a 2008 settlement with the IRS and California Franchise Tax Board for a combined $97 million in back taxes and interest.
On March 16, 2017 the U.S. Tax Court struck down a motion from Upper Deck to seal all records of the ongoing 2012 case.
A new court document reveals explosive details about alleged ongoing harassment Upper Deck and its employees have received as a result of the tax information being public:
In this episode I talk about the hacking of Blowout Sports Cards.
What happened and what was the company response?
Why did I write an article about the hack?
I describe how the greatest inspiration for the article and others on the site, is actually TMZ, and why I choose to write in that style.
More on the HACK:
Please Note: Some Explicit Language
Be careful who you break with! DnT Sports Collectibles owner Dustin Cabaniss Clay tried some sleight of hand during a recent 2016 Panini Honors Football break.
Collectors caught on quick and Clay was lit up across message boards, Twitter, and Facebook.
Do not do business with DnT Breaks. Clearly switched a big pull and kept it for himself. Not the 1rst time either. https://t.co/pxJbFl8PsC
— The Loot Locker (@thelootlocker) May 6, 2017
Blowout Sports Cards has been hacked! First reported by Sports Collectors Daily in April, word of the attack is slowly trickling through the hobby.
Credit and debit card users from January – April 20, 2017 could have been impacted.
A quick browse through a forum thread about the data breach, one collector got hit for $30,000 in fraudulent charges!
The response from Blowout has been weak at best. Some are reporting they have discovered fraudulent charges without getting notice from the company.
New Podcast: Blowout Sports Cards Hacked