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Show #230 Setting A Hobby Budget + More

On today’s show I talk about setting a hobby budget – mainly because I saw a tweet last week that really made it evident people aren’t doing this. Basically a guy said he could have bought a Jordan Auto and LeBron RC for how much he spent on breaks – instead he had base he didn’t even want. So I walk you through the 3 steps to make sure this doesn’t happen to you! Even if you’ve been collecting a long time, this episode is for you – but especially if you’ve just gotten back into the hobby or are starting for the 1st time. I then talk briefly about the Class Action Lawsuit against PSA/PWCC and more. Baseball season is coming soon. I give an update on my store and Amazon sales in 2020. 

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against PSA, PWCC and Probstein

Eric Savoy has had enough!

Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA), PWCC Marketplace (PWCC) and Rick Probstein (Probstein123) have all been named in a class action lawsuit regarding the grading and sale of trimmed sports cards.

> Read Full Class Action Doc

The lawsuit contends that PSA knowingly grades altered and trimmed cards.

PSA CEO Joe Orlando

In regards to PWCC, the lawsuit says the company knowingly sold altered cards, promoted shill bidding and created fraudulent "eye appeal" designations. 

Brent Huigens

Probstein has been accused of knowingly selling altered cards.

Rick Probstein

The lawsuit is seeking:

  • A declaration that Defendants' practices violate the various laws under which
    claims are brought.
  • An injunction requiring Defendants to cease violating the law
  • An award of actual, statutory, and punitive damages and penalties
  • An award of attorneys' fees and costs, as allowed by law

Stay tuned for more updates!

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WANTED 

Card Trimmers

CARD TRIMMER

Gary Moser
a.k.a "Scissor Hands"
Melville, NY
Case Details

CARD TRIMMER

Robert Block
a.k.a "Fat Kid On The"
Boca Raton, Florida
Case Details

CARD TRIMMER

Will Jaimet
a.k.a "One Touch"
Tigard, Oregon
Case Details

CARD TRIMMER

Superior Sports Investments
a.k.a "SSI"
a.k.a "Bill Sliheet"
a.k.a "Nate Nichols"
​Dallas, TX
Case Details

SHILL BIDDER/FRAUDSTER

Brent Huigens
a.k.a "Brent Mastro"
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Case Details

CARD TRIMMER

Eric Bitz
a.k.a "BuyNiceCards"
a.k.a "BuyTrimmedCards"
Canonsburg, PA
Case Details

CARD TRIMMER

Brian Ehricke Deer
a.k.a "Easy Money"
San Francisco, CA
Case Details

SHADY GRADER

Joe Clemons
a.k.a "Meet Joe Black Label"
Dallas, TX
Case Details

CARD TRIMMER

Steven Tormollan
a.k.a "InstaTrimmer"
Catonsville, Maryland
Case Details

MORE NAMES COMING SOON!

Longtime Dealer Craig Roehrig Accused of Card Trimming

A Wisconsin area sports card dealer is under fire after being accused of fraudulently trimming, altering and repairing cards. 

Craig Roehrig

Craig Roehrig of Verona, Wisconsin was called out on Blowout Forum, and according to a respected user, his alteration methods include: trimming, crease removal, coloring, stain removal/minimization and corner repair most likely from pressing.

This 1952 Bowman Frank Gifford was originally purchased as a PSA 6 by Roehrig for $319.99. It was trimmed and stains on the back were removed. 

Upon revaluation from PSA it received a 9 and was sold by Memory Lane Auctions for $4,704.00 on April 06, 2019.

According to the PSA website, Roehrig was the third person ever to receive a PSA 10 on a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle.

A Blowout Forum user noted that Roehrig is friends with Rick Changie. Changie was identified on the Anonymous PSA “Insider” Trimmer List published by Sports Card Radio.

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WANTED 

Card Trimmers

CARD TRIMMER

Gary Moser
a.k.a "Scissor Hands"
Melville, NY
Case Details

CARD TRIMMER

Robert Block
a.k.a "Fat Kid On The"
Boca Raton, Florida
Case Details

CARD TRIMMER

Will Jaimet
a.k.a "One Touch"
Tigard, Oregon
Case Details

CARD TRIMMER

Superior Sports Investments
a.k.a "SSI"
a.k.a "Bill Sliheet"
a.k.a "Nate Nichols"
​Dallas, TX
Case Details

SHILL BIDDER/FRAUDSTER

Brent Huigens
a.k.a "Brent Mastro"
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Case Details

CARD TRIMMER

Eric Bitz
a.k.a "BuyNiceCards"
a.k.a "BuyTrimmedCards"
Canonsburg, PA
Case Details

CARD TRIMMER

Brian Ehricke Deer
a.k.a "Easy Money"
San Francisco, CA
Case Details

SHADY GRADER

Joe Clemons
a.k.a "Meet Joe Black Label"
Dallas, TX
Case Details

CARD TRIMMER

Steven Tormollan
a.k.a "InstaTrimmer"
Catonsville, Maryland
Case Details

MORE NAMES COMING SOON!

2020 Topps Series 1 Million Card Rip Party Flops

Topps tried to begin the baseball card season with a bang. Instead it was a snooze fest.

They held the world's largest baseball card group break...... at a football stadium?

Collectors were fed up with the boring nature of the event.

One huge complaint from viewers were that breakers moved too fast while opening cards. Highlights from a Blowout Thread are below.

"As fast as some of these guys manhandle through these cards, they are bound to miss some of this years parallels." - Back on the Cards

"Wow, just as I feared, the dude running the break I joined is FLYING through, manhandling every card, only slowing down to sleeve the worthless patch "hits." - Ugli Baby

"LOL they had a hot mic at the beginning, heard them talking crap about Sports Card Radio." - Lucky Card 22

"Yikes, watching the Topps feed is rough! You would think they would have someone roaming the room and asking about any good cards that were pulled. Hopefully the breakers are providing some commentary. These mini commercials really don’t add much." - TarjetasBéisbol

"Watched about 15 minutes of 3 breakers. Terrible at best. Mowing thru cards like an anteater at a ant mound." - SB Macho Man

"Brutal how fast they are breaking boxes. I think it's a pretty poor marketing strategy showing breakers just fly through every box to hit a million cards." - Cypher

"From what I've seen, this was a disaster. Poor video feeds. Breakers not even showing any cards except relics, autos, etc. Not watching for SPs. Passing over foils of rookies. They clearly don't know much about S1." - Davis

"I was watching a pretty well known breaker on Instagram during the event earlier in the day. After seeing the person struggle with the name of a pretty well known Hall of Famer that he just pulled, I was done." - Hallco


One group breaker, Kyle Rino of Moster Breaks, sold some boxes via an illegal online raffle. Yikes!


Some breakers also advertised and sold breaks without shipping base cards.

Series 1 is such a base heavy product it's a bad look for Topps to allow this.  

Maybe Topps can do better next time.