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Show #224 FBI Knocking + COMC Wishlist + NBA + Progress

Today on the Sports Card Show Podcast, we discuss the latest in the card trimming scandal - including the Washington Post confirming the FBI is investigating.

PWCC has finally lawyered up and it’s gotten REAL quiet around the hobby. Brian Gray, Brent, even Gary Moser were talking - now it’s crickets.

Finest, Pro Debut, S2, Stadium Club go live with a quickness. I’m interested in seeing if the prices hold over the NSCC or if discounting sends prices lower in the coming weeks.

NBA Draft & Free Agents really shook up the NBA. I’m really excited about the NBA season, and I think it will be a fun season to follow NBA trading cards as well.

I have a COMC wishlist! I go through about 5 things I hope the site adds soon.

The NSCC is coming, and hopefully despite the FBI investigations, people on the show floor have a good time.

Finally we discuss the 4th P in making 2019 your best year ever! You need a plan, process - and have patients. But what separates real winners from losers is PROGRESS. However progress can come in many forms - including failure, so embrace progress no matter what happens.

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Mohawk Sports Cards Owner Justin Stafford Card Trimming Scam

Support your local card shop! Oh wait, unless it's Mowhawk Sports Cards.

Store owner Justin Stafford has been called out on the Blowout Forum for selling trimmed cards. 

Mowhawk Sports Cards is located in Chesapeake, VA.

Justin Stafford

Stafford is scheduled to have a dealer table at The National Sports Collectors Convention, July 31-August 4, 2019 in Rosemont, IL, at table 619.

In the Blowout Forum thread, evidence of six different trimmed cards was provided by forum user 3124508 on COMC

Trimmed Stephen Curry

It's alleged Stafford sells cards though eBay consignment sellers PWCC and Probstein123 in addition to his physical store and at card shows. 

Sports Card Radio reached out to Mowhak Sports Cards through a phone number found on the company Instagram page but did not get a response.

 701 N Battlefield Blvd, Chesapeake, VA 23320

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Gary Moser
a.k.a "Scissor Hands"
Melville, NY
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CARD TRIMMER

Robert Block
a.k.a "Fat Kid On The"
Boca Raton, Florida
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CARD TRIMMER

Will Jaimet
a.k.a "One Touch"
Tigard, Oregon
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CARD TRIMMER

Superior Sports Investments
a.k.a "SSI"
a.k.a "Bill Sliheet"
a.k.a "Nate Nichols"
​Dallas, TX
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SHILL BIDDER/FRAUDSTER

Brent Huigens
a.k.a "Brent Mastro"
Lake Oswego, Oregon
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CARD TRIMMER

Eric Bitz
a.k.a "BuyNiceCards"
a.k.a "BuyTrimmedCards"
Canonsburg, PA
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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
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MORE NAMES COMING SOON!

Rod Iman – RBI Sports Inc Card Trimming SCAM

Buyer beware as another veteran sports card dealer has been exposed for selling trimmed cards. 

A post on the Blowout Forum accuses RBI Sports Inc owner Rod Iman of buying & selling cards that have been trimmed. 

Evidence of card altering was provided by the same forum user, 3124508 on COMC, who has been at the forefront of exposing many other card trimmers.

Rod Iman

Iman is not new to hobby scams and controversy. 

The Autograph Live blog has written about fake autographs Iman has sold numerous times, including this post about a bogus Mickey Mantle. 

Sports Card Radio reached out to Iman through multiple channels for comment but he did not respond.

One of Iman's favorite sets to trim appears to be 2017 Topps Archives Bazooka.

Evidence shows Iman purchased several 2017 Topps Archives Bazooka cards on eBay and then later was selling a trimmed version of the same exact card.  Cards trimmed include those of Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, Francisco Lindor, Alex Bregman, Sandy Koufax and more.  

Sold: December 2017

Iman sells under the eBay name rbisportsinc.

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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!

Brandon Taing – Metro Sports Cards Trimming Scam

Another card trimmer has been exposed on the Blowout Forum, this time it's Metro Sports owner Brandon Taing.

Forum user 3124508 on COMC provided evidence of several cards believed to be trimmed and showed PSA submission data that can link the cards back to Taing. 

The same technique has been used to expose card trimmers like Gary Moser.

Taing admitted the cards identified in the thread were his but denied he did the trimming. He wrote in one post defending himself, "If this does go to court I’m prepared and I hope 3125408 is also."

Brandon Taing

Taing gave an explanation how he ends up with trimmed cards, "Some cards recycle back to me and that’s the truth while buying collection. I’m not going to remember every serial numbered cards. If a card looks good I’m going to submit for grading."

Evidence shows some of the identified cards were purchased, before any trimming, by Taing himself on eBay. Taing admits to submitting these cards to PSA.

If Taing didn't trim the cards, who did?

Trimmed Card

Facebook friends of Taing include accused sports card trimmers Kevin Burge and Will Jaimet

When news broke of the scandal, Taing was attending a birthday party. "I ask the Blowout community to wait before making judgement on me." 

Read the thread and see what you think!

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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!