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Vladimir Guerrero Jr. SHOCKING Panini America Signing Session!

The golden boy of prospect geeks has some explaining to do! 

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is seen throwing cards roughly into a large cardboard box during a Panini America signing session. 

Watch for yourself!

Panini fanboys claim the young boy in the room says those are for the "messed up" ones.... or whatever. They'll still end up on eBay someday. lols 

Check out how many cards he did "sign"....

Topps Website HACKED… Again

Oops they did it again! The Topps website was hacked on November 19, 2018. 

This isn't the first time Topps has been hacked. The company has owned up to a previous attack to their site on July 30, 2016.

Topps became aware of the newest hack on December 26, 2018.

Orders placed on their website from November 19, 2018 - January 9, 2019 may have resulted in hackers getting your name, address, telephone number, email, and credit/debit card information. 

Read more about the hack:
Topps issues OAG Statement

Brashear v. Panini America Inc Redemption Card Lawsuit

Kevin Brashear has had enough. He popped Panini America with a civil lawsuit in January over failure to produce redemption cards in a timely manner. 

It is a beautiful thing to see: Panini America Inc, a lawsuit has been filed against you. 

Here is the full complaint against Panini - (UPDATED: Amended Complaint from 4/8/2019)

Brashear filed a putative class action against Panini, noting that hundreds of potential collectors are impacted by redemption cards.  

In court documents Brashear says he stopped collecting because he realized he would never receive the redemption (cards) at dispute.’

Panini's Better Business Bureau rating of 'F' is provided, along with Brashear alleging it's 'nearly impossible to contact Panini through any means, including telephone, emails, posts, etc.' 

A 2012 civil lawsuit against Upper Deck is citied where a Michigan man took Upper Deck to court over redemption cards that were not fulfilled and won a $1,329 judgment.

Here is the summons Panini got slapped with.

Stay tuned for case updates!

Update: Panini America's: Motion to dismiss - 3/9/2019

Update: Response to Panini's Motion to Dismiss - 3/23/2019

Update: Denied Motion to Dismiss - 4/9/2019

2016 Bowman Chrome Juan Soto Superfractor ALTERED

Someone took a baby wipe to the 2016 Bowman Chrome Juan Soto 1/1 Superfractor Autograph and PSA graded it a 10.

The card was originally evaluated by BGS, and received a 9 with a 9 autograph score. 

If you look closely, you can see the underline below "Juan" trails off the card in the BGS version. In the more recent PSA 10 photograph, the line has been wiped clean. 

eBay seller Small Traditions mentions the alteration in the auction description. The seller purchased the card in the PSA 10 holder.  

You can follow discussion of the card on Blowout Cards Forum

Card Prices at the National Sports Collectors Convention

The 2018 National Sports Collectors Convention will be the 7th year in a row Sports Card Radio has attended.

Here is a look back at some cards we’ve seen over the years and what they might be worth in 2018.

2012 Baltimore Cards

1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan RC BGS 9.5

2012 NSCC Price: $4,700

BGS 9.5 Jordan Rookie Cards tend to sell in the $6,000-$7,000 range on eBay as of July 2018.

2008-09 Upper Deck Exquisite Derrick Rose RC

2012 NSCC Price: $2,900

Rose won NBA MVP during the 2010-11 season. Since then, his game has fallen off a cliff largely due to injuries.

A BGS 9 version of this card sold for $804 in April 2018.

1954 Topps Hank Aaron RC PSA 6

2012 NSCC Price: $1,140

In 2018, several PSA 6’s have sold online in the $3,000-$4000 range, making this a great buy in 2012 even with no haggling.

1969 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 6
Name in Yellow

2012 NSCC Price: $190

If you look around, you can find these for under $190 in 2018.

2011 Bowman Chrome Bryce Harper Autograph

2012 NSCC Price: $480

These tend to sell in the $500-$900 range as Harper has lived up to the 2012 hype.

2013 Chicago

Andrew Luck – Robert Griffin III – Ryan Tannehill Autograph

2013 NSCC Price: $1,600

A triple autograph of this same group sold for $99 in 2018. Most people around the National don’t like to talk about their losers.

2011 Topps Finest Mike Trout RC Orange REF

2013 NSCC Price: $500

Yikes. These sell in the $2,700-$3,000+ range now.

2012 Panini National Treasures Robert Griffin III RC

2013 NSCC Price: $3,500

A PSA 10 sold for $69 in 2018. Weeeeeeeeeee.

2014 Cleveland

2012 Panini Golden Age Baseball Hobby Box

2014 NSCC Price: $29
2018 Price: $29.95

Some wax goes up in value, some goes down, some stays the same.

1959 Topps Bob Gibson PSA 9

2014 NSCC Price: $10,000

Thanks to the PSA Card Price Guide, you can see this exact same card sold for $13,200 about 3 1/2 years after I saw it in Cleveland.

2000 Playoff Contenders Tom Brady Autograph RC

2014 NSCC Price:
PSA 10 = $7,500
BGS 9.5 = $5,400

Current PSA 10 price: $80,000-$100,000.

A BGS 9 reportedly sold for $250,000 in February 2018.

Gulp. I need to sit down. Since I saw these cards in 2014, Tom Brady is 2-1 in Super Bowls and his legend has only grown.

2005-06 Upper Deck The Cup Alexander Ovechkin RC /99

2014 NSCC Price: $7,000

Despite the 2018 Stanley Cup win and Ovechkin’s legendary tour after, this card is probably still worth around $7,000-$15,000.

Kurt Cobain “Autographed” Business Card

2014 NSCC Price: $5,999
Current Price: ?????

Even autographs that have been certified by JSA or PSA of Nirvana songwriter Kurt Cobain may not be real. There are examples of “certified” Cobain autographs that are thought to be forgeries.

Cobain was only famous for a brief time in his life, during which he remained largely out of the limelight. MTV played Smells Like Teen Spirit over and over to drive album sales, while Cobain dealt with drug addiction and the weight of his new found fame before committing suicide in 1994.

Authentic autographs of Cobain are hard to come by, hard to prove, and are getting more expensive by the year. If authentic, $6,000 for this signed business card would be a steal in the long run.

2014 Bowman Chrome Johnny Manziel Prism Refractor BGS 10

2014 NSCC Price: $10,000

The hype around the 2014 National was that LeBron James was returning to Cleveland and Johnny Manziel was a rookie QB for the Browns. How things change.

Hopefully this dealer sold this Manziel card. Today it’s mostly likely worth less than $100.

2013 Topps Chrome Yasiel Puig RC

2014 NSCC Price: $995

PSA 10 versions sell for $150-$255. A lot of people wasted money on Puig cards in 2013-2014 but nobody really likes to talk about it.

1993 Upper Deck Sp Derek Jeter RC PSA 10

2014 NSCC Price: $35,000

ESPN wrote a story on May 25, 2018 how a PSA 10 Jeter Sp RC sold for $99,100.

2015 Chicago

2014 Topps Chrome Football Hobby Box

2015 NSCC Price: $39

I’d seen these as low as $25 at some dealer tables around this time, boxes in 2018 now sell for about $90.

2009-10 Panini National Treasures Stephen Curry RC

2015 NSCC Price: $6,200

Curry continues to be a beloved player, one of these could cost you over $20,000+ today.

1955 Topps Roberto Clemente PSA 7

2015 NSCC Price: $12,000

These can fluctuate in value a little bit, but you should be able to snag one for about $6,000.

2009 Bowman Chrome Mike Trout Gold Autograph

2015 NSCC Price: $14,000

The 2015 price is pre Vegas (he recently moved to Mexico) Dave. Expect to pay at least $40,000 for one today.

2016 Atlantic City

1952 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 5

2016 NSCC Price: $80,000

In August 2017, according to the PSA Card Price Guide, this same card sold for $65,499.95 on eBay.

2016 NSCC Price: $650

McJesus Young Guns in BGS 10 condition can sell for over $1,000+ in 2018.

2017 Chicago

1958 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 6

2017 NSCC Price: $775

If you look around, you should be able to find one for about $600 in 2018.

2016 Panini Prizm Dak Prescott ‘Autopen’

2017 NSCC Price: $750

This is one of the infamous Dak Prescott Autopen Cards. Not sure what it’s worth today, it might be priceless.

Check out videos from the 2012-2017 NSCC on YouTube

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