Solved Cases


FAKE THREATS

Mark Sapir
a.k.a "Hands Shaking"
​Ex-Topps Employee
Case Details

SOLVED 2013

Topps employee Mark Sapir sent a message to Sports Card Radio that read: “If I ever see you say anything negative about this company (Topps), especially on Twitter, I’ll cut you off for good.”

A few months later this guy came up to Ryan with his hands shaking at the Industry Summit looking to become buds. Ryan brushed him off. Several weeks later Sapir left Topps.

Was he fired or did he quit? You can decide. 


FAKE CEO

Mike Smeth
Georgia
Ex-Cardboard Connection CEO
Case Details

SOLVED 2016

On November 8, 2014, then Cardboard Connection owner Mike Smeth wrote Colin and Ryan:

"LOL I can't wait to see you at the next trading card event. I will even lend you some gas money!" 

Two years later, Sports Card Radio broke the EXCLUSIVE news that Smeth pled guilty to Aggravated Assault and Terroristic Threats. Smeth was sentenced to 5 years and 12 months, which will be served via probation.

During divorce proceedings, a court found Smeth was stealing money from Cardboard Connection, causing the website to miss payroll. A judge stripped Smeth of his ownership.

It's believed Smeth is currently in drug rehab. 


FAKE MANAGER

Kevin Moodhe
a.k.a "Bad Moodhe"
Ex-Topps Employee

SOLVED 2019

At the 2018 National Sports Collectors Convention, Ryan was taking pictures of 5x7 cards at the Topps booth when he was approached by employee Kevin Moodhe. 

Ryan had never met Moodhe before and attempted to greet Moodhe with a handshake that was denied.

Moodhe told Ryan to delete the pictures on his phone of the 5x7 cards, and instructed him to go into his trash file and delete them as well.

Ryan did not know how to delete pictures from his trash file and Moodhe had to instruct him. Coming off 6 months living in Las Vegas, Moodhe got a glimpse of the Vegas life as Ryan had to flip through all his images to get to the 5x7 Topps cards. 

Less than 12 months later Moodhe no longer works at Topps. Was he fired or did he quit? You can decide.

If this scrub resurfaces in the sports card world, we'll come looking for this bum again.


FAKE CEO

Kevin Isaacson
Dallas, Texas
Beckett Industry Summit

SOLVED 2019

Sports Card Radio helped drive record attendance to the Industry Summit for consecutive years. The event even drew a lucrative "media sponsorship" from Smeth (see above). 

Isaacson though didn't like some of the "tweets" from the event and told Sports Card Radio to stop coming.

In recent years, attendance has plummeted. Topps and Upper Deck put on their own conference. Panini has stopped giving away lucrative "Black Boxes." And oh yeah, Kevin's name wasn't on the email promoting the 2019 event. 


THREATS

Jon Rondolone
a.k.a "Broke Rondo"
a.k.a "MiniVan Flex"
Philadelphia, PA
Case Details

SOLVED 2019

After Ryan flashed his Tesla on Facebook, Jon Ronolone lost his mind and showed a picture of a tricked up mini-van. In the rust belt that might be cool, but out on the west coast that's a waste of gas money. 

"Broke Rondo" sent numerous messages via Facebook that he'll meet the twins at the "Natty" and do something, but he appears to be all bark and no bite. After being put on the homepage of Sports Card Radio, things quickly got quiet. 


THREATS

Nathan Wicihowski
Appleton, WI
Case Details

SOLVED 2019

This breaker fanboy tried to come on and defend a buddy that ended up on the homepage of Sports Card Radio. He quickly got caught up in the action when he started talking about lawsuits and slit wrists.

This little puppy went silent after seeing his name and face on the homepage. 


FAKE ASSOCIATE

Vonte Sezan

Vonte Sezan
Albenze Law, PLC
a.k.a "Lunch Pic"
Lorain, OH
Case Details

SOLVED 2019

Another hater popped up on Facebook & hung around for a little while even after being put on the homepage of Sports Card Radio. 

Sezan claimed to work for an Ohio law firm. When Sports Card Radio inquired with the firm, turns out they had never heard of the guy.

Just another lying scrub.


FAKE FORUM

Chris Gilmore
a.k.a "My Forum Sucks"
Buford, GA
Case Details

SOLVED 2019

A mostly harmless website owner who seems to say the wrong things at the wrong time.

He popped up around the time of the Smeth scandal (see above), wanting Sports Card Radio to post the information on his forum. When rebuffed by one of the twins (Ryan), Gilmore sent a message to the other twin (Colin) wondering what the deal was. 

Gilmore later apologized to Ryan at The National for the encounter. 

10 months later, Gilmore returned again to nitpick a headline on one of Sports Card Radio's articles.

Just shut up already!

Any more words out of this guy and it's right back onto the homepage.


BEING BROKE

Jeremy Chavis
a.k.a "Fondler"
Mom's Basement

SOLVED 2019

Poor guy has some Troy Glaus slabs and a couple Shawn Merriman jersey cards that he keeps as "investments." 

Every time there is a scandal in the hobby, Chavis runs to defend the accused scammer or card company. 

Despite trying to keep a low profile, a user sent this picture of Chavis which he denies is him. 

Is it him? Who knows. Who cares....


SHADY BREAKER

Stefan Otto
a.k.a "5 Finger Discount"
Canada
Case Details

SOLVED 2019

Anyone heard of this clown since he was caught stealing cards on camera during a group break? Didn't think so. Case closed.


BEING BROKE

Jayson Kendrick
a.k.a "Bernie Bro"
​Mexico

This Bernie Sanders supporter came and ran his mouth on Sports Card Radio's Facebook page one night. Turns out that wasn't a safe space for him. 

All it takes is one comment and your name and face can be on the front page of Sports Card Radio. 

Looks like snowflakes melt when heat is applied. 


BEING BROKE

Brad Absher
a.k.a "Midwest Huckster"
Bowling Green, KY
Case Details

Just another card collector who gets worked up about the twins showing a Rolex (or two) on Facebook.

Poor guy still hasn't fixed the battery on daddy's timex he inherited. It was the only thing daddy left poor Bradley. Hopefully he can get it fixed one day.


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