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ALERT: Fake – Trimmed – Altered – Graded Cards by PSA or BGS

Fitting that the very first card PSA ever graded was trimmed and they didn't catch it. 

Here are just some of the fake, trimmed or altered cards that exist in real PSA or BGS holders.

Except for the Vegas Dave card that PSA claims is a fake holder, all of these mistakes could have been caught during the grading process.

Most scammers, trimmers and cheats submit cards to eBay consignors PWCC Marketplace or Probstein123 to sell. 

Heroes of Sport had a unique method of selling some of his trimmed cards. Put them into a re-pack product and get idiot group breakers to sell to unknowing collectors. 

Assume any valuable card you are looking to buy is fake and prove to yourself it's real before deciding to purchase. 

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Updated 06-19-2019, 10:38 AM

533
Documented Trimmed Slabs

Amount Spent on FAKE or TRIMMED Slabs:

$1,388,235.30
464
Trimmed Slabs Sold

T-206 Sweet Corporal
Honus Wagner
Evidence: CNBC

Disgraced shill bidder Bill Mastro trimmed the holy grail of baseball cards. Mastro ended up serving 20 months in prison for shilling. Arizona Diamondbacks owner, Ken Kendrick currently owns the card.


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1952 Topps
Mickey Mantle
Evidence: Blowout Forum
Seller: PWCC
Statement by PWCC: Blowout Forum

Apparently it's fine to mess with your vintage cards and slab them?  

Removal of dirt, glue, pencil marks, wax are all ok. Sometimes chemical substances are added to the cards to remove imperfections and improve appearance. 

Sold For: $20,199 - 8/13/2018 - Evidence
Sold For: $15,488 - 4/11/2018 - Evidence
Sold For: $14,800 - 11/22/2016 - Evidence


1957 Topps
Bill Russell
Evidence: Blowout Forum
Seller: PWCC
Trimmer: Gary Moser

Sold For: $28,988.88 - 1/21/2019

The original owner of this card is not happy.


1986-87 Fleer
Michael Jordan RC
Evidence: Sports Card Radio
Seller: Vegas Dave

Notorious high stakes gambler David Oancea, who is better known as Vegas Dave, buys and sells a fake PSA 10 Michael Jordan rookie card.


1993 Upper Deck Sp
Derek Jeter - RC
​Number Trimmed: 2
Evidence: Blowout Forum

Sold For: $99,000 - 5/16/2018
Sold For: $73,000 - 9/17/2018


1997-98 Fleer Metal Universe
Michael Jordan - PMG Red
Serial Numbered 18/100
Evidence: Goldin Auctions

You'd think on a super expensive card they'd at least take a ruler to it.


1997-98 Skybox Premium
Various - Star Rubies
Evidence: Beckett


1998 Bowman's Best
Peyton Manning - Autograph
Evidence: ​Emailer

Peyton Manning didn't sign these cards like this. You can see examples here.

For me the proof was how far the 'M' in Manning trails down. On all his other cards you can't find any even close to these.

Most likely what happened was the autograph faded, which is common, and someone reapplied or tried to trace over the original one. 


2000 Playoff Momentum 
Tom Brady
Serial Numbered 193/750
Evidence: Blowout Forum

Sold For: $2,738 - 10/25/2018


2003-04 Upper Deck Exquisite
LeBron James
Serial Numbered #/99
Versions Impacted: 40/99, 53/99, 61/99, 64/99, 67/99,74/99, 75/99, 87/99
Evidence: Blowout Forum


2003-04 Sp Authentic
Lebron James - Autograph RC
Serial Numbered 429/500
Evidence: Blowout Forum

Sold For: $11,600 - 6/15/2017


2004 Upper Deck Sp Game Used
Tom Brady - Auto Jersey
Serial Numbered 6/25
Evidence: Blowout Forum
Seller: PWCC

Sold For: $1,403.32 - 12/11/2018

Here is a doozy, this card has a fake patch and has been trimmed.


2005-06 Upper Deck The Cup
Sidney Crosby - Autograph
Serial Numbered: 15/99
Evidence: Blowout Forum
Seller: Probstein123

Originally sold as a single color jersey card. Someone later added the patch and submitted to BGS.


2008 Stadium Club
Clayton Kershaw Press Proof Blue
Number of Trimmed Cards: 1
Sold Through: Heroes of Sport/Cardsmiths Breaks
Evidence: Sports Card Radio

Here is a unique way to get rid of your trimmed cards. Put them in a re-pack product and get DUMB group breakers to sell the thing. Yikes!


2009 Leaf Oval Office
Martin Van Buren Autograph (Fake)

Leaf Trading Cards, at the time known as Razor, put a fake autograph of Martin Van Buren, authenticated by BGS in their Oval Office product.

An autopen Richard Nixon card also made it into the product but was not slabbed.


2009 Bowman Chrome Draft
Mike Trout - X-Fractor
Sold Through: Probstein123
Evidence: Blowout Cards

Sold For: $25,100 - 1/23/2019


2009 Donruss Elite Baseball
Mike Trout Extra Edition Autograph
Number of Trimmed Cards: 9
Sold Through: PWCC
Evidence: Blowout Forum

NINE of these cards have been known to be trimmed!

Sold For: $2,550 - 1/20/2019
Sold For: $1,980.88 - 5/16/2018
Sold For: $1,650 - 4/30/2018
Sold For: $1,476 - 4/20/2017
Sold For: $1,325 - 4/18/2018
Sold For: $1,026.77 - 4/18/2018
Sold For: $920 - 9/17/2015
Sold For: $760 - 4/18/2018
Sold For: $543 - 9/18/2016


2009-10 Bowman
Stephen Curry - Blue
Serial Numbers: 393/1948, 525/1948, 790/1948, 1080/1948, 1102/1948, 1603/1948
Evidence: Blowout Forum
Sold Through: PWCC

At least SIX of these cards have been trimmed and slabbed.

Sold For: $600 - 2/20/2017
Sold For: $596 - 11/15/2016
Sold For: $449.44 - 3/21/2017
Sold For: $357.78 - 3/29/2017
Sold For: $338.33 - 9/21/2017
Sold For: $315 - 2/28/2018


2009-10 Panini Absolute
Stephen Curry - Autograph
Serial Numbers: 22/499, 329/499, 391/499
Evidence: Blowout Forum
Sold Through: PWCC

At least THREE of these cards have been trimmed and graded.

Sold For: $1,850 - 4/24/2017
Sold For: $516 - 10/22/2017
Sold For: $234 - 9/20/2015


2009-10 Panini Court Kings
Stephen Curry - Autograph
Serial Numbers: 97/649, 171/649, 172/649, 221/649, 245/649, 416/649, 432/649, 537/649
Sold Through: PWCC
Evidence: Blowout Forum

At least EIGHT versions of this card have been trimmed & slabbed.

Sold For: $1,635.10 - 4/24/2016
Sold For: $632 - 6/22/​2016
Sold For: $510 - 10/23/2016
Sold For: $500 - 4/24/2017
Sold For: $456 - 10/22/2017
Sold For: $455 - 12/16/2015
Sold For: $373.30- 12/21/2017
Sold For: $355 - 10/15/2015


2009-10 Panini Crown Royale
Stephen Curry - Autograph
Serial Numbers: 11/399, 87/399, 45/399, 181/399, 233/399, 286/399, 312/399, 387/399
Sold Through: PWCC
Evidence: Blowout Forum

At least EIGHT versions of this card have been trimmed & slabbed.

Sold For: $3,550 - 10/23/2016
Sold For: $2,275 - 11/15/2016
Sold For: $1,217 - 12/17/2017
Sold For: $1,138 - 2/20/2017
Sold For: $1,060 - 10/22/2017
Sold For: $1,059 - 12/13/2016
Sold For: $1,059 - 12/17/2017
Sold For: $1,025 - 9/21/2017


2009-10 Panini Crown Royale
James Harden - Autograph
Serial Numbers: 48/599, 208/599, 261/599, 376/599, 468/599, 534/599
Sold Through: PWCC
Evidence: Blowout Forum

At least SIX versions of this card have been trimmed & slabbed.

Sold For: $549 - 11/21/2017
Sold For: $479.44 - 9/21/2017
Sold For: $380 - 11/15/201​8
Sold For: $301 - 5/25/2017
Sold For: $135.50 - 5/16/2017


2009-10 Panini Next Day Issue
Stephen Curry - Autograph
Sold Through: PWCC
Evidence: Blowout Forum

Sold For: $4,650 - 11/3/2016


2009-10 Panini Prestige
Stephen Curry - Draft Class Autograph
Sold Through: PWCC
Evidence: Blowout Forum

At least Four versions of this card have been trimmed & slabbed.

Sold For: $1,601.99 - 11/15/201​6
Sold For: $1,025 - 5/16/2017
Sold For: $811.01 - 5/29/2016
Sold For: $528.88 - 9/21/2016


2009-10 Panini Studio
Stephen Curry - Skylines Autograph
Serial Numbers: 12/99, 71/99, 78/99, 79/99
Sold Through: PWCC 
Evidence: Blowout Forum

At least FOUR of these cards have been trimmed and slabbed.

Sold For: $1,225 - 5/16/2017
Sold For: $1,000 - 3/21/2017
Sold For: $899 - 6/15/2017
Sold For: $542 - 8/2/2016


2009-10 Press Pass
Stephen Curry - Autograph
Serial Numbers: ​155/499, 489/499
Sold Through: PWCC 
Evidence: Blowout Forum

At least TWO of these cards have been trimmed and graded.

Sold For: $1,286 - 11/15/2016
Sold For: $1,200.88- 11/15/2016


2009-10 Topps Chrome
Stephen Curry - Refractor
Serial Numbered: 270/500
Evidence: Blowout Forum
Seller: PWCC

 Sold For: $7,300 -10/22/2017


2009-10 Upper Deck Sp Game Used
Triple Autograph
Serial Numbered: 14/25
Evidence: Blowout Forum
Scammer: Heroes of Sport

Sold For: $1,843 - 12/10/2018


Judy Johnson Perez Steele Card - (2010)

PSA says these Judy Johnson cards were signed by him. Problem is, Johnson died before the set was released.


PSA “Expert” Blows it on Pawn Stars
(2011) – Las Vegas Sun

PSA authenticator John Reznikoff claims the autograph on a screenplay for “The Godfather” is of actor Al Pacino. Turns out it was really Al Ruddy, the producer of the 1972 movie. All of this was captured on the TV show Pawn Stars.


2012 Topps Heritage Baseball 
Bryce Harper Real One Autographs
Number of Trimmed Cards: At least 4
Sold Through: PWCC & Probstein123
Evidence: Blowout Forum

At least 4 of these have been trimmed and slabbed. 

Sold For: $6,400 - 5/29/2018
Sold For: $6,388.88 - 5/14/2017
Sold For: $5,105 - 8/30/2018
Sold For: $4,617.89 - 11/21/2017


2016 Bowman Chrome
Juan Soto - Superfractor
Serial Numbered 1/1
Evidence: Sports Card Radio 

The signature used to run off the edge of the card.


2017 Topps
Aaron Judge - Vintage Stock
Serial Numbered 58/99
Sold Through: PWCC
Evidence: Blowout Forum

Do NOT ever trim the card of someone born in the radius of STOCKTON, CA. Look how big he is!!


Known Card Trimmers

Bill Mastro
Bill Sliheet - Superior Sports Investments
Brian Deer - isellurcards (formerly Bristol Collectibles)
Eric Bitz - eBay Buynicecards
Gary Moser - eBay whitman111
Kevin Burge - longtime modern card dealer
Nate Nichols - affiliated with the Dallas area BGS trimmers
Robert Block - Seven Figure Card Trimmer
Samir Sliheet - Superior Sports Investments
Steven Tormollan - eBay etheljean2014
Will 'One Touch' Jaimet - Heroes of Sport 

Feel free to send me any other cards you know in existence to: sportscardshow@gmail.com

Most

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!

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