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Serramonte Center Sports Card Show – Daly City

 The Serramonte Center hosts a sports card show several times a year, with area dealers set up throughout the mall. 

January 29-30, 2022
Saturday: 10am-9pm
Sunday: 11am-7pm

Serramonte Center
3 Serramonte Center
Daly City, CA

Free Admission
Free Parking

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Sports Cards & Collectibles Show – Sacramento

 One of the longest running sports card shows in California takes place at the Wyndham Hotel in North Sacramento.

Saturday - March 12, 2022
9am-4pm

Wyndham Sacramento
5321 Date Ave
Sacramento, CA

More Information:
Steve 916-704-3865
Chris 916-223-8388
sacramentosportscardshows@gmail.com

January 2022

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BBCE & MeelyPops Rocked By Logan Paul Pokemon Scandal

 Two prominent names in the sports card world are involved in a huge Pokemon controversy.

UPDATE: THE CASE IS FAKE

Jameel Mohammed, who owns The Meelypops Shop in Gainesville, FL, helped purchase what he thought was a case of 1st Edition Pokemon cards back in April 2021.

Gary Vee (Left) with Meelypops

The story is documented in a two-part series that Meelypops released.

Pokemon's Most Historic Sale Pt 1
Pokemon's Most Historic Sale Pt 2

The same day Meelypops took possession of the Pokemon case, he brought it over to Baseball Card Exchange (BBCE), to get it authenticated and "wrapped."  

BBCE is the only company to provide this type of service, and the owner Steve Hart, is also the unopened pack authenticator for Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA). 

Update: BBCE Facebook Post

BBCE Steve Hart

Despite a solid reputation in the sports card world, this was the first ever Pokemon case to be authenticated by BBCE

One day after getting the case wrapped by BBCE, Meelypops sold it to Matt Allen (Instagram/Shyne150) for what Allen says was $2.7 million.

8 months after buying the case for $2.7m, Allen flips the case to celebrity Logan Paul for $3.5m.

Once Paul started flexing the purchase on social media, Pokemon experts started digging deeper into the origin of the case. 

Rattle Pokemon

Pokemon expert Rattle Pokemon started putting out YouTube videos that the Logan Paul case was fake. Turns out there is a known case in existence and there are key differences. 

  • The actual cardboard box is different
  • The "Stop" tape is different
  • The bar code is different
  • The stamps on the box are different
  • The label is different

Making things more sketchy, the story on how the case came about has changed multiple times. 

Many believe Meelypops purchased the case from a known Pokemon scammer out of Canada. 

If the case is indeed fake, Paul could turn to his friend Allen for a refund. Allen could then turn to Meelypops for a refund. Things could get messy. 

BBCE does not offer insurance or buyer protection if one of their authenticated products is found to be fake. BBCE isn't obligated to refund, Paul or Meelypops. 

Paul said on January 4, 2022 he was going to take the case to Chicago and have BBCE check the authenticity. 

On January 13, 2022 - Paul released a video showing the case was fake and the boxes has GI Joe packs in them. 

On January 13, 2022 - BBCE posted on Facebook about the fake case. 

A sports card insider that goes by the name Cardporn says that Meelypops has already lawyered up and refused to refund his portion of the case, $515,000, to Allen. 

L.A. Proper Sports Card Show – Los Angeles

 Not in a suburb, Los Angeles is getting it's very own card show. Hard for people to believe, but real estate is expensive, and sports card shows are sometimes rare in the heart of California big cities. 

Saturday, February 19, 2022
10am-4pm

Location:
755 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA

40+ Premier Vendors

Dedicated TCG room with Pokémon, Magic The Gathering, Marvel, MetaZoo.

$5 Admission, Kids under 12 are Free!

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HGA Greatest Grading Fails

 A red hot sports card market in 2021 saw many new companies spring up and attempt to woo collector interest. 

Sports card grading company Hybrid Grading Approach (HGA) is one of them, and it's been a bumpy ride so far.

Here are the greatest mistakes so far in HGA history.

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Fake Tom Brady Autograph

HGA authenticated a 2008 Topps Finest printing plate that had a fake Tom Brady sticker autograph applied to it. 

They Use Glue Stick

Instead of using an Ultrasonic Welder to seal your grading case, eBay user GymRatCards identified that HGA uses glue.


Do you really want your precious cards exposed to such a substance?

Fake Wayne Gretzky Rookie

Ryan Nolan, author of the book Spotting Fakes, identified two fake rookie cards graded by HGA. 

Fake Mario Lemieux Rookie

The second of two fakes spotted by Breakout Cards.

HGA Will Slab Anything

Just send HGA a card, real or fake, and they will put it in a "PC" slab they offer. 


Super confusing and dumb to say the least. 

Fake Patrick Mahomes Autograph

HGA graded a card with a fake Patrick Mahomes sticker autograph on it. 

Fake Desert Shield Stamps

At least five 1991 Topps Desert Shield fake stamps were identified by 3124508 on COMC.

Used Copyrighted Artwork

HGA used copyrighted artwork on this Tua Tagovailoa label.

Cringe "AI" Video

HGA released a video to tout their supposed use of Artificial Intelligence to graded cards.


By and large the video is mostly cringe worthy. 

Shady HGA Math

On many labels, the math that HGA uses to calculate the final grade has been less than stellar. 


The Tua Tagovailoa below has all sub-grades of 9.0 but the card oddly received a final grade of 9.5.

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