When you think you’ve scored a great deal on a sports card, the last thing you’d expect is for the seller to pull the plug on you. Yet that’s exactly what appears to have happened with eBay seller PC Sports Cards, raising eyebrows and trust issues in the sports card community.
Here’s the backstory: A 2019 Panini Prizm Luka Doncic Green Shimmer /25 PSA 10 card was listed for auction on eBay. Keen-eyed collectors would have noticed that the listing title was missing a “C” in Luka’s last name. Mistakes happen, sure, but this small typo led to significant consequences.
The Winning Bid
The auction for the Luka Doncic card ended with a winning bid of $291. Normally, you’d think that’s the end of the story, but this was only the beginning. For context, previous sales of this particular card ranged from $775 to an astounding $2,247. By any measure, the buyer had scored a sweet deal—or so it seemed.
Shortly after the auction ended, the buyer received a disconcerting message from PC Sports Cards. According to the attached image, the seller chose to cancel the deal. Their reason? Incorrect details or title in the listing. That’s right—the missing “C” was now a “cause” for the transaction to be nullified.
Such incidents are more than just minor hiccups; they erode trust in the online trading and collecting community. Every cancellation sets a precedent, calling into question whether the same could happen to any of us at any time. When sellers can seemingly cancel a transaction on a whim, especially when it concerns high-value items, buyers are left questioning the fairness of the marketplace.
At the moment, it remains to be seen whether PC Sports Cards will face any penalties or repercussions for their actions. Likewise, it’s unclear whether the card will be relisted with the correct spelling, or if the seller has other plans.
In any case, this incident serves as a cautionary tale, reminding buyers and sellers alike to ensure that their listings are accurate, fair, and free from even the smallest errors that could derail a transaction.
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor this developing story.