Tony Gwynn Did NOT Sign His 2014 Leaf Q Cards

Leaf Trading Cards introduced a new product in 2014 called Leaf Q.

Leaf Q was a high-end, multi-sport product that cost almost $1,000/box. Each box contained (11) or (12) cards. Almost all of the cards in the box were autographed.

One of the athletes that Leaf had planned to include within this set was Tony Gwynn. Unfortunately, Tony Gwynn passed away from cancer before Leaf was able to get him to sign his cards for this product.

Leaf made the decision not to include his unsigned cards within the product. Instead they sold them on eBay shortly after his death.

Where his signature was planned to be Leaf stamped the years “1960-2014”.

These sold like hotcakes. You rarely see them resurface.

My only problem is that the words “Authentic Signature” are printed on the front. And Leaf’s autograph COA is written on the back. It wouldn’t take much for some scummy scammer to forge Tony Gwynn’s signature on one of these cards, and attempt to pass it off as the real thing. Anyone that isn’t familiar with the history of these cards could easily become a victim.

As mentioned before these cards have rarely resurfaced over the years. I’ve never seen any cards containing fake signatures, but it certainly wouldn’t take much to make it happen.

Card of the Day: Lu Lu Roman 1992 Tenny Cards Super Country Music

5 Historic Thanksgiving Day Trading Cards

Happy Thanksgiving! Time to fill your bellies with food while surrounded by friends and family. The Thanksgiving holiday is no stranger to trading cards. Tons of cards are dedicated to turkey day.

Here are my five favorite Thanksgiving-themed cards for 2022. Hope you have a nice holiday.

1983 Topps The A-Team “You Turkey!” #7

2009 Upper Deck A Piece of History Historical Moments Thanksgiving Becomes Holiday #188

2017 Topps Garbage Pail Kids Wacky Packages Thanksgiving Gary Gravy #5a

1987 Topps ALF – Stickers – Don’t Be Repulsed… It’s A Turkey! #14

2013 Topps Mars Attacks Invasion – The Last Thanksgiving #69

5 Historic Halloween Trading Cards

Happy Halloween!

Its time for costumes, candy, and scary movies.

Here are my top five scary/funny Halloween trading cards for 2022.

All Panini Redemption Cards – Pulling one of these would sure scare the hell out of me.

1989 Topps Batman – “Is It Halloween?” #81

1996 Comic Images Elvira Mistress of the Dark #63

Michael Myers 1998 Bowman Chrome Interstate Refractor #201

1994 Collect-A-Card Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Series 2 Retail Power Foil Frankenstein #86

NSA Cards Are Still Garbage!

Just because a company has gone out of business doesn’t mean their garbage can’t continue to pollute the hobby. This is the perfect way to describe NSA (National Sportscard Authenticators).

From baseball to Bruce Lee NSA made “relic” cards for anyone. None of the material found in these frankencards were ever in the presence of the person or people featured on the cards. At best the material came from items purchased at the local Walmart and/or sporting goods store.

Their generic COA on the back doesn’t offer much confidence either. Especially the part that reads “NSA Grading excepts no responsibility and expressly disclaims all liabilities which may arise from the use or resale of these pieces.” They’re basically saying its not our fault if you go to resell this card and the material is found out to be fraudulent.

Between 2008 and 2010 I jumped on NSA’s case many times before they finally closed up. When NSA was alive and kicking they would actually post positive comments about their products here on Sports Card Info. They would then take those self-made comments and post them on their website as fake testimonials.

I continue to see people get fooled by these things. On a regular basis I receive e-mails from people telling me they have this “rare NSA card”, and want to know what the value is. The answer will always be zero.

5 Historic Bald Eagle Trading Cards

Happy Birthday America! The USA is the best country in the history of the world.

Hot dogs, hamburgers, and fireworks. America is #1!

To celebrate, here are 5 historic trading cards featuring our national bird the bald eagle.

1933 R78 Jungle Chewing Gum – Bald Eagle #37

2016 Topps Garbage Pail Kids American As Apple Pie – U.S. Arnie #5a

1956 Gum, Inc. Adventure – As American As The Hot Dog #29

1992 Panini Wildlife in Danger – Bald Eagle #76

2021 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions Feathered Creatures – Bald Eagle #FC-100

5 Historic Easter Trading Cards

Happy Easter Every Bunny!

Spring has arrived. Hopefully a majority of the cold weather is coming to an end.

Its time to gather with friends and family. Eat a good meal. Hunt for some candy/money-filled eggs.

In between all of that be sure to check out my top five historic Easter trading cards for 2022.

1910 E45 American Caramel – Two Rabbits/Egg Basket – Easter Series

2021 Topps Garbage Pail Kids – Food Fight – Peeping Paige #44a

1995 Dart 100 Years of Hershey’s – Chrome – Easter 1952 #C2

2019 Topps Allen & Ginter X – Egg #213

1995-96 Boston Market Florida Panthers – Hearth Honey Ham

I Lost $3,500,000 On Fake Pokémon Cards

Bad day for Meelypops and BBCE. BBCE will no longer be authenticating Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh cases.

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5 Historic Thanksgiving Day Trading Cards

Happy Thanksgiving! Time to fill your bellies with food while surrounded by friends and family.

The Thanksgiving holiday is no stranger to trading cards. Tons of cards are dedicated to turkey day.

Here are my five favorite Thanksgiving-themed cards for 2021. Hope you have a nice holiday.

1890 N80 W. Duke Sons & Co. Thanksgiving Day – U.S. Holidays

Beavis and Butt-Head 1994 Fleer Ultra – Spanking The Turkey #6919

Richard Sherman 2015 Topps Chrome SP Photo Variation SuperFractor #’ed 1/1

1992 Tabb Investments/Prestige Derrick “DJ” Johnson Turkey Bowling Prototype #’ed/35,000

1954 Topps Scoop Pilgrims Land At Plymouth #104