Card of the Day: Charlie Ebersol 2019 Topps Alliance of American Football Auto

Card of the Day: Dwayne Haskins 2015 Upper Deck USA Football Auto

Card of the Day: John Madden 1994 Roger Staubach’s NFL Football Chalkboard Legends #68

2018 Leaf Valiant Football Box Break

I bought myself an early Christmas present.  Its been awhile since I’ve opened a football product, so I decided to try a box of 2018 Leaf Valiant Football.  I’ve had a lot of luck this year between Topps and Leaf products.  This box came from Atlanta Sports Cards.  In addition to this box, I qualified for (3) 2018 Leaf Holiday Bonus Packs.  More to come on those later.

No major pulls here, but some nice looking stuff.  Every box comes with (4) autographs.  One is graded by BGS a 9.5 or higher.  Too bad Saquon Barkley signed an exclusive deal with Panini.  I would’ve really liked to see him have cards in here.  Even though Leaf’s football products are unlicensed, you can’t really tell that when you have a player from Penn State.  The Penn State uniforms have little to no logos on them to begin with.

Lots of other good guys can be pulled like Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold, and Nick Chubb.

Here is what I pulled:

Autos

  • Ronald Jones II #’ed/60
  • Minkah Fitzpatrick Navy #’ed/25
  • Cam Serigne Big Targets Orange #’ed/35
  • Braxton Berrios Take It To The House Orange #’ed/35 BGS Gem Mint 9.5

Fake ’18 Panini Illusions Football Autographs Start To Surface

Earlier this week I blogged about those elusive missing autographs that have been coming out of 2018 Panini Illusions Football.  I warned you that people would take advantage of that misprinted COA, and start signing them in an attempt to pass them off as the real deal.  Well, that didn’t take too long.  A seller on eBay that goes by “tolpul0” from Twin Falls, ID took a misprinted Sam Darnold card, signed it themselves, and is now selling it as an authentic autograph.  What a total crock!  Its sold too.  Last I saw it had one bid for $20 with a few days to go.  Not only is the autograph a terrible counterfeit, but its on-card.  Authentic pack-pulled examples are all signed on stickers.  PLEASE BE CAREFUL!

It would be nice if those who pulled a misprinted error could exchange the card for something.  The least Panini could do is give an official statement on the matter and/or give us an estimated print run of the errors.

WARNING: Missing Autographs In ’18 Panini Illusions Football

Last night while browsing through the card topics of the day on Twitter, I came across something interesting.

Apparently some of the cards coming out of 2018 Panini Illusions Football contain Panini’s autograph certification message on the back, but lack the actual autograph itself.  Contacting Panini wondering how you can get your autograph hasn’t brought the happiest of news either.  According to those who have talked to Panini on this, you won’t be eligible for an autograph.  These cards were never intended to be autographed, but somehow received Panini’s COA printed on the back.  Its an error.  Some of the players this has happened to include Baker Mayfield, Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger, and Randy Moss.  Just doing a quick search on eBay shows even more.  From what I’ve seen, this error applies to the Living LegendsIllusionists, and Mystique inserts.

Please be aware of what you’re buying.  It wouldn’t take much for a scammer to forge a signature on the front, and attempt to pass it off as the real thing.  That COA easily opens the door for people to do this.

You have to admit that its pretty ironic that something like this happened with a product called Illusions.