Card of the Day: Jason Taylor 1997 Scoreboard #54

Flashback Product of the Week: 1997 ScoreBoard All Sport PPF Plus

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You can’t talk about the 90’s without bringing up the now defunct sports card manufacturer ScoreBoard.  I think many of us remember waking up early on a Saturday morning, turning on the Shop At Home channel and seeing Don West and Kenny pitching some kind of sports related product.

Like a lot of products made at the time, All Sport PPF Plus was extremely overproduced.  Each (36) pack box guarantees (2) vintage cards, plus you can look for redemption cards that are for autographed memorabilia.  I wouldn’t trust the authenticity of any of the memorabilia that came from ScoreBoard.  Their COAs are way too easy to fake, plus when someone is throwing around that amount of “high-end” memorabilia it really makes you wonder.

ScoreBoard is one of the worst card companies of all time.  It wouldn’t surprise me if most of their memorabilia is fake.  Their cards are barely worth a thing in today’s market.  That’s why watching their infomercials are so much fun.  Enjoy!!!

Flashback Product of the Week: 1997 Scoreboard Playbook

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Scoreboard is one of those companies that popped-up in the 90’s and could have been the poster child for overproduction.  If you turned the T.V. on at 1:00 a.m. you probably would see Don West selling a box of this stuff while the President of Scoreboard was on the phone.  ’97 Scoreboard Playoff contains 26 packs per box with 5 cards per pack.  This product has a ton of inserts such as MAGnified, Standout Numbers and Red Zone Stats.  The chance of pulling an autograph was pretty slim, about 1:1,690 packs.  Scoreboard eventually went under and their cards barley sell on the secondary market.  Many people question a lot of their autographed cards, but thats a story for another time.  You still see the former President of Scoreboard on HSN selling overpriced cards from time to time.

Ken from Scoreboard is back

Last year I found a video on YouTube that featured Ken from the now dead sports card company Scoreboard, selling cards on HSN.  Just like back in the mid 90’s he was trying to pass off cards that he said were rookies when they really aren’t.  Everytime he is on HSN all the cards that they are selling are graded by WCG, who basically give any card in the world a Gem Mint 10 grade.  Searching YouTube today, I found another video of Ken, back on HSN last month selling more junk to new collectors.  All of those cards could be purchased on eBay, probably for less than $10.00 (that includes shipping).

Those Aren’t Rookies – What The @#%!#

People need to do their research when buying cards, especially when you see them on HSN or QVC.  As you can see in the video below they try to pass off some cards as the true rookie card when they clearly aren’t.  Most of the cards in that video are inserts and are not true rookies.  The grading companies that are featured aren’t even that good.  WCG has been known for grading cards when they are fake and/or trimmed.  They will also give a Gem Mint 10 grade to anything that walks in the door.  Its true that some of these players cards sell into the hundreds but certainly not the ones they are selling.  The guy featured in the video use to be with a company called Scoreboard which doesn’t exist anymore.  Many of Scoreboard’s products had questionable authenticity as well.  He was always the guy in the background on the phone on those Shop at Home shows featuring Don West.  If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.