Talking with reporters before the annual ESPY awards Wednesday night, Cowboys’ quarterback Dak Prescott addressed, for the first time, “signed” Panini Prizm cards that appeared to actually be from an autopen–and those missing cards alluded to in Panini’s statement last weekend.
His response was not exactly forthcoming but according to Cowboys beat writer Jon Machota’s tweets from the red carpet, Prescott seemed to deny the signatures were made by a machine.
Dak Prescott on fake autographs: pic.twitter.com/IZwhGLGrl4
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) July 12, 2017
Hopefully he’ll give a longer answer at some point.
In the meantime, Panini is sending letters to those who received the non-genuine autographs along with an apology and a promise they’ll receive real ones with a Dak hologram.
The “Be Like Mike” advertising campaign was unmistakable for Gatorade back in the 90s. Now, one of the executives who helped put it together is unloading some of his Michael Jordan memorabilia.
More than four dozen items, including some of MJ’s game-worn shoes, jerseys and shorts, are on the auction block through Steiner Sports courtesy of Bill Schmidt.
He talked about Jordan and his decision to part with some–not all–of the memorabilia in his collection in this story.
Three long-time collectors have teamed up to bring a sports card show to Elmwood Park, IL. Gido Fiore, Joe Marchi and George Vargas are behind the new show, to be held from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Elmwood Park Parks & Recreation Center. They’ve got a couple of well-known Chicago sports figures lined up to sign autographs.
You can read more in a suburban edition of the Chicago Tribune.
Baseball’s first integrated All-Star Game took place 68 years ago Wednesday. The program from that day at Ebbets Field is desirable and fairly rare. There’s one is up for auction now. Click here to see the seller’s listing.