There were witnesses. There were agents. There were a LOT of football cards… and enough markers to keep the fresh ink flowing.
Hoping to put an embarrassing situation behind them, Dak Prescott, two of his representatives and officials from Panini America sat down late last week to complete what appears to have been a marathon autograph session.
The end result should make collectors who were owed his autographed cards from last season’s products pretty happy.
The session came days after Panini announced a new autograph deal with Prescott following the revelation that some of the 2016 Panini Prizm autographs Prescott had returned contained signatures that appeared to have been applied with an autopen.
According to Panini, the trading card maker spent “several hours” with Prescott’s team—and even his dad—to sign a massive number of cards due collectors from last season’s issues and others that will be placed in the upcoming 2017 Pantheon product.
According to a redemption list posted by Panini, which is also based in Dallas, over 3,000 signed Prescott cards will soon be on their way to collectors including 2016 National Treasures, 2016 Select, 2016 Donruss Optic, 2016 Origins, 2016 Rookies and Stars, 2016 Limited and 2016 Unparalleled.
Panini is in the process of remaking the 2016 Prizm cards that were allegedly signed by something other than Prescott’s own hand, causing a furor in the collecting community and attracting the attention of media outlets coast-to-coast.
Once production is completed, Prescott will sign those cards, which will be affixed with a special hologram and shipped to collectors who received the non-genuine signatures. Panini has been contacting those collectors with the exchange offer.