Tips & Tricks: Spotting a fake 2009 Topps Football Rookie Premiere Auto

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Tips & Tricks: Spotting a fake 2009 Topps Football Rookie Premiere Auto
Tips & Tricks: Spotting a fake 2009 Topps Football Rookie Premiere Auto

Fake autographs run rampant in the hobby for years and eBay seems to be overran with sellers trying to move them to uneducated and unaware buyers. no longer is it safe to assume that just because an autograph appears on a manufacturers printed card, that the autograph is 100% legitimate. There has been rumors of card being back-doored, handed out to friends and family, and even potentially stolen prior to being forged and trying to be sold to the secondary market. This article is aimed at attempting to educate you in how to find authentic and pack inserted, certified, autographs from 2009 Topps Football Rookie Premiere.

Take a look at these two cards and see if you can notice some glaring differences between the two:

The first thing that jumps out at me is obvious forged autograph of the version on the left. However, some forgers have made a real art into duplicating an athletes signature, so that may not always be a tell-tale identifier in the case of the Donal Brown above.

The best identifier I have found is attempting to locate the “Topps Certified Autograph Issue” label on the card, directly above the autograph. As you can see, the pack issued cards have it printed directly on the card, while the forged version is missing the the label. Now, this does not mean the cards can’t have authentic autographs on the cards. Here is an example of a Michael Crabtree that the card may have been back-doored, then actually signed by Crabtree, however, the card is missing the “Topps Certified Autograph Issue” label.

Let’s take a look at some more:

Here are some eBay auctions of some fake Rookie Premiere Autos:

Here are some eBay auctions of some authentic Rookie Premiere Autos:

2011 Topps Football Veteran Short Print (SP) Variation List

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In the 2011 Topps Football release, Topps has inserted some alternative photos for some of the veteran cards in the set. The short print variations (SP) are seen on the right in each of the photos below.

We have also compiled a list of the 2011 Topps Rookie Short Print Variations.

#1 Aaron Rodgers

#10 Larry Fitzgerald

#60 Chris Johnson

#85 Troy Polamalu

#100 Drew Brees

#250 Andre Johnson

#260 Roddy White

#270 Philip Rivers

#280 Antonio Gates

#300 Peyton Manning

#330 Arian Foster

#400 Tom Brady

#410 Adrian Peterson

#440 Michael Vick

We will be updating this list as more SP Veteran Variations are found, so be sure to save this link and check back for more updates.

2011 Topps Football Rookie Short Print (SP) Variation List

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2011 Topps Football Rookie Short Print (SP) Variation List
2011 Topps Football Rookie Short Print (SP) Variation List

In the 2011 Topps Football release, Topps has inserted some alternative photos for some of the rookie cards in the set. The short print variations (SP) are seen on the right in each of the photos below.

We have also compiled a list of the 2011 Topps Veteran Short Print Variations.

#6 Kyle Rudolph

#11 Leonard Hankerson

#19 Titus Young

#70 Andy Dalton

#126 DeMarco Murray

#149 Randall Cobb

#160 Blaine Gabbert

#200 Cam Newton

#235 Jerrel Jernigan

#238 Christian Ponder

#242 Joe Baldwin

#274 Torrey Smith

#321 Greg Little

#350 Julio Jones

#366 Daniel Thomas

#382 Jamie Harper

#395 Ryan Williams

#402 Shane Vareen

#413 Colin Kaepernick

#424 Mikel LeShoure

#426 Mark Ingram

#427 Von Miller

#430 Jake Locker

#438 Ryan Mallett

We will be updating this list as more SP Rookie Variations are found, so be sure to save this link and check back for more updates.

Joe McKnight 2010 Exquisite Auto Variations

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Joe McKnight 2010 Exquisite Auto Variations
Joe McKnight 2010 Exquisite Auto Variations

After scouring eBay for a few days after the release of 2010 Exquisite Football I began to notice a few things with Joe McKnight’s Rookie Patch Autos. Each of them had a slight variation in the signature. See below:

Joe McKight 2010 Exquisite #4 Variation

#25 Variation
No Number Variation

It looks as if he signed some of them with his USC #4, his Jet’s #25, and some with no number at all. I sent a tweet to @UpperDeckSports asking if they had any idea on the print run variations, however they responded with:

We are not reporting the totals on each variation he signed, rather letting the market determine the scarcity levels.

Based off eBay sales alone, the #4 variation has the perceived scarcity over the two variations.

I haven’t noticed any other variations yet in any other 2010 Exquisite Football cards.

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2010 National Treasures Sam Bradford NFL Logo Shield Surfaces on eBay

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2010 National Treasures Sam Bradford NFL Logo Shield Surfaces on eBay
2010 National Treasures Sam Bradford NFL Logo Shield Surfaces on eBay

The 2010 National Treasures Sam Bradford NFL Logo Shield has surfaced on eBay. One of, if not, the largest chase cards from the 2010 National Treasures release, this card features an on-card autograph of Bradford along with a Authentic NFL Logo Shield and is machine stamped 1 of 1.

The card has been reportedly sold for $5,000.

Top 25 eBay Sales: 2010 National Treasures Football

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  1. 2010 National Treasures Patch Auto Sam Bradford #25/25 – $1,298.78
  2. 2010 National Treasures Sam Bradford RC Patch Auto 5/99 – $1,200.00
  3. 2010 NATIONAL TREASURES AUTO PATCH SAM BRADFORD RC /99 – $999.99
  4. 2010 NATIONAL TREASURES SAM BRADFORD RC PATCH AUTO /99 – $999.95
  5. 2010 National Treasures Sam Bradford Auto Patch 17/99 – $799.00
  6. 2010 National Treasures Tim Tebow Gold Patch Auto #9/25 – $735.00
  7. 2010 National Treasures TIM TEBOW Auto Patch RPA /99 RC – $679.00
  8. Tim Tebow 2010 National Treasures Patch Auto /99! – $655.00
  9. 2010 National Treasures Tim Tebow Auto Large Patch /99 – $600.00
  10. 2010 National Treasures TIM TEBOW AUTO PATCH RC /99! $$ – $599.99
  11. 2010 Panini National Treasures Tebow Autograph Patch/99 – $550.00
  12. 2010 National Treasures TOM BRADY 3 clr AUTO PATCH 1/1 – $483.00
  13. 2010 National Treasures RYAN MATHEWS RC PATCH AUTO /25 – $472.50
  14. DEZ BRYANT 2010 NATIONAL TREASURES ROOKIE PATCH AUTO – $461.90
  15. NDAMUKONG SUH 2010 National Treasures Patch Auto 14/25 – $438.00
  16. 2010 NATIONAL TREASURES COLT McCOY GOLD RC PATCH AUTO – $400.00
  17. 2010 National Treasures Ryan Mathews Auto Patch 22/25 – $400.00
  18. Ndamukong Suh 2010 National Treasures GOLD PATCH AUTO – $400.00
  19. DAN MARINO 2010 National Treasures AUTO PATCH #9/10 – $390.00
  20. 2010 National Treasures DEZ Bryant RPA 14/25 PATCH AUTO – $385.00
  21. 2010 NATIONAL TREASURES AUTO PATCH DEZ BRYANT 09/25 – $655.00
  22. 2010 National Treasures Eric Berry Auto/Patch /5 – $350.00
  23. 2010 National Treasures Ndamukong Suh Patch Auto /25! – $340.23
  24. DEZ BRYANT 2010 National Treasures Rookie Patch Auto/99 – $338.56
  25. 2010 national treasures JERRY RICE AUTO PATCH #8/10 – $315.00

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Panini Announces 2010 Playoff Contenders Football Short Print List

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Today, Panini released the print runs for the short printed 2010 Playoff Contenders Rookie Ticket Autographs. There had been much speculation swirling around the Internet in regards to who everyone thought would be a SP or an SSP in the set. With this years addition of the Retail blasters and a guaranteed autograph per box, some of the numbers got a little skewed from peoples original thoughts.

Below is the published production runs for some of the Rookie Tickets autos:

# Player Name Team Name QTY
103 Anthony Dixon San Francisco 49ers 360
106 Blair White Indianapolis Colts 75
107 Brandon Banks Washington Redskins 500
108 Brandon Graham Philadelphia Eagles 306
109 Brandon Spikes New England Patriots 500
113 Carlton Mitchell Cleveland Browns 496
115 Chris Ivory New Orleans Saints 500
116 Chris McGaha Jacksonville Jaguars 441
119 Dan LeFevour Cincinnati Bengals 455
121 Danario Alexander St. Louis Rams 300
123 David Nelson Buffalo Bills 500
126 Dennis Pitta Baltimore Ravens 500
129 Dezmon Briscoe Tampa Bay Buccaneers 495
130 Dominique Curry St. Louis Rams 190
137 Ed Wang Buffalo Bills 500
147 Jeremy Horne Kansas City Chiefs 500
148 Jeremy Williams Philadelphia Eagles 194
151 Jimmy Graham New Orleans Saints 358
156 Joique Bell Philadelphia Eagles 161
157 Kareem Jackson Houston Texans 500
158 Keiland Williams Washington Redskins 500
161 Koa Misi Miami Dolphins 190
162 Kyle Williams San Francisco 49ers 436
164 Lamarr Houston Oakland Raiders 500
165 LeGarrette Blount Tampa Bay Buccaneers 287
166 Lonyae Miller Dallas Cowboys 412
168 Marlon Moore Miami Dolphins 500
169 Max Hall Arizona Cardinals 401
170 Max Komar Arizona Cardinals 500
179 Preston Parker Tampa Bay Buccaneers 190
183 Russell Okung Seattle Seahawks 174
184 Rusty Smith Tennessee Titans 190
188 Chris Gronkowski Dallas Cowboys 500
189 Seyi Ajirotutu San Diego Chargers 384
192 T.J. Ward Cleveland Browns 500
194 Thaddeus Lewis St. Louis Rams 190
197 Trent Williams Washington Redskins 500
198 Tyson Alualu Jacksonville Jaguars 190
200 Zac Robinson Detroit Lions 340
201 Andre Roberts Arizona Cardinals 498
201 Andre Roberts Arizona Cardinals 498
203 Arrelious Benn Tampa Bay Buccaneers 285
203 Arrelious Benn Tampa Bay Buccaneers 285
205 Brandon LaFell Carolina Panthers 312
205 Brandon LaFell Carolina Panthers 312
206 C.J. Spiller Buffalo Bills 372
206 C.J. Spiller Buffalo Bills 372
207 Colt McCoy Cleveland Browns 394
207 Colt McCoy Cleveland Browns 394
208 Damian Williams Tennessee Titans 412
208 Damian Williams Tennessee Titans 412
211 Dez Bryant Dallas Cowboys 360
211 Dez Bryant Dallas Cowboys 360
213 Eric Berry Kansas City Chiefs 97
213 Eric Berry Kansas City Chiefs 97
214 Eric Decker Denver Broncos 492
214 Eric Decker Denver Broncos 492
215 Gerald McCoy Tampa Bay Buccaneers 82
215 Gerald McCoy Tampa Bay Buccaneers 82
218 Jermaine Gresham Cincinnati Bengals 500
218 Jermaine Gresham Cincinnati Bengals 500
219 Jimmy Clausen Carolina Panthers 403
219 Jimmy Clausen Carolina Panthers 403
220 Joe McKnight New York Jets 392
220 Joe McKnight New York Jets 392
221 Jonathan Dwyer Pittsburgh Steelers 439
221 Jonathan Dwyer Pittsburgh Steelers 439
222 Jordan Shipley Cincinnati Bengals 499
222 Jordan Shipley Cincinnati Bengals 499
226 Mike Williams Tampa Bay Buccaneers 391
226 Mike Williams Tampa Bay Buccaneers 391
228 Ndamukong Suh Detroit Lions 326
228 Ndamukong Suh Detroit Lions 326
229 Rob Gronkowski New England Patriots 499
229 Rob Gronkowski New England Patriots 499
230 Rolando McClain Oakland Raiders 378
230 Rolando McClain Oakland Raiders 378
231 Ryan Mathews San Diego Chargers 300
231 Ryan Mathews San Diego Chargers 300
232 Sam Bradford St. Louis Rams 377
232 Sam Bradford St. Louis Rams 377
234 Tim Tebow Denver Broncos 400
234 Tim Tebow Denver Broncos 400
235 Toby Gerhart Minnesota Vikings 495
235 Toby Gerhart Minnesota Vikings 495

Panini Announces 2010 Playoff Contenders Rookie Ticket Auto Variations

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Panini Announces 2010 Playoff Contenders Rookie Ticket Auto Variations
Panini Announces 2010 Playoff Contenders Rookie Ticket Auto Variations

Late last week, we gave you a sneak peek at Panini’s 2010 Playoff Contenders Rookie Ticket Autograph set. Today, we are bringing you some interesting news and an interesting twist on these Rookie Ticket Autos. It appears as if there are two versions of some of the on-card Rookie Ticket Autos. It has yet to be confirmed which version may be a short-print (SP).

The product officially hits the shelves today, so we should be able to get an idea if one version is more of an SP than the others as more of the cards hit eBay.

Check back for updates to this developing story.

Panini Shows Off 2010 Playoff Contenders Rookie Tickets Autos

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Panini Shows Off 2010 Playoff Contenders Rookie Tickets Autos
Panini Shows Off 2010 Playoff Contenders Rookie Tickets Autos

Panini recently released images of the 33 on-card autos that will be available in their upcoming 2010 Playoff Contenders release. The cards, which pay subtle homage to the 1998 release of Contenders Football, feature large crisp images of each player along the left side of the card and continue with the ticket theme along the right side with stadium and team information. The card also features a bold, on-card autograph on the bottom of the card.

Contenders Football is always a fan favorite, and the 2010 set looks to be as great as any.

Patriots RB Danny Woodhead’s first NFL trading card

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Patriots RB Danny Woodhead’s first NFL trading card
Patriots RB Danny Woodhead’s first NFL trading card

It’s the type of story typically written just in Hollywood. An undrafted, undersized, unrecognizable, and very unnoticed athlete shoots into superstardom. The New England Patriots Danny Woodhead, who rewrote the NCAA records book out of Chadron State (Nebraska), was one of the best kept secrets during the NFL preseason, until the Jets had to cut him to make room on the roster. The only thing he has done since signing with the Patriots: Produce.

He was rookie last year, but did not have any NFL licensed sports card, until now. Woodhead is not completely without a card, he has an autographed version from Sage that is slowly becoming worth its weight in gold. Panini has announced that Woodhead will be in their upcoming 2010 Contenders release, slated for release on February 6, 2011.