Panini Responds to Prizm Dak Prescott Autograph Issue


2016 Prizm Pink Autograph Dak Prescott B

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

Panini has issued a statement regarding the questionable 2016 Prizm Dak Prescott autograph redemptions. In it, Panini also drew out their plan of action as far as replacing the cards and announced an extension of an exclusive autograph deal.

Since being notified by Beckett Grading late last week, Panini has tried to recall as many of the cards in question as possible. Some were en route to collectors but were returned before reaching their destination. According to Panini, a total of 167 cards still made it into collectors’ hands.

Panini has asked those that have the original cards, which are believed to have been signed with an autopen, contact the company.

Dak Prescott Autopen

Those owed 2016 Prizm Dak Prescott autographs will get new cards that will come with a special Dak Prescott hologram. This will set them apart from the recalled cards.

Coinciding with all of this, Panini and Prescott signed a long-term exclusive autograph deal, an extension of their existing agreement.

The full statement can be seen on Panini’s site.

Comments? Questions? Contact Ryan Cracknell on Twitter @tradercracks.


Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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  1. Mark 8 July, 2017 at 00:57

    So everyone is just to forgive and forget? Tell us truly what happend and I will. Oh and by the way tell the truth or can we expect that from a multi million dollar athlete?

  2. Bill 8 July, 2017 at 14:44

    It’s going to be difficult to ever trust Panini again. Thanks to Beckett for bringing the issue to collectors’ attention.

  3. Joseph 8 July, 2017 at 18:28

    I’ve never liked Panini, but is this really their fault? Aren’t the stickers sent to the players to be autographed and then sent back to Panini to be put on cards?

    Seems like Dak is more at fault here than they are. …unless they are on card autos, that is.

  4. Charlie DiPietro 9 July, 2017 at 08:24

    It is unfortunate that someone returned signed Panini Prizm cards to Panini that were not actually signed by Dak Prescott. I don’t need to know the person responsible for this error in judgement. I don’t want anyone to loose their job or be sued. I believe in giving people a chance to correct their errors and regain my trust. At the same time, when one enters a contract with another individual or company, we expect the other to deliver what they promised.

    From reading reports on this situation, there are a number of collectors who feel that Panini America should have cut all ties with Dak Prescott. I do not share that opinion. From TV interviews with Dak Prescott and knowing all the good work he continues to do for the community and charities, I believe Dak Prescott is a good man. There is no doubt, Dak Prescott is a gifted athlete and the leader of the team that many football fans favor. Many football fans wanted Dak Prescott’s autographed cards/memorabilia before this situation and I believe that demand for Dak Prescott’s authentic autographs has not diminished.

    Prescott and Panini America agreed to a long-term extension on his exclusive autographed trading card agreement to commit to delivering quality and authentic products to collectors. That is what I want and so do many other collectors like me want.

  5. Paul Fumarola 9 July, 2017 at 09:28

    The FOOTBALL card market died when Topps lost its License to Panini in 2015. The decline in football loyalty and value will continue to parish over the years. I would not trust PANINI ~

  6. Gary 9 July, 2017 at 15:03

    Why doesn’t Panini be transparent, and actually say what happened. Why seemingly make it as though they are covering something up and why were they so quick to absolve Dak and sign him to a extension to provide autopens….I mean autographs.

    It was even funnier when they won card company of the year.

  7. Ted 10 July, 2017 at 11:30

    Charlie, I have to disagree.. You as a card store owner very well know that honesty and authenticity is everything! This response from Panini just sweeps the problem under the rug just like all of their other issues. How do we know it hasn’t happened before and that is not going to happen again? What safeguards are they going to put in place to make sure it doesn’t happen again?

  8. Dave 13 July, 2017 at 15:56

    All I can say is, “COME ON MAN”. Sad thing is, this isn’t the first time i’ve said this & for some strange reason i don’t think it’ll b the last…

  9. Sean 13 July, 2017 at 17:28

    It’s not just Prescot cards. Panini also has country singer’s auto cards outbrhat are auto pen

    • Ryan Cracknell 14 July, 2017 at 10:30

      They didn’t say whether they wanted them sent in blindly or to arrange something in advance. Perhaps best bet if to call them or reach out on Twitter to @PaniniCSM.

  10. Mike dockham 15 July, 2017 at 00:31

    Let’s hope they have the real autos in hand because if it’s anything like their redemption program nobody will ever see the cards.

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