Cowboys QB Dak Prescott Accused of Using Machine To Sign Memorabilia
Dak Prescott seems to be in some hot water.
A memorabilia company is not happy with the Dallas Cowboys QB as they are accusing him of using a machine to sign his autograph on trading cards instead of signing them himself, as first reported by ESPN’s Darren Rovell.
Beckett Grading Services, which evaluates and values trading cards, has refused to verify the Dallas Cowboys quarterback’s signature in a recent card set.
Steve Grad, principal authenticator at Beckett, said his company looked at five autographed cards from collectors who received Prescott autograph redemptions from Panini’s 2016 Prizm set.
“They had a very machine-like feel,” Grad said. “You could see the starts and stops.”
Grad knew something was wrong when he looked at the signatures and noticed how it lacked natural flow that’s associated with organic signatures.
Grad believes Prescott used an autopen to sign the cards, which Rovell says “politicians have used to sign documents in bulk since the late 1950s.”
“I immediately knew they were autopen,” Grad said. “I’ve never heard of a modern athlete doing this.”
Here are four of the Dak Prescott signed cards that Beckett refused to authenticate, believing they were signed by machine pic.twitter.com/ECVwdo8ODW
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) July 5, 2017