At Dave & Adam’s we rarely comment on happenings in and around the industry but the circumstances surrounding the 2016 Panini Prizm Dak Prescott autopen situation has become mainstream news so we wanted to make our thoughts known.
Dak Prescott had a contract to personally sign these cards, but either he or his representatives chose to use an autopen machine instead. In by doing so it is our opinion that they defrauded Panini.
We also understand that Panini, and the other manufacturers, are not perfect. However we feel in this particular instance they are not at fault from the President down to the least tenured customer service worker. Nobody at Panini could have ever, EVER thought it was possible that an athlete would use an autopen machine in this day and age.
Thankfully, not many of the affected cards have made their way to the secondary market. A limited number of Pink and Gold Vinyl parallels along with a few dual-signed cards are the ones drawing attention.
We wish Panini the best of luck in resolving this difficult situation.