Amid the lingering issues surrounding Dallas Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott, Damien Wilson and Nolan Carroll, the team’s quarterback, #DakPrescott, has recently been accused of “using a machine to sign his autograph for memorabilia company selling to collectors instead of signing himself,” Darren Rovell of ESPN.com reports.
“They had a very machine-like feel,” the lead authenticator of Beckett Grading Services said of five autographed Prescott cards from the Panini 2016 Prizm set. “You could see the starts and stops.”
“I immediately knew they were autopen,” he revealed. “I’ve never heard of a modern athlete doing this.”
According to Rovell, Panini has had autograph issues before. Back in May, the company found Takkarist McKinley cards weren’t autographed by the Atlanta Falcon either. Now, the partnership between Prescott and Panini is being called into question.
“It’s possible that Prescott never saw the cards, as blank labels to be signed and even cards themselves are often sent to marketing agents first,” Rovell added. “Attempts to reach Prescott, his agent Jeff Guerriro and his marketing agent Peter Miller were unsuccessful.”