Hitting that insane Luka Doncic card has always been the dream for any avid collector. Without a doubt, the Dallas Mavericks’ All-Star guard is among the select few that boasts both generational talent and a scorching demand in the card market, a combination that has generated tons of money for some. But among these offerings, there’s one that generating a lot of hype for the wrong reasons lately.
In a report by the New York Times, the Luka Doncic card that comes to mind is no other than his Panini 2018-19 National Treasures Rookie Logoman Patch Auto One of One. Earlier this year, news of this card broke the internet when it was reportedly sold for $4.6 million, making it one of the most expensive transactions in the history of sports cards.
What causes controversy from this card, as mentioned by the report, is the long-standing allegation that it wasn’t the Mavs’ star who signed it. As the story goes within the hobby, it was Doncic’s mother who inscribed the signature for his son.
“A common thread, each expert said, was that the simple four-letter autograph would be easy to forge.” https://t.co/tndsZfpOgd
— Dan McQuade (@dhm) November 1, 2021
Among the signs that somehow support this allegation is a difference in the way Doncic’s signature slants. The more expensive offering worth millions doesn’t slant to the right as much as other signed Luka Doncic cards. As expected, the Mavericks’ All-Star refused to comment on the matter. His mother, meanwhile, said that his son might have probably changed his writing, as stated in the article.
Of course, this is definitely bad news for a multi-million card, if proven to be true. What’s certain, as of this moment, is that any card bearing the signature of Doncic is sure to fetch a lot of attention and value in the market. But when it comes to his signature, it remains to be seen whether the truth of this allegation will come out in the foreseeable future or not.