Auburn Tigers Auto Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Karlos Dansby 2004 SAGE Hit Auto.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, November 25, 2016 @ 8:00 p.m. EST.
  • To enter, please leave a comment in this post.
  • You can enter once per day.
  • The winner will be selected at random.
  • Please provide a valid e-mail address when entering.
  • The winner will receive an e-mail when the contest is over.
  • The winner has one week to send me their contact information or the contest will be held again.
  • Once the contest is over, I will need the winner’s mailing address so I can ship them this card for FREE!!!
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Flashback Product of the Week: 2006 SAGE HIT Football

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SAGE only releases one or two products per year.  If other manufacturers did that, overproduction probably wouldn’t be a problem.  Then again, those manufacturers most likely wouldn’t stay in business very long either.  How SAGE is still around baffles me.  Who knows?  I’m not an economist.

Before SAGE lost the ability to use NCAA names and logos their cards were ok.  They weren’t much to talk about.  Take away the NCAA names and logos and you really don’t have much to talk about.  The designs are as basic as you can get.  But they continue to be some of the first cards of the next NFL rookie class which draws attention.  Granted the attention doesn’t stick around that long especially when Leaf releases their stuff.  Products like this really take a dive when the licensed sets come out.

The set SAGE released in 2006 sticks in my memory the most for one reason.  SAGE held a Design-A-Card contest that allowed collectors to design an insert set.  The winner saw their design printed up and placed within the product.  There was a strict set of guidelines which needed to be followed, but tons of collectors gave it a shot.  The contest was held on the forum site Trader Retreat.  Despite submitting an endless amount of design ideas, none of mine were chosen.  Adam Popovich came out the winner with his “Design For Success” idea.  SAGE even made autographed versions.  From a design standpoint, I think these inserts look good.  They’re simple.

Its too bad that the 2006 rookie class didn’t pan out all that much.  Values of these cards are next to nothing unless you come across a low numbered autograph that two player collectors fight over.  The only player worth talking about today is Aaron Rodgers.  At the time, Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush were all the rage.  Sealed boxes are very affordable.  You’ll find (5) autographs and (1) jersey per box.

Card of the Day: Rex Grossman 2003 SA-GE HIT #A8 Auto

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What Is It? – Pete Rose “3000” Hits Commemorative Metal Object

I get e-mails all the time from people usually asking common questions about cards that can easily be answered.  The other day I received a question from a reader about an item I’ve never seen before.  I’m not too sure what it is or how it was distributed, so I thought it would make for an interesting post.  Does anyone have an idea of what this is?

Here is the e-mail that goes along with it:

My brother and I ran across this Pete Rose desk paper weight.  It has a coin that we cannot find any information on.  We think it may have belonged to the person who ran the Riverfront Stadium in 1978 and may have been custom made for him.  Judging by the aged color of the resin it’s enclosed in it maybe about that old.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  We have no idea what it is or what it may be worth.  I have attached two pictures of the item and feel free to forward the email to anyone who may be able to help.

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Card of the Day: Terry Francona 2001 Topps Series 2 Base Hit Auto

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Card of the Day: Robert Griffin III 2012 SAGE HIT Artistry Auto

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Card of the Day: Mark Ingram 2011 SAGE HIT Auto

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