SGC’s 20th Anniversary Coin

It has been a long time since I’ve gotten any cards graded.  For awhile I use to do it on a regular basis.  BGS and SGC were the main services that I used.  A few times I got lucky and my cards came back with high grades.  My Brett Favre 1991 Topps Stadium Club RC #94, and Ryan Howard 2003 Donruss Elite Status Die-Cut #’ed/57 both received Gem Mint 9.5 grades.

This year SGC is celebrating their 20th anniversary.  During the National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland, they had quite the display.  About $40 million worth of memorabilia was being shown off.  All on loan from various high-end collectors.  At the center of it was probably the most notable contract in sports history, the original copy of the 1919 trade of Babe Ruth from the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees.  Talk about an eye full.

A few weeks ago I saw these SGC 20th Anniversary coins popup.  They’re something I’ve never seen before.  I tried finding some information about them, but came up with nothing.  An e-mail was sent off to SGC.  I quickly received a response from their Director Of Operations/Customer Service Matthew Clark.  According to Mr. Clark, (300) 20th Anniversary coins were made.  SGC began handing them out during the National.  Its something they have done with other shows they’ve setup at since.

When I was in Cleveland, I only looked at SGC’s big memorabilia display.  I never went up to their submission booth.  That’s where they had to be giving them out.  Upon inquiring about the coins, Mr. Clark sent over a promo package to Sports Card Info.  Inside were (2) coins, SGC draw-string bag, and a SGC New Era hat.

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