Card of the Day: Ben Simmons 2017 Upper Deck SP Authentic Employee Exclusive Future Watch Auto

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Card of the Day: Randy Moss 1998 Upper Deck SP Authentic Future Watch RC #18

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Card of the Day: Koji Uehara 2006 Upper Deck SP Authentic Future Watch #60

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Card of the Day: Dan Marino 2011 UD SP Authentic Future Watch Auto

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Rolen’s On The Radar

I know it is fairly early into the baseball season, but one player that I did not expect to standout a lot would be Scott Rolen.  As of right now, Rolen is batting .289, with 13 HR and 37 RBI’s.  He has finally taken a leadership role with a team, something that he never really felt like he could do before.  In 1997 he was the NL Rookie of the Year and in 2006 won the World Series with the Cardinals.  If he keeps going at the pace he is at now, its very possible that he could have one hell of a season.

Back in 1997 I attended my very first card show in Lebanon, PA.  Scott Rolen was just a rookie and was signing autographs that day.  When I first arrived, the line was extremely long but I was able to jump to the front after one of the people running it grabbed me while Rolen was walking in.  I got him to sign a baseball before he even sat down.

Unlike a lot of newer players, Rolen only has two rookies…….. technically.  ’95 Bowman and ’95 Bowman’s Best is where you’ll find his rookies.  He does have a Gold Parallel in Bowman and a Refractor in Bowman’s Best, but certain publications don’t consider them true rookies.  I always like to see veteran players who have cooled off for a few years start to get hot again.

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Card of the Day: Ricky Williams 1999 UD SP Authentic Future Watch

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Global Authentication Holdings Announces Launch of Web Based Technology to Thwart Fraud of Online Buyers and Sellers

Source – Market Watch

“SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Sept 15, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Ault Glazer & Co., Inc. (Pink Sheets: AULT) announced today that Global Authentication Holdings, Inc., (GAI) a wholly owned subsidiary, launched a web based verification service that will take some of the risk out of purchasing collectibles and memorabilia online. The service is available to anyone who has a high quality, no-flash image shot of their collectible or other piece of memorabilia in a well lit environment, and submits it to Global Authentication (GAI) regardless of whether the item was signed or unsigned.

“GAI Digital Review enables a higher level of confidence in the buyer and is simple for any seller to integrate into the selling platform, resulting in a win-win situation for buyer and seller,” said Mike Baker, Director of Grading and Authentication for Global Authentication.
“The process was designed to only take minutes to accomplish yet leave the buyer will a life long reassurance that their purchase is in fact the real deal,” said William Dully, CEO and President of Global Authentication. Dully added “after the snapshot is submitted to Global Authentication via the web, the item is then shipped to Global (GAI) for a formal certification and grading procedure.”
The launch follows the recent announcement (see September 5, 2008 release) of a service which utilizes advanced image optimization hosting for online auctioneers which adds another layer of security to the buyers and sellers of sports cards and other memorabilia.
About Global Authentication, Inc.
Global Authentication, Inc. (“Global”), based in San Clemente, CA, provides grading and authentication services to the collectables industry and on-line shopping communities like EBay, Overstock.com, and Amazon.com, specifically in sports memorabilia products like baseball cards, and signature items where counterfeiting of such items is a particular problem. Global is only one of four authorized companies selected by EBay as part of their Trust and Safety Consortium used to prevent online fraud for buyers of collectables. Global’s service is used for sports collectables including baseball cards, and signature items where counterfeiting of such items is a particular problem. It is also used for other widely collected items such as coins, comic books, and stamps. For more information, go to http://www.gacard.net.
About Ault Glazer & Co., Inc.
Ault Glazer & Co., Inc. ( http://www.aultglazer.com), a holding company, which through its wholly owned subsidiaries and minority interests, is engaged in a number of diverse business activities, which include: merchant banking; corporate lending; shareholder activism; Internet sales and marketing; real estate; healthcare; energy; consumer products & services; insurance and media. It has plans to change its name to Global Sports and Entertainment, Inc. and plans on divesting its assets that are not sports and entertainment related in the coming weeks.”