There have been numerous mock drafts, tons of speculation and anxious prospects but by the end of next week, all we will have left are facts. That and some pretty sweet autographs.
The 2011 NFL Draft takes place April 28-30 in NYC, but two days before that you’ll be able to get your hands on SAGE Autographed Football 2011. Every three-card pack will feature one autographed card with an Authenticity Guarantee built in and without any redemptions.
There will be five parallel levels of autos, Red and Silver, both without numbering, Gold numbered to 200, Platinum numbered to 50 and Master Edition 1/1 Autographed Cards. There will also be rare Triple Autographed Cards and Aspire Autographed Cards both numbered to 5.
If you’ve followed the mock drafts, you know one of the top prospects, 2010 SEC Offensive Player of the Year, AP Player of the Year, and the 2010 Heisman Trophy recipient, Cam Newton, has gone up and down in the rankings. There are five teams predicted to go after a Quarterback as their first pick this year, Carolina (#1 overall), Buffalo (#3), Cincinnati (#4), Arizona (#5), and San Francisco (#7). With the question “Who Will Draft Cam?” looming, an series of insert cards have been created called “Draft Cam” with Newton named on those teams. So there will be a Cam Newton Carolina card, a Cam Newton Buffalo card, one for Cincinnati, Arizona and San Francisco. These are numbered to 11, for a total of 55 cards and there are autographed parallels numbered to 2. That’s right... I said two cards per team for a total of ten autos. The backs of these cards are signed by Tom Geideman, President of SAGE Collectibles for authenticity purposes.
Here is an extensive sneak peek of SAGE Autographed Football 2011.
Aspire Auto Inserts
Jake Locker and Christian Ponder
Ryan Mallett and Blaine Gabbert
The "Draft Cam" inserts
Front and Back of Buffalo
Cincinnati and San Francisco
Carolina and Arizona
The entire collection of autographed "Draft Cam" cards