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Score Set to Provide Newbies Bang for a Buck by Tracy Hackler

The 2010 edition of Score Football, one of the last bastion’s of card collecting’s entry-level innocence, will arrive in retail outlets in late June packing one Rookie Card, one Glossy parallel and five other cards per pack for the universally appealing price of $1.

A product that won’t get much love from the hardcore hobby sector – and likely won’t care – should be welcome fare at big-box retailers for its 100-card Rookie checklist and its once-in-a-blue-moon’s chance of pulling an autograph.

Each 36-pack box will include 36 RCs, 36 Glossy and six additional parallels, and six Hot Rookies, six All-Pros, four The Franchise and four NFL Players insert cards.

While this product clearly is not seeking its bread-and-butter audience among long-toothed, well-heeled hobbyists, it’s worth noting that many longtime player collectors will find value in Score’s parallel potpourri.

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First Look: 2010 SA*GE HIT Low Series Football by Tracy Hackler

SA*GE president Tom Geideman on Thursday released to Beckett Media several preliminary images of 2010 SA*GE HIT Low Series Football, the company’s first product of the year that includes crisp photography and an overall design that’s striking in its clean simplicity.

Although product details are slight at the moment, this much is known: The product will release in early March, deliver six autographs per box and will be, according to Geideman, redemption-free.

Stay tuned to for additional details on the product. See all of the card images  after the jump.

— Tracy Hackler

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