Monday, March 23, 2009

2007 SAGE DECADEnce #23 Kevin Kolb

Since SAGE does not have an NFL license, it focuses on draft picks and college players. They've released the first 2009 football product with SAGE Hit. Unfortunately I don't see any University of Houston players on the list. The good news is that most of the impact players for the Cougars last year were Freshmen and Sophomores so hopefully that means a good season next year and more draft picks in the future.

In 2007 Kevin Kolb was featured in SAGE's DECADEnce set on card #23. The front of this card is absolutely beautiful. Kolb is featured in a closeup picture preparing to throw the ball. Major bonus points as usual for a player in his Houston uniform. The red uniform really stands out against the shadowed background, especially against the green field. The yard line markers provide a nice graphical element to complete the background.

The back, on the other hand, leaves alot to be desired. The same shadowed field and stadium from the background on the front of the card is used. That's actually not a horrible backdrop for the text. The disappointment to me is the stats provided. I LOVE stats, but this card provides NFL pre-season stats. Who cares about pre-season stats? College stats would have been much more informative, especially in a brand that focuses on college players in college uniforms.

Overall though, a very attractive card for the Cougar collector.

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