The coins and football are an exclusive item and will not be sold in retail outlets—only via a toll-free number (1-866-243-2287) or website (www.hampsterdirect.com). Each coin and football set is priced at $89.95 and will come with a certificate of authenticity. The NATIONAL CHAMPIONS COIN AND THE MATCHED FOOTBALL SET WILL BE LIMITED TO ONLY 2003 MATCHED SERIAL NUMBERED SETS. There will not be a second edition. The coin is one ounce of pure silver and has the Sugar Bowl logo on the reverse, the obverse of the coin states 2003 National Champions around the LSU logo. The ball is a full size ball with a large LSU National Championship medallion attached to the ball.
This ball and coin set is exclusive to Collectors Source and are not available in any store.
"We are honored to participate in the greatest moment is LSU history," stated Ralph Purillo of Collectors Source. "What a way to cherish this once in a lifetime event" " This is something very special"
"We have limited these sets to only 2003, to insure their collectible value", stated Purillo. "We know that many people will not be able to purchase this set, but it is important to keep the integrity of the limited edition." "We hope to find other items to accommodate those disappoint fans."