Thursday, January 19, 2012

2011 Leaf Legends of Sport


Schedule Release Date: Ship by February 24, 2012
Box Configuration:  3 cards per pack/box
SRP: $160/box


Box Break:
3 Auto cards


My Thoughts:
The base card (Represented by the Ichiro card) has a pleasant design and the dual-auto base cards are functional. The set checklist is quite amazing and is made up of current and retired stars from around the sports world and includes: Ichiro, Pete Rose, Cal Ripken Jr., Mike Tyson, Nolan Ryan, Bill Russell, Mike Ditka and Alastar Overeem. Additionally there are cut-signatures of Babe Ruth, Roberto Clemente, Hank Aaron, Joe Namath and Sandy Koufax (possibly more).


In addition to the base set there are 6 subsets and all cards are #/50 or less with some parallels limited to 1/1. The subsets are:
Award Winners: Autographs of major award winners


Moments of Greatness: Autos from players who reached a career highlight


Remembering the Games: Autos from Olympians


Numeration: Autos limited to the players jersey number


Perennial All-Stars: Autos of athletes who made their specific sports All-Star game, the cards are limited to the number of All-Star games in which the athlete appeared.


Dual Signatures: This is the base autograph card but with dual autographs


I admit I do like the base design and the Remembering the Games subset, the Numeration subset reminds me of Fleer designs from the 90s.


Pros:
Every card is an auto

Amazing checklist

Limited numbering


Cons:
Expensive

Sticker autos

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