Friday, January 4, 2013

Preview: 2012 Leaf Legends of Sport

Leaf is leading out their 2013 release schedule with an all-autograph release, 2012 Leaf Legends of Sport. Each $140 box will include 3 autographed cards.
Leaf is saying that there will be around 175 personalities included on the checklist and some of the announced signers include Yogi Berra, Larry Bird, Ichiro, Mike Tyson and Barry Sanders. There are 9 different autograph subsets:
Base Autographs

AKA Autographs: Athletes known by their nicknames

Numeration Autographs: Cards limited to the athletes jersey number

Award Winners: Athletes who have been honored

Dual Signatures: Multi-signed cards

We Are The Champions: Athletes who have won championships

Remembering The Games: Athletes who have represented the U.S. at the Olympics

Perennial All-Stars: Athletes who have been selected to multiple All-Star teams

Signature Swatches: An auto-relic insert
The release includes a solid checklist that ranges through a broad selection of athletes so many people will find athletes who interest them, there is also the multi-signed “Miracle on Ice” autograph card that includes the autographs from 16 members of the 1980 men’s Olympic hockey team.
On the down side, since Leaf has no major licenses so the uniforms are all airbrushed. Another big ding is that the autographs are all stickers, kind of a disappointment.


  1. I frankly sick of all of the unlicensed %@$#%#$ that is being produced lately. If I want airbrushed uniforms I'll take a 1980's food insert card over any of this modern stuff.

  2. Topps license is up soon hope MLB goes with multiple companies after that!