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:
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.