During the Las Vegas Industry Summit Brian Gray was talking about plans for Leaf products in 2013 and he glossed over a new pre-draft set that will be coming out soon, 2013 Leaf Trinity Football.
He spent a mere 56 seconds covering Trinity Football so there is almost no information besides what he talked about and the only pictures are 6 pictures that were released to Beckett. I wanted to hold up before writing about the set hoping that additional information or images would have been released over the last few days but nothing new has come out. So at this time the release date, price or even pack out information is still unknown.
Leaf Trinity Football is designed to deliver what collectors want with jumbo relics and on-card autographs. The set is made up of three types of cards; jumbo patch auto cards, inscription auto cards and autographed glass cards. All autographs are on-card, a plus, but the patches are “Player or event worn”, so a negative. The glass cards seem interesting; they are literally a piece of glass, not sure how that is supposed to work.
I am a fan of most Leaf products but this set has me on the fence. The glass cards could be very cool and jumbo patches with on-card autographs are always good but this is a weak draft class and this will be a high-cost product with a rather “meh” design.
I will try to do a follow up once more information is released.