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Box Busters: 2010 Leaf Sports Icons Update by Chris Olds
January 9, 2011, 12:51 pm
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Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a pair of 2010 Leaf Sports Icons Update boxes in this latest episode of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

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Another look at Muhammad Ali set by Susan Lulgjuraj


By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor

On Sunday, we had a quick peek at some of the rarest cards in the Muhammad Ali trading card set Leaf Trading Cards is producing.

Slowly, Leaf is letting a few pictures trickle out as its teases collectors with this set that should be released in February. This time there are five cards from a subset that include associates, fans and opponents of the greatest boxer in history.

While these cards are the autograph versions, which are all numbered to 5, there are more common versions of these cards available in the product.

Of this group, my favorites are the ones where there is a picture with Ali. Leaf is obviously limited to certain pictures, but they definitely used pictures they had with Ali whenever possible.

How do you feel this set is shaping up?

Susan Lulgjuraj is a contributing editor for Beckett Media. You can email Susan here. Follow her on Twitter here.



Leaf preps Muhammad Ali card set by Susan Lulgjuraj

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor

He’s the baddest.

The greatest there ever was.

Now, he’s coming to a new a trading card product.

Leaf Trading Cards has taken another step to add to Muhammad Ali’s legacy by bringing fans closer to the iconic boxer. Leaf is creating a set dedicated to Ali, which will feature all on-card autographs from Ali and others, including many exclusive features.

Each box will include four base cards, one Ali hit and two other autos.

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Leaf Announces 2010 MMA Wrapper Redemption Program by tolentinotown

By Andrew Tolentino | Assistant Editor

Get out the hand sanitizer. Those wrappers don’t belong in the garbage.

For as few as  16 2010 Leaf MMA wrappers, collectors can redeem limited edition and exclusively signed cards from various fighters. Throughout the next few months, Leaf Trading Cards will reveal more specific redemption opportunities, so collectors can choose when to cash in.

To kick things off, the collectibles company is offering a limited (to 85) 2010 Leaf MMA Shogun Rua autographed card in exchange for 96 wrappers.

If you have (or plan on acquiring) wrappers from 2010 Leaf MMA, follow the instructions below to get this exclusive Rua piece. If you need to take a trip out to your trash can, please wear gloves.

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The search for “Shoeless” Joe Jackson starts next week by Susan Lulgjuraj

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor

Next week, the search for “Shoeless” Joe Jackson’s cut autograph begins with the release of 2010 Leaf Sports Icons Cut Signatures.

Each box will have one pack with three cards, two cut autographs and a Jackson insert.

Only 340 master cases will be made and each case will be numbered. Some of the names in the set include Babe Ruth, Cy Young, Grover Cleveland Alexander, Kennesaw Mountain Landis, Roger Maris, Jackie Robinson and Ty Cobb.

The limited set is going to offer one of four collectors the chance to win a Jackson cut autograph.

Three of the Jackson Four Leaf Clover cards will be inserted into the product, while the fourth will be given to a the collector who presents the most-completed set of 2010 Leaf Sports Icons Update. One of these collectors will win a Jackson cut signature at the 2011 National Sports Collectors Convention.

Check out pictures from the Jackson insert set after the jump.

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Which one of These Cards is Not Like the Other? by tolentinotown

By Andrew Tolentino | Assistant Editor

Knee deep in non-sport research, Beckett analyst Bryan Hornbeck discovered a baffling eBay listing this morning. Although the $1,000,000 listing did not sell, the most puzzling part of the eBayer-described “9 Card Collection of the Greatest in Baseball” is the eighth player selection.

Granted, every fan is entitled to a few outlying picks, and this seller even does a decent job of justifying the oddball. However, l have a feeling that hobbyists will be saying “Huh?” after seeing this audacious addition to Baseball’s best of the best.

Who did this eBay seller select? Click here to see for yourself.



First Look: Leaf MMA Fedor Emelianenko & Brock Lesnar Autos by Tracy Hackler
August 30, 2010, 10:48 pm
Filed under: Beckett Media, First look, Leaf, MMA, UFC | Tags: , , , ,

Leaf President Brian Gray on Monday afternoon released several images of autographed cards slated for the upcoming 2010 Leaf MMA product due out next month. Among them was the first certified autograph card of feared Russian heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko and a handful of cards bearing signatures from UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar.

See all the images after the jump and stay tuned to Beckett.com for additional information on 2010 Leaf MMA.

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