Leaf Announces Eligible Box Redemption Products For The 2014 National

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In addition to their 4-card VIP set, Leaf has a lot going on at their 5,000 sq/ft Corporate Booth this year during the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention.  Leaf pulled back the curtain and explained the details of their plans today.

Leaf plans to bring back their store filled with many items for sale, most of them can only be found during the National.  Collectors opening specific products at the Leaf booth will receive a $5.00 gift card for each box they open.  The gift cards can be used in their store at the show.  Here is a list of eligible products:

2013 Leaf Perfect Game Baseball Hobby
2013 Leaf/Ace Grand Slam Tennis
2014-15 Leaf/In The Game Draft Prospects Hockey
2014 Leaf Sports Icons Cut Signature
2014 Famous Fabrics Big Apple Baseball
2014 Leaf Best of Baseball Unopened Edition
2014 Leaf Legends of the Diamond Baseball
2014 Leaf Pop Century Hobby
2014 Leaf Pop Century 8X10 Photo Edition
2014 Leaf Pop Century 11X14 Photo Edition
2013-14 Leaf Best of Basketball Hobby
2014 Leaf US Army All-American Football Hobby
2014 Leaf Originals Football Hobby
2014 Leaf Metal Football Hobby
2014 Leaf Trinity Football Hobby
2014 Leaf Valiant Football Hobby
2014 Leaf Best of Football Unopened Edition
2014 Leaf Autographed Mini-Helmet Football
2014 Leaf Autographed Jersey Edition Football
2014 Famous Fabrics Making of America
2014 Leaf Vampire Academy Hobby
2014 Leaf Bettie Page Collection
2014 Bench Warmer Eclectic
2014 Bench Warmer National
2014 Bench Warmer Vegas Baby
2014 Bench Warmer Hollywood
2014 Bench Warmer Treasure Chest
2014 Bench Warmer Gold Update

Collectors opening up boxes at their booth will also be greeted with a ballot for a chance to take part in the Leaf Deal or No Deal event.  Drawings will take place twice daily and the top prize is $2,000 in Leaf gift cards that can be used in their store.

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Leaf will be offering a limited run of 2000 5-card Andrew Wiggins Rookie Sets at the show.  Randomly inserted in sets at a rate of 1:20 packs, collectors can pull one of 5 Andrew Wiggins Autographed Rookie Cards limited to just 20 copies each.

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Press Pass Announces Michael Sam Autograph Promotion

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Unlicensed and pre-draft football products need to do everything they can to garner enough attention before all the other stuff comes out.  For those collectors planning to open 2014 Press Pass Football which releases on March 5, be sure to save the UPC code off the box.  While supplies last, collectors who send in the UPC code off their box of 2014 Press Pass Football will receive a free Michael Sam Press Pass Signings autograph.

To claim your free autograph, send the UPC code along with a hand printed  3″ x 5″ card containing your name, complete address, and e-mail address in an envelope to:

Press Pass Rookie Football 2014 – Michael Sam
9805 NorthCross Center Ct, Suite H
Huntersville, NC 28078

Only one card per envelope mailed separately, while supplies last.  No metered mail.  Limit 1 request per household.  Failure to comply will result in your entry being disqualified.  Only persons receiving a free autograph will be notified.

I’m all for any type of promotion that can get you a free card.  This is purely so they will sell more boxes, and there is nothing wrong with that.  (Que the patriotic music)

Panini’s 2013 NSCC Checklist Includes Top Rookies… Even Puig

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Panini announced today that 23 rookies will be included within their 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention base set.  These top rookies will come from baseball, football, basketball, and hockey.  Even the Dodgers phenom Yasiel Puig has found his way in.  Every base rookie will be serial numbered to 499, each will have a Cracked Ice parallel and Progressions cards limited to five copies of four different colors.  It wouldn’t surprise me if collectors are already lined up.

Topps Announces 2012 National Redemption Programs

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This afternoon Topps unveiled two wrapper redemption programs that they will hold at their booth this year during the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention.

Bowman Platinum Box Redemption

Topps has created an exclusive 25-card sequentially numbered 2012 Bowman Platinum Blue Foil Parallel.  Collectors opening a full box of 2012 Bowman Platinum Baseball at the booth will receive the set.  The set will include Bryce Harper, Yu Darvish and more.  In addition, autographed versions of selected cards will be randomly inserted.

Gypsy Queen Wrapper Redemption

There is also a special 9-card 2012 Gypsy Queen Mini Card set featuring the hottest rookies in the NFL and MLB. Collectors opening 3 packs of any 2012 Topps/Bowman MLB or NFL products can redeem their wrappers for one of nine NFL/MLB Rookies.  The subjects are:

  • Bryce Harper
  • Yu Darvish
  • Yoenis Cespedes
  • Andrew Luck
  • Robert Griffin III
  • Ryan Tannehill
  • Trent Richardson
  • Michael Floyd
  • Justin Blackmon

Set collectors go nuts over the Topps promos they giveaway during the National.  Probably because the promos are part of popular Topps sets.  I almost got killed two years ago trying to get my Strasburg Topps Heritage promo.

’12 National News – Leaf Announces VIP Set & Will Produce Badges

Leaf Trading Cards has announced that they will produce a 5-card set for this year’s VIPs that attend the 33rd National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore.  The set will contain Robert Griffin III, Ichiro, Dylan Bundy, Muhammad Ali, and Bradley Beal.  Leaf will also be producing all the badges worn by VIPs and distributors throughout The National.  Be sure to follow The National on Twitter and Facebook.

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’11 Panini Black Friday Super Bowl Auto & Relic Checklist

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Panini has released the entire checklist for their 2011 Black Friday Super Bowl autographs and relics.  These are some of the nicest looking Super Bowl themed cards made.  According to a lot of shops, this Black Friday promotion helped with sales.  They need to do more of these.