Gray Announces Drastic Changes To ’11 Leaf Valiant Baseball Draft

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Brian Gray of Leaf Trading Cards announced some drastic changes to one of the year’s most anticipated releases – 2011 Leaf Valiant Baseball Draft.  This unlicensed product will be bringing back the popular Crusade insert design that came about during the 90’s.

Gray’s announcement:

“Greetings…. I am very pleased to announce substantial changes to an upcoming product which I am certain will add significant value and further reduce an already limited edition product to ensure collectability.

2011 Leaf Valiant Baseball Draft

This product releases the first week of November. We are already expecting a stong market for this product given the huge demand for this technology (which the hobby has been asking for for 13 years and no one has been able to deliver until now!). However, given market conditions and in an effort to reward those who have already ordered:

1> WE ARE INCREASING THE CONTENT FROM 8 ON-CARD AUTOGRAPHS PER BOX TO 10 ON-CARD AUTOGRAPHS PER BOX (25% more autographs!!!)

2> WE ARE REDUCING THE NUMBER OF CASES MADE FROM 400 CASES TO 320 CASES (A 20% CUT IN PRODUCTION!!!!!)

3> Across the print run, this makes the ratio of ICHIRO SUZUKI ON-CARD AUTOGRAPHS 1:3 CASES (rahter than 1 in 4).

Factory cost will remain the same, thus provding great additional value for both our dealers and their customers.

WE ARE SOLD OUT OF THIS ITEM AND WILL BE UNABLE TO FILL ADDITIONAL REQUESTS. ALL ORDERS THAT WERE ALLOCATED DOWN ,CUT OR REDUCED TO MEET THIS LOWER QUANTITY HAVE ALREAYD BEEN NOTIFIED, OTHERWISE YOUR ORDER IS CONFIRMED IF ALREADY RECEIVED!

THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT. BG”

By increasing the content and decreasing case production, this product should really carry some value.  Combine all this with one of the most popular designs from the 90’s and Ichiro, its almost unstoppable.  If Leaf ever got an MLB, NFL, NBA, or NHL license, the other manufacturers would be in serious trouble.  Gray truly listens to collectors.

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