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Topps Addresses 2015 Tribute Issue

March 30, 2015 Leave a comment

Dear Valued Topps Collectors and Customers,

Topps has been investigating complaints regarding the quality of the autographed cards in the just-released 2015 Topps Tribute Baseball and has confirmed that many autographed cards are damaged due to a UV contamination on the card.

As a result of our investigation and to rectify the situation, Topps is initiating a complete recall of the product.

Those in possession of unopened boxes should return them no later than Friday, March 27, 2015 to the authorized distributor or store from which the box was purchased for a full refund.

In addition, between now and June 30, 2015, anyone in possession of a damaged autographed card (not in pack) can exchange the card by contacting Topps Customer Service.  Exchanges will be made for another card of equal or greater value, plus a bonus autographed or relic card (valued at the company’s discretion).

Topps appreciates your understanding in this matter.  We stand firmly behind all our products and apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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Leaf Unveils Print Runs for Masterworks Auto Sketch Cards

November 12, 2013 Leave a comment

 

 

Leaf Unveils Production Numbers for its

2013 Masterworks Auto/Sketch Cards

 

More than 200 standouts featured via autographed art cards!

 

Carrollton, TX (Nov. 12, 2013) – Leaf Trading Cards is proud to announce the overall production numbers for its recently released 2013 Masterworks Set. The limited print runs announced for each of the superstars featured in the autographed sketch release will only add heightened awareness and collectibility to the cards. What’s important to note is that every single sketch card represents a 1/1 effort by the artist so that every single signed sketch card is its very own 1/1.

 

“We understand the value of scarcity at Leaf, so we wanted to make collectors aware of the extremely low print runs for each of these cards,” said Leaf President Brian Gray. “We are very proud of this effort and wanted to share this valuable information with the hobby.”

 

The official print runs for the autographed sketch cards are as follows:

 

Al Kaline

20

Joe Morgan

20

Alistair Overeem

20

Jim Otto

20

Bob Gibson

20

Jim Palmer

20

Andre Tippett

20

Joe Schmidt

20

Bob Beamon

20

Jackie Slater

20

Buster Douglas

20

Jackie Smith

20

Bob Griese

20

John Smoltz

20

Bobby Hull

14

Jan Stenerud

20

Bob Lilly

20

Joe Theismann

20

Bill Mazeroski

20

James Worthy

1

Bob McAdoo

1

Jack Youngblood

20

Bobby Mitchell

20

Karl Malone

4

Bernie Parent

3

Kellen Winslow

20

Brooks Robinson

20

Kristi Yamaguchi

20

Barry Sanders

20

Luis Aparicio

20

Billy Shaw

20

Lem Barney

20

Bob St. Clair

20

Larry Bird

9

Bruce Sutter

20

Lou Brock

20

Bill Walton

20

Lolo Jones

20

Cynthia Cooper

20

Len Dawson

20

Clyde Drexler

20

Larry Holmes

20

Carlton Fisk

20

Larry Little

20

Cliff Hagan

20

Leroy Kelly

20

Chris Hanburger

20

Lenny Moore

20

Charlie Joiner

20

Lenny Wilkens

16

Carl Lewis

20

Larry Wilson

20

Clyde Lovellette

3

Mike Ditka

15

Chris Mullin

6

Marshall Faulk

20

Carly Patterson

20

Mike Haynes

20

Cal Ripken Jr.

20

Magic Johnson

20

Charlie Sanders

20

Marv Levy

20

Charley Taylor

20

Mike Modano

20

Charley Trippi

20

Misty May-Treanor

20

Chet Walker

2

Mel Renfro

20

Carl Yastrzemski

2

Mike Singletary

20

Denny Crum

10

Mark Spitz

20

Dan Dierdorf

20

Mike Tyson

20

Dennis Eckersley

20

Nancy Kerrigan

20

Deacon Jones

20

Nancy Lieberman

1

Dick Fosbury

20

Nolan Ryan

11

Dan Hampton

20

Olga Korbut

20

Don Mattingly

18

Oscar Robertson

20

Don Maynard

20

Ozzie Smith

20

Dominique Moceanu

20

Pat Gillick

20

David Robinson

20

Paul Hamm

20

Dennis Rodman

20

Paul Krause

20

Deion Sanders

1

Paul Molitor

20

Dolph Schayes

1

Pat Riley

20

Don Shula

20

Pete Rose

20

Dwight Stephenson

20

Paul Warfield

20

Don Sutton

1

Rick Barry

20

Dave Wilcox

20

Raymond Berry

2

Dominique Wilkins

20

Riddick Bowe

20

Ernie Banks

20

Rod Carew

20

Elgin Baylor

20

Rollie Fingers

4

Elvin Bethea

20

Ric Flair

20

Earl Campbell

20

Royce Gracie

20

Eric Dickerson

20

Robert Griffin III

20

Elvin Hayes

2

Rickey Henderson

20

Eddie Murray

20

Rickey Jackson

20

Fred Biletnikoff

20

Reggie Jackson

20

Fred Dean

20

Randy Johnson

9

Frank Gifford

20

Roy Jones Jr.

20

Ferguson Jenkins

20

Ronnie Lott

20

Frank Robinson

7

Robert Parish

20

Frank Thomas

20

Ryne Sandberg

20

Gina Carano

20

Red Schoendienst

13

George Gervin

20

Roger Wehrli

20

Gail Goodrich

20

Randy White

20

Goose Gossage

4

Rod Woodson

20

Gordie Howe

20

Ron Yary

20

Greg Maddux

15

Steve Carlton

20

Gino Marchetti

20

Steve Cauthen

20

Gary Payton

20

Sam Huff

20

Gaylord Perry

10

Steve Largent

20

Harry Carson

20

Shannon Miller

20

Harry Gallatin

15

Shane Mosley

20

Hal Greer

5

Stan Musial

1

Hulk Hogan

20

Scottie Pippen

5

Hugh McElhenny

20

Steve Young

6

Hakeem Olajuwon

20

Tony Esposito

1

Hope Solo

20

Tommy Hearns

20

Ivan Rodriguez

20

Tommy Lasorda

5

Ichiro

20

Tom Mack

20

Johnny Bench

20

Tony Perez

8

Jim Bunning

20

Tom Seaver

4

Jim Calhoun

20

Thurman Thomas

19

Jose Canseco

20

Wade Boggs

20

Jean Cruguet

20

Willie Brown

20

Joe DeLamielleure

20

Will Clark

20

Jerry Rice

11

Whitey Ford

20

Janet Evans

20

Whitey Herzog

20

Jennie Finch

20

Warren Moon

20

John Hannah

20

Y.A. Tittle

20

Jimmy Johnson

20

Yogi Berra

2

Jim Kelly

20

Jack Ham

20

Jake LaMotta

1

Dave Casper

20

Jim Langer

20

Michael Moorer

20

James Lofton

20

Doug Martin

20

Joe Montana

20

Road Warrior Animal

20

Tonya Harding

20

 

About Leaf Trading Cards

 

The mission of Leaf Trading Cards is to deliver an exceptional trading card experience. For more information about Leaf and its products please visit www.leaftradingcards.com.

Categories: Press Release, Uncharted

2005 Donruss Signatures Warren Spahn Milestone Marks jersey/pants/auto

October 21, 2013 Leave a comment

This is the first time we’ve seen this card. This surfaced on eBay, Link to card.

According to Donruss (November 05 2008), “We apologize for the delayed response. We want to make sure we provide accurate information to our customers.  The Randy Johnson and Warren Spahn cards were actually printed and should have been pulled during the production cycle. Unfortunately not all cards were pulled. We would be pleased to replace these cards with other cards of value from 2005 Signature Series. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance. Thank you for your time and have a great day!”

That statement was referring to the base insert, so it seems the game used version slipped out also.

Leaf Launches 2013 Metal Draft Baseball; Autographs Include Cuban Star Jose Abreu

October 14, 2013 Leave a comment

By slashing production by more than 33% from last year,
this year’s set delivers every signature on card!

Carrollton, TX (Oct. 11, 2013) – Leaf Trading Cards is proud to announce the release of its 2013 Metal Draft Baseball product. But unlike last year’s edition, Leaf has cut its production run significantly and included one of the strongest checklists in its brand’s history. What’s more, all base autograph cards are now prismatics, which only adds sizzle and chase to an already much-anticipated unveiling.

“I’m really excited about this year’s checklist,” said Leaf President Brian Gray. “Instead of just filling it with players that go deep in the draft, we went out of our way to select the cream of baseball’s elite prospects, both home-grown as well as international standouts.”

Concentrating on the hottest young players in baseball, Leaf has included such up-and-comers as Byron Buxton, Oscar Tavaras, Carlos Correa, Jorge Soler and Miguel Sano as well as 2013 top picks Mark Appel, Kris Bryant and Jonathan Gray. But it’s the inclusion of Cuban refugee Jose Abreu that has collectors talking. Abreu, a former professional first baseman in the Cuban National Series, defected to the United States just two months ago in an effort to no doubt test the free-agent market.

Besides its modest print run and the fact that every card in the set is an autographed Prismatic, Leaf has sweetened the set with a pair of inserts that are sure to whet collectors’ appetites. “State Pride” is a 25-card insert set with parallels as rare as 1/1, while “Top Picks” boasts a lineup of 14 players taken with the top picks in the 2013 draft, again with parallels as low as 1/1.

Each box of 2103 Leaf Metal Draft Baseball includes six on-card prismatic autographs with six boxes to every case.

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Hold on to those 2013 Bowman Chrome wrappers!

October 10, 2013 Leave a comment

Every Year, collectors and baseball prospectors look forward to the release of Bowman Chrome Baseball. It’s the only place where you can get Baseball’s top prospects and rookies on a beautiful shiny chrome card. Bowman Chrome delivers autographed chrome cards, colorful parallels, autograph die cuts of young Major League stars and creative inserts. Inserts include “Risin’ Thru the Ranks” Minis, Bowman Black, Fit the Bill and the Blue Sapphire Refractors. Needless to say, Bowman Chrome is loaded!

But that is not all. 2013 Bowman Chrome will include a WRAPPER REDEMPTION PROGRAM featuring an exclusive Blue Wave Prospect Parallel pack, which includes randomly inserted Red Wave Parallels and Autographs. Here is how collectors can get their hands on this exclusive pack.

-Cut the UPC code off of a Hobby or Jumbo Box of Bowman Chrome and send to the address below. 1 UPC code will allow you to get one 5-card pack!

-Mail 24 Retail pack wrappers of Bowman Chrome to the address below, 24 packs will get you 1 pack

Please mail UPCs and Retail Packs to:

Bowman Chrome Blue Wave Promotion
PO BOX 2008
Duryea, PA 18642

Please note due to the limited number of blue wave packs, there is maximum of 10 packs per household and Blue Wave Packs will be redeemed ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST (once packs are gone, requests will not be filled regardless if your UPCs/wrappers have been sent in). All packs and UPC codes must be postmarked Sept. 27th 2013 or after. Topps will NOT accept any wrappers or UPCs that are postmarked prior to 9/27/13.

Get in on the Ground Floor and Uncover Greatness. Bowman Baseball. Who’s Next?

Categories: Press Release, Uncharted

Rock Chalk, Jayhawk: UD Releases a University of Kansas Basketball Set

October 9, 2013 Leave a comment

Upper Deck Releases University of Kansas Jayhawk Basketball Set; Salutes One of the Most Storied College Hoops Programs

Autographed cards from stars like Paul Pierce, Bill Self, Roy Williams, Danny Manning and other popular KU alumni are sprinkled throughout the product!
Carlsbad, CA (October 3, 2013) – The Upper Deck Company has just released a star-studded collection of college basketball cards focusing on one of the NCAA’s most storied programs: the University of Kansas Jayhawks. The 100-card set celebrates the rich history of the Jayhawks basketball program – and includes autographed cards from standout players and coaches. What’s more, in the “Monumental Moments” subset, a variety of meaningful moments are covered while also paying tribute to unique elements of the school like the opening of Allen Fieldhouse and an image of James Naismith’s original rules of basketball which were recently donated to the school.

“This is the most comprehensive set of Kansas basketball cards ever produced,” said Brandon Miller, Upper Deck’s collegiate sports brand manager. “With such a wealth of history in outstanding players and team championships, this Jayhawks trading card set is really a tribute to one of the greatest basketball programs of all-time.”

The product is loaded with all the big names you would expect from James Naismith to Phog Allen, from Wilt Chamberlain to Paul Pierce, it spans the history of the program to bring you the greatest line-up of Jayhawk basketball superstars ever to dribble a basketball. And what is even more exciting is the opportunity to score rare autograph cards from many of these big name talents randomly inserted into the product. Some lucky collectors can also find limited-edition dual and triple autograph cards. All autograph cards are inserted live into the product, as no redemption cards were issued.

The card set was produced through Upper Deck’s exclusive partnership with the Collegiate Licensing Company. Beyond the 76 player cards featured in the base set are a variety of compelling insert sets as well. The “Final Four Legacy” subset chronicles 10 stellar players who made huge impacts in the NCAA tournament. The “Distinguished Numbers” insert set pays tribute to some of the greatest players to wear the KU jersey. The “Jayhawk Hall-of-Fame” insert set calls out players and coaches who have distinguished themselves as the best in the game. And the “Jayhawk Legacy” insert set is comprised of 30 cards and speaks to players who are beloved members of the KU family.

Aside from Hobby boxes, which boast 24 packs per box and eight cards per pack, a separate retail Blaster Box version exists. The latter includes 10 packs per box, eight cards per pack. What’s unique about the Blaster boxes is that each one contains a bonus National Championship replica banner. Fans can buy blasters and collect all five of KU’s men’s championship banners, which is certainly a must-have for fans looking to celebrate this championship history of the school.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Upper Deck to bring this one-of-a-kind set to KU and basketball fans everywhere,” said Paul Vander Tuig, trademark licensing director for the University of Kansas. “We will be kicking off the release by having special blow-up cards available at the KU Bookstore for Homecoming weekend as a gift with purchase. Fans can also collect the entire four-card blow-up set at their local Kansas Sampler retail locations. And of course, the trading cards will be available at our Allen Fieldhouse store and at KUStore.com.”

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Leaf Releases 2013 ‘Masterworks’ Set

October 2, 2013 Leave a comment

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Combining sports legends’ autographs with impressive artwork,
Leaf Trading Cards launches its exciting new sketch product

Carrollton, TX (Oct. 2, 2013) – When it comes to combining artwork and autographs, no trading card company does it better than Leaf. Such is the case with this week’s newest sports-themed product released by Leaf Trading Cards: 2013 Leaf Masterworks.

“We have put together one of the most impressive lineups of past and present sports superstars ever found,” said Leaf President Brian Gray. “And we’ve done it with not only superb illustrative artwork, but with authentic autographs to add sizzle and chase to the set.”

In years past, Leaf has introduced autographed player sketch/painted cards inside both its Pop Century and Best of Football releases. This time around, Leaf has compiled a checklist of Hall of Famers and standouts across multiple sports that will capture the attention of any up-and-coming or seasoned collector. More than 190 legends of sport are included such as baseball’s Rickey Henderson, Stan Musial, Cal Ripken Jr., Nolan Ryan and Ichiro Suzuki; basketball’s Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Hakeem Olajuwon and Oscar Robertson; football’s Earl Campbell, Joe Montana, Barry Sanders and Don Shula; and hockey’s Gordie Howe, Bobby Hull and Bernie Parent.

What’s more, former heavyweight boxing champions Mike Tyson, Larry Holmes and Riddick Bowe are all featured along with female superstars including Jennie Finch, Nancy Kerrigan, Olga Korbut, Hope Solo and Kristi Yamaguchi.

Each packs contains three sketch/painting cards and every card features an autograph of the depicted player. Each card is delivered inside a magnetic one-touch cardholder for added protection and every card is considered a 1/1. No more than 20 cards of any player presented in the set have been produced.

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