Boxing fans will get a sneak peek at the Muhammad Ali trading card set that’s coming later this month from Leaf Trading Cards tonight on eBay.
The company has decided to sell the 1/1 proof cards from 2016 Leaf Muhammad Ali Immortal Collection directly to the public via the auction site. (Update: The cards will be posted at a specific time announced in advance on Tuesday.)
“Leaf is excited to make available the actual pre-production proofs used to make the Metal Muhammad Ali cards in Ali Immortal Collection,” the company said in a series of tweets. “All proofs are TRUE 1/1. Plus, a portion of the proceeds will be donated for the benefit of Parkinson’s research!”
The company will post the cards on eBay after the announcement. In a subsequent tweet, the company noted that the donation amount will be 50 percent of the final price.
The Immortal Collection is set to arrive on June 29 — click here to see our First Buzz preview for the product. The three-time champ and sports icon died late Friday night at age 74.
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