What: 2017 Leaf Greatest Hits baseball cards
Box basics: Four graded or encased buyback cards and one 1990 Leaf Greatest Hits buyback per box (three boxes per case)
What’s buzz-worthy: This Leaf high-end buyback brand includes some of the greatest hits in all of baseball card history along with stamped buybacks from the iconic 1990 set.
Keep reading for more info.
Do you like Buzz Breaks? Today’s your day then as we launch 12 in 12 — a series of a dozen breaks of past wax boxes and wax packs in a dozen hours. We’ll post one every hour on the hour all day long today … and this is the final post of this first run.
The pack: 1990 Leaf Series 2 wax pack
The cost now: $2.50
The cost then: 89 cents (That’s the suggested retail price … but who paid that back then?)
What’s inside this pack? Keep reading …
You see this card? My copy of it cost me $15.
It was the summer of 1990 when a new premium set arrived upon the scene with seemingly red-hot wax that was only to be found in one hobby shop far from where I lived. I bought two packs of 1990 Leaf — and oddly I landed two Ken Griffey Jr. cards, selling one of them for $7 to an adult while standing in line to enter a small card show the following day. That money was used to get a lame vinyl logo baseball for several members of a Rookie League team to sign — one of them made The Show for some coffee as a Florida Marlin. It might have been the first time I sold a card for “real cash” and it definitely was my first time getting autographs at a show.
I never bought another pack — and still might not have to this day. That was the sum of my 1990 Leaf experience.
What: 2016 Leaf Rookie Retro sports cards
Box basics: One graded buyback Rookie Card and one Leaf Throwback card per box (five boxes per case)
What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf’s latest buyback product takes memorable Rookie Cards from throughout the sports world and adds a new touch in a two-card box packing plenty of potential.
What: 2015 Leaf 25th baseball cards
Arrives: Dec. 30
Hobby box basics: Four autographed cards per box, 12 boxes per case
What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf Trading Cards takes a look back at the popular 1990 Leaf baseball set with this autograph-driven brand that enlists all of today’s printing techniques while looking back at the famed design with today’s prospects and some legends of the past.
See a gallery and more … below.