What: 2017 Leaf Signature Series tennis cards
Arrives: Aug. 15
Box Basics: 10 autographed cards per box (12 boxes per case)
What’s Buzz-worthy: Leaf Trading Cards takes to the court once again with a product that “features a very strong checklist including the addition of a number of elite new names” while also having a small print run.
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He’s a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame as a writer and broadcaster — the “preeminent and foremost authority on tennis in the world” according to the Hall — and a legend in his own field as a winner of the Associated Press Sports Editors’ Red Smith Award and a member of the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Hall of Fame.
He’s Bud Collins — the voice of tennis for more than 50 years — and he died Friday at age 86.
“No media figure in history in my mind has ever been as important to one sport as Bud Collins was to the sport of tennis,” said Mike Lupica, a New York Daily News columnist, to The Boston Globe, where Collins was a long-time writer. “You can’t minimize it. He became the de facto ambassador to that sport as it was exploding in this country. He educated. He entertained.”
And he had tennis cards, too.
What: 2015 Leaf Ultimate tennis cards
Arrives: Dec. 18
Hobby box basics: Five autographed cards per box. Twelve boxes per case.
What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf Trading Cards is taking tennis high-end once again with the arrival of 2015 Leaf Ultimate, a hits-driven brand that will include many past and present stars from the court. Some of them have not appeared on trading cards before.
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