**Contest Closed** Box Busters: 2011 Leaf Metal Football

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Join Beckett Media’s Dan Hitt and Andrew Tolentino with special guest Brian Gray of Leaf as they rip into a pair of 2011 Leaf Metal Draft football boxes in this episode of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? What can you win? Watch to find out …


Josh Spraggins

Would love either the Ingram or Green auto. Roll Tide!

Posted March 31, 2011 at 9:02 am | Permalink
dan megaro

would love to have that ingram been collecting for years would be a great addition!

Posted March 31, 2011 at 9:43 am | Permalink

ON-CARD draft autos? Nice job!

Posted March 31, 2011 at 9:44 am | Permalink
Craig Pollack

2011 Leaf Metal is very unique, no need to worry about card corner dings from being in the foil packs, cards are shiny and look amazing!

Posted March 31, 2011 at 9:52 am | Permalink

No college logo’s…..YUK

Posted March 31, 2011 at 10:04 am | Permalink

I like the product, and with Cam in there, I think it could be a real hit.

My only issue, I’m a box/case buyer so no problems here, but individual packs could have been a better idea.

I will be opening some, and I hope it does well.

Posted March 31, 2011 at 10:07 am | Permalink
Ryan Jase

Love the edging on these cards. And of course that they are on card autos.

Also, all offense players rules. I dislike the ones that have kickers and coaches. This company seems to know what they are doing.

I would just like to pull rare cards from these boxes like #’d/10 or less because you never know how draft picks will turn out especially in football.

Posted March 31, 2011 at 10:09 am | Permalink
David Kapitan

I’m normally not a huge fan of the chrome or metal cards because of the imperfections that show up in those cards, but it looks like Leaf has done a really good job with this product. The A.J. Green card looks really sharp!

Posted March 31, 2011 at 10:16 am | Permalink
Travis N.

I don’t break a lot of football products, but I do like to collect autographed singles and this product would look great in my collection.

Posted March 31, 2011 at 10:34 am | Permalink
Joe Abrams

This product puts Topps Chrome to shame. WOW

Posted March 31, 2011 at 10:45 am | Permalink
Ken Uher

great looking set…I like the commentary from the Leaf guy as well… good insight to the product. would love the AJ Green or Ingram! Thanks!

Posted March 31, 2011 at 10:48 am | Permalink
Jordan Gohman

Great packaging from Leaf, foam and top loaders, nice. Glad Leaf cherry picked the card for signing, I have many metal type cards with the indents and scratching. The blue on Greene’s card is sharp, love the diamond plate type edging. Mark Ingrams auto hopefully will jump in value after the draft. Any of the metals would make a nice addition to a collection.

Posted March 31, 2011 at 11:04 am | Permalink
Scott Fuller

Those are really slick cards, best draft set I’ve seen this year. Go Dawgs!

Posted March 31, 2011 at 11:10 am | Permalink


Posted March 31, 2011 at 11:33 am | Permalink
Matt Holmes

Definitely some good looking cards. Very different from a lot of the products out there. Would absolutely love that Ingram!

Posted March 31, 2011 at 11:35 am | Permalink
scott kashner

great cards, full action photography, bought a evan royster presspass auto bad photo. the royster metal card i got out of a box great action pic. best product so far.

Posted March 31, 2011 at 11:38 am | Permalink
Jason Martindale

I don’t buy very many boxes but ,when i do i like to buy the boxes that contain good looking cards. I really liked what i saw from those 2 boxes and I can say that i will be buying a box of the 2011 Leaf Metal Football for my son and i. He’s 9 and couldn’t stop talking about how much he loved the sides of the cards and also seeing more of the player. Even though he didn’t see Cam Newton, he loved the look and the on card auto..
Jason Martindale

Posted March 31, 2011 at 11:43 am | Permalink
Bill Lally

Nice cards!!!!! Great Draft Product!!!!

Posted March 31, 2011 at 11:50 am | Permalink
Eric Norton

By far this is the best early season product that is out there. Love the Ingram!!!

Posted March 31, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Permalink
Colby Bunner

This product looks awesome. I love the chrome look of the cards and like that each card is in a toploader so it is well protected.

Posted March 31, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Permalink
Ray LaChance

It’s nice to see something new for the “draft” series. I think this trumps anything else out there. Cards look good, on card autos are great. WELL DONE!

Posted March 31, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Permalink

Those look really nice. Always loved the chrome look. Need to get me a box of those. Again very very nice

Posted March 31, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Permalink
Kerry Kaus

Best looking draft set, period. The Charismatics look amazing…and for sure the player selection is top notch, there really is nothing worse than pulling a 6th round cb out of a box you would be spending good money on.

The perfect entry into the draft world. Now i cant wait to see what Leaf MMA Metal looks like!!! :o)

Posted March 31, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Permalink
kent chisler

Excellent cards and on card auto, HOT product for sure!

Posted March 31, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Permalink
Troy Hoehn

Love the look of the Leaf Metal cards! Takes me back a little to the old Fleer Metal days, but on steroids! Love the Ingram

Posted March 31, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

These cards look great. I’d be very afraid if I were SAGE and Press Pass, because this product blows them out of the water.

Posted March 31, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Permalink
Michael Lee

I liked the Press Pass, but I love the Leaf Metal. It can stand toe to toe against Chrome or Finest autographs and the fact that you are getting only the real cream of the crop makes this product even better. Straight forward, no nonsense, beauties. Great work on this product! I definitely look to getting my hands on some.

Posted March 31, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

Its nice to see a company take pride in what they put out. The fact that they went through and weeded out the imperfect cards speaks volumes. Too many times I’ve gotten an autographed card and see print errors or ‘bubbling’ and figure just to keep it instead of the hassle of returning it (and ultimately getting a worse card in return).

Kudos to Leaf – this is one product that I will purchase.

Posted March 31, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Permalink
rodney bridwell

It’s nice to see a REAL footbal product this early!!!
press pass and sage are always such a disapointment to a long off season.

Posted March 31, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

I want free cards please.

Posted March 31, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Permalink
Randall Breaux

I must say, that is a pretty impressive look considering the licensing issue. Way to make a great product with little to work with…Nice Job!

Posted March 31, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Permalink
matt Levine

love the product would love the ingram and green Roll Tide!!!!

Posted March 31, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Permalink

2011 Leaf Metal Football box is an impressive product! I’m starting to get back into collecting after being absent 20 years. The product reviews provided by Beckett and their guests are very helpful and informative! The Green and Ingram cards would be a great addition to a collection for my 5 and 1 year old boys. Gorgeous product from Leaf! Thanks

Posted March 31, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Permalink
Brian Wolfrey

Love the Ingram, they all actually look pretty nice. Definitely better than the SAGE products.

Posted March 31, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Permalink

Very nice looking cards. That Ingram is sweet. I might even prefer this product over other high end stuff from Panini and Topps. I’m buying it.

Posted March 31, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

Love the new cards with that metal shiny look to it. Plus they each come in their own soft sleeve and top loader and they go through them to make sure they are the perfect product to release. In addition i love the players in their college uniforms. Great job guys!!!

Posted March 31, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Permalink
Drew VanJura

Love the on card autographs, Huge college uniform collector.

Posted March 31, 2011 at 3:43 pm | Permalink
doug stumpf

Looks great, glad to have a good draft product to compete with presspass and sage

Posted March 31, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Permalink
Mike Cook

No comment just want a chance to win the card!

Posted March 31, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Permalink
shaun cates

sweet cards!!!

Posted March 31, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

metal on card autographs awesome!!! would look better graded just saying. great product i will be busting some of this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted March 31, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Permalink
greg bradyy

Cards were awesome.I always love prospect autos

Posted March 31, 2011 at 4:39 pm | Permalink

sick cards and very nice price love the no junk cards. i’ll be crackn some for sure

Posted March 31, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Permalink
Chris McFadden

These are so much nicer that the Sage. I love the on card signatures and the card of Green looks very sharp. I would also love the Ingram, but hey the base cards are nice as well. I would be happy with any of these. Great Job!!!!!

Posted March 31, 2011 at 4:54 pm | Permalink
Jonathan Mills

It is so good to see a spark in the Hobby. The Leaf cards are beautiful. The hobby needed a “shot in the arm” and I think Leaf has given it that.

Posted March 31, 2011 at 5:02 pm | Permalink
heath lorah

i love the chrome look especially the refractor versions, with upper deck having the license for ncaa, this is as nice as you can get without the logos on them. will look forward to other leaf products for sure.

Posted March 31, 2011 at 5:13 pm | Permalink
Artie Barnes

Can’t go wrong with on card auto’s and cards encased in toploaders so you don’t open up damaged cards.

Posted March 31, 2011 at 5:28 pm | Permalink
Andy Waskie

Very sick cards! Can’t wait to grab a couple boxes!

Posted March 31, 2011 at 5:29 pm | Permalink
Jeremy Lake

Really nice looking product, especially for a Draft product. Probably will have to try a box of them.

Posted March 31, 2011 at 5:55 pm | Permalink
Alan Rex

Not bad looking. Etching is a unique new idea, that should pay dividends for collectors and dealers.

Good to see the card company take some extra precaution in protecting these cards with the toploaders. I am all for anything to reduce damages, and this should help that problem.

It is also nice to a box not to be loaded with mostly worthless commons, although without that addition fuel for my fireplace it might be a little cooler next winter.
It is a trade I would make everyday, extra space for a little less heat.

Negatives: No college logos. I am a huge college fan, and without the logos they look like pee-wee football uniforms, and makes me think twice when purchasing high-end singles.

Posted March 31, 2011 at 6:17 pm | Permalink
Chris H

I’m very excited to see the Leaf brand back in the hobby. Watched this video as well as the Ali box, both look great! As for the Metal Football, I’m extremely impressed. the design, the on card autos and even down to the presentation is very nice. Would love the Ingram auto in hopes the Patriots draft him! Thanks guys, keep up the good work!

Posted March 31, 2011 at 6:48 pm | Permalink
Stephen Smithwick

WOW. I’m impressed. Nice cards. Gimme some?

Posted March 31, 2011 at 6:53 pm | Permalink
George Valeriano

Leaf taking a big leap to be innovative. Im curious to see with a lockout how will this set be effected if any? Very impressive on their part to give you big name guys instead of the third round auto’s. Cant wait to get my hand on one to see how they look in person.

Posted March 31, 2011 at 7:02 pm | Permalink
P. Boyle

Those cards looked sick! Unlike other companies, Leaf did an excelent job making sure that the cards won’t get damaged by putting them in toploaders. They also put out an excellent checklist by included top draft prospects like Mark Ingram, Blaine Gabbart, A.J. Green and Nick Fairley. Also, I am a huge fan of how they went offensive heavy and only included 60 of the top prospects. That way, you are basically guaranteed a good on-card autographed card for each hit.

Posted March 31, 2011 at 7:06 pm | Permalink
Blake Burdge

I really like the chrome surface and the on card autographs! I would love to have the Ingram because I am a huge Alabama fan and I don’t get a lot of expensive boxes because I am in middle school.

Posted March 31, 2011 at 7:15 pm | Permalink
Travis Makuk

The metal cards look sweet! I can’t wait to see more sweet cards like this. Great job Leaf!

Posted March 31, 2011 at 7:30 pm | Permalink
Cody C.

Wow. I have been VERY impressed with this product! The cards are seriously beautiful looking, the checklist is great, and it seems to definitely be worth the money. This looks like it might just be the best pre-draft product this year. I can’t wait to bust some soon!

Posted March 31, 2011 at 7:35 pm | Permalink
Luc N.

Very nice product. This is way better that Press Pass or SAGE . Love to pulled the Mark Ingram Auto. Looking forward to get some of the product.

Posted March 31, 2011 at 7:42 pm | Permalink
dan schertz

This takes me back to the early 90’s skybox metal product. But really updated. wow so cool.

Posted March 31, 2011 at 7:48 pm | Permalink
Chris Todd

I like this set. It looks like Leaf took the time and effort to make a great product. I especially like the fact they took the time to grade some of the cards to see how they would turn out. Other companys, Topps, should take a hint because these cards are super clean, especially that AJ Green. Probably the best pre-draft/draft product I’ve ever seen.

Posted March 31, 2011 at 7:53 pm | Permalink
Adrian Augustine

I like the look of the new Press Pass but I absolutely love the look of Leaf Metal! Even though the logos are airbrushed, the simple fact that the full bodied players are still in their correctly colored jerseys and helmets does make a huge difference. While I probably won’t buy a box of this, I could easily see myself buying a single of JJ Watt. I’m glad to see that he was selected as one of the nine defensive players. I would love to have that AJ Green, though. He should be a stud in the NFL. The Ingram would be nice too.

Posted March 31, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Permalink
Jeremy Crowell

I liked the 1999 Molten Metals, also real metal and graded great! I can’t wait to see this product.

Posted March 31, 2011 at 8:34 pm | Permalink
Tyler Lambert

I love the look of the cards. Takes me back to the older days of the SkyBox Metal cards, when I first started collecting. The AJ Green is absolutely amazing, the blue really pops off the card. And the way that they are all in sleeves is nice to avoid damaging the cards in transport. All around looks like a solid product. And I wouldn’t mind getting my hands on an Ingram, Green, or Julio Jones.

Posted March 31, 2011 at 8:42 pm | Permalink
Kevin B

This product is really exciting as it is a very high-end one, which comes early in the season. I am very excited to get my hands on some of these cards, would love to win either the Green or Ingram!

Posted March 31, 2011 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

Post earlier but my e-mail address was incorrect and i was hoping to win the card or something else. I’ll have to wait and see???

Posted March 31, 2011 at 9:47 pm | Permalink
Corey Swinney

Very Cool Design Nice Product

Posted March 31, 2011 at 10:12 pm | Permalink
John Seidenberger

Sharp product. Love the prisms.

Posted March 31, 2011 at 10:24 pm | Permalink
Jason Bailey

It’s refreshing to see the commitment to quality in 2011 Leaf Metal! On-card autographs and no redemptions are huge selling points, and it’s impressive that the cards don’t rely on their rarity — they would look great in any collection regardless of the serial numbers.

Posted March 31, 2011 at 10:39 pm | Permalink
Oliver cyment

Man, where can I start? Well, I mostly like the insert autographs like the Mark Ingram and AJ Green pulls, they are of very good players and they are numbered pretty low too. I also like how Leaf cased there cards so you don’t have to stress about not having protection for your cards after you just busted a box of top-dollar stuff. One other thing I like very much is that all of the autograph cards are signed on the card, no boring stickers. I will have to save up my allowance for a box of this stuff, can’t wait till I have enough.

Posted March 31, 2011 at 11:10 pm | Permalink

Oh my goodness!!! This Metal product is the sickness!!! I love these cards…. please, Gods of Beckett, shower me with a free Ingram or Green!!!

Posted March 31, 2011 at 11:49 pm | Permalink
Ben Bishop

Awesome cards. Thats all.

Posted March 31, 2011 at 11:56 pm | Permalink
Nick Ferns

Gotta love on-card autographs, and that A.J. Green is nice!

Posted April 1, 2011 at 12:44 am | Permalink
Mike Trinh

Very nice cards! Nice start to 2011 FB season. Go Roy Helu!

Posted April 1, 2011 at 2:37 am | Permalink

Awesome looking cards! Love that every card is an on card auto! No sense wasting times with the commons and cards that nobody really wants. I’m definitely going to have to get a few boxes of this.

Posted April 1, 2011 at 3:58 am | Permalink
Marc Blevins

Very cool product. The top loaders and foam packaging really shows a commitment to quality and the guy from Leaf did a great job explaining what they did to make it a great product and why they did it. I had no thought to picking up a box of these until I saw the video.

Posted April 1, 2011 at 5:04 am | Permalink

This is the best looking draft product.

Posted April 1, 2011 at 5:37 am | Permalink
Matthew Gilman

Sweet looking product. The AJ green auto would be a great addition to my collection its such a beautiful card. or to anyones at that. Mark Ingram would be great to have also. Especially if the Giants draft him for me.

Posted April 1, 2011 at 6:13 am | Permalink
Sean Enlow

Leaf Metal draft has to be the best draft product I have seen yet. In the past, pre-pro cards have been known to have very low market value and this product will be the one that changes all of that. Thanks Leaf for producing such a nice product that isn’t jam packed with useless base cards that you get a hundred duplicates of trying to get the auto you want.

Posted April 1, 2011 at 9:15 am | Permalink
chris porter

Sharp looking cards, they would be even better if leaf purchased the NCAA licensing rights to include the college logos. Also, maybe 3 autos and one memorabilia as college mems are rare in the college collecting field. 9 out of 10 for me. thanks guys!!!

Posted April 1, 2011 at 9:16 am | Permalink
Robert Hogan

Super sweet product!! Good to see metal back in town! Especially with the no-nonsense approach with no filler to toss or redemptions to deal with… just strait down to business. Quality is AMAZING with the loaders!! Will certainly be buying my share and hopefully get a head start with the Ingram or the Green.

Posted April 1, 2011 at 9:18 am | Permalink
Chris Alford

Love the Leaf on card autos, also love the fact that they only put the main draftees in the product with no redemption. Looks like a great product.

Posted April 1, 2011 at 10:19 am | Permalink

I feel bad for commenting here after I did on Press Pass BoxBusters but that Mark Imgram card is SICK!!! Leaf had really stepped it up to give you what we ALL want as collectors. We will get hundreds of our favorite college players in their NFL unis but only a few in their college. Mark Ingram was the heart and soul of my Alabama Crimson Tide. If I do not win in the Press Pass Boxbusters, I would LOVE to have that card!!! Good luck to all!!!

Posted April 1, 2011 at 10:57 am | Permalink
Anthony Chu

I’m guessing these cards won’t curl up. They look great though. And on-card autos are awesome.

Posted April 1, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Permalink

No veterans? More than half of these rookies will never suit up for a pro game. What a shame… and Topps Chrome looks much nicer!

Posted April 1, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Permalink
rod andrews

love the look of these cards! this will be the first football product I buy this year.

Posted April 1, 2011 at 3:52 pm | Permalink
Bobby Chalermsopone

Everything auto for $100 is fair. Looks like you get 3 regular guys with 1 special player. Both auto’s look clean. Would be nice to see them in person.

Posted April 1, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Permalink
Robert - cardsnwine

VERY NICE STUFF! Leaf did a real nice job with this.

So impressed I bought into a 1/2 case group break. Hoping to pull some nice Pac 10 hits.

Keep up the nice cards Leaf.

Posted April 1, 2011 at 5:23 pm | Permalink
Tom Waldron

Leaf and Razor reall a good combo. I was wondering how good these would be.. very sweet.
I for one would love the Ingram card or any other card not sure at my current budget I can swing a box ofmy own. I aways loved the Fleer Metal cards from old days and the etching reminds me of those cards.
Can’t wait to see a 1/1 auto. Thanks guys for continuing to bring the info to us. I look here everyday for wahts hot in the hobby.
I’l be looking for that email …… anyday.

Posted April 1, 2011 at 6:49 pm | Permalink
david jones

leaf’s products are amazing looking, they are sharp, clean, and well put together. the only problem that i have with them are the lack of team logo’s but i can live with that but how much better would they look if they could specially with that tinted metal look like they have on the all american cards. it would be cool to see them even do sets based on schools. all i have to say is this has to be the best product ive seen in many years hand down in all sports..

Posted April 1, 2011 at 7:50 pm | Permalink
kris burak

The presentation was really nice, from the box itself to the colors of the cards. I would really like to see some in person!

Posted April 2, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Permalink
Jason Smith

Awesome Cards, can’t wait till I can get a box and open them and hopefully pull a great card like you guys pulled. Beggars can’t be choosers so if you select me I will be most grateful.


Posted April 2, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

I love how they got the best players and put them at a chrome metal looking card. I hate getting signatures in packets that are either free agents or cut and dont play and that to me is a waste of money. Getting this box before the draft makes it worth while to watch the draft to see where the guys draft and that every card is signed on the card and not a sticker is worth while getting. I love them a lot and worth the money period. Also watching this box break the thing that got me as well was that every card was already in a plastic cover as i hate also getting cards that are signed in packets that are damaged cards. Im Sold and well done Leaf….

Posted April 2, 2011 at 7:25 pm | Permalink
Michael Sparks

Leaf is making a great attempt at catering to the new style collector with these special 4 card boxes. Most buyers these days are just looking for the autographs or inserts and really don’t do much with the fill in cards. This is the perfect product for those type pf buyers. The fact that the on-card autograph is utilized makes this even more unique. Leaf stated no redemptions, this is the way to go becasue who wants to set around and wait on that redemption to come 6 months later.

Great job Leaf!!! – Awesome concept

Posted April 3, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Permalink
Robert Burd

HEAVY METAL. Nice to see such unique cards out early. On card is the way hobby should be done. I only collect on card auto’s and all 8 are spot on beautiful. Really cant wait to buy this product. Great job with the design also the look is classy and high end.

Posted April 4, 2011 at 12:00 am | Permalink

A product worth your money….Nice to see for a change. I am glad to see a company like Leaf make a bad a$$ metal card. Those pulls are great, either one is fine with me.

Posted April 4, 2011 at 9:05 am | Permalink

Some of my favorite cards collecting when I was younger were Fleer Metal cards! These are bringing back some good memories and I can’t tell you how I use to hate getting those worthless pre-draft cards with no Pop! These look great can’t wait to pick a box or two up!

Posted April 4, 2011 at 9:37 am | Permalink
Tom Dumrauf

SUPER job (and idea) to fill this product exclusively with the top players and not guys who wont even make an NFL team …….or even get drafted. Awesome.

Posted April 4, 2011 at 10:43 am | Permalink
Steve B

I like the design. The relaunch of Leaf as a collegiate product looks awesome. Hopefully next year the CLC will give away one more license.

Posted April 4, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Permalink
Kelly M

Awesome looking product, nice to see something new. Great pulls too.

Posted April 4, 2011 at 8:36 pm | Permalink
marco casini

I like this product alot, busted a few boxes myself. Pulled a nice Mallett. And like Brian Gray mentioned they are stunning cards out of toploaders.

A+ product!

Posted April 5, 2011 at 11:02 am | Permalink
Carl P

Great product! Definitely going to have to open a couple of these boxes.
Leaf just raised the bar.

Posted April 5, 2011 at 11:22 am | Permalink

The winner of the Mark Ingram autograph from this box break is (drumroll) Michael Rufnak and the winner of the A.J. Green card seen here is Oliver Cyment.

Congratulations, gentlemen and thanks to all of you for commenting.

Keep your eyes peeled for more prizes coming soon!

Posted April 6, 2011 at 8:07 am | Permalink

Those cards look awesome. I will definitely look for some.

Posted April 7, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

I would love to get these cards both Ingram out of 25 and the Green out of 10 sooooooooooo please pick me for both of the cards please. I love cards I love to colect football and baseball cards. I love to watch box busters you guys are great about picking the boxes with cards.

Posted November 7, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Permalink
Mark Collins

Like to see that someone puts so much emphasis on quality. On card auto, very nice.

Posted December 20, 2011 at 8:34 am | Permalink