By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor
Unless you follow high school football at the national level, the names in 2017 Leaf Metal US Army All-American Football may not be familiar. But that’s by design. It brings a level of prospecting to the sport that looks far into the future, something usually reserved for baseball.
The product highlights autographs from some of the top players in the country before they enter college and years before they may enter the NFL.
Each 2017 Leaf Metal US Army All-American Football hobby box comes with eight autograph cards.
The product has three general styles of cards. Within those are parallels and variations for a little added depth on the checklist.
Metal Autographs are the most common cards in 2017 Leaf Metal US Army All-American Football, at least in the way of overall quantity. According to Leaf, roughly 60 percent of all the cards produced for the product fall under this umbrella. That said, individual cards are all numbered to 50 or less. In addition to several levels of color-based parallels, there are rare variations with different flags in the background.
Selection Tour Autographs are all signed on-card. Like Metal Autographs, these are also numbered to 50 or less. Parallels are available as well. Select cards have inscribed versions as well.
Autographed memorabilia cards also make their way into 2017 Leaf Metal US Army All-American Football. Patch Autographs have no more than 35 copies each. Leaf has largely limited the checklist on these to key positions like quarterback, running back and wide receiver, as well as top-tier prospects.
The average eight-card box of 2017 Leaf Metal US Army All-American Football have five Metal Autographs, a pair of Selection Tour Autographs and one Patch Autograph.
Production is limited to 199 cases, each holding 15 boxes.
2017 Leaf Metal US Army All-American Football at a glance:
Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 8
Boxes per case: 15
Release date: June, 2017
What to expect in a hobby box:
• Autographs – 8
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