By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
Leaf‘s debut baseball set, 2011 Leaf Metal Draft, is scheduled to arrive this week and it’s going to have some surprises.
As in Ichiro Suzuki autographed patch cards.
Leaf announced on Monday that its 120-point, silver-etched-foil autographed patch cards will be redemptions but that the cards will all be signed on-card and fulfilled within 30 days. In addition, all of the cards will be scanned and available to the public via a website showing all of the cards to ensure that the swatches are the ones that were placed by Leaf and not “upgrades” from potential scammers.
Leaf, although a long-running name in the hobby, is now a stand-alone company.
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