Tag Archives: Leaf Trading Cards

2015-16 Leaf In The Game Stickwork First Look

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor One of the hobby’s most unexpected hits during the 2013-14 season was In The Game’s first Stickwork product and since their assets fell under the umbrella of Leaf Trading Cards, many collectors have been wondering if a sequel was in the “works”. Returning to store shelves in October, […]

Case Breakers: Leaf Trading Cards Edition

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media Boxes are being cracked open at a fast and furious pace in the Rippingwax.com Breakers Pavilion at the 36th National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago this week and trading card manufacturers are taking to the Amazon Sports Collectibles Main Stage to show off their latest releases. This morning, collectors […]

Promotions To Keep Collectors Busy At The National

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media The 36th National Sports Collectors Convention opens today in Chicago and hobbyists from all over the world are about to convene on the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Whether they are breaking boxes or hunting for a great item for their personal collections, there are plenty of opportunities to […]

First Look: 2015 Sportkings Vault

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media Last year, Leaf Trading Cards purchased the Sportkings brand from In The Game and as the hobby awaits the next release of the iconic multi-sport product, there is a special release hitting card stores in late August in the form of 2015 Sportkings Vault. In recent months, older In […]

Beckett 20 Questions on … college cardboard

School ties are seemingly everywhere on cardboard from the past and present. Now they’re the focus here for our latest 20 Questions …

Leaf announces National redemption program plans

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media Leaf Trading Cards will once again have a solid presence in the corporate section at the 36th National Sports Collectors Convention later this month and it has announced it will once again hold a redemption program for hobbyists in attendance. Those coming to the Leaf booth and breaking a […]

First Look: 2015 Leaf Legends of Sport

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media After a three-year absence, Leaf Trading Cards is bringing back its Legends of Sport brand back to hobby store shelves in 2015 and the company has touted it as spanning “the widest range of the greatest athletes in their respective sports.” Collectors will get to make that judgment for […]

First Look: 2015 Leaf Pop Century

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media Celebrity trading card products have seen tremendous market growth in recent years and Leaf Trading Cards has brought back its Pop Century brand once again in 2015. With its deepest checklist to date , 2015 Leaf Pop Century will be loaded up with tons of new signers which span […]

First Look: 2015 Leaf Memorabilia Vault

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media Repacked memorabilia products have been growing in popularity as of late and Leaf Trading Cards is about to get in on the action with 2015 Leaf Memorabilia Vault. Loaded up with a strong and broad selection of memorabilia from a variety of genres, there will be 10 items inside […]

Leaf reveals 2015 Greatest Hits original content

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor With 2015 Leaf Greatest Hits basketball expected to hit store shelves in June, collectors were not only anticipating a fantastic shot at pulling either a Michael Jordan autograph or 1986-87 Fleer Rookie Card, but there was also the promise of some original content to add more value to packs. […]

First Look: 2014-15 Leaf Signature Series Hockey

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The Signature Series brand was once a staple for In The Game a decade ago, but Leaf Trading Cards is now reviving it for today’s hockey hobbyists. Releasing in late June, 2014-15 Leaf Signature Series gives collectors their last shot at Connor McDavid autographs before the young phenom […]

Leaf signs Yoan Moncada to autograph deal

Leaf Trading Cards has signed Boston Red Sox prospect Yoan Moncada to a multi-year autograph deal, the company announced on Wednesday.

Leaf Offers In The Game CHL Top Prospect Set

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor This weekend, the hockey world will find out which team will get the right to select first overall in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft and there is little doubt that they will pick Connor McDavid of the Erie Otters. Leaf Trading Cards is giving collectors another opportunity to […]

Leaf Announces Spring Expo Redemption Plans

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Attendees of the 49th Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo in Toronto are already buzzing about junior hockey phenom Connor McDavid and Leaf Trading Cards has made him and some of his peers the focal point of their highly-anticipated redemption program, which will be held from May 1 to May […]

First Look: 2015 Leaf Rookie Retro

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media Returning after a one-year hiatus, Leaf Rookie Retro is poised to hit store shelves in the coming days and the company has managed to combine some of today’s hottest young stars with many of the best rookie cards the hobby has ever seen inside of each pack. Since Leaf […]

Sunday Conversation: Leaf’s Gregg Kohn

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Hobby veteran Gregg Kohn is the Director of Product Development for Leaf Trading Cards and Beckett Hockey recently caught up with him to discuss some of the upcoming changes collectors can expect to see in 2014-15 In The Game Heroes & Prospects in addition to some of the […]

First Look: 2015 Leaf Greatest Hits Basketball

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor With the ongoing success of its other repack products issued in recent years, Leaf Trading Cards has added another one to their lineup and 2015 Leaf Greatest Hits Basketball will be hitting the shelves next month. Loaded up with some incredible cards in each box, the company went […]

First Look: 2014-15 In The Game Heroes & Prospects

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Heroes & Prospects is back again this season, but the hobby is in for a bit of a shock as the longest-running brand of CHL-licensed trading cards has undergone a major transformation since being moved over to Leaf Trading Cards. 2014-15 In The Game Heroes & Prospects has […]

Sunday Conversation: Card artist Mike James

    By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor Mike James is a veteran sports card artist who has had his work appear in several different card sets through the years. We caught up with him for a brief Q&A for our latest Sunday Conversation … — How long have you done sketch […]

BGS Diary: Chasing Amy, metal minis, USA Baseball green and, of course, Crimson Tide

For the last few months, I’ve submitted a few cards a month to Beckett Grading Services to finally get some of the cards I like into slabs. Selecting which cards to submit has been easier said than done — and the results can be interesting, too.

Leaf Cuts Production On Next Hockey Releases

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Leaf Trading Cards recently announced that it will be cutting back on production of its upcoming 2014-15 In The Game Leaf Metal Hockey release, but the move will come as a welcome surprise to collectors as they will be seeding at least one Connor McDavid autograph in each […]

BGS Diary Predictor (Feb.): What will he submit?

We recently introduced the BGS Diary and it seems like a few of you liked hearing about what — and why — Beckett Baseball Editor Chris Olds submitted what he did for grading.

First Look: 2015 Leaf Best of Hockey

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Buyback products have gathered a strong following in the hobby in recent years and Leaf Trading Cards has been one of the leaders among manufacturers in bringing these releases to store shelves. Back in 2013, the company issued its first Best of Hockey effort and it is back […]

Box Busters: 2014 Leaf Pop Century Masterworks

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds and Matt Bible as they rip into a box of 2014 Leaf Pop Century Masterworks in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Leaf Originals arrives with many new signers

You might know their names or faces if you’re not a wrestling fan, but even if you are a fan you probably don’t know their autographed cards that well. Why? Because they’ve never had one.

What will 2015 bring? Hobby Predictions: Part III

What will the hobby hold for 2015? We’ve asked a few industry insiders and other notable collectors. Here’s what they have boldly predicted to see in the coming year.

What will 2015 bring? Hobby Predictions: Part II

Compiled by Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor What will the hobby hold for 2015? We’ve asked a few industry insiders and other notable collectors. Here’s what they have boldly predicted to see in the coming year. – CHRIS CARLIN – Upper Deck’s Sr. Marketing & Social Media Manager “Upper Deck will continue to run […]

First Look: 2014 Leaf Q

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media This year, Leaf Trading Cards has been busy putting out products that cater to a variety of collectors and with their upcoming release, 2014 Leaf Q, they are seeking to make a serious impact in the super-premium market once it hits store shelves in early January. Featuring some of […]

First Look: 2014-15 In The Game Leaf Metal Hockey

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The partnership between Leaf Trading Cards and In The Game is set to enter into its third release as 2014-15 In The Game Leaf Metal Hockey will hit store shelves in February. While their first two products had been previously estabilished In The Game brands, this new creation […]

Leaf Announces 2014 Holiday Pack Promotion

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor With the season of giving upon us, at least one card company is getting in on the action and spreading some goodwill to collectors, dealers and distributors with special 2014 Leaf Trading Cards Holiday Packs. Dealers and customers that purchase boxes of specific 2014 products released by Leaf […]

Leaf releases SP list for upcoming Valiant

This year’s edition of Leaf Valiant includes your typical autograph rainbow but the standard versions of the cards will not all be easy to find.

Beckett 20 Questions … on autographs

Here is our latest batch of 20 Questions — tell us what you think with the questions below and raise a few of your own at the end if you’d like.

Box Busters with Slipknot’s No. 3

Before metal band Slipknot hit the stage Friday night here in Dallas for the latest stop on their “Prepare for Hell” tour, there was one thing on the minds of two members from the Grammy-winning band and one of its photographers. They wanted to visit Beckett Media.

Leaf Releases Expo Redemption Details

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor With the 48th Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo just a little over a week away, hockey collectors are fervently preparing for the semi-annual show and many of them will be taking advantage of the redemption program that will be held at the In The GameLand section of the corporate […]

Leaf Announces ITG Draft Prospects Redemption

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Leaf Trading Cards has released details regarding a special redemption set targeted to collectors of 2014-15 In The Game Draft Prospects, the first product released after they began producing hockey cards under the In The Game banner. Once a collector mails in five barcodes that can be found […]