Leaf Live Checklist, Print Runs and Full Details

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Leaf Live is live. The card maker follows in the footsteps of Topps Now and Panini Instant to offer trading cards with on-demand print runs.

To launch the line, Leaf offered a Gene Wilder memorial card. The legendary actor passed away yesterday at the age of 83. But the eclectic nature of the set seemed to take shape a little more a couple of days later with the addition of Yoan Moncada, a prospect called up by the Boston Red Sox. A few days after that, Leaf added Dak Prescott to commemorate the rookie’s spot as the Dallas Cowboys’ Week 1 starting quarterback.

Things soon got political with a card commemorating the September 26 debate between Presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Rather than selling the cards through their own site, 2016 Leaf Live cards are available through the company’s eBay store. They’re also being offered direct to their dealer network. Each card has a week-long sales window.

Like other print-to-oder offerings, only those cards that are sold will be printed.

The cost of Leaf Live cards is $4.99 each for anywhere from one to nine copies. That drops to $3.99 for ten to 24. Bulk orders of 25 cards or more are $2.99 each.

Instead of having separate lines for different sports or areas, Leaf Live is a catch-all of sorts covering news, entertainment, sports, politics and more. They haven’t said how frequently new cards will be released.

Leaf Live took a long break after its initial launch in 2016, starting up again in the spring of 2018.

Leaf Live Checklist

As the line grows, we’ll be sure to add new cards. Announced print runs are noted. If you’re looking for a specific card, past or present, click on the links to see what’s on eBay.

1 Gene Wilder – In Memory of Gene Wilder, 1933-2016 – 233
2 Yoan Moncada – Moncada Called Up to the Show – 9/2/16 – 209
3 Dak Prescott – Dallas Week 1 Starter – 9/11/16 – 158
4 Carson Wentz – Rookie Star Wins First NFL Star – 9/11/16 – 250
5 Ezekiel Elliott – Scores TD in NFL Debut – 9/11/16 – 151
6 Hillary Clinton/Donald Trump – The 1st Debate: Hillary Clinton Vs. Donald J. Trump! – 181
7 Paxton Lynch – Paxton Lynch Leads Denver to Victory in 1st NFL Game – 84
8 Harambe – Harambe Popularity Reaches Fever Pitch – 243
9 John Cusack – Celebrates the Cubs’ First World Series Appearance Since 1945 – 71
10 Tim Tebow – Makes Triumphant Transformation Into Two-Sport Superstar – 182
11 Shohei Ohtani – Rookie Wins AL Player of the Week for Dominance on the Hill and Prowess at the Plate – 1,090
12 Ronald Acuna – Baseball’s #1 Prospect Gets First MLB Hit on April 25, 2018 – 195
13 Baker Mayfield – Browns Select Mayfield with #1 Overall Pick in 2018 NFL Draft – 247
14 Sam Darnold – Jets Select Darnold with 3rd Overall Pick in 2018 NFL Draft – 210
15 Sony Michel – Patriots Select Darnold with 31st Overall Pick in 2018 NFL Draft – 98

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Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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13 comments

  1. Paul Angilly 30 August, 2016 at 23:37

    Have they no shame? Seriously bad taste to be trying to make money off someone’s death. If they truly wanted to do a tribute, they should offer the cards as free promos. I just lost all respect for this company.

  2. Lou 31 August, 2016 at 08:57

    This really is in poor taste. Trying yet again to profit off someone dying. They released a bunch of Leaf Originals Wrestling Auto cards of Chyna shortly after her death too.

  3. Richard 31 August, 2016 at 11:47

    If they had donated the profits to his charity I’d have been OK with this. This just made me feel sad.

  4. Paul 13 September, 2016 at 17:58

    use like there product to me the have kind don’t have any Quality control on there brand. its like good to bad..

  5. Paul Angilly 14 September, 2016 at 12:55

    Ryan – Only if you don’t count the Yoan Moncada card …

    So far poor execution on this by Leaf. They might be more appealing if they focused on less-represented sports, like printing cards of the U.S. Open tennis champions.

    I’m still surprised Topps didn’t take advantage of its Olympic deals and make “Now” cards of the gold medalists from this year.

    • Ryan Cracknell 14 September, 2016 at 14:19

      Moncada – yes. I stand corrected.

      Licensing is likely the issue with the Olympics (and others). So many possibilities for the future, though, with print-on-demand. Other than licensing, distribution is the trickiest thing as it creates a cost issue. If that gets figured out, I see lots of opportunities.

    • Ryan Cracknell 27 September, 2016 at 10:33

      I think the idea was to have a card for the debate. They released it before it kicked off. That said, something recapping the actual debate could be more interesting.

  6. Card Opinionator 3 October, 2016 at 15:04

    If this is in poor taste, tell us what the rules are. Cards can be made of Mickey Mantle and Ernie Banks, but not Gene Wilder? So when would it be OK to make Gene Wilder? Because it’s clearly OK to make Mantle.

  7. Randy 2 November, 2016 at 00:44

    Haha! Tebow makes triumphant transition into two-sport superstar?? What two sports was he a superstar in?? I think Tebow is a great guy, and I really do wish him well, but let’s not kid the fans here, he’s as Charles Barkley would say, TURRIBLE!!

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