2016 Leaf Metal Draft Football puts Tom Brady autographs alongside 2016 draft hopefuls


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By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

The NFL draft hopefuls have a little company in 2016 Leaf Metal Draft Football. New England Patriots quarterback, Tom Brady, is slated to have autographs in the prospect-driven preseason release.

Although not everyone is going to land Brady’s signatures, those buying hobby boxes may notice a little extra compared to last year. The number of autographs per box has risen from four to five cards.

The general setup of 2016 Leaf Metal Draft Football is similar to past releases under the banner. Cards are done on chromium stock while the all-autograph checklist aims to pay particular attention to prospects who play key positions on offense like quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers. Standouts from popular colleges and universities are also included.

Things start with Metal Autographs, which essentially act as the base set.

Along with those are a handful of themed insert sets, all of which are also signed. Players on the State Pride checklist have the flag from their college’s state on them. Armed and Dangerous spotlight top quarterbacks heading to the draft. Touchdown Kings take a similar approach to other high-scoring players.

All areas in 2016 Leaf Metal Draft Football have multiple types of Prismatic parallels. These come in several colors in varying rarities with Super Prismatic Gold being one-of-ones.

These parallels hold true to the Tom Brady autographs in the product as well.

2016 Leaf Metal Draft Football at a glance:

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 5
Boxes per case: 15
Release date: March, 2016

What to expect in a hobby box:

  • Autographs – 5

2016 Leaf Metal Football Tom Brady Autograph Blue

2016 Leaf Metal Football Superprismatic Ezekiel Elliott

Comments? Questions? Contact Ryan Cracknell on Twitter @tradercracks.


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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  1. Michael Pereira 16 January, 2016 at 09:38

    Love Leaf and Brain Gray. The only company that you are not losing your mind after opening a box. At least Brain Gray lives in reality and knows these are cards and are for fun. Topps and Panini can keep making their $1000 a pack products that always leave you feeling like you got Shanghai. If Leaf had a chance to get players in their pro uniforms they would pass anything Topps and Panini could put out. Good cards at good prices without out the gimmicks and useless junk that Topps and Panini always shove in collectors faces.

  2. Matt 5 March, 2016 at 00:26

    Great boxes cards look great I bought 3 boxes and. Hit a tom Brady redemption I hope it’s a color or a 1/1 but I’m stoke to get a Brady I know his autos are slim. He doesn’t seem to sign as much as other players

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