2016 Leaf Sports Heroes Trading Cards Highlight Autographs from Several Sports and Eras


As with past years, 2016 Leaf Sports Heroes doesn’t limit itself to one sport. It doesn’t stick to one era either. What is consistent throughout every card in the release, though, is autographs.

2016 Leaf Sports Heroes Pele

The product comes with three cards per box, all of which are signed.

Tom Brady, Hank Aaron, Allen Iverson, Gordie Howe, Pelé, Brett Favre, Lionel Messi, Roger Federer and Neymar are among the signers in 2016 Leaf Sports Heroes.

In addition to base autographs, which come with parallels of varying rarities, there are several themed inserts. Famous Nicknames might not be inscribed, but they do note the player’s moniker on the card itself. New York, New York highlights stars who played in the Big Apple. Team Legends pair up multiple players from the same franchise. Or, in a special case, the Hanson Brothers from the classic hockey comedy, Slap Shot.

2016 Leaf Sports Heroes also has a massive book card with signatures from 27 members of the 1972 Miami Dolphins team that went undefeated on their way to winning Super Bowl VII.

The product has a print run of less than 200 12-box cases.

2016 Leaf Sports Heroes at a glance:

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 3
Boxes per case: 12
Release date: May 28, 2016

What to expect in a hobby box:

  • Autographs – 3

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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