2017 Leaf Pearl Checklist Debuts New Super-Premium Line, Includes Shohei Ohtani Autographs

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2017 Leaf Pearl has been teased by the card maker for a while. The new super-premium line has a lot of moving parts coming from several sports. Already promising a roster of Hall of Famers and other big names, 2017 Leaf Pearl also has Shohei Ohtani autographs.

2017 Leaf Pearl Shohei Ohtani Autograph

The product is a mix of high-end elements from across the sporting spectrum. Baseball, football, basketball, soccer, hockey and more are represented on the checklist. And virtually everything is numbered to 10 or less. More specifically, if it’s not an Ohtani autograph, it’s got no more than ten copies.

Base cards live up to the set’s name with a pearl included similar to how Panini Flawless uses gems. 2017 Leaf Pearl base cards (/10) are done on a milky stock, further sticking with the theme. Parallels come in five levels numbered down to 1/1.

2017 Leaf Pearl Jennie Finch

Base Signatures use a similar design. Signers include Pele, Nolan Ryan, Floyd Mayweather and more.

The Shohei Ohtani autographs are done a little differently. Design-wise, they match the Base Signatures. However, there are five different cards, each using a different photo. None of these have parallels, although each is numbered differently. One of the five 2017 Leaf Pearl Shohie Ohtani autographs is numbered to 40. Another has 25 copies, then /10, /5 and finally a 1/1.

Bringing it back to the legends, Champions Signatures have ink from players who have won their respective sports’ biggest prizes. John Elway, Jerry Rice and Magic Johnson are among the ‘graphs here.

Peals of Wisdom are inscribed autographs that come with a piece of advice. For example, Nolan Ryan suggests you, “Don’t mess with Texas.”

Barry Sanders and Larry Bird are among those with Paragon Signatures. These combine the autograph with an over-sized swatch.

If a 2017 Leaf Pearl box doesn’t have an Ohtani autograph, it does have a cut signature. Pearl Cuts subjects go beyond sports. Marilyn Monroe, Tupac Shakur, John F. Kennedy, Lou Gehrig, Abraham Lincoln, Michelle Obama and Donald Trump are a sample of the variety.

History Book Cut Signatures fold out to include not only the autograph but a massive piece of unique memorabilia. Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle are both a part of the checklist.

Memorabilia cards come in several themes. Pearlescent Patch cards all have jumbo patch pieces. Both game-used and player-worn jerseys were used to make these. Covering several generations, Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky, Tom Brady, Patrick Ewing, Kobe Bryant, Chipper Jones and Eddie Mathews are among the subjects.

Rare Materials cards have five swatches from the same legend. Jordan, Ruth, Ted Williams, Thurman Munson and David Beckham all have cards here.

Multi-player memorabilia cards come in a couple of different themes. Pearl 4, 6 and 8 cards come with swatches from a matching number of legends. The Year in Sport highlights five players who all made a big impact around the same timeframe.

2017 Leaf Pearl has a production run of 300 total boxes. That works out to 150 two-box cases.

2017 Leaf Pearl at a glance:

Cards per pack: 11
Packs per box: 1
Boxes per case: 2
Release date: April 11, 2018

What to expect in a 2017 Leaf Pearl hobby box:

• Shohei Ohtani Autograph or Cut Signature – 1
• Additional Cards – 10

2017 Leaf Pearl Checklist

Base

Base Set Checklist

54 cards.
No #4, 39, 41.

Parallels:

• Platinum Holo – /5
• Purple Holo – /3
• Green Holo – /2
• Gold Holo – 1/1


1 Al Kaline /10
2 Alex Rodriguez /10
3 Allen Iverson /10
5 Barry Sanders /10
6 Bo Jackson /10
7 Bob Griese /10
8 Brett Favre /10
9 Cal Ripken Jr. /10
10 Christian McCaffrey /10
11 Clyde Drexler /10
12 Cristiano Ronaldo /10
13 David Robinson /10
14 Dennis Rodman /10
15 Deshaun Watson /10
16 Floyd Mayweather Jr. /10
17 Earl Campbell /10
18 Frank Thomas /10
19 Greg Maddux /10
20 Hakeem Olajuwon /10
21 Hope Solo /10
22 Hulk Hogan /10
23 Jack Eichel /10
24 Jennie Finch /10
25 Jerry Rice /10
26 Jim Kelly /10
27 Mitch Trubisky /10
28 Johnny Bench /10


29 Larry Bird /10
30 Lawrence Taylor /10
31 Mike Williams /10
32 Lionel Messi /10
33 Magic Johnson /10
34 Mariano Rivera /10
35 Martin Brodeur /10
36 Mike Piazza /10
37 Mike Tyson /10
38 Neymar Jr. /10
40 Nolan Ryan /10
42 Patrick Ewing /10
43 Pedro Martinez /10
44 Pelé /10
45 Pete Rose /10
46 Raymond Bourque /10
47 Reggie Jackson /10
48 Ric Flair /10
49 Robin Yount /10
50 Rod Carew /10
51 Paige VanZant /10
52 Scottie Pippen /10
53 Shawn Kemp /10
54 Terry Bradshaw /10
55 Troy Aikman /10
56 Wade Boggs /10
57 Emmitt Smith /10


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Autographs

2017 Leaf Pearl Autographs Checklists

Base Autographs Checklist

43 cards.

Parallels:

• Platinum Holo – /5
• Purple Holo – /3
• Green Holo – /2
• Gold Holo – 1/1

None of the Ohtani autographs have parallels.


AU-AI1 Allen Iverson /10
AU-AK1 Al Kaline /10
AU-AR1 Alex Rodriguez /10
AU-BG1 Bob Griese /10
AU-BJ1 Bo Jackson /10
AU-BS1 Barry Sanders /10
AU-CM1 Christian McCaffrey /10
AU-CR1 Cristiano Ronaldo /10 – Redemption
AU-CRJ Cal Ripken Jr. /10
AU-DR2 Dennis Rodman /10
AU-DW1 Deshaun Watson /10
AU-EC1 Earl Campbell /10
AU-FM1 Floyd Mayweather Jr. /10
AU-FT1 Frank Thomas /10
AU-GM1 Greg Maddux /10
AU-HS1 Hope Solo /10
AU-JB1 Johnny Bench /10
AU-JE1 Jack Eichel /10
AU-JK1 Jim Kelly /10
AU-JR1 Jerry Rice /10
AU-LB1 Larry Bird /10
AU-LM1 Lionel Messi /10 – Redemption


AU-LT1 Lawrence Taylor /10
AU-MB1 Martin Brodeur /10
AU-MJ1 Magic Johnson /10
AU-MT2 Mitch Trubisky /10
AU-NR1 Nolan Ryan /10
AU-P1 Pelé /10
AU-PR1 Pete Rose /10
AU-RB1 Raymond Bourque /10
AU-RC1 Rod Carew /10
AU-RF1 Ric Flair /10
AU-RJ1 Reggie Jackson /10
AU-RY1 Robin Yount /10
AU-SK1 Shawn Kemp /10
AU-SO1 Shohei Ohtani /40
AU-SO2 Shohei Ohtani /5
AU-SO3 Shohei Ohtani /10
AU-SO4 Shohei Ohtani /25
AU-SO5 Shohei Ohtani 1/1
AU-TA1 Troy Aikman /10
AU-TB1 Terry Bradshaw /10
AU-WB1 Wade Boggs /10


Champions Checklist

6 cards.

Parallels:

• Platinum Holo – /5
• Purple Holo – /3
• Green Holo – /2
• Gold Holo – 1/1

CH-JE1 John Elway /10
CH-JR1 Jerry Rice /10
CH-MJ1 Magic Johnson /10
CH-RJ1 Reggie Jackson /10
CH-TA1 Troy Aikman /10
CH-TB1 Terry Bradshaw /10

Dual Signature Memorabilia Checklist

2 cards.

Parallels:

• Platinum Holo – /5
• Purple Holo – /3
• Green Holo – /2
• Gold Holo – 1/1

DSM-01 Troy Aikman/John Elway /10
DSM-04 Greg Maddux/Nolan Ryan /10

History Book Checklist

3 cards.

BR Babe Ruth 1/1
MA Muhammad Ali 1/1
MM Mickey Mantle 1/1

Paragon Signatures Checklist

9 cards.

Parallels:

• Platinum Holo – /4
• Purple Holo – /3
• Green Holo – /2
• Gold Holo – 1/1

PA-AI1 Allen Iverson /10
PA-AR1 Alex Rodriguez /10
PA-BS1 Barry Sanders /8
PA-CRJ Cal Ripken Jr. /8
PA-JE1 John Elway /10
PA-LB1 Larry Bird /8
PA-NR1 Nolan Ryan /10
PA-P1 Pelé /8
PA-TA1 Troy Aikman /8

Pearl Cuts Checklist

100 cards.


PC-AD1 Al Davis /5
PC-AE1 Amelia Earhart 1/1
PC-AG1 Alec Guinness 1/1
PC-AL1 Abraham Lincoln 1/1
PC-ALT1 Alfred Lord Tennyson 1/1
PC-AP1 Arnold Palmer 1/1
PC-AP2 Albert Pujols /5
PC-AS1 Arnold Schwarzenegger /5
PC-AV1 Arky Vaughan 1/1
PC-BA1 Barack Obama /2
PC-BB1 Bill Belichick /2
PC-BC1 Bill Clinton /12
PC-BE1 Billy Evans 1/1
PC-BG1 Bill Gates 1/1
PC-BG2 Bart Giamatti /3
PC-BS1 Bruce Springsteen 1/1
PC-BTW Booker T. Washington 1/1
PC-BV1 Bill Veeck 1/1
PC-CB1 Count Basie 1/1
PC-CB2 Chief Bender 1/1
PC-CC1 Calvin Coolidge 1/1
PC-CD1 Charles Dickens 1/1
PC-CH1 Charlton Heston 1/1
PC-CH2 Curly Howard 1/1
PC-CS1 Charles Schulz 1/1
PC-CS2 Carroll Shelby /5
PC-DB1 David Bowie 1/1
PC-DT1 Donald J. Trump /5
PC-DW1 Arthur Wellesley – 1st Duke of Wellington 1/1
PC-EC1 Eric Clapton /2
PC-EF1 Errol Flynn /6
PC-EM1 Elijah Muhammad /4
PC-EN1 Eminem 1/1
PC-FDR Franklin D. Roosevelt /2
PC-GC1 Grover Cleveland /3
PC-GC2 Guy Chamberlin 1/1
PC-GE1 George Eastman 1/1
PC-GF1 Gerald Ford /11
PC-GH1 Gabby Hartnett 1/1
PC-GHB George H.W. Bush /7
PC-GWB George W. Bush /8
PC-HC1 Hillary Clinton /3
PC-HC2 Howard Cosell 1/1
PC-HH1 Herbert Hoover /6
PC-HW1 Honus Wagner 1/1
PC-IG1 Indira Gandhi /2
PC-JB1 James Brown 1/1
PC-JB2 James Buchanan 1/1
PC-JB3 Jim Bottomley 1/1
PC-JB4 John Belushi 1/1


PC-JC1 Jacques Cousteau 1/1
PC-JC2 Jimmy Carter 1/1
PC-JD1 Joe DiMaggio /4
PC-JF1 Jimmie Foxx 1/1
PC-JFK1 John F. Kennedy 1/1
PC-JG1 James A. Garfield 1/1
PC-JG2 Joe Gordon 1/1
PC-JH1 Jim Henson /2
PC-JM1 John Madden /2
PC-JN1 Jack Nicklaus /3
PC-JO1 Jesse Owens 1/1
PC-JP1 James Polk 1/1
PC-JP2 John Penn 1/1
PC-JP3 Juan Perón 1/1
PC-JPS1 John Philip Sousa 1/1
PC-KC1 Kiki Cuyler 1/1
PC-LBJ1 Lyndon B. Johnson /2
PC-LF1 Larry Fine 1/1
PC-LG1 Lou Gehrig 1/1
PC-MA1 Muhammad Ali 1/1
PC-MB1 Mel Blanc 1/1
PC-MC1 Mickey Cochrane /4
PC-MF1 Millard Fillmore /2
PC-MG1 Mikhail Gorbachev 1/1
PC-MH1 Moe Howard 1/1
PC-MM1 Mickey Mantle /2
PC-MM2 Marilyn Monroe 1/1
PC-MO1 Michelle Obama 1/1
PC-NL1 Nap Lajoie 1/1
PC-NR1 Norman Rockwell 1/1
PC-OW1 Orson Welles /2
PC-PM1 Pete Maravich 1/1
PC-PT1 Pie Traynor /5
PC-PTB P.T. Barnum 1/1
PC-RBH Rutherford B. Hayes /5
PC-RC1 Roberto Clemente 1/1
PC-RH1 Rock Hudson 1/1
PC-RN1 Richard Nixon /12
PC-RR1 Ronald Reagan /3
PC-RS1 Ringo Starr /6
PC-SB1 Sarah Bernhardt 1/1
PC-SK1 Stephen King 1/1
PC-SP1 Satchel Paige /2
PC-SP2 Sean Penn 1/1
PC-TS1 Tris Speaker 1/1
PC-TS2 Tupac Shakur 1/1
PC-USG Ulysses S. Grant 1/1
PC-WH1 Warren G. Harding 1/1
PC-WT1 William H. Taft /2
PC-WW1 Woodrow Wilson /6


Pearls of Wisdom Checklist

3 cards.

Parallels:

• Platinum Holo – /4
• Purple Holo – /3
• Green Holo – /2
• Gold Holo – 1/1

PW-NR Nolan Ryan /8
PW-RF Ric Flair /8
PW-RJ Reggie Jackson /8

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Memorabilia

2017 Leaf Pearl Memorabilia Cards Checklists

Pearl 4 Checklist

6 cards.

Parallels:

• Platinum Holo – /4 (P4-05 /3)
• Purple Holo – /3 (P4-05 /2)
• Green Holo – /2
• Gold Holo – 1/1

P4-01 Babe Ruth/Mickey Mantle/Yogi Berra/Thurman Munson /8
P4-02 Babe Ruth/Michael Jordan/Wayne Gretzky/Joe Montana /8
P4-03 Babe Ruth/Stan Musial/Ted Williams/Mickey Mantle /7
P4-04 Michael Jordan/Wilt Chamberlain/Larry Bird/Magic Johnson /7
P4-05 Babe Ruth/Jack Nicklaus/Muhammad Ali/Michael Jordan /8
P4-06 Babe Ruth/Mickey Mantle/Willie Mays/Eddie Mathews /7

Pearl 6 Checklist

2 cards.

Parallels:

• Platinum Holo – /5 (P6-01 /4)
• Purple Holo – /3
• Green Holo – /2
• Gold Holo – 1/1

P6-01 Babe Ruth/Mickey Mantle/Ted Williams/Stan Musial/Yogi Berra/Frank Robinson /7
P6-02 Babe Ruth/Muhammad Ali/Michael Jordan/Gordie Howe/Jim Brown/Jack Nicklaus /7

Pearl 8 Checklist

7 cards.

Parallels:

• Platinum Holo – /5 (P8-01, P8-04, P8-05, P8-06 /4)
• Purple Holo – /3 (P8-03, P8-07 /4)
• Green Holo – /2 (P8-03, P8-07 /3)
• Gold Holo – 1/1 (P8-03, P8-07 /2)

P8-01 Tom Brady/Joe Montana/Dan Marino/John Elway/Jim Kelly/Joe Namath/Troy Aikman/Peyton Manning /8
P8-02 Wayne Gretzky/Joe Montana/Mike Tyson/Ken Griffey Jr./Kobe Bryant/Roger Federer/David Beckham/Ichiro /7
P8-03 Michael Jordan/Wilt Chamberlain/Kobe Bryant/LeBron James/Scottie Pippen/Magic Johnson/Larry Bird/Charles Barkley /8
P8-04 Willie Mays/Mickey Mantle/Babe Ruth/Stan Musial/Ted Williams/Eddie Mathews/Frank Robinson/Reggie Jackson /7
P8-05 Stan Musial/Mickey Mantle/Carl Yastrzemski/Ted Williams/Eddie Mathews/Willie Mays/Yogi Berra/Thurman Munson /8
P8-06 Babe Ruth/Michael Jordan/Ted Williams/Mickey Mantle/Pelé/Muhammad Ali/Gordie Howe/Wilt Chamberlain /7
P8-07 Ted Williams/Mickey Mantle/Stan Musial/Thurman Munson/Frank Robinson/Yogi Berra/Mike Schmidt/Pete Rose /8

Pearlescent Patch Checklist

32 cards.

Parallels:

• Platinum Holo – /3 (Brady /2)
• Purple Holo – /2
• Green Holo – 1/1
• Gold Holo – 1/1


PP-01 Allen Iverson /5
PP-02 Anfernee Hardaway /5
PP-03 Ben Roethlisberger /5
PP-04 Bo Jackson /4
PP-05 Chipper Jones /5
PP-06 Chris Paul /5
PP-07 Dan Marino /5
PP-08 Dirk Nowitzki /5
PP-09 Eddie Mathews /4
PP-10 Frank Robinson 3
PP-11 Grant Hill /5
PP-12 Greg Maddux /5
PP-13 Jason Kidd /5
PP-14 John Elway /5
PP-15 John Stockton /5
PP-16 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar /5


PP-17 Karl Malone /5
PP-18 Kobe Bryant /5
PP-19 Michael Jordan /4
PP-20 Mike Piazza /5
PP-21 Nolan Ryan /5
PP-22 Omar Vizquel /5
PP-23 Patrick Ewing /5
PP-24 Peyton Manning /5
PP-25 Randy Moss /5
PP-26 Roberto Alomar /5
PP-27 Shaquille O’Neal /5
PP-28 Tim Duncan /5
PP-29 Tim Raines /5
PP-30 Tom Brady /5
PP-31 Tracy McGrady /5
PP-32 Wayne Gretzky /4


Rare Materials Checklist

24 cards.

Parallels:

• Platinum Holo – /3 (Munson, Musial /2)
• Purple Holo – /2 (Munson 1/1)
• Green Holo – 1/1
• Gold Holo – 1/1

RM-01 Babe Ruth /7
RM-02 Charles Barkley /5
RM-03 Chipper Jones /7
RM-04 Dan Marino /5
RM-05 David Beckham /5
RM-06 Gordie Howe /5
RM-07 Greg Maddux /5
RM-08 Jean Béliveau /5
RM-09 Joe Montana /5
RM-10 Kevin Garnett /5
RM-11 Kobe Bryant /5
RM-12 LeBron James /4
RM-13 Maurice Richard /5
RM-14 Michael Jordan /5
RM-15 Mickey Mantle /4
RM-16 Mike Piazza /7
RM-17 Omar Vizquel /5
RM-18 Rickey Henderson /5
RM-19 Stan Musial /3
RM-20 Ted Williams /5
RM-21 Thurman Munson /3
RM-22 Tim Duncan /7
RM-23 Troy Aikman /5
RM-24 Wayne Gretzky /5

Year in Sports Checklist

4 cards.

Parallels:

• Platinum Holo – /4
• Purple Holo – /3
• Green Holo – /2
• Gold Holo – 1/1

YS-01 Jack Nicklaus/Bobby Hull/Willie Mays/Jim Brown/Muhammad Ali /8
YS-02 Pelé/Mickey Mantle/Jack Nicklaus/Arnold Palmer/Jacques Plante /8
YS-03 Pelé/Rod Carew/Tony Dorsett/Guy Lafleur/Muhammad Ali /8
YS-04 Mike Tyson/Lawrence Taylor/Wayne Gretzky/Mike Schmidt/Larry Bird /8

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4 comments

  1. Richard 30 January, 2018 at 12:31

    OK, read their sales sheet.
    2 boxes with 11 cards for $2500.
    Not sure how many “base” cards come in those boxes.
    I really can’t see sets of the base getting made unless someone buys like 10 cases for themselves and cracks it. The cheapest Ohtani auto will likely be no less than $500.

  2. Richard 11 April, 2018 at 11:56

    It looks like you need to open 5 boxes to get an Ohtani card. You are literally more likely to get a cut sig from a former US president. I have to wonder how many people are going to try and put the base set together given that there are only 10 of each. It’s a small enough set and they will be available at first, but ….

  3. Richard 11 April, 2018 at 15:18

    So far, all of the Ohtani auto cards from this product I’ve seen are stickers, not hard signed. Likewise for Allen Iverson. Pity.

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