2022 Leaf Metal Draft Football Expands Beyond This Year’s Picks


2022 Leaf Metal Draft Football is the all-autograph release it has been for years. However, instead of just including picks from this year, it adds current college players as well who aim to be taken in the future.

Once again, there are two configurations. Standard hobby boxes have five autographs. Jumbo boxes have nine plus an exclusive one-of-one slabbed Pre-Production Proof Autograph.

2022 Leaf Metal Draft Football Checklist Overview

The bulk of the product’s cards are Base Autographs. 2022 picks and highly regarded potential future draftees make up the checklist. As always, there’s not only lots of color, but multiple background patterns as well. The result is a large rainbow but small print runs throughout for individual cards.

2022 Leaf Metal Draft Football Garrett Wilson Autographs
2022 Leaf Metal Draft Football Malik Willis Autograph

Beyond this, there are a handful of thematic inserts. Familiar names from Leaf Metal’s past include Armed and Dangerous, Tenacious D, Touchdown Kings and State Pride, which incorporate flags into their design.

Collectors will also find Award Winners and license plate-inspired Draft Bound autographs.

Like Base Autographs, parallels are plentiful with these as well.

2022 Leaf Metal Draft Football Armed and Dangerous

For the Pre-Production Proof Autographs found in jumbo boxes, each comes already slabbed.

2022 Leaf Metal Draft Football cards at a glance:

Cards per pack: Hobby – 5, Jumbo – 10
Packs per box: Hobby – 1, Jumbo – 1
Boxes per case: Hobby – 15, Jumbo – 8
Release date (subject to change): July, 2022

What to expect in a hobby box:

  • Autographs – 5

What to expect in a jumbo box:

  • Pre-Production Proof Autographs – 1
  • Additional Autographs – 9

Recent Leaf Metal Draft Football releases:

The checklist will be added once it becomes available, likely shortly before the set comes out.


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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