First look: 2012-13 Leaf Metal basketball cards (with checklist)

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Basketball Editor

Aiming to fill an apparent void in the “under-served basketball market,” Leaf Trading Cards unveiled 2012-13 Leaf Metal on Tuesday, and it’s a product it says has features which “all companies are sure to imitate once unveiled.”

The product will include one autograph and one insert card per pack and five packs per box when it arrives in May, featuring on-card autographs of stars from the past as well as a few from the present.

Among the signers will be Patrick Ewing (click here for OPG & checklist), the former Knicks star and Hall of Famer who simply doesn’t like signing. He has signed jumbo patch cards for this one. Ewing has just 18 certified autographs made in the past with the most-recent cards coming in 2003-04 Upper Deck products.


Also among the signers are Magic Johnson, Pat Riley, John Stockton, Bob Cousy, Larry Bird, Bill Russell and NBA Rookie of the Year Contender Damian Lillard.

Other features in this one will include Hoop Matrix cards and Valiant inserts among the offerings.

A preliminary checklist for this one was not released. Each case of this non-NBA licensed product (no logos) will have eight boxes inside.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Basketball magazine. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.




Autographed Inserts: Base Auto, Faces of the Game, Inductions, Nicknames, & Unsung Heroes

Holo – #’d to 50

Holo Blue – #’d to 25

Holo Green – #’d to 10

Holo Red – #’d to 5

Gold – 1/1


Patrick Ewing Autographed Game Worn Patch Cards

Blue – #’to 99

Orange – #’d to 20

Red – #’d to 5

Gold – 1/1

Un- Autographed Hoop Matrix

Green – #’d to 99

Pink – #’d to 25

Orange  – 1/1


Un-Autographed 1960 Style Common

Green  #’d to 25

Blue #’d to 10

Red #’d to 5

Purple 1/1



BA-AD2 Adrian Dantley Base Auto

BA-AM3 Ann Meyers Base Auto

BA-AD3 Anne Donovan Base Auto

BA-AG1 Artis Gilmore Base Auto

BA-BA1 B.J. Armstrong Base Auto

BA-BH1 Bailey Howell Base Auto

BA-BR1 Bill Russell Base Auto

BA-BW1 Bill Walton Base Auto

BA-BM1 Billie Moore Base Auto

BA-BC1 Bob Cousy Base Auto

BA-BH2 Bob Houbregs Base Auto

BA-BM1 Bob McAdoo Base Auto

BA-BK1 Bobby Knight Base Auto

BA-CB1 Carol Blazejowski Base Auto

BA-CO1 Charles Oakley Base Auto

BA-CW2 Charlie Ward Base Auto

BA-CW1 Chet Walker Base Auto

BA-CM1 Chris Mullin Base Auto

BA-CH1 Cliff Hagan Base Auto

BA-CL2 Clyde Lovellette Base Auto

BA-DL1 Damian Lillard Base Auto

BA-DI1 Dan Issel Base Auto

BA-DD1 Darryl Dawkins Base Auto

BA-DB1 Dave Bing Base Auto

BA-DR3 David Robinson Base Auto

BA-DR2 Dennis Rodman Base Auto

BA-DC1 Denny Crum Base Auto

BA-DS1 Dolph Schayes Base Auto

BA-DW1 Dominique Wilkins Base Auto

BA-DN1 Don Nelson Base Auto

BA-EL1 Earl Lloyd Base Auto

BA-EH1 Elvin Hayes Base Auto

BA-GG2 Gail Goodrich Base Auto

BA-GA1 Geno Auriemma Base Auto

BA-GG1 George Gervin Base Auto

BA-HG1 Hal Greer Base Auto

BA-HG3 Horace Grant Base Auto

BA-JW2 Jamaal Wilkes Base Auto

BA-JW1 James Worthy Base Auto

BA-JC2 Joan Crawford Base Auto

BA-JC3 Jody Conradt Base Auto

BA-JC4 John Chaney Base Auto

BA-JH2 John Havlicek Base Auto

BA-JS2 John Salley Base Auto

BA-JS4 John Stockton Base Auto

BA-KM1 Karl Malone Base Auto

BA-KA1 Kenny Anderson Base Auto

BA-LB1 Larry Bird Base Auto

BA-LJ1 Larry Johnson Base Auto

BA-LW1 Lenny Wilkens Base Auto

BA-LB2 Leon Barmore Base Auto

BA-LC1 Lou Carnesecca Base Auto

BA-LO1 Lute Olson Base Auto

BA-LW1 Lynette Woodard Base Auto

BA-MJ1 Magic Johnson Base Auto

BA-MH1 Marques Haynes Base Auto

BA-MD3 Mel Daniels Base Auto

BA-NA1 Nate Archibald Base Auto

BA-OB1 Otis Birdsong Base Auto

BA-PR1 Pat Riley Base Auto

BA-PK1 Phil Knight Base Auto

BA-RB1 Rick Barry Base Auto

BA-RR1 Ricky Rubio Base Auto

BA-RH1 Robert Horry Base Auto

BA-RP1 Robert Parish Base Auto

BA-RW2 Roy Williams Base Auto

BA-SJ1 Sam Jones Base Auto

BA-SS3 Satch Sanders Base Auto

BA-SP1 Scottie Pippen Base Auto

BA-SO1 Shaquille O’Neal Base Auto

BA-SK1 Shawn Kemp Base Auto

BA-SS1 Sheryl Swoopes Base Auto

BA-SW1 Spud Webb Base Auto

BA-TH2 Tom Heinsohn Base Auto

BA-TK1 Toni Kukoc Base Auto

BA-VC1 Van Chancellor Base Auto

BA-XM1 Xavier McDaniel Base Auto

80 FG-BR1 Bill Russell Faces of the Game

81 FG-CM1 Chris Mullin Faces of the Game

82 FG-DL1 Damian Lillard Faces of the Game

83 FG-DR1 David Robinson Faces of the Game

84 FG-DR2 Dennis Rodman Faces of the Game

85 FG-GG1 George Gervin Faces of the Game

86 FG-JS4 John Stockton Faces of the Game

87 FG-KM1 Karl Malone Faces of the Game

88 FG-LB1 Larry Bird Faces of the Game

89 FG-MJ1 Magic Johnson Faces of the Game

90 FG-RR1 Ricky Rubio Faces of the Game

91 FG-SJ1 Sam Jones Faces of the Game

92 FG-SP1 Scottie Pippen Faces of the Game

93 FG-SO1 Shaquille O’Neal Faces of the Game

94 FG-SK1 Shawn Kemp Faces of the Game

95 FG-SS1 Sheryl Swoopes Faces of the Game


97 I-BH1 Bailey Howell Inductions

98 I-BR1 Bill Russell Inductions

99 I-BW1 Bill Walton Inductions

100 I-CM1 Chris Mullin Inductions

101 I-DI1 Dan Issel Inductions

102 I-DR1 David Robinson Inductions

103 I-DW1 Dominique Wilkins Inductions

104 I-GG2 Gail Goodrich Inductions

105 I-JW1 James Worthy Inductions

106 I-KM1 Karl Malone Inductions

107 I-LB1 Larry Bird Inductions

108 I-MJ1 Magic Johnson Inductions

109 I-MH1 Marques Haynes Inductions

110 I-RB1 Rick Barry Inductions

111 I-SJ1 Sam Jones Inductions

112 I-SP1 Scottie Pippen Inductions


114 NN-DR1 David Robinson Nicknames

115 NN-DR2 Dennis Rodman Nicknames

116 NN-DW1 Dominique Wilkins Nicknames

117 NN-KM1 Karl Malone Nicknames

118 NN-LB1 Larry Bird Nicknames

119 NN-LJ1 Larry Johnson Nicknames


121 UH-BA1 B.J. Armstrong Unsung Heroes

122 UH-DD1 Darryl Dawkins Unsung Heroes

123 UH-KA1 Kenny Anderson Unsung Heroes

124 UH-LJ1 Larry Johnson Unsung Heroes

125 UH-RH1 Robert Horry Unsung Heroes

126 UH-SK1 Shawn Kemp Unsung Heroes

127 UH-TK1 Toni Kukoc Unsung Heroes


129 PE-2 Patrick Ewing Patch Auto


131 HM-BR1 Bill Russell Hoop Matrix

132 HM-BC1 Bob Cousy Hoop Matrix

133 HM-BB1 Bradley Beal Hoop Matrix

134 HM-DL1 Damian Lillard Hoop Matrix

135 HM-DL2 Damian Lillard Hoop Matrix

136 HM-DL3 Damian Lillard Hoop Matrix

137 HM-DR1 David Robinson Hoop Matrix

138 HM-DR2 Dennis Rodman Hoop Matrix

139 HM-DW1 Dion Waiters Hoop Matrix

140 HM-GP1 Gary Payton Hoop Matrix

141 HM-JL1 Jeremy Lamb Hoop Matrix

142 HM-JH1 John Havlicek Hoop Matrix

143 HM-JS1 John Stockton Hoop Matrix

144 HM-KM1 Karl Malone Hoop Matrix

145 HM-KM2 Kendall Marshall Hoop Matrix

146 HM-LB1 Larry Bird Hoop Matrix

147 HM-MJ1 Magic Johnson Hoop Matrix

148 HM-MH1 Moe Harkless Hoop Matrix

149 HM-PR1 Pat Riley Hoop Matrix

150 HM-RR1 Ricky Rubio Hoop Matrix

151 HM-SP1 Scottie Pippen Hoop Matrix

152 HM-SO1 Shaquille O’Neal Hoop Matrix

153 HM-SK1 Shawn Kemp Hoop Matrix

154 HM-TR1 Terrence Ross Hoop Matrix

155 HM-TZ1 Tyler Zeller Hoop Matrix


157 1 Bill Russell Base Common – 1960 Leaf Design

158 2 Bradley Beal Base Common – 1960 Leaf Design

159 4 Damian Lillard Base Common – 1960 Leaf Design

160 5 Dion Waiters Base Common – 1960 Leaf Design

161 6 Gary Payton Base Common – 1960 Leaf Design

162 7 Larry Bird Base Common – 1960 Leaf Design

163 8 Magic Johnson Base Common – 1960 Leaf Design

164 9 Moe Harkless Base Common – 1960 Leaf Design

165 10 Ricky Rubio Base Common – 1960 Leaf Design

166 11 Shaquille O’Neal Base Common – 1960 Leaf Design

167 12 Tyler Zeller Base Common – 1960 Leaf Design

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  1. Richard 16 April, 2013 at 13:47

    I agree Kevin.C’mon Mr.Ewing a 1/1 and you can’t take the time to sigh a decent autograph.

  2. Richard 17 April, 2013 at 11:22

    That’s the way Ewing signs. *shrug*
    Look at the stuff he has done before.

    Looking forward to picking one of the more common versions of this up to add to the
    other Leaf has made so far. Already have Ichiro, Pujols, Malone, and Pippen.
    Relatively affordable too.

  3. J-Tron 303 17 April, 2013 at 14:42

    I have to say the quality if the logo removal is very disappointing. Look at them in hi-rez. Absolute hack job. I though David Stern was against photoshopping jerseys on cards? This is disgusting, Leaf.

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