2012 Leaf Legends of Sport Details

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Bringing together an iconic group of athletes to sign for a product is an ambitious task, but one Leaf has taken on again. In 2012 Legends of Sport, Leaf has assembled popular athletes and pop culture figures to fill out the set, including international baseball stars, Olympic athletes and even a former Vice Presidential hopeful.

The set includes more than 150 subjects.

Each box contains three autograph cards.

The base set of autographs includes names such as soccer star Hope Solo, baseball’s Ichiro Suzuki and football’s Robert Griffin III. There is even a Sarah Palin autograph thrown in the mix.

There is a large focus on Olympic athletes. However, maybe none greater than a booklet card featuring 16 autographs from members of the 1980 men’s hockey Olympic goal medal team – the men who brought the country the “Miracle on Ice.” Autographs on the booklet include Mike Eruzione and Jim Craig.

The autograph subsets include nickname cards, cards numbered to a player’s respective jersey number, Award Winner Autographs and We are the Champions Autographs.

In addition, there are Signature Swatches Autographs featuring gear used by the athlete.

Here’s a sample of the names included in this product:

Boxing
– Mike Tyson
– Roy Jones Jr.

Basketball
– Damian Lillard
– Bill Russell
– Scottie Pippen
– Karl Malone

Baseball
– Ichiro
– Albert Pujols
– Greg Maddux
– Cal Ripken Jr.

Football
– Doug Martin
– Robert Griffin III
– Deion Sanders

Olympics
– Lolo Jones
– Hope Solo
– Nancy Kerrigan

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8 comments

  1. Vince 28 December, 2012 at 22:34

    Got a problem with this set…are these supposed to be autographed by the individuals depicted on the cards? The reason I ask is because all of the autographs pictured are clearly done by the same hand. For example, the “M” in Magic Johnson and Mike Tyson are the same style…the “N” in Nolan Ryan and Nancy Kerrigan are the same style…the “R” in Robert Griffin III and Ric Flair are the same style…etc…Am I the only one who notices this? I sincerely hope this is just an example they put together of the autographs and not the actual product because if so, this is a card set people should stay away from.

    • Susan Lulgjuraj 29 December, 2012 at 00:04

      Vince, these are just mockups that the companies produce for sell sheets. Nearly every company does this.

  2. charles 29 December, 2012 at 08:50

    Vince, totally not needed, slamming a product for somethink that was obvious as this. read the discription before you type. states that theses are examples

  3. Merovius 29 December, 2012 at 13:50

    Looks like a decent improvement. Still sticker autos however :(

    Im especially excited about the “Iron” Mike and 1980 Team USA card, I met Mike on a train to NY from Albany over a decade ago and was at the Miracle On Ice game in Lake Placid. It would be really special if they added a Brooks cut auto.

  4. zotster 29 December, 2012 at 18:14

    The fact you can actually read the names is (in most cases) a dead giveaway that these are mock-ups …

  5. Richard 30 December, 2012 at 06:51

    stickers = low interest by me especially given the likely costs of the product and the relative
    availability of these people to leaf.

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