Preview Gallery: 2011 Leaf Metal Draft Football

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By Andrew Tolentino | Football Editor

Fresh from the Box Busters studio and hot off the scanner, the cards below should convey the weight of Leaf‘s latest draft brand.

Yielding four on-card autographs per four-card box, 2011 Leaf Metal Draft is an exceptional unlicensed looker. The product bears a resemblance to other familiar shimmering cards, but the low-quantity rip seems to deliver concentrated quality with inserts and parallels — all presented in toploaders.

The forthcoming Box Busters video — with a cameo by Leaf’s own Brian Gray — features all eight cards from two breaks, but this six-hit sampler should do the trick, for now.

Keep in mind that most refractive cards, especially when in toploaders, don’t normally do well on the flat scanner, but we just wanted to present the cards as they land in the break.


  1. Bryan H.
    Posted March 30, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

    Topps should take notice and do this (hard-signed cards) with Finest and Chrome. Amazing that the first NFL Licensed cards haven’t even been printed yet, and Leaf and Press Pass have already dropped (or about to drop) products with nothing but on-card autos. Well done!

  2. Matt Unruh
    Posted March 30, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Permalink

    I like it…even though I am really not a fan of “collegiate” cards with all the logos photoshopped off. I am an avid Nebraska Cornhuskers card collector so that Helu looks really good to me (even without the iconic N on his helmet). I will take it off your hands if you don’t want it. :)

  3. Posted March 30, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    these cards look amazing. two words for upper deck, suck it.

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