1996 Leaf Signatures Series Baseball Cards

1996 Leaf Signatures Series Baseball Cards

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1996 Leaf Signature Series Baseball is an autograph collector's dream. The first set to offer an autograph in every pack, the checklist includes many of the era's top stars, several of whom haven't signed many cards over the years.

1996 Leaf Signature Series Baseball was released in two waves. The base cards are the same in each but the autographs came with different designs. The 150-card base set is often overlooked. The cards don't really stand out and the only rookie card in the set is Darin Erstad. The first 100 cards came with the first series. The final 50 base cards came in Extended Series packs. For most, this set is all about the autographs.

Each pack of 1996 Leaf Signature Series Baseball comes with at least one autograph. One pack in every four first series boxes has only autographs. More than 250 players signed for Series 1. These cards have a medallion in the middle part of the card that is either bronze, silver or gold. For non-short prints, players have 3,500 Bronze Autographs, 1,000 Silver and 500 Gold. Ten short prints have 700 Bronze, 200 Silver and 100 Gold Autographs.

Extended Series Autographs do not have the medallions. Most players signed another 5,000 cards, although there are several short prints. There are also 31 Extended Series Century Marks Autographs parallels. These were the first 100 cards signed by each player. They are noted with holographic foil at the top of the card.

Although they have the Series 1 autograph design, Jim Thome, Carlos Delgado, Brian Hunter, Phil Platier, Terrell Wade and Ernie Young are in Extended Series packs. Also, Thome does not have any Bronze Autographs. Extended Series Autographs of Alex Rodriguez, Andruw Jones and Juan Gonzalez were redemptions, which have long since expired.

What helps 1996 Leaf Signature Series Baseball remain popular after all these years is the stellar autograph checklist. It had dozens of stars who have left a lasting impression on the hobby. These include Frank Thomas, Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Greg Maddux, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa. Collectors can also find autographs from players who don't sign very often, like Mariano Rivera and Jim Thome.

A pair of Frank Thomas dealer promo cards were made to advertise the set. The more common version has a facsimile signature. However, there are also 500 promos that have an authentic autograph. Promos are very easy to spot as they have "Promotional Card" written on the front and back of the card.

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Set Checklist

1996 Leaf Signature Series Baseball Checklist

Base Set Checklist

150 cards. Series 1 has 100 cards. Extended Series is 50 cards.

PARALLEL CARDS: Gold Press Proofs 1:12 Series 1 Packs and 1:8 Extended Series packs, Platinum Press Proofs 1:24 Extended Series packs (Print Run: 150 cards).

Series 1
1 Mike Piazza
2 Juan Gonzalez
3 Greg Maddux
4 Marc Newfield
5 Wade Boggs
6 Ray Lankford
7 Frank Thomas
8 Rico Brogna
9 Tim Salmon
10 Ken Griffey Jr.
11 Manny Ramirez
12 Cecil Fielder
13 Gregg Jefferies
14 Rondell White
15 Cal Ripken Jr.
16 Alex Rodriguez
17 Bernie Williams
18 Andres Galarraga
19 Mike Mussina
20 Chuck Knoblauch
21 Joe Carter
22 Jeff Bagwell
23 Mark McGwire
24 Sammy Sosa
25 Reggie Sanders
26 Chipper Jones
27 Jeff Cirillo
28 Roger Clemens
29 Craig Biggio
30 Gary Sheffield
31 Paul O'Neill
32 Johnny Damon
33 Jason Isringhausen
34 Jay Bell
35 Henry Rodriguez
36 Matt Williams
37 Randy Johnson
38 Fred McGriff
39 Jason Giambi
40 Ivan Rodriguez
41 Raul Mondesi
42 Barry Larkin
43 Ryan Klesko
44 Joey Hamilton
45 Todd Hundley
46 Jim Edmonds
47 Dante Bichette
48 Roberto Alomar
49 Mark Grace
50 Brady Anderson
51 Hideo Nomo
52 Ozzie Smith
53 Robin Ventura
54 Andy Pettitte
55 Kenny Lofton
56 John Mabry
57 Paul Molitor
58 Rey Ordonez
59 Albert Belle
60 Charles Johnson
61 Edgar Martinez
62 Derek Bell
63 Carlos Delgado
64 Raul Casanova
65 Ismael Valdes
66 J.T. Snow
67 Derek Jeter
68 Jason Kendall
69 John Smoltz
70 Chad Mottola
71 Jim Thome
72 Will Clark
73 Mo Vaughn
74 John Wasdin
75 Rafael Palmeiro
76 Mark Grudzielanek
77 Larry Walker
78 Alan Benes
79 Michael Tucker
80 Billy Wagner
81 Paul Wilson
82 Greg Vaughn
83 Dean Palmer
84 Ryne Sandberg
85 Eric Young
86 Jay Buhner
87 Tony Clark
88 Jermaine Dye
89 Barry Bonds
90 Ugueth Urbina
91 Charles Nagy
92 Ruben Rivera
93 Todd Hollandsworth
94 Darin Erstad RC
95 Brooks Kieschnick
96 Edgar Renteria
97 Lenny Dykstra
98 Tony Gwynn
99 Kirby Puckett
100 Checklist

Extended Series
101 Andruw Jones
102 Alex Ochoa
103 David Cone
104 Rusty Greer
105 Jose Canseco
106 Ken Caminiti
107 Mariano Rivera
108 Ron Gant
109 Darryl Strawberry
110 Vladimir Guerrero
111 George Arias
112 Jeff Conine
113 Bobby Higginson
114 Eric Karros
115 Brian L. Hunter
116 Eddie Murray
117 Todd Walker
118 Chan Ho Park
119 John Jaha
120 David Justice
121 Makoto Suzuki
122 Scott Rolen
123 Tino Martinez
124 Kimera Bartee
125 Garret Anderson
126 Brian Jordan
127 Andre Dawson
128 Javy Lopez
129 Bill Pulsipher
130 Dwight Gooden
131 Al Martin
132 Terrell Wade
133 Steve Gibralter
134 Tom Glavine
135 Kevin Appier
136 Tim Raines
137 Curtis Pride
138 Todd Greene
139 Bobby Bonilla
140 Trey Beamon
141 Marty Cordova
142 Rickey Henderson
143 Ellis Burks
144 Dennis Eckersley
145 Kevin Brown
146 Carlos Baerga
147 Brett Butler
148 Marquis Grissom
149 Karim Garcia
150 Checklist

1996 Leaf Signature Series Baseball Edgar Martinez Image

Autograph Set Checklist

252 cards. Common autographs have a bronze medallion on the front. Short prints are noted with SP.

PARALLEL CARDS: Silver, Gold

Kurt Abbott
Juan Acevedo
Terry Adams
Manny Alexander
Roberto Alomar SP
Moises Alou
Wilson Alvarez
Garret Anderson
Shane Andrews
Andy Ashby
Pedro Astacio
Brad Ausmus
Bobby Ayala
Carlos Baerga
Harold Baines
Jason Bates
Allen Battle
Rich Becker
David Bell
Rafael Belliard
Andy Benes
Armando Benitez
Jason Bere
Geronimo Berroa
Willie Blair
Mike Blowers
Wade Boggs SP
Ricky Bones
Mike Bordick
Toby Borland
Ricky Bottalico
Darren Bragg
Jeff Branson
Tilson Brito
Rico Brogna
Scott Brosius
Damon Buford
Mike Busby
Tom Candiotti
Frank Castillo
Andujar Cedeno
Domingo Cedeno
Roger Cedeno
Norm Charlton
Jeff Cirillo
Will Clark
Jeff Conine
Steve Cooke
Joey Cora
Marty Cordova
Rheal Cormier
Felipe Crespo
Chad Curtis
Johnny Damon
Russ Davis
Andre Dawson
Carlos Delgado
Doug Drabek
Darren Dreifort
Shawon Dunston
Ray Durham
Jim Edmonds
Joey Eischen
Jim Eisenreich
Sal Fasano
Jeff Fassero
Alex Fernandez
Darrin Fletcher
Chad Fonville
Kevin Foster
John Franco
Julio Franco
Marvin Freeman
Travis Fryman
Gary Gaetti
Carlos Garcia
Jason Giambi
Benji Gil
Greg Gohr
Chris Gomez
Leo Gomez
Tom Goodwin
Mike Grace
Mike Greenwell
Rusty Greer
Mark Grudzielanek
Mark Gubicza
Juan Guzman
Darryl Hamilton
Joey Hamilton
Chris Hammond
Mike Hampton
Chris Haney
Todd Haney
Erik Hanson
Pete Harnisch
LaTroy Hawkins
Charlie Hayes
Jimmy Haynes
Roberto Hernandez
Bobby Higginson
Glenallen Hill
Ken Hill
Sterling Hitchcock
Trevor Hoffman
Dave Hollins
Dwayne Hosey
Thomas Howard
Steve Howe
John Hudek
Rex Hudler
Brian L. Hunter
Butch Huskey
Mark Hutton
Jason Jacome
John Jaha
Reggie Jefferson
Derek Jeter SP
Bobby Jones
Todd Jones
Brian Jordan
Kevin Jordan
Jeff Juden
Ron Karkovice
Roberto Kelly
Mark Kiefer
Brooks Kieschnick
Jeff King
Mike Lansing
Matt Lawton
Al Leiter
Mark Leiter
Curt Leskanic
Darren Lewis
Mark Lewis
Felipe Lira
Pat Listach
Keith Lockhart
Kenny Lofton SP
John Mabry
Mike Macfarlane
Kirt Manwaring
Al Martin
Norberto Martin
Dennis Martinez
Pedro Martinez
Sandy Martinez
Mike Matheny
T.J. Mathews
David McCarty
Ben McDonald
Pat Meares
Orlando Merced
Jose Mesa
Matt Mieske
Orlando Miller
Mike Mimbs
Paul Molitor SP
Raul Mondesi SP
Jeff Montgomery
Mickey Morandini
Lyle Mouton
James Mouton
Jamie Moyer
Rodney Myers
Denny Neagle
Robb Nen
Marc Newfield
Dave Nilsson
Otis Nixon
Jon Nunnally
Chad Ogea
Troy O'Leary
Rey Ordonez
Jayhawk Owens
Tom Pagnozzi
Dean Palmer
Roger Pavlik
Troy Percival
Carlos Perez
Robert Perez
Andy Pettitte
Phil Plantier
Mike Potts
Curtis Pride
Ariel Prieto
Bill Pulsipher
Brad Radke
Manny Ramirez SP
Joe Randa
Pat Rapp
Bryan Rekar
Shane Reynolds
Arthur Rhodes
Mariano Rivera
Alex Rodriguez SP
Frank Rodriguez
Mel Rojas
Ken Ryan
Bret Saberhagen
Tim Salmon
Rey Sanchez
Scott Sanders
Steve Scarsone
Curt Schilling
Jason Schmidt
David Segui
Kevin Seitzer
Scott Servais
Don Slaught
Zane Smith
Paul Sorrento
Scott Stahoviak
Mike Stanley
Terry Steinbach
Kevin Stocker
Jeff Suppan
Bill Swift
Greg Swindell
Kevin Tapani
Danny Tartabull
Julian Tavarez
Frank Thomas SP
Ozzie Timmons
Michael Tucker
Ismael Valdes
Jose Valentin
Todd Van Poppel
Mo Vaughn SP
Quilvio Veras
Fernando Vina
Joe Vitiello
Jose Vizcaino
Omar Vizquel
Terrell Wade
Paul Wagner
Matt Walbeck
Jerome Walton
Turner Ward
Allen Watson
Dave Weathers
Walt Weiss
Turk Wendell
Rondell White
Brian Williams
George Williams
Paul Wilson
Bobby Witt
Bob Wolcott
Eric Young
Ernie Young
Gregg Zaun
1996 Leaf Signature Series Bronze Autographs Frank Thomas Image

Extended Autographs Set Checklist

217 cards. Short prints noted with SP and print run if available.

Scott Aldred
Mike Aldrete
Rich Amaral
Alex Arias
Paul Assenmacher
Roger Bailey
Erik Bennett
Sean Bergman
Doug Bochtler
Tim Bogar
Pat Borders
Pedro Borbon
Shawn Boskie
Rafael Bournigal
Mark Brandenburg
John Briscoe
Jorge Brito
Doug Brocail
Jay Buhner SP 1,000
Scott Bullett
Dave Burba
Ken Caminiti SP 1,000
John Cangelosi
Cris Carpenter
Chuck Carr
Larry Casian
Tony Castillo
Jason Christiansen
Archi Cianfrocco
Mark Clark
Terry Clark
Roger Clemens SP 1,000
Jim Converse
Dennis Cook
Francisco Cordova
Jim Corsi
Tim Crabtree
Doug Creek SP 1,950
John Cummings
Omar Daal
Rich DeLucia
Mark Dewey
Alex Diaz
Jermaine Dye SP 2,500
Ken Edenfield
Mark Eichhorn
John Ericks
Darin Erstad
Alvaro Espinoza
Jorge Fabregas
Mike Fetters
John Flaherty
Bryce Florie
Tony Fossas
Lou Frazier
Mike Gallego
Karim Garcia SP 2,500
Jason Giambi
Ed Giovanola
Tom Glavine SP 1,500
Juan Gonzalez SP 1,000
Craig Grebeck
Buddy Groom
Kevin Gross
Eddie Guardado
Mark Guthrie
Tony Gwynn SP 1,000
Chip Hale
Darren Hall
Lee Hancock
Dave Hansen
Bryan Harvey
Bill Haselman
Mike Henneman
Doug Henry
Gil Heredia
Carlos Hernandez
Jose Hernandez
Darren Holmes
Mark Holzemer
Rick Honeycutt
Chris Hook
Chris Howard
Jack Howell
David Hulse
Edwin Hurtado
Jeff Huson
Mike James
Derek Jeter SP 1,000
Brian Johnson
Randy Johnson SP 1,000
Mark Johnson
Andruw Jones SP 2,000
Chris Jones
Ricky Jordan
Matt Karchner
Scott Karl
Jason Kendall SP 2,500
Brian Keyser
Mike Kingery
Wayne Kirby
Ryan Klesko SP 1,000
Chuck Knoblauch SP 1,000
Chad Kreuter
Tom Lampkin
Scott Leius
Jon Lieber
Nelson Liriano
Scott Livingstone
Graeme Lloyd
Kenny Lofton SP 1,000
Luis Lopez
Torey Lovullo
Greg Maddux SP 500
Mike Maddux
Dave Magadan
Mike Magnante
Joe Magrane
Pat Mahomes
Matt Mantei
John Marzano
Terry Mathews
Chuck McElroy
Fred McGriff SP 1,000
Mark McLemore
Greg McMichael
Blas Minor
Dave Mlicki
Mike Mohler
Paul Molitor SP 1,000
Steve Montgomery
Mike Mordecai
Mike Morgan
Mike Munoz
Greg Myers
Jimmy Myers
Mike Myers
Bob Natal
Dan Naulty
Jeff Nelson
Warren Newson
Chris Nichting
Melvin Nieves
Charlie O'Brien
Alex Ochoa
Omar Olivares
Joe Oliver
Lance Painter
Rafael Palmeiro SP 2,000
Mark Parent
Steve Parris SP 1,800
Bob Patterson
Tony Pena
Eddie Perez
Yorkis Perez
Robert Person
Mark Petkovsek
Andy Pettitte SP 1,000
J.R. Phillips
Hipolito Pichardo
Eric Plunk
Jim Poole
Kirby Puckett SP 1,000
Paul Quantrill
Tom Quinlan
Jeff Reboulet
Jeff Reed
Steve Reed
Carlos Reyes
Bill Risley
Kevin Ritz
Kevin Roberson
Rich Robertson
Alex Rodriguez SP 500
Ivan Rodriguez SP 1,250
Bruce Ruffin
Juan Samuel
Tim Scott
Kevin Sefcik
Jeff Shaw
Danny Sheaffer
Craig Shipley
Dave Silvestri
Aaron Small
John Smoltz SP 1,000
Luis Sojo
Sammy Sosa SP 1,000
Steve Sparks
Tim Spehr
Russ Springer
Matt Stairs
Andy Stankiewicz
Mike Stanton
Kelly Stinnett
Doug Strange
Mark Sweeney
Jeff Tabaka
Jesus Tavarez
Frank Thomas SP 1,000
Larry Thomas
Mark Thompson
Mike Timlin
Steve Trachsel
Tom Urbani
Julio Valera
Dave Valle
William Van Landingham
Mo Vaughn SP 1,000
Dave Veres
Ed Vosberg
Don Wengert
Matt Whiteside
Bob Wickman
Matt Williams SP 1,250
Mike Williams
Woody Williams
Craig Worthington
1996 Leaf Signature Series Baseball Extended Autograph Kirby Puckett Image

1996 Leaf Signature Series Extended Autographs Century Marks Set Checklist

Each card as a print run of 100 and are noted by the holographic foil at the top of the card. This is a partial parallel set.

Jay Buhner
Ken Caminiti
Roger Clemens
Jermaine Dye
Darin Erstad
Karim Garcia
Jason Giambi
Tom Glavine
Juan Gonzalez
Tony Gwynn
Derek Jeter
Randy Johnson
Andruw Jones
Jason Kendall
Ryan Klesko
Chuck Knoblauch
Kenny Lofton
Greg Maddux
Fred McGriff
Paul Molitor
Alex Ochoa
Rafael Palmeiro
Andy Pettite
Kirby Puckett
Alex Rodriguez
Ivan Rodriguez
John Smoltz
Sammy Sosa
Frank Thomas
Mo Vaughn
Matt Williams

1996 Leaf Signature Series Promo Card Checklist

Frank Thomas Autograph
Frank Thomas Facsimile Autograph


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