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2012 Leaf Metal Draft Football Cards

2012 Leaf Metal Draft Football Cards

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2012 Leaf Metal Draft Football has both pillars of the Leaf Metal brand: chromium shine and lots of on-card autographs. Boasting three autographs per single-pack box, the release has signatures from many of the top names in the 2012 NFL Draft, including Robert Griffin III, Justin Blackmon, Ryan Tannehill and Trent Richardson. In compiling their checklist, Leaf said they focused specifically on top position players from the most popular schools. While his deal with Press Pass prevents Andrew Luck from having autographs in the set, collectors can find various US Army All-American Luck cards from his high school days. 2012 Leaf Metal Draft Football also has US Army All-American Autographs from some of the game's best high school players, such as Barry Sanders Jr. and Gunner Kiel.

Product Configuration: three cards per box
Price Point: Mid-End Football Card
Target Audience: Football Card Collectors, Autograph Collectors, Prospectors

2012 Leaf Metal Draft Football Box Break

  • Three Autographs
  • Three Total Cards

2012 Leaf Metal Draft Football Product Highlights:

  • Every box comes with three on-card autographs including many of the projected top names from the best schools in the 2012 NFL Draft.
  • Signers for the set include Robert Griffin III, Ryan Tannehill, Justin Blackmon and Trent Richardson.
  • Player collectors are kept busy with several levels of numbered Prismatic parallels.
  • Purple Prismatic Hot Boxes come with three autographs numbered to 25.
  • 2012 US Army All-American Autographs include signatures from the year's best high school prospects, including Barry Sanders Jr. and Gunner Kiel.
  • Although not autographed, Andrew Luck is represented on a series of US Army All-American cards. Prismatic parallels are numbered as low as 1/1.

2012 Leaf Metal Draft Football Short Prints

Leaf has confirmed a handful of short prints. Although they didn't provide specifics, Leaf did say that each of the following have 20-40% fewer cards:

  • Dwayne Allen
  • Andre Branch
  • Zach Brown
  • Jared Crick
  • Alfonso Dennard
  • Michael Floyd
  • Dan Herron
  • A.J. Jenkins
  • Chandler Jones
  • Marvin Jones
  • Keshawn Martin
  • Brandon Thompson
  • Marc Tyler

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Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff.   His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection.

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