2017-18 Leaf Pearl Hockey CardsBrand: Leaf
A very late entry for a '17-18 set given it releases in 2019, 2017-18 Leaf Pearl Hockey is the most high-end Leaf Hockey set to date. Limited to only 150 cases (300 boxes), each Hobby box contains 11 premium cards, including one cut signature.
Although mainly focused on the stars of the ice, there are some multi-sport and historical subjects available, which is similar to the earlier 2017 Leaf Pearl set.
2017-18 Leaf Pearl Hockey Base
2017-18 Leaf Pearl Hockey does have base cards but they each add a premium element. Tying into the set's name, every base card has an embedded pearl. Covering "the greatest names in history," parallels include Silver, Gold and Black editions.
2017-18 Leaf Pearl Hockey Autographs / Auto Relic
The 2017-18 Leaf Pearl Hockey checklist also features many single-signed and multi-signed cards. The Base Autograph set naturally borrows the main design, while Pearl Cuts highlights legends across history with a cut signature.
Autographed relics include Paragon Signatures, Paragon Dual Signatures and Paragon Triple Signatures.
As for the other multiplayer options in 2017-18 Leaf Pearl Hockey, collectors can hunt down Pearl City Signatures, which notes three top names from a specific city for three different sports. Other choices consist of The Year in Sports, highlighting four standout players from a certain year, and Pearl Eight Signatures, which puts four signatures on each side of the card.
Arguably the most striking insert in the product, History Book uses a dual-panel booklet to house a cut signature and quality memorabilia piece.
Finally, there is a look ahead via Leaf Pop Century Autograph Preview. The signed Pearl Hockey preview from the popular Pop Century line includes Harrison Ford.
2017-18 Leaf Pearl Hockey Memorabilia
Not to be outdone by the signed cards, unique and impressive memorabilia abounds in 2017-18 Leaf Pearl Hockey. Letter or Lace takes the lace tie from the front or the nameplate letter from the back of a jersey, while Pearls of History is a more basic relic card. There is also Pearlescent Patch, Pearlescent Dual Patch and Personalized, which features the nameplate from a hockey stick.
Pairing hockey legends and/or multi-sport stars, Pearl Immortals comes in two-player and four-player versions.
Another eye-catching chase in 2017-18 Leaf Pearl Hockey is found in the Magnum Opus insert. These game-used relic cards work in premium relics across multiple sports.
Closing things out, there are the single-player Magnificent Materials cards with eight different swatches, and Pearls of History 8 featuring eight different players.
Estimated Release Date: February / March 2019
Product Configuration: 11 cards per pack, 1 pack per box, 2 boxes per case
2017-18 Leaf Pearl Hockey Box Break
- 10 Premium Cards
- 1 Cut Signature
These are mock-up images and not final cards. Contents and designs are subject to change.
2017-18 Leaf Pearl Hockey Checklist
This is a preliminary checklist and subject to change. The full checklist will be added as soon as it is available.
Tentative Subjects Set Checklist
Bobby Hull/Brett Hull
Pavel Bure/Sergei Fedorov
Bobby Hull/Dick Butkus/Frank Thomas
Hulk Hogan/Griffey Jr./Favre/Lemieux
Cyclone Taylor/Babe Ruth
Ted Williams/Eddie Shore