Although it acquired the assets of the Famous Fabrics product line in December, Leaf has just released the brand’s final trading card set under its previous ownership: 2014 Big Apple Baseball. Originally the property of Canadian-based trading card manufacturer In The Game, the Famous Fabrics line will now continue under the direction of Leaf Trading Cards in Dallas but not before its last hurrah in the baseball realm.
“We are extremely pleased to bring to market the last Famous Fabrics product built by In the Game prior to our acquisition of the brand,” said Leaf President Brian Gray. “We have great things planned for this brand going forward.”
The 2014 Big Apple Baseball product, like its name implies, includes noteworthy players from New York’s baseball franchises: the Yankees, Giants, Mets and Brooklyn Dodgers.
Each box of the product includes a slabbed, 1-of-1 cut signature card of a New York great along with either one sketch or memorabilia card. Only one sketch card of every player was made and the memorabilia cards include game-used jerseys and game-used uniforms from Yankees like Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Derek Jeter to Dodger greats Roy Campanella, Jackie Robinson and Duke Snider. Hall of Famers like Mel Ott (Giants) and Tom Seaver (Mets) are also part of the mix.
Other single memorabilia cards (numbered to 50) feature players such as as Mariano Rivera, Bernie Williams, Thurman Munson, Mookie Wilson, Gary Carter, Mike Piazza and Reggie Jackson. There are 1-of-1 single memorabilia cards of Ruth, Gehrig, Campanella, Casey Stengel, Joe DiMaggio, Whitey Ford, Elston Howard, Sandy Koufax, Don Larson, Roger Maris and Billy Martin. Dual and quad-memorabilia cards show pairings like Roger Clemens and Jorge Posada as well as Dwight Gooden and Gary Carter, and Whitey Ford and Yogi Berra. The quad memorabilia cards include foursomes like Wade Boggs, Paul O’Neill, Bernie Williams and Don Mattingly, along with Reggie Jackson, Roy White, Lou Piniella and Graig Nettles.
According to Leaf, 200 10-box cases were produced, so each box is numbered to 2,000. Every single cut signature card comes encased in an airtight acrylic holder from In the Game.
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