Leaf is producing some Yasiel Puig cards for this summer’s National Sports Collectors Convention. One will be part of a seven-card set that will be the company’s contribution to the VIP Admission Package goody bags.
The others will be part of a redemption program. Collectors opening certain boxes of the company’s products at the show will receive ‘Leaf Bucks’ they can use toward various items including a six-card Puig set.
Joining the Dodgers on June 2, Puig became the first player in Major League history to have at least 7 home runs and 34 hits in his first 20 Big League games. He finished the month of June with 44 hits, 2nd only to Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio among MLB rookies for most hits in a month at the start of a career.
His cards have been in demand online and in shops. Check below for a list of the ‘most watched’ Puig cards on eBay.
The Leaf VIP Set also includes Pete Rose and Future Hall of Famer Frank Thomas. Also depicted on the 2013 Leaf VIP Set will be two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Hope Solo, wrestling favorite Ric Flair, MMA and UFC Hall of Famer Royce Gracie plus Storage Wars star Dave Hester.
The redemption program includes National-exclusive signed Leaf Valiant Damian Lillard autographed cards and Johnny Manziel autographed sketch cards. Leaf is also giving away a Josh Gibson cut signature card from its Sports Icons set in a random drawing.
|2013 BOWMAN CHROME PROSPECTS SSP YASIEL PUIG AUTOGRAPH AUTO ROOKIE RC PSA 9 HOT|
20 bids - Price: $163.50 - Watchers: 25Item # 181527158675
|YASIEL PUIG 2013 BOWMAN CHROME BLUE WAVE REFRACTOR ROOKIE RC BGS 9.5 AUTO 10 /50|
8 bids - Price: $560.00 - Watchers: 23Item # 251652073360
|YASIEL PUIG 2013 Bowman Chrome Rookie Blue Refractor BGS 9.5 (#'d 008/250)|
10 bids - Price: $15.50 - Watchers: 21Item # 151411604818
|2013 Topps Finest Yasiel Puig RC Rookie Jersey Signed AUTO Dodgers 39/50|
20 bids - Price: $46.00 - Watchers: 18Item # 361056228544
|YASIEL PUIG 2013 TOPPS CHROME #138 RC ROOKIE PURPLE REFRACTOR SP PSA 10 GEM MINT|
13 bids - Price: $29.99 - Watchers: 15Item # 390932939364
|yasiel puig 2013 bowman sterling rc rookie card auto autograph bsar-yp|
7 bids - Price: $40.99 - Watchers: 14Item # 141413897813
|2013 Bowman Chrome Draft Refractor Yasiel Puig RC Rookie BGS 9.5 GEM MINT w/ 10|
2 bids - Price: $7.50 - Watchers: 10Item # 380999479107