Johnny Manziel can now sign autographs for cash and not worry about losing his eligibility. He’s one of the marquee hits in 2014 Leaf Draft Metal Football, set to hit store shelves later this week.
Leaf promises the product will be “packed with on-card autographs and the hobby’s only complete checklist of top skill position players, many of whom are projected to be first-round picks in the 2014 NFL Draft in May”.
Draft Metal Football will include Manziel along with fellow draft eligibles Blake Bortles (UCF), Jadeveon Clowney (So. Car.), Sammy Watkins (Clemson), Teddy Bridgewater (Louisville), Eric Ebron (NC), Marqise Lee (USC), Mike Evans (Tex. A&M), Jace Amaro (Tex. Tech), Austin-Seferian Jenkins (Wash.) and Kelvin Benjamin (Flor. St.). Alabama’s AJ McCarron, Ha’Sean Clinton- Dix and Cyrus Kouandjio, along with linemen like Taylor Lewan (Mich.), Jake Matthews (Tex. A&M) and defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan of Florida State are all part of the mix.
In addition to the base autographs, the set contains several other autographed insert collections each one with Prismatic parallels at multiple levels as limited as 1/1. First, Leaf has unveiled its “State Pride” assortment that features state flags of the college homes of up-and-comers including Manziel, Bridgewater, Clowney, Watkins, Ebron and Oregon QB De’Anthony Thomas. The “Award Winners” lineup features players who earned honors including Manziel and Clowney.
Rounding out the other autographed insert collections is the “U.S. Army All-American Bowl” set, which features 17 of the top high school football prospects who all participated in the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl game in January, and a special 60-card “Masterworks Artwork” set spotlighting Bridgewater.
Each hobby box of 2014 Leaf Draft Metal Football includes four on-card prismatic autographs with 15 boxes per case. The product lands on store shelves on Friday.