Leaf has released its final baseball product of the year and completed a purchase of another manufacturer’s brand.
2013 Leaf Trinity Baseball starts shipping this week with three specific elements: “Pure (Glass) Autographs,” a 49-player, multi-tiered lineup (60-25-5-1) showcasing the top prospects with stunning, glass-style transparent cards featuring all on-card autographs; “Inscription Autographs,” a 62-player, multi-tiered assortment (30-10-5-3-1) of draft picks who have added some very unique inscriptions to each of their cards; and “Patch Autos,” which includes another multi-tiered delivery of 40 players with jersey patch swatches as low as 1-of-1.
Unlike the earlier Trinity football release, every Patch Auto in Trinity has been signed on card. 1-of-1 printing plates of every player in both the “Inscription Autographs” and “Patch Auto” collections are there for the taking.
In addition to already proven professional prospects like Byron Buxton and Oscar Taveras, as well as New York Yankees up-and-comer Gosuke Katoh, the set includes the Top 5 picks from the 2013 MLB Draft: RHP Mark Appel (No. 1); third baseman Kris Bryant (2); RHP Jonathan Gray (3); RHP Kohl Stewart (4); and outfielder Clint Frazier (No.5).
Each box contains five autographed cards and production for 2013 Leaf Trinity Baseball was limited to 250 10-box cases.
Here’s a list of short prints in the 2013 Leaf Trinity issue:
Base Version (Unnumbered) Patch Autos
(Base Version is Typically 60) (Only base version is short-printed):
Aaron Judge 30
Angelo Gumbs 28
Billy McKinney 43
Carlos Correa 36
Chris Anderson 18
Clint Frazier 27
Eric Jagielo 33
Ian Clarkin 24
Jorge Soler 5
Kris Bryant 4
Maikel Franco 44
Marco Gonzales 17
Mark Appel 40
Oscar Taveras 29
Rob Kaminsky 20
Tim Anderson 22
Oscar Mercado 21
Leaf has also announced it has acquired the assets of the Famous Fabrics non-sports line from In the Game. Leaf has agreed to complete any projects already underway by Famous Fabrics and will then assimilate future Famous Fabrics undertakings into Leaf’s assorted “non-sport” line of products.
In The Game’s Dr. Brian Price says he gave up the brand in hopes of obtaining an NHL and NHLPA license soon and giving up Famous Fabrics “will allow our group to focus on our core business, which is hockey cards.”
Leaf’s control of the Famous Fabrics line is effective immediately.