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.