2011 Leaf Limited Edition Prospects
This is a bit of an unusual new issue from Leaf with a 2011 date on it even though it wasn't released until at least February of 2012. Also making it a bit unusual is the fact that I believe these are only being sold directly from Leaf (on amazon.com). It appears to be a 50 card set, with only base set cards and a parallel gold set #/200.
Leaf does some good stuff, but I wouldn't rate this as one of their better efforts. From the very plain design, to the unusual method of distribution, to the lack of information they gave out about this set (nothing on their website about it as far as I can tell), this set brings back memories of some of the Scoreboard issued sets from the late 1990s. I still run across new Kerry Wood cards from Scoreboard every once in a while even now! Of course, that is part of the reason I put this blog together. So that I can make a record of stuff as I see it and not have to try to recall several years down the road when I see cards like this pop up for sale.
Javier Baez is the only Cubs representative in the set. At least as far as I can tell with no checklist being released.
Base Set - 2 Versions - Base & Gold (#/200)
#22 Javier Baez