How big is Yasiel Puig to the card hobby?
Well, at the upcoming National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago he will not only be one of the more sought after VIP promotional giveaways for visitors, but he will also have his own redemption card set made by Leaf Trading Cards.
Via Susan Lulgjuraj at Beckett.com, fans wanting to open up packs of Leaf products at the Leaf booth will receive Leaf Bucks good for any number of different exclusive redemption items; including a 6-card Yasiel Puig set. Check out Susan's story for more info about other items available and what products qualify. Below are 5 of the cards from the 6-card Puig redemption set. Above is the VIP Puig promo card that will be given to all VIP attendees.
As you can see, there is no Dodger logo on the card (Leaf does not have a MLB license) and they have his wrong uniform number.
UPDATE: I've just discovered why Puig is wearing #57 instead of #66. He has worn #66 as a Dodger since at least Spring Training this year, but wore #57 in 2012. Check out this video of him during his professional debut as a member of the Arizona League Dodgers (rookie league) wearing #57.BTW, the convention is from July 31st to August 4th, and the Dodgers will be in town playing the Cubs at that time. So, if you're going to the show you can watch the Dodgers play by getting tickets from the Cubs, here.
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