Granted, there are only 10 cards in the blue blaster set, but Leaf does promise a pair of autographs in each blaster.
The base set includes 2021 Heisman Trophy winner Bryce Young out of Alabama, 2022 Heisman hopeful Bijan Robinson (a running back for Texas), The Ohio State (got to put “The” in there now, since the Buckeyes won that trademark case, you know) quarterback C.J. Stroud and Texas quarterback Quinn Ewers (who transferred from Ohio State), Southern Cal quarterback Caleb Williams (who transferred from Oklahoma), and two more Buckeyes, running back Treveyon Henderson and wide receiver Garrett Wilson, who was drafted by the New York Jets at No. 10 in the first round.
Rounding out the set is Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams, who was drafted in the first round (No. 12 overall) by the Detroit Lions; University of Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett, who stayed close to home as a first-round pick (No. 20 overall) of the Pittsburgh Steelers; and Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral, a third-round pick of the Carolina Panthers.
The card backs feature a small, horizontally cropped version of the front photograph. In addition to the player’s height and weight featured in a thin black banner beneath the player’s photograph and nameplate, there is a seven-line biography.
The left and right sides of the card have a gray border running the length of the card.
Leaf has two designations for first-year players: ARC (amateur rookie cards) and XRC (extended rookie cards). In the base set, Caleb Williams and Henderson are ARC cards, while Wilson, Jameson Williams, Pickett and Corral are XRCs.
Unlike the base cards, the primary colors on the left- and right-sides of the card are gray. The card backs offer no information about the player other than his position, height and weight. The type on the back lets the collector know that the card has an authentic autograph that is guaranteed by Leaf.
“We hope you enjoy your piece of history!” Leaf ends its block of type.
It’s possible that some — or all — of these players may make it big in the NFL someday. If so, then the autographs may become more valuable as the years go by.