Leaf Trading Cards has long been known for their high-quality sports trading cards. Their “In The Game Used” series featuring game-used memorabilia has become a must-have for serious collectors. As we approach the end of 2022, it’s time to take a look at this year’s Leaf In The Game Used checklist to see the key cards and memorabilia inserts collectors will be chasing.
Overview of the Set
The 2022 Leaf In The Game Used set focuses on past and present stars across major sports like football, basketball, baseball, and hockey. It provides collectors the opportunity to pull prime memorabilia cards featuring swatches from the uniforms, equipment, and milestone moments of iconic athletes.
The set has a deep checklist with multiple tiers of memorabilia inserts going from common to extremely rare. The keys to look out for are the special patch cards numbered to 10 or less which contain large swatches of game-used material. Multiple veteran superstar athletes are featured.
Key Inserts and Memorabilia Cards
Here are some of the top memorabilia cards that collectors will be hoping to pull from 2022 Leaf In The Game packs and boxes:
Player Name – Specific Memorabilia Insert
- Tom Brady – NFL Shield Patches (numbered to 10 or less)
- Michael Jordan – NBA Logoman Patches (numbered to 10 or less)
- Mike Trout – MLB Logoman Patches (numbered to 10 or less)
- Wayne Gretzky – NHL Shield Patches (numbered to 10 or less)
These special patch cards contain a large piece of patch from a jersey or uniform and are very limited in print run. Landing one of these cards for an iconic athlete like Michael Jordan or Wayne Gretzky is a massive pull.
Multi-Sport Stars Dual Memorabilia Cards
Cards featuring swatches from multiple star athletes across different sports are also major chase inserts, like:
- Michael Jordan & Tom Brady Dual Memorabilia card
- Wayne Gretzky & Derek Jeter Dual Memorabilia card
Retired Legends Jersey Number Patches
- Joe Montana – #16 Jersey Patch (numbered to 25 or less)
- Cal Ripken Jr. – #8 Jersey Patch (numbered to 25 or less)
Other notable names expected on prime memorabilia cards are LeBron James, Steph Curry, Patrick Mahomes, Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid, and more.
Wrapping Up the Key 2022 Inserts
The 2022 Leaf In The Game Used checklist delivers an array of rare and desirable memorabilia card options for collectors to hunt down. From logoman and shield patches numbered to just 10 copies or less to jersey number patches of legends, it’s a dynamic set for memorabilia collectors. Veteran superstar athletes like Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky, Tom Brady, and others are featured heavily throughout.
While pack and box prices can be high due to the autographed and memorabilia hits, the chase is on to try and pull some of 2022 Leaf’s rarest game-used inserts. For collectors who love a thrill and the chance at hitting a low serial numbered patch card of an all-time great, the 2022 In The Game Used product delivers.