Last week, Leaf announced that they were going to be offering a program where collectors can buy exclusive packs onlineThese packs each contained a card of Manziel with a city name on it. These packs each contained a card of Maziel with a city name on it. If that team picked him in next month’s draft, the card can be exchanged for an autographed version of the card. Each team only has 41 copies, so there are not many out there.
The first ones have hit, and its easy to see where collectors believe Manziel will go:
Upper Deck also has their own version, but inserted in packs. They selling nicely as well:
I really like this program, and I think that anytime a card company can count on Manziel at this point, they will walk away with people buying in. The cards look really cool, and I have to give it to Brian Gray for trying this out. Exclusive eBay sets have not really performed that well in the past, but this one seems to be a bit different due to its limited nature.
Personally I think Manziel will end up in Cleveland, but Jacksonville and Minnesota are all very good guesses as to where he will eventually go. I bought a pack and ended up with Cincy. Although its a long shot, there have been talk about Dalton not being the answer there. Could have been worse.