Saving Ace Authentic’s best serve for its final volley, Leaf Trading Cards is pleased to present the final Ace Authentic-branded tennis product: 2013 Ace Authentic Grand Slam Tennis. The product, which releases this week, boasts 10 autographed cards per box and 12 boxes per case. Going forward, all subsequent tennis sets will be branded under the Leaf Trading Cards name, the sport’s premier trading card manufacturer.
“We’ve been very proud of our association with Ace Authentic,” said Leaf President Brian Gray. “What has proven to be a terrific run through 2013 will now turn into an opportunity in 2014 for Leaf Trading Cards to make new and distinctive sets covering this great sport. We can only hope to build on the momentum that Ace Authentic has established over all these years.”
In Ace’s Authentic Grand Slam Tennis release, collectors will find an incredible assortment of more than 140 of the best players in the sport’s history. Beyond base-level autographed cards for every player, the set includes several pinpointed autographed insert lineups that are sure to captivate sports fans and autograph collectors alike. What’s more, every insert set has multiple parallel levels as limited as 1/1.
In the “Grand Slam Heroes” collection, there are 24 players featured who have captured Grand Slam titles during their careers such as Roger Federer (2009 French Open Singles) and Rafael Nadal (2013 U.S. Open Singles). The “National Pride” autographed insert lineup, meanwhile, celebrates the rich diversity of the sport by featuring 64 different players in front of their respective countries’ flags including U.S. icons like the legendary Stan Smith and Bud Collins, as well as Andy Roddick, not to mention overseas female sensations like Anna Kournikova (Russia), Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia) and Ana Ivanovic (Serbia).
Rounding out the insert lineup is the “Personal Best” collection, which is comprised of limited edition autographed cards numbered to the personal best world ranking of a particular player. For example, collectors will find super limited cards of standouts like Jim Courier (#1), Stan Smith (#1), Rafael Nadal (#1) and Caroline Wozniacki (#1), as well as Gene Mayer (#4), Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (#5), Maria Kirilenko (#10) and Gigi Fernandez (#17).