Another, in my opinion, uninspired offering from Donruss in 1996. Leaf Limited was first issued in 1993. This would be the last year. In 1997, Donruss offered Donruss Limited instead. I guess the set was "Limited" in that there were only 90 cards in the base set. The cards featured a foil background with gold foil printing. They were issued in 5-card packs for $3.24. Since I have 10 of these, I'm guessing that I bought 2 packs.
Leaf Limited Gold
As for most Donruss issues in the mid-1990s, there is the obligatory parallel set. Leaf Limited only had the Gold parallel. This actually is a more attractive card than the base card. I paid $3.95 for this Chipper Jones in August 2004. Beckett would have you believe this card is worth $9.00.
Leaf Limited Lumberjacks
Another offering from Donruss made of wood. This is a very attractive 10-card insert set, numbered to 5,000. I paid $7.84 for this in July 2004. Beckett lists it at $15. There is also a Black version of this set which I don't have. They have a black border. Beckett lists them as 4 times the regular card. 9 of the 10 cards are currently being offered on eBay at Buy-It-Now prices either close to or over the book value. The asking price for the A-Rod is $80. The Black cards are numbered to 450.
Leaf Limited Pennant Craze
Another 10-card insert set, this time numbered to 2,500. I swallowed hard and paid $11.99 for this in July 2004. Beckett listed it then for $40 which hasn't changed. Sellers are currently asking $30 to $53 on eBay. The card is die-cut along the upper edge of the pennant. The pennant is also flocked, so it feels fuzzy like a real pennant might.
Leaf Limited Rookies
I'm not sure where I got this. There were 10 cards in the set which included Derek Jeter. I'm not sure how Mike Grace got included in a "Limited" rookie set. There is also a Gold version which I don't have.
This 150-card set had only this single issue. The cards are pretty boring. I paid $1.50 for this Ripken card in July 2005. I have several other cards from the set which I probably got in repacks. The base cards seem only to exist to provide padding for the steel card in every pack.
Leaf Preferred Staremaster
Not a bad looking card. This 12-card set was serial numbered to 2,500. I paid $5.50 for Chipper in July 2005. Beckett says its worth $12.
Leaf Preferred Steel
There was a steel card in every pack. These are pretty nice. They feature a rolled edge. They look better in person. I have two Phillies which I bought at a local card shop a few years ago. I'm not sure, but I think these are the first regular issued cards made of metal.
Leaf Preferred Steel Gold
The gold cards were inserted 1:24. I paid $6.16 for this in August 2004.