Leaf Trading Cards is owned by Bryan Gray, who is mainly known for his old company Razor Entertainment. Gray acquired the Leaf name in 2010 and shut down Razor. I've seen a couple of Leaf products on the shelves since then. To be clear, Leaf is completely separate from the Donruss brand (which is now owned by Panini) and, except perhaps for the logo, has no connection to Leaf cards of the 1990's and early 2000's. Leaf, of course, does not have a contract with Major League Baseball. I don't think it has a contract with the player's union either.
I saw this in Target the other day.
Would you buy this based on what I just told you? There is no other information on the box, including a price.
How about if I told you the box cost $39.99?
There might be a small group of players I'd be willing to spend $39.99 for an autographed ball but I'm not willing to spend that much on a pig in a poke.