I've made it abundantly clear how into '95 Leaf I am, and after a lot of searching and spending, Buy It Now's and Best Offers on COMC and card shows and the like, I've finally amassed all the Griffeys from that set, including long-time holdout Statistical Standouts.
|1995 Leaf Statistical Standouts #2 #/5000|
This is among the most well-designed inserts of 1995. It's heavily embossed with a holofoil signature and realistic texture across the front.
Sadly I'm now on the lookout for another one. I snagged this one with a best offer on feebay, but when I went to take it out of the case a bit of damage occurred. It must have been in there since it got pulled almost 20 years ago, and the high-gloss back fused to the inner plastic. You can see the damage as white specks on the back there. I supposed it still counts (it's numbered, dammit!), but it remains on my want list. Luckily the seller was really cool about it and sent me a full refund without asking for the card back. So, here it is. Bittersweet...
|1995 Leaf Gold Leaf Stars #4 #/10000|
Another beauty, this card is rich in color and a cool holofoil effect that permeates the front. The most obvious design feature apart from the gold foil trim is the internal star die-cut. Most die-cuts are found along card edges, but this one is right in the card. Topps Laser would go nuts with this feature the following year, but in 1995 this was a pretty cool effect.
|1995 Leaf Slideshow #8A & B|
|1995 Leaf Opening Day #4|
I'm not really sure what this card is, but it exists and there's the logo. I didn't know until I saw it on COMC that Leaf even made an Opening Day set. The back is pretty cool, though. I love fireworks on cards.
Thus after years of lovin' on '95 Leaf, I've finally landed them all. Here is a scan 18 years in the making: