1998 Upper Deck

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1998 Upper Deck Series 2 box

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Description

1998 Upper Deck is a 751-card set issued in three series of 270, 270 and 211 cards. The third series is officially known as the "Rookie Edition." As a unique addition, each card fronts features game dated photographs of some of the season's most memorable moments.

The following subsets are contained within the set: History in the Making (1-8/361-369), Griffey's Hot List (9-18), Define the Game (136-153), Season Highlights (244-252/532-540/748-750), Star Rookies (253-288/541-600), Postseason Headliners (415-432), Upper Echelon (451-459) and Eminent Prestige (601-630). The Eminent Prestige subset cards were unintentionally short-printed (approximately 1:4 packs) and Upper Deck offered a free service to collectors trying to finish their sets whereby 18 random Eminent Prestige cards were mailed to collectors who sent in proof of purchase of one-and-a-half Rookie Edition boxes.

There are two different versions of 681. About half the cards depict Mike Piazza as a New York Met while the other half commemorate Piazza's one week stint as a Florida Marlin. The Rookie Edition Series set is considered complete with both versions.

Notable Rookie Cards include Gabe Kapler and Magglio Ordonez.

Distribution

24 packs per box, 12 cards per pack (MSRP: $1.99).

Reviews

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Odds
Base 751 - ?
Griffey's Home Run Chronicles (S1, S2) 56 - 1:9
10th Anniversary Preview (S1) 60 - 1:5
National Pride (S1) 42 - 1:23
Amazing Greats (S1) 30 2000 ?
Amazing Greats Die-Cut (S1) 30 250 ?
Rookie Edition Preview (S2) 10 - 1:6
Prime Nine (S2) 60 - 1:5
Tape Measure Titans (S2) 30 - 1:23
Blue Chip Prospects (S2) 30 2000 ?
Clearly Dominant (S2) 30 250 ?
Destination Stardom (RE) 60 - 1:5
All-Star Credentials (RE) 30 - 1:9
Retrospectives (RE) 30 - 1:24
Unparalleled (RE) 20 - 1:72
A Piece of the Action Series One 10 - 1:2500
A Piece of the Action Series Two 4 225 1:2500
A Piece of the Action Rookie Edition 5 varies 1:2500

Checklist

Base Set

Series One

1 Tino Martinez HIST

2 Jimmy Key HIST

3 Jay Buhner HIST

4 Mark Gardner HIST

5 Greg Maddux HIST

6 Pedro Martinez HIST

7 Hideo Nomo HIST

8 Sammy Sosa HIST

9 Mark McGwire GHL

10 Ken Griffey, Jr. GHL

11 Larry Walker GHL

12 Tino Martinez GHL

13 Mike Piazza GHL

14 Jose Cruz, Jr. GHL

15 Tony Gwynn GHL

16 Greg Maddux GHL

17 Roger Clemens GHL

18 Alex Rodriguez GHL

19 Shigetoshi Hasegawa

20 Eddie Murray

21 Jason Dickson

22 Darin Erstad

23 Chuck Finley

24 Dave Hollins

25 Garret Anderson

26 Michael Tucker

27 Kenny Lofton

28 Javy Lopez

29 Fred McGriff

30 Greg Maddux

31 Jeff Blauser

32 John Smoltz

33 Mark Wohlers

34 Scott Erickson

35 Jimmy Key

36 Harold Baines

37 Randy Myers

38 B.J. Surhoff

39 Eric Davis

40 Rafael Palmeiro

41 Jeffrey Hammonds

42 Mo Vaughn

43 Tom Gordon

44 Tim Naehring

45 Darren Bragg

46 Aaron Sele

47 Troy O'Leary

48 John Valentin

49 Doug Glanville

50 Ryne Sandberg

51 Steve Trachsel

52 Mark Grace

53 Kevin Foster

54 Kevin Tapani

55 Kevin Orie

56 Lyle Mouton

57 Ray Durham

58 Jaime Navarro

59 Mike Cameron

60 Albert Belle

61 Doug Drabek

62 Chris Snopek

63 Eddie Taubensee

64 Terry Pendleton

65 Barry Larkin

66 Willie Greene

67 Deion Sanders

68 Pokey Reese

69 Jeff Shaw

70 Jim Thome

71 Orel Hershiser

72 Omar Vizquel

73 Brian Giles

74 Dave Justice

75 Bartolo Colon

76 Sandy Alomar, Jr.

77 Neifi Perez

78 Dante Bichette

79 Vinny Castilla

80 Eric Young

81 Quinton McCracken

82 Jamey Wright

83 John Thomson

84 Damion Easley

85 Justin Thompson

86 Willie Blair

87 Raul Casanova

88 Bob Higginson

89 Bubba Trammell

90 Tony Clark

91 Livan Hernandez

92 Charles Johnson

93 Edgar Renteria

94 Alex Fernandez

95 Gary Sheffield

96 Moises Alou

97 Tony Saunders

98 Robb Nen

99 Darryl Kile

100 Craig Biggio

101 Chris Holt

102 Bob Abreu

103 Luis Gonzalez

104 Billy Wagner

105 Brad Ausmus

106 Chili Davis

107 Tim Belcher

108 Dean Palmer

109 Jeff King

110 Jose Rosado

111 Mike Macfarlane

112 Jay Bell

113 Todd Worrell

114 Chan Ho Park

115 Raul Mondesi

116 Brett Butler

117 Greg Gagne

118 Hideo Nomo

119 Todd Zeile

120 Eric Karros

121 Cal Eldred

122 Jeff D'Amico

123 Antone Williamson

124 Doug Jones

125 Dave Nilsson

126 Gerald Williams

127 Fernando Vina

128 Ron Coomer

129 Matt Lawton

130 Paul Molitor

131 Todd Walker

132 Rick Aguilera

133 Brad Radke

134 Bob Tewksbury

135 Vladimir Guerrero

136 Tony Gwynn DG

137 Roger Clemens DG

138 Dennis Eckersley DG

139 Brady Anderson DG

140 Ken Griffey, Jr. DG

141 Derek Jeter DG

142 Ken Caminiti DG

143 Frank Thomas DG

144 Barry Bonds DG

145 Cal Ripken, Jr. DG

146 Alex Rodriguez DG

147 Greg Maddux DG

148 Kenny Lofton DG

149 Mike Piazza DG

150 Mark McGwire DG

151 Andruw Jones DG

152 Rusty Greer DG

153 F.P. Santangelo DG

154 Mike Lansing

155 Lee Smith

156 Carlos Perez

157 Pedro Martinez

158 Ryan McGuire

159 F.P. Santangelo

160 Rondell White

161 Takashi Kashiwada RC

162 Butch Huskey

163 Edgardo Alfonzo

164 John Franco

165 Todd Hundley

166 Rey Ordonez

167 Armando Reynoso

168 John Olerud

169 Bernie Williams

170 Andy Pettitte

171 Wade Boggs

172 Paul O'Neill

173 Cecil Fielder

174 Charlie Hayes

175 David Cone

176 Hideki Irabu

177 Mark Bellhorn

178 Steve Karsay

179 Damon Mashore

180 Jason McDonald

181 Scott Spiezio

182 Ariel Prieto

183 Jason Giambi

184 Wendell Magee

185 Rico Brogna

186 Garrett Stephenson

187 Wayne Gomes

188 Ricky Bottalico

189 Mickey Morandini

190 Mike Lieberthal

191 Kevin Polcovich

192 Francisco Cordova

193 Kevin Young

194 Jon Lieber

195 Kevin Elster

196 Tony Womack

197 Lou Collier

198 Mike Difelice RC

199 Gary Gaetti

200 Dennis Eckersley

201 Alan Benes

202 Willie McGee

203 Ron Gant

204 Fernando Valenzuela

205 Mark McGwire

206 Archi Cianfrocco

207 Andy Ashby

208 Steve Finley

209 Quilvio Veras

210 Ken Caminiti

211 Rickey Henderson

212 Joey Hamilton

213 Derrek Lee

214 Bill Mueller

215 Shawn Estes

216 J.T. Snow

217 Mark Gardner

218 Terry Mulholland

219 Dante Powell

220 Jeff Kent

221 Jamie Moyer

222 Joey Cora

223 Jeff Fassero

224 Dennis Martinez

225 Ken Griffey, Jr.

226 Edgar Martinez

227 Russ Davis

228 Dan Wilson

229 Will Clark

230 Ivan Rodriguez

231 Benji Gil

232 Lee Stevens

233 Mickey Tettleton

234 Julio Santana

235 Rusty Greer

236 Bobby Witt

237 Ed Sprague

238 Pat Hentgen

239 Kelvim Escobar

240 Joe Carter

241 Carlos Delgado

242 Shannon Stewart

243 Benito Santiago

244 Tino Martinez SH

245 Ken Griffey, Jr. SH

246 Kevin Brown SH

247 Ryne Sandberg SH

248 Mo Vaughn SH

249 Darryl Hamilton SH

250 Randy Johnson SH

251 Steve Finley SH

252 Bob Higginson SH

253 Brett Tomko

254 Mark Kotsay

255 Jose Guillen

256 Eli Marrero

257 Dennis Reyes

258 Richie Sexson

259 Pat Cline

260 Todd Helton

261 Juan Melo

262 Matt Morris

263 Jeremi Gonzalez

264 Jeff Abbott

265 Aaron Boone

266 Todd Dunwoody

267 Jaret Wright

268 Derrick Gibson

269 Mario Valdez

270 Fernando Tatis


Series Two

532 Francisco Cordova / Ricardo Rincon / Mark Smith SH

271 Craig Counsell

272 Brad Rigby

273 Danny Clyburn

274 Brian Rose

275 Miguel Tejada

276 Jason Varitek

277 Dave Dellucci RC

278 Michael Coleman

279 Adam Riggs

280 Ben Grieve

281 Brad Fullmer

282 Ken Cloude

283 Tom Evans

284 Kevin Millwood RC

285 Paul Konerko

286 Juan Encarnacion

287 Chris Carpenter

288 Tom Fordham

289 Gary DiSarcina

290 Tim Salmon

291 Troy Percival

292 Todd Greene

293 Ken Hill

294 Dennis Springer

295 Jim Edmonds

296 Allen Watson

297 Brian Anderson

298 Keith Lockhart

299 Tom Glavine

300 Chipper Jones

301 Randall Simon

302 Mark Lemke

303 Ryan Klesko

304 Denny Neagle

305 Andruw Jones

306 Mike Mussina

307 Brady Anderson

308 Chris Hoiles

309 Mike Bordick

310 Cal Ripken, Jr.

311 Geronimo Berroa

312 Armando Benitez

313 Roberto Alomar

314 Tim Wakefield

315 Reggie Jefferson

316 Jeff Frye

317 Scott Hatteberg

318 Steve Avery

319 Robinson Checo

320 Nomar Garciaparra

321 Lance Johnson

322 Tyler Houston

323 Mark Clark

324 Terry Adams

325 Sammy Sosa

326 Scott Servais

327 Manny Alexander

328 Norberto Martin

329 Scott Eyre

330 Frank Thomas

331 Robin Ventura

332 Matt Karchner

333 Keith Foulke

334 James Baldwin

335 Chris Stynes

336 Bret Boone

337 Jon Nunnally

338 Dave Burba

339 Eduardo Perez

340 Reggie Sanders

341 Mike Remlinger

342 Pat Watkins

343 Chad Ogea

344 John Smiley

345 Kenny Lofton

346 Jose Mesa

347 Charles Nagy

348 Enrique Wilson

349 Bruce Aven

350 Manny Ramirez

351 Jerry DiPoto

352 Ellis Burks

353 Kirt Manwaring

354 Vinny Castilla

355 Larry Walker

356 Kevin Ritz

357 Pedro Astacio

358 Scott Sanders

359 Deivi Cruz

360 Brian L. Hunter

361 Pedro Martinez HM

362 Tom Glavine HM

363 Willie McGee HM

364 J.T. Snow HM

365 Rusty Greer HM

366 Mike Grace HM

367 Tony Clark HM

368 Ben Grieve HM

369 Gary Sheffield HM

370 Joe Oliver

371 Todd Jones

372 Frank Catalanotto RC

373 Brian Moehler

374 Cliff Floyd

375 Bobby Bonilla

376 Al Leiter

377 Josh Booty

378 Darren Daulton

379 Jay Powell

380 Felix Heredia

381 Jim Eisenreich

382 Richard Hidalgo

383 Mike Hampton

384 Shane Reynolds

385 Jeff Bagwell

386 Derek Bell

387 Ricky Gutierrez

388 Bill Spiers

389 Jose Offerman

390 Johnny Damon

391 Jermaine Dye

392 Jeff Montgomery

393 Glendon Rusch

394 Mike Sweeney

395 Kevin Appier

396 Joe Vitiello

397 Ramon Martinez

398 Darren Dreifort

399 Wilton Guerrero

400 Mike Piazza

401 Eddie Murray

402 Ismael Valdes

403 Todd Hollandsworth

404 Mark Loretta

405 Jeromy Burnitz

406 Jeff Cirillo

407 Scott Karl

408 Mike Matheny

409 Jose Valentin

410 John Jaha

411 Terry Steinbach

412 Torii Hunter

413 Pat Meares

414 Marty Cordova

415 Jaret Wright PH

416 Mike Mussina PH

417 John Smoltz PH

418 Devon White PH

419 Denny Neagle PH

420 Livan Hernandez PH

421 Kevin Brown PH

422 Marquis Grissom PH

423 Mike Mussina PH

424 Eric Davis PH

425 Tony Fernandez PH

426 Moises Alou PH

427 Sandy Alomar, Jr. PH

428 Gary Sheffield PH

429 Jaret Wright PH

430 Livan Hernandez PH

431 Chad Ogea PH

432 Edgar Renteria PH

433 LaTroy Hawkins

434 Rich Robertson

435 Chuck Knoblauch

436 Jose Vidro

437 Dustin Hermanson

438 Jim Bullinger

439 Orlando Cabrera

440 Vladimir Guerrero

441 Ugueth Urbina

442 Brian McRae

443 Matt Franco

444 Bobby Jones

445 Bernard Gilkey

446 Dave Mlicki

447 Brian Bohanon

448 Mel Rojas

449 Tim Raines

450 Derek Jeter

451 Roger Clemens UE

452 Nomar Garciaparra UE

453 Mike Piazza UE

454 Mark McGwire UE

455 Ken Griffey, Jr. UE

456 Larry Walker UE

457 Alex Rodriguez UE

458 Tony Gwynn UE

459 Frank Thomas UE

460 Tino Martinez

461 Chad Curtis

462 Ramiro Mendoza

463 Joe Girardi

464 David Wells

465 Mariano Rivera

466 Willie Adams

467 George Williams

468 Dave Telgheder

469 Dave Magadan

470 Matt Stairs

471 Bill Taylor

472 Jimmy Haynes

473 Gregg Jefferies

474 Midre Cummings

475 Curt Schilling

476 Mike Grace

477 Mark Leiter

478 Matt Beech

479 Scott Rolen

480 Jason Kendall

481 Esteban Loaiza

482 Jermaine Allensworth

483 Mark Smith

484 Jason Schmidt

485 Jose Guillen

486 Al Martin

487 Delino DeShields

488 Todd Stottlemyre

489 Brian Jordan

490 Ray Lankford

491 Matt Morris

492 Royce Clayton

493 John Mabry

494 Wally Joyner

495 Trevor Hoffman

496 Chris Gomez

497 Sterling Hitchcock

498 Pete Smith

499 Greg Vaughn

500 Tony Gwynn

501 Will Cunnane

502 Darryl Hamilton

503 Brian Johnson

504 Kirk Rueter

505 Barry Bonds

506 Osvaldo Fernandez

507 Stan Javier

508 Julian Tavarez

509 Rich Aurilia

510 Alex Rodriguez

511 David Segui

512 Rich Amaral

513 Raul Ibanez

514 Jay Buhner

515 Randy Johnson

516 Heathcliff Slocumb

517 Tony Saunders

518 Kevin Elster

519 John Burkett

520 Juan Gonzalez

521 John Wetteland

522 Domingo Cedeno

523 Darren Oliver

524 Roger Pavlik

525 Jose Cruz, Jr.

526 Woody Williams

527 Alex Gonzalez

528 Robert Person

529 Juan Guzman

530 Roger Clemens

531 Shawn Green

533 Nomar Garciaparra SH

534 Roger Clemens SH

535 Mark McGwire SH

536 Larry Walker SH

537 Mike Piazza SH

538 Curt Schilling SH

539 Tony Gwynn SH

540 Ken Griffey, Jr. SH


Rookie Series

541 Carl Pavano SR

542 Shane Monahan SR

543 Gabe Kapler SR RC

544 Eric Milton SR

545 Gary Matthews, Jr. SR RC

546 Mike Kinkade SR RC

547 Ryan Christenson SR RC

548 Corey Koskie SR RC

549 Norm Hutchins SR

550 Russell Branyan SR

551 Masato Yoshii SR RC

552 Jesus Sanchez SR RC

553 Anthony Sanders SR

554 Edwin Diaz SR

555 Gabe Alvarez SR

556 Carlos Lee SR RC

557 Mike Darr SR

558 Kerry Wood SR

559 Carlos Guillen SR

560 Sean Casey SR

561 Manny Aybar SR RC

562 Octavio Dotel SR

563 Jarrod Washburn SR

564 Mark L. Johnson SR

565 Ramon Hernandez SR

566 Rich Butler SR RC

567 Mike Caruso SR

568 Cliff Politte SR

569 Scott Elarton SR

570 Magglio Ordonez SR RC

571 Adam Butler SR RC

572 Marlon Anderson SR

573 Julio Ramirez SR RC

574 Darron Ingram SR

575 Bruce Chen SR

576 Steve Woodard SR

577 Hiram Bocachica SR

578 Kevin Witt SR

579 Javier Vazquez SR

580 Alex Gonzalez SR

581 Brian Powell SR

582 Wes Helms SR

583 Ron Wright SR

584 Rafael Medina SR

585 Daryle Ward SR

586 Geoff Jenkins SR

587 Preston Wilson SR

588 Jim Chamblee SR RC

589 Mike Lowell SR RC

590 A.J. Hinch SR

591 Francisco Cordero SR RC

592 Rolando Arrojo SR RC

593 Braden Looper SR

594 Sidney Ponson SR

595 Matt Clement SR

596 Carlton Loewer SR

597 Brian Meadows SR

598 Danny Klassen SR

599 Larry Sutton SR

600 Travis Lee SR

601 Randy Johnson EP

602 Greg Maddux EP

603 Roger Clemens EP

604 Jaret Wright EP

605 Mike Piazza EP

606 Tino Martinez EP

607 Frank Thomas EP

608 Mo Vaughn EP

609 Todd Helton EP

610 Mark McGwire EP

611 Jeff Bagwell EP

612 Travis Lee EP

613 Scott Rolen EP

614 Cal Ripken, Jr. EP

615 Chipper Jones EP

616 Nomar Garciaparra EP

617 Alex Rodriguez EP

618 Derek Jeter EP

619 Tony Gwynn EP

620 Ken Griffey, Jr. EP

621 Kenny Lofton EP

622 Juan Gonzalez EP

623 Jose Cruz, Jr. EP

624 Larry Walker EP

625 Barry Bonds EP

626 Ben Grieve EP

627 Andruw Jones EP

628 Vladimir Guerrero EP

629 Paul Konerko EP

630 Paul Molitor EP

631 Cecil Fielder

632 Jack McDowell

633 Mike James

634 Brian Anderson

635 Jay Bell

636 Devon White

637 Andy Stankiewicz

638 Tony Batista

639 Omar Daal

640 Matt Williams

641 Brent Brede

642 Jorge Fabregas

643 Karim Garcia

644 Felix Rodriguez

645 Andy Benes

646 Willie Blair

647 Jeff Suppan

648 Yamil Benitez

649 Walt Weiss

650 Andres Galarraga

651 Doug Drabek

652 Ozzie Guillen

653 Joe Carter

654 Dennis Eckersley

655 Pedro Martinez

656 Jim Leyritz

657 Henry Rodriguez

658 Rod Beck

659 Mickey Morandini

660 Jeff Blauser

661 Ruben Sierra

662 Mike Sirotka

663 Pete Harnisch

664 Damian Jackson

665 Dmitri Young

666 Steve Cooke

667 Geronimo Berroa

668 Shawon Dunston

669 Mike Jackson

670 Travis Fryman

671 Dwight Gooden

672 Paul Assenmacher

673 Eric Plunk

674 Mike Lansing

675 Darryl Kile

676 Luis Gonzalez

677 Frank Castillo

678 Joe Randa

679 Bip Roberts

680 Derrek Lee

681 Mike Piazza NYM

681a Mike Piazza FLA

682 Sean Berry

683 Ramon Garcia

684 Carl Everett

685 Moises Alou

686 Hal Morris

687 Jeff Conine

688 Gary Sheffield

689 Jose Vizcaino

690 Charles Johnson

691 Bobby Bonilla

692 Marquis Grissom

693 Alex Ochoa

694 Mike Morgan

695 Orlando Merced

696 David Ortiz

697 Brent Gates

698 Otis Nixon

699 Trey Moore

700 Derrick May

701 Rich Becker

702 Al Leiter

703 Chili Davis

704 Scott Brosius

705 Chuck Knoblauch

706 Kenny Rogers

707 Mike Blowers

708 Mike Fetters

709 Tom Candiotti

710 Rickey Henderson

711 Bob Abreu

712 Mark Lewis

713 Doug Glanville

714 Desi Relaford

715 Kent Mercker

716 Kevin Brown

717 James Mouton

718 Mark Langston

719 Greg Myers

720 Orel Hershiser

721 Charlie Hayes

722 Robb Nen

723 Glenallen Hill

724 Tony Saunders

725 Wade Boggs

726 Kevin Stocker

727 Wilson Alvarez

728 Albie Lopez

729 Dave Martinez

730 Fred McGriff

731 Quinton McCracken

732 Bryan Rekar

733 Paul Sorrento

734 Roberto Hernandez

735 Bubba Trammell

736 Miguel Cairo

737 John Flaherty

738 Terrell Wade

739 Roberto Kelly

740 Mark McLemore

741 Danny Patterson

742 Aaron Sele

743 Tony Fernandez

744 Randy Myers

745 Jose Canseco

746 Darrin Fletcher

747 Mike Stanley

748 Marquis Grissom CL

749 Fred McGriff CL

750 Travis Lee CL


Parallels

5" X 7" Blow-Ups

This 35-card parallel set captures a selection of players taken from each of the three series of 1998 Upper Deck. Besides the obvious difference in size, these 5" by 7" cards also lack the foil stamping on front that the standard 2 1/2" by 3 1/2" cards have. The first fifteen cards checklisted below comprise the first series 5 x 7 Blow Up set. These first series jumbo cards were available only via redemption from Upper Deck. Collector's had to send in ten first series wrappers plus $3 to the UD redemption center. The next ten cards checklisted below comprise the second series 5 x 7 Blow Up set. These second series jumbo cards were available only in specially marked mass market retail Series Two Blaster boxes (carrying an $11.99 SRP). Each box contained five Series Two packs and one 5 x 7 Blow Up. The third series 5 x 7 Blow Ups (numbered between 605 and 620 in the listings below) are comprised of selected stars from the Eminent Prestige subset within the Rookie Edition set.

27 Kenny Lofton

30 Greg Maddux

40 Rafael Palmeiro

50 Ryne Sandberg

60 Albert Belle

65 Barry Larkin

68 Deion Sanders

95 Gary Sheffield

130 Paul Molitor

135 Vladimir Guerrero

176 Hideki Irabu

205 Mark McGwire

211 Rickey Henderson

225 Ken Griffey, Jr.

230 Ivan Rodriguez

310 Cal Ripken, Jr.

320 Nomar Garciaparra

330 Frank Thomas

355 Larry Walker

385 Jeff Bagwell

400 Mike Piazza

450 Derek Jeter

500 Tony Gwynn

510 Alex Rodriguez

530 Roger Clemens

605 Mike Piazza EP

607 Frank Thomas EP

610 Mark McGwire EP

611 Jeff Bagwell EP

612 Travis Lee EP

614 Cal Ripken, Jr. EP

616 Nomar Garciaparra EP

617 Alex Rodriguez EP

619 Tony Gwynn EP

620 Ken Griffey, Jr. EP


Inserts

Griffey's Home Run Chronicles

This 56-card set commemorates each of Ken Griffey Jr.'s American League leading 56 home runs from his 1997 season. The first 30 cards were randomly inserted into Series One packs, while cards 31-56 were in Series Two. The design is identical to that of the 10th Anniversary Preview inserts. Each card is notated on the back with what date each homer was hit. Series Two cards feature photos from the actual games in which the homers were hit.

For brevity's sake, since all cards feature Ken Griffey, Jr. we have chosen not to list each individual card.

10th Anniversary Preview

Randomly inserted in Series One packs, this 60-card set features a design similar to the inaugural 1989 Upper Deck series. The backs carry a photo of a previous Upper Deck card of that player. A 10th Anniversary Ballot was inserted into every fourth Series One pack which allowed the collector to vote for the players they wanted to see in a proposed 1999 Upper Deck tenth anniversary set. The set was canceled, and instead became an insert in 1999 Upper Deck Series One.

Upper Deck also released a "Preview Edition" factory set to selected retail outlets. The Preview Edition contained a complete set of all 60 10th Anniversary cards, as well as 200 randomly selected 1997 Collector's Choice base cards and sold for $19.99. The difference between the two sets are the words "PREVIEW EDITION" printed on the side of each card.

1 Greg Maddux

2 Mike Mussina

3 Roger Clemens

4 Hideo Nomo

5 David Cone

6 Tom Glavine

7 Andy Pettitte

8 Jimmy Key

9 Randy Johnson

10 Dennis Eckersley

11 Lee Smith

12 John Franco

13 Randy Myers

14 Mike Piazza

15 Ivan Rodriguez

16 Todd Hundley

17 Sandy Alomar, Jr.

18 Frank Thomas

19 Rafael Palmeiro

20 Mark McGwire

21 Mo Vaughn

22 Fred McGriff

23 Andres Galarraga

24 Mark Grace

25 Jeff Bagwell

26 Roberto Alomar

27 Chuck Knoblauch

28 Ryne Sandberg

29 Eric Young

30 Craig Biggio

31 Carlos Baerga

32 Robin Ventura

33 Matt Williams

34 Wade Boggs

35 Dean Palmer

36 Chipper Jones

37 Vinny Castilla

38 Ken Caminiti

39 Omar Vizquel

40 Cal Ripken, Jr.

41 Derek Jeter

42 Alex Rodriguez

43 Barry Larkin

44 Mark Grudzielanek

45 Albert Belle

46 Manny Ramirez

47 Jose Canseco

48 Ken Griffey, Jr.

49 Juan Gonzalez

50 Kenny Lofton

51 Sammy Sosa

52 Larry Walker

53 Gary Sheffield

54 Rickey Henderson

55 Tony Gwynn

56 Barry Bonds

57 Paul Molitor

58 Edgar Martinez

59 Chili Davis

60 Eddie Murray


National Pride

Randomly inserted into Series One packs, this 42-card set features some of the league's great players from the United States and beyond. All cards are printed on die-cut rainbow foil. This set is arranged alphabetically by nation of origin.

NP1 Dave Nilsson

NP2 Larry Walker

NP3 Edgar Renteria

NP4 Jose Canseco

NP5 Rey Ordonez

NP6 Rafael Palmeiro

NP7 Livan Hernandez

NP8 Andruw Jones

NP9 Manny Ramirez

NP10 Sammy Sosa

NP11 Raul Mondesi

NP12 Moises Alou

NP13 Pedro Martinez

NP14 Vladimir Guerrero

NP15 Chili Davis

NP16 Hideo Nomo

NP17 Hideki Irabu

NP18 Shigetoshi Hasegawa

NP19 Takashi Kashiwada

NP20 Chan Ho Park

NP21 Fernando Valenzuela

NP22 Vinny Castilla

NP23 Armando Reynoso

NP24 Karim Garcia

NP25 Marvin Benard

NP26 Mariano Rivera

NP27 Juan Gonzalez

NP28 Roberto Alomar

NP29 Ivan Rodriguez

NP30 Carlos Delgado

NP31 Bernie Williams

NP32 Edgar Martinez

NP33 Frank Thomas

NP34 Barry Bonds

NP35 Mike Piazza

NP36 Chipper Jones

NP37 Cal Ripken, Jr.

NP38 Alex Rodriguez

NP39 Ken Griffey, Jr.

NP40 Andres Galarraga

NP41 Omar Vizquel

NP42 Ozzie Guillen


Amazing Greats

Inserted in Series One packs, this 30-card set is printed on a micro-etched Acetate card. Each card is limited, but not serial-numbered to 2000 copies.

A die-cut parallel version was also produced. These cards are serial-numbered to 250 copies each.

AG1 Ken Griffey, Jr.

AG2 Derek Jeter

AG3 Alex Rodriguez

AG4 Paul Molitor

AG5 Jeff Bagwell

AG6 Larry Walker

AG7 Kenny Lofton

AG8 Cal Ripken, Jr.

AG9 Juan Gonzalez

AG10 Chipper Jones

AG11 Greg Maddux

AG12 Roberto Alomar

AG13 Mike Piazza

AG14 Andres Galarraga

AG15 Barry Bonds

AG16 Andy Pettitte

AG17 Nomar Garciaparra

AG18 Tino Martinez

AG19 Tony Gwynn

AG20 Frank Thomas

AG21 Roger Clemens

AG22 Sammy Sosa

AG23 Jose Cruz, Jr.

AG24 Manny Ramirez

AG25 Mark McGwire

AG26 Randy Johnson

AG27 Mo Vaughn

AG28 Gary Sheffield

AG29 Andruw Jones

AG30 Albert Belle


Power Deck

In an effort to premier their new Power Deck Audio technology, Upper Deck created three special Ken Griffey, Jr. "cards" (blue, green and silver backgrounds). Each "card" was actually a die-cut audio CD that contained the same five minute interview with the Mariner's superstar. These "cards" were randomly seeded exclusively into specially marked Series One Hobby boxes, comprising only 10 percent of the print run. The seeding ratios are as follows: blue 1:8, green 1:100 and silver 1:2400. Each test issue box contained a clear CD disc for which the card could be placed upon for playing on any common CD player. To play the card, the center hole had to be punched out.

1 Ken Griffey, Jr. BLUE

2 Ken Griffey, Jr. GREEN

3 Ken Griffey, Jr. SILVER


Prime Nine

This 60-card, Series Two set features nine of the most popular players on foil board.

PN1 Ken Griffey, Jr.

PN2 Ken Griffey, Jr.

PN3 Ken Griffey, Jr.

PN4 Ken Griffey, Jr.

PN5 Ken Griffey, Jr.

PN6 Ken Griffey, Jr.

PN7 Ken Griffey, Jr.

PN8 Mike Piazza

PN9 Mike Piazza

PN10 Mike Piazza

PN11 Mike Piazza

PN12 Mike Piazza

PN13 Mike Piazza

PN14 Mike Piazza

PN15 Frank Thomas

PN16 Frank Thomas

PN17 Frank Thomas

PN18 Frank Thomas

PN19 Frank Thomas

PN20 Frank Thomas

PN21 Frank Thomas

PN22 Mark McGwire

PN23 Mark McGwire

PN24 Mark McGwire

PN25 Mark McGwire

PN26 Mark McGwire

PN27 Mark McGwire

PN28 Mark McGwire

PN29 Cal Ripken, Jr.

PN30 Cal Ripken, Jr.

PN31 Cal Ripken, Jr.

PN32 Cal Ripken, Jr.

PN33 Cal Ripken, Jr.

PN34 Cal Ripken, Jr.

PN35 Cal Ripken, Jr.

PN36 Juan Gonzalez

PN37 Juan Gonzalez

PN38 Juan Gonzalez

PN39 Juan Gonzalez

PN40 Juan Gonzalez

PN41 Juan Gonzalez

PN42 Juan Gonzalez

PN43 Tony Gwynn

PN44 Tony Gwynn

PN45 Tony Gwynn

PN46 Tony Gwynn

PN47 Tony Gwynn

PN48 Tony Gwynn

PN49 Tony Gwynn

PN50 Barry Bonds

PN51 Barry Bonds

PN52 Barry Bonds

PN53 Barry Bonds

PN54 Barry Bonds

PN55 Barry Bonds

PN56 Greg Maddux

PN57 Greg Maddux

PN58 Greg Maddux

PN59 Greg Maddux

PN60 Greg Maddux


Rookie Edition Preview

This ten-card, Series Two, set was produced to promote the upcoming Rookie Edition series. The design is identical to that of the Star Rookie subset.

1 Nomar Garciaparra

2 Scott Rolen

3 Mark Kotsay

4 Todd Helton

5 Paul Konerko

6 Juan Encarnacion

7 Brad Fullmer

8 Miguel Tejada

9 Richard Hidalgo

10 Ben Grieve


Tape Measure Titans

This 30-card set features league's most productive long-ball hitters printed on unique retro cards. A Gold parallel, serial-numbered to 2667 copies, was made available in specially marked retail boxes.

1 Mark McGwire

2 Andres Galarraga

3 Jeff Bagwell

4 Larry Walker

5 Frank Thomas

6 Rafael Palmeiro

7 Nomar Garciaparra

8 Mo Vaughn

9 Albert Belle

10 Ken Griffey, Jr.

11 Manny Ramirez

12 Jim Thome

13 Tony Clark

14 Juan Gonzalez

15 Mike Piazza

16 Jose Canseco

17 Jay Buhner

18 Alex Rodriguez

19 Jose Cruz, Jr.

20 Tino Martinez

21 Carlos Delgado

22 Andruw Jones

23 Chipper Jones

24 Fred McGriff

25 Matt Williams

26 Sammy Sosa

27 Vinny Castilla

28 Tim Salmon

29 Ken Caminiti

30 Barry Bonds


Blue Chip Prospects

This 30-card, Series Two, set features some of the league's most impressive prospects printed on die-cut acetate cards. Only 2000 copies of each card were produced, however the cards are not serial-numbered.

BC1 Nomar Garciaparra

BC2 Scott Rolen

BC3 Jason Dickson

BC4 Darin Erstad

BC5 Brad Fullmer

BC6 Jaret Wright

BC7 Justin Thompson

BC8 Matt Morris

BC9 Fernando Tatis

BC10 Alex Rodriguez

BC11 Todd Helton

BC12 Andy Pettitte

BC13 Jose Cruz, Jr.

BC14 Mark Kotsay

BC15 Derek Jeter

BC16 Paul Konerko

BC17 Todd Dunwoody

BC18 Vladimir Guerrero

BC19 Miguel Tejada

BC20 Chipper Jones

BC21 Kevin Orie

BC22 Juan Encarnacion

BC23 Brian Rose

BC24 Livan Hernandez

BC25 Andruw Jones

BC26 Brian Giles

BC27 Brett Tomko

BC28 Jose Guillen

BC29 Aaron Boone

BC30 Ben Grieve


Clearly Dominant

Randomly inserted in Series Two packs, this 30-card set features top players printed on a etched-foil and plastic stock. Only 250 serial-numbered copies of each card were produced.

CD1 Mark McGwire

CD2 Derek Jeter

CD3 Alex Rodriguez

CD4 Paul Molitor

CD5 Jeff Bagwell

CD6 Ivan Rodriguez

CD7 Kenny Lofton

CD8 Cal Ripken, Jr.

CD9 Albert Belle

CD10 Chipper Jones

CD11 Gary Sheffield

CD12 Roberto Alomar

CD13 Mo Vaughn

CD14 Andres Galarraga

CD15 Nomar Garciaparra

CD16 Randy Johnson

CD17 Mike Mussina

CD18 Greg Maddux

CD19 Tony Gwynn

CD20 Frank Thomas

CD21 Roger Clemens

CD22 Dennis Eckersley

CD23 Juan Gonzalez

CD24 Tino Martinez

CD25 Andruw Jones

CD26 Larry Walker

CD27 Ken Caminiti

CD28 Mike Piazza

CD29 Barry Bonds

CD30 Ken Griffey, Jr.


All-Star Credentials

Inserted into Rookie Edition packs, this 30-card insert set features players who have the best chance of appearing in future All-Star games.

AS1 Ken Griffey, Jr.

AS2 Travis Lee

AS3 Ben Grieve

AS4 Jose Cruz, Jr.

AS5 Andruw Jones

AS6 Craig Biggio

AS7 Hideo Nomo

AS8 Cal Ripken, Jr.

AS9 Jaret Wright

AS10 Mark McGwire

AS11 Derek Jeter

AS12 Scott Rolen

AS13 Jeff Bagwell

AS14 Manny Ramirez

AS15 Alex Rodriguez

AS16 Chipper Jones

AS17 Larry Walker

AS18 Barry Bonds

AS19 Tony Gwynn

AS20 Mike Piazza

AS21 Roger Clemens

AS22 Greg Maddux

AS23 Jim Thome

AS24 Tino Martinez

AS25 Nomar Garciaparra

AS26 Juan Gonzalez

AS27 Kenny Lofton

AS28 Randy Johnson

AS29 Todd Helton

AS30 Frank Thomas


Destination Stardom

This 60-card set was randomly inserted into Rookie Edition packs.

DS1 Travis Lee

DS2 Nomar Garciaparra

DS3 Alex Gonzalez

DS4 Richard Hidalgo

DS5 Jaret Wright

DS6 Mike Kinkade

DS7 Matt Morris

DS8 Gary Matthews, Jr.

DS9 Brett Tomko

DS10 Todd Helton

DS11 Scott Elarton

DS12 Scott Rolen

DS13 Jose Cruz, Jr.

DS14 Jarrod Washburn

DS15 Sean Casey

DS16 Magglio Ordonez

DS17 Gabe Alvarez

DS18 Todd Dunwoody

DS19 Kevin Witt

DS20 Ben Grieve

DS21 Daryle Ward

DS22 Matt Clement

DS23 Carlton Loewer

DS24 Javier Vazquez

DS25 Paul Konerko

DS26 Preston Wilson

DS27 Wes Helms

DS28 Derek Jeter

DS29 Corey Koskie

DS30 Russell Branyan

DS31 Vladimir Guerrero

DS32 Ryan Christenson

DS33 Carlos Lee

DS34 Dave Dellucci

DS35 Bruce Chen

DS36 Ricky Ledee

DS37 Ron Wright

DS38 Derrek Lee

DS39 Miguel Tejada

DS40 Brad Fullmer

DS41 Rich Butler

DS42 Chris Carpenter

DS43 Alex Rodriguez

DS44 Darron Ingram

DS45 Kerry Wood

DS46 Jason Varitek

DS47 Ramon Hernandez

DS48 Aaron Boone

DS49 Juan Encarnacion

DS50 A.J. Hinch

DS51 Mike Lowell

DS52 Fernando Tatis

DS53 Jose Guillen

DS54 Mike Caruso

DS55 Carl Pavano

DS56 Chris Clemons

DS57 Mark L. Johnson

DS58 Ken Cloude

DS59 Rolando Arrojo

DS60 Mark Kotsay


Retrospectives

This 30-card, Rookie Edition, insert set takes a look back at the unforgettable careers of some of baseball's most valuable contributors. The fronts feature a color action photo from each player's rookie season.

1 Dennis Eckersley

2 Rickey Henderson

3 Harold Baines

4 Cal Ripken, Jr.

5 Tony Gwynn

6 Wade Boggs

7 Orel Hershiser

8 Joe Carter

9 Roger Clemens

10 Barry Bonds

11 Mark McGwire

12 Greg Maddux

13 Fred McGriff

14 Rafael Palmeiro

15 Craig Biggio

16 Brady Anderson

17 Randy Johnson

18 Gary Sheffield

19 Albert Belle

20 Ken Griffey, Jr.

21 Juan Gonzalez

22 Larry Walker

23 Tino Martinez

24 Frank Thomas

25 Jeff Bagwell

26 Kenny Lofton

27 Mo Vaughn

28 Mike Piazza

29 Alex Rodriguez

30 Chipper Jones


Unparalleled

Unparalleled is a 20-card, die-cut, insert exclusive to Rookie Edition packs.

1 Ken Griffey, Jr.

2 Travis Lee

3 Ben Grieve

4 Jose Cruz, Jr.

5 Nomar Garciaparra

6 Hideo Nomo

7 Kenny Lofton

8 Cal Ripken, Jr.

9 Roger Clemens

10 Mike Piazza

11 Jeff Bagwell

12 Chipper Jones

13 Greg Maddux

14 Randy Johnson

15 Alex Rodriguez

16 Barry Bonds

17 Frank Thomas

18 Juan Gonzalez

19 Tony Gwynn

20 Mark McGwire


Autographs & Game-Used

A Piece of the Action Series One

Randomly inserted in first series packs, cards from this set feature pieces of actual game worn jerseys and/or game used bats embedded in the cards.

1 Jay Buhner BAT

2 Tony Gwynn BAT

3 Tony Gwynn JSY

4 Todd Hollandsworth BAT

5 Todd Hollandsworth JSY

6 Greg Maddux JSY

7 Alex Rodriguez BAT

8 Alex Rodriguez JSY

9 Gary Sheffield BAT

10 Gary Sheffield JSY


A Piece of the Action Series Two

Each of these four different cards were inserted into Series Two packs and feature pieces of both game-used bats and jerseys incorporated into the design of the card. According to information provided by Upper Deck, only 225 copies of each card was produced; however, the cards are not serial-numbered.

AJ Andruw Jones BAT/JSY

GS Gary Sheffield BAT/JSY

JB Jay Buhner BAT/JSY

RA Roberto Alomar BAT/JSY


A Piece of the Action Rookie Edition

Randomly seeded into Rookie Edition packs, each of these cards featured a jersey swatch embedded on the card. The design is identical to that of the Series Two cards; however, the "window" where the bat chip was located in the second series is now just a design element. Ken Griffey, Jr. signed 24 of these cards and they were inserted into the packs as well. Stated production runs are listed, however the cards are not serial-numbered.

BG Ben Grieve JSY 200

JC Jose Cruz, Jr. JSY 200

KG Ken Griffey, Jr. JSY 300

TL Travis Lee JSY 200

KGS Ken Griffey, Jr. AU/JSY 24


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