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Description

1994 Leaf was a 440-card set released in two series of 220 cards. To account for team uniform and logo changes that year, players from the Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians, Milwaukee Brewers, and Houston Astros were held out of Series 1. A limited number of players from the San Francisco Giants were featured in Series 1 because of minor modifications to the team's uniforms. As with the previous year's set, the base set features full-bleed photography with marbleized borders, a glossy coating, and a holographic foil team logo on the reverse.

Leaf introduced "Super Packs" this year, which were packs that contained complete insert sets. These "Super Packs" were one of the first incarnations of hot packs in the Hobby which were used by other card manufacturers in the 1990s.

Distribution

Hobby/retail: 36 packs per box, 10 cards per pack.

Jumbos: 24 packs per box, 12 cards per pack.

Magazine Packs: 24 packs per box, 15 cards per pack.

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Hobby Odds Retail Odds Jumbo Odds Magazine Jumbo Odds
Base 440 - ? ? ? ?
Frank Thomas 1990 Leaf Reprint (S1) 1 - 1:36 N/A N/A N/A
Gold Leaf Rookies (S1) 10 - 1:18 1:18 ? ?
Gold Leaf Rookies (S2) 10 - 1:12 1:12 ? ?
Slideshow 10 - 1:54 1:54 ? ?
Statistical Standouts (S1) 10 - 1:12 1:12 ? ?
Power Brokers (S2) 10 - 1:12 1:12 ? ?
Gold Stars 15 10,000 1:90 1:90 1:288 1:240
MVP Contenders (S2) 30 10,000 1:36 1:36 1:90 1:90
Clean Up Crew 12 - N/A N/A N/A 1:12
Gamers 12 - N/A N/A 1:8 N/A

Checklist

Promos

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  • 1 Roberto Almoar
  • 2 Darren Daulton
  • 3 Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 4 David Justice
  • 5 Don Mattingly
  • 6 Mike Piazza
  • 7 Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • 8 Ryne Sandberg
  • 9 Frank Thomas

Base Set

Series One

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  • 1 Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • 2 Tony Tarasco
  • 3 Joe Girardi
  • 4 Bernie Williams
  • 5 Chad Kreuter
  • 6 Troy Neel
  • 7 Tom Pagnozzi
  • 8 Kirk Rueter
  • 9 Chris Bosio
  • 10 Dwight Gooden
  • 11 Mariano Duncan
  • 12 Jay Bell
  • 13 Lance Johnson
  • 14 Richie Lewis
  • 15 Dave Martinez
  • 16 Orel Hershiser
  • 17 Rob Butler
  • 18 Glenallen Hill
  • 19 Chad Curtis
  • 20 Mike Stanton
  • 21 Tim Wallach
  • 22 Milt Thompson
  • 23 Kevin Young
  • 24 John Smiley
  • 25 Jeff Montgomery
  • 26 Robin Ventura
  • 27 Scott Lydy
  • 28 Todd Stottlemyre
  • 29 Mark Whiten
  • 30 Robby Thompson
  • 31 Bobby Bonilla
  • 32 Andy Ashby
  • 33 Greg Myers
  • 34 Billy Hatcher
  • 35 Brad Holman
  • 36 Mark McLemore
  • 37 Scott Sanders
  • 38 Jim Abbott
  • 39 David Wells
  • 40 Roberto Kelly
  • 41 Jeff Conine
  • 42 Sean Berry
  • 43 Mark Grace
  • 44 Eric Young
  • 45 Rick Aguilera
  • 46 Chipper Jones
  • 47 Mel Rojas
  • 48 Ryan Thompson
  • 49 Al Martin
  • 50 Cecil Fielder
  • 51 Pat Kelly
  • 52 Kevin Tapani
  • 53 Tim Costo
  • 54 Dave Hollins
  • 55 Kirt Manwaring
  • 56 Gregg Jefferies
  • 57 Ron Darling
  • 58 Bill Haselman
  • 59 Phil Plantier
  • 60 Frank Viola
  • 61 Todd Zeile
  • 62 Bret Barberie
  • 63 Roberto Mejia
  • 64 Chuck Knoblauch
  • 65 Jose Lind
  • 66 Brady Anderson
  • 67 Ruben Sierra
  • 68 Jose Vizcaino
  • 69 Joe Grahe
  • 70 Kevin Appier
  • 71 Wilson Alvarez
  • 72 Tom Candiotti
  • 73 John Burkett
  • 74 Anthony Young
  • 75 Scott Cooper
  • 76 Nigel Wilson
  • 77 John Valentin
  • 78 David McCarty
  • 79 Archi Cianfrocco
  • 80 Lou Whitaker
  • 81 Dante Bichette
  • 82 Mark Dewey
  • 83 Danny Jackson
  • 84 Harold Baines
  • 85 Todd Benzinger
  • 86 Damion Easley
  • 87 Danny Cox
  • 88 Jose Bautista
  • 89 Mike Lansing
  • 90 Phil Hiatt
  • 91 Tim Pugh
  • 92 Tino Martinez
  • 93 Raul Mondesi
  • 94 Greg Maddux
  • 95 Al Leiter
  • 96 Benito Santiago
  • 97 Lenny Dykstra
  • 98 Sammy Sosa
  • 99 Tim Bogar
  • 100 A.L. East CL
  • 101 Deion Sanders
  • 102 Bobby Witt
  • 103 Wilfredo Cordero
  • 104 Rich Amaral
  • 105 Mike Mussina
  • 106 Reggie Sanders
  • 107 Ozzie Guillen
  • 108 Paul O'Neill
  • 109 Tim Salmon
  • 110 Rheal Cormier
  • 111 Billy Ashley
  • 112 Jeff Kent
  • 113 Derek Bell
  • 114 Danny Darwin
  • 115 Chip Hale
  • 116 Tim Raines
  • 117 Ed Sprague
  • 118 Darrin Fletcher
  • 119 Darren Holmes
  • 120 Alan Trammell
  • 121 Don Mattingly
  • 122 Greg Gagne
  • 123 Jose Offerman
  • 124 Joe Orsulak
  • 125 Jack McDowell
  • 126 Barry Larkin
  • 127 Ben McDonald
  • 128 Mike Bordick
  • 129 Devon White
  • 130 Mike Perez
  • 131 Jay Buhner
  • 132 Phil Leftwich RC
  • 133 Tommy Greene
  • 134 Charlie Hayes
  • 135 Don Slaught
  • 136 Mike Gallego
  • 137 Dave Winfield
  • 138 Steve Avery
  • 139 Derrick May
  • 140 Bryan Harvey
  • 141 Wally Joyner
  • 142 Andre Dawson
  • 143 Andy Benes
  • 144 John Franco
  • 145 Jeff King
  • 146 Joe Oliver
  • 147 Bill Gullickson
  • 148 Armando Reynoso
  • 149 Dave Fleming
  • 150 A.L. Central CL
  • 151 Todd Van Poppel
  • 152 Bernard Gilkey
  • 153 Kevin Gross
  • 154 Mike Devereaux
  • 155 Tim Wakefield
  • 156 Andres Galarraga
  • 157 Pat Meares
  • 158 Jim Leyritz
  • 159 Mike Macfarlane
  • 160 Tony Phillips
  • 161 Brent Gates
  • 162 Mark Langston
  • 163 Allen Watson
  • 164 Randy Johnson
  • 165 Doug Brocail
  • 166 Rob Dibble
  • 167 Roberto Hernandez
  • 168 Felix Jose
  • 169 Steve Cooke
  • 170 Darren Daulton
  • 171 Eric Karros
  • 172 Geronimo Pena
  • 173 Gary DiSarcina
  • 174 Marquis Grissom
  • 175 Joey Cora
  • 176 Jim Eisenreich
  • 177 Brad Pennington
  • 178 Terry Steinbach
  • 179 Pat Borders
  • 180 Steve Buechele
  • 181 Jeff Fassero
  • 182 Mike Greenwell
  • 183 Mike Henneman
  • 184 Ron Karkovice
  • 185 Pat Hentgen
  • 186 Jose Guzman
  • 187 Brett Butler
  • 188 Charlie Hough
  • 189 Terry Pendleton
  • 190 Melido Perez
  • 191 Orestes Destrade
  • 192 Mike Morgan
  • 193 Joe Carter
  • 194 Jeff Blauser
  • 195 Chris Hoiles
  • 196 Ricky Gutierrez
  • 197 Mike Moore
  • 198 Carl Willis
  • 199 Aaron Sele
  • 200 A.L. West CL
  • 201 Tim Naehring
  • 202 Scott Livingstone
  • 203 Luis Alicea
  • 204 Torey Lovullo
  • 205 Jim Gott
  • 206 Bob Wickman
  • 207 Greg McMichael
  • 208 Scott Brosius
  • 209 Chris Gwynn
  • 210 Steve Sax
  • 211 Dick Schofield
  • 212 Robb Nen
  • 213 Ben Rivera
  • 214 Vinny Castilla
  • 215 Jamie Moyer
  • 216 Wally Whitehurst
  • 217 Frank Castillo
  • 218 Mike Blowers
  • 219 Tim Scott
  • 220 Paul Wagner

Series Two

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  • 221 Jeff Bagwell
  • 222 Ricky Bones
  • 223 Sandy Alomar
  • 224 Rod Beck
  • 225 Roberto Alomar
  • 226 Jack Armstrong
  • 227 Scott Erickson
  • 228 Rene Arocha
  • 229 Eric Anthony
  • 230 Jeromy Burnitz
  • 231 Kevin Brown
  • 232 Tim Belcher
  • 233 Bret Boone
  • 234 Dennis Eckersley
  • 235 Tom Glavine
  • 236 Craig Biggio
  • 237 Pedro Astacio
  • 238 Ryan Bowen
  • 239 Brad Ausmus
  • 240 Vince Coleman
  • 241 Jason Bere
  • 242 Ellis Burks
  • 243 Wes Chamberlain
  • 244 Ken Caminiti
  • 245 Willie Banks
  • 246 Sid Fernandez
  • 247 Carlos Baerga
  • 248 Carlos Garcia
  • 249 Jose Canseco
  • 250 Alex Diaz
  • 251 Albert Belle
  • 252 Moises Alou
  • 253 Bobby Ayala
  • 254 Tony Gwynn
  • 255 Roger Clemens
  • 256 Eric Davis
  • 257 Wade Boggs
  • 258 Chili Davis
  • 259 Rickey Henderson
  • 260 Andujar Cedeno
  • 261 Cris Carpenter
  • 262 Juan Guzman
  • 263 Dave Justice
  • 264 Barry Bonds
  • 265 Pete Incaviglia
  • 266 Tony Fernandez
  • 267 Cal Eldred
  • 268 Alex Fernandez
  • 269 Kent Hrbek
  • 270 Steve Farr
  • 271 Doug Drabek
  • 272 Brian Jordan
  • 273 Xavier Hernandez
  • 274 David Cone
  • 275 Brian Hunter
  • 276 Mike Harkey
  • 277 Delino DeShields
  • 278 David Hulse
  • 279 Mickey Tettleton
  • 280 Kevin McReynolds
  • 281 Darryl Hamilton
  • 282 Ken Hill
  • 283 Wayne Kirby
  • 284 Chris Hammond
  • 285 Mo Vaughn
  • 286 Ryan Klesko
  • 287 Rick Wilkins
  • 288 Bill Swift
  • 289 Rafael Palmeiro
  • 290 Brian Harper
  • 291 Chris Turner
  • 292 Luis Gonzalez
  • 293 Kenny Rogers
  • 294 Kirby Puckett
  • 295 Mike Stanley
  • 296 Carlos Reyes RC
  • 297 Charles Nagy
  • 298 Reggie Jefferson
  • 299 Bip Roberts
  • 300 Darrin Jackson
  • 301 Mike Jackson
  • 302 Dave Nilsson
  • 303 Ramon Martinez
  • 304 Bobby Jones
  • 305 Johnny Ruffin
  • 306 Brian McRae
  • 307 Bo Jackson
  • 308 Dave Stewart
  • 309 John Smoltz
  • 310 Dennis Martinez
  • 311 Dean Palmer
  • 312 David Nied
  • 313 Eddie Murray
  • 314 Darryl Kile
  • 315 Rick Sutcliffe
  • 316 Shawon Dunston
  • 317 John Jaha
  • 318 Salomon Torres
  • 319 Gary Sheffield
  • 320 Curt Schilling
  • 321 Greg Vaughn
  • 322 Jay Howell
  • 323 Todd Hundley
  • 324 Chris Sabo
  • 325 Stan Javier
  • 326 Willie Greene
  • 327 Hipolito Pichardo
  • 328 Doug Strange
  • 329 Dan Wilson
  • 330 N.L. East CL
  • 331 Omar Vizquel
  • 332 Scott Servais
  • 333 Bob Tewksbury
  • 334 Matt Williams
  • 335 Tom Foley
  • 336 Jeff Russell
  • 337 Scott Leius
  • 338 Ivan Rodriguez
  • 339 Kevin Seitzer
  • 340 Jose Rijo
  • 341 Eduardo Perez
  • 342 Kirk Gibson
  • 343 Randy Milligan
  • 344 Edgar Martinez
  • 345 Fred McGriff
  • 346 Kurt Abbott RC
  • 347 John Kruk
  • 348 Mike Felder
  • 349 Dave Staton
  • 350 Kenny Lofton
  • 351 Graeme Lloyd
  • 352 David Segui
  • 353 Danny Tartabull
  • 354 Bob Welch
  • 355 Duane Ward
  • 356 Karl Rhodes
  • 357 Lee Smith
  • 358 Chris James
  • 359 Walt Weiss
  • 360 Pedro Munoz
  • 361 Paul Sorrento
  • 362 Todd Worrell
  • 363 Bob Hamelin
  • 364 Julio Franco
  • 365 Roberto Petagine
  • 366 Willie McGee
  • 367 Pedro Martinez
  • 368 Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 369 B.J. Surhoff
  • 370 Kevin Mitchell
  • 371 John Doherty
  • 372 Manny Lee
  • 373 Terry Mulholland
  • 374 Zane Smith
  • 375 Otis Nixon
  • 376 Jody Reed
  • 377 Doug Jones
  • 378 John Olerud
  • 379 Greg Swindell
  • 380 N.L. Central CL
  • 381 Royce Clayton
  • 382 Jim Thome
  • 383 Steve Finley
  • 384 Ray Lankford
  • 385 Henry Rodriguez
  • 386 Dave Magadan
  • 387 Gary Redus
  • 388 Orlando Merced
  • 389 Tom Gordon
  • 390 Luis Polonia
  • 391 Mark McGwire
  • 392 Mark Lemke
  • 393 Doug Henry
  • 394 Chuck Finley
  • 395 Paul Molitor
  • 396 Randy Myers
  • 397 Larry Walker
  • 398 Pete Harnisch
  • 399 Darren Lewis
  • 400 Frank Thomas
  • 401 Jack Morris
  • 402 Greg Hibbard
  • 403 Jeffrey Hammonds
  • 404 Will Clark
  • 405 Travis Fryman
  • 406 Scott Sanderson
  • 407 Gene Harris
  • 408 Chuck Carr
  • 409 Ozzie Smith
  • 410 Kent Mercker
  • 411 Andy Van Slyke
  • 412 Jimmy Key
  • 413 Pat Mahomes
  • 414 John Wetteland
  • 415 Todd Jones
  • 416 Greg Harris
  • 417 Kevin Stocker
  • 418 Juan Gonzalez
  • 419 Pete Smith
  • 420 Pat Listach
  • 421 Trevor Hoffman
  • 422 Scott Fletcher
  • 423 Mark Lewis
  • 424 Mickey Morandini
  • 425 Ryne Sandberg
  • 426 Erik Hanson
  • 427 Gary Gaetti
  • 428 Harold Reynolds
  • 429 Mark Portugal
  • 430 Dave Valle
  • 431 Mitch Williams
  • 432 Howard Johnson
  • 433 Hal Morris
  • 434 Tom Henke
  • 435 Shane Mack
  • 436 Mike Piazza
  • 437 Bret Saberhagen
  • 438 Jose Mesa
  • 439 Jaime Navarro
  • 440 N.L. West CL

Parallels

Frank Thomas Jumbo

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An oversized (5" X 7") rendition of Frank Thomas's 1994 Leaf base card (#400) was given to each winning MVP Contenders game card (see below). Each Frank Thomas Jumbo is serial-numbered to 20,000 copies.

Inserts

Frank Thomas 1990 Leaf Reprint

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To celebrate the Fifth Anniversary of the reintroduction of Leaf Baseball, a reprint of Frank Thomas's landmark 1990 Leaf rookie card was randomly inserted into Series One Hobby boxes at the rate of around one-per-box. The card has a special "5th Anniversary" foil stamp and a 1994 copyright date differentiating it from the original.

  • 300 Frank Thomas

Gold Rookies

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The annual Gold Rookies insert (which dated back to the 1991 Leaf set) is 20-cards featuring all the top young players and rookies. Gold Rookies were printed on gold foiloard and cards #1-10 cards were randomly inserted into Series One packs (1:18 packs) while cards #11-20 were randomly inserted into Series Two packs (1:12 packs)

  • 1 Javy Lopez
  • 2 Rondell White
  • 3 Butch Huskey
  • 4 Midre Cummings
  • 5 Scott Ruffcorn
  • 6 Manny Ramirez
  • 7 Danny Bautista
  • 8 Russ Davis
  • 9 Steve Karsay
  • 10 Carlos Delgado
  • 11 Bob Hamelin
  • 12 Marcus Moore
  • 13 Miguel Jimenez
  • 14 Matt Walbeck
  • 15 James Mouton
  • 16 Rich Becker
  • 17 Brian Anderson
  • 18 Cliff Floyd
  • 19 Steve Trachsel
  • 20 Hector Carrasco

Statistical Standouts

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This was the inaugural year for Leaf's most recognizable insert (the only insert set featured in Leaf every year from 1994 until the brand was discontinued after the bankruptcy of Pinnacle Brands in 1998). This ten-card set featured the game's top statistical players. Cards were printed on silver and team-colored foilboard and were exclusive to Series One packs.

  • 1 Frank Thomas
  • 2 Barry Bonds
  • 3 Juan Gonzalez
  • 4 Mike Piazza
  • 5 Greg Maddux
  • 6 Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 7 Joe Carter
  • 8 Dave Winfield
  • 9 Tony Gwynn
  • 10 Cal Ripken, Jr.

Power Brokers

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This ten-card set featured some of the best power hitters in the game and were printed on black foilboard featuring a fireworks design. These cards were exclusive to Series Two packs.

  • 1 Frank Thomas
  • 2 David Justice
  • 3 Barry Bonds
  • 4 Juan Gonzalez
  • 5 Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 6 Mike Piazza
  • 7 Cecil Fielder
  • 8 Fred McGriff
  • 9 Joe Carter
  • 10 Albert Belle

Slideshow

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This innovative (for the time) ten-card set featured a piece of acetate embedded into the card that resembled a photographic slide. Cards #1-5 were randomly inserted into Series One packs and have a blue and black card "frame" while cards #6-10 were inserted into Series Two packs and have a white "frame".

NOTE: There are copies of Slideshow cards that feature a backwards orientation of the acetate/slide/film on the card front. For example, a Ken Griffey, Jr. Slideshow card is supposed to feature a slide showing his left-handed batting swing; however, there are Slideshow card versions with the slide incorrectly placed backwards and display him with a right-handed batting swing on the cardfront. Copies of these reverse negatives exist for some but not all players and the number of reverse negatives that escaped quality control is unknown.

  • 1 Frank Thomas
  • 2 Mike Piazza
  • 3 Darren Daulton
  • 4 Ryne Sandberg
  • 5 Roberto Alomar
  • 6 Barry Bonds
  • 7 Juan Gonzalez
  • 8 Tim Salmon
  • 9 Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 10 David Justice

Gold Stars

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Similar to its sister-product Donruss's Elite inserts, Gold Stars was the feature insert in 1994 Leaf and included fifteen of the top players in the game at the time. Leaf's first ever serial-numbered insert, these cards were printed on holographic foil against a green marble background and all numbered to 10,000 copies. Cards #1-8 were in Series One and cards #9-15 were in Series Two.

  • 1 Roberto Alomar
  • 2 Barry Bonds
  • 3 Dave Justice
  • 4 Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 5 Lenny Dykstra
  • 6 Don Mattingly
  • 7 Andres Galarraga
  • 8 Greg Maddux
  • 9 Carlos Baerga
  • 10 Paul Molitor
  • 11 Frank Thomas
  • 12 John Olerud
  • 13 Juan Gonzalez
  • 14 Fred McGriff
  • 15 Jack McDowell

MVP Contenders

  • Silver Collection:

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  • Gold Collection:

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This 30-card set doubled as a Series Two insert set and a contest: It featured 14 players and a "Wild Card" from each League that were among the 1994 AL & NL MVP candidates. If the player appearing on the card was named League MVP, the card could be redeemed for a 5" x 7" Frank Thomas card serial-numbered to 20,000 (see above) and would then be entered into a drawing for one of 5000 MVP Contenders Gold Collection sets. If none of the 14 featured players in the set were named MVP, then the "Wild Card" would be declared the winner.

The pack-issued "Silver Collection" contest cards feature the National League or American League logo on the card front's background with silver foil accents on the corners. Card backs contained all rules and redemption information, and stated the "1 of 10,000" print run -- although none of the Silver cards were sequentially-numbered or serial-numbered.

The contest-winning "Gold Collection" cards were only available by redeeming one of the two winning Silver Collection cards, and getting lucky in the drawing. Each Gold Collection set came with a header card that was serial-numbered to 5000; however, none of the other cards were numbered. The fronts are similar to the pack-inserted Silver cards, but feature gold foil accents. The card backs are different, as the contest information and legalese was replaced with a player bio and a card number. Curiously, the two Bonus Cards were also included in the Gold Set; However, both have blank backs.

Despite the strike-truncated season, Frank Thomas and Jeff Bagwell were awarded the MVP in their respective Leagues, and collectors had until January 19th, 1995 to redeem their winners. The Frank Thomas Jumbo cards and Gold Collection sets started fulfillment that Spring. In addition, Donruss returned each winning Silver Collection Thomas and Bagwell card with a hole punched through it, to prevent repeat redemptions.

  • AL1 Albert Belle
  • AL2 Jose Canseco
  • AL3 Joe Carter
  • AL4 Will Clark
  • AL5 Cecil Fielder
  • AL6 Juan Gonzalez
  • AL7 Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • AL8 Paul Molitor
  • AL9 Rafael Palmeiro
  • AL10 Kirby Puckett
  • AL11 Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • AL12 Frank Thomas W
  • AL13 Mo Vaughn
  • AL14 Carlos Baerga
  • AL15 AL Bonus Card
  • NL1 Gary Sheffield
  • NL2 Jeff Bagwell W
  • NL3 Dante Bichette
  • NL4 Barry Bonds
  • NL5 Darren Daulton
  • NL6 Andres Galarraga
  • NL7 Gregg Jefferies
  • NL8 Dave Justice
  • NL9 Ray Lankford
  • NL10 Fred McGriff
  • NL11 Barry Larkin
  • NL12 Mike Piazza
  • NL13 Deion Sanders
  • NL14 Matt Williams
  • NL15 NL Bonus Card

Gamers

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This twelve-card set featured players known for playing the game with strong effort and was printed on regular card stock with a holographic foil box. Cards #1-#6 were exclusive to Series One twelve-card Jumbo packs and #7-#12 in Series Two Jumbos.

Due to the relative scarcity of Jumbo packs, Gamers sold for a premium throughout the mid-90s.

  • 1 Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 2 Lenny Dykstra
  • 3 Juan Gonzalez
  • 4 Don Mattingly
  • 5 Dave Justice
  • 6 Mark Grace
  • 7 Frank Thomas
  • 8 Barry Bonds
  • 9 Kirby Puckett
  • 10 Will Clark
  • 11 John Kruk
  • 12 Mike Piazza

Clean Up Crew

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This twelve-card set featured some of the best clean-up (#4) hitters in baseball. Cards #1-#6 were exclusive to Series One fifteen-card Magazine Jumbo packs and #7-#12 in Series Two Magazine Jumbos.

Due to the relative scarcity of Magazine Jumbo packs, Clean Up Crews sold for a premium throughout the mid-90s.

  • 1 Larry Walker
  • 2 Andres Galarraga
  • 3 Dave Hollins
  • 4 Bobby Bonilla
  • 5 Cecil Fielder
  • 6 Danny Tartabull
  • 7 Juan Gonzalez
  • 8 Joe Carter
  • 9 Fred McGriff
  • 10 Matt Williams
  • 11 Albert Belle
  • 12 Harold Baines