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1996 Pinnacle Aficionado

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Description

1996 Pinnacle Aficionado is a 200 card set released in August 1996. All cards are printed on a 20-point thick cardstock that, unfortunately, was easily chipped. The chipping is especially evident on the black backs of the base cards making truly mint condition cards tough to find. With the exception of the "Global Reach" subset, all base cards are printed horizontally and feature what Pinnacle called "Heliogram" printing (spot holographic foil with black ink).

All packs, cards, and display boxes were sprayed with a bubble gum scent.

Distribution

16 packs per box, five cards per pack (MSRP $3.99). 24 boxes per case.

Reviews

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Odds
Base 200 - ?
Artist's Proof 200 - 1:35
Slick Picks 32 - 1:10
Rivals 24 - 1:24
Magic Numbers 10 - 1:72

Checklist

Promos

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These three cards were sent to Hobby dealers to promote the upcoming Aficionado set.

  • 9 Roger Clemens
  • 107 Ryan Klesko
  • MN7 Albert Belle

First Pitch Preview

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This promo set parallels only the first 100 cards in the base set. Collectors who answered a series of trivia questions correctly on the Pinnacle Brands website would receive one randomly selected First Pitch Preview card via mail. Cards were also distributed to collectors on Pinnacle's mailing list. The cards are similar in design except for the bronze foil highlights and a holographic "First Pitch Preview" stamp along the short edge of the cards.

A private collector has confirmed the existence of a full set (cards 1-100), meaning that all 100 FPP cards were printed; further, this same private collector confirms at least 7 other sets, resulting in a total of 8 sets in existence. However, the exact print run of cards in this set is unknown and collectors speculate that print run varies by player as FPP cards of certain players have appeared more frequently than others. Additionally, all FPP cards printed entered the secondary market, either through the trivia promotion or other unofficial means.

Base Set

Veterans

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NOTE: The first 100 cards are of players with a minimum of five years Major League experience. These cards are sepia-toned, with the remainder in full color.

  • 1 Jack McDowell
  • 2 Jay Bell
  • 3 Rafael Palmeiro
  • 4 Wally Joyner
  • 5 Ozzie Smith
  • 6 Mark McGwire
  • 7 Kevin Seitzer
  • 8 Fred McGriff
  • 9 Roger Clemens
  • 10 Randy Johnson
  • 11 Cecil Fielder
  • 12 David Cone
  • 13 Chili Davis
  • 14 Andres Galarraga
  • 15 Joe Carter
  • 16 Ryne Sandberg
  • 17 Paul O'Neill
  • 18 Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • 19 Wade Boggs
  • 20 Greg Gagne
  • 21 Edgar Martinez
  • 22 Greg Maddux
  • 23 Ken Caminiti
  • 24 Kirby Puckett
  • 25 Craig Biggio
  • 26 Will Clark
  • 27 Ron Gant
  • 28 Eddie Murray
  • 29 Lance Johnson
  • 30 Tony Gwynn
  • 31 Dante Bichette
  • 32 Darren Daulton
  • 33 Danny Tartabull
  • 34 Jeff King
  • 35 Tom Glavine
  • 36 Rickey Henderson
  • 37 Jose Canseco
  • 38 Barry Larkin
  • 39 Dennis Martinez
  • 40 Ruben Sierra
  • 41 Bobby Bonilla
  • 42 Jeff Conine
  • 43 Lee Smith
  • 44 Charlie Hayes
  • 45 Walt Weiss
  • 46 Jay Buhner
  • 47 Kenny Rogers
  • 48 Paul Molitor
  • 49 Hal Morris
  • 50 Todd Stottlemyre
  • 51 Mike Stanley
  • 52 Mark Grace
  • 53 Lenny Dykstra
  • 54 Andre Dawson
  • 55 Dennis Eckersley
  • 56 Ben McDonald
  • 57 Ray Lankford
  • 58 Mo Vaughn
  • 59 Frank Thomas
  • 60 Julio Franco
  • 61 Jim Abbott
  • 62 Greg Vaughn
  • 63 Marquis Grissom
  • 64 Tino Martinez
  • 65 Kevin Appier
  • 66 Matt Williams
  • 67 Sammy Sosa
  • 68 Larry Walker
  • 69 Ivan Rodriguez
  • 70 Eric Karros
  • 71 Bernie Williams
  • 72 Carlos Baerga
  • 73 Jeff Bagwell
  • 74 Pete Schourek
  • 75 Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 76 Bernard Gilkey
  • 77 Albert Belle
  • 78 Chuck Knoblauch
  • 79 John Smoltz
  • 80 Barry Bonds
  • 81 Vinny Castilla
  • 82 John Olerud
  • 83 Mike Mussina
  • 84 Alex Fernandez
  • 85 Shawon Dunston
  • 86 Travis Fryman
  • 87 Moises Alou
  • 88 Dean Palmer
  • 89 Gregg Jefferies
  • 90 Jim Thome
  • 91 Dave Justice
  • 92 B.J. Surhoff
  • 93 Ramon Martinez
  • 94 Gary Sheffield
  • 95 Andy Benes
  • 96 Reggie Sanders
  • 97 Roberto Alomar
  • 98 Omar Vizquel
  • 99 Juan Gonzalez
  • 100 Robin Ventura

Young Stars

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  • 101 Jason Isringhausen
  • 102 Greg Colbrunn
  • 103 Brian Jordan
  • 104 Shawn Green
  • 105 Brian Hunter
  • 106 Rondell White
  • 107 Ryan Klesko
  • 108 Sterling Hitchcock
  • 109 Manny Ramirez
  • 110 Bret Boone
  • 111 Michael Tucker
  • 112 Julian Tavarez
  • 113 Benji Gil
  • 114 Kenny Lofton
  • 115 Mike Kelly
  • 116 Ray Durham
  • 117 Trevor Hoffman
  • 118 Butch Huskey
  • 119 Phil Nevin
  • 120 Pedro Martinez
  • 121 Wil Cordero
  • 122 Tim Salmon
  • 123 Jim Edmonds
  • 124 Mike Piazza
  • 125 Rico Brogna
  • 126 John Mabry
  • 127 Chipper Jones
  • 128 Johnny Damon
  • 129 Raul Mondesi
  • 130 Denny Neagle
  • 131 Marc Newfield
  • 132 Hideo Nomo
  • 133 Joe Vitiello
  • 134 Garret Anderson
  • 135 Dave Nilsson
  • 136 Alex Rodriguez
  • 137 Russ Davis
  • 138 Frank Rodriguez
  • 139 Royce Clayton
  • 140 John Valentin
  • 141 Marty Cordova
  • 142 Alex Gonzalez
  • 143 Carlos Delgado
  • 144 Willie Greene
  • 145 Cliff Floyd
  • 146 Bob Higginson
  • 147 J.T. Snow
  • 148 Derek Bell
  • 149 Edgardo Alfonzo
  • 150 Charles Johnson

Global Reach

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  • 151 Hideo Nomo
  • 152 Larry Walker
  • 153 Bob Abreu
  • 154 Karim Garcia
  • 155 Dave Nilsson
  • 156 Chan Ho Park
  • 157 Dennis Martinez
  • 158 Sammy Sosa
  • 159 Rey Ordonez
  • 160 Roberto Alomar

Rookies

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  • 161 George Arias
  • 162 Jason Schmidt
  • 163 Derek Jeter
  • 164 Chris Snopek
  • 165 Todd Hollandsworth
  • 166 Sal Fasano
  • 167 Jay Powell
  • 168 Paul Wilson
  • 169 Jim Pittsley
  • 170 LaTroy Hawkins
  • 171 Bob Abreu
  • 172 Mike Grace RC
  • 173 Karim Garcia
  • 174 Richard Hidalgo
  • 175 Felipe Crespo
  • 176 Terrell Wade
  • 177 Steve Gibralter
  • 178 Jermaine Dye
  • 179 Alan Benes
  • 180 Wilton Guerrero RC
  • 181 Brooks Kieschnick
  • 182 Roger Cedeno
  • 183 Osvaldo Fernandez RC
  • 184 Matt Lawton RC
  • 185 George Williams RC
  • 186 Jimmy Haynes
  • 187 Mike Busby RC
  • 188 Chan Ho Park
  • 189 Marc Barcelo
  • 190 Jason Kendall
  • 191 Rey Ordonez
  • 192 Tyler Houston
  • 193 John Wasdin
  • 194 Jeff Suppan
  • 195 Jeff Ware

Checklists

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  • 196 Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 197 Albert Belle
  • 198 Mike Piazza
  • 199 Greg Maddux
  • 200 Frank Thomas

Parallels

Artist's Proof

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This 200-card set is a parallel set to the regular Pinnacle Aficionado set. A gold foil stamp in the shape of an artist's pen with the words, "Artist's Proof," printed above the wood-grain look bar containing the player's name distinguishes it from the regular set.

Inserts

Slick Picks

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This 32-card set honors 32 draft picks for their future all-star abilities, on "Spectroetch" (etched foil) printing technology.

  • 1 Mike Piazza
  • 2 Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • 3 Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 4 Paul Wilson
  • 5 Frank Thomas
  • 6 Mo Vaughn
  • 7 Barry Bonds
  • 8 Albert Belle
  • 9 Jeff Bagwell
  • 10 Dante Bichette
  • 11 Hideo Nomo
  • 12 Raul Mondesi
  • 13 Manny Ramirez
  • 14 Greg Maddux
  • 15 Tony Gwynn
  • 16 Ryne Sandberg
  • 17 Reggie Sanders
  • 18 Derek Jeter
  • 19 Johnny Damon
  • 20 Alex Rodriguez
  • 21 Ryan Klesko
  • 22 Jim Thome
  • 23 Kenny Lofton
  • 24 Tino Martinez
  • 25 Randy Johnson
  • 26 Wade Boggs
  • 27 Juan Gonzalez
  • 28 Kirby Puckett
  • 29 Tim Salmon
  • 30 Chipper Jones
  • 31 Garret Anderson
  • 32 Eddie Murray

Rivals

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This 24-card set features two spot embossed color player photos of rival players.

  • 1 Ken Griffey, Jr. / Frank Thomas
  • 2 Frank Thomas / Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • 3 Cal Ripken, Jr. / Mo Vaughn
  • 4 Mo Vaughn / Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 5 Ken Griffey, Jr. / Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • 6 Frank Thomas / Mo Vaughn
  • 7 Cal Ripken / Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 8 Mo Vaughn / Frank Thomas
  • 9 Ken Griffey, Jr. / Mo Vaughn
  • 10 Frank Thomas / Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 11 Cal Ripken, Jr. / Frank Thomas
  • 12 Mo Vaughn / Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • 13 Mike Piazza / Jeff Bagwell
  • 14 Jeff Bagwell / Barry Bonds
  • 15 Jeff Bagwell / Mike Piazza
  • 16 Tony Gwynn / Mike Piazza
  • 17 Mike Piazza / Barry Bonds
  • 18 Jeff Bagwell / Tony Gwynn
  • 19 Barry Bonds / Mike Piazza
  • 20 Tony Gwynn / Jeff Bagwell
  • 21 Mike Piazza / Tony Gwynn
  • 22 Barry Bonds / Jeff Bagwell
  • 23 Tony Gwynn / Barry Bonds
  • 24 Barry Bonds / Tony Gwynn

Magic Numbers

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This ten-card set is printed on actual maple wood and features ten of of today's top superstars.

  • 1 Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 2 Greg Maddux
  • 3 Frank Thomas
  • 4 Mo Vaughn
  • 5 Jeff Bagwell
  • 6 Chipper Jones
  • 7 Albert Belle
  • 8 Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • 9 Matt Williams
  • 10 Sammy Sosa