1996 Pinnacle Aficionado

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Description

1996 Pinnacle Aficionado is a 200 card set released in August 1996. With the exception of the "Global Reach" subset, all base cards are printed horizontally. 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.

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).

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

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

9 Roger Clemens

107 Ryan Klesko

MN7 Albert Belle (Magic Numbers)

First Pitch Preview

This promo set parallels 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 collector's on Pinnacle's mailing list. The cards are similar in design except for the bronze foil highlights and a logo on the front designating them as "First Pitch Preview" cards.

Production has been estimated at only 50-60 copies of each card, making it one of the toughest promo sets of the era.

Base Set

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

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

151 Hideo Nomo GR

152 Larry Walker GR

153 Bob Abreu GR

154 Karim Garcia GR

155 Dave Nilsson GR

156 Chan Ho Park GR

157 Dennis Martinez GR

158 Sammy Sosa GR

159 Rey Ordonez GR

160 Roberto Alomar GR

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

186 Jimmy Haynes

187 Mike Busby

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

196 Ken Griffey, Jr. CL

197 Albert Belle CL

198 Mike Piazza CL

199 Greg Maddux CL

200 Frank Thomas CL


Parallels

Artist's Proof

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

This 32-card set honors 32 draft picks for their future all-star abilities, on "spectroetch" 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

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

24 Barry Bonds / Tony Gwynn

21 Mike Piazza / Tony Gwynn

20 Tony Gwynn / Jeff Bagwell

19 Barry Bonds / Mike Piazza

18 Jeff Bagwell / Tony Gwynn

16 Tony Gwynn / Mike Piazza

14 Jeff Bagwell / Barry Bonds

12 Mo Vaughn / Cal Ripken, Jr.

11 Cal Ripken, Jr. / Frank Thomas

9 Ken Griffey, Jr. / Mo Vaughn

8 Mo Vaughn / Frank Thomas

7 Cal Ripken / Ken Griffey, Jr.

5 Ken Griffey, Jr. / Cal Ripken, Jr.

4 Mo Vaughn / Ken Griffey, Jr.

3 Cal Ripken, Jr. / Mo Vaughn

2 Frank Thomas / Cal Ripken, Jr.

1 Ken Griffey, Jr. / Frank Thomas

6 Frank Thomas / Mo Vaughn

10 Frank Thomas / Ken Griffey, Jr.

13 Mike Piazza / Jeff Bagwell

15 Jeff Bagwell / Mike Piazza

17 Mike Piazza / Barry Bonds

22 Barry Bonds / Jeff Bagwell

23 Tony Gwynn / Barry Bonds


Magic Numbers

This 10-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


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