1996 Select Certified

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1996 Select Certified is a 144-card, hobby only, set released by Pinnacle Brands in the summer of 1996.

'96 Select Certified contained a staggering (for the time) six levels of parallels, and was one of the first sets that allowed individual player collectors to "chase the rainbow."

Distribution

20 packs per box, six cards per pack (MSRP: $4.99).

Reviews

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Odds
Base 144 - ?
Certified Red 144 - 1:5
Certified Blue 144 - 1:50
Artist's Proof 144 500 1:18
Mirror Red 144 90 1:100
Mirror Blue 144 45 1:200
Mirror Gold 144 30 1:300
Select Few 18 - 1:60
Inter-League Preview 25 - 1:42

Checklist

Base Set

1 Frank Thomas

2 Tino Martinez

3 Gary Sheffield

4 Kenny Lofton

5 Joe Carter

6 Alex Rodriguez

7 Chipper Jones

8 Roger Clemens

9 Jay Bell

10 Eddie Murray

11 Will Clark

12 Mike Mussina

13 Hideo Nomo

14 Andres Galarraga

15 Marc Newfield

16 Jason Isringhausen

17 Randy Johnson

18 Chuck Knoblauch

19 J.T. Snow

20 Mark McGwire

21 Tony Gwynn

22 Albert Belle

23 Gregg Jefferies

24 Reggie Sanders

25 Bernie Williams

26 Ray Lankford

27 Johnny Damon

28 Ryne Sandberg

29 Rondell White

30 Mike Piazza

31 Barry Bonds

32 Greg Maddux

33 Craig Biggio

34 John Valentin

35 Ivan Rodriguez

36 Rico Brogna

37 Tim Salmon

38 Sterling Hitchcock

39 Charles Johnson

40 Travis Fryman

41 Barry Larkin

42 Tom Glavine

43 Marty Cordova

44 Shawn Green

45 Ben McDonald

46 Robin Ventura

47 Ken Griffey, Jr.

48 Orlando Merced

49 Paul O'Neill

50 Ozzie Smith

51 Manny Ramirez

52 Ismael Valdes

53 Cal Ripken, Jr.

54 Jeff Bagwell

55 Greg Vaughn

56 Juan Gonzalez

57 Raul Mondesi

58 Carlos Baerga

59 Sammy Sosa

60 Mike Kelly

61 Edgar Martinez

62 Kirby Puckett

63 Cecil Fielder

64 David Cone

65 Moises Alou

66 Fred McGriff

67 Mo Vaughn

68 Edgardo Alfonzo

69 Jim Thome

70 Rickey Henderson

71 Dante Bichette

72 Lenny Dykstra

73 Benji Gil

74 Wade Boggs

75 Jim Edmonds

76 Michael Tucker

77 Carlos Delgado

78 Butch Huskey

79 Billy Ashley

80 Dean Palmer

81 Paul Molitor

82 Ryan Klesko

83 Brian L. Hunter

84 Jay Buhner

85 Larry Walker

86 Mike Bordick

87 Matt Williams

88 Jack McDowell

89 Hal Morris

90 Brian Jordan

91 Andy Pettitte

92 Melvin Nieves

93 Pedro Martinez

94 Mark Grace

95 Garret Anderson

96 Andre Dawson

97 Ray Durham

98 Jose Canseco

99 Roberto Alomar

100 Derek Jeter

101 Alan Benes

102 Karim Garcia

103 Robin Jennings

104 Bob Abreu

105 Sal Fasano ERR (Livan Hernandez' Name on Front)

105 Sal Fasano COR

106 Steve Gibralter

107 Jermaine Dye

108 Jason Kendall

109 Mike Grace RC

110 Jason Schmidt

111 Paul Wilson

112 Rey Ordonez

113 Wilton Guerrero RC

114 Brooks Kieschnick

115 George Arias

116 Osvaldo Fernandez RC

117 Todd Hollandsworth

118 John Wasdin

119 Eric Owens

120 Chan Ho Park

121 Mark Loretta

122 Richard Hidalgo

123 Jeff Suppan

124 Jim Pittsley

125 LaTroy Hawkins

126 Chris Snopek

127 Justin Thompson

128 Jay Powell

129 Alex Ochoa

130 Felipe Crespo

131 Matt Lawton RC

132 Jimmy Haynes

133 Terrell Wade

134 Ruben Rivera

135 Frank Thomas PP

136 Ken Griffey, Jr. PP

137 Greg Maddux PP

138 Mike Piazza PP

139 Cal Ripken, Jr. PP

140 Albert Belle PP

141 Mo Vaughn PP

142 Chipper Jones PP

143 Hideo Nomo PP

144 Ryan Klesko PP


Parallels

All 144 base cards are available in the following parallels.

  • Certified Red
  • Certified Blue
  • Artist's Proof (limited to 500 copies)
  • Mirror Red (limited to 90 copies)
  • Mirror Blue (limited to 45 copies)
  • Mirror Gold (limited to 30 copies)

Although the cards are not serial-numbered, many collector's believe that the announced production figures are accurate.

Inserts

Select Few

This 18-card set honors superstar athletes with unmatched playing field talents. Utilizing Dot Matrix hologram technology, the fronts feature color action player cutouts. Several of the cards were erroneously printed without player's name on the front.

1 Sammy Sosa

2 Derek Jeter

3 Ken Griffey, Jr.

4 Albert Belle

5 Cal Ripken, Jr.

6 Greg Maddux

7 Frank Thomas

8 Mo Vaughn

9 Chipper Jones

10 Mike Piazza

11 Ryan Klesko

12 Hideo Nomo

13 Alan Benes

14 Manny Ramirez

15 Gary Sheffield

16 Barry Bonds

17 Matt Williams

18 Johnny Damon


Inter-League Preview

This 25-card set featured hypothetical match-ups fans could look forward to when Inter-League Play begins in 1997. Additional copies of cards #7 and #8 were distributed as promos with the word "SAMPLE" printed on them.

1 Ken Griffey, Jr.

2 Greg Maddux / Mo Vaughn

3 Sammy Sosa / Frank Thomas

4 Mike Piazza / Jim Edmonds

5 Roger Clemens / Ryan Klesko

6 Derek Jeter / Rey Ordonez

7 Johnny Damon / Ray Lankford

8 Manny Ramirez / Reggie Sanders

9 Barry Bonds / Jay Buhner

10 Jason Isringhausen / Wade Boggs

11 Chipper Jones / David Cone

12 Jeff Bagwell / Will Clark

13 Tony Gwynn / Randy Johnson

14 Cal Ripken, Jr. / Tom Glavine

15 Kirby Puckett / Andy Benes

16 Gary Sheffield / Mike Mussina

17 Raul Mondesi / Tim Salmon

18 Rondell White / Carlos Delgado

19 Ryne Sandberg / Cecil Fielder

20 Kenny Lofton / Brian Hunter

21 Preston Wilson / Paul O'Neill

22 Ismael Valdes / Edgar Martinez

23 Mark McGwire / Matt Williams

24 Albert Belle / Barry Larkin

25 Brian Anderson / Marquis Grissom


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