1997 Leaf

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Description

1997 Leaf is a 400-card set issued in two separate 200-card series. The set contains the following subsets: Legacy (188-197/348-367), Checklists (198-200/398-400) and Gamers (368-397). Rookie Cards in this set include Jose Cruz Jr., Brian Giles and Hideki Irabu.

In a tie in with the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's major league debut, Donruss/Leaf also issued some collectible items. They made 42 all-leather jackets (issued to match Robinson's uniform number). There were also 311 leather jackets produced (to match Robinson's career batting average). 1,500 lithographs were also produced of which Rachel Robinson (Jackie's widow) signed 500 of them.

Distribution

Series One Hobby: 18 packs per box, ten cards per pack (MSRP: $2.99).

Series Two Hobby: 24 packs per box, ten cards per pack

Series One/Two Retail: 24 packs per box, eight cards per pack (MSRP: $2.99).

Series One Jumbo:

Reviews

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Hobby Odds Retail Odds Jumbo Odds
Base 400 - ? ? ?
Jackie Robinson Scratch 'N Win Game Card (S2) 1 - 1:12 1:12
Fractal Matrix 400 varies ? ? ?
Fractal Matrix Die-Cut 400 varies ? ? ?
Knot-Hole Gang (S1) 12 5000 ? ? ?
Get-A-Grip (S1) 16 3500 ? N/A N/A
Dress For Success (S1) 18 3500 N/A ? N/A
Banner Season (S1) 15 2500 N/A N/A ?
Statistical Standouts (S1) 15 1000 ? ? ?
Warning Track (S2) 18 3500 ? ? N/A
Gold Leaf Stars (S2) 36 2500 ? ? N/A
Leagues of the Nation (S2) 15 2500 ? ? N/A
Jackie Robinson 1948 Reprint (S2) 1 1948 ? ? N/A
Frank Thomas Collection (S2) 6 100 ? ? N/A

Checklist

Base Set

Series One

1 Wade Boggs GY

2 Brian McRae BY

3 Jeff D'Amico BY

4 George Arias SY

5 Billy Wagner SY

6 Ray Lankford BZ

7 Will Clark SY

8 Edgar Renteria SY

9 Alex Ochoa SY

10 Roberto Hernandez BX

11 Joe Carter SY

12 Gregg Jefferies BY

13 Mark Grace SY

14 Roberto Alomar GY

15 Joe Randa BX

16 Alex Rodriguez GZ

17 Tony Gwynn GZ

18 Steve Gibralter BY

19 Scott Stahoviak BX

20 Matt Williams SZ

21 Quinton McCracken BY

22 Ugueth Urbina BX

23 Jermaine Allensworth SX

24 Paul Molitor GX

25 Carlos Delgado SY

26 Bob Abreu SY

27 John Jaha SY

28 Rusty Greer SZ

29 Kimera Bartee BX

30 Ruben Rivera SY

31 Jason Kendall SY

32 Lance Johnson BX

33 Robin Ventura BY

34 Kevin Appier SX

35 John Mabry SY

36 Ricky Otero BX

37 Mike Lansing BX

38 Mark McGwire GZ

39 Tim Naehring BX

40 Tom Glavine SZ

41 Rey Ordonez SY

42 Tony Clark SY

43 Rafael Palmeiro SZ

44 Pedro Martinez BX

45 Keith Lockhart BX

46 Dan Wilson BY

47 John Wetteland BY

48 Chan Ho Park BX

49 Gary Sheffield GZ

50 Shawn Estes BX

51 Royce Clayton BX

52 Jaime Navarro BX

53 Raul Casanova BX

54 Jeff Bagwell GZ

55 Barry Larkin GX

56 Charles Nagy BY

57 Ken Caminiti GY

58 Todd Hollandsworth SZ

59 Pat Hentgen SX

60 Jose Valentin BX

61 Frank Rodriguez BX

62 Mickey Tettleton BX

63 Marty Cordova GX

64 Cecil Fielder SX

65 Barry Bonds GZ

66 Scott Servais BX

67 Ernie Young BX

68 Wilson Alvarez BX

69 Mike Grace BX

70 Shane Reynolds SX

71 Henry Rodriguez SY

72 Eric Karros BX

73 Mark Langston BX

74 Scott Karl BX

75 Trevor Hoffman BX

76 Orel Hershiser SX

77 John Smoltz GY

78 Raul Mondesi GZ

79 Jeff Brantley BX

80 Donne Wall BX

81 Joey Cora BX

82 Mel Rojas BX

83 Chad Mottola BX

84 Omar Vizquel BX

85 Greg Maddux GZ

86 Jamey Wright SY

87 Chuck Finley BX

88 Brady Anderson GY

89 Alex Gonzalez SX

90 Andy Benes BX

91 Reggie Jefferson BX

92 Paul O'Neill BY

93 Javy Lopez SX

94 Mark Grudzielanek SX

95 Marc Newfield BX

96 Kevin Ritz BX

97 Fred McGriff GY

98 Dwight Gooden SX

99 Hideo Nomo SY

100 Steve Finley BX

101 Juan Gonzalez GZ

102 Jay Buhner SZ

103 Paul Wilson SY

104 Alan Benes BY

105 Manny Ramirez GZ

106 Kevin Elster BX

107 Frank Thomas GZ

108 Orlando Miller BX

109 Ramon Martinez BX

110 Kenny Lofton GZ

111 Bernie Williams GY

112 Robby Thompson BX

113 Bernard Gilkey BZ

114 Ray Durham BX

115 Jeff Cirillo SZ

116 Brian Jordan GZ

117 Rich Becker SY

118 Al Leiter BX

119 Mark Johnson BX

120 Ellis Burks BY

121 Sammy Sosa GZ

122 Willie Greene BX

123 Michael Tucker BX

124 Eddie Murray GY

125 Joey Hamilton SY

126 Antonio Osuna BX

127 Bob Higginson SY

128 Tomas Perez BX

129 Tim Salmon GZ

130 Mark Wohlers BX

131 Charles Johnson SX

132 Randy Johnson SY

133 Brooks Kieschnick SX

134 Al Martin SY

135 Dante Bichette BX

136 Andy Pettitte GZ

137 Jason Giambi GY

138 James Baldwin SX

139 Ben McDonald BX

140 Shawn Green SX

141 Geronimo Berroa BY

142 Jose Offerman BX

143 Curtis Pride BX

144 Terrell Wade BX

145 Ismael Valdes SX

146 Mike Mussina SY

147 Mariano Rivera SX

148 Ken Hill BY

149 Darin Erstad GZ

150 Jay Bell BX

151 Mo Vaughn GZ

152 Ozzie Smith GY

153 Jose Mesa BX

154 Osvaldo Fernandez BX

155 Vinny Castilla BY

156 Jason Isringhausen SY

157 B.J. Surhoff BX

158 Robert Perez BX

159 Ron Coomer BX

160 Darren Oliver BX

161 Mike Mohler BX

162 Russ Davis BX

163 Bret Boone BX

164 Ricky Bottalico BX

165 Derek Jeter GZ

166 Orlando Merced BX

167 John Valentin BX

168 Andruw Jones GZ

169 Angel Echevarria BX

170 Todd Walker GZ

171 Desi Relaford BY

172 Trey Beamon SX

173 Brian Giles SY

174 Scott Rolen GZ

175 Shannon Stewart SZ

176 Dmitri Young GZ

177 Justin Thompson BX

178 Trot Nixon SY

179 Josh Booty SY

180 Robin Jennings BX

181 Marvin Benard BX

182 Luis Castillo BY

183 Wendell Magee BX

184 Vladimir Guerrero GX

185 Nomar Garciaparra GX

186 Ryan Hancock BX

187 Mike Cameron SX

188 Cal Ripken, Jr. LG BZ

189 Chipper Jones LG SZ

190 Albert Belle LG SZ

191 Mike Piazza LG BZ

192 Chuck Knoblauch LG SY

193 Ken Griffey, Jr. LG BZ

194 Ivan Rodriguez LG GZ

195 Jose Canseco LG SX

196 Ryne Sandberg LG SX

197 Jim Thome LG GY

198 Andy Pettitte CL BY

199 Andruw Jones CL BY

200 Derek Jeter CL SY


Series Two

201 Chipper Jones GX

202 Albert Belle GY

203 Mike Piazza GY

204 Ken Griffey, Jr. GX

205 Ryne Sandberg GZ

206 Jose Canseco SY

207 Chili Davis BX

208 Roger Clemens GZ

209 Deion Sanders GZ

210 Darryl Hamilton BX

211 Jermaine Dye SX

212 Matt Williams GY

213 Kevin Elster BX

214 John Wetteland SX

215 Garret Anderson GZ

216 Kevin Brown GY

217 Matt Lawton SY

218 Cal Ripken, Jr. GX

219 Moises Alou GY

220 Chuck Knoblauch GZ

221 Ivan Rodriguez GY

222 Travis Fryman BY

223 Jim Thome GZ

224 Eddie Murray SZ

225 Eric Young GZ

226 Ron Gant SX

227 Tony Phillips BX

228 Reggie Sanders BY

229 Johnny Damon SZ

230 Bill Pulsipher BX

231 Jim Edmonds GZ

232 Melvin Nieves BX

233 Ryan Klesko GZ

234 David Cone SX

235 Derek Bell BY

236 Julio Franco SX

237 Juan Guzman BX

238 Larry Walker GZ

239 Delino DeShields BX

240 Troy Percival BY

241 Andres Galarraga GZ

242 Rondell White GZ

243 John Burkett BX

244 J.T. Snow BY

245 Alex Fernandez SY

246 Edgar Martinez GZ

247 Craig Biggio GZ

248 Todd Hundley GY

249 Jimmy Key SX

250 Cliff Floyd BY

251 Jeff Conine BY

252 Curt Schilling BX

253 Jeff King BX

254 Tino Martinez GZ

255 Carlos Baerga SY

256 Jeff Fassero BY

257 Dean Palmer SY

258 Robb Nen BX

259 Sandy Alomar, Jr. SY

260 Carlos Perez BX

261 Rickey Henderson SY

262 Bobby Bonilla SY

263 Darren Daulton BX

264 Jim Leyritz BX

265 Dennis Martinez BX

266 Butch Huskey BX

267 Joe Vitiello SY

268 Steve Trachsel BX

269 Glenallen Hill BX

270 Terry Steinbach BX

271 Mark McLemore BX

272 Devon White BX

273 Jeff Kent BX

274 Tim Raines BX

275 Carlos Garcia BX

276 Hal Morris BX

277 Gary Gaetti BX

278 John Olerud SY

279 Wally Joyner BX

280 Brian Hunter SX

281 Steve Karsay BX

282 Denny Neagle SX

283 Jose Herrera BX

284 Todd Stottlemyre BX

285 Bip Roberts SX

286 Kevin Seitzer BX

287 Benji Gil BX

288 Dennis Eckersley SX

289 Brad Ausmus BX

290 Otis Nixon BX

291 Darryl Strawberry BX

292 Marquis Grissom SY

293 Darryl Kile BX

294 Quilvio Veras BX

295 Tom Goodwin BX

296 Benito Santiago BX

297 Mike Bordick BX

298 Roberto Kelly BX

299 Dave Justice GZ

300 Carl Everett BX

301 Mark Whiten BX

302 Aaron Sele BX

303 Darren Dreifort BX

304 Bobby Jones BX

305 Fernando Vina BX

306 Ed Sprague BX

307 Andy Ashby SX

308 Tony Fernandez BX

309 Roger Pavlik BX

310 Mark Clark BX

311 Mariano Duncan BX

312 Tyler Houston BX

313 Eric Davis SY

314 Greg Vaughn BY

315 David Segui SY

316 Dave Nilsson SX

317 F.P. Santangelo SX

318 Wilton Guerrero GZ

319 Jose Guillen GZ

320 Kevin Orie SY

321 Derrek Lee GZ

322 Bubba Trammell SY

323 Pokey Reese GZ

324 Hideki Irabu GX

325 Scott Spiezio SZ

326 Bartolo Colon GZ

327 Damon Mashore SY

328 Ryan McGuire SY

329 Chris Carpenter BX

330 Jose Cruz, Jr. GX

331 Todd Greene SZ

332 Brian Moehler BX

333 Mike Sweeney BY

334 Neifi Perez GZ

335 Matt Morris SY

336 Marvin Benard BY

337 Karim Garcia SZ

338 Jason Dickson SY

339 Brant Brown SY

340 Jeff Suppan SZ

341 Deivi Cruz BX

342 Antone Williamson GZ

343 Curtis Goodwin BX

344 Brooks Kieschnick SY

345 Tony Womack BX

346 Rudy Pemberton BX

347 Todd Dunwoody BX

348 Frank Thomas LG SY

349 Andruw Jones LG SX

350 Alex Rodriguez LG BY

351 Greg Maddux LG SY

352 Jeff Bagwell LG BY

353 Juan Gonzalez LG SY

354 Barry Bonds LG BY

355 Mark McGwire LG BY

356 Tony Gwynn LG BY

357 Gary Sheffield LG BX

358 Derek Jeter LG SX

359 Manny Ramirez LG SY

360 Hideo Nomo LG GZ

361 Sammy Sosa LG BX

362 Paul Molitor LG SZ

363 Kenny Lofton LG BY

364 Eddie Murray LG BX

365 Barry Larkin LG SZ

366 Roger Clemens LG SY

367 John Smoltz LG BZ

368 Alex Rodriguez GM SX

369 Frank Thomas GM BX

370 Cal Ripken, Jr. GM SY

371 Ken Griffey, Jr. GM SY

372 Greg Maddux GM BX

373 Mike Piazza GM SX

374 Chipper Jones GM BY

375 Albert Belle GM BX

376 Chuck Knoblauch GM BX

377 Brady Anderson GM BZ

378 Dave Justice GM SX

379 Randy Johnson GM BZ

380 Wade Boggs GM BX

381 Kevin Brown GM BX

382 Tom Glavine GM GY

383 Raul Mondesi GM SX

384 Ivan Rodriguez GM SX

385 Larry Walker GM BY

386 Bernie Williams GM BZ

387 Rusty Greer GM GY

388 Rafael Palmeiro GM GY

389 Matt Williams GM BX

390 Eric Young GM BX

391 Fred McGriff GM BX

392 Ken Caminiti GM BX

393 Roberto Alomar GM BZ

394 Brian Jordan GM BZ

395 Mark Grace GM GZ

396 Jim Edmonds GM BY

397 Deion Sanders GM SY

398 Vladimir Guerrero CL SZ

399 Darin Erstad CL SY

400 Nomar Garciaparra CL SZ


Parallels

Fractal Matrix

Randomly inserted in packs, this 400-card set parallels the Leaf base set and features color player photos with either a bronze, silver or gold finish. No card is available in more than one color. The set is broken into nine tiers based on three colors (Bronze, Gold and Silver) and three axes (X, Y and Z). The non-die-cut cards do NOT designate which axis the card belongs to.

In each series, 100 cards were designated Bronze, 60 Silver, and 40 Gold; 125 were X-Axis, 50 Y-Axis, and 25 Z-Axis.

2000 copies of each Bronze, 1000 of each Silver, and 500 of each Gold card were produced. For the die-cuts, the first 400 copies (regardless of color) of each X-Axis card are die-cut, 200 Y-Axis, and 100 Z-Axis.

This chart shows exactly how many of each card were produced.

regular/die-cut X-Axis Y-Axis Z-Axis
Bronze 1600/400 1800/200 1900/100
Silver 600/400 800/200 900/100
Gold 100/400 300/200 400/100

For the sake of brevity, we have denoted each card's Axis and Color in the base set checklist.

Inserts

This set is exclusive to Series One jumbo packs and features cards printed on canvas. Each card is serial-numbered to 2500 copies.

1 Jeff Bagwell

2 Ken Griffey, Jr.

3 Juan Gonzalez

4 Frank Thomas

5 Alex Rodriguez

6 Kenny Lofton

7 Chuck Knoblauch

8 Mo Vaughn

9 Chipper Jones

10 Ken Caminiti

11 Craig Biggio

12 John Smoltz

13 Pat Hentgen

14 Derek Jeter

15 Todd Hollandsworth


Dress For Success

This set is exclusive to Series One retail packs and features cards printed on nylon. Each card is serial-numbered to 3500 copies.

1 Greg Maddux

2 Cal Ripken, Jr.

3 Albert Belle

4 Frank Thomas

5 Dante Bichette

6 Gary Sheffield

7 Jeff Bagwell

8 Mike Piazza

9 Mark McGwire

10 Ken Caminiti

11 Alex Rodriguez

12 Ken Griffey, Jr.

13 Juan Gonzalez

14 Brian Jordan

15 Mo Vaughn

16 Ivan Rodriguez

17 Andruw Jones

18 Chipper Jones


Get-A-Grip

This set was exclusive to Series One Hobby packs and is serial-numbered to 3500 copies.

1 Ken Griffey, Jr. / Greg Maddux

2 Frank Thomas / John Smoltz

3 Mike Piazza / Andy Pettitte

4 Chipper Jones / Randy Johnson

5 Alex Rodriguez / Tom Glavine

6 Jeff Bagwell / Pat Hentgen

7 Juan Gonzalez / Kevin Brown

8 Barry Bonds / Mike Mussina

9 Hideo Nomo / Albert Belle

10 Andruw Jones / Troy Percival

11 Roger Clemens / Brian Jordan

12 Ivan Rodriguez / Paul Wilson

13 Mo Vaughn / Andy Benes

14 Derek Jeter / Al Leiter

15 Cal Ripken / Bill Pulsipher

16 Mariano Rivera / Ken Caminiti


Gold Leaf Stars

This set is exclusive to Series Two packs and features cards stamped with real 24K gold leaf. Each is serial-numbered to 2500 copies.

1 Frank Thomas

2 Alex Rodriguez

3 Ken Griffey, Jr.

4 Andruw Jones

5 Chipper Jones

6 Jeff Bagwell

7 Derek Jeter

8 Deion Sanders

9 Ivan Rodriguez

10 Juan Gonzalez

11 Greg Maddux

12 Andy Pettitte

13 Roger Clemens

14 Hideo Nomo

15 Tony Gwynn

16 Barry Bonds

17 Kenny Lofton

18 Paul Molitor

19 Jim Thome

20 Albert Belle

21 Cal Ripken, Jr.

22 Mark McGwire

23 Barry Larkin

24 Mike Piazza

25 Darin Erstad

26 Chuck Knoblauch

27 Vladimir Guerrero

28 Tony Clark

29 Scott Rolen

30 Nomar Garciaparra

31 Eric Young

32 Ryne Sandberg

33 Roberto Alomar

34 Eddie Murray

35 Rafael Palmeiro

36 Jose Guillen


Knot-Hole Gang

These cards were inserted across all Series One packs and are serial-numbered to 5000 copies.

In addition, a promo edition of this set was also produced and distributed to dealers and The Hobby Media. The promos are serial-numbered "PROMO/5000" on the back.

1 Chuck Knoblauch

2 Ken Griffey, Jr.

3 Frank Thomas

4 Tony Gwynn

5 Mike Piazza

6 Jeff Bagwell

7 Rusty Greer

8 Cal Ripken, Jr.

9 Chipper Jones

10 Ryan Klesko

11 Barry Larkin

12 Paul Molitor


Leagues of the Nation

This set is exclusive to Series Two packs and features die-cut cards printed on felt. Each is serial-numbered to 2500 copies.

1 Juan Gonzalez / Barry Bonds

2 Cal Ripken, Jr. / Chipper Jones

3 Mark McGwire / Ken Caminiti

4 Derek Jeter / Kenny Lofton

5 Mike Piazza / Ivan Rodriguez

6 Ken Griffey, Jr. / Larry Walker

7 Sammy Sosa / Frank Thomas

8 Paul Molitor / Barry Larkin

9 Albert Belle / Deion Sanders

10 Jeff Bagwell / Matt Williams

11 Mo Vaughn / Gary Sheffield

12 Alex Rodriguez / Tony Gwynn

13 Scott Rolen / Tino Martinez

14 Darin Erstad / Wilton Guerrero

15 Vladimir Guerrero / Tony Clark


Statistical Standouts

These cards were inserted across all Series One packs and are serial-numbered to 1000 copies. Each card is die-cit and folds out to look (and feel) like a baseball glove.

1 Albert Belle

2 Juan Gonzalez

3 Ken Griffey, Jr.

4 Alex Rodriguez

5 Frank Thomas

6 Chipper Jones

7 Greg Maddux

8 Mike Piazza

9 Cal Ripken, Jr.

10 Mark McGwire

11 Barry Bonds

12 Derek Jeter

13 Ken Caminiti

14 John Smoltz

15 Paul Molitor


Warning Track

This set is exclusive to Series Two packs and features cards printed on canvas. Each card is serial-numbered to 3500 copies.

1 Ken Griffey, Jr.

2 Albert Belle

3 Barry Bonds

4 Andruw Jones

5 Kenny Lofton

6 Tony Gwynn

7 Manny Ramirez

8 Rusty Greer

9 Bernie Williams

10 Gary Sheffield

11 Juan Gonzalez

12 Raul Mondesi

13 Brady Anderson

14 Rondell White

15 Sammy Sosa

16 Deion Sanders

17 Dave Justice

18 Jim Edmonds


Jackie Robinson 1948 Leaf Reprint

This reprint of Jackie Robinson's 1948-49 Leaf card was inserted in all Series Two packs and was serial-numbered to 1948 copies.

NNO Jackie Robinson


Jackie Robinson Scratch 'N Win Game Card

Randomly inserted into Series Two packs at the rate of 1:12 were "scratch-off" game cards which could be redeemed for prizes. Donruss repurchased six 1948-49 Leaf Jackie Robinson cards and gave away five as part of this promotion -- the sixth could be had by submitting non-winning Scratch 'N Win cards. Other prizes sch as commemorative leather jackets and lithographs could also be won.

Winning scratch-off cards were mailed to:

1948 Leaf Jackson Robinson Rookie Card Offer

P.O. Box 535038

Grand Prairie, TX 75053

Frank Thomas Blister Card

Inserted on the top of each Series Two Blister pack is a special Frank Thomas card. The front of the card is a facsimile of his base card while the back has information on the 1997 Leaf set.

Frank Thomas "The Big Heart" Leukemia Charity

This four-card set was produced by Donruss as a fund raiser for the Frank Thomas Charitable Foundation. Thomas established the Foundation in memory of his sister, whom he lost to Leukemia. The cards could be ordered by mail for $20 each and information on how to order the cards was printed on each 1997 Leaf wrapper. All proceeds from the sale of the set went to the Thomas Foundation and only 2500 serial-numbered copies of each card was produced.

Card #1 in the set features Thomas with Hall of Famer Rod Carew. The back of the card features a picture of Carew's daughter Michelle who passed away from Leukemia in 1996.

1 Frank Thomas / Rod Carew / Michelle Carew

2 Frank Thomas

3 Frank Thomas

4 Frank Thomas


Autographs & Game-Used

Frank Thomas Collection

Randomly inserted in Series Two packs, this six-card set features pieces of game-used materials from then-Leaf spokesman Frank Thomas. Only 100 of each card were produced and are each serial-numbered.

This set, along with the 1997 Upper Deck Game Jersey inserts, represents one of the earliest forays by an MLB-licensed manufacturer into game-used memorabilia inserts.

1 Frank Thomas HAT

2 Frank Thomas HOME JSY

3 Frank Thomas BTG GLV

4 Frank Thomas BAT

5 Frank Thomas WRISTBAND

6 Frank Thomas AWAY JSY


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