1997 Metal Universe

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Description

1997 Metal Universe set (produced by Fleer) is a 250-card, single-series set printed on 100 percent etched foil with UV-coating. At the time, Fleer was owned by Marvel Entertainment, and many of the famed comic book publisher's artists were involved in the design of the set -- giving Metal its trademark "comic book" look.

Distribution

24 packs per box, eight cards per pack (MSRP: $2.49).

Reviews

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Hobby Odds Retail Odds
Base 250 - ? ?
Mining for Gold 10 - 1:9 1:9
Magnetic Field 10 - 1:12 1:12
Titanium 10 - N/A 1:24
Platinum Portraits 10 - 1:36 1:36
Blast Furnace 12 - 1:48 N/A
Mother Lode 12 - 1:288 1:288
Emerald Autographs 6 - 1:480 N/A

Checklist

Promos

This Alex Rodriguez promo card was distributed to dealers and the Hobby media several weeks prior to the product's release.

149 Alex Rodriguez


Base Set

1 Roberto Alomar

2 Brady Anderson

3 Rocky Coppinger

4 Chris Hoiles

5 Eddie Murray

6 Mike Mussina

7 Rafael Palmeiro

8 Cal Ripken, Jr.

9 B.J. Surhoff

10 Brant Brown

11 Mark Grace

12 Brian McRae

13 Jaime Navarro

14 Ryne Sandberg

15 Sammy Sosa

16 Amaury Telemaco

17 Steve Trachsel

18 Darren Bragg

19 Jose Canseco

20 Roger Clemens

21 Nomar Garciaparra

22 Tom Gordon

23 Tim Naehring

24 Mike Stanley

25 John Valentin

26 Mo Vaughn

27 Jermaine Dye

28 Tom Glavine

29 Marquis Grissom

30 Andruw Jones

31 Chipper Jones

32 Ryan Klesko

33 Greg Maddux

34 Fred McGriff

35 John Smoltz

36 Garret Anderson

37 George Arias

38 Gary DiSarcina

39 Jim Edmonds

40 Darin Erstad

41 Chuck Finley

42 Troy Percival

43 Tim Salmon

44 Bret Boone

45 Jeff Brantley

46 Eric Davis

47 Barry Larkin

48 Hal Morris

49 Mark Portugal

50 Reggie Sanders

51 John Smiley

52 Wilson Alvarez

53 Harold Baines

54 James Baldwin

55 Albert Belle

56 Mike Cameron

57 Ray Durham

58 Alex Fernandez

59 Roberto Hernandez

60 Tony Phillips

61 Frank Thomas

62 Robin Ventura

63 Jeff Cirillo

64 Jeff D'Amico

65 John Jaha

66 Scott Karl

67 Ben McDonald

68 Marc Newfield

69 Dave Nilsson

70 Jose Valentin

71 Dante Bichette

72 Ellis Burks

73 Vinny Castilla

74 Andres Galarraga

75 Kevin Ritz

76 Larry Walker

77 Walt Weiss

78 Jamey Wright

79 Eric Young

80 Julio Franco

81 Orel Hershiser

82 Kenny Lofton

83 Jack McDowell

84 Jose Mesa

85 Charles Nagy

86 Manny Ramirez

87 Jim Thome

88 Omar Vizquel

89 Matt Williams

90 Kevin Appier

91 Johnny Damon

92 Chili Davis

93 Tom Goodwin

94 Keith Lockhart

95 Jeff Montgomery

96 Craig Paquette

97 Jose Rosado

98 Michael Tucker

99 Wilton Guerrero

100 Todd Hollandsworth

101 Eric Karros

102 Ramon Martinez

103 Raul Mondesi

104 Hideo Nomo

105 Mike Piazza

106 Ismael Valdes

107 Todd Worrell

108 Tony Clark

109 Travis Fryman

110 Bob Higginson

111 Mark Lewis

112 Melvin Nieves

113 Justin Thompson

114 Wade Boggs

115 David Cone

116 Cecil Fielder

117 Dwight Gooden

118 Derek Jeter

119 Tino Martinez

120 Paul O'Neill

121 Andy Pettitte

122 Mariano Rivera

123 Darryl Strawberry

124 John Wetteland

125 Bernie Williams

126 Tony Batista

127 Geronimo Berroa

128 Scott Brosius

129 Jason Giambi

130 Jose Herrera

131 Mark McGwire

132 John Wasdin

133 Bob Abreu

134 Jeff Bagwell

135 Derek Bell

136 Craig Biggio

137 Brian Hunter

138 Darryl Kile

139 Orlando Miller

140 Shane Reynolds

141 Billy Wagner

142 Donne Wall

143 Jay Buhner

144 Jeff Fassero

145 Ken Griffey, Jr.

146 Sterling Hitchcock

147 Randy Johnson

148 Edgar Martinez

149 Alex Rodriguez

150 Paul Sorrento

151 Dan Wilson

152 Moises Alou

153 Darrin Fletcher

154 Cliff Floyd

155 Mark Grudzielanek

156 Vladimir Guerrero

157 Mike Lansing

158 Pedro Martinez

159 Henry Rodriguez

160 Rondell White

161 Will Clark

162 Juan Gonzalez

163 Rusty Greer

164 Ken Hill

165 Mark McLemore

166 Dean Palmer

167 Roger Pavlik

168 Ivan Rodriguez

169 Mickey Tettleton

170 Bobby Bonilla

171 Kevin Brown

172 Greg Colbrunn

173 Jeff Conine

174 Jim Eisenreich

175 Charles Johnson

176 Al Leiter

177 Robb Nen

178 Edgar Renteria

179 Gary Sheffield

180 Devon White

181 Joe Carter

182 Carlos Delgado

183 Alex Gonzalez

184 Shawn Green

185 Juan Guzman

186 Pat Hentgen

187 Orlando Merced

188 John Olerud

189 Robert Perez

190 Ed Sprague

191 Mark Clark

192 John Franco

193 Bernard Gilkey

194 Todd Hundley

195 Lance Johnson

196 Bobby Jones

197 Alex Ochoa

198 Rey Ordonez

199 Paul Wilson

200 Ricky Bottalico

201 Gregg Jefferies

202 Wendell Magee, Jr.

203 Mickey Morandini

204 Ricky Otero

205 Scott Rolen

206 Benito Santiago

207 Curt Schilling

208 Rich Becker

209 Marty Cordova

210 Chuck Knoblauch

211 Pat Meares

212 Paul Molitor

213 Frank Rodriguez

214 Terry Steinbach

215 Todd Walker

216 Andy Ashby

217 Ken Caminiti

218 Steve Finley

219 Tony Gwynn

220 Joey Hamilton

221 Rickey Henderson

222 Trevor Hoffman

223 Wally Joyner

224 Scott Sanders

225 Fernando Valenzuela

226 Greg Vaughn

227 Alan Benes

228 Andy Benes

229 Dennis Eckersley

230 Ron Gant

231 Brian Jordan

232 Ray Lankford

233 John Mabry

234 Tom Pagnozzi

235 Todd Stottlemyre

236 Jermaine Allensworth

237 Francisco Cordova

238 Jason Kendall

239 Jeff King

240 Al Martin

241 Rod Beck

242 Barry Bonds

243 Shawn Estes

244 Mark Gardner

245 Glenallen Hill

246 Bill Mueller RC

247 J.T. Snow

248 Checklist CL 1-107

249 Checklist CL 108-207

250 Checklist CL 208-250


Inserts

Mining for Gold

1 Bob Abreu

2 Kevin Brown C

3 Nomar Garciaparra

4 Vladimir Guerrero

5 Wilton Guerrero

6 Andruw Jones

7 Curt Lyons

8 Neifi Perez

9 Scott Rolen

10 Todd Walker


Magnetic Field

1 Roberto Alomar

2 Jeff Bagwell

3 Barry Bonds

4 Ken Griffey, Jr.

5 Derek Jeter

6 Kenny Lofton

7 Edgar Renteria

8 Cal Ripken, Jr.

9 Alex Rodriguez

10 Matt Williams


Titanium

Titanium is exclusive to retail packs.

1 Jeff Bagwell

2 Albert Belle

3 Ken Griffey, Jr.

4 Chipper Jones

5 Greg Maddux

6 Mark McGwire

7 Mike Piazza

8 Cal Ripken, Jr.

9 Alex Rodriguez

10 Frank Thomas


Platinum Portraits

1 James Baldwin

2 Jermaine Dye

3 Todd Hollandsworth

4 Derek Jeter

5 Chipper Jones

6 Jason Kendall

7 Rey Ordonez

8 Andy Pettitte

9 Edgar Renteria

10 Alex Rodriguez


Blast Furnace

This set is exclusive to Hobby packs.

1 Jeff Bagwell

2 Albert Belle

3 Barry Bonds

4 Andres Galarraga

5 Juan Gonzalez

6 Ken Griffey, Jr.

7 Todd Hundley

8 Mark McGwire

9 Mike Piazza

10 Alex Rodriguez

11 Frank Thomas

12 Mo Vaughn


Mother Lode

1 Roberto Alomar

2 Jeff Bagwell

3 Barry Bonds

4 Ken Griffey, Jr.

5 Andruw Jones

6 Chipper Jones

7 Kenny Lofton

8 Mike Piazza

9 Cal Ripken, Jr.

10 Alex Rodriguez

11 Frank Thomas

12 Matt Williams


Autographs

Emerald Autographs

Randomly inserted into Hobby packs at the rate of one in 20 boxes were Emerald Autograph Exchange cards good for an on-card autograph of the player depicted. The autographed cards parallel the corresponding basic cards except of course for the signature on front, coupled with special emerald foil and an embossed Fleer/SkyBox stamp. In addition, the area used for the card number on back of the regular issue card is replaced by a logo stating "Certified Emerald Autograph."

Each pack-inserted Emerald Autograph Exchange card expired February 1st, 1998.

40 Darin Erstad

100 Todd Hollandsworth

149 Alex Rodriguez

197 Alex Ochoa

205 Scott Rolen

215 Todd Walker