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1997 New Pinnacle

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Description

1997 New Pinnacle is a 200-card set released in June 1997. Rather than issue a second series of Pinnacle Baseball, an entirely new set, complete with new checklist, new design, and new inserts was created. Although largely a lackluster product, New Pinnacle was the first baseball card set to randomly seed into packs the actual plates used to print the cards.

Distribution

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

Reviews

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Odds
Base 200 - ?
Museum Collection 200 - 1:9
Artist's Proof 200 - 1:39
Press Plates 288* eight-for-each** 1:1250
Spellbound 50 - 1:19
Keeping the Pace 18 - 1:89
Interleague Encounter 10 - 1:240

* Includes both the base set and all non-parallel inserts. ** Includes both the card fronts and backs.

Checklist

Promos

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The word SAMPLE (in black with a white outline) is on front and back.

2 Sammy Sosa

45 Mike Piazza

57 Jeff Bagwell

81 Alex Rodriguez

127 Ryan Klesko

175 Andruw Jones

Base Set

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  • 1 Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 2 Sammy Sosa
  • 3 Greg Maddux
  • 4 Matt Williams
  • 5 Jason Isringhausen
  • 6 Gregg Jefferies
  • 7 Chili Davis
  • 8 Paul O'Neill
  • 9 Larry Walker
  • 10 Ellis Burks
  • 11 Cliff Floyd
  • 12 Albert Belle
  • 13 Javy Lopez
  • 14 David Cone
  • 15 Jose Canseco
  • 16 Todd Zeile
  • 17 Bernard Gilkey
  • 18 Andres Galarraga
  • 19 Chris Snopek
  • 20 Tim Salmon
  • 21 Roger Clemens
  • 22 Reggie Sanders
  • 23 John Jaha
  • 24 Andy Pettitte
  • 25 Kenny Lofton
  • 26 Robb Nen
  • 27 John Wetteland
  • 28 Bobby Bonilla
  • 29 Hideo Nomo
  • 30 Cecil Fielder
  • 31 Garret Anderson
  • 32 Pat Hentgen
  • 33 Dave Justice
  • 34 Billy Wagner
  • 35 Al Leiter
  • 36 Mark Wohlers
  • 37 Rondell White
  • 38 Charles Johnson
  • 39 Mark Grace
  • 40 Pedro Martinez
  • 41 Tom Goodwin
  • 42 Manny Ramirez
  • 43 Greg Vaughn
  • 44 Brian Jordan
  • 45 Mike Piazza
  • 46 Roberto Hernandez
  • 47 Wade Boggs
  • 48 Scott Sanders
  • 49 Alex Gonzalez
  • 50 Kevin Brown
  • 51 Bob Higginson
  • 52 Ken Caminiti
  • 53 Derek Jeter
  • 54 Carlos Baerga
  • 55 Jay Buhner
  • 56 Tim Naehring
  • 57 Jeff Bagwell
  • 58 Steve Finley
  • 59 Kevin Appier
  • 60 Jay Bell
  • 61 Ivan Rodriguez
  • 62 Terrell Wade
  • 63 Rusty Greer
  • 64 Juan Guzman
  • 65 Fred McGriff
  • 66 Tino Martinez
  • 67 Ray Lankford
  • 68 Juan Gonzalez
  • 69 Ron Gant
  • 70 Jack McDowell
  • 71 Tony Gwynn
  • 72 Joe Carter
  • 73 Wilson Alvarez
  • 74 Jason Giambi
  • 75 Brian Hunter
  • 76 Michael Tucker
  • 77 Andy Benes
  • 78 Brady Anderson
  • 79 Ramon Martinez
  • 80 Troy Percival
  • 81 Alex Rodriguez
  • 82 Jim Thome
  • 83 Denny Neagle
  • 84 Rafael Palmeiro
  • 85 Jose Valentin
  • 86 Marc Newfield
  • 87 Mariano Rivera
  • 88 Alan Benes
  • 89 Jimmy Key
  • 90 Joe Randa
  • 91 Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • 92 Craig Biggio
  • 93 Dean Palmer
  • 94 Gary Sheffield
  • 95 Ismael Valdes
  • 96 John Valentin
  • 97 Johnny Damon
  • 98 Mo Vaughn
  • 99 Paul Sorrento
  • 100 Randy Johnson
  • 101 Raul Mondesi
  • 102 Roberto Alomar
  • 103 Royce Clayton
  • 104 Mark Grudzielanek
  • 105 Wally Joyner
  • 106 Wil Cordero
  • 107 Will Clark
  • 108 Chuck Knoblauch
  • 109 Derek Bell
  • 110 Henry Rodriguez
  • 111 Edgar Renteria
  • 112 Travis Fryman
  • 113 Eric Young
  • 114 Sandy Alomar, Jr.
  • 115 Darin Erstad
  • 116 Barry Larkin
  • 117 Barry Bonds
  • 118 Frank Thomas
  • 119 Carlos Delgado
  • 120 Jason Kendall
  • 121 Todd Hollandsworth
  • 122 Jim Edmonds
  • 123 Chipper Jones
  • 124 Jeff Fassero
  • 125 Deion Sanders
  • 126 Matt Lawton
  • 127 Ryan Klesko
  • 128 Mike Mussina
  • 129 Paul Molitor
  • 130 Dante Bichette
  • 131 Bill Pulsipher
  • 132 Todd Hundley
  • 133 J.T. Snow
  • 134 Chuck Finley
  • 135 Shawn Green
  • 136 Charles Nagy
  • 137 Willie Greene
  • 138 Marty Cordova
  • 139 Eddie Murray
  • 140 Ryne Sandberg
  • 141 Alex Fernandez
  • 142 Mark McGwire
  • 143 Eric Davis
  • 144 Jermaine Dye
  • 145 Ruben Sierra
  • 146 Damon Buford
  • 147 John Smoltz
  • 148 Alex Ochoa
  • 149 Moises Alou
  • 150 Rico Brogna
  • 151 Terry Steinbach
  • 152 Jeff King
  • 153 Carlos Garcia
  • 154 Tom Glavine
  • 155 Edgar Martinez
  • 156 Kevin Elster
  • 157 Darryl Hamilton

Rookies

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  • 158 Jason Dickson
  • 159 Kevin Orie
  • 160 Bubba Trammell RC
  • 161 Jose Guillen
  • 162 Brant Brown
  • 163 Wendell Magee, Jr.
  • 164 Scott Spiezio
  • 165 Todd Walker
  • 166 Rod Myers
  • 167 Damon Mashore
  • 168 Wilton Guerrero
  • 169 Vladimir Guerrero
  • 170 Nomar Garciaparra
  • 171 Shannon Stewart
  • 172 Scott Rolen
  • 173 Bob Abreu
  • 174 Danny Patterson
  • 175 Andruw Jones
  • 176 Brian Giles RC
  • 177 Dmitri Young

East Meets West

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  • 178 Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • 179 Chuck Knoblauch
  • 180 Alex Rodriguez
  • 181 Andres Galarraga
  • 182 Pedro Martinez
  • 183 Brady Anderson
  • 184 Barry Bonds
  • 185 Ivan Rodriguez
  • 186 Gary Sheffield
  • 187 Denny Neagle

Aura

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  • 188 Mark McGwire
  • 189 Ellis Burks
  • 190 Alex Rodriguez
  • 191 Mike Piazza
  • 192 Barry Bonds
  • 193 Albert Belle
  • 194 Chipper Jones
  • 195 Juan Gonzalez
  • 196 Brady Anderson
  • 197 Frank Thomas

Checklists

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  • 198 Vladimir Guerrero
  • 199 Todd Walker
  • 200 Scott Rolen

Parallels

Museum Collection

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All 200 base cards are available in a Museum Collection Dufex parallel.

Artist's Proofs

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Like they did in 1997 Pinnacle, the Artist's Proof parallel is fractured and features exclusive Dufex all-foil print technology in varying levels of scarcity. Unlike '97 Pinnacle, the colors used are Red, Blue and Green foil. The 125 Reds are the most common, 50 Blues are scarcer, and the 25 Greens represent the top stars with the most limited printing. Each card is stamped with the "Artist's Proof" seal.

The designated color of each Artist's Proof in listed below with either a "R" "B" or "G."

  • 1 Ken Griffey, Jr. G
  • 2 Sammy Sosa B
  • 3 Greg Maddux G
  • 4 Matt Williams B
  • 5 Jason Isringhausen R
  • 6 Gregg Jefferies R
  • 7 Chili Davis R
  • 8 Paul O'Neill R
  • 9 Larry Walker R
  • 10 Ellis Burks B
  • 11 Cliff Floyd R
  • 12 Albert Belle G
  • 13 Javy Lopez R
  • 14 David Cone R
  • 15 Jose Canseco B
  • 16 Todd Zeile R
  • 17 Bernard Gilkey B
  • 18 Andres Galarraga B
  • 19 Chris Snopek R
  • 20 Tim Salmon B
  • 21 Roger Clemens B
  • 22 Reggie Sanders R
  • 23 John Jaha R
  • 24 Andy Pettitte B
  • 25 Kenny Lofton G
  • 26 Robb Nen R
  • 27 John Wetteland B
  • 28 Bobby Bonilla R
  • 29 Hideo Nomo G
  • 30 Cecil Fielder R
  • 31 Garret Anderson R
  • 32 Pat Hentgen R
  • 33 Dave Justice R
  • 34 Billy Wagner R
  • 35 Al Leiter R
  • 36 Mark Wohlers R
  • 37 Rondell White R
  • 38 Charles Johnson R
  • 39 Mark Grace R
  • 40 Pedro Martinez R
  • 41 Tom Goodwin R
  • 42 Manny Ramirez B
  • 43 Greg Vaughn R
  • 44 Brian Jordan B
  • 45 Mike Piazza G
  • 46 Roberto Hernandez R
  • 47 Wade Boggs B
  • 48 Scott Sanders R
  • 49 Alex Gonzalez R
  • 50 Kevin Brown R
  • 51 Bob Higginson B
  • 52 Ken Caminiti B
  • 53 Derek Jeter G
  • 54 Carlos Baerga R
  • 55 Jay Buhner B
  • 56 Tim Naehring R
  • 57 Jeff Bagwell G
  • 58 Steve Finley R
  • 59 Kevin Appier R
  • 60 Jay Bell R
  • 61 Ivan Rodriguez B
  • 62 Terrell Wade R
  • 63 Rusty Greer R
  • 64 Juan Guzman R
  • 65 Fred McGriff R
  • 66 Tino Martinez R
  • 67 Ray Lankford R
  • 68 Juan Gonzalez G
  • 69 Ron Gant R
  • 70 Jack McDowell R
  • 71 Tony Gwynn B
  • 72 Joe Carter B
  • 73 Wilson Alvarez R
  • 74 Jason Giambi R
  • 75 Brian Hunter R
  • 76 Michael Tucker R
  • 77 Andy Benes R
  • 78 Brady Anderson B
  • 79 Ramon Martinez R
  • 80 Troy Percival B
  • 81 Alex Rodriguez G
  • 82 Jim Thome B
  • 83 Denny Neagle R
  • 84 Rafael Palmeiro B
  • 85 Jose Valentin R
  • 86 Marc Newfield R
  • 87 Mariano Rivera B
  • 88 Alan Benes R
  • 89 Jimmy Key R
  • 90 Joe Randa R
  • 91 Cal Ripken, Jr. G
  • 92 Craig Biggio R
  • 93 Dean Palmer R
  • 94 Gary Sheffield B
  • 95 Ismael Valdes R
  • 96 John Valentin R
  • 97 Johnny Damon R
  • 98 Mo Vaughn G
  • 99 Paul Sorrento R
  • 100 Randy Johnson B
  • 101 Raul Mondesi B
  • 102 Roberto Alomar B
  • 103 Royce Clayton R
  • 104 Mark Grudzielanek R
  • 105 Wally Joyner R
  • 106 Wil Cordero R
  • 107 Will Clark B
  • 108 Chuck Knoblauch B
  • 109 Derek Bell R
  • 110 Henry Rodriguez R
  • 111 Edgar Renteria R
  • 112 Travis Fryman R
  • 113 Eric Young R
  • 114 Sandy Alomar R
  • 115 Darin Erstad B
  • 116 Barry Larkin B
  • 117 Barry Bonds B
  • 118 Frank Thomas G
  • 119 Carlos Delgado R
  • 120 Jason Kendall R
  • 121 Todd Hollandsworth R
  • 122 Jim Edmonds R
  • 123 Chipper Jones G
  • 124 Jeff Fassero R
  • 125 Deion Sanders B
  • 126 Matt Lawton R
  • 127 Ryan Klesko R
  • 128 Mike Mussina R
  • 129 Paul Molitor B
  • 130 Dante Bichette R
  • 131 Bill Pulsipher R
  • 132 Todd Hundley B
  • 133 J.T. Snow R
  • 134 Chuck Finley R
  • 135 Shawn Green R
  • 136 Charles Nagy R
  • 137 Willie Greene R
  • 138 Marty Cordova R
  • 139 Eddie Murray R
  • 140 Ryne Sandberg R
  • 141 Alex Fernandez R
  • 142 Mark McGwire G
  • 143 Eric Davis R
  • 144 Jermaine Dye R
  • 145 Ruben Sierra R
  • 146 Damon Buford R
  • 147 John Smoltz B
  • 148 Alex Ochoa R
  • 149 Moises Alou R
  • 150 Rico Brogna R
  • 151 Terry Steinbach R
  • 152 Jeff King R
  • 153 Carlos Garcia R
  • 154 Tom Glavine R
  • 155 Edgar Martinez B
  • 156 Kevin Elster R
  • 157 Darryl Hamilton R
  • 158 Jason Dickson R
  • 159 Kevin Orie R
  • 160 Bubba Trammell R
  • 161 Jose Guillen B
  • 162 Brant Brown R
  • 163 Wendell Magee, Jr. R
  • 164 Scott Spiezio R
  • 165 Todd Walker B
  • 166 Rod Myers R
  • 167 Damon Mashore R
  • 168 Wilton Guerrero B
  • 169 Vladimir Guerrero G
  • 170 Nomar Garciaparra B
  • 171 Shannon Stewart R
  • 172 Scott Rolen R
  • 173 Bob Abreu R
  • 174 Danny Patterson R
  • 175 Andruw Jones G
  • 176 Brian Giles R
  • 177 Dmitri Young R
  • 178 Cal Ripken, Jr. G
  • 179 Chuck Knoblauch B
  • 180 Alex Rodriguez G
  • 181 Andres Galarraga R
  • 182 Pedro Martinez R
  • 183 Brady Anderson R
  • 184 Barry Bonds B
  • 185 Ivan Rodriguez B
  • 186 Gary Sheffield B
  • 187 Denny Neagle B
  • 188 Mark McGwire B
  • 189 Ellis Burks R
  • 190 Alex Rodriguez G
  • 191 Mike Piazza G
  • 192 Barry Bonds B
  • 193 Albert Belle G
  • 194 Chipper Jones G
  • 195 Juan Gonzalez G
  • 196 Brady Anderson B
  • 197 Frank Thomas G
  • 198 Vladimir Guerrero R
  • 199 Todd Walker R
  • 200 Scott Rolen R

Press Plates

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These "cards" are the authentic aluminum plates used to transfer ink to cardboard for each individual 1997 New Pinnacle card. Each plate displays an authentication seal on the back and is autographed by Pinnacle Chairman and CEO, Jerry Meyer.

Unlike similar inserts that would come along in later years, each card has eight press plates for each of the four colors (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black) used in printing the front AND the back sides. All cards from both the 200-card base set AND the three insert sets were inserted into packs. There were a grand total of 2224 Press Plates inserted into packs.

As part of a promotion, a collector who put together all four press plates of the same card front or back and returned them to Pinnacle by August 22nd, 1997 would receive a "bounty" of $35,000. A sliding reward scale was imposed with a $30,000 bounty for plates received by August 29th; $25,000 for those received by September 5th; and $20,000 for those received after September 5th but before December 31st, 1997. It is unknown if anyone managed to cash-in on a bounty.

Inserts

Spellbound

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This 50-card set features the player superimposed over one of the letters of the player's name and printed on etched-foil cards. The completed set for each star player spells both the player's name and the word "Spellbound." The player's names are all spelled out individually per card. After each card number the letter signified on the card is noted.

  • AB1 Albert Belle B
  • AB2 Albert Belle E
  • AB3 Albert Belle L
  • AB4 Albert Belle L
  • AB5 Albert Belle E
  • AJ1 Andruw Jones A
  • AJ2 Andruw Jones N
  • AJ3 Andruw Jones D
  • AJ4 Andruw Jones R
  • AJ5 Andruw Jones U
  • AJ6 Andruw Jones W
  • AR1 Alex Rodriguez A
  • AR2 Alex Rodriguez L
  • AR3 Alex Rodriguez E
  • AR4 Alex Rodriguez X
  • CJ1 Chipper Jones C
  • CJ2 Chipper Jones H
  • CJ3 Chipper Jones I
  • CJ4 Chipper Jones P
  • CJ5 Chipper Jones P
  • CJ6 Chipper Jones E
  • CJ7 Chipper Jones R
  • CR1 Cal Ripken, Jr. R
  • CR2 Cal Ripken, Jr. I
  • CR3 Cal Ripken, Jr. P
  • CR4 Cal Ripken, Jr. K
  • CR5 Cal Ripken, Jr. E
  • CR6 Cal Ripken, Jr. N
  • FT1 Frank Thomas F
  • FT2 Frank Thomas R
  • FT3 Frank Thomas A
  • FT4 Frank Thomas N
  • FT5 Frank Thomas K
  • IR1 Ivan Rodriguez P
  • IR2 Ivan Rodriguez U
  • IR3 Ivan Rodriguez D
  • IR4 Ivan Rodriguez G
  • IR5 Ivan Rodriguez E
  • KG1 Ken Griffey, Jr. J
  • KG2 Ken Griffey, Jr. U
  • KG3 Ken Griffey, Jr. N
  • KG4 Ken Griffey, Jr. I
  • KG5 Ken Griffey, Jr. O
  • KG6 Ken Griffey, Jr. R
  • MP1 Mike Piazza P
  • MP2 Mike Piazza I
  • MP3 Mike Piazza A
  • MP4 Mike Piazza Z
  • MP5 Mike Piazza Z
  • MP6 Mike Piazza A

Keeping The Pace

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This 18-card set is printed on dot matrix holographic foil.

  • 1 Juan Gonzalez
  • 2 Greg Maddux
  • 3 Ivan Rodriguez
  • 4 Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 5 Alex Rodriguez
  • 6 Barry Bonds
  • 7 Frank Thomas
  • 8 Chuck Knoblauch
  • 9 Derek Jeter
  • 10 Roger Clemens
  • 11 Kenny Lofton
  • 12 Tony Gwynn
  • 13 Troy Percival
  • 14 Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • 15 Andy Pettitte
  • 16 Hideo Nomo
  • 17 Randy Johnson
  • 18 Mike Piazza

Interleague Encounter

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This 10-card set features a double-front design with a top AL star player on one side with a top NL mega-star on the filpside and the date of the first interleague match-up of the two teams.

  • 1 Albert Belle / Brian Jordan
  • 2 Andruw Jones / Brady Anderson
  • 3 Ken Griffey, Jr. / Tony Gwynn
  • 4 Cal Ripken / Chipper Jones
  • 5 Mike Piazza / Ivan Rodriguez
  • 6 Derek Jeter / Vladimir Guerrero
  • 7 Greg Maddux / Mo Vaughn
  • 8 Alex Rodriguez / Hideo Nomo
  • 9 Juan Gonzalez / Barry Bonds
  • 10 Frank Thomas / Jeff Bagwell