1997 Pinnacle Mint

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Description

1997 Pinnacle Mint is a 30 card and 30 coin set that was Pinnacle Brands' attempt to combine card collecting with numismatics -- but failing to appeal to either. Each base card has a die-cut hole where the player's corresponding coin was meant to fit.

Distribution

Three cards plus two coins per pack (MSRP: $3.99).

Reviews

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Odds
Base 30 - 2:1
Bronze 30 - 1:1
Silver 30 - 1:15
Gold 30 - 1:48
Brass Coins 30 - 2:1
Nickel-Silver Coins 30 - 1:20
24K Gold-Plated Brass Coins 30 - 1:48
Solid Silver Coins 30 20 1:2300
Solid Gold Coin Redemptions 30 one-of-one 1:47,200

Checklist

Promos

Ryan Klesko's base card, Bronze parallel, and Brass Coin were issued by Pinnacle as promos. Both cards have the word "SAMPLE" printed diagonally on each side, however there is no special marking on the promo coin.

Base Set

NOTE: Each base card is die-cut.

1 Ken Griffey, Jr.

2 Frank Thomas

3 Alex Rodriguez

4 Cal Ripken, Jr.

5 Mo Vaughn

6 Juan Gonzalez

7 Mike Piazza

8 Albert Belle

9 Chipper Jones

10 Andruw Jones

11 Greg Maddux

12 Hideo Nomo

13 Jeff Bagwell

14 Manny Ramirez

15 Mark McGwire

16 Derek Jeter

17 Sammy Sosa

18 Barry Bonds

19 Chuck Knoblauch

20 Dante Bichette

21 Tony Gwynn

22 Ken Caminiti

23 Gary Sheffield

24 Tim Salmon

25 Ivan Rodriguez

26 Henry Rodriguez

27 Barry Larkin

28 Ryan Klesko

29 Brian Jordan

30 Jay Buhner


Parallels

All 30 base cards are available in the following parallels.

  • Bronze
  • Silver
  • Gold

On each parallel, the die-cut hole is replaced with a foil-stamped team logo.

Coins

Each pack came with two coins and the checklist is identical to that of the cards. Each coin is available in the following metals.

  • Brass
  • Nickel-Silver
  • 24K Gold Plated Brass
  • Solid Silver (limited to 20 coins)
  • Solid Gold (one-of-one)

The Solid Gold coins packed out as exchange cards.

Two versions of the Manny Ramirez Brass coin were distributed - an erroneous version with the words "FINE SILVER" on the back, and a corrected version. The "fine silver" version appears to be about four times tougher to find than the corrected.

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