1998 Score

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Description

1998 Score is a 270-card set that was distributed exclusively to retail outlets, twice, with a suggested retail price of $.99.

The original 1998 Score Baseball set was released in December, 1997. Four months later, Pinnacle Brands re-released '98 Score under the "Score: All-Star Edition" banner. The base cards in All-Star Edition packs are identical to the cards in '98 Score packs -- the only difference is the new inserts.

Distribution

Score: 36 packs per box, ten cards per pack (MSRP: $0.99)

All-Star Edition: 36 packs per box, ten cards per pack (MSRP: $0.99)

Retail box: 6 packs, 10 cards per pack

Reviews

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Score Odds All-Star Edition Odds
Base 270 - ? ?
Showcase Series 160 - 1:7 1:7
Showcase Series Artist's Proof 160 - 1:35 1:35
All-Score Team 20 - 1:35 N/A
Complete Players 30 - 1:23 N/A
Epix 24 - 1:61 N/A
First Pitch 20 - N/A 1:11
New Season 15 - N/A 1:23
Loaded Lineup 10 - N/A 1:45

Checklist

Promos

These six cards were distributed to dealers to preview the upcoming 1998 Score baseball release. These samples are parallel to the basic issue cards except for the large, black "SAMPLE" text running diagonally across the back of the card and the lack of any 1997 statistics (all replaced by 000's).

10 Alex Rodriguez

24 Mike Piazza

34 Ken Griffey, Jr.

43 Cal Ripken, Jr.

51 Chipper Jones

60 Carlos Delgado


Base Set

1 Andruw Jones

2 Dan Wilson

3 Hideo Nomo

4 Chuck Carr

5 Barry Bonds

6 Jack McDowell

7 Albert Belle

8 Francisco Cordova

9 Greg Maddux

10 Alex Rodriguez

11 Steve Avery

12 Chuck McElroy

13 Larry Walker

14 Hideki Irabu

15 Roberto Alomar

16 Neifi Perez

17 Jim Thome

18 Rickey Henderson

19 Andres Galarraga

20 Jeff Fassero

21 Kevin Young

22 Derek Jeter

23 Andy Benes

24 Mike Piazza

25 Todd Stottlemyre

26 Michael Tucker

27 Denny Neagle

28 Javy Lopez

29 Aaron Sele

30 Ryan Klesko

31 Dennis Eckersley

32 Quinton McCracken

33 Brian Anderson

34 Ken Griffey, Jr.

35 Shawn Estes

36 Tim Wakefield

37 Jimmy Key

38 Jeff Bagwell

39 Edgardo Alfonzo

40 Mike Cameron

41 Mark McGwire

42 Tino Martinez

43 Cal Ripken, Jr.

44 Curtis Goodwin

45 Bobby Ayala

46 Sandy Alomar

47 Bobby Jones

48 Omar Vizquel

49 Roger Clemens

50 Tony Gwynn

51 Chipper Jones

52 Ron Coomer

53 Dmitri Young

54 Brian Giles

55 Steve Finley

56 David Cone

57 Andy Pettitte

58 Wilton Guerrero

59 Deion Sanders

60 Carlos Delgado

61 Jason Giambi

62 Ozzie Guillen

63 Jay Bell

64 Barry Larkin

65 Sammy Sosa

66 Bernie Williams

67 Terry Steinbach

68 Scott Rolen

69 Melvin Nieves

70 Craig Biggio

71 Todd Greene

72 Greg Gagne

73 Shigetoshi Hasegawa

74 Mark McLemore

75 Darren Bragg

76 Brett Butler

77 Ron Gant

78 Mike DiFelice RC

79 Charles Nagy

80 Scott Hatteberg

81 Brady Anderson

82 Jay Buhner

83 Todd Hollandsworth

84 Geronimo Berroa

85 Jeff Suppan

86 Pedro Martinez

87 Roger Cedeno

88 Ivan Rodriguez

89 Jaime Navarro

90 Chris Hoiles

91 Nomar Garciaparra

92 Rafael Palmeiro

93 Darin Erstad

94 Kenny Lofton

95 Mike Timlin

96 Chris Clemons

97 Vinny Castilla

98 Charlie Hayes

99 Lyle Mouton

100 Jason Dickson

101 Justin Thompson

102 Pat Kelly

103 Chan Ho Park

104 Ray Lankford

105 Frank Thomas

106 Jermaine Allensworth

107 Doug Drabek

108 Todd Hundley

109 Carl Everett

110 Edgar Martinez

111 Robin Ventura

112 John Wetteland

113 Mariano Rivera

114 Jose Rosado

115 Ken Caminiti

116 Paul O'Neill

117 Tim Salmon

118 Eduardo Perez

119 Mike Jackson

120 John Smoltz

121 Brant Brown

122 John Mabry

123 Chuck Knoblauch

124 Reggie Sanders

125 Ken Hill

126 Mike Mussina

127 Chad Curtis

128 Todd Worrell

129 Chris Widger

130 Damon Mashore

131 Kevin Brown

132 Bip Roberts

133 Tim Naehring

134 Dave Martinez

135 Jeff Blauser

136 Dave Justice

137 Dave Hollins

138 Pat Hentgen

139 Darren Daulton

140 Ramon Martinez

141 Raul Casanova

142 Tom Glavine

143 J.T. Snow

144 Tony Graffanino

145 Randy Johnson

146 Orlando Merced

147 Jeff Juden

148 Darryl Kile

149 Ray Durham

150 Alex Fernandez

151 Joey Cora

152 Royce Clayton

153 Randy Myers

154 Charles Johnson

155 Alan Benes

156 Mike Bordick

157 Heathcliff Slocumb

158 Roger Bailey

159 Reggie Jefferson

160 Ricky Bottalico

161 Scott Erickson

162 Matt Williams

163 Robb Nen

164 Matt Stairs

165 Ismael Valdes

166 Lee Stevens

167 Gary DiSarcina

168 Brad Radke

169 Mike Lansing

170 Armando Benitez

171 Mike James

172 Russ Davis

173 Lance Johnson

174 Joey Hamilton

175 John Valentin

176 David Segui

177 David Wells

178 Delino DeShields

179 Eric Karros

180 Jim Leyritz

181 Raul Mondesi

182 Travis Fryman

183 Todd Zeile

184 Brian Jordan

185 Rey Ordonez

186 Jim Edmonds

187 Terrell Wade

188 Marquis Grissom

189 Chris Snopek

190 Shane Reynolds

191 Jeff Frye

192 Paul Sorrento

193 James Baldwin

194 Brian McRae

195 Fred McGriff

196 Troy Percival

197 Rich Amaral

198 Juan Guzman

199 Cecil Fielder

200 Willie Blair

201 Chili Davis

202 Gary Gaetti

203 B.J. Surhoff

204 Steve Cooke

205 Chuck Finley

206 Jeff Kent

207 Ben McDonald

208 Jeffrey Hammonds

209 Tom Goodwin

210 Billy Ashley

211 Wil Cordero

212 Shawon Dunston

213 Tony Phillips

214 Jamie Moyer

215 John Jaha

216 Troy O'Leary

217 Brad Ausmus

218 Garret Anderson

219 Wilson Alvarez

220 Kent Mercker

221 Wade Boggs

222 Mark Wohlers

223 Kevin Appier

224 Tony Fernandez

225 Ugueth Urbina

226 Gregg Jefferies

227 Mo Vaughn

228 Arthur Rhodes

229 Jorge Fabregas

230 Mark Gardner

231 Shane Mack

232 Jorge Posada

233 Jose Cruz

234 Paul Konerko

235 Derrek Lee

236 Steve Woodard

237 Todd Dunwoody

238 Fernando Tatis

239 Jacob Cruz

240 Pokey Reese

241 Mark Kotsay

242 Matt Morris

243 Antone Williamson

244 Ben Grieve

245 Ryan McGuire

246 Lou Collier

247 Shannon Stewart

248 Brett Tomko

249 Bobby Estalella

250 Livan Hernandez

251 Todd Helton

252 Jaret Wright

253 Darryl Hamilton ILM

254 Stan Javier ILM

255 Glenallen Hill ILM

256 Mark Gardner ILM

257 Cal Ripken, Jr. ILM

258 Mike Mussina ILM

259 Mike Piazza ILM

260 Sammy Sosa ILM

261 Todd Hundley ILM

262 Eric Karros ILM

263 Denny Neagle ILM

264 Jeromy Burnitz ILM

265 Greg Maddux ILM

266 Tony Clark ILM

267 Vladimir Guerrero ILM

268 Cal Ripken, Jr. CL UER

269 Ken Griffey, Jr. CL

270 Mark McGwire CL

NNO Checklist CL AS

NNO Checklist CL


Parallels

Showcase Series

This 160-card set is an all silver-foil partial parallel rendition of the base set. It is also available as a prismatic-foil "Artist's Proof" parallel.

PP1 Andruw Jones

PP2 Dan Wilson

PP3 Hideo Nomo

PP4 Neifi Perez

PP5 Jim Thome

PP6 Jeff Fassero

PP7 Derek Jeter

PP8 Andy Benes

PP9 Michael Tucker

PP10 Ryan Klesko

PP11 Dennis Eckersley

PP12 Jimmy Key

PP13 Edgardo Alfonzo

PP14 Mike Cameron

PP15 Omar Vizquel

PP16 Ron Coomer

PP17 Dmitri Young

PP18 Brian Giles

PP19 Steve Finley

PP20 Andy Pettitte

PP21 Wilton Guerrero

PP22 Deion Sanders

PP23 Carlos Delgado

PP24 Jason Giambi

PP25 David Cone

PP26 Jay Bell

PP27 Sammy Sosa

PP28 Barry Larkin

PP29 Scott Rolen

PP30 Todd Greene

PP31 Bernie Williams

PP32 Brett Butler

PP33 Ron Gant

PP34 Brady Anderson

PP35 Craig Biggio

PP36 Charles Nagy

PP37 Jay Buhner

PP38 Geronimo Berroa

PP39 Jeff Suppan

PP40 Rafael Palmeiro

PP41 Darin Erstad

PP42 Mike Timlin

PP43 Vinny Castilla

PP44 Carl Everett

PP45 Robin Ventura

PP46 John Wetteland

PP47 Paul O'Neill

PP48 Tim Salmon

PP49 Mike Jackson

PP50 John Smoltz

PP51 Brant Brown

PP52 Reggie Sanders

PP53 Ken Hill

PP54 Todd Worrell

PP55 Bip Roberts

PP56 Tim Naehring

PP57 Darren Daulton

PP58 Ramon Martinez

PP59 Raul Casanova

PP60 J.T. Snow

PP61 Jeff Juden

PP62 Royce Clayton

PP63 Charles Johnson

PP64 Alan Benes

PP65 Reggie Jefferson

PP66 Ricky Bottalico

PP67 Scott Erickson

PP68 Matt Williams

PP69 Robb Nen

PP70 Matt Stairs

PP71 Ismael Valdes

PP72 Brad Radke

PP73 Armando Benitez

PP74 Russ Davis

PP75 Lance Johnson

PP76 Joey Hamilton

PP77 John Valentin

PP78 David Segui

PP79 David Wells

PP80 Eric Karros

PP81 Raul Mondesi

PP82 Travis Fryman

PP83 Todd Zeile

PP84 Brian Jordan

PP85 Rey Ordonez

PP86 Jim Edmonds

PP87 Marquis Grissom

PP88 Shane Reynolds

PP89 Paul Sorrento

PP90 Brian McRae

PP91 Fred McGriff

PP92 Troy Percival

PP93 Juan Guzman

PP94 Cecil Fielder

PP95 Chili Davis

PP96 B.J. Surhoff

PP97 Chuck Finley

PP98 Jeff Kent

PP99 Ben McDonald

PP100 Jeffrey Hammonds

PP101 Tom Goodwin

PP102 Wil Cordero

PP103 Tony Phillips

PP104 John Jaha

PP105 Garret Anderson

PP106 Wilson Alvarez

PP107 Wade Boggs

PP108 Mark Wohlers

PP109 Kevin Appier

PP110 Mo Vaughn

PP111 Ray Durham

PP112 Alex Fernandez

PP113 Barry Bonds

PP114 Albert Belle

PP115 Greg Maddux

PP116 Alex Rodriguez

PP117 Larry Walker

PP118 Roberto Alomar

PP119 Andres Galarraga

PP120 Mike Piazza

PP121 Denny Neagle

PP122 Javy Lopez

PP123 Ken Griffey, Jr.

PP124 Shawn Estes

PP125 Jeff Bagwell

PP126 Mark McGwire

PP127 Tino Martinez

PP128 Cal Ripken, Jr.

PP129 Sandy Alomar

PP130 Bobby Jones

PP131 Roger Clemens

PP132 Tony Gwynn

PP133 Chipper Jones

PP134 Orlando Merced

PP135 Todd Stottlemyre

PP136 Delino DeShields

PP137 Pedro Martinez

PP138 Ivan Rodriguez

PP139 Nomar Garciaparra

PP140 Kenny Lofton

PP141 Jason Dickson

PP142 Justin Thompson

PP143 Ray Lankford

PP144 Frank Thomas

PP145 Todd Hundley

PP146 Edgar Martinez

PP147 Mariano Rivera

PP148 Jose Rosado

PP149 Ken Caminiti

PP150 Chuck Knoblauch

PP151 Mike Mussina

PP152 Kevin Brown

PP153 Jeff Blauser

PP154 Dave Justice

PP155 Pat Hentgen

PP156 Tom Glavine

PP157 Randy Johnson

PP158 Darryl Kile

PP159 Joey Cora

PP160 Randy Myers


Inserts

All Score Team

A Gold parallel of this set does exist; however, it is unclear how the Gold cards were distributed.

1 Mike Piazza

2 Ivan Rodriguez

3 Frank Thomas

4 Mark McGwire

5 Ryne Sandberg

6 Roberto Alomar

7 Cal Ripken, Jr.

8 Barry Larkin

9 Paul Molitor

10 Travis Fryman

11 Kirby Puckett

12 Tony Gwynn

13 Ken Griffey, Jr.

14 Juan Gonzalez

15 Barry Bonds

16 Andruw Jones

17 Roger Clemens

18 Randy Johnson

19 Greg Maddux

20 Dennis Eckersley


Complete Players

This 30-card set features three photos of each of the ten listed players with full holographic foil stamping. There was also a Gold parallel of each card made; however, the Gold cards were randomly inserted into Score Team Set packs.

Score later produced another batch of Complete Players for the 1998 Score Rookie/Traded set. The Rookie/Traded Complete Players have a 1998 copyright date, while the Score Complete Players have a 1997 copyright.

1A Ken Griffey, Jr.

1B Ken Griffey, Jr.

1C Ken Griffey, Jr.

2A Mark McGwire

2B Mark McGwire

2C Mark McGwire

3A Derek Jeter

3B Derek Jeter

3C Derek Jeter

4A Cal Ripken, Jr.

4B Cal Ripken, Jr.

4C Cal Ripken, Jr.

5A Mike Piazza

5B Mike Piazza

5C Mike Piazza

6A Darin Erstad

6B Darin Erstad

6C Darin Erstad

7A Frank Thomas

7B Frank Thomas

7C Frank Thomas

8A Andruw Jones

8B Andruw Jones

8C Andruw Jones

9A Nomar Garciaparra

9B Nomar Garciaparra

9C Nomar Garciaparra

10A Manny Ramirez

10B Manny Ramirez

10C Manny Ramirez


Epix

Randomly inserted in Score packs at the rate of one in 61, this 24-card set features color photos of top players' most memorable games, plays, seasons and moments on Dot Matrix Hologram cards. Orange, Purple, and Emerald versions of this set were also produced. Printing-plate parallels, four (cyan, magenta, yellow, black) plates for each card also exist.

Additional cards were seeded into 1998 Pinnacle and Zenith packs in a cross-brand promotion.

Please see 1998 Pinnacle Epix for a complete checklist.

First Pitch

This set is exclusive to All-Star Edition packs.

1 Ken Griffey, Jr.

2 Frank Thomas

3 Alex Rodriguez

4 Cal Ripken, Jr.

5 Chipper Jones

6 Juan Gonzalez

7 Derek Jeter

8 Mike Piazza

9 Andruw Jones

10 Nomar Garciaparra

11 Barry Bonds

12 Jeff Bagwell

13 Scott Rolen

14 Hideo Nomo

15 Roger Clemens

16 Mark McGwire

17 Greg Maddux

18 Albert Belle

19 Ivan Rodriguez

20 Mo Vaughn


Loaded Lineup

This set is exclusive to All-Star Edition packs.

LL1 Chuck Knoblauch

LL2 Tony Gwynn

LL3 Frank Thomas

LL4 Ken Griffey, Jr.

LL5 Mike Piazza

LL6 Barry Bonds

LL7 Cal Ripken, Jr.

LL8 Paul Molitor

LL9 Nomar Garciaparra

LL10 Greg Maddux


New Season

This set is exclusive to All-Star Edition packs.

NS1 Kenny Lofton

NS2 Nomar Garciaparra

NS3 Todd Helton

NS4 Miguel Tejada

NS5 Jaret Wright

NS6 Alex Rodriguez

NS7 Vladimir Guerrero

NS8 Ken Griffey, Jr.

NS9 Ben Grieve

NS10 Travis Lee

NS11 Jose Cruz, Jr.

NS12 Paul Konerko

NS13 Frank Thomas

NS14 Chipper Jones

NS15 Cal Ripken, Jr.


Autographs & Game-Used

Gold All-Score Team Autograph

This special autographed card was created as a prize for Pinnacle's 1998 "Score with Score" hobby shop promotion. Dealers that ordered 1998 Score Baseball direct from Pinnacle or through one of their distributors were automatically entered into Pinnacle's hobby shop locator program. In December of 1997, all eligible shops were mailed a "Score with Score" contest ballot box and collector entry forms. Over the next several months, store customers could then fill out and submit forms. In the Spring of 1998, 600 lucky collectors were randomly selected winners. 100 people won actual Interleague game-used baseballs and 500 people won this special Andruw Jones autographed All-Score Team Gold card. The card is easy to differentiate from the more common All-Score Team inserts by it's bold gold (rather than silver) foil front and Jones' black ink signature.

16 Andruw Jones /500