1999 Fleer Mystique

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Description

1999 Fleer Mystique is a 160-card set released exclusively to Hobby outlets in August 1999. Each four-card pack included one card covered in a blue, opaque, sticker which had to be peeled off to reveal what it was (hence the name "Mystique"). Peel off cards were either short printed super stars from the basic set (#1-#100), a serial-numbered Prospect (#101-#150) or Super Star card (#151-#160) or an insert card. For obvious reasons, the Fresh Ink autographs and Feel the Game game-used cards are not covered.

Mystique is notable for it was the first baseball card set that combined an ample number of "true" rookie cards with the scarcity (by late-90s standards) serial-numbering. While other products of the era had short-printed base cards, many of these sets did not have SPed rookies -- or if they did, the "rookies" were often cards of players whose "true" RC was in a previous year's release. The concept of base sets with serial-numbered RCs would be a feature part of most early 2000s card sets.

Pat Burrell's 99 Mystique card, in particular, was one of the hotter rookie cards of the era as, although he had 25 "true" Rookie Cards issued in 1999, the Fleer Mystique was the only one that was serial-numbered.

Distribution

24 packs per box, three cards plus one "covered" card per pack (MSRP: $4.99). Hobby only.

Reviews

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Odds
Base 160 - 4:1
short set 75 - 3:1
Short Prints 25 - *
Prospects 50 2999 *
Superstars 10 2500 *
Gold 100 - 1:8
Masterpiece 160 one-of-one ?
Prophetic 10 1999 *
Destiny 10 999 *
Established 10 100 *
Fresh Ink 26 varies 1:48
Feel the Game 7 varies ?

* One "covered" card per pack.

Checklist

Promo

A promo card featuring J.D. Drew was distributed to dealers and hobby media several weeks prior to the product's release. This Drew card is easily identified by the text "PROMOTIONAL SAMPLE" running diagonally across the front and back of the card.

P113 J.D. Drew

Base Set

1 Ken Griffey, Jr. SP

2 Livan Hernandez

3 Jeff Kent

4 Brian Jordan

5 Kevin Young

6 Vinny Castilla

7 Orlando Hernandez SP

8 Bob Abreu

9 Vladimir Guerrero SP

10 Chuck Knoblauch

11 Nomar Garciaparra SP

12 Jeff Bagwell

13 Todd Walker

14 Johnny Damon

15 Mike Caruso

16 Cliff Floyd

17 Andy Pettitte

18 Cal Ripken, Jr. SP

19 Brian Giles

20 Robin Ventura

21 Alex Gonzalez

22 Randy Johnson

23 Raul Mondesi

24 Ken Caminiti

25 Tom Glavine

26 Derek Jeter SP

27 Carlos Delgado

28 Adrian Beltre

29 Tino Martinez

30 Todd Helton

31 Juan Gonzalez SP

32 Henry Rodriguez

33 Jim Thome

34 Paul O'Neill

35 Scott Rolen SP

36 Rafael Palmeiro

37 Will Clark

38 Todd Hundley

39 Andruw Jones SP

40 Rolando Arrojo

41 Barry Larkin

42 Tim Salmon

43 Rondell White

44 Curt Schilling

45 Chipper Jones SP

46 Jeromy Burnitz

47 Mo Vaughn

48 Tony Clark

49 Fernando Tatis

50 Dmitri Young

51 Wade Boggs

52 Rickey Henderson

53 Manny Ramirez SP

54 Edgar Martinez

55 Jason Giambi

56 Jason Kendall

57 Eric Karros

58 Jose Canseco SP

59 Shawn Green

60 Ellis Burks

61 Derek Bell

62 Shannon Stewart

63 Roger Clemens SP

64 Sean Casey SP

65 Jose Offerman

66 Sammy Sosa SP

67 Frank Thomas SP

68 Tony Gwynn SP

69 Roberto Alomar

70 Mark McGwire SP

71 Troy Glaus

72 Ray Durham

73 Jeff Cirillo

74 Alex Rodriguez SP

75 Jose Cruz, Jr.

76 Juan Encarnacion

77 Mark Grace

78 Barry Bonds SP

79 Ivan Rodriguez SP

80 Greg Vaughn

81 Greg Maddux SP

82 Albert Belle

83 John Olerud

84 Kenny Lofton

85 Bernie Williams

86 Matt Williams

87 Ray Lankford

88 Darin Erstad

89 Ben Grieve

90 Craig Biggio

91 Dean Palmer

92 Reggie Sanders

93 Dante Bichette

94 Pedro Martinez SP

95 Larry Walker

96 David Wells

97 Travis Lee SP

98 Mike Piazza SP

99 Mike Mussina

100 Kevin Brown


Prospects

Each Prospect is serial-numbered to 2999 copies.

101 Ruben Mateo

102 Roberto Ramirez RC

103 Glen Barker RC

104 Clay Bellinger RC

105 Carlos Guillen

106 Scott Schoeneweis

107 Creighton Gubanich RC

108 Scott Williamson

109 Edwards Guzman RC

110 A.J. Burnett RC

111 Jeremy Giambi

112 Trot Nixon

113 J.D. Drew

114 Roy Halladay

115 Jose Macias RC

116 Corey Koskie

117 Ryan Rupe RC

118 Scott Hunter RC

119 Robert Fick

120 McKay Christensen

121 Carlos Febles

122 Gabe Kapler

123 Jeff Liefer

124 Warren Morris

125 Chris Pritchett

126 Torii Hunter

127 Armando Rios

128 Ricky Ledee

129 Kelly Dransfeldt RC

130 Jeff Zimmerman RC

131 Eric Chavez

132 Freddy Garcia RC

133 Jose Jimenez

134 Pat Burrell RC

135 Joe McEwing RC

136 Kris Benson

137 Joe Mays RC

138 Rafael Roque RC

139 Cristian Guzman

140 Michael Barrett

141 Doug Mientkiewicz RC

142 Jeff Weaver RC

143 Mike Lowell

144 Jason Phillips RC

145 Marlon Anderson

146 Brett Hinchliffe RC

147 Matt Clement

148 Terrence Long

149 Carlos Beltran

150 Preston Wilson


Super Stars

Each Super Star is serial-numbered to 2500 copies.

151 Ken Griffey, Jr. STAR

152 Mark McGwire STAR

153 Sammy Sosa STAR

154 Mike Piazza STAR

155 Alex Rodriguez STAR

156 Nomar Garciaparra STAR

157 Cal Ripken, Jr. STAR

158 Greg Maddux STAR

159 Derek Jeter STAR

160 Juan Gonzalez STAR


Parallels

Each of the 160 cards is available as a one-of-one Masterpiece parallel.

Gold

An unannounced partial-parallel, each of the first 100 base card is available as a Gold card. The Gold cards were not covered, and collectors can expect to find three in a 24-pack box.

Inserts

Prophetic

Each Prophetic insert is serial-numbered to 1999 copies.

1 P Eric Chavez

2 P J.D. Drew

3 P A.J. Burnett

4 P Ben Grieve

5 P Gabe Kapler

6 P Todd Helton

7 P Troy Glaus

8 P Travis Lee

9 P Pat Burrell

10 P Kerry Wood


Destiny

Each Destiny insert is serial-numbered to 999 copies.

1 D Tony Gwynn

2 D Juan Gonzalez

3 D Scott Rolen

4 D Nomar Garciaparra

5 D Orlando Hernandez

6 D Andruw Jones

7 D Vladimir Guerrero

8 D Darin Erstad

9 D Manny Ramirez

10 D Roger Clemens


Established

Each Established insert is serial-numbered to 100 copies.

1 E Ken Griffey, Jr.

2 E Derek Jeter

3 E Chipper Jones

4 E Greg Maddux

5 E Mark McGwire

6 E Mike Piazza

7 E Cal Ripken, Jr.

8 E Alex Rodriguez

9 E Sammy Sosa

10 E Frank Thomas


Autographs & Game-Used

Fresh Ink

Each Fresh Ink features an on-card autograph and is hand-numbered to the production figures below.

1 Roberto Alomar 500

2 Michael Barrett 1000

3 Kris Benson 500

4 Micah Bowie 1000

5 A.J. Burnett 1000

6 Pat Burrell 500

7 Ken Caminiti 250

8 Jose Canseco 250

9 Sean Casey 1000

10 Edgard Clemente 1000

11 Bartolo Colon 500

12 J.D. Drew 400

13 Juan Encarnacion 1000

14 Troy Glaus 400

15 Juan Gonzalez 250

16 Shawn Green 250

17 Tony Gwynn 250

18 Chipper Jones 500

19 Gabe Kapler 750

20 Barry Larkin 250

21 Doug Mientkiewicz 500

22 Alex Rodriguez 200

23 Scott Rolen 140

24 Fernando Tatis 750

25 Robin Ventura 500

26 Todd Walker 1000


Feel the Game

Each Feel the Game card features a piece of game-used equipment and is hand-numbered to the production figures below

1 Adrian Beltre SHOE 430

2 J.D. Drew JSY 450

3 Juan Gonzalez BTG GLOVE 415

4 Tony Gwynn JSY 435

5 Kevin Millwood JSY 435

6 Alex Rodriguez BTG GLOVE 345

7 Frank Thomas JSY 450


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