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1999 Topps Gallery

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Description

1999 Topps Gallery is a 150-card set; the last 50 cards are short-printed. Rookies include Pat Burrell and Alfonso Soriano.

Distribution

Hobby: 24 packs per box, six cards per pack (MSRP: $3).

Reviews

Gallery of Heroes Insert Review: [1]

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Hobby Odds
Base 150 - ?
short set 100 - ?
SPs 50 - one-per-pack
Player's Private Issue 150 250
Printing Plates 150 four for each 1:985
Awards Gallery 10 - 1:12
Gallery of Heroes 10 - 1:24
Heritage 20 - 1:12
Heritage Proofs 20 - 1:48
Exhibitions 20 - 1:48
Autographs 3 - 1:209

Checklist

Promos

PP1Scott Rolen
PP3Brad Fullmer
PP2Andres Galarraga

Base Set

1Mark McGwire
2Jim Thome
3Bernie Williams
4Larry Walker
5Juan Gonzalez
6Ken Griffey, Jr.
7Raul Mondesi
8Sammy Sosa
9Greg Maddux
10Jeff Bagwell
11Vladimir Guerrero
12Scott Rolen
13Nomar Garciaparra
14Mike Piazza
15Travis Lee
16Carlos Delgado
17Darin Erstad
18Dave Justice
19Cal Ripken, Jr.
20Derek Jeter
21Tony Clark
22Barry Larkin
23Greg Vaughn
24Jeff Kent
25Wade Boggs
26Andres Galarraga
27Ken Caminiti
28Jason Kendall
29Todd Helton
30Chuck Knoblauch
31Roger Clemens
32Jeromy Burnitz
33Javy Lopez
34Roberto Alomar
35Eric Karros
36Ben Grieve
37Eric Davis
38Rondell White
39Dmitri Young
40Ivan Rodriguez
41Paul O'Neill
42Jeff Cirillo
43Kerry Wood
44Albert Belle
45Frank Thomas
46Manny Ramirez
47Tom Glavine
48Mo Vaughn
49Jose Cruz
50Sandy Alomar
51Edgar Martinez
52John Olerud
53Todd Walker
54Tim Salmon
55Derek Bell
56Matt Williams
57Alex Rodriguez
58Rusty Greer
59Vinny Castilla
60Jason Giambi
61Mark Grace
62Jose Canseco
63Gary Sheffield
64Brad Fullmer
65Trevor Hoffman
66Mark Kotsay
67Mike Mussina
68Johnny Damon
69Tino Martinez
70Curt Schilling
71Jay Buhner
72Kenny Lofton
73Randy Johnson
74Kevin Brown
75Brian Jordan
76Craig Biggio
77Barry Bonds
78Tony Gwynn
79Jim Edmonds
80Shawn Green
81Todd Hundley
82Cliff Floyd
83Jose Guillen
84Dante Bichette
85Moises Alou
86Chipper Jones
87Ray Lankford
88Fred McGriff
89Rod Beck
90Dean Palmer
91Pedro Martinez
92Andruw Jones
93Robin Ventura
94Ugueth Urbina
95Orlando Hernandez
96Sean Casey
97Denny Neagle
98Troy Glaus
99John Smoltz
100Al Leiter

SPs

The last 50 cards in the base set are short-printed and seeded at the rate of one-per-pack. The 50 cards are are three subsets:

  • Masters (cards #101-#115)
  • Artisans (cards #116-#127)
  • Apprentices (cards #128-#150)
101Ken Griffey, Jr.
102Frank Thomas
103Mark McGwire
104Sammy Sosa
105Chipper Jones
106Alex Rodriguez
107Nomar Garciaparra
108Juan Gonzalez
109Derek Jeter
110Mike Piazza
111Barry Bonds
112Tony Gwynn
113Cal Ripken, Jr.
114Greg Maddux
115Roger Clemens
116Brad Fullmer
117Kerry Wood
118Ben Grieve
119Todd Helton
120Kevin Millwood
121Sean Casey
122Vladimir Guerrero
123Travis Lee
124Troy Glaus
125Bartolo Colon
126Andruw JonesART
127Scott Rolen
128Alfonso SorianoRC
129Nick JohnsonRC
130Matt BelisleRC
131Jorge TocaRC
132Masao Kida
133Carlos PenaRC
134Adrian Beltre
135Eric Chavez
136Carlos Beltran
137Alex Gonzalez
138Ryan Anderson
139Ruben Mateo
140Bruce Chen
141Pat Burrell
142Michael Barrett
143Carlos Lee
144Mark MulderRC
145Choo FreemanRC
146Gabe Kapler
147Juan Encarnacion
148Jeremy Giambi
149Jason Tyner
150George Lombard

Parallels

All 150 base cards area available in the following parallels.

  • Player's Private Issue (serial-numbered to 250 copies)
  • Printing Plates (set of four for each card)

Inserts

Awards Gallery

AG1Kerry Wood
AG2Ben Grieve
AG3Roger Clemens
AG4Tom Glavine
AG5Juan Gonzalez
AG6Sammy Sosa
AG7Ken Griffey, Jr.
AG8Mark McGwire
AG9Bernie Williams
AG10Larry Walker

Gallery of Heroes

GH1Mark McGwire
GH2Sammy Sosa
GH3Ken Griffey, Jr.
GH4Mike Piazza
GH5Derek Jeter
GH6Nomar Garciaparra
GH7Kerry Wood
GH8Ben Grieve
GH9Chipper Jones
GH10Alex Rodriguez

Heritage

This 20-card set is done in the style of the 1953 Topps set and features the artwork of James Fiorentino. At the time of the product's release, collectors responded well to the 1953-style and would set the stage for the retro-themed products like Topps Heritage that would drive The Hobby in the early 2000s.

Hank Aaron, who did not appear in the 53 Topps set, has a "Card That Never Was" in this set.

A Heritage Proof parallel printed on foil-fronted polystyrene cardstock is also available.

TH1Hank Aaron
TH2Ben Grieve
TH3Nomar Garciaparra
TH4Roger Clemens
TH5Travis Lee
TH6Tony Gwynn
TH7Alex Rodriguez
TH8Ken Griffey, Jr.
TH9Derek Jeter
TH10Sammy Sosa
TH11Scott Rolen
TH12Chipper Jones
TH13Cal Ripken, Jr.
TH14Kerry Wood
TH15Barry Bonds
TH16Juan Gonzalez
TH17Mike Piazza
TH18Greg Maddux
TH19Frank Thomas
TH20Mark McGwire

Postcards

Heritage Postcards is a seven-card over-sized partial-parallel of the Heritage insert set.

1Mark McGwire
2Sammy Sosa
3Roger Clemens
4Mike Piazza
5Cal Ripken, Jr.
6Derek Jeter
7Ken Griffey, Jr.

Auction Points

For the second straight year Topps ran an Auction Points promotion within the Gallery brand. The original artwork for each of the 20 1999 Topps Gallery Heritage insert cards, plus the four different colored printing plates (Black, Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow) used to produce the Heritage cards, attractively framed together, were the prizes.

Collectors were encouraged to accumulate as many points as possible utilizing seven different points cards - all of which were randomly seeded into packs as follows:

  • 25, 50, or 75 points: one-per-pack
  • 100 points: 1:12/packs
  • 1000 points: 1:240/packs
  • 5000 points: 1:640/packs
  • Double Points: 1:640/packs

Once a collector had accumulated as many points as possible, he or she had to then decide upon which of the pieces of Heritage artwork to vie for. All point cards had to be sent in to Topps by October 15th, 1999. As the deadline neared, it was typical to see transactions for tens of thousands of points trading hands in bulk lots for 1/10th or 1/20th of a penny per point.

The backs of each Auction Point card have one of six set checklists.

Exhibitions

E1Sammy Sosa
E2Mark McGwire
E3Greg Maddux
E4Roger Clemens
E5Ben Grieve
E6Kerry Wood
E7Ken Griffey, Jr.
E8Tony Gwynn
E9Cal Ripken, Jr.
E10Frank Thomas
E11Jeff Bagwell
E12Derek Jeter
E13Alex Rodriguez
E14Nomar Garciaparra
E15Manny Ramirez
E16Vladimir Guerrero
E17Darin Erstad
E18Scott Rolen
E19Mike Piazza
E20Andres Galarraga

Autographs

GA1Troy Glaus
GA2Adrian Beltre
GA3Eric Chavez