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1997 Pinnacle Mint
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.
Three cards plus two coins per pack (MSRP: $3.99).
|Cards||Total Cards||Numbered To||Odds|
|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|
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.
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
All 30 base cards are available in the following parallels.
On each parallel, the die-cut hole is replaced with a foil-stamped team logo. Gold cards are printed using Dufex technology.
Each pack came with two coins and the checklist is identical to that of the cards. Each coin is available in the following metals.
- 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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