1997 Totally Certified

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Totally Certified is a 150-card parallel brand of the 1997 Pinnacle Certified set that was Pinnacle's high-end product for the year. The checklist is identical to its Pinnacle Certified base brand (minus Jose Cruz, Jr.) but the design differs: Each card featured the same basic design but a new photograph and was printed on etched-foil. Just like its base brand, each card also featured a removable protective "peel".

Totally Certified was available exclusively in Hobby stores. Each three-card pack contained two Platinum Red cards (each serial-numbered to 3999) and one Platinum Blue card (serial-numbered to 1999). A Platinum Gold parallel (serial-numbered to 30) was the chase card in this set and was randomly inserted into packs. Only 999 twenty-box cases were produced and each waxbox was serial-numbered.

Unlike the base brand, a Jose Cruz, Jr. card does not exist in Totally Certified. The only significant "true" rookie card is Brian Giles.


Three cards per pack, 18 packs per box (MSRP $6.99) Hobby exclusive.


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Insertion Ratios

Totally Certified Total Cards Numbered To Odds
Platinum Red 150 3999 two-per-pack
Platinum Blue 150 1999 one-per-pack
Platinum Gold 150 30 1:79



This six-card set was produced to introduce the Totally Certified brand. Each three-card pack came with one card from each of three two-card subsets: Platinum Red, Platinum Blue, and Platinum Gold. Each card is serial-numbered "PROMO/XXXX" (with X = 3999 for the Reds, 1999 for the Blues, 30 for the Golds) on the reverse; however, all cards have the same serial-number.

Platinum Red

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  • 5 Jeff Bagwell
  • 18 Tony Clark

Platinum Blue

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  • 24 Larry Walker
  • 39 Roger Clemens

Platinum Gold

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  • 41 Frank Thomas
  • 53 Ken Griffey, Jr.

Base Set

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  • The Platinum Red cards (serial-numbered to 3999) are considered to be the "base" set in Totally Certified.
  • Since the checklist is identical to that of 1997 Pinnacle Certified, listing the Totally Certified checklist would be redundant.


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All 150 base cards are available in the following parallels.

  • Platinum Blue (serial-numbered to 1999)
  • Platinum Gold (serial-numbered to 30)