1998 Pacific Online Web Card Winners
Despite pretty comprehensive knowledge of 90's baseball cards, this set remains a mystery to me. There are two issues:
Web Cards - these come with the alphanumeric codes in different places on the card. Some 1998 Pacific Online Web Cards had the alpha-numeric code in the Upper Right corner, while others had it in the Lower Left. One version is usually much more prevalent than the other. Both versions may not exist for all cards, I don't know for sure. This variation may have something to do with the Web Card Winners program, where collectors were encouraged to enter the codes online to see if they won an upgraded version of the Web Card.
Web Card Winners - ostensibly, the alpha-numeric code on the backs of 1998 Pacific Online Web Cards could be entered online at pacifictradingcards.com for a chance to win an upgraded version of the Web Card, a Web Card Winner. The problem is, I do not believe I have only ever seen two of these cards.
UPDATE 1 - From juangone.com, I see there is a picture of an Online Winner. Some must exist.
UPDATE 2 - I found a Griffey! The card has a Gold "Online Winner" Logo embossed into it, and it looks as if the exact card that was mailed to Pacific was mailed back. Interestingly, the code is on the Upper Right, the more common version of the code placement. That undermines my code placement = web winner theory, but I'm happy I found it.
|1998 Donruss Crusade Green Series 2 - Call To Arms #113|
|1998 Donruss Crusade Purple Series 2 - Call To Arms #113|
|1998 Donruss Crusade Red Series 2 - Call To Arms #113
Donruss Crusade Series 2 cards were printed, but never officially released. I have only seen a picture of the Green Call To Arms card, shown below.
Pinnacle Certified and Pinnacle Totally Certified were also never released. I own the Mirror Red and Mirror Gold Griffeys, and have seen a photo of the base Griffey. I have seen other players in Certified Legends Certified Red, and in Totally Certified Platinum Blue / Gold, but never a Griffey.
This card would have been what winners of the Swing for the Fences promotion received, but the cards were never released.
1998 Pinnacle Select
This set was printed just before Pinnacle's bankruptcy in 1998. When Pinnacle liquidated their assets, some cards fromt the set came out. Griffey has the following cards in the set:
|1998 Pinnacle Select Quasar Level 1 #16|
|1998 Pinnacle Select Quasar Level 2 #116|
|1998 Pinnacle Select Quasar Level 3 #191|
|1998 Pinnacle Select Quasar Level 4 #241|
|1998 Pinnacle Select Jersey Numbers Quasar Level 1 #16|
|1998 Pinnacle Select Jersey Numbers Quasar Level 2 #116|
|1998 Pinnacle Select Jersey Numbers Quasar Level 3 #191|
|1998 Pinnacle Select Jersey Numbers Quasar Level 4 #241|
|1998 Pinnacle Select Five Star Bonus #1|
|1998 Pinnacle Select Numbers #3|
- the Quasar Level is listed on the back of each card
- the Jersey Number Variations are Parallels, presumably intended to be numbered to 24
- the Five Star Bonus Insert is serially numbered out of 50
- the Numbers Insert is not serially numbered
Have you seen any others besides what you see here? I have all the pictured cards except the Regular Quasar Level 2, of which I have just the picture. I'd love to see (and more so own :) them - Chris
05.04.06: 2005 Playoff Prestige Baseball Final Award Winners
Listed below are winners for the 2005 Playoff Prestige Playoff Champions Insert. Each card is redeemable for a complete base set with the respective winning logo printed on the card. The winners were based on the actual season-ending results from the 2005 champion teams: World Series, AL Division Series, NL Division Series, Wild Card and Pennant version.
NY Yankees – Division
Chicago White Sox - Division
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim – Division
Boston Red Sox – Wildcard
Atlanta Braves – Division
St. Louis Cardinals – Division
San Diego Padres – Division
Houston Astros – Wildcard
Houston Astros – Pennant
Chicago White Sox – Pennant
Chicago White Sox – World Champions
Final Set Numbers:
American League West - 17
American League East - 20
American League Central – 27
American League Champ – 12
American League Wild – 13
National League West - 18
National League East – 18
National League Central – 21
National League Champ – 7
National League Wild – 15
World Series – 19