This is another instance when the card company should have included written designations for what’s what. It took me a long time to solve this little mystery. Here are the two different versions of the 1997 Fleer Soaring Stars baseball cards:
- Base: This version is shown on the left. It’s distinguished by the star theme in the background. Insertion ratio: 1:12.
- Glowing: The version is shown on the right. It’s distinguished by the lightning bolt theme in the background. This variety is believed to make up 10-20% of the total Soaring Stars print run. Insertion ratio: Unstated.