1997 Score Baseball left out a lot of information and much of the product variations are missing from key price guides. The 1997 Score Stand & Deliver insert set is one of the greater mysteries of that year. Here we have the three versions of this card:
Silver with gold letters: This is the base version. It’s the most common and the only one that was pack inserted among the three.
This is a 24-card set with 20 cards featuring 4 players from each of the following teams thought most likely to win the World Series: Braves, Dodgers, Indians, Mariners, and Yankees. The remaining 4 cards are Wild Cards. Collectors who compiled either all four of the cards from the World Series winning team, or all four Wild Cards could redeem them to Pinnacle for a complete Gold parallel set.
Since the Miami (Florida at the time) Marlins won the World Series that year and weren’t included in this set, collectors could only complete a redemption by compiling the four Wild Cards. Collectors who compiled all four Wild Cards could send them to Pinnacle to redeem a set of silver-letter Gold parallels. It’s believed that the first 25 people to redeem the four Wild Cards got a set of the elusive red-letter Gold parallels. Each redeemed set came in a frame.
Gold with silver letters: It’s believed that the print run is 225-250. Due to the way these were released, they are difficult but not impossible to find.
Gold with red letters: It’s believer that the print run is 25. Due to the way these were released, they are nearly impossible to find.
Confirmation on redemption details is credited to:
Pronounced Green-o. Patrick has a BA in Psychology, a BA in Sociology, and an MBA from the University of New Mexico. He also has a Project Management Certificate from UCLA Extension. He has lectured in Internet Marketing at the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics at California State University, Northridge. He is the author of, Student to Founder: Secrets to creating a student organization in college and starting a business after graduation. He has been interviewed on Good Day New Mexico and in Albuquerque The Magazine. Patrick is a frequent speaker and panelist at universities and events where he shares his insights on leadership, technology, and marketing. He's been a baseball card collector since 1988, and he owns Radicards™ | Visit the store