1997 Donruss Team Sets Seattle Mariners Box Break | Ep. 34


1997 Donruss Team Sets Baseball Mariners Box

Breakdown:

1997 Donruss Team Sets Baseball Mariners Box

A box of 1997 Donruss Team Sets Seattle Mariners contains 36 packs, each containing 5 cards for a gross total yield of 180 cards. The set consists of 14 cards. The breakdown is as follows:

  • 14/14 cards: % of set complete = 100%
  • Doubles: 159

Below is a list of cards from the set and the number of copies of each card that I pulled out of this box. Card #144 does not exist.

  • 136: Ken Griffey Jr. x11
  • 137: Alex Rodriguez x12
  • 138: Jay Buhner x11
  • 139: Randy Johnson x10
  • 140: Paul Sorrento x10
  • 141: Edgar Martinez x32
  • 142: Joey Cora x11
  • 143: Bob Wells x12
  • 145: Jamie Moyer x11
  • 146: Jeff Fassero x10
  • 147: Dan Wilson x11
  • 148: Jose Cruz Jr. x11
  • 149: Scott Sanders x11
  • 150: Rich Amaral x10
1997 Donruss Team Sets Baseball Mariners Pack

Inserts:

MVP: 1/18, 5.6%

  • 14: Kenny Lofton

1997 Donruss Team Sets Pennant Edition parallel: 6/14, 42.9%

  • 136: Ken Griffey Jr.
  • 138: Jay Buhner
  • 139: Randy Johnson
  • 141: Edgar Martinez
  • 142: Joey Cora
  • 146: Jeff Fassero
1997 Donruss Team Sets Baseball Mariners odds

The turquoise name plates on the base cards distinguish it from the Pennant Edition parallel shown below. A very straightforward comparison that’s easy to identify.

1997 Donruss Team Sets Baseball Mariners Baseball Cards
1997 Donruss Team Sets Baseball Mariners Baseball Cards
1997 Donruss Team Sets Baseball Mariners inserts

The Kenny Lofton card (middle) comes from the MVP insert set. These cards depict a beautiful holo-foil technology and are serial numbered to 1000. If you didn’t know that these came out of the team boxes, you may find product identification more challenging. It’s not intuitive in this case.

Availability:

1997 Donruss Team Sets Baseball Mariners stack

Each teams sets were available exclusively within their respective regions. I would feel comfortable assuming an initial per box price point to be around the $25-30 mark. Prices in today’s market may vary depending on the purchasing medium.

Supply & Demand:

I wouldn’t imagine these boxes to be very rare but surprisingly, other than the box you see here, I’ve never seen another one in person. But then again I don’t live in or around the Seattle area. No matter where you live, you can always grab one online.

Conclusion:

1997 Donruss Team Sets Baseball Mariners wrappers

The team set concept was an interesting one that made it very easy to pull your favorite player from a particular team. See the doubles breakdown above. As such, this release strategy makes it equally easy to piece together complete team sets. The parallels and inserts are scarce enough to keep them interesting without making you feel left out. While I’m somewhat biased in my review due to my love of the Donruss brand, I’m confident that no matter how novice or advanced of a collector you are, you’ll enjoy opening these packs. Enjoy a box of 1997 Donruss Team Sets Seattle Mariners.

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