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 (cards 21-24). 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. 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.
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|Set||Total Cards||Print Run(s)||Odds|
|Silver with Gold Letters||24||–||1:47 H; 1:71 R|
|Gold with Silver Letters||24||225||Redemption|
|Gold with Red Letters||24||25||Redemption|
|Card #||Player(s)||Card #||Player(s)|
|1||Andruw Jones||13||Mike Piazza|
|2||Greg Maddux||14||Hideo Nomo|
|3||Chipper Jones||15||Raul Mondesi|
|4||John Smoltz||16||Todd Hollandsworth|
|5||Ken Griffey Jr.||17||Many Ramirez|
|6||Alex Rodriguez||18||Jim Thome|
|7||Jay Buhner||19||David Justice|
|8||Randy Johnson||20||Matt Williams|
|9||Derek Jeter||21||Juan Gonzalez W|
|10||Andy Pettitte||22||Jeff Bagwell W|
|11||Bernie Williams||23||Cal Ripken Jr. W|
|12||Mariano Rivera||24||Frank Thomas W|