1999 Skybox Molten Metal Fusion Baseball Cards

1999 Skybox Molten Metal Fusion Baseball Cards
1999 Skybox Molten Metal Fusion Baseball Cards

1999 Skybox Molten Metal Fusion baseball cards are things of beauty. The first thing that stands out with this 50-card set is the very simple design. The laser die-cut player portrait stamped into these cards is reminisce of 1999 Pacific EO Portraits. This is a design feature that’s been rarely used in sports cards. This triplet run is a nice little feat if you can make it happen. Here’s what’s in it:

  • 1999 Skybox Molten Metal Fusion: This is the silver version and it’s not serial numbered. Depending on the subset version, Heavy Metal (cards 1-30) or Supernaturals (cards 31-50), these were inserted at a rate of 1:12 and 1:24 respectively. Frank Thomas is in the Supernaturals subset.
  • 1999 Skybox Molten Metal Fusion Sterling: This is the blue version and it’s serial numbered to 500 copies. The serial number is printed in silver foil on the card back.
  • 1999 Skybox Molten Metal Fusion Titanium: This is the gold version and it’s serial numbered to 50 copies. The serial number is punched through the card along the top left edge of the front of the card.

What I like about this set is its minimalistic design. It showcases the player action shot beautifully. I also really appreciate the flat colors. It’s one of those sets that was done just right. It’s the perfect combination of not too much, not too little. The holo-foil text is a perfect addition.

Like a lot of other products of similar quality from the late 1999s, sealed boxes of 1999 Skybox Molten Metal Baseball have become somewhat challenging to find. It took me a number of years to pull this 3-card set together and as with literally all of my projects, I didn’t do it by opening any packs. For obvious reasons, the Titanium parallels present the biggest challenge. These cards have picked up attention over the past several years and I’d imagine will continue to do so as more and more of these 1999 Skybox Molten Metal Fusion baseball cards end up in permanent player and set collections.

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Set Information:

SetTotal CardsPrint Run(s)Odds
Base501-30: 1:12
31-50: 1:24
Sterling50500
Titanium5050
1999 Skybox Molten Metal Fusion

Checklist:

Card #Player(s)Card #Player(s)
1FAndruw Jones26FJeremy Giambi
2FPat Burrell27FMasao Kida
3FOrlando Hernandez28FTodd Helton
4FDarin Erstad29FMike Figga
5FRoberto Alomar30FMo Vaughn
6FTim Salmon31FJ.D. Drew
7FAlbert Belle32FCal Ripken Jr.
8FChad Allen33FKen Griffey Jr.
9FTravis Lee34FMark McGwire
10FJesse Garcia35FNomar Garciaparra
11FTony Clark36FGreg Maddux
12FIvan Rodriguez37FMike Piazza
13FTroy Glaus38FAlex Rodriguez
14FA.J. Burnett39FFrank Thomas
15FDavid Justice40FJuan Gonzalez
16FAdrian Beltre41FTony Gwynn
17FEric Chavez42FDerek Jeter
18FKenny Lofton43FChipper Jones
19FMichael Barrett44FScott Rolen
20FJeff Weaver45FSammy Sosa
21FManny Ramirez46FKerry Wood
22FBarry Bonds47FRoger Clemens
23FBernie Williams48FJeff Bagwell
24FFreddy Garcia49FVladimir Guerrero
25FScott Hunter50FBen Grieve
1999 Skybox Molten Metal Fusion

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