1999 UD Choice StarQuest Baseball Cards

1999 UD Choice StarQuest Baseball Cards
1999 UD Choice StarQuest Baseball Cards

1999 UD Choice StarQuest baseball cards present a fun but somewhat challenging project to complete. UD Choice (formerly, Collector’s Choice) was Upper Deck’s affordable option targeted to kids. I was once a member of the target demographic and I always liked this option. The branch began in 1994 and became a staple option throughout the remainder of the decade. I always liked the basic design. Cards feature excellent photography of striking player action shots. The low price point and interesting inserts and parallels made UD Choice fun to collect.

1999 UD Choice Baseball was a nice touch and certainly one that added more intrigue to the already popular concept of the parallel. The StarQuest insert set had been installed previous to 1999 so the concept wasn’t new. 1999 UD Choice StarQuest is a 30-card set that features an excellent design and four parallels for each player in the set. If you’re looking to pull together this 4-card run of a player, here’s what to expect:

  • Blue: This is the most common version. These were inserted into packs at a rate of 1:1.
  • Green: This is the next rarest type. These were inserted into packs at a rate of 1:8.
  • Red: This is the third rarest type. These were inserted into packs at a rate of 1:23.
  • Gold: This is the rarest type. These have a stated print run of just 100 copies.

The Gold version of my player’s 1999 UD Choice StarQuest card took me many years to find. I love this set. These four cards look beautiful next to each other. I really like the colors and the interesting foil etched design. It’s just a good looking set that was done right. It’s a playful set loaded with superstars. There’s plenty to chase here. The 1999 UD Choice StarQuest 4-card run is a challenging albeit fun project to complete. This is especially the case if you collected in the 1990s.

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Set Information:

SetTotal CardsPrint Run(s)Odds
1999 UD Choice StarQuest


Card #Player(s)Card #Player(s)
SQ1Ken Griffey Jr.SQ16Travis Lee
SQ2Sammy SosaSQ17Frank Thomas
SQ3Alex RodriguezSQ18Vladimir Guerrero
SQ4Derek JeterSQ19Scott Rolen
SQ5Troy GlausSQ20Ivan Rodriguez
SQ6Mike PiazzaSQ21Cal Ripken Jr.
SQ7Barry BondsSQ22Mark McGwire
SQ8Tony GwynnSQ23Jeff Bagwell
SQ9Juan GonzalezSQ24Tony Clark
SQ10Chipper JonesSQ25Kerry Wood
SQ11Greg MadduxSQ26Kenny Lofton
SQ12Randy JohnsonSQ27Adrian Beltre
SQ13Roger ClemensSQ28Larry Walker
SQ14Ben GrieveSQ29Curt Schilling
SQ15Nomar GarciaparraSQ30Jim Thome
1999 UD Choice StarQuest

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