1999 Ultimate Victory Baseball Cards

1999 Ultimate Victory Baseball Cards
1999 Ultimate Victory Baseball Cards

1999 Ultimate Victory is another excellent installment by the folks at Upper Deck. I was out of the hobby when this product came out so I didn’t encounter it until at least 2003. While it had taken off in popularity by that time, since then, it’s notoriety has grown richer. This set is popular among 1990s-era collectors.

Those of us that collect high profile players I.e., Derek Jeter, Ken Griffey Jr., or Cal Ripken Jr., may be faced with the somewhat difficult and likely expensive task of tracking down the 1 of 1. For the top stars in the set, I’ve seen high asking prices (perceived value) for the first parallel up from the base. I have lots of respect for collectors who player collect high profile players but I certainly don’t envy them on the premise of cost alone. It’s gotta to be financially stressful to collect superstars with ultra high marquee value.

If you collect anyone that made it into the 1999 Ultimate Victory set, and are looking to complete the parallel run, here’s what to expect:

  • Base: This is the standard card in the release. It features a flat-foil finish.
  • Parallel: This is the next parallel up from the base. These feature linear holofoil technology and were inserted into packs at a rate of 1:12.
  • Parallel 100: This is the next hardest parallel to find. These feature silver circular wave technology and have a stated print run of 100 copies.
  • Parallel 1 of 1: For the obvious reason, this is the hardest one to find.These feature silver circular wave technology with a gold frame and have a stated print run of just 1 copy. Replacement copies exist that look identical to these parallels but don’t have the serial number printed on them. While not confirmed, these replacement copies are believed to be 1/1s as well.

It took me a few years to pull together my players 4-card run. These days, if one can lock down 3 out of the 4 in a similar run, I consider it a win. The 1 of 1 parallel is a true feat but much like other high-end rainbows from the 1990s, the 1/1s are nearly impossible to find. If you’re feelin’ lucky or just wanna rip into some excellent wax, try a box of 1999 Ultimate Victory.

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Set Information:

Important Date(s)
Late 1999Release Date
1999 Ultimate Victory
SetTotal CardsPrint Run(s)Odds
Base1805:1
121-180: 1:4
Parallel1801:12
Parallel 100180100
Parallel 1 of 11801
Bleacher Reachers111:23
Fame-Used Memorabilia5350; Combo /99
Frozen Ropes101:23
STATure151:6
Tribute 199941:11
Ultimate Competitors121:23
Ultimate Hit Men81:23
1999 Ultimate Victory

Base Set Checklist:

1999 Ultimate Victory is a 180-card set issued in 5-card packs with an SRP of $2.99. Boxes contain 24 packs. Cards 121-150 feature rookie-year cards, and cards 151-180 all feature Mark McGwire in a subset called, “McGwire’s Magic.” Cards 121-180 were inserted into packs at a rate of 1:4. Parallel(s): Parallel, Parallel 100 /100, and Parallel 1 of 1 /1. Key RCs: Rick Ankiel, Josh Beckett, Pat Burrell, Tim Hudson, and Alfonso Soriano.

1999 Ultimate Victory Baseball Cards
1999 Ultimate Victory Baseball Cards

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Card #Player(s)Card #Player(s)
1Troy Glaus91Ray Lankford
2Tim Salmon92Eric Davis
3Mo Vaughn93Tony Gwynn
4Garret Anderson94Reggie Sanders
5Darin Erstad95Wally Joyner
6Randy Johnson96Trevor Hoffman
7Matt Williams97Robb Nen
8Travis Lee98Barry Bonds
9Jay Bell99Jeff Kent
10Steve Finley100J.T. Snow
11Luis Gonzalez101Ellis Burks
12Greg Maddux102Ken Griffey Jr.
13Chipper Jones103Alex Rodriguez
14Javy Lopez104Jay Buhner
15Tom Glavine105Edgar Martinez
16John Smoltz106David Bell
17Cal Ripken Jr.107Bobby Smith
18Charles Johnson108Wade Boggs
19Albert Belle109Fred McGriff
20Mike Mussina110Rolando Arrojo
21Pedro Martinez111Jose Canseco
22Nomar Garciaparra112Ivan Rodriguez
23Jose Offerman113Juan Gonzalez
24Sammy Sosa114Rafael Palmeiro
25Mark Grace115Rusty Greer
26Kerry Wood116Todd Zeile
27Frank Thomas117Jose Cruz Jr.
28Ray Durham118Carlos Delgado
29Paul Konerko119Shawn Green
30Pete Harnisch120David Wells
31Greg Vaughn121Eric Munson SP RC
32Sean Casey122Lance Berkman SP
33Manny Ramirez123Ed Yarnall SP
34Jim Thome124Jacque Jones SP
35Sandy Alomar Jr.125Kyle Farnsworth SP RC
36Roberto Alomar126Ryan Rupe SP RC
37Travis Fryman127Jeff Weaver SP RC
38Kenny Lofton128Gabe Kapler SP
39Omar Vizquel129Alex Gonzalez SP
40Larry Walker130Randy Wolf SP
41Todd Helton131Ben Davis SP
42Vinny Castilla132Carlso Beltran SP
43Tony Clark133Jim Morris SP RC
44Juan Encarnacion134Jeff Zimmerman SP RC
45Dean Palmer135Bruce Aven SP
46Damion Easley136Alfonso Soriano SP RC
47Mark Kotsay137Tim Hudson SP RC
48Cliff Floyd138Josh Beckett SP RC
49Jeff Bagwell139Michael Barrett SP
50Ken Caminiti140Eric Chavez SP
51Craig Biggio141Pat Burrell SP RC
52Moises Alou142Kris Benson SP
53Johnny Damon143J.D. Drew SP
54Larry Sutton144Matt Clement SP
55Kevin Brown145Rick Ankiel SP RC
56Adrian Beltre146Vernon Wells SP
57Raul Mondesi147Ruben Mateo SP UER
58Gary Sheffield148Roy Halladay SP
59Jeromy Burnitz149Joe McEwing SP RC
60Sean Berry150Freddy Garcia SP RC
61Jeff Cirillo151Mark McGwire MM
62Brad Radke152Mark McGwire MM
63Todd Walker153Mark McGwire MM
64Matt Lawton154Mark McGwire MM
65Vladimir Guerrero155Mark McGwire MM
66Rondell White156Mark McGwire MM
67Dustin Hermanson157Mark McGwire MM
68Mike Piazza158Mark McGwire MM
69Rickey Henderson159Mark McGwire MM
70Robin Ventura160Mark McGwire MM
71John Olerud161Mark McGwire MM
72Derek Jeter162Mark McGwire MM
73Roger Clemens163Mark McGwire MM
74Orlando Hernandez164Mark McGwire MM
75Paul O’Neill165Mark McGwire MM
76Bernie Williams166Mark McGwire MM
77Chuck Knoblauch167Mark McGwire MM
78Tino Martinez168Mark McGwire MM
79Jason Giambi169Mark McGwire MM
80Ben Grieve170Mark McGwire MM
81Matt Stairs171Mark McGwire MM
82Scott Rolen172Mark McGwire MM
83Ron Gant173Mark McGwire MM
84Bobby Abreu174Mark McGwire MM
85Curt Schilling175Mark McGwire MM
86Brian Giles176Mark McGwire MM
87Jason Kendall177Mark McGwire MM
88Kevin Young178Mark McGwire MM
89Mark McGwire179Mark McGwire MM
90Fernando Tatis180Mark McGwire MM
1999 Ultimate Victory

Bleacher Reachers:

Inserted into packs at a rate of 1:23, 1999 Ultimate Victory Bleacher Reachers is an 11-card set that features some of baseball’s best hitters.

Alex Rodriguez 1999 Ultimate Victory Bleacher Reachers #BR11
Alex Rodriguez 1999 Ultimate Victory Bleacher Reachers #BR11

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Card #Player(s)Card #Player(s)
BR1Ken Griffey Jr.BR7Jose Canseco
BR2Mark McGwireBR8Manny Ramirez
BR3Sammy SosaBR9Mike Piazza
BR4Barry BondsBR10Jeff Bagwell
BR5Nomar GarciaparraBR11Alex Rodriguez
BR6Juan Gonzalez
1999 Ultimate Victory Bleacher Reachers

Fame-Used Memorabilia:

1999 Ultimate Victory Fame-Used Memorabilia is a 5-card set that features bat chunks used by four 1999 Hall of Fame inductees. Single player cards have print runs of approximately 350 each, while the combo card has a print run of 99.

George Brett 1999 Ultimate Victory Fame-Used Memorabilia #GB
George Brett 1999 Ultimate Victory Fame-Used Memorabilia #GB

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Card #Player(s)Card #Player(s)
GBGeorge Brett /350RYRobin Yount /350
NRNolan Ryan /350HOFN.Ryan/G.Brett/R.Yount/O.Cepeda /99
OCOrlando Cepeda /350
1999 Ultimate Victory Fame-Used Memorabilia

Frozen Ropes:

Inserted into packs at a rate of 1:23, 1999 Ultimate Victory Frozen Ropes is an 10-card set that features some of baseball’s consistently best players.

Craig Biggio 1999 Ultimate Victory Frozen Ropes #F10
Craig Biggio 1999 Ultimate Victory Frozen Ropes #F10

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Card #Player(s)Card #Player(s)
F1Ken Griffey Jr.F6Nomar Garciaparra
F2Mark McGwireF7Alex Rodriguez
F3Sammy SosaF8Mike Piazza
F4Derek JeterF9Mo Vaughn
F5Tony GwynnF10Craig Biggio
1999 Ultimate Victory Frozen Ropes

STATure:

Inserted into packs at a rate of 1:6, 1999 Ultimate Victory STATure is an 15-card set that features some of baseball’s statistical leaders.

Ken Griffey Jr. 1999 Ultimate Victory STATure #S1
Ken Griffey Jr. 1999 Ultimate Victory STATure #S1

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Card #Player(s)Card #Player(s)
S1Ken Griffey Jr.S9Juan Gonzalez
S2Mark McGwireS10Manny Ramirez
S3Sammy SosaS11Mike Piazza
S4Nomar GarciaparraS12Tony Gwynn
S5Roger ClemensS13Chipper Jones
S6Greg MadduxS14Pedro Martinez
S7Alex RodriguezS15Frank Thomas
S8Derek Jeter
1999 Ultimate Victory STATure

Tribute 1999:

Inserted into packs at a rate of 1:11, 1999 Ultimate Victory Tribute 1999 is a 4-card set that honors the four baseball players who were inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1999.

Nolan Ryan 1999 Ultimate Victory Tribute 1999 #T1
Nolan Ryan 1999 Ultimate Victory Tribute 1999 #T1

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Card #Player(s)Card #Player(s)
T1Nolan RyanT3George Brett
T2Robin YountT4Orlando Cepeda
1999 Ultimate Victory Tribute 1999

Ultimate Competitors:

Inserted into packs at a rate of 1:23, 1999 Ultimate Victory Ultimate Competitors is a 12-card set that features players who display winning attitudes.

Greg Maddux 1999 Ultimate Victory Ultimate Competitors #U4
Greg Maddux 1999 Ultimate Victory Ultimate Competitors #U4

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Card #Player(s)Card #Player(s)
U1Ken Griffey Jr.U7Randy Johnson
U2Roger ClemensU8Cal Ripken Jr.
U3Scott RolenU9Craig Biggio
U4Greg MadduxU10Kevin Brown
U5Mark McGwireU11Chipper Jones
U6Derek JeterU12Vladimir Guerrero
1999 Ultimate Victory Ultimate Competitors

Ultimate Hit Men:

Inserted into packs at a rate of 1:23, 1999 Ultimate Victory Ultimate Hit Men is an 8-card set that features players who are candidates for winning 1999 batting titles in their respective leagues.

Derek Jeter 1999 Ultimate Victory Ultimate Hit Men #H6
Derek Jeter 1999 Ultimate Victory Ultimate Hit Men #H6

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Card #Player(s)Card #Player(s)
H1Tony GwynnH5Alex Rodriguez
H2Cal Ripken Jr.H6Derek Jeter
H3Wade BoggsH7Ivan Rodriguez
H4Larry WalkerH8Ken Griffey Jr.
1999 Ultimate Victory Ultimate Hit Men

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