1999 Upper Deck MVP Baseball Cards

1999 Upper Deck MVP Baseball Cards
1999 Upper Deck MVP Baseball Cards

1999 Upper Deck MVP baseball cards present player collectors with somewhat of a challenging run of cards to chase. All players in the 1999 Upper Deck MVP base set will have four to six unique parallels depending on who made it into the FanFest and Preview sets.

I like this set but it’s certainly a tough one to pull together. If your goal is to bring all of the different versions together of any one player, here’s what to expect:

  • Base: This is the standard issue card. The set is comprised of 220 cards.
  • Silver Script: These parallel the base set and depict flat silver foil facsimile player signatures on the card fronts. These were seeded into packs at a rate of 1:2.
  • Gold Script: These parallel the base set and depic flat gold foil facsimile player signatures on the card fronts. These were seeded into hobby packs and have a stated print run of 100.
  • Super Script: These parallel the base set and depic holo-foil facsimile player signatures on the card fronts. These come with a print run of just 25. These parallels perform exceedingly well in market, which is especially the case with superstars. For obvious reasons, this is often the most expensive version and may take some time to track down. I acquired mine in 2014, 15 years after its release.
  • FanFest: Only 30 players made it into this set. These were given to attendees at the annual FanFest in 3-card packs with a total yield of 15,000 packs. These feature flat silver FanFest logos on the card fronts.
  • Preview (existence unknown): This is a skip number set consisting of 110 cards. This set was produced to preview what the base set would look like. These were available in 5-card packs at retails stores. To my knowledge, these are difficult to differentiate from the base set. I’ve never seen a single card from this set.

I think this parallel concept was tastefully done. The holo-foil facsimile signature on the Super Script parallel is a favorite in terms of appearance. I’ve always appreciated the way Upper Deck moved around the design atmosphere with various foil colors and print runs. In addition to the many parallels, 1999 Upper Deck MVP Baseball offers a variety of insert sets to chase featuring rookies and veterans alike. If you’re a player collector looking for a challenge, try pulling a Super Script from a box of 1999 Upper Deck MVP.

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Set Information:

SetTotal CardsPrint Run(s)Odds
Base22110:1
Silver Script2211:2
Gold Script220100H
Super Script22025H
Dynamics151:28
FanFest3015000
See notes
FanFest Exclusive
Game Used Souvenirs111:144 H
Power Surge151:9
Preview1105-card retail packs
ProSign321:216 R
Scout’s Choice151:9
Super Tools151:14
Swing Time121:6
1999 Upper Deck MVP

Base Set Checklist:

1999 Upper Deck MVP is a 220-card set issued in 10-card packs with an SRP of $1.59. The base and Silver Script sets include a Ken Griffey Jr. sample card (S3) that was distributed to dealers and hobby media several weeks prior to the product’s release date. Michael Jordan is promo card S1 from 1999-00 Upper Deck MVP basketball, and Wayne Gretzky is promo card S2 from 1998-99 Upper Deck MVP hockey. Parallel(s): Silver Script, Gold Script /100, and Super Script /25.

1999 Upper Deck MVP Baseball Cards
1999 Upper Deck MVP Baseball Cards

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Card #Player(s)Card #Player(s)
1Mo Vaughn111Alex Ochoa
2Tim Belcher112Marquis Grissom
3Jack McDowell113Fernando Vina
4Troy Glaus114Jeff Cirillo
5Darin Erstad115Geoff Jenkins
6Tim Salmon116Jeromy Burnitz
7Jim Edmonds117Brad Radke
8Randy Johnson118Eric Milton
9Steve Finley119A.J. Pierzynski
10Travis Lee120Todd Walker
11Matt Williams121David Ortiz
12Todd Stottlemyre122Corey Koskie
13Jay Bell123Vladimir Guerrero
14David Dellucci124Rondell White
15Chipper Jones125Brad Fullmer
16Andruw Jones126Ugueth Urbina
17Greg Maddux127Dustin Hermanson
18Tom Glavine128Michael Barrett
19Javy Lopez129Fernando Seguignol
20Brian Jordan130Mike Piazza
21George Lombard131Rickey Henderson
22John Smoltz132Rey Ordonez
23Cal Ripken Jr.133John Olerud
24Charles Johnson134Robin Ventura
25Albert Belle135Hideo Nomo
26Brady Anderson136Mike Kinkade
27Mike Mussina137Al Leiter
28Calvin Pickering138Brian McRae
29Ryan Minor139Derek Jeter
30Jerry Hairston Jr.140Bernie Williams
31Nomar Garciaparra141Paul O’Neill
32Pedro Martinez142Scott Brosius
33Jason Varitek143Tino Martinez
34Troy O’Leary144Roger Clemens
35Donnie Sadler145Orlando Hernandez
36Mark Portugal146Mariano Rivera
37John Valentin147Ricky Ledee
38Kerry Wood148A.J. Hinch
39Sammy Sosa149Ben Grieve
40Mark Grace150Eric Chavez
41Henry Rodriguez151Miguel Tejada
42Rod Beck152Matt Stairs
43Benito Santiago153Ryan Christenson
44Kevin Tapani154Jason Giambi
45Frank Thomas155Curt Schilling
46Mike Caruso156Scott Rolen
47Magglio Ordonez157Pat Burrell RC
48Paul Konerko158Doug Glanville
49Ray Durham159Bobby Abreu
50Jim Parque160Rico Brogna
51Carlos Lee161Ron Gant
52Denny Neagle162Jason Kendall
53Pete Harnisch163Aramis Ramirez
54Michael Tucker164Jose Guillen
55Sean Casey165Emil Brown
56Eddie Taubensee166Pat Meares
57Barry Larkin167Kevin Young
58Pokey Reese168Brian Giles
59Sandy Alomar Jr.169Mark McGwire
60Roberto Alomar170J.D. Drew
61Bartolo Colon171Edgar Renteria
62Kenny Lofton172Fernando Tatis
63Omar Vizquel173Matt Morris
64Travis Fryman174Eli Marrero
65Jim Thome175Ray Lankford
66Manny Ramirez176Tony Gwynn
67Jaret Wright177Sterling Hitchcock
68Darryl Kile178Ruben Rivera
69Kirt Manwaring179Wally Joyner
70Vinny Castilla180Trevor Hoffman
71Todd Helton181Jim Leyritz
72Dante Bichette182Carlos Hernandez
73Larry Walker183Barry Bonds
74Derrick Gibson184Ellis Burks
75Gabe Kapler185F.P. Santangelo
76Dean Palmer186J.T. Snow
77Matt Anderson187Ramon E. Martinez RC
78Bobby Higginson188Jeff Kent
79Damion Easley189Rob Nen
80Tony Clark190Ken Griffey Jr.
81Juan Encarnacion191Alex Rodriguez
82Livan Hernandez192Shane Monahan
83Alex Gonzalez193Carlos Guillen
84Preston Wilson194Edgar Martinez
85Derrek Lee195David Segui
86Mark Kotsay196Jose Mesa
87Todd Dunwoody197Jose Canseco
88Cliff Floyd198Rolando Arrojo
89Ken Caminiti199Wade Boggs
90Jeff Bagwell200Fred McGriff
91Moises Alou201Quinton McCracken
92Craig Biggio202Bobby Smith
93Billy Wagner203Bubba Trammell
94Richard Hidalgo204Juan Gonzalez
95Derek Bell205Ivan Rodriguez
96Hipolito Pichardo206Rafael Palmeiro
97Jeff King207Royce Clayton
98Carlos Beltran208Rick Helling
99Jeremy Giambi209Todd Zeile
100Larry Sutton210Rusty Greer
101Johnny Damon211David Wells
102Dee Brown212Roy Halladay
103Kevin Brown213Carlos Delgado
104Chan Ho Park214Darrin Fletcher
105Raul Mondesi215Shawn Green
106Eric Karros216Kevin Witt
107Adrian Beltre217Jose Cruz Jr.
108Devon White218Ken Griffey Jr. CL
109Gary Sheffield219Sammy Sosa CL
110Sean Berry220Mark McGwire CL
1999 Upper Deck MVP

See chart above for insertion ratios


Dynamics:

1999 Upper Deck MVP Dynamics is a 15-card set with a flashy design that features key stars in baseball.

Mark McGwire 1999 Upper Deck MVP Dynamics #D5
Mark McGwire 1999 Upper Deck MVP Dynamics #D5

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Card #Player(s)Card #Player(s)
D1Ken Griffey Jr.D9Tony Gwynn
D2Alex RodriguezD10Vladimir Guerrero
D3Nomar GarciaparraD11Derek Jeter
D4Mike PiazzaD12Jeff Bagwell
D5Mark McGwireD13Cal Ripken Jr.
D6Sammy SosaD14Juan Gonzalez
D7Chipper JonesD15J.D. Drew
D8Mo Vaughn
1999 Upper Deck MVP Dynamics

FanFest:

1999 Upper Deck MVP FanFest cards were issued in 3-card sets released by Upper Deck during the years’ FanFest celebration. 10 cards in the set were printed in smaller quantities than the rest, which are noted with SP in the following checklist.

Greg Maddux 1999 Upper Deck MVP FanFest #AS4
Greg Maddux 1999 Upper Deck MVP FanFest #AS4

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Card #Player(s)Card #Player(s)
AS1Mo Vaughn SPAS16Craig Biggio
AS2Randy JohsonAS17Raul Mondesi
AS3Chipper JonesAS18Vladimir Guerrero
AS4Greg Maddux SPAS19Mike Piazza SP
AS5Cal Ripken Jr.AS20Derek Jeter SP
AS6Albert BelleAS21Roger Clemens SP
AS7Nomar Garciaparra SPAS22Scott Rolen
AS8Pedro MartinezAS23Mark McGwire SP
AS9Sammy SosaAS24Tony Gwynn
AS10Frank ThomasAS25Barry Bonds
AS11Sean CaseyAS26Ken Griffey Jr. SP
AS12Roberto AlomarAS27Alex Rodriguez
AS13Manny RamirezAS28Jose Canseco
AS14Larry WalkerAS29Juan Gonzalez
AS15Jeff Bagwell SPAS30Ivan Rodriguez
1999 Upper Deck MVP FanFest

Game Used Souvenirs:

1999 Upper Deck MVP Game Used Souvenirs is an 11-card set that features chips of actual game-used bats. Roughly 350 Mike Schmidt A Piece of History 500 Home Run Game-Used bat cards were released in this product. Mike Schmidt signed an additional 20 hand-serial-numbered examples.

Mo Vaughn 1999 Upper Deck MVP Game Used Souvenirs #GU-MV
Mo Vaughn 1999 Upper Deck MVP Game Used Souvenirs #GU-MV

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Card #Player(s)Card #Player(s)
GU-BBBarry BondsGU-MPMike Piazza
GU-CJChipper JonesGU-MVMo Vaughn
GU-CRCal Ripken Jr.GU-SRScott Rolen
GU-JBJeff BagwellGA-KGKen Griffey Jr. AU/24
GU-JDJ.D. DrewGA-CJChipper Jones AU/10
GU-KGKen Griffey Jr.
1999 Upper Deck MVP Game Used Souvenirs

Power Surge:

1999 Upper Deck MVP Power Surge is a 15-card set that features some of baseball’s leading hitters. Cards are printed with a silver flat foil design.

Barry Bonds 1999 Upper Deck MVP Power Surge #P15
Barry Bonds 1999 Upper Deck MVP Power Surge #P15

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Card #Player(s)Card #Player(s)
P1Mark McGwireP9Albert Belle
P2Sammy SosaP10Frank Thomas
P3Ken Griffey Jr.P11Mike Piazza
P4Alex RodriguezP12Jeff Bagwell
P5Juan GonzalezP13Manny Ramirez
P6Nomar GarciaparraP14Mo Vaughn
P7Vladimir GuerreroP15Barry Bonds
P8Chipper Jones
1999 Upper Deck MVP Power Surge

Preview:

1999 Upper Deck MVP Preview is a skip-numbered, 110-card set (exactly half the base set), made up mainly of key stars in the set, and was issued in 5-card packs in retail stores for less than $1. These cards are incredibly rare.

Card #Player(s)Card #Player(s)
3Jack McDowell87Todd Dunwoody
4Troy Glaus88Cliff Floyd
5Darin Erstad90Jeff Bagwell
6Tim Salmon91Moises Alou
10Travis Lee92Craig Biggio
11Matt Williams93Billy Wagner
13Jay Bell95Derek Bell
15Chipper Jones97Jeff King
16Andruw Jones98Carlos Beltran
17Greg Maddux100Larry Sutton
18Tom Glavine101Johnny Damon
19Javy Lopez104Chan Ho Park
22John Smoltz105Raul Mondesi
23Cal Ripken Jr.106Eric Karros
26Brady Anderson109Gary Sheffield
27Mike Mussina112Marquis Grissom
31Nomar Garciaparra114Jeff Cirillo
32Pedro Martinez115Geoff Jenkins
34Troy O’Leary116Jeromy Burnitz
37John Valentin117Brad Radke
38Kerry Wood118Eric Milton
39Sammy Sosa120Todd Walker
40Mark Grace121David Ortiz
41Henry Rodriguez123Vladimir Guerrero
42Rod Beck124Rondell White
44Kevin Tapani125Brad Fullmer
45Frank Thomas127Dustin Hermanson
47Magglio Ordonez130Mike Piazza
49Ray Durham132Rey Ordonez
50Jim Parque133John Olerud
53Pete Harnisch135Hideo Nomo
55Sean Casey137Al Leiter
57Barry Larkin138Brian McRae
58Pokey Reese139Derek Jeter
59Sandy Alomar Jr.140Bernie Williams
61Bartolo Colon141Paul O’Neill
62Kenny Lofton142Scott Brosius
63Omar Vizquel143Tino Martinez
64Travis Fryman145Orlando Hernandez
65Jim Thome148A.J. Hinch
66Manny Ramirez149Ben Grieve
67Jaret Wright151Miguel Tejada
68Darryl Kile152Matt Stairs
69Kirt Manwaring154Jason Giambi
70Vinny Castilla155Curt Schilling
72Dante Bichette156Scott Rolen
73Larry Walker158Doug Glanville
77Matt Anderson159Bobby Abreu
79Damion Easley160Rico Brogna
80Tony Clark169Mark McGwire
81Juan Encarnacion176Tony Gwynn
82Livan Hernandez183Barry Bonds
83Alex Gonzalez190Ken Griffey Jr.
85Derrek Lee191Alex Rodriguez
86Mark Kotsay204Juan Gonzalez
1999 Upper Deck MVP Preview

ProSign:

1999 Upper Deck MVP ProSign is a 32-card set that consists of on-card autographs and mostly new players. Cards of veteran players were produced in much shorter supply and are indicated in the checklist with SP next to the associated player names.

Calvin Pickering 1999 Upper Deck MVP ProSign #CP
Calvin Pickering 1999 Upper Deck MVP ProSign #CP

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Card #Player(s)Card #Player(s)
AGAlex GonzalezJPJim Parque
ANAbraham NunezJRKen Griffey Jr. SP
BCBruce ChenJRAJason Rakers
BFBrad FullmerKWKevin Witt
BGBen GrieveMAMatt Anderson
CBCarlos BeltranMLMike Lincoln
CGChris GomezMLOMike Lowell
CJChipper Jones SPNGNomar Garciaparra SP
CKCorey KoskieRBRuss Branyan
CPCalvin PickeringRHRichard Hidalgo
DGDerrick GibsonRLRicky Ledee
ECEric ChavezRMRyan Minor
GKGabe KaplerRRRuben Rivera
GLGeorge LombardSHShea Hillenbrand
IRIvan Rodriguez SPSKScott Karl
JGJeremy GiambiSMShane Monahan
1999 Upper Deck MVP ProSign

Scout’s Choice:

1999 Upper Deck MVP Scout’s Choice is a 15-card set that features top young talent and a silver flat foil design.

Roy Halladay 1999 Upper Deck MVP Scout's Choice #SC15
Roy Halladay 1999 Upper Deck MVP Scout’s Choice #SC15

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Card #Player(s)Card #Player(s)
SC1J.D DrewSC9Ryan Minor
SC2Ben GrieveSC10Todd Helton
SC3Troy GlausSC11Eric Chavez
SC4Gabe KaplerSC12Russ Branyan
SC5Carlos BeltranSC13Travis Lee
SC6Aramis RamirezSC14Ruben Mateo
SC7Pat BurrellSC15Roy Halladay
SC8Kerry Wood
1999 Upper Deck MVP Scout’s Choice

Super Tools:

1999 Upper Deck MVP Super Tools is a 15-card set that features players skilled with multiple tools. Cards are printed with a rainbow foil finish.

Cal Ripken Jr. 1999 Upper Deck MVP Super Tools #T12
Cal Ripken Jr. 1999 Upper Deck MVP Super Tools #T12

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Card #Player(s)Card #Player(s)
T1Ken Griffey jr.T9Barry Bonds
T2Alex RodriguezT10Darin Erstad
T3Sammy SosaT11Nomar Garciaparra
T4Derek JeterT12Cal Ripken Jr.
T5Vladimir GuerreroT13J.D. Drew
T6Ben GrieveT14Larry Walker
T7Mike PiazzaT15Chipper Jones
T8Kenny Lofton
1999 Upper Deck MVP Super Tools

Swing Time:

1999 Upper Deck MVP Swing Time is a 12-card set that features players with some of the best swings in baseball.

Alex Rodriguez 1999 Upper Deck MVP Swing Time #S5
Alex Rodriguez 1999 Upper Deck MVP Swing Time #S5

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Card #Player(s)Card #Player(s)
S1Ken Griffey Jr.S7Barry Bonds
S2Mark McGwireS8Frank Thomas
S3Sammy SosaS9Chipper Jones
S4Tony GwynnS10Ivan Rodriguez
S5Alex RodriguezS11Mike Piazza
S6Nomar GarciaparraS12Derek Jeter
1999 Upper Deck MVP Swing Time

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