1998 Leaf Parallel Identification Guide Frank Thomas

Complicated, intricate, confusing, difficult - this is 1998 Leaf Baseball. It took me years to figure out what was what with this set. This is a very tricky run of cards. Depending on the player and die cut orientation, print runs and materials used will vary. Frank Thomas is featured twice in this set so I had to track down 8 parallels per version for a total of 16 different cards, which took me several years. Featured here are each of the 8 parallels for both cards #106 and #157. While this article will serve the most value to Frank Thomas collectors, it should still be helpful for anyone attempting to collect each card of their guy. This guide should give you a better idea of how to identify each card.

Here's what you need to know:


Frank Thomas 1998 Leaf #106

Frank Thomas 1998 Leaf #106

  • Base: This is the stock card.
  • Fractal Matrix: The back of this card doesn't have a stated print run but it's 100.
  • Fractal Matrix Die Cut: The back of this card doesn't have a stated print run but it's 400.
  • Fractal Matrix Diamond Axis: The back of this card has a stated serial number of 50.
  • Fractal Foundations: The back of this card has a stated serial number of 3999.
  • Fractal Materials: The back of this card has a stated serial number of 250. The first 50 cards in the print run are die cut so the print run for this version is 200.
  • Fractal Materials Die Cut: The back of this card has a stated serial number of 250. The first 50 cards in the print run are die cut so the print run for this version is 50.
  • Fractal Materials Z2 Axis: The back of this card has a stated serial number of 20.

Frank Thomas 1998 Leaf #157

Frank Thomas 1998 Leaf #157

  • Base: This is the stock card.
  • Fractal Matrix: The back of this card doesn't have a stated print run but it's 600.
  • Fractal Matrix Die Cut: The back of this card doesn't have a stated print run but it's 400.
  • Fractal Matrix Diamond Axis: The back of this card has a stated serial number of 50.
  • Fractal Foundations: The back of this card has a stated serial number of 3999.
  • Fractal Materials: The back of this card has a stated serial number of 3250. The first 200 cards in the print run are die cut so the print run for this version is 3050.
  • Fractal Materials Die Cut: The back of this card has a stated serial number of 3250. The first 200 cards in the print run are die cut so the print run for this version is 200.
  • Fractal Materials Z2 Axis: The back of this card has a stated serial number of 20.
1998 Leaf Fractal Foundation 3999 163 Chuck Knoblauch Minnesota Twins Card
1998 Leaf Fractal Foundation 3999 163 Chuck Knoblauch Minnesota Twins Card
$10.28
David Ortiz 1998 Gold Leaf Collections Series Parallel Rookie Card 183
David Ortiz 1998 Gold Leaf Collections Series Parallel Rookie Card 183
$21.95
1998 MIKE PIAZZA LEAF FRACTAL FOUNDATION 152 PSA 9 DODGERS 3999 POP 1 657
1998 MIKE PIAZZA LEAF FRACTAL FOUNDATION 152 PSA 9 DODGERS 3999 POP 1 657
$30.99
1998 LEAF HEADED HALL STATE W AROD PROVINCAL 19CT INSERT STATISTICAL STANDOUTS
1998 LEAF HEADED HALL STATE W AROD PROVINCAL 19CT INSERT STATISTICAL STANDOUTS
$35.67
1998 Leaf Rookies  Stars True Blue 500 144 Mike Piazza New York Mets Card
1998 Leaf Rookies Stars True Blue 500 144 Mike Piazza New York Mets Card
$12.29
1998 Leaf Rookies  Stars Standing Ovations 5000 Ken Griffey Jr PSA 85 NM MT+
1998 Leaf Rookies Stars Standing Ovations 5000 Ken Griffey Jr PSA 85 NM MT+
$24.93
Choice of 2013 Leaf Sports Heroes Autograph Serial Numbered 1 1 Olympics Auto
Choice of 2013 Leaf Sports Heroes Autograph Serial Numbered 1 1 Olympics Auto
$14.99
1998 Leaf Rookies  Stars Extreme Measures Missing Serial Number Roger Clemens
1998 Leaf Rookies Stars Extreme Measures Missing Serial Number Roger Clemens
$33.28
1998 Leaf Rookies  Stars Extreme Measures Missing Serial Number 5 Larry Walker
1998 Leaf Rookies Stars Extreme Measures Missing Serial Number 5 Larry Walker
$33.28
1998 Leaf Rookies  Stars Extreme Measures Missing Serial Number 9 Jeff Bagwell
1998 Leaf Rookies Stars Extreme Measures Missing Serial Number 9 Jeff Bagwell
$44.78
1998 Leaf Rookies  Stars Homerun Derby Non Number 1 Tino Martinez Card
1998 Leaf Rookies Stars Homerun Derby Non Number 1 Tino Martinez Card
$27.24
1998 Leaf Rookies  Stars Major League Hard Drives Non Number 82 Mike Piazza
1998 Leaf Rookies Stars Major League Hard Drives Non Number 82 Mike Piazza
$50.24
1998 Leaf Rookies  Stars Without Serial Number 61 Mike Piazza New York Mets
1998 Leaf Rookies Stars Without Serial Number 61 Mike Piazza New York Mets
$50.53
1998 Leaf Rookies  Stars Without Serial Number 62 Mike Piazza Florida Marlins
1998 Leaf Rookies Stars Without Serial Number 62 Mike Piazza Florida Marlins
$50.53
1998 Leaf Rookies  Stars MVP Non Number 11 Jeff Bagwell Houston Astros Card
1998 Leaf Rookies Stars MVP Non Number 11 Jeff Bagwell Houston Astros Card
$44.78
1998 Leaf Rookies  Stars True Blue 500 100 Shawn Green Toronto Jays Card
1998 Leaf Rookies Stars True Blue 500 100 Shawn Green Toronto Jays Card
$10.28

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