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Description

1997 Donruss is a 450-card issued in two separate series of 270 and 180 cards respectively. (The second series was issued as "Donruss Update," however since the set is numbered as an extension of Series One, it is considered part of this set.)

The following subsets are included within the set: Checklists (267-270/448-450), Rookies (353-397), Hit List (398-422), King of the Hill (423-437) and Interleague Showdown (438-447).

Distribution

Series One Hobby: 18 packs per box, ten cards per pack (MSRP: $1.99).

Update Series Hobby: 24 packs per box, ten cards per pack (MSRP: $1.99).

Update Series Blister Pack: 14 cards per pack (MSRP: $2.99).

Reviews

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Series One Hobby Odds Series One Retail Odds Series One Jumbo Odds Update Hobby Odds Update Retail Odds
Base 450 - ? ? ? ? ?
Silver Press Proof 450 2000 1:8 1:8 ? 1:16 1:16
Gold Press Proof 450 500 1:32 1:32 ? 1:64 1:64
Rated Rookies 30 - 1:6 1:6 1:6 N/A N/A
Diamond Kings 10 9500 1:45 1:45 ? N/A N/A
Diamond Kings Canvas 10 500 1:864 1:864 ? N/A N/A
Elite 12 2500 1:144 1:144 ? N/A N/A
Armed and Dangerous 15 5000 1:58 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Longball Leaders 15 5000 N/A ? N/A N/A N/A
Rocket Launchers 15 5000 N/A N/A ? N/A N/A
Dominators 20 - N/A N/A N/A ? ?
Rookie Diamond Kings 10 9500 N/A N/A N/A 1:24 1:24
Rookie Diamond Kings Canvas 10 500 N/A N/A N/A 1:480 1:480
Cal Ripken: The Only Way I Know 9 5000 N/A N/A N/A 1:24 1:24
Power Alley 24 varies N/A N/A N/A ? ?
Power Alley Die-Cuts 24 250 N/A N/A N/A ? ?
Franchise Features 20 3000 N/A N/A N/A 1:48 N/A

Checklist

Base Set

Series One

  • 1 Juan Gonzalez
  • 2 Jim Edmonds
  • 3 Tony Gwynn
  • 4 Andres Galarraga
  • 5 Joe Carter
  • 6 Raul Mondesi
  • 7 Greg Maddux
  • 8 Travis Fryman
  • 9 Brian Jordan
  • 10 Henry Rodriguez
  • 11 Manny Ramirez
  • 12 Mark McGwire
  • 13 Marc Newfield
  • 14 Craig Biggio
  • 15 Sammy Sosa
  • 16 Brady Anderson
  • 17 Wade Boggs
  • 18 Charles Johnson
  • 19 Matt Williams
  • 20 Denny Neagle
  • 21 Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 22 Robin Ventura
  • 23 Barry Larkin
  • 24 Todd Zeile
  • 25 Chuck Knoblauch
  • 26 Todd Hundley
  • 27 Roger Clemens
  • 28 Michael Tucker
  • 29 Rondell White
  • 30 Osvaldo Fernandez
  • 31 Ivan Rodriguez
  • 32 Alex Fernandez
  • 33 Jason Isringhausen
  • 34 Chipper Jones
  • 35 Paul O'Neill
  • 36 Hideo Nomo
  • 37 Roberto Alomar
  • 38 Derek Bell
  • 39 Paul Molitor
  • 40 Andy Benes
  • 41 Steve Trachsel
  • 42 J.T. Snow
  • 43 Jason Kendall
  • 44 Alex Rodriguez
  • 45 Joey Hamilton
  • 46 Carlos Delgado
  • 47 Jason Giambi
  • 48 Larry Walker
  • 49 Derek Jeter
  • 50 Kenny Lofton
  • 51 Devon White
  • 52 Matt Mieske
  • 53 Melvin Nieves
  • 54 Jose Canseco
  • 55 Tino Martinez
  • 56 Rafael Palmeiro
  • 57 Edgardo Alfonzo
  • 58 Jay Buhner
  • 59 Shane Reynolds
  • 60 Steve Finley
  • 61 Bob Higginson
  • 62 Dean Palmer
  • 63 Terry Pendleton
  • 64 Marquis Grissom
  • 65 Mike Stanley
  • 66 Moises Alou
  • 67 Ray Lankford
  • 68 Marty Cordova
  • 69 John Olerud
  • 70 David Cone
  • 71 Benito Santiago
  • 72 Ryne Sandberg
  • 73 Rickey Henderson
  • 74 Roger Cedeno
  • 75 Wilson Alvarez
  • 76 Tim Salmon
  • 77 Orlando Merced
  • 78 Vinny Castilla
  • 79 Ismael Valdes
  • 80 Dante Bichette
  • 81 Kevin Brown
  • 82 Andy Pettitte
  • 83 Scott Stahoviak
  • 84 Mickey Tettleton
  • 85 Jack McDowell
  • 86 Tom Glavine
  • 87 Gregg Jefferies
  • 88 Chili Davis
  • 89 Randy Johnson
  • 90 John Mabry
  • 91 Billy Wagner
  • 92 Jeff Cirillo
  • 93 Trevor Hoffman
  • 94 Juan Guzman
  • 95 Geronimo Berroa
  • 96 Bernard Gilkey
  • 97 Danny Tartabull
  • 98 Johnny Damon
  • 99 Charlie Hayes
  • 100 Reggie Sanders
  • 101 Robby Thompson
  • 102 Bobby Bonilla
  • 103 Reggie Jefferson
  • 104 John Smoltz
  • 105 Jim Thome
  • 106 Ruben Rivera
  • 107 Darren Oliver
  • 108 Mo Vaughn
  • 109 Roger Pavlik
  • 110 Terry Steinbach
  • 111 Jermaine Dye
  • 112 Mark Grudzielanek
  • 113 Rick Aguilera
  • 114 Jamey Wright
  • 115 Eddie Murray
  • 116 Brian L. Hunter
  • 117 Hal Morris
  • 118 Tom Pagnozzi
  • 119 Mike Mussina
  • 120 Mark Grace
  • 121 Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • 122 Tom Goodwin
  • 123 Paul Sorrento
  • 124 Jay Bell
  • 125 Todd Hollandsworth
  • 126 Edgar Martinez
  • 127 George Arias
  • 128 Greg Vaughn
  • 129 Roberto Hernandez
  • 130 Delino DeShields
  • 131 Bill Pulsipher
  • 132 Joey Cora
  • 133 Mariano Rivera
  • 134 Mike Piazza
  • 135 Carlos Baerga
  • 136 Jose Mesa
  • 137 Will Clark
  • 138 Frank Thomas
  • 139 John Wetteland
  • 140 Shawn Estes
  • 141 Garret Anderson
  • 142 Andre Dawson
  • 143 Eddie Taubensee
  • 144 Ryan Klesko
  • 145 Rocky Coppinger
  • 146 Jeff Bagwell
  • 147 Donovan Osborne
  • 148 Greg Myers
  • 149 Brant Brown
  • 150 Kevin Elster
  • 151 Bob Wells
  • 152 Wally Joyner
  • 153 Rico Brogna
  • 154 Dwight Gooden
  • 155 Jermaine Allensworth
  • 156 Ray Durham
  • 157 Cecil Fielder
  • 158 John Burkett
  • 159 Gary Sheffield
  • 160 Albert Belle
  • 161 Tomas Perez
  • 162 David Doster
  • 163 John Valentin
  • 164 Danny Graves
  • 165 Jose Paniagua
  • 166 Brian Giles RC
  • 167 Barry Bonds
  • 168 Sterling Hitchcock
  • 169 Bernie Williams
  • 170 Fred McGriff
  • 171 George Williams
  • 172 Amaury Telemaco
  • 173 Ken Caminiti
  • 174 Ron Gant
  • 175 Dave Justice
  • 176 James Baldwin
  • 177 Pat Hentgen
  • 178 Ben McDonald
  • 179 Tim Naehring
  • 180 Jim Eisenreich
  • 181 Ken Hill
  • 182 Paul Wilson
  • 183 Marvin Benard
  • 184 Alan Benes
  • 185 Ellis Burks
  • 186 Scott Servais
  • 187 David Segui
  • 188 Scott Brosius
  • 189 Jose Offerman
  • 190 Eric Davis
  • 191 Brett Butler
  • 192 Curtis Pride
  • 193 Yamil Benitez
  • 194 Chan Ho Park
  • 195 Bret Boone
  • 196 Omar Vizquel
  • 197 Orlando Miller
  • 198 Ramon Martinez
  • 199 Harold Baines
  • 200 Eric Young
  • 201 Fernando Vina
  • 202 Alex Gonzalez
  • 203 Fernando Valenzuela
  • 204 Steve Avery
  • 205 Ernie Young
  • 206 Kevin Appier
  • 207 Randy Myers
  • 208 Jeff Suppan
  • 209 James Mouton
  • 210 Russ Davis
  • 211 Al Martin
  • 212 Troy Percival
  • 213 Al Leiter
  • 214 Dennis Eckersley
  • 215 Mark Johnson
  • 216 Eric Karros
  • 217 Royce Clayton
  • 218 Tony Phillips
  • 219 Tim Wakefield
  • 220 Alan Trammell
  • 221 Eduardo Perez
  • 222 Butch Huskey
  • 223 Tim Belcher
  • 224 Jamie Moyer
  • 225 F.P. Santangelo
  • 226 Rusty Greer
  • 227 Jeff Brantley
  • 228 Mark Langston
  • 229 Ray Montgomery
  • 230 Rich Becker
  • 231 Ozzie Smith
  • 232 Rey Ordonez
  • 233 Ricky Otero
  • 234 Mike Cameron
  • 235 Mike Sweeney
  • 236 Mark Lewis
  • 237 Luis Gonzalez
  • 238 Marcus Jensen
  • 239 Ed Sprague
  • 240 Jose Valentin
  • 241 Jeff Frye
  • 242 Charles Nagy
  • 243 Carlos Garcia
  • 244 Mike Hampton
  • 245 B.J. Surhoff
  • 246 Wilton Guerrero
  • 247 Frank Rodriguez
  • 248 Gary Gaetti
  • 249 Lance Johnson
  • 250 Darren Bragg
  • 251 Darryl Hamilton
  • 252 John Jaha
  • 253 Craig Paquette
  • 254 Jaime Navarro
  • 255 Shawon Dunston
  • 256 Mark Loretta
  • 257 Tim Belk
  • 258 Jeff Darwin
  • 259 Ruben Sierra
  • 260 Chuck Finley
  • 261 Darryl Strawberry
  • 262 Shannon Stewart
  • 263 Pedro Martinez
  • 264 Neifi Perez
  • 265 Jeff Conine
  • 266 Orel Hershiser
  • 267 Eddie Murray CL
  • 268 Paul Molitor CL
  • 269 Barry Bonds CL
  • 270 Mark McGwire CL

Update Series

  • 271 Matt Williams
  • 272 Todd Zeile
  • 273 Roger Clemens
  • 274 Michael Tucker
  • 275 J.T. Snow
  • 276 Kenny Lofton
  • 277 Jose Canseco
  • 278 Marquis Grissom
  • 279 Moises Alou
  • 280 Benito Santiago
  • 281 Willie McGee
  • 282 Chili Davis
  • 283 Ron Coomer
  • 284 Orlando Merced
  • 285 Delino DeShields
  • 286 John Wetteland
  • 287 Darren Daulton
  • 288 Lee Stevens
  • 289 Albert Belle
  • 290 Sterling Hitchcock
  • 291 Dave Justice
  • 292 Eric Davis
  • 293 Brian Hunter
  • 294 Darryl Hamilton
  • 295 Steve Avery
  • 296 Joe Vitiello
  • 297 Jaime Navarro
  • 298 Eddie Murray
  • 299 Randy Myers
  • 300 Francisco Cordova
  • 301 Javy Lopez
  • 302 Geronimo Berroa
  • 303 Jeffrey Hammonds
  • 304 Deion Sanders
  • 305 Jeff Fassero
  • 306 Curt Schilling
  • 307 Robb Nen
  • 308 Mark McLemore
  • 309 Jimmy Key
  • 310 Quilvio Veras
  • 311 Bip Roberts
  • 312 Esteban Loaiza
  • 313 Andy Ashby
  • 314 Sandy Alomar, Jr.
  • 315 Shawn Green
  • 316 Luis Castillo
  • 317 Benji Gil
  • 318 Otis Nixon
  • 319 Aaron Sele
  • 320 Brad Ausmus
  • 321 Troy O'Leary
  • 322 Terrell Wade
  • 323 Jeff King
  • 324 Kevin Seitzer
  • 325 Mark Wohlers
  • 326 Edgar Renteria
  • 327 Dan Wilson
  • 328 Brian McRae
  • 329 Rod Beck
  • 330 Julio Franco
  • 331 Dave Nilsson
  • 332 Glenallen Hill
  • 333 Kevin Elster
  • 334 Joe Girardi
  • 335 David Wells
  • 336 Jeff Blauser
  • 337 Darryl Kile
  • 338 Jeff Kent
  • 339 Jim Leyritz
  • 340 Todd Stottlemyre
  • 341 Tony Clark
  • 342 Chris Hoiles
  • 343 Mike Lieberthal
  • 344 Matt Lawton
  • 345 Alex Ochoa
  • 346 Chris Snopek
  • 347 Rudy Pemberton
  • 348 Eric Owens
  • 349 Joe Randa
  • 350 John Olerud
  • 351 Steve Karsay
  • 352 Mark Whiten
  • 353 Bob Abreu
  • 354 Bartolo Colon
  • 355 Vladimir Guerrero
  • 356 Darin Erstad
  • 357 Scott Rolen
  • 358 Andruw Jones
  • 359 Scott Spiezio
  • 360 Karim Garcia
  • 361 Hideki Irabu RC
  • 362 Nomar Garciaparra
  • 363 Dmitri Young
  • 364 Bubba Trammell RC
  • 365 Kevin Orie
  • 366 Jose Rosado
  • 367 Jose Guillen
  • 368 Brooks Kieschnick
  • 369 Pokey Reese
  • 370 Glendon Rusch
  • 371 Jason Dickson
  • 372 Todd Walker
  • 373 Justin Thompson
  • 374 Todd Greene
  • 375 Jeff Suppan
  • 376 Trey Beamon
  • 377 Damon Mashore
  • 378 Wendell Magee, Jr.
  • 379 Shigetoshi Hasegawa RC
  • 380 Bill Mueller RC
  • 381 Chris Widger
  • 382 Tony Graffanino
  • 383 Derrek Lee
  • 384 Brian Moehler RC
  • 385 Quinton McCracken
  • 386 Matt Morris
  • 387 Marvin Benard
  • 388 Deivi Cruz RC
  • 389 Javier Valentin
  • 390 Todd Dunwoody
  • 391 Derrick Gibson
  • 392 Raul Casanova
  • 393 George Arias
  • 394 Tony Womack RC
  • 395 Antone Williamson
  • 396 Jose Cruz, Jr. RC
  • 397 Desi Relaford
  • 398 Frank Thomas HIT
  • 399 Ken Griffey, Jr. HIT
  • 400 Cal Ripken, Jr. HIT
  • 401 Chipper Jones HIT
  • 402 Mike Piazza HIT
  • 403 Gary Sheffield HIT
  • 404 Alex Rodriguez HIT
  • 405 Wade Boggs HIT
  • 406 Juan Gonzalez HIT
  • 407 Tony Gwynn HIT
  • 408 Edgar Martinez HIT
  • 409 Jeff Bagwell HIT
  • 410 Larry Walker HIT
  • 411 Kenny Lofton HIT
  • 412 Manny Ramirez HIT
  • 413 Mark McGwire HIT
  • 414 Roberto Alomar HIT
  • 415 Derek Jeter HIT
  • 416 Brady Anderson HIT
  • 417 Paul Molitor HIT
  • 418 Dante Bichette HIT
  • 419 Jim Edmonds HIT
  • 420 Mo Vaughn HIT
  • 421 Barry Bonds HIT
  • 422 Rusty Greer HIT
  • 423 Greg Maddux KING
  • 424 Andy Pettitte KING
  • 425 John Smoltz KING
  • 426 Randy Johnson KING
  • 427 Hideo Nomo KING
  • 428 Roger Clemens KING
  • 429 Tom Glavine KING
  • 430 Pat Hentgen KING
  • 431 Kevin Brown KING
  • 432 Mike Mussina KING
  • 433 Alex Fernandez KING
  • 434 Kevin Appier KING
  • 435 David Cone KING
  • 436 Jeff Fassero KING
  • 437 John Wetteland KING
  • 438 Barry Bonds / Ivan Rodriguez IS
  • 439 Ken Griffey, Jr. / Andres Gallaraga IS
  • 440 Fred McGriff / Rafael Palmeiro IS
  • 441 Barry Larkin / Jim Thome IS
  • 442 Sammy Sosa / Albert Belle IS
  • 443 Bernie Williams / Todd Hundley IS
  • 444 Chuck Knoblauch / Brian Jordan IS
  • 445 Mo Vaughn / Jeff Conine IS
  • 446 Ken Caminiti / Jason Giambi IS
  • 447 Raul Mondesi / Tim Salmon IS
  • 448 Cal Ripken, Jr. CL
  • 449 Greg Maddux CL
  • 450 Ken Griffey, Jr. CL

Parallels

Press Proof

All 450 cards are available in the following "Press Proof" parallels.

Silver (limited to 2000 copies)

Gold (limited to 500 copies)

Inserts

Rated Rookies

Randomly inserted in all first series packs, this 30-card set honors the top rookie prospects as chosen by Donruss to be the most likely to succeed. Like they did with the Diamond Kings five years earlier, this is the first time Donruss' Rated Rookies were issued as an insert set.

  • 1 Jason Thompson
  • 2 LaTroy Hawkins
  • 3 Scott Rolen
  • 4 Trey Beamon
  • 5 Kimera Bartee
  • 6 Nerio Rodriguez
  • 7 Jeff D'Amico
  • 8 Quinton McCracken
  • 9 John Wasdin
  • 10 Robin Jennings
  • 11 Steve Gibralter
  • 12 Tyler Houston
  • 13 Tony Clark
  • 14 Ugueth Urbina
  • 15 Karim Garcia
  • 16 Raul Casanova
  • 17 Brooks Kieschnick
  • 18 Luis Castillo
  • 19 Edgar Renteria
  • 20 Andruw Jones
  • 21 Chad Mottola
  • 22 Mac Suzuki
  • 23 Justin Thompson
  • 24 Darin Erstad
  • 25 Todd Walker
  • 26 Todd Greene
  • 27 Vladimir Guerrero
  • 28 Darren Dreifort
  • 29 John Burke
  • 30 Damon Mashore

Diamond Kings

Exclusive to all Series One packs, the 1997 Diamond Kings are a ten-card set that commemorates the 15th Anniversary of the original Diamond Kings. Dan Gardner replaced longtime DK artist Dick Perez, and for the first time not all MLB teams were represented with a DK.

Each card is serial-numbered to 10,000 copies with the first 500 printed on a canvas-like substance. As part of a promotion, collectors who found their card serial-numbered "01982/10000" could redeem their card for the original artwork.

  • 1 Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 2 Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • 3 Mo Vaughn
  • 4 Chuck Knoblauch
  • 5 Jeff Bagwell
  • 6 Henry Rodriguez
  • 7 Mike Piazza
  • 8 Ivan Rodriguez
  • 9 Frank Thomas
  • 10 Chipper Jones

Elite

Each Elite insert is serial-numbered to 2500 copies. Each card can also be found in a "promo" version marked "SAMPLE CARD" on front and back and serial-numbered "PROMO/2500".

  • 1 Frank Thomas
  • 2 Paul Molitor
  • 3 Sammy Sosa
  • 4 Barry Bonds
  • 5 Chipper Jones
  • 6 Alex Rodriguez
  • 7 Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 8 Jeff Bagwell
  • 9 Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • 10 Mo Vaughn
  • 11 Mike Piazza
  • 12 Juan Gonzalez

Armed and Dangerous

This 15-card set is exclusive to Series One Hobby packs and is serial-numbered to 5000 copies.

  • 1 Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 2 Raul Mondesi
  • 3 Chipper Jones
  • 4 Ivan Rodriguez
  • 5 Randy Johnson
  • 6 Alex Rodriguez
  • 7 Larry Walker
  • 8 Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • 9 Kenny Lofton
  • 10 Barry Bonds
  • 11 Derek Jeter
  • 12 Charles Johnson
  • 13 Greg Maddux
  • 14 Roberto Alomar
  • 15 Barry Larkin

Longball Leaders

This 15-card set is exclusive to Series One retail packs, and is serial-numbered to 5000 copies.

  • 1 Frank Thomas
  • 2 Albert Belle
  • 3 Mo Vaughn
  • 4 Brady Anderson
  • 5 Greg Vaughn
  • 6 Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 7 Jay Buhner
  • 8 Juan Gonzalez
  • 9 Mike Piazza
  • 10 Jeff Bagwell
  • 11 Sammy Sosa
  • 12 Mark McGwire
  • 13 Cecil Fielder
  • 14 Ryan Klesko
  • 15 Jose Canseco

Rocket Launchers

This 15-card set is exclusive to Series One jumbo (a.k.a. "Magazine") packs, and is serial-numbered to 5000 copies.

  • 1 Frank Thomas
  • 2 Albert Belle
  • 3 Chipper Jones
  • 4 Mike Piazza
  • 5 Mo Vaughn
  • 6 Juan Gonzalez
  • 7 Fred McGriff
  • 8 Jeff Bagwell
  • 9 Matt Williams
  • 10 Gary Sheffield
  • 11 Barry Bonds
  • 12 Manny Ramirez
  • 13 Henry Rodriguez
  • 14 Jason Giambi
  • 15 Cal Ripken, Jr.

Dominators

This 20-card set was randomly inserted into all Update Series packs.

  • 1 Frank Thomas
  • 2 Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 3 Greg Maddux
  • 4 Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • 5 Alex Rodriguez
  • 6 Albert Belle
  • 7 Mark McGwire
  • 8 Juan Gonzalez
  • 9 Chipper Jones
  • 10 Hideo Nomo
  • 11 Roger Clemens
  • 12 John Smoltz
  • 13 Mike Piazza
  • 14 Sammy Sosa
  • 15 Matt Williams
  • 16 Kenny Lofton
  • 17 Barry Larkin
  • 18 Rafael Palmeiro
  • 19 Ken Caminiti
  • 20 Gary Sheffield

Rookie Diamond Kings

Exclusive to all Update Series packs, the 1997 Rookie Diamond Kings are a ten-card set that features 10 of that season's hottest rookies. Each card is serial-numbered to 10,000 copies with the first 500 printed on a canvas-like substance.

  • 1 Andruw Jones
  • 2 Vladimir Guerrero
  • 3 Scott Rolen
  • 4 Todd Walker
  • 5 Bartolo Colon
  • 6 Jose Guillen
  • 7 Nomar Garciaparra
  • 8 Darin Erstad
  • 9 Dmitri Young
  • 10 Wilton Guerrero

Cal Ripken: The Only Way I Know

This special 10-card autobiographical tribute to Cal Ripken, Jr. delivers a one-of-a-kind inside look at the modern day "Iron Man," and was meant to promote Ripken's book of the same name. The first nine cards in the set were randomly seeded into packs of Donruss Update, while Card #10 was available exclusively in his book, The Only Way I Know. Ripken autographed 2131 of these #10 cards and they were randomly inserted into the books (see below). Because of it's separate distribution, #10 is not commonly included in complete sets, thus the set is considered complete with cards 1-9.

Only 5000 serial-numbered copies of each of the first nine cards were produced. Card #10 is not serial-numbered.

  • 1 Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • 2 Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • 3 Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • 4 Cal Ripken, Jr. / Little League Team
  • 5 Cal Ripken / Eddie Murray
  • 6 Cal Ripken, Jr. / Cal Ripken, Sr. / Billy Ripken
  • 7 Ripken Family
  • 8 Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • 9 Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • 10 Cal Ripken, Jr.

Power Alley

This 24-card set features the league's top hitters printed on a micro-etched, all-foil card stock with holographic foil stamping. Using a "fractured" printing structure, 12 players utilize a green (GR) finish and are numbered to 4000. Eight players are printed on all blue (B) finish and number to 2000, with the last four players utilizing a gold (G) finish and are numbered to 1000.

The first 250 copies of each card, regardless of color, are die-cut.

  • 1 Frank Thomas G
  • 2 Ken Griffey, Jr. G
  • 3 Cal Ripken, Jr. G
  • 4 Jeff Bagwell B
  • 5 Mike Piazza B
  • 6 Andruw Jones GR
  • 7 Alex Rodriguez G
  • 8 Albert Belle GR
  • 9 Mo Vaughn GR
  • 10 Chipper Jones B
  • 11 Juan Gonzalez B
  • 12 Ken Caminiti GR
  • 13 Manny Ramirez GR
  • 14 Mark McGwire GR
  • 15 Kenny Lofton B
  • 16 Barry Bonds GR
  • 17 Gary Sheffield GR
  • 18 Tony Gwynn GR
  • 19 Vladimir Guerrero B
  • 20 Ivan Rodriguez B
  • 21 Paul Molitor B
  • 22 Sammy Sosa GR
  • 23 Matt Williams GR
  • 24 Derek Jeter GR

Franchise Features

This 15-card set, exclusive to Update Series Hobby packs, features player photos on a unique dual-fronted, "movie-poster". Each card highlights a superstar veteran on one side displaying a "Now Playing" banner, while the other side features a rookie prospect with a "Coming Attraction" banner. Each card is printed on an all foil card stock and serial numbered to 3000 copies.

  • 1 Ken Griffey, Jr. / Andruw Jones
  • 2 Frank Thomas / Darin Erstad
  • 3 Alex Rodriguez / Nomar Garciaparra
  • 4 Chuck Knoblauch / Wilton Guerrero
  • 5 Juan Gonzalez / Bubba Trammell
  • 6 Chipper Jones / Todd Walker
  • 7 Barry Bonds / Vladimir Guerrero
  • 8 Mark McGwire / Dmitri Young
  • 9 Mike Piazza / Mike Sweeney
  • 10 Mo Vaughn / Tony Clark
  • 11 Gary Sheffield / Jose Guillen
  • 12 Kenny Lofton / Shannon Stewart
  • 13 Cal Ripken, Jr. / Scott Rolen
  • 14 Derek Jeter / Pokey Reese
  • 15 Tony Gwynn / Bob Abreu

Update Series Ripken Info Card

This card of Cal Ripken, Jr. was inserted as the top card in each 1997 Donruss Update 14-card blister packs. The front features a reproduction of Ripken's Update Series checklist card (#448), but is not foil-stamped. The back displays information about Donruss Update's base and insert sets.

  • 1 Cal Ripken, Jr.

Autographs & Game-Used

Cal Ripken: The Only Way I Know Autograph

Card #10 in the Cal Ripken: The Only Way I Know insert set was available exclusively in his of the same name. Ripken autographed 2131 of these cards and they were randomly inserted into the books.

  • 10AU Cal Ripken, Jr. 2131