1999 Upper Deck Challengers for 70

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1999 Upper Deck Challengers for 70 is a 90-card set released in the Summer of 1999. As the name suggests, the set features nothing but power hitters whom, Upper Deck believed, could break Mark McGwire's single-season home run record.


20 packs per box, five cards per pack.


Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Odds
Base 90 - 4:1
Challengers Edition 90 600 ?
Challengers 30 - one-per-pack
Challengers 70 30 70 ?
Mark on History 25 - 1:5
Mark on History 70 25 70 ?
Swinging for the Fences 15 - 1:19
Longball Legends 30 - 1:39
Swinging for the Fences Autograph 6 - ?
A Piece of History 500 Home Run Club 1 350 ?
A Piece of History 500 Home Run Club Autographed 1 3 ?


Base Set

NOTE: The base set is divided into two, 45-card, subsets: Cards #1-#45 are the "Power Elite" while #46-#90 are the "Home Run Highlights."

1 Mark McGwire

2 Sammy Sosa

3 Ken Griffey, Jr.

4 Alex Rodriguez

5 Albert Belle

6 Mo Vaughn

7 Mike Piazza

8 Frank Thomas

9 Juan Gonzalez

10 Barry Bonds

11 Rafael Palmeiro

12 Jose Canseco

13 Nomar Garciaparra

14 Carlos Delgado

15 Brian Jordan

16 Vladimir Guerrero

17 Vinny Castilla

18 Chipper Jones

19 Jeff Bagwell

20 Moises Alou

21 Tony Clark

22 Jim Thome

23 Tino Martinez

24 Greg Vaughn

25 Javy Lopez

26 Jeromy Burnitz

27 Cal Ripken, Jr.

28 Manny Ramirez

29 Darin Erstad

30 Ken Caminiti

31 Edgar Martinez

32 Ivan Rodriguez

33 Larry Walker

34 Todd Helton

35 Andruw Jones

36 Ray Lankford

37 Travis Lee

38 Raul Mondesi

39 Scott Rolen

40 Ben Grieve

41 J.D. Drew

42 Troy Glaus

43 Eric Chavez

44 Gabe Kapler

45 Michael Barrett

46 Mark McGwire

47 Jose Canseco

48 Greg Vaughn

49 Albert Belle

50 Mark McGwire

51 Vinny Castilla

52 Vladimir Guerrero

53 Andres Galarraga

54 Rafael Palmeiro

55 Juan Gonzalez

56 Ken Griffey, Jr.

57 Barry Bonds

58 Mo Vaughn

59 Nomar Garciaparra

60 Tino Martinez

61 Mark McGwire

62 Mark McGwire

63 Mark McGwire

64 Mark McGwire

65 Mark McGwire

66 Sammy Sosa

67 Mark McGwire

68 Mark McGwire

69 Mark McGwire

70 Mark McGwire

71 Mark McGwire

72 Scott Brosius

73 Tony Gwynn

74 Chipper Jones

75 Jeff Bagwell

76 Moises Alou

77 Manny Ramirez

78 Carlos Delgado

79 Kerry Wood

80 Ken Griffey, Jr.

81 Cal Ripken, Jr.

82 Alex Rodriguez

83 Barry Bonds

84 Ken Griffey, Jr.

85 Travis Lee

86 George Lombard

87 Michael Barrett

88 Jeremy Giambi

89 Troy Glaus

90 J.D. Drew


All 90 base cards are available in a "Challengers" parallel which is serial-numbered to 600 copies. Each card is stamped with holographic foil on the front.



Each Challengers card is also available in a parallel which is serial-numbered to 70 copies.

C1 Mark McGwire

C2 Sammy Sosa

C3 Ken Griffey, Jr.

C4 Alex Rodriguez

C5 Albert Belle

C6 Mo Vaughn

C7 Mike Piazza

C8 Frank Thomas

C9 Juan Gonzalez

C10 Barry Bonds

C11 Rafael Palmeiro

C12 Nomar Garciaparra

C13 Vladimir Guerrero

C14 Vinny Castilla

C15 Chipper Jones

C16 Jeff Bagwell

C17 Moises Alou

C18 Tony Clark

C19 Jim Thome

C20 Tino Martinez

C21 Greg Vaughn

C22 Manny Ramirez

C23 Darin Erstad

C24 Ken Caminiti

C25 Ivan Rodriguez

C26 Andruw Jones

C27 Travis Lee

C28 Scott Rolen

C29 Ben Grieve

C30 J.D. Drew

Mark on History

Mark on History is a 25-card set celebrating Mark McGwire's 1998 season. For brevity's sake, since all 25 cards are of the same player, the checklist is not listed below.

In addition, each card is also available in a parallel which is serial-numbered to 70 copies.

Swinging for the Fences

S1 Ken Griffey, Jr.

S2 Mark McGwire

S3 Sammy Sosa

S4 Alex Rodriguez

S5 Nomar Garciaparra

S6 J.D. Drew

S7 Vladimir Guerrero

S8 Ben Grieve

S9 Chipper Jones

S10 Gabe Kapler

S11 Travis Lee

S12 Todd Helton

S13 Juan Gonzalez

S14 Mike Piazza

S15 Mo Vaughn

Longball Legends

L1 Ken Griffey, Jr.

L2 Mark McGwire

L3 Sammy Sosa

L4 Cal Ripken, Jr.

L5 Barry Bonds

L6 Larry Walker

L7 Fred McGriff

L8 Alex Rodriguez

L9 Frank Thomas

L10 Juan Gonzalez

L11 Jeff Bagwell

L12 Mo Vaughn

L13 Albert Belle

L14 Mike Piazza

L15 Vladimir Guerrero

L16 Chipper Jones

L17 Ken Caminiti

L18 Rafael Palmeiro

L19 Nomar Garciaparra

L20 Jim Thome

L21 Edgar Martinez

L22 Ivan Rodriguez

L23 Andres Galarraga

L24 Scott Rolen

L25 Darin Erstad

L26 Moises Alou

L27 J.D. Drew

L28 Andruw Jones

L29 Manny Ramirez

L30 Tino Martinez

L7B Jose Canseco

Autographs & Game-Used

Swinging for the Fences Autographs

An aggregate total of 2700 Swinging for the Fences Autographs of six different players were randomly inserted into packs. Each individual card is NOT serial-numbered and not all cards were produced in equal quantities.

In addition, the Alex Rodriguez card packed out as a redemption, which has long since expired.

AR Alex Rodriguez EXCH

GK Gabe Kapler

JR Ken Griffey, Jr.

TH Todd Helton

TL Travis Lee

VG Vladimir Guerrero

Harmon Killebrew A Piece of History 500 Home Run Club

See Upper Deck A Piece of History 500 HR Club.