1997 Pinnacle FanFest

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Description

1997 Pinnacle FanFest is a 21-card set distributed at the All-Star Game's FanFest held in Cleveland, Ohio, July 4-8, 1997 at the Convention Center. Each attendee received a three-card pack with each admission.

Card #FF21 (an etched foil card) packed out as a redemption. The card itself could only be obtained at the locations listed on the card's back.

Randomly inserted into the packs were 12 other cards of various Cleveland celebrities.

NOTE: This set is not to be confused with a similar-looking FanFest set that was produced by Pinnacle under their Score brand name.

Distribution

Three cards per FanFest Admission.

Checklist

Promos

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Pinnacle created this seven-card set to promote the All-Star Game FanFest set. The cards were distributed to Hobby dealers throughout the Cleveland area.

  • NNO Roger Clemens
  • NNO Larry Doby
  • NNO Greg Maddux
  • NNO Hideo Nomo
  • NNO Andy Pettitte
  • NNO Mike Piazza
  • NNO Ivan Rodriguez

Base Set

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  • FF1 Frank Thomas
  • FF2 Jeff Bagwell
  • FF3 Chuck Knoblauch
  • FF4 Craig Biggio
  • FF5 Alex Rodriguez
  • FF6 Chipper Jones
  • FF7 Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • FF8 Ken Caminiti
  • FF9 Juan Gonzalez
  • FF10 Barry Bonds
  • FF11 Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • FF12 Andruw Jones
  • FF13 Manny Ramirez
  • FF14 Tony Gwynn
  • FF15 Ivan Rodriguez
  • FF16 Mike Piazza
  • FF17 Andy Pettitte
  • FF18 Hideo Nomo
  • FF19 Roger Clemens
  • FF20 Greg Maddux

Sandy Alomar, Jr. Redemption Card

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Randomly inserted into packs was a redemption card good for the 21st and final card in the set, an etched foil card of Indians catcher Sandy Alomar, Jr. In order to claim their Alomar card, collectors had to venture out to one of the participating Northeast Ohio-area Hobby shops located on the reverse side of the redemption.

  • FF21 Sandy Alomar, Jr. EXCH SP

Parallels

Playing Cards

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The entire 21-card FanFest set as well as the 12 inserts (listed below), is also available in a "playing card" parallel. Each card has rounded corners (like a playing card) and has the Pinnacle logo on the reverse side. These cards were part of a "house of cards" display at FanFest.

Inserts

Randomly inserted into FanFest packs were these "inserts" of various Cleveland celebrities.

  • PC1 Macie McInnis
  • PC2 Bill Martin
  • PC3 Dick Goddard
  • PC4 Jack Corrigan
  • PC5 Mike Hegan
  • PC6 Rick Manning
  • PC7 John Sanders
  • PC8 Michael White
  • PC9 Wilma Smith
  • PC10 Tim Taylor
  • PC11 Robin Swoboda
  • PC12 Slider