1998 Topps Stars

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Description

1998 Topps Stars is a 150-card set that was distributed exclusively to Topps' Home Team Advantage stores. Every base set card is serial-numbered to 9799 copies and each pack contains four other serial-numbered parallel cards.

Distribution

Wax: 24 packs per box; six cards per pack. (Exclusive to HTA Hobby stores)

Reviews

Stale Gum

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Odds
Base 150 9799 two-per-pack
Bronze 150 9799 two-per-pack
Silver 150 4399 one-per-pack
Gold 150 2299 1:2
Gold Rainbow 150 99 1:46
Bronze Galaxy 10 100 1:682
Silver Galaxy 10 75 1:910
Gold Galaxy 10 50 1:1364
Gold Rainbow Galaxy 10 5 1:13,643
Bronze Luminaries 15 100 1:455
Silver Luminaries 15 75 1:606
Gold Luminaries 15 50 1:910
Gold Rainbow Luminaries 15 5 1:9095
Bronze Supernovas 10 100 1:682
Silver Supernovas 10 75 1:910
Gold Supernovas 10 50 1:1364
Gold Rainbow Supernovas 10 5 1:13,643
Hall of Fame Rookie Reprints 5 - 1:24
Autographed Hall of Fame Rookie Reprints 5 - 1:273

Checklist

Promos

These six cards were issued to dealers and The Hobby media in July, 1998 to preview the (then) upcoming 1998 Topps Stars product. The cards are similar in design to standard 1998 Topps Stars cards except for the "000/000" serial-number on back.

PP1 Mike Piazza

PP2 Darin Erstad

PP3 Vinny Castilla

PP4 Craig Biggio

PP5 Ivan Rodriguez

PP6 Pedro Martinez


Base Set

NOTE: Each base set card is stamped with RED foil and serial-numbered to 9799 copies. There is also a BRONZE foil parallel also serial-numbered to 9799 copies; but for purposes of determining the "base" set, we consider the Reds to be it.

1 Greg Maddux

2 Darryl Kile

3 Rod Beck

4 Ellis Burks

5 Gary Sheffield

6 David Ortiz

7 Marquis Grissom

8 Tony Womack

9 Mike Mussina

10 Bernie Williams

11 Andy Benes

12 Rusty Greer

13 Carlos Delgado

14 Jim Edmonds

15 Raul Mondesi

16 Andres Galarraga

17 Wade Boggs

18 Paul O'Neill

19 Edgar Renteria

20 Tony Clark

21 Vladimir Guerrero

22 Moises Alou

23 Bernard Gilkey

24 Lance Johnson

25 Ben Grieve

26 Sandy Alomar, Jr.

27 Ray Durham

28 Shawn Estes

29 David Segui

30 Javy Lopez

31 Steve Finley

32 Rey Ordonez

33 Derek Jeter

34 Henry Rodriguez

35 Mo Vaughn

36 Richard Hidalgo

37 Omar Vizquel

38 Johnny Damon

39 Brian Hunter

40 Matt Williams

41 Chuck Finley

42 Jeromy Burnitz

43 Livan Hernandez

44 Delino DeShields

45 Charles Nagy

46 Scott Rolen

47 Neifi Perez

48 John Wetteland

49 Eric Milton

50 Mike Piazza

51 Cal Ripken, Jr.

52 Mariano Rivera

53 Butch Huskey

54 Quinton McCracken

55 Jose Cruz, Jr.

56 Brian Jordan

57 Hideo Nomo

58 Masato Yoshii

59 Cliff Floyd

60 Jose Guillen

61 Jeff Shaw

62 Edgar Martinez

63 Rondell White

64 Hal Morris

65 Barry Larkin

66 Eric Young

67 Ray Lankford

68 Derek Bell

69 Charles Johnson

70 Robin Ventura

71 Chuck Knoblauch

72 Kevin Brown

73 Jose Valentin

74 Jay Buhner

75 Tony Gwynn

76 Andy Pettitte

77 Edgardo Alfonzo

78 Kerry Wood

79 Darin Erstad

80 Paul Konerko

81 Jason Kendall

82 Tino Martinez

83 Brad Radke

84 Jeff King

85 Travis Lee

86 Jeff Kent

87 Trevor Hoffman

88 David Cone

89 Jose Canseco

90 Juan Gonzalez

91 Todd Hundley

92 John Valentin

93 Sammy Sosa

94 Jason Giambi

95 Chipper Jones

96 Jeff Blauser

97 Brad Fullmer

98 Derrek Lee

99 Denny Neagle

100 Ken Griffey, Jr.

101 Dave Justice

102 Tim Salmon

103 J.T. Snow

104 Fred McGriff

105 Brady Anderson

106 Larry Walker

107 Jeff Cirillo

108 Andruw Jones

109 Manny Ramirez

110 Justin Thompson

111 Vinny Castilla

112 Chan Ho Park

113 Mark Grudzielanek

114 Mark Grace

115 Ken Caminiti

116 Ryan Klesko

117 Rafael Palmeiro

118 Pat Hentgen

119 Eric Karros

120 Randy Johnson

121 Roberto Alomar

122 John Olerud

123 Paul Molitor

124 Dean Palmer

125 Nomar Garciaparra

126 Curt Schilling

127 Jay Bell

128 Craig Biggio

129 Marty Cordova

130 Ivan Rodriguez

131 Todd Helton

132 Jim Thome

133 Albert Belle

134 Mike Lansing

135 Mark McGwire

136 Roger Clemens

137 Tom Glavine

138 Ron Gant

139 Alex Rodriguez

140 Jeff Bagwell

141 John Smoltz

142 Kenny Lofton

143 Dante Bichette

144 Pedro Martinez

145 Barry Bonds

146 Travis Fryman

147 Bobby Jones

148 Bob Higginson

149 Reggie Sanders

150 Frank Thomas


Parallels

Each base card is available in the following parallels.

  • Bronze (serial-numbered to 9799 copies)
  • Silver (serial-numbered to 4399 copies)
  • Gold (serial-numbered to 2299 copies)
  • Gold Rainbow (serial-numbered to 99 copies)

Inserts

Rookie Reprints

1 Johnny Bench

2 Whitey Ford

3 Joe Morgan

4 Mike Schmidt

5 Carl Yastrzemski


Galaxy

Each card is stamped with Bronze foil, serial-numbered to 100 copies, and available in the following parallels.

  • Silver (serial-numbered to 75)
  • Gold (serial-numbered to 50)
  • Gold Rainbow (serial-numbered to 5)

G1 Barry Bonds

G2 Jeff Bagwell

G3 Nomar Garciaparra

G4 Chipper Jones

G5 Ken Griffey, Jr.

G6 Sammy Sosa

G7 Larry Walker

G8 Alex Rodriguez

G9 Craig Biggio

G10 Raul Mondesi


Luminaries

Each card is stamped with Bronze foil, serial-numbered to 100 copies, and available in the following parallels.

  • Silver (serial-numbered to 75)
  • Gold (serial-numbered to 50)
  • Gold Rainbow (serial-numbered to 5)

L1 Ken Griffey, Jr.

L2 Mark McGwire

L3 Juan Gonzalez

L4 Tony Gwynn

L5 Frank Thomas

L6 Mike Piazza

L7 Chuck Knoblauch

L8 Kenny Lofton

L9 Barry Bonds

L10 Matt Williams

L11 Raul Mondesi

L12 Ivan Rodriguez

L13 Alex Rodriguez

L14 Nomar Garciaparra

L15 Ken Caminiti


Supernovas

Each card is stamped with Bronze foil, serial-numbered to 100 copies, and available in the following parallels.

  • Silver (serial-numbered to 75)
  • Gold (serial-numbered to 50)
  • Gold Rainbow (serial-numbered to 5)

S1 Ben Grieve

S2 Travis Lee

S3 Todd Helton

S4 Adrian Beltre

S5 Derrek Lee

S6 David Ortiz

S7 Brad Fullmer

S8 Mark Kotsay

S9 Paul Konerko

S10 Kerry Wood


Autographs & Game-Used

Rookie Reprints Autographs

This set is an autographed parallel version to the Topps Stars Rookie Reprints set. Each card is autographed on-card and carries the Certified Autograph Issue stamp.

1 Johnny Bench

2 Whitey Ford

3 Joe Morgan

4 Mike Schmidt

5 Carl Yastrzemski


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