- Aug 7, 2008
Most redemption dares back then we're only for a year or so also
I’m not saying some weren’t released in packs as redemptions for the pure gold and I know some silvers def made it in to packs , but I also know for sure not all 97-98 NFL or MLB fine silver and gold redemption made it in to packs. I completed my set w the help of my buddy who met someone with multiple sets of fine silver both mlb and NFL. They are in absolute pristine shape, proving they never made it in to packs. Half of my silvers have at least some sort of toning. These were the half I got from random people over the years on eBay mostly. The other half from one seller were absolutely perfect. I believe they inherited these coins as well. Now I think it’s shady as hell not all 97 coins made it in packs, but 98 I could see as that’s the year they went under. The mystery around these coins is part of why I love collecting them. Well and I started collecting these as a kid in 97-98. Still have my original coins from then as well. Prob sitting with my thousands upon thousands of 90s cards not worth the paper they were printed on lolSo if I ever see the 24k gold Albert Belle show up on eBay it is likely backdoor since they were never released in packs or redemption? Interesting. I guess I will flag these as basically nonexistent.
That is awesome! Wow, wish I could find a Belle.i have a 1997 Pinnacle Mint fine silver Manny Ramirez. It’s been so long that I cant remember the details. I had an error. I called pinnacle Mint and they told me to mail it to them and they would replace it with the silver coin. I did as instructed a received the silver coin in plastic card sleeve stapled. I can’t find this anywhere to get an idea of the value.
I pulled that redemption card when I was 10 years old from a small card shop in St. Louis. My friend’s dad would take us around to different shops on the weekends. This particular visit I was looking for Pinnacle Mint packs because we thought the coins were so cool (practically treasure to a 10 yr old). When I opened the pack I really didn’t think anything of the redemption card because I was so focused on the coins and the actual cards. I wanted to have all the cards with the different coins inserted into them for display in my room. In fact, I thought the redemption card was some stupid promotion. It wasn’t until my friend’s dad read it that he realized what it was. My parents actually didn’t believe it until they called a few card shops and finally Pinnacle directly.An Alex Rodriguez was sold for $1100 in October 2012 by Huggins & Scott Auctions