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freddie
11-08-2006, 05:23 PM
I have a card, #B10 1998 Tean Pinnacle

On the front it says "98 Team Pinnacle" and has juan leaving the batter's box. On the back it says "1998 Pinnacle Trading Cards".

This isn't the 97 Team Pinnacle card as that is all 18 players. Anyone know what this is, I can't find it on the list.

freddie
11-08-2006, 05:25 PM
Hmm, it looks just like this card:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Mark-McGwire-1998-Team-Pinnacle-1-NEVER-RELEASED_W0QQitemZ230027675269QQcmdZViewItem

Have I got a gem here?Hello. This Auction Is For A Mint, Never Released 1998 Team Pinnacle Insert Card Of Mark McGwire #B9 - Cardinals.
When Pinnacle Brands Inc. Went Bankrupt Late In 1998, They Had A Few Sets That Were Heading To Production, 1998 Select and 1998 Pinnacle Certified. Singles From Both Of These Sets Have Trickled Into The Market Over The Years, But Are Rarely, If Ever Seen. Most Of These Cards Appear To Be One Of A Kind. The Cards Are Numbered B1-B9.
I'm Not Sure What Set These Cards Would Have Came Out Of, Because Their Design Doesn't Really Fit Either Of The Brands. Pinnacle Released A Four Card, Multi Sport Sample Set Using A Similar Design To These Cards, But Those Are Far More Plentiful And Have Different Photos.
I Can't Say For Sure, But I Believe These Are Extremely Limited And Perhaps One Of A Kind. I Have Never Seen Any Other Single From This Set In Over Six Years On Ebay. Truly An Ultra-Tough Item.

freddie
11-08-2006, 05:28 PM
.. but then the Cal Ripken version sold for nothing.. http://cgi.ebay.com/1998-TEAM-PINNACLE-CAL-RIPKEN-ORIOLES-RIPKIN_W0QQitemZ260040019229QQihZ016QQcategoryZ559 44QQcmdZViewItem

freddie
11-08-2006, 05:34 PM
I've added it to the list and will provide scans later. I also contacted the Mark McGwire seller and will update with any information that he has. His auction lists the set as being B1 - B9 yet this card is B10

freddie
11-08-2006, 05:46 PM
Pictures added.

http://juangonzalez.vintagegaming.org/pictures.php?cardid=95560

jjt111
11-08-2006, 08:23 PM
Nice card! congrats!

freddie
11-08-2006, 08:25 PM
Seller said:I learned that these were schedule to be used as a Pinnacle Collectors Club Promotion, but weren't. This card was in the 3000+ lot of Juan Gonzalez cards that I bought.

Gonzaleznut
11-09-2006, 01:10 AM
Yes, you have a gem!!! There were about 6 or so different "never released" Pinnacle cards. They are extremely rare. The person who bought the Ripken got a steal.