Beckett Set Notes (verbatim from Beckett set page)
“The 1997 Pinnacle X-Press set was issued in one series totalling 150 cards and was distributed in two different kinds of packs. The eight-card packs retailed for $1.99. X-Press Metal Works home plate-shaped retail boxes carried a suggested retail price of $14.99 and contained an eight-card regular pack along with a master deck that had eight more cards, plus one Metal Works card. The set contains the topical subsets: Rookies (116-137), Peak Performers (138-147), and Checklists (148-150).”
24 packs with 8 cards per pack
cannot remember, probably around $15 off eBay
Pinnacle was really feeling its oats in 1997. It was supporting a number of brands – from Pinnacle, Score, and Select to Zenith and New Pinnacle. This set was kind of an update set for the flagship brand. The box clearly makes a fuss about documenting McGwire’s trade from Oakland to St. Louis. While this is a hobby box, I don’t think the retail boxes are any different in terms of contents.
The packs are the same as the box.
Insert / Parallel List (taken from Beckett)
Far and Away – 18 cards – 1:19 (insert)
Melting Pot – 20 cards – 1:288 (insert)
Men of Summer – 150 cards – 1:7 (parallel)
Swing for the Fences – 60 cards – 1:2 (insert)
Ever since reading about Pinnacle product on the now-defunct Wax Heaven blog, I have thought highly of Pinnacle products. Nothing about this product really stands out as earth shattering, but I’m still looking forward to it. X-Press looks like a classic brand – modest base set of 150 cards, a parallel, and a few inserts. It sounds like a winning formula.