1996


Bowman's Best ... PREVIEW ... BBP 13

Seeded 1 every 12 packs off 1996 Bowman baseball.


Bowman's Best ... refractor ... PREVIEW ... BBP 13

Seeded 1 every 24 packs of 1996 Bowman baseball.


Bowman's Best ... atomic refractor ... PREVIEW ... BBP 13

Seeded 1 every 48 packs of 1996 Bowman baseball.


Donruss ... PROMOTIONAL SAMPLE ... 1

Given to dealers and the hobby press.


Donruss . Long Ball Leaders ... SAMPLE ... 8 of 8


Donruss . Round Trippers ... PROMO/5000 ... 9 of 10

A variation has been discovered by Ross Clark of www.bighurthof.com.   It has gold foil lettering (right scan) rather than the issued bronze foil.

Backs are the same.


Leaf . Knothole Gang ... SAMPLE ... PROMO/5000 ... 3 of 12


Leaf . Picture Perfect ... PROMOTIONAL CARD ... PROMO/5000 ... 1 of twelve


Leaf . Total Bases ... Promotional Card ... PROMO/5000 ... 1 of 12


Leaf Limited . Lumberjacks ... PROMO/2500 ... four of ten


Leaf Limited . Lumberjacks ... SAMPLE CARD ... PROMO/5000 ... four of ten


Leaf Limited . Lumberjacks ... black border ... SAMPLE CARD ... PROMO/500 ... four of ten


Leaf  Steel ... bronze ... PROMOTIONAL CARD  ... 1 of seventy-seven

It has been confirmed that all 77 player cards were produced but never officially released/issued.  The quantity for each is unknown. 


Leaf  Steel ... gold ... PROMOTIONAL CARD  ... 1 of seventy-seven

Reportedly distributed to dealers on the basic of one gold promo per three-case order..


Leaf  Steel ... silver ... PROMOTIONAL CARD  ... 1 of seventy-seven

Although reportedly never officially released, examples have found their way into the market in some quantity.


Leaf Signature Series ... facsimile autograph  ... PROMOTIONAL CARD ... NNO

Most dealers received a facsimile autographed card.


Leaf Signature Series ... genuine  autograph (500) ... PROMOTIONAL CARD ... NNO

A few lucky dealers received a genuine autographed card.


Pinnacle/Aficionado . FIRST PITCH PREVIEW ... 59

These cards were most often obtained by visiting Pinnacle's website and answering a trivia question.

A variation has been discovered by Patrick Greenough of www.radicards.com.   It has a flat bronze (right scan) rather than the issued holo-foil finish.


Pinnacle/Aficionado . Magic Numbers ... SAMPLE ... 3 of 10


1996 Promint ... PROMO ... 27


1996 Select Certified Edition ... Sample ... 3 of 25


SP . Fanfest ... unmarked promo (has FanFest logo) ... 2

Distributed at the All-Star FanFest in Philadelphia, PA  


 Studio . Masterstrokes ... SAMPLE ... PROMO/5000 ... 6 of 8


Summit . Big Bang Mirage ... unmarked promo ... no s/n in white area on back ... 1 of 16


Topps  ... (pre-production) ... PP6

Reportedly included in some 1995 Topps hobby factory sets as an unadvertised insert.


Ultra . Homerun King ... PROMOTIONAL SAMPLE ... (wooden card) ... NNO

The back of the card only contains product information.


Zenith . Z Team ... SAMPLE ... 4 of 18

Distributed to hobby dealers only.


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