Monday, February 13, 2012

1992 Pinnacle Chicago Cubs

The Pinnacle was a brand made by the Score Company and marked their entrance into the high-end card market. Pinnacle had a short-lived run with only 7 sets (1992–1998).

These cards feature black borders on the front surrounded by a white frame with a full-color photo inside. The players' names and teams are located along the bottom. The players' positions and the Pinnacle logo can be found along the top border. The backs are horizontal and feature a close-up photo along with stats, a team logo, and biographical information.

The 1992 Pinnacle baseball card set consisted of 620 baseball cards that measured 2-1/2" by 3-1/2". An anti-counterfeit device appears at the bottom border of each card back. A special ribbed plastic lenticular detector card was made available that allowed the user to view the anti-counterfeit device and unscramble the coding with the word "Pinnacle" appearing.



92 Rookie Prospects (52, 55, 168, 247-261, 263-280)
Idols (281-286/584-591)
Sidelines (287-294/592-596)
Draft Picks (295-304)
Shades (305-310/601-605)
Grips (606-612
Technicians (614-620)

Cubs checklist

10 Ryne Sandberg
37 George Bell
65 Greg Maddux
94 Dave Smith
115 Andre Dawson
136 Mark Grace
160 Doug Dascenzo
197 Mike Harkey
224 Jerome Walton
244 Shawon Dunston
269 Gary Scott
272 Lance Dickson
293 Dwight Smith Sidelines
329 Chuck McElroy
372 Luis Salazar
414 Mike Morgan
419 Hector Villaneuva
457 Danny Jackson
466 Paul Assenmacher
498 Joe Girardi
504 Frank Castillo
527 Shawn Boskie
534 Derrick May
550 Rey Sanchez RC
608 Greg Maddux GRIP
617 Ryne Sandberg Tech


This 30-card boxed set features top rookies of the 1992 season, with at least one player from each team. A total of 180,000 sets were produced.


This 15-card set highlights the games top sluggers.

Rookie Idols

This 18-card insert set is a spin-off on the Idols subset featured in the regular series. The cards were randomly inserted in Series II. The set features full-bleed color photos of 18 rookies along with their pick of sports figures or other individuals who had the greatest impact on their careers. The fronts carry a close-up photo of the rookie superimposed on an action game shot of his idol.

Team Pinnacle

This 12-card, double-sided insert set features the National League and American League All-Star team as selected by Pinnacle. The standard-size cards were randomly inserted in Series I packs. The cards feature illustrations by sports artist Chris Greco with the National League All-Star on one side and the corresponding American League All-Star by position on the other. The words "Team Pinnacle" are printed vertically down the left side of the card in red for American League on one side and blue for National League on the other.

Team 2000

This 80-card standard-size set focuses on young players who were projected to be stars in the year 2000. Cards 1-40 were inserted in Series 1 jumbo packs while cards 41-80 were featured in Series 2 jumbo packs. The insertion rate was three per jumbo pack in either series.

1 comment:

  1. Great Scott! Actually, he wasn't, but that set is. Just imagined if they had used the team's colors in place of some of that black.