Tuesday, October 23, 2012
1997 Studio Gold Press Proofs
Design Notes: The set features studio images with a striped background. Gold foil is used for text and the side borders. Backs feature an action shot and highlight biography.
Parallels and Similars: This is one of two parallels for the regular 1997 Studio set (the other being a silver parallel).
Distribution: 500 copies were produced for each card and randomly inserted into packs.
Thoughts: By 1997, parallel inserts could be found in every product, though a serial numbering to only 500 was still pretty low. The design is simple and attractive, which could make this a very collectible set... if you don't mind studio-style portrait photos instead of action photos on the front of your cards.