1998 Topps Baseball comes in 2 series. Hobby boxes contain 36 packs of 11 cards each.
The complete set consists of an unusual 503 cards; 282 of them in series 1, and the remaining 221 in series 2.
The box top features Juan Gonzalez and Roberto Clemente.
Look for Hall of Fame minted cards. Randomly inserted Roberto Clemente Finest/Refractors commemorative reprint cards 1955-73. Also look for Clemente Memorabilia/Collectible Madness cards and Wild cards. Also randomly inserted Flashbacks, Hall Bound, Mystery Finest/Refractors, and Etch-A-Sketch cards.
Minted in Cooperstown 1:8; Clemente Tribute 1:12; Clemente Reprint 1:12; Hall Bound 1:36; Mystery Finest 1:36; Etch-A-Sketch 1:36; Flashback 1:72; Clemente Finest 1:72; Mystery Finest Refractor 1:144; Clemente Refractor 1:288
Approximate range of odds per Hobby Wax pack of finding a ROBERTO CLEMENTE MEMORABILIA/COLLECTIBLE MADNESS REDEMPTION CARD (RCMC): from 1:6,344 to 1:3,167,000; WILD CARD (WC) 1:72. Total Prizes: 854. Redeem by July 10, 1998.
Look for Hall of Fame minted cards.
Randomly inserted Roberto Clemente reprint cards 1955-72
Also randomly inserted: Hobby Exclusive Focal Points, Roberto Clemente Finest/Refractors, Rookie Class, Mystery Finest/Refractors, Clout 9
1998 TOPPS SERIES 2 ODDS PER PACK (SUBSETS IN GREEN ARE LIKELY TO BE FOUND IN EVERY HOBBY BOX): Minted in Cooperstown 1:8; Rookie Class 1:12; Clemente Reprint 1:18; Focal Points 1:36; Bordered Mystery Finest 1:36; Clout 9 1:72; Bordered Mystery Finest Refractor 1:108; Borderless Mystery Finest 1:72; Clemente Finest 1:72; Borderless Mystery Finest Refractor 1:288; Clemente Refractor 1:288.
Key rookies include Cory Lidle, Troy Glaus, Michael Cuddyer, and Jack Cust.
Other key cards include the Ortiz/Sexon/Ward card, Alex Rodriguez, Barry Bonds, Cal Ripken, Roberto Clemente, Derek Jeter, Roger Clemens, and Mark McGwire.