Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Card #272: 1997 Ultra Gold Medallion #45
INSERT: Gold Medallion
TEAM: Cleveland Indians
Gold Medallions became the Ultra parallel in 1995. The first two years there was nothing real special about them other than a badge near the logo. But in 1997, Gold Medallion cards featured a different photo from the base set cards. It also featured the "Gold Medallion Edition" tag under the name and gold foil lettering. Unfortunately Fleer would not keep this up after 1997, which is why this is my favorite year for the Gold Medallions.