1997 Select Ultimate Collection

1997 Select Football Cards

Collection: 20 cards, 22 All Australian cards (1:5 packs), 12 Head to Head (1:13 packs), 9 Medal Cards (1:28 packs), 16 Premiership Predictors (1:75 packs), 4 Goal Greats (1:144 packs) 1 Legend card (1:200 packs), 1 Mystery card (1:1850 packs), 10 Signature Redemption cards (1:360 packs)

9 cards per pack
36 packs per box
18,000 boxes produced

Following up from a big 1996, Select only produced 1 set in 1997 – Select Ultimate. But it had plenty for collectors including a range of great inserts such as the first Premiership Predictors subset. There was also a Mystery Card not promoted on the packs or boxes. Found 1 in 1850 packs, it featured Wayne Carey holding the premiership cup for North Melbourne. A Jumbo card was again given as an incentive to dealers, this time a recreation of the Head 2 Head inserts, and limited to 100 cards each. The rookie card of Ben Cousins also appears in the 1997 release.

1997 select ultimate box



1997 select ultimate ben cousins

Complete Set (200)
Common Card (1-200)

1 Wayne Carey
2 Wayne Schwass
3 Anthony Rock
4 Michael Martyn
5 Darren Crocker
6 Corey McKernan
7 Dean Laidley
8 Mark Roberts
9 Craig Sholl
10 Anthony Stevens
11 Glenn Archer
12 John Longmire
13 Peter Bell RC
14 Paul Kelly
15 Greg Stafford
16 Craig O’Brien
17 Jason Mooney RC
18 Andrew Dunkley
19 Michael O’Loughlin
20 Stuart Maxfield
21 Daryn Cresswell
22 Shannon Grant
23 Troy Luff
24 Tony Lockett
25 Paul Roos
26 Wade Chapman
27 Michael Voss
28 Richard Champion
29 Adrian Fletcher
30 Marcus Ashcroft
31 Alastair Lynch
32 Matthew Clarke
33 Craig Lambert
34 Shaun Hart
35 Brad Boyd
36 Nigel Lappin
37 Chris Scott
38 Justin Leppitsch
39 Darryl White
40 James Hird
41 Gary O’Donnell
42 Darren Bewick
43 Che Cockatoo-Collins
44 Mark Mercuri
45 Michael Long
46 Matthew Lloyd
47 Peter Somerville
48 Joe Misiti
49 Steven Alessio
50 Dustin Fletcher
51 Damien Hardwick
52 Sean Denham
53 Drew Banfield
54 John Worsfold
55 Brett Heady
56 Dean Kemp
57 Chris Mainwaring
58 Ashley McIntosh
59 Mitchell White
60 Guy McKenna
61 Peter Matera
62 Ben Cousins RC
63 Glen Jakovich
64 Andrew Donnelly RC
65 Fraser Gehrig
66 Stephen Silvagni
67 Stephen Kernahan
68 Ang Christou
69 Michael Sexton
70 Scott Camporeale
71 Craig Bradley
72 Anthony Koutoufides
73 Glenn Manton RC
74 Peter Dean
75 Earl Spalding
76 Andrew McKay
77 Brett Ratten
78 Fraser Brown
79 Garry Hocking
80 Gary Ablett
81 Barry Stoneham
82 Paul Couch
83 Leigh Colbert
84 Tim McGrath
85 Brad Sholl
86 Peter Riccardi
87 Derek Hall
88 Michael Mansfield
89 Liam Pickering
90 John Barnes
91 Paul Salmon
92 Jason Dunstall
93 Anthony Condon
94 Shane Crawford
95 Darren Kappler
96 Daniel Harford
97 Nick Holland
98 Daniel Chick RC
99 Tony Woods RC
100 Craig Treleven
101 Mark Graham
102 John Platten
103 Paul Broderick
104 Brendon Gale
105 Duncan Kellaway
106 Matthew Rogers
107 Chris Naish
108 Mark Merenda
109 Wayne Campbell
110 Nick Daffy
111 Matthew Richardson
112 Justin Charles
113 Matthew Knights
114 Darren Gaspar
115 Nathan Burke
116 Stewart Loewe
117 Tony Brown
118 Joel Smith
119 Nicky Winmar
120 Peter Everitt
121 Steven Sziller
122 Austinn Jones
123 Jamie Shanahan
124 Jayson Daniels
125 Robert Harvey
126 Robert Neill RC
127 Nathan Buckley
128 Tony Francis
129 Gavin Brown
130 Stephen Patterson
131 Paul Williams
132 Andrew Schauble
133 Scott Burns
134 Lee Walker RC
135 Damian Monkhorst
136 Scott Russell
137 Scott Crow
138 Saverio Rocca
139 Matthew Liptak
140 Darren Jarman
141 Tony Modra
142 Matthew Robran
143 Nigel Smart
144 David Pittman
145 Andrew McLeod
146 Mark Bickley
147 Mark Ricciuto
148 Ben Hart
149 Rodney Jameson
150 Shaun Rehn
151 Stephen O’Reilly
152 Ben Allan
153 Shaun McManus
154 Peter Mann
155 Dale Kickett
156 Scott Chisholm
157 Kingsley Hunter RC
158 Winston Abraham
159 Matthew Burton
160 Quenton Leach
161 Anthony Jones
162 Craig Callaghan
163 Jim Stynes
164 Garry Lyon
165 Stephen Tingay
166 Glenn Lovett
167 Darren Kowal
168 Craig Turley
169 David Neitz
170 Brett Lovett
171 Alastair Clarkson
172 Shaun Smith
173 Jeff Farmer
174 Paul Hopgood
175 Jose Romero
176 Chris Grant
177 Scott Wynd
178 Nigel Kellett
179 Rohan Smith
180 Brad Johnson
181 Scott West
182 Luke Darcy
183 Brad Wira
184 Leon Cameron
185 Jason Watts
186 Tony Liberatore
187 Gavin Wanganeen
188 Matthew Primus
189 Adam Heuskes
190 Ian Downsborough
191 Scott Cummings
192 John Rombotis RC
193 Brent Heaver
194 Scott Hodges
195 David Brown
196 Brayden Lyle RC
197 Shane Bond
198 Paul Geister RC
199 Checklist
200 Checklist


1997 select ultimate all australian michael voss

Complete Set (22)
Common Card (AA1-AA22)
Odds 1:5 packs

AA1 Rodney Eade / Mark Nash
AA2 Nathan Burke
AA3 Stephen Silvagni
AA4 Michael Sexton
AA5 Nathan Buckley
AA6 Paul Roos
AA7 Peter Matera
AA8 Chris Mainwaring
AA9 Paul Kelly
AA10 Shane Crawford
AA11 James Hird
AA12 Wayne Carey
AA13 Mitchell White
AA14 Michael Voss
AA15 Tony Lockett
AA16 Darren Jarman
AA17 Corey McKernan
AA18 Robert Harvey
AA19 Craig Lambert
AA20 Glenn Archer
AA21 Matthew Richardson
AA22 Garry Hocking


1997 select ultimate head 2 head

Complete Set (12)
Common Card (H2H1-H2H12)
Odds 1: 13 packs

H2H1 Wayne Carey / Glen Jakovich
H2H2 Stephen Silvagni / Gary Ablett
H2H3 Michael Long / Peter Matera
H2H4 Mark Mercuri / Wayne Schwass
H2H5 Corey McKernan / Matthew Clarke
H2H6 Michael Martyn / Tony Lockett
H2H7 Michael Sexton / David Neitz
H2H8 Darren Jarman / Nathan Buckley
H2H9 Paul Kelly / Robert Harvey
H2H10 James Hird / Anthony Koutoufides
H2H11 Nathan Burke / Garry Hocking
H2H12 Matthew Richardson / Andrew Dunkley


1997 select ultimate medal card james hird

Complete Set (9)
Common Card (M1-M9)
Odds 1:28 packs

M1 James Hird
M2 Michael Voss
M3 Tony Lockett
M4 Glenn Archer
M5 Robert Harvey
M6 Derek Kickett
M7 Matthew Richardson
M8 Tony Modra
M9 Ben Cousins


Complete Set (16)
Common Card (CC1-CC16)
Odds 1:75 packs
Winning card CC1 redeemable for oversized premiership card

CC1 Adelaide Crows
CC2 Brisbane Lions
CC3 Carlton Blues
CC4 Collingwood Magpies
CC5 Essendon Bombers
CC6 Fremantle Dockers
CC7 Geelong Cats
CC8 Hawthorn Hawks
CC9 Melbourne Demons
CC10 North Melbourne Kangaroos
CC11 Port Adelaide Power
CC12 Richmond Tigers
CC13 St Kilda Saints
CC14 Sydney Swans
CC15 West Coast Eagles
CC16 Western Bulldogs


1997 select ultimate goal greats tony lockett

Complete Set (4)
Common Card (BC1-BC4)
Odds 1:144 packs

BC1 Jason Dunstall
BC2 Tony Lockett
BC3 Stewart Loewe
BC4 Matthew Richardson


1997 select ultimate legend ron barassi

Complete Set (1)
Common Card (LC1)
Odds 1:200 packs

L1 Ron Barassi


1997 select ultimate mystery card

Complete Set (1)
Common Card (LC1)
Odds 1:1850 packs

NNO Kangaroos Premiership


1997 select ultimate signature card matthew richardson

Complete Set (10)
Common Card (SC1-SC10)
Odds 1:360 packs
Limited to 250 cards each

SC1 Ron Barassi
SC2 James Hird
SC3 Michael Voss
SC4 Tony Lockett
SC5 Glenn Archer
SC6 Robert Harvey
SC7 Derek Kickett
SC8 Matthew Richardson
SC9 Tony Modra
SC10 Ben Cousins


1997 select ultimate head 2 head jumbo

Complete Set (12)
Common Card (H2H1-H2H12)
Limited to 100 cards each

H2H1 Wayne Carey / Glen Jakovich
H2H2 Stephen Silvagni / Gary Ablett
H2H3 Michael Long / Peter Matera
H2H4 Mark Mercuri / Wayne Schwass
H2H5 Corey McKernan / Matthew Clarke
H2H6 Michael Martyn / Tony Lockett
H2H7 Michael Sexton / David Neitz
H2H8 Darren Jarman / Nathan Buckley
H2H9 Paul Kelly / Robert Harvey
H2H10 James Hird / Anthony Koutoufides
H2H11 Nathan Burke / Garry Hocking
H2H12 Matthew Richardson / Andrew Dunkley








What the columns mean

In each section of the price guide there is a HI and LO column. These represent the selling ranges of the listed cards and sets. The do not correspond to different conditions of the cards, nor do they represent buy and sell prices. The HI colum represents full retail prices, which is the cards full value. Popular cards generally sell for this amount of sometimes even higher. The LO column represents the price you may be able to get the card for at a reduced level. This is influenced by a number of factors including regional variation, sales, player unpopularity and other factors. The HI column is usually the price quoted by a dealer as the full value of a particular card or set. The newer the card, the more available it tends to be, and the more likely it may be discounted.

Card Condition

Grading of cards is subjective. Collectors differ on the strictness and importance of quality. The following condition guide is to minimise subjectivity.

  • Pristine
  • Mint
  • Near Mint
  • Excellent
  • Very Good
  • Good
  • Fair
  • Poor

Cards from 2000 onwards should be in mint condition in order to be valued as the listed price.
Cards from the 1990’s should be in near mint condition (1990’s cards in mint condition are valued 125-150% of the listed price).
Cards from the 1950-80’s should be in excellent condition (1950-80’s cards in near mint are valued at 150% of the listed price and in mint condition 200% of the listed price).
Cards from pre-1950 should be in very good condition (pre-1950 cards in excellent condition are valued at 125-150% of the listed price, in near mint condition are valued at 200% of the listed price and in mint condition 300%.
Condition below these will reduce the value accordingly.

Numbered cards

Some limited release cards are individually numbered. Cards numbered 001 and the jumper number of the player are considered more valuable. For lower end cards, this can add 300-500% to the price. For higher end cards, this can add 150-200% to the price.

Other lower numbered cards (ie. 004, 005) are also considered to be more valuable. While they don’t hold as much weight as 001 or jumper number, lower numbered cards can add 200-300% for lower end cards and 150% to higher end cards. Anything in single digits may be considered a low number. 11/60 would not necessarily attract a higher price based on its numbering.

RC – Rookie Card definition

A players rookie card (RC) is the first appearance on a regular issue card from one of the major companies (Kornies, Scanlens, Stimorol, Regina, Select). A RC is not a subset or insert card, but the first standard release card of that player by a mainstream company.

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