First, here's what a box looks like:
Here's my metal card:
Next was the hobby pack, which contains nine cards including the game card.
- Swing for the Fences Player Card 1:2 packs
- Swing for the Fences Booster Card 1:2 packs
- Men of Summer parallel 1:7 packs
- Far & Away 1:19 packs
- Melting Pot 1:288 packs
- Metal Works Silver Redemption 1:470 packs
- Metal Works Gold Redemption 1:950 packs
The "Master Deck" is really just a second pack with better odds:
- Swing for the Fences Home Run Base Card 1:1 packs
- Men of Summer parallel 1:1 packs
- Far & Away 1:5 packs
- Melting Pot 1:189 packs
So much horizontal! Except for that home run base card, they're all sideways! My parallel is in the upper left, the Jason Giambi. The Men of Summer parallel isn't too exciting, with only the foil to distinguish it. The words "Men of Summer" are barely visible on the back. The Home Run card is exclusive to the Master Deck packs and was one of the key components in winning the game.
I can see why this set wasn't successful. The game and Metal Works were the only two parts of the release that were worth pursuing - the base cards look like a rejected Pinnacle design and the parallel has nothing more than the Score Gold Rush parallels have.
But those Metal Works cards are awesome, and totally 1990s Pinnacle gimmicky!