In 1999, Topps entered the figurine market with tiny figures called Action Flats. There were 12 players available. These are meant to look “2-D”, unlike Starting Lineup and other similar figures. Hence the name “flats”.
Included in the packaging for each of the 12 players is a card in the design of the Topps base set with an “Action Flat” foil stamp – though the picture is different from the base Topps set. The figurine mirrors the picture on the card, and there were home and away versions for each player.
I bought the Griffey as part of this parallel tack-on project I’m doing. This and the other 1999 Griffey cards will follow-up next!