This game has been made by several game companies Milton Bradley put out the game of 99 in 1959, this one only had 60 cards with it 1-16 then only even cards to 96 then 97, 98,99,00. the 00 is wild and can be played on any number the object is the same as 5ive straight. Sometime later they changed it to be identical to 5ive straight.
Other makers that I know of are SKOR-MOR,
SPL,and Stillmore Products.
Versions called "The Game of 99" were introduced by Broman/Percepta Corporation and Hartville Games in the early 1960's.
If anyone else has more info it would be great to read it.