2001 Absolute Memorabilia

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2001 Absolute Memorabilia is a 200-card set. Each 18-pack Hobby box will yield one Rookie Premiere Materials game-used card serial-numbered to 700 copies and one Home Opener Souvenirs game-used card. In addition, each Hobby box contains an Signing Bonus autographed baseball as a box topper.


The cards were distributed primarily in hobby boxes that came 6 cards per pack and 18 packs per box. Cards were also distributed in retail packs with significantly worse insert odds. A hobby box sold on eBay in June 2009 for $142.


Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Hobby Odds
Base 200 - ?
short set 150 - ?
Rookie Premiere Materials 50 700 1:18
Spectrum short set 150 10 SP
Spectrum Rookie Premiere Materials 50 25 SP
RPM Autographs 41 25 ?
Ball Hoggs 46 varies BH
Boss Hoggs 50 25 BH
Home Opener Souvenirs 50 400 HOS
Home Opener Souvenirs Double 50 200 HOS
Home Opener Souvenirs Triple 50 100 HOS
Home Opener Souvenirs Home Run 50 25 HOS
Home Opener Souvenirs Autographs 10 25 HOS
Tools of the Trade 50 varies 1:72
Tools of the Trade Autographs 10 25 ?
Signing Bonus Baseballs 89 varies one per box

SP: Odds of finding a Spectrum parallel: 1:230/packs.
BH: Odds of finding a Ball Hoggs/Boss Hoggs: 1:126/packs.
HOS: One Home Opener Souvenir per Hobby box.


Base Set

1 Alex Rodriguez

2 Barry Bonds

3 Cal Ripken, Jr.

4 Chipper Jones

5 Derek Jeter

6 Troy Glaus

7 Frank Thomas

8 Greg Maddux

9 Ivan Rodriguez

10 Jeff Bagwell

11 Ryan Dempster

12 Todd Helton

13 Ken Griffey, Jr.

14 Manny Ramirez

15 Mark McGwire

16 Mike Piazza

17 Nomar Garciaparra

18 Pedro Martinez

19 Randy Johnson

20 Rick Ankiel

21 Rickey Henderson

22 Roger Clemens

23 Sammy Sosa

24 Tony Gwynn

25 Vladimir Guerrero

26 Kazuhiro Sasaki

27 Roberto Alomar

28 Barry Zito

29 Pat Burrell

30 Harold Baines

31 Carlos Delgado

32 J.D. Drew

33 Jim Edmonds

34 Darin Erstad

35 Jason Giambi

36 Tom Glavine

37 Juan Gonzalez

38 Mark Grace

39 Shawn Green

40 Tim Hudson

41 Andruw Jones

42 Dave Justice

43 Jeff Kent

44 Barry Larkin

45 Rafael Furcal

46 Mike Mussina

47 Hideo Nomo

48 Rafael Palmeiro

49 Adam Piatt

50 Scott Rolen

51 Gary Sheffield

52 Bernie Williams

53 Bob Abreu

54 Edgardo Alfonzo

55 Edgar Renteria

56 Phil Nevin

57 Craig Biggio

58 Andres Galarraga

59 Edgar Martinez

60 Fred McGriff

61 Magglio Ordonez

62 Jim Thome

63 Matt Williams

64 Kerry Wood

65 Moises Alou

66 Brady Anderson

67 Garret Anderson

68 Russell Branyan

69 Tony Batista

70 Vernon Wells

71 Carlos Beltran

72 Adrian Beltre

73 Kris Benson

74 Lance Berkman

75 Kevin Brown

76 Dee Brown

77 Jeromy Burnitz

78 Timo Perez

79 Sean Casey

80 Luis Castillo

81 Eric Chavez

82 Jeff Cirillo

83 Bartolo Colon

84 David Cone

85 Freddy Garcia

86 Johnny Damon

87 Ray Durham

88 Jermaine Dye

89 Juan Encarnacion

90 Terrence Long

91 Carl Everett

92 Steve Finley

93 Cliff Floyd

94 Brad Fullmer

95 Brian Giles

96 Luis Gonzalez

97 Rusty Greer

98 Jeffrey Hammonds

99 Mike Hampton

100 Orlando Hernandez

101 Richard Hidalgo

102 Geoff Jenkins

103 Jacque Jones

104 Brian Jordan

105 Gabe Kapler

106 Eric Karros

107 Jason Kendall

108 Adam Kennedy

109 Deion Sanders

110 Ryan Klesko

111 Chuck Knoblauch

112 Paul Konerko

113 Carlos Lee

114 Kenny Lofton

115 Javy Lopez

116 Tino Martinez

117 Ruben Mateo

118 Kevin Millwood

119 Jimmy Rollins

120 Raul Mondesi

121 Trot Nixon

122 John Olerud

123 Paul O'Neill

124 Chan Ho Park

125 Andy Pettitte

126 Jorge Posada

127 Mark Quinn

128 Aramis Ramirez

129 Mariano Rivera

130 Tim Salmon

131 Curt Schilling

132 Richie Sexson

133 John Smoltz

134 J.T. Snow

135 Jay Payton

136 Shannon Stewart

137 B.J. Surhoff

138 Mike Sweeney

139 Fernando Tatis

140 Miguel Tejada

141 Jason Varitek

142 Greg Vaughn

143 Mo Vaughn

144 Robin Ventura

145 Jose Vidro

146 Omar Vizquel

147 Larry Walker

148 David Wells

149 Rondell White

150 Preston Wilson

Rookie Premiere Materials

Each Rookie Premiere Materials card is serial-numbered to 700 copies and have a piece of memorabilia embedded into the card. A number of cards packed out as redemptions which expired June 1st, 2003.

151 Bud Smith RC EXCH

152 Cory Aldridge RC

153 Wilmy Caceres RC*

154 Josh Beckett EXCH

155 Wilson Betemit RC

156 Jason Michaels RC

157 Albert Pujols RC

158 Andres Torres RC

159 Jack Wilson RC

160 Alex Escobar

161 Ben Sheets EXCH

162 Rafael Soriano RC

163 Nate Frese RC*

164 Carlos Garcia EXCH

165 Brandon Larson

166 Alexis Gomez RC

167 Jason Hart

168 Nick Johnson

169 Donaldo Mendez RC EXCH

170 Christian Parker RC

171 Jackson Melian RC* EXCH

172 Jack Cust

173 Adrian Hernandez EXCH RC

174 Joe Crede

175 Jose Mieses RC*

176 Roy Oswalt

177 Eric Munson

178 Xavier Nady

179 Horacio Ramirez RC

180 Abraham Nunez

181 Jose Ortiz

182 Jeremy Owens RC*

183 Claudio Vargas RC

184 Marcus Giles

185 Aubrey Huff

186 C.C. Sabathia EXCH

187 Adam Dunn

188 Adam Pettyjohn EXCH RC

189 Elpidio Guzman RC*

190 Jay Gibbons RC

191 Wilkin Ruan RC

192 Tsuyoshi Shinjo RC

193 Alfonso Soriano EXCH

194 Corey Patterson

195 Ichiro Suzuki RC

196 Billy Sylvester RC* EXCH

197 Juan Uribe RC

198 Johnny Estrada RC

199 Carlos Valderrama RC

200 Matt White RC* EXCH



All 200 cards are available in a Spectrum parallel. Spectrum cards #1-#150 are serial-numbered to ten, while the 50 RPMs (#151-#200) were numbered to 25.

RPM Autographs

RPM Autographs is a 41-card autographed partial-parallel of the Rookie Premiere Materials subset. Each card is serial-numbered to 25 copies. A number of cards packed out as redemptions which expired June 1st, 2003.

151 Bud Smith EXCH

152 Cory Aldridge

154 Josh Beckett EXCH

155 Wilson Betemit

157 Albert Pujols

158 Andres Torres

159 Jack Wilson

160 Alex Escobar

161 Ben Sheets EXCH

162 Rafael Soriano

163 Nate Frese

164 Carlos Garcia

165 Brandon Larson

167 Jason Hart

168 Nick Johnson

169 Donaldo Mendez EXCH

170 Christian Parker

171 Jackson Melian EXCH

173 Adrian Hernandez EXCH

174 Joe Crede

175 Jose Mieses

176 Roy Oswalt

178 Xavier Nady

179 Horacio Ramirez

180 Abraham Nunez

181 Jose Ortiz

182 Jeremy Owens

183 Claudio Vargas

184 Marcus Giles

186 C.C. Sabathia EXCH

187 Adam Dunn EXCH

188 Adam Pettyjohn EXCH

190 Jay Gibbons

191 Wilkin Ruan

193 Alfonso Soriano EXCH

194 Corey Patterson EXCH

196 Billy Sylvester EXCH

197 Juan Uribe

198 Johnny Estrada EXCH

199 Carlos Valderrama

200 Matt White EXCH

2002 Chicago Collection

Collectors who purchased a box of 2001 Absolute Memorabilia and opened it at Donruss-Playoff's corporate booth at the March 2002 Chicago Sun-Times card show would receive a special "Chicago Collection" parallel. Each card is foil-stamped and serial-numbered to five copies. Only cards #1-#150 were produced for this set.

Autographs & Game-Used

Ball Hoggs

Ball Hoggs is a set featuring a piece of a game-used baseball on each card. Each card is serial-numbered to the figures listed below with the first 25 copies part of the Boss Hoggs parallel (see below).

BH1 Vladimir Guerrero 75

BH2 Troy Glaus 75

BH3 Tony Gwynn 75

BH4 Cal Ripken, Jr. 175

BH5 Todd Helton 75

BH6 Jacque Jones 125

BH7 Shawn Green 100

BH8 Ichiro Suzuki 50

BH9 Scott Rolen 100

BH10 Roger Clemens 75

BH11 Ken Griffey, Jr. 50

BH14 Sammy Sosa 75

BH15 J.D. Drew 50

BH16 Barry Bonds 75

BH17 Pat Burrell 75

BH18 Mark McGwire 75

BH19 Mike Piazza 50

BH20 Magglio Ordonez 125

BH21 Miguel Tejada 75

BH22 Albert Pujols 75

BH23 Derek Jeter 50

BH24 Johnny Damon 125

BH25 Mike Sweeney 75

BH26 Ben Grieve 125

BH27 Jeff Kent 75

BH28 Andres Galarraga 75

BH29 Richie Sexson 50

BH30 Juan Encarnacion 125

BH31 Ruben Mateo 75

BH33 Manny Ramirez 75

BH35 Ivan Rodriguez 75

BH36 Darin Erstad 125

BH37 Carlos Delgado 100

BH38 Jeff Bagwell 125

BH39 Jermaine Dye 75

BH40 Jose Ortiz 50

BH41 Gary Sheffield 75

BH42 Eric Chavez 125

BH43 Mark Grace 75

BH44 Rafael Palmeiro 125

BH45 Tsuyoshi Shinjo 75

BH46 Terrence Long 75

BH47 Carlos Delgado 50

BH48 Frank Thomas 75

BH49 Chipper Jones 50

BH50 Jason Giambi 75

Boss Hoggs

The first 25 serial-numbered copies of the Ball Hoggs is set are labelled the "Boss Hoggs" set. Each card has a holographic foil stamp. A number of cards are autographed. Some cards packed out as redemptions which expired June 1st, 2003.

BH1 Vladimir Guerrero AU

BH2 Troy Glaus AU

BH3 Tony Gwynn AU

BH4 Cal Ripken, Jr. EXCH

BH5 Todd Helton AU

BH6 Jacque Jones

BH7 Shawn Green

BH8 Ichiro Suzuki

BH9 Scott Rolen

BH10 Roger Clemens AU

BH11 Ken Griffey, Jr.

BH12 Ken Griffey, Jr.

BH13 Sammy Sosa

BH14 Sammy Sosa

BH15 J.D. Drew

BH16 Barry Bonds

BH17 Pat Burrell

BH18 Mark McGwire

BH19 Mike Piazza

BH20 Magglio Ordonez EXCH

BH21 Miguel Tejada

BH22 Albert Pujols AU

BH23 Derek Jeter

BH24 Johnny Damon

BH25 Mike Sweeney

BH26 Ben Grieve

BH27 Jeff Kent

BH28 Andres Galarraga

BH29 Richie Sexson

BH30 Juan Encarnacion

BH31 Ruben Mateo

BH32 Alex Rodriguez EXCH AU

BH33 Manny Ramirez

BH34 Juan Gonzalez AU

BH35 Ivan Rodriguez

BH36 Darin Erstad EXCH

BH37 Carlos Delgado

BH38 Jeff Bagwell EXCH

BH39 Jermaine Dye

BH40 Jose Ortiz

BH41 Gary Sheffield AU

BH42 Eric Chavez

BH43 Mark Grace

BH44 Rafael Palmeiro

BH45 Tsuyoshi Shinjo

BH46 Terrence Long

BH47 Carlos Delgado

BH48 Frank Thomas

BH49 Chipper Jones EXCH

BH50 Jason Giambi

Home Opener Souvenirs

The bases and baseballs from the Opening Day of the 2001 season were purchased by Donruss-Playoff and swatches of these items were the basis for the Home Opener Souvenirs sets. Some players had two different cards in this set. Five different sets: Single (1 swatch), Double (2 swatches), Triple (3 swatches), Homerun (4 swatches- 3 base, 1 baseball), and Autographed (1 swatch) were inserted into packs. Each was serial numberd to 400, 200, 100, 25 and 25 copies respectively. Just the Homerun (4 swatch) cards had multi-colored surface swatches. Only ten of the fifty cards were paralleled with an autograph. The Troy Glaus autograph card was packed out as a redemption card that expired in 2003.

OD1 Barry Bonds

OD2 Cal Ripken, Jr.

OD3 Pedro Martinez

OD4 Troy Glaus

OD5 Frank Thomas

OD6 Alex Rodriguez

OD7 Ivan Rodriguez

OD8 Jeff Bagwell

OD9 Mark McGwire

OD10 Todd Helton

OD11 Gary Sheffield

OD12 Manny Ramirez

OD13 Mike Piazza

OD14 Sammy Sosa

OD15 Preston Wilson

OD16 Tony Gwynn

OD17 Vladimir Guerrero

OD18 Carlos Delgado

OD19 Roberto Alomar

OD20 Todd Helton

OD21 Albert Pujols

OD22 Jason Giambi

OD23 Sammy Sosa

OD24 Ken Griffey, Jr.

OD25 Darin Erstad

OD26 Mark McGwire

OD27 Carlos Delgado

OD28 Juan Gonzalez

OD29 Mike Sweeney

OD30 Alex Rodriguez

OD31 Roger Clemens

OD32 Tsuyoshi Shinjo

OD33 Ben Grieve

OD34 Jeff Kent

OD35 Vladimir Guerrero

OD36 Shawn Green

OD37 Rafael Palmeiro

OD38 Tony Gwynn

OD39 Scott Rolen

OD40 Ken Griffey, Jr.

OD41 Albert Pujols

OD42 Barry Bonds

OD43 Mark Grace

OD44 Bernie Williams

OD45 Frank Thomas

OD46 Jermaine Dye

OD47 Mike Piazza

OD48 Chipper Jones

OD49 Richie Sexson

OD50 Magglio Ordonez


The first 25 serial-numbered copies of ten Home Opener Souvenirs Single are available in an autographed parallel. Three cards packed out as redemptions which expired July 1st, 2003.

OD2 Cal Ripken, Jr. EXCH

OD4 Troy Glaus EXCH

OD6 Alex Rodriguez EXCH

OD16 Tony Gwynn

OD17 Vladimir Guerrero

OD19 Roberto Alomar

OD21 Albert Pujols

OD28 Juan Gonzalez

OD31 Roger Clemens

OD37 Rafael Palmeiro

Tools of the Trade

The first of the famous Tools of the Trade sets. The fifty card set features game used jerseys (/300), bats (/100), batting gloves (/50) and hats(/100) of many of baseball's current superstars. Fifteen of the fifty were packed out as redemption cards that expired in 2003. Ten of the cards were also paralleled with an autographed version that was serial numbered to 25 copies.

TT1 Vladimir Guerrero JSY 300

TT2 Troy Glaus JSY 300

TT3 Tony Gwynn JSY 300

TT4 Todd Helton JSY 300

TT5 Scott Rolen JSY 300

TT6 Roger Clemens JSY 300

TT7 Pedro Martinez JSY 300

TT8 Richie Sexson JSY 300

TT9 Magglio Ordonez JSY 300

TT10 Ben Grieve JSY 300

TT11 Jeff Bagwell JSY 300

TT12 Edgar Martinez JSY 300

TT13 Greg Maddux JSY 300

TT14 Larry Walker JSY 300

TT15 Frank Thomas JSY 300

TT16 Edgardo Alfonzo JSY 300

TT17 Cal Ripken, Jr. JSY 300

TT18 Jose Vidro JSY 300

TT19 Andruw Jones JSY 300

TT20 Kazuhiro Sasaki JSY 300

TT21 Barry Bonds BAT 100

TT22 Juan Gonzalez BAT 100

TT23 Andruw Jones BAT 100

TT24 Cal Ripken, Jr. BAT 100

TT25 Greg Maddux BAT 100

TT26 Manny Ramirez BAT 100

TT27 Roberto Alomar BAT 100

TT28 Shawn Green BAT 100

TT29 Edgardo Alfonzo BAT 100

TT30 Rafael Palmeiro BAT 100

TT31 Hideo Nomo BAT 100

TT32 Andres Galarraga BAT 100

TT33 Todd Helton BAT 100

TT34 Darin Erstad BAT 100

TT35 Ivan Rodriguez BAT 100

TT36 Sean Casey BAT 100

TT37 Vladimir Guerrero BAT 100

TT38 Dave Justice BAT 100

TT39 Troy Glaus BAT 100

TT40 Jeff Bagwell BAT 100

TT41 Barry Bonds GLV 50

TT42 Cal Ripken, Jr. GLV 50

TT43 Roberto Alomar GLV 50

TT44 Sean Casey GLV 50

TT45 Tony Gwynn GLV 50

TT46 Bernie Williams HAT 100

TT47 Barry Zito HAT 100

TT48 Greg Maddux HAT 100

TT49 Tom Glavine HAT 100

TT50 Troy Glaus HAT 100


Each Tools of the Trade autograph is serial-numbered to 25 copies.

TT1 Vladimir Guerrero

TT3 Tony Gwynn

TT5 Scott Rolen

TT6 Roger Clemens

TT17 Cal Ripken, Jr.

TT22 Juan Gonzalez

TT32 Andres Galarraga

TT33 Todd Helton

TT35 Ivan Rodriguez

TT39 Troy Glaus EXCH

Autographed Baseballs

Signing Bonus Baseballs

In each hobby box of 2001 Absolute Memorabilia, an autographed baseball was inserted as a box topper. Most of the balls were signed by either Hall of Fame players or current stars/superstars. Each baseball features a light brown 2001 Playoff Absolute large logo on the panel above the autograph, with the name of the player in print, and the actual Serial number of the ball. Making these Certified Autograph Baseballs.

Al Oliver 500

Andre Dawson 550

Barry Bonds 25

Bill Madlock 524

Bill Mazeroski 25

Billy Williams 325

Bob Feller 550

Bob Gibson 25

Bobby Doerr 300

Bobby Richardson 500

Boog Powell 500

Brian Jordan 25

Bucky Dent 500

Charles Johnson 25

Chipper Jones 25

Clete Boyer 500

Dale Murphy 25

Dave Concepcion 500

Dave Kingman 500

Don Larsen 200

Don Newcombe 500

Don Zimmer 500

Duke Snider 25

Earl Weaver 300

Enos Slaughter 525

Fergie Jenkins 1000

Frank Howard 500

Frank Robinson 25

Frank Thomas 25

Gary Carter 200

Gaylord Perry 1000

George Foster 500

George Kell 300

Goose Gossage 500

Greg Maddux 25

Hank Aaron 25

Hank Bauer 500

Harmon Killebrew 200

Henry Rodriguez 400

Herb Score 500

Hoyt Wilhelm 500

J.D. Drew 25

Javy Lopez 25

Jim Edmonds 25

Jim Palmer 500

Joe Pepitone 500

Johnny Bench 25

Johnny Podres 500

Juan Marichal 485

Kirby Puckett 25

Larry Doby 300

Lou Brock 25

Luis Tiant 500

Magglio Ordonez 200

Manny Ramirez 25

Maury Wills 500

Mike Schmidt 25

Minnie Minoso 1000

Monte Irvin 500

Moose Skowron 500

Nolan Ryan 25

Ozzie Smith 25

Phil Rizzuto 25

Ralph Kiner 100

Randy Johnson 25

Red Schoendienst 500

Reggie Jackson 25

Rickey Henderson 25

Robin Roberts 500

Roger Clemens 25

Rollie Fingers 575

Ryne Sandberg 25

Sean Casey 25

Stan Musial 25

Steve Carlton 25

Steve Garvey 1000

Todd Helton 25

Tom Glavine 25

Tom Seaver 25

Tommy John 1000

Tony Gwynn 25

Tony Perez 400

Wade Boggs 25

Warren Spahn 500

Whitey Ford 25

Willie Mays 25

Willie McCovey 25

Willie Stargell 25

Yogi Berra 25