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Description

2001 Donruss is a 220-card set released in May, 2001. It was the first "Donruss" branded card set since their previous owner, Pinnacle Brands went bankrupt in the Summer of 1998, and the first product released by Playoff since acquiring an MLB/MLBPA license in February 2001.

It's important to note that Playoff only began discussing changing their name to Playoff-Donruss, or Donruss-Playoff in August, 2001. This legally did not occur until October, 2001 as Donruss-Playoff was chosen by the then owner of Playoff.

In 1998 Pinnacle Brands, the owner of the Donruss and Leaf brand names, filed for bankruptcy protection and went out of business. It appeared that after an eighteen year run Donruss' flagship baseball set would come to an end. But then an unlikely savior appeared in the form of football card manufacturer Playoff, who purchased what was left of Pinnacle through a bankruptcy court.

Almost as soon as they bought Pinnacle, speculation immediately began as to Playoff's baseball card intentions. Although Playoff was given a temporary license in 1998 -- so that the 1998 Donruss Signature set could be released -- it appeared that Playoff's efforts to get into the baseball card business may not bear fruit.

Shortly after Pacific had its MLB Player's Association license revoked in November 2000 (partially due to the Manny Ramirez corked bat card incident and mostly due to making fake game-used cards in 2001 Private Stock Baseball) rumors of Playoff finally getting the licenses it had long coveted began to fly again. Those rumors came to fruition in February 2001 it was announced that Playoff -- had at last received permission to produce Major League Baseball cards. They quickly announced that their first baseball card set (2001 Donruss) would be released that April.

With nearly three years of pent-up demand -- not the mention the novelty of it being the first completely original baseball card product from Playoff -- loyal Donruss collectors immediately began to place pre-sell orders with their local hobby dealers. (Many of those same dealers were disappointed to find out that they would be limited to only one six-box hobby case.) In early April 2001 Donruss Baseball went live. The result: a big "thud", but only to dealers. Collectors were having a field day with the Retail release as the 2000 Retro (pack in a pack) 90-card sets were selling easily for $100.00 a set on eBay making all the other cards pulled in the retail boxes they were buying free!

In their haste to produce their first real baseball card product, Playoff essentially recycled the same formula that had successfully worked for them in football cards. In fact, the parallels between the 2001 Donruss Baseball and 2000 Donruss Football sets are uncanny to say the least. Both sets have roughly the same number of cards (220 in baseball versus 250 in football), and both had an MSRP of $1.99/pack. However, both products relied heavily on a gimmick that was becoming commonplace in football cards, but had never, ever, before appeared in a base level baseball brand.

2001 Donruss was the first entry level baseball trading card product to feature short-printed and serial-numbered rookie cards. While short-printing may have appealed to the football card audience, unfortunately, by limiting the production of each "Rated Rookie" to only 2001 copies (not including the Albert Pujols and Ben Sheets exchange cards -- each limited to 500), D-P made the decision, whether they knew it or not (and they probably didn't) to abandon the one segment of the market that traditionally purchases base level baseball card products. The segment that had been the cornerstone of the Donruss brand since 1981: Set builders.

In retrospect, some felt Playoff screwed up the comeback edition of Donruss baseball. As a result, many long-time Donruss baseball collectors, simply gave up on Donruss Baseball. But it opened up a far greater mass of collectors who finally found a product that favored collectors far more than dealers. Even though Ichiro and Pujols RC's were very rarely pulled from Retail boxes, collectors were still loving these retail boxes. This caused dealers to start emptying retail store shelves of 2001 Donruss Retail!

What Playoff failed to realize, and never really quite understood, was that football card collectors and baseball card collectors are two completely different breeds of hobbyist. What works in football, may not (and usually does not) necessarily work in baseball. For instance 70-100 rookies in a football product worked, this failed miserably in baseball and Playoff ignored this no matter how many collectors complained.

Distribution

Hobby Wax: 5 cards, plus one individually wrapped -PACK WITHIN A PACK- "1999" Retroactive card per pack (MSRP $1.99). There were (10) different RC's in each Retro set, cards #91-100.

24-packs plus a BGS Graded "Anniversary Originals" (possibly autographed) box-topper per box.

Sadly, the average grade of the "Anniversary Originals" cards was 7.5. So Beckett listed the autograph versions as being worth full Beckett High price graded a 7 or 8.

The Anniversary Originals are prominent buy-back original cards and RC's (as 2001 Donruss' production team perceived) from Donruss' past that were bought back, submitted to BGS for grading, and seeded one into each hobby wax box. Each card was given a "20th Anniversary Originals" notation on the slab's label. Plus autograph cards stated on the label how many existed in total of that particular card. For example, the 1982 Donruss Cal Ripken Jr. RC had 23 copies graded by BGS and seeded into boxes. These were graded in numerical order, so if you have the BGS serial number of one of the cards- you can look them all up at BGS' Graded Card Look-Up.

NOTE: Hobby dealers were limited to only one six-box case.

Retail Wax: 5 cards, plus one -PACK WITHIN A PACK- "2000" Retroactive card per pack (MSRP $1.99).

17 packs per Blaster box (MSRP $19.99). Plus one -PACK WITHIN A PACK- "2000" Retroactive card per pack.

NOTE: Playoff's Customer Service Manager (James McCay) along with the Production Manager of 2001 Donruss discovered about (650) total 2000 Retro cards of ICHIRO "RC" #95 (where Ben Sheets 2000 Retro #95 was also placed in Playoff's redemption drawer). These cards were produced without any knowledge of the Senior Production Manager of this product (Kimberly Ammons). Upper Deck had an EXCLUSIVE LICENSE to produce all but base rookie cards of Ichiro until the start of the regular season, then had an Exclusive to any insert Ichiro cards until the middle of the regular season. Playoff had every intention of releasing these 2000 Retro Ichiro #95 cards (along with the low serial numbered Stat Line parallels) BEFORE Upper Deck's Exclusive date expiration. So they had to be destroyed, or Playoff could have lost their baseball licensing the first year they got it back! So Mr. McCay and Ms. Ammons destroyed all but about (20 to 25) of these cards in the shredder Playoff had in the Customer Service area. There were three versions and oddly not one of them had a serial number. The base version was to be numbered to 500, and two Stat Line inserts: Season Stat Line numbered to 21 (number of Home Runs Ichiro hit in his last year in Japan), and Career Stat Line numbered to 182 (number of Doubles Ichiro hit in his career in Japan). The very few of these cards that eventually entered the hobby have sold for between $300.00-$1,000 per card. Beckett's pricing of this card has never been anywhere near accurate. There are several websites that have been up for up to and over 10-years explaining these cards and quoting actual SELL prices. James McCay has been very open and honest about these cards as he was the whistleblower on much fraud Playoff was engaged in that he had iron-clad proof of (and he still does). It's not at all hard to find his e-mail address online as recently as 2016. So you can ask him any questions yourself.

Reviews

Insertion Ratio Matrix

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Hobby Odds Retail Odds
Base 220 - ? ?
short-set 150 - ? ?
Rated Rookies 48 2001 1:24 1:24
Rated Rookies Redemptions 2 500 ? ?
Fan Club 20 5000 1:24 1:24
Career Stat Lines 220 varies ? ?
Season Stat Lines 220 varies ? ?
"1999" Retro short-set 80 - 1:1 N/A
"1999" Retro Rookies 20 1999 1:24 N/A
"1999" Retro Career Stat Lines 100 varies 1:24 N/A
"1999" Retro Season Stat Lines 100 varies 1:24 N/A
"1999" Retro Diamond Kings 5 2500 1:24 N/A
"1999" Retro Diamond Kings Studio Series 5 250 1:144 N/A
"2000" Retro short-set 80 - N/A 1:1
"2000" Retro Rookies 20 2000 N/A 1:24
"2000" Retro Career Stat Lines 100 varies N/A 1:24
"2000" Retro Season Stat Lines 100 varies N/A 1:24
"2000" Retro Diamond Kings 5 2500 N/A 1:24
"2000" Retro Diamond Kings Studio Series 5 250 N/A 1:24
All-Time Diamond Kings 10 2500 ? ?
All-Time Diamond Kings Studio Series 10 250 ? ?
Diamond Kings 20 2500 ? ?
Diamond Kings Studio Series 20 250 ? ?
Elite Series 20 2500 ? ?
Elite Dominators 20 25 ? ?
Longball Leaders 20 1000 ? ?
Production Line 60 from 316 to 1061 ? ?
Production Line Die-Cut 60 100 ? ?
Diamond Kings Reprints 20 from 1982 to 1989 ? ?
Rookie Reprints 40 from 1982 to 1992 ? ?
Bat Kings 10 200 ? ?
Bat Kings Autographed 10 50 ? ?
Jersey Kings 10 250 ? ?
Jersey Kings Autographed 10 50 ? ?
All-Time Diamond Kings Autographed 10 50 ? ?
Diamond Kings Autographed 11 50 ? ?
Diamond Kings Reprints Autographed 20 from 82 to 89 ? ?
Rookie Reprints Autographed 26 from 82 to 92 ? ?
Recollection Collection Autographs 7 from 10 to 50 ? ?
"2000" Alex Rodriguez Autographed Diamond King 1 50 N/A ?

Checklist

Promo

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To announce that Donruss-Playoff had received an MLB license, a red-bordered Diamond King promo card of Alex Rodriguez was issued. There are three versions of this card. An unmarked "base promo," and two that were given away to attendees of the 2001 Kit Young Hawaii Trade Conference. The Kit Young promo is the same card as the standard card but with "Hawaii 2001" in gold lettering on the card front. In addition, 100 autographed cards were given to random Kit Young Conference attendees.

  • HDK1 Alex Rodriguez

Base Set

Short Set

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  • 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 Jose Canseco
  • 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 Eric Davis
  • 27 Roberto Alomar
  • 28 Mark Mulder
  • 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 Pokey Reese
  • 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 Jermaine Clark RC
  • 56 Albert Belle
  • 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 Tony Armas
  • 69 Tony Batista
  • 70 Jose Cruz, Jr.
  • 71 Carlos Beltran
  • 72 Adrian Beltre
  • 73 Kris Benson
  • 74 Lance Berkman
  • 75 Kevin Brown
  • 76 Jay Buhner
  • 77 Jeromy Burnitz
  • 78 Ken Caminiti
  • 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 Byung-Hyun Kim
  • 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 Ben Molina
  • 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

Rated Rookies

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Note: All cards are serial numbered to 2001 copies, except cards #156 and #159. Card #156 was scheduled to be Brian Cole, but in early 2001 he was tragically killed in an automobile crash and Donruss pulled his card from production. It is unclear whose card #159 was supposed to be (probably C.C. Sabathia), but whoever he was, he was also pulled. Both Cole and mystery player #159 were replaced with exchange cards for Albert Pujols and Ben Sheets.

Although 500 copies of each redemption card were inserted into packs, and each Pujols and Sheets exchange card is serial numbered to 500, it is believed that only about half the Pujols cards were actually fulfilled. http://www.stalegum.com/2006/06/just-how-many-donruss-albert-pujols.html

  • 151 Brent Abernathy RR 2001
  • 152 Cory Aldridge RR RC 2001
  • 153 Gene Altman RR RC* 2001
  • 154 Josh Beckett RR 2001
  • 155 Wilson Betemit RR RC 2001
  • 156 Albert Pujols RR RC EXCH 500
  • 157 Joe Crede RR 2001
  • 158 Jack Cust RR 2001
  • 159 Ben Sheets RR EXCH 500
  • 160 Alex Escobar RR 2001
  • 161 Adrian Hernandez RR RC 2001
  • 162 Pedro Feliz RR 2001
  • 163 Nate Frese RR RC* 2001
  • 164 Carlos Garcia RR RC* 2001
  • 165 Marcus Giles RR 2001
  • 166 Alexis Gomez RR RC 2001
  • 167 Jason Hart RR 2001
  • 168 Eric Hinske RR RC 2001
  • 169 Cesar Izturis RR 2001
  • 170 Nick Johnson RR 2001
  • 171 Mike Young RR 2001
  • 172 Brian Lawrence RR RC 2001
  • 173 Steve Lomasney RR 2001
  • 174 Nick Maness RR RC* 2001
  • 175 Jose Mieses RR RC* 2001
  • 176 Greg Miller RR RC* 2001
  • 177 Eric Munson RR 2001
  • 178 Xavier Nady RR 2001
  • 179 Blaine Neal RR RC 2001
  • 180 Abraham Nunez RR 2001
  • 181 Jose Ortiz RR 2001
  • 182 Jeremy Owens RR RC* 2001
  • 183 Pablo Ozuna RR 2001
  • 184 Corey Patterson RR 2001
  • 185 Carlos Pena RR 2001
  • 186 Wily Mo Pena RR 2001
  • 187 Timo Perez RR 2001
  • 188 Adam Pettyjohn RR RC 2001
  • 189 Luis Rivas RR 2001
  • 190 Jackson Melian RR RC* 2001
  • 191 Wilken Ruan RR RC 2001
  • 192 Duaner Sanchez RR RC 2001
  • 193 Alfonso Soriano RR 2001
  • 194 Rafael Soriano RR RC 2001
  • 195 Ichiro Suzuki RR RC 2001
  • 196 Billy Sylvester RR RC* 2001
  • 197 Juan Uribe RR RC 2001
  • 198 Eric Valent RR 2001
  • 199 Carlos Valderrama RR RC 2001
  • 200 Matt White RR RC* 2001

Fan Club

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Each Fan Club subset card was seeded into packs at the rate of 1:24. Although not serial-numbered, it is believed that 5000 copies of each were produced.

  • 201 Alex Rodriguez
  • 202 Barry Bonds
  • 203 Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • 204 Chipper Jones
  • 205 Derek Jeter
  • 206 Troy Glaus
  • 207 Frank Thomas
  • 208 Greg Maddux
  • 209 Ivan Rodriguez
  • 210 Jeff Bagwell
  • 211 Todd Helton
  • 212 Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 213 Manny Ramirez
  • 214 Mark McGwire
  • 215 Mike Piazza
  • 216 Pedro Martinez
  • 217 Sammy Sosa
  • 218 Tony Gwynn
  • 219 Vladimir Guerrero
  • 220 Nomar Garciaparra

Parallels

Baseball's Best Factory Set

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Similar to the Topps Tiffany sets of the 80s and 90s, Baseball's Best is a "high-end" factory set of the entire 220-card 2001 Donruss base set. In addition, the set also included the 105-card 2001 Donruss The Rookies set, and all five Rookie Diamond Kings inserts.

Originally, the Baseball's Best set was only available through a redemption program that worked like this: Seeded into packs of 2001 Donruss baseball (at the rate of 1:720), were coupons that enabled the lucky collector to purchase one of 1000 Baseball's Best factory sets for $104.99. Unfortunately, Donruss printed more than the 1000 sets stated on the redemption card. Towards the end of 2001, Donruss solicited dealers to purchase the set without the redemption coupon. As a result, Donruss would up making 1597 sets (597 more than originally stated).

What's more, unbeknownst to collectors, Donruss made three different versions of the Baseball's Best set: Bronze (limited to 999 sets), Silver (499 sets), and Gold (99 sets). Because of this, some have deduced that those who purchased the set via the redemption card received a Bronze set, and dealers who bought direct got either a Silver or Gold. However, this conspiracy theory has never been proven.

All Baseball's Best cards are identical to their base set counterparts, with the addition of either a gold, silver, or bronze "Baseball's Best" stamp on each card's obverse. Each card was also printed on a plastic cardstock.

Season Stat Line

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Each card in this parallel is serial numbered to a specific season statistic.

Just like in the base set, the SSL's of cards #156 and #159 packed out as redemptions. Shortly after the product went live, Donruss publicly announced that only 17 copies of #156 and eight copies of #159 were to be produced. Unfortunately, Donruss wound up inserting more exchange cards than there were Season Stat Lines to go around.

To make it up to exchange card holders, Donruss printed up a special batch of SSL's and contracted with the two athletes in question to autograph these cards. The cards were Donruss' first to feature the now infamous "Sticker Autograph." Also, these autographed SSLs were not serial numbered.

  • 1 Alex Rodriguez 41
  • 2 Barry Bonds 49
  • 3 Cal Ripken, Jr. 56
  • 4 Chipper Jones 36
  • 5 Derek Jeter 73
  • 6 Troy Glaus 47
  • 7 Frank Thomas 43
  • 8 Greg Maddux 19
  • 9 Ivan Rodriguez 83
  • 10 Jeff Bagwell 47
  • 11 Jose Canseco 49
  • 12 Todd Helton 59
  • 13 Ken Griffey, Jr. 40
  • 14 Manny Ramirez 92
  • 15 Mark McGwire 32
  • 16 Mike Piazza 90
  • 17 Nomar Garciaparra 96
  • 18 Pedro Martinez 174
  • 19 Randy Johnson 19
  • 20 Rick Ankiel 11
  • 21 Rickey Henderson 36
  • 22 Roger Clemens 188
  • 23 Sammy Sosa 50
  • 24 Tony Gwynn 41
  • 25 Vladimir Guerrero 44
  • 26 Eric Davis 77
  • 27 Roberto Alomar 40
  • 28 Mark Mulder 19
  • 29 Pat Burrell 27
  • 30 Harold Baines 72
  • 31 Carlos Delgado 41
  • 32 J.D. Drew 73
  • 33 Jim Edmonds 42
  • 34 Darin Erstad 39
  • 35 Jason Giambi 43
  • 36 Tom Glavine 91
  • 37 Juan Gonzalez 30
  • 38 Mark Grace 75
  • 39 Shawn Green 99
  • 40 Tim Hudson 20
  • 41 Andruw Jones 36
  • 42 Dave Justice 41
  • 43 Jeff Kent 33
  • 44 Barry Larkin 71
  • 45 Pokey Reese 29
  • 46 Mike Mussina 11
  • 47 Hideo Nomo 181
  • 48 Rafael Palmeiro 39
  • 49 Adam Piatt 5
  • 50 Scott Rolen 89
  • 51 Gary Sheffield 43
  • 52 Bernie Williams 30
  • 53 Bob Abreu 10
  • 54 Edgardo Alfonzo 94
  • 55 Jermaine Clark 23
  • 56 Albert Belle 23
  • 57 Craig Biggio 101
  • 58 Andres Galarraga 100
  • 59 Edgar Martinez 37
  • 60 Fred McGriff 18
  • 61 Magglio Ordonez 32
  • 62 Jim Thome 33
  • 63 Matt Williams 102
  • 64 Kerry Wood 132
  • 65 Moises Alou 30
  • 66 Brady Anderson 89
  • 67 Garret Anderson 40
  • 68 Tony Armas 59
  • 69 Tony Batista 32
  • 70 Jose Cruz 32
  • 71 Carlos Beltran 92
  • 72 Adrian Beltre 30
  • 73 Kris Benson 10
  • 74 Lance Berkman 76
  • 75 Kevin Brown 13
  • 76 Jay Buhner 92
  • 77 Jeromy Burnitz 31
  • 78 Ken Caminiti 63
  • 79 Sean Casey 151
  • 80 Luis Castillo 180
  • 81 Eric Chavez 139
  • 82 Jeff Cirillo 115
  • 83 Bartolo Colon 15
  • 84 David Cone 120
  • 85 Freddy Garcia 79
  • 86 Johnny Damon 136
  • 87 Ray Durham 121
  • 88 Jermaine Dye 33
  • 89 Juan Encarnacion 158
  • 90 Terrence Long 18
  • 91 Carl Everett 149
  • 92 Steve Finley 151
  • 93 Cliff Floyd 126
  • 94 Brad Fullmer 142
  • 95 Brian Giles 111
  • 96 Luis Gonzalez 31
  • 97 Rusty Greer 117
  • 98 Jeffrey Hammonds 152
  • 99 Mike Hampton 151
  • 100 Orlando Hernandez 141
  • 101 Richard Hidalgo 44
  • 102 Geoff Jenkins 155
  • 103 Jacque Jones 149
  • 104 Brian Jordan 129
  • 105 Gabe Kapler 134
  • 106 Eric Karros 146
  • 107 Jason Kendall 112
  • 108 Adam Kennedy 159
  • 109 Byung-Hyun Kim 111
  • 110 Ryan Klesko 140
  • 111 Chuck Knoblauch 75
  • 112 Paul Konerko 156
  • 113 Carlos Lee 107
  • 114 Kenny Lofton 30
  • 115 Javy Lopez 224
  • 116 Tino Martinez 147
  • 117 Ruben Mateo 7
  • 118 Kevin Millwood 168
  • 119 Ben Molina 133
  • 120 Raul Mondesi 24
  • 121 Trot Nixon 118
  • 122 John Olerud 103
  • 123 Paul O'Neill 160
  • 124 Chan Ho Park 18
  • 125 Andy Pettitte 125
  • 126 Jorge Posada 28
  • 127 Mark Quinn 20
  • 128 Aramis Ramirez 65
  • 129 Mariano Rivera 36
  • 130 Tim Salmon 34
  • 131 Curt Schilling 11
  • 132 Richie Sexson 14
  • 133 John Smoltz 156
  • 134 J.T. Snow 152
  • 135 Jay Payton 17
  • 136 Shannon Stewart 21
  • 137 B.J. Surhoff 157
  • 138 Mike Sweeney 144
  • 139 Fernando Tatis 18
  • 140 Miguel Tejada 30
  • 141 Jason Varitek 111
  • 142 Greg Vaughn 117
  • 143 Mo Vaughn 36
  • 144 Robin Ventura 84
  • 145 Jose Vidro 51
  • 146 Omar Vizquel 176
  • 147 Larry Walker 97
  • 148 David Wells 166
  • 149 Rondell White 111
  • 150 Preston Wilson 31
  • 151 Brent Abernathy RR 130
  • 152 Cory Aldridge RR 100
  • 153 Gene Altman RR 6
  • 154 Josh Beckett RR 61
  • 155 Wilson Betemit RR 89
  • 156 Albert Pujols RR EXCH 17
  • 156 Albert Pujols RR EXCH AU
  • 157 Joe Crede RR 5
  • 158 Jack Cust RR 131
  • 159 Ben Sheets RR EXCH 8
  • 159 Ben Sheets RR EXCH AU
  • 160 Alex Escobar RR 126
  • 161 Adrian Hernandez RR 8
  • 162 Pedro Feliz RR 2
  • 163 Nate Frese RR 126
  • 164 Carlos Garcia RR 14
  • 165 Marcus Giles RR 133
  • 166 Alexis Gomez RR 117
  • 167 Jason Hart RR 31
  • 168 Eric Hinske RR 20
  • 169 Cesar Izturis RR 95
  • 170 Nick Johnson RR 145
  • 171 Mike Young RR 155
  • 172 Brian Lawrence RR 165
  • 173 Steve Lomasney RR 8
  • 174 Nick Maness RR 127
  • 175 Jose Mieses RR 17
  • 176 Greg Miller RR 10
  • 177 Eric Munson RR 1
  • 178 Xavier Nady RR 1
  • 179 Blaine Neal RR 65
  • 180 Abraham Nunez RR 51
  • 181 Jose Ortiz RR 2
  • 182 Jeremy Owens RR 16
  • 183 Pablo Ozuna RR 8
  • 184 Corey Patterson RR 2
  • 185 Carlos Pena RR 117
  • 186 Wily Mo Pena RR 10
  • 187 Timo Perez RR 14
  • 188 Adam Pettyjohn RR 68
  • 189 Luis Rivas RR 18
  • 190 Jackson Melian RR 73
  • 191 Wilken Ruan RR 165
  • 192 Duaner Sanchez RR 121
  • 193 Alfonso Soriano RR 2
  • 194 Rafael Soriano RR 90
  • 195 Ichiro Suzuki RR 153
  • 196 Billy Sylvester RR 16
  • 197 Juan Uribe RR 22
  • 198 Eric Valent RR 22
  • 199 Carlos Valderrama RR 137
  • 200 Matt White RR 126
  • 201 Alex Rodriguez FC 132
  • 202 Barry Bonds FC 147
  • 203 Cal Ripken, Jr. FC 83
  • 204 Chipper Jones FC 118
  • 205 Derek Jeter FC 31
  • 206 Troy Glaus FC 160
  • 207 Frank Thomas FC 143
  • 208 Greg Maddux FC 190
  • 209 Ivan Rodriguez FC 27
  • 210 Jeff Bagwell FC 132
  • 211 Todd Helton FC 42
  • 212 Ken Griffey, Jr. FC 141
  • 213 Manny Ramirez FC 122
  • 214 Mark McGwire FC 72
  • 215 Mike Piazza FC 113
  • 216 Pedro Martinez FC 7
  • 217 Sammy Sosa FC 106
  • 218 Tony Gwynn FC 12
  • 219 Vladimir Guerrero FC 123
  • 220 Nomar Garciaparra FC 21

Career Stat Line

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Similar to the Season Stat Lines, this time each is serial numbered to a specific career statistic. In most (but not all) instances, there are more copies of a player's Career Stat Line(CSL) than his Season Stat Line (SSL).

Again, the CSL's of cards #156 and #159 packed out as redemptions, with Donruss stating that only 154 copies of #156 and 159 copies of #159 were to be produced. But just like the SSL's, Donruss made more exchange cards than there were cards with the excess card holders getting an un-numbered CSL with a sticker autograph in exchange.

  • 1 Alex Rodriguez 194
  • 2 Barry Bonds 69
  • 3 Cal Ripken, Jr. 277
  • 4 Chipper Jones 204
  • 5 Derek Jeter 153
  • 6 Troy Glaus 224
  • 7 Frank Thomas 328
  • 8 Greg Maddux 240
  • 9 Ivan Rodriguez 288
  • 10 Jeff Bagwell 167
  • 11 Jose Canseco 198
  • 12 Todd Helton 107
  • 13 Ken Griffey, Jr. 33
  • 14 Manny Ramirez 236
  • 15 Mark McGwire 248
  • 16 Mike Piazza 199
  • 17 Nomar Garciaparra 117
  • 18 Pedro Martinez 268
  • 19 Randy Johnson 319
  • 20 Rick Ankiel 233
  • 21 Rickey Henderson 282
  • 22 Roger Clemens 260
  • 23 Sammy Sosa 231
  • 24 Tony Gwynn 338
  • 25 Vladimir Guerrero 322
  • 26 Eric Davis 278
  • 27 Roberto Alomar 304
  • 28 Mark Mulder 88
  • 29 Pat Burrell 260
  • 30 Harold Baines 49
  • 31 Carlos Delgado 214
  • 32 J.D. Drew 224
  • 33 Jim Edmonds 186
  • 34 Darin Erstad 87
  • 35 Jason Giambi 181
  • 36 Tom Glavine 208
  • 37 Juan Gonzalez 294
  • 38 Mark Grace 148
  • 39 Shawn Green 100
  • 40 Tim Hudson 31
  • 41 Andruw Jones 116
  • 42 Dave Justice 246
  • 43 Jeff Kent 274
  • 44 Barry Larkin 300
  • 45 Pokey Reese 229
  • 46 Mike Mussina 353
  • 47 Hideo Nomo 397
  • 48 Rafael Palmeiro 36
  • 49 Adam Piatt 299
  • 50 Scott Rolen 50
  • 51 Gary Sheffield 279
  • 52 Bernie Williams 278
  • 53 Bob Abreu 117
  • 54 Edgardo Alfonzo 296
  • 55 Jermaine Clark 133
  • 56 Albert Belle 295
  • 57 Craig Biggio 160
  • 58 Andres Galarraga 291
  • 59 Edgar Martinez 235
  • 60 Fred McGriff 20
  • 61 Magglio Ordonez 301
  • 62 Jim Thome 233
  • 63 Matt Williams 292
  • 64 Kerry Wood 21
  • 65 Moises Alou 229
  • 66 Brady Anderson 299
  • 67 Garret Anderson 297
  • 68 Tony Armas 61
  • 69 Tony Batista 279
  • 70 Jose Cruz 47
  • 71 Carlos Beltran 159
  • 72 Adrian Beltre 174
  • 73 Kris Benson 21
  • 74 Lance Berkman 127
  • 75 Kevin Brown 321
  • 76 Jay Buhner 308
  • 77 Jeromy Burnitz 156
  • 78 Ken Caminiti 331
  • 79 Sean Casey 312
  • 80 Luis Castillo 251
  • 81 Eric Chavez 241
  • 82 Jeff Cirillo 311
  • 83 Bartolo Colon 51
  • 84 David Cone 184
  • 85 Freddy Garcia 249
  • 86 Johnny Damon 352
  • 87 Ray Durham 371
  • 88 Jermaine Dye 319
  • 89 Juan Encarnacion 41
  • 90 Terrence Long 80
  • 91 Carl Everett 149
  • 92 Steve Finley 254
  • 93 Cliff Floyd 326
  • 94 Brad Fullmer 232
  • 95 Brian Giles 301
  • 96 Luis Gonzalez 329
  • 97 Rusty Greer 307
  • 98 Jeffrey Hammonds 341
  • 99 Mike Hampton 344
  • 100 Orlando Hernandez 41
  • 101 Richard Hidalgo 345
  • 102 Geoff Jenkins 64
  • 103 Jacque Jones 242
  • 104 Brian Jordan 124
  • 105 Gabe Kapler 32
  • 106 Eric Karros 242
  • 107 Jason Kendall 214
  • 108 Adam Kennedy 264
  • 109 Byung-Hyun Kim 142
  • 110 Ryan Klesko 165
  • 111 Chuck Knoblauch 293
  • 112 Paul Konerko 207
  • 113 Carlos Lee 316
  • 114 Kenny Lofton 306
  • 115 Javy Lopez 130
  • 116 Tino Martinez 229
  • 117 Ruben Mateo 271
  • 118 Kevin Millwood 50
  • 119 Ben Molina 15
  • 120 Raul Mondesi 212
  • 121 Trot Nixon 27
  • 122 John Olerud 367
  • 123 Paul O'Neill 260
  • 124 Chan Ho Park 388
  • 125 Andy Pettitte 100
  • 126 Jorge Posada 382
  • 127 Mark Quinn 167
  • 128 Aramis Ramirez 12
  • 129 Mariano Rivera 165
  • 130 Tim Salmon 231
  • 131 Curt Schilling 110
  • 132 Richie Sexson 325
  • 133 John Smoltz 157
  • 134 J.T. Snow 151
  • 135 Jay Payton 151
  • 136 Shannon Stewart 216
  • 137 B.J. Surhoff 359
  • 138 Mike Sweeney 302
  • 139 Fernando Tatis 258
  • 140 Miguel Tejada 254
  • 141 Jason Varitek 37
  • 142 Greg Vaughn 320
  • 143 Mo Vaughn 299
  • 144 Robin Ventura 227
  • 145 Jose Vidro 191
  • 146 Omar Vizquel 260
  • 147 Larry Walker 271
  • 148 David Wells 161
  • 149 Rondell White 167
  • 150 Preston Wilson 303
  • 151 Brent Abernathy RR 22
  • 152 Cory Aldridge RR 33
  • 153 Gene Altman RR 351
  • 154 Josh Beckett RR 212
  • 155 Wilson Betemit RR 15
  • 156 Albert Pujols RR EXCH 154
  • 156 Albert Pujols RR EXCH AU
  • 157 Joe Crede RR 357
  • 158 Jack Cust RR 66
  • 159 Ben Sheets RR EXCH 159
  • 159 Ben Sheets RR EXCH AU
  • 160 Alex Escobar RR 45
  • 161 Adrian Hernandez RR 86
  • 162 Pedro Feliz RR 286
  • 163 Nate Frese RR 119
  • 164 Carlos Garcia RR 106
  • 165 Marcus Giles RR 320
  • 166 Alexis Gomez RR 24
  • 167 Jason Hart RR 303
  • 168 Eric Hinske RR 332
  • 169 Cesar Izturis RR 60
  • 170 Nick Johnson RR 308
  • 171 Mike Young RR 37
  • 172 Brian Lawrence RR 281
  • 173 Steve Lomasney RR 229
  • 174 Nick Maness RR 25
  • 175 Jose Mieses RR 265
  • 176 Greg Miller RR 328
  • 177 Eric Munson RR 3
  • 178 Xavier Nady RR 1
  • 179 Blaine Neal RR 296
  • 180 Abraham Nunez RR 38
  • 181 Jose Ortiz RR 7
  • 182 Jeremy Owens RR 273
  • 183 Pablo Ozuna RR 333
  • 184 Corey Patterson RR 11
  • 185 Carlos Pena RR 52
  • 186 Wily Mo Pena RR 114
  • 187 Timo Perez RR 49
  • 188 Adam Pettyjohn RR 20
  • 189 Luis Rivas RR 310
  • 190 Jackson Melian RR 26
  • 191 Wilken Ruan RR 215
  • 192 Duaner Sanchez RR 19
  • 193 Alfonso Soriano RR 50
  • 194 Rafael Soriano RR 13
  • 195 Ichiro Suzuki RR 106
  • 196 Billy Sylvester RR 11
  • 197 Juan Uribe RR 157
  • 198 Eric Valent RR 342
  • 199 Carlos Valderrama RR 13
  • 200 Matt White RR 31
  • 201 Alex Rodriguez FC 189
  • 202 Barry Bonds FC 289
  • 203 Cal Ripken, Jr. FC 44
  • 204 Chipper Jones FC 204
  • 205 Derek Jeter FC 108
  • 206 Troy Glaus FC 204
  • 207 Frank Thomas FC 344
  • 208 Greg Maddux FC 283
  • 209 Ivan Rodriguez FC 304
  • 210 Jeff Bagwell FC 310
  • 211 Todd Helton FC 137
  • 212 Ken Griffey, Jr. FC 173
  • 213 Manny Ramirez FC 313
  • 214 Mark McGwire FC 6
  • 215 Mike Piazza FC 278
  • 216 Pedro Martinez FC 125
  • 217 Sammy Sosa FC 244
  • 218 Tony Gwynn FC 84
  • 219 Vladimir Guerrero FC 124
  • 220 Nomar Garciaparra FC 333

Chicago Collection

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At the March 2002 Chicago Sun-Times Show, if a collector opened a Hobby of 2001 Donruss Baseball box at the Donruss-Playoff corporate booth, they would received a card from what Donruss-Playoff called the "Chicago Collection". Donruss-Playoff created a limited amount of singles from selected products and serial-numbered each card to five.

Chicago Collection cards for the entire base set as well as the 1999 Retro and 2000 Retro inserts were made -- however, each set's Rated Rookie subsets were NOT included.

Inserts

Expired Set Redemption Cards

Donruss inserted into packs two cards that allowed collectors the right to purchase one of two special factory sets. One card enabled the collector to purchase the 2001 Donruss The Rookies Baseball factory set for $24.99. The other card allowed the holder to buy of one 1000 "Baseball's Best" factory sets for $104.99. As previously mentioned, Donruss proceeded to print more than 1000 Baseball's Best sets.

The stated odds of finding the Donruss The Rookies redemption card was 1:72/packs, while the odds of pulling the Baseball's Best card: 1:720 and was exclusive to Hobby packs.

  • NNO Baseball's Best Coupon
  • NNO The Rookies Coupon

Retroactive

These two sets were designed to simulate what a 1999 and 2000 Donruss set would have looked like, if they had been released. The design is based on the respective year's Donruss Football set, and the player's are shown in the uniforms of the team the played for in that particular year.

The "1999" Retroactives were inserted into hobby packs and the "2000s" in retail. Both sets are 100 cards with eighty veterans and 20 serial-numbered "Rated Rookies." In addition, there are a slew of Stat Line parallels, and five additional Diamond King Inserts. Unfortunately, rather than simply including it with the other 2001 cards, the Retroactive card was wrapped separately in it's own one-card "pack." These single-card packs were extremely difficult to open, and as a result, many of the Retroactives were damaged coming out of the pack.

"1999" Retroactive

Overall odds of finding a "1999" Retroactive short set card, Rated Rookie, Stat Line, or "1999" Diamond King: one-per hobby pack.

Short Set

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  • 1 Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 2 Nomar Garciaparra
  • 3 Alex Rodriguez
  • 4 Mark McGwire
  • 5 Sammy Sosa
  • 6 Chipper Jones
  • 7 Mike Piazza
  • 8 Barry Larkin
  • 9 Andruw Jones
  • 10 Albert Belle
  • 11 Jeff Bagwell
  • 12 Tony Gwynn
  • 13 Manny Ramirez
  • 14 Mo Vaughn
  • 15 Barry Bonds
  • 16 Frank Thomas
  • 17 Vladimir Guerrero
  • 18 Derek Jeter
  • 19 Randy Johnson
  • 20 Greg Maddux
  • 21 Pedro Martinez
  • 22 Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • 23 Ivan Rodriguez
  • 24 Matt Williams
  • 25 Javy Lopez
  • 26 Tim Salmon
  • 27 Raul Mondesi
  • 28 Todd Helton
  • 29 Magglio Ordonez
  • 30 Sean Casey
  • 31 Jeromy Burnitz
  • 32 Jeff Kent
  • 33 Jim Edmonds
  • 34 Jim Thome
  • 35 Dante Bichette
  • 36 Larry Walker
  • 37 Will Clark
  • 38 Omar Vizquel
  • 39 Mike Mussina
  • 40 Eric Karros
  • 41 Kenny Lofton
  • 42 Dave Justice
  • 43 Craig Biggio
  • 44 J.D. Drew
  • 45 Rickey Henderson
  • 46 Bernie Williams
  • 47 Brian Giles
  • 48 Paul O'Neill
  • 49 Orlando Hernandez
  • 50 Jason Giambi
  • 51 Curt Schilling
  • 52 Scott Rolen
  • 53 Mark Grace
  • 54 Moises Alou
  • 55 Jason Kendall
  • 56 Ray Lankford
  • 57 Kerry Wood
  • 58 Gary Sheffield
  • 59 Ruben Mateo
  • 60 Darin Erstad
  • 61 Troy Glaus
  • 62 Jose Canseco
  • 63 Wade Boggs
  • 64 Tom Glavine
  • 65 Gabe Kapler
  • 66 Juan Gonzalez
  • 67 Rafael Palmeiro
  • 68 Richie Sexson
  • 69 Carl Everett
  • 70 David Wells
  • 71 Carlos Delgado
  • 72 Eric Davis
  • 73 Shawn Green
  • 74 Andres Galarraga
  • 75 Edgar Martinez
  • 76 Roberto Alomar
  • 77 John Olerud
  • 78 Luis Gonzalez
  • 79 Kevin Brown
  • 80 Roger Clemens
Rated Rookies

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Cards 81-100 make up a "Rated Rookies" subset and are numbered to 1999 copies. Although the exact insertion ratio was not listed, it is believed that the Rated Rookies were inserted at the rate of 1:24/hobby packs.

  • 81 Josh Beckett
  • 82 Alfonso Soriano
  • 83 Alex Escobar
  • 84 Pat Burrell
  • 85 Eric Chavez
  • 86 Erubiel Durazo
  • 87 Abraham Nunez
  • 88 Carlos Pena
  • 89 Nick Johnson
  • 90 Eric Munson
  • 91 Corey Patterson
  • 92 Wily Mo Pena
  • 93 Rafael Furcal
  • 94 Eric Valent
  • 95 Mark Mulder
  • 96 Chad Hutchinson
  • 97 Freddy Garcia
  • 98 Tim Hudson
  • 99 Rick Ankiel
  • 100 Kip Wells
"1999" Retroactive Career Stat Lines

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The concept is similar to the Career Stat Line and Season Stat Line cards in the base set. It is believed that the odds of finding either a "1999" CSL or SSL was one in 1:24/hobby packs.

  • 1 Ken Griffey, Jr. 350
  • 2 Nomar Garciaparra 309
  • 3 Alex Rodriguez 313
  • 4 Mark McGwire 219
  • 5 Sammy Sosa 273
  • 6 Chipper Jones 297
  • 7 Mike Piazza 333
  • 8 Barry Larkin 305
  • 9 Andruw Jones 273
  • 10 Albert Belle 321
  • 11 Jeff Bagwell 304
  • 12 Tony Gwynn 339
  • 13 Manny Ramirez 154
  • 14 Mo Vaughn 304
  • 15 Barry Bonds 290
  • 16 Frank Thomas 286
  • 17 Vladimir Guerrero 305
  • 18 Derek Jeter 308
  • 19 Randy Johnson 336
  • 20 Greg Maddux 202
  • 21 Pedro Martinez 298
  • 22 Cal Ripken, Jr. 276
  • 23 Ivan Rodriguez 232
  • 24 Matt Williams 299
  • 25 Javy Lopez 333
  • 26 Tim Salmon 179
  • 27 Raul Mondesi 295
  • 28 Todd Helton 310
  • 29 Magglio Ordonez 173
  • 30 Sean Casey 269
  • 31 Jeromy Burnitz 294
  • 32 Jeff Kent 193
  • 33 Jim Edmonds 294
  • 34 Jim Thome 163
  • 35 Dante Bichette 300
  • 36 Larry Walker 225
  • 37 Will Clark 302
  • 38 Omar Vizquel 196
  • 39 Mike Mussina 118
  • 40 Eric Karros 177
  • 41 Kenny Lofton 311
  • 42 Dave Justice 214
  • 43 Craig Biggio 318
  • 44 J.D. Drew 35
  • 45 Rickey Henderson 283
  • 46 Bernie Williams 213
  • 47 Brian Giles 157
  • 48 Paul O'Neill 223
  • 49 Orlando Hernandez 313
  • 50 Jason Giambi 73
  • 51 Curt Schilling 336
  • 52 Scott Rolen 220
  • 53 Mark Grace 310
  • 54 Moises Alou 201
  • 55 Jason Kendall 308
  • 56 Ray Lankford 225
  • 57 Kerry Wood 233
  • 58 Gary Sheffield 202
  • 59 Ruben Mateo 384
  • 60 Darin Erstad 179
  • 61 Troy Glaus 218
  • 62 Jose Canseco 296
  • 63 Wade Boggs 329
  • 64 Tom Glavine 331
  • 65 Gabe Kapler 5
  • 66 Juan Gonzalez 301
  • 67 Rafael Palmeiro 314
  • 68 Richie Sexson 308
  • 69 Carl Everett 209
  • 70 David Wells 124
  • 71 Carlos Delgado 333
  • 72 Eric Davis 342
  • 73 Shawn Green 77
  • 74 Andres Galarraga 364
  • 75 Edgar Martinez 318
  • 76 Roberto Alomar 302
  • 77 John Olerud 301
  • 78 Luis Gonzalez 237
  • 79 Kevin Brown 330
  • 80 Roger Clemens 295
  • 81 Josh Beckett RR 13
  • 82 Alfonso Soriano RR 113
  • 83 Alex Escobar RR 181
  • 84 Pat Burrell RR 303
  • 85 Eric Chavez RR 314
  • 86 Erubiel Durazo RR 147
  • 87 Abraham Nunez RR 106
  • 88 Carlos Pena RR 46
  • 89 Nick Johnson RR 259
  • 90 Eric Munson RR 392
  • 91 Corey Patterson RR 117
  • 92 Wily Mo Pena RR 247
  • 93 Rafael Furcal RR 137
  • 94 Eric Valent RR 53
  • 95 Mark Mulder RR 340
  • 96 Chad Hutchinson RR 2
  • 97 Freddy Garcia RR 397
  • 98 Tim Hudson RR 17
  • 99 Rick Ankiel RR 222
  • 100 Kip Wells RR 371
"1999" Retroactive Season Stat Lines

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  • 1 Ken Griffey, Jr. 56
  • 2 Nomar Garciaparra 35
  • 3 Alex Rodriguez 42
  • 4 Mark McGwire 70
  • 5 Sammy Sosa 66
  • 6 Chipper Jones 123
  • 7 Mike Piazza 111
  • 8 Barry Larkin 166
  • 9 Andruw Jones 31
  • 10 Albert Belle 49
  • 11 Jeff Bagwell 164
  • 12 Tony Gwynn 148
  • 13 Manny Ramirez 145
  • 14 Mo Vaughn 40
  • 15 Barry Bonds 120
  • 16 Frank Thomas 155
  • 17 Vladimir Guerrero 38
  • 18 Derek Jeter 127
  • 19 Randy Johnson 19
  • 20 Greg Maddux 5
  • 21 Pedro Martinez 19
  • 22 Cal Ripken, Jr. 163
  • 23 Ivan Rodriguez 186
  • 24 Matt Williams 136
  • 25 Javy Lopez 106
  • 26 Tim Salmon 139
  • 27 Raul Mondesi 162
  • 28 Todd Helton 25
  • 29 Magglio Ordonez 151
  • 30 Sean Casey 82
  • 31 Jeromy Burnitz 125
  • 32 Jeff Kent 128
  • 33 Jim Edmonds 115
  • 34 Jim Thome 129
  • 35 Dante Bichette 122
  • 36 Larry Walker 113
  • 37 Will Clark 169
  • 38 Omar Vizquel 166
  • 39 Mike Mussina 175
  • 40 Eric Karros 150
  • 41 Kenny Lofton 54
  • 42 Dave Justice 151
  • 43 Craig Biggio 51
  • 44 J.D. Drew 5
  • 45 Rickey Henderson 66
  • 46 Bernie Williams 26
  • 47 Brian Giles 94
  • 48 Paul O'Neill 116
  • 49 Orlando Hernandez 12
  • 50 Jason Giambi 166
  • 51 Curt Schilling 15
  • 52 Scott Rolen 31
  • 53 Mark Grace 92
  • 54 Moises Alou 124
  • 55 Jason Kendall 175
  • 56 Ray Lankford 156
  • 57 Kerry Wood 13
  • 58 Gary Sheffield 132
  • 59 Ruben Mateo 134
  • 60 Darin Erstad 159
  • 61 Troy Glaus 1
  • 62 Jose Canseco 46
  • 63 Wade Boggs 122
  • 64 Tom Glavine 20
  • 65 Gabe Kapler 25
  • 66 Juan Gonzalez 50
  • 67 Rafael Palmeiro 121
  • 68 Richie Sexson 11
  • 69 Carl Everett 138
  • 70 David Wells 163
  • 71 Carlos Delgado 155
  • 72 Eric Davis 148
  • 73 Shawn Green 100
  • 74 Andres Galarraga 44
  • 75 Edgar Martinez 102
  • 76 Roberto Alomar 166
  • 77 John Olerud 22
  • 78 Luis Gonzalez 146
  • 79 Kevin Brown 18
  • 80 Roger Clemens 20
  • 81 Josh Beckett RR 178
  • 82 Alfonso Soriano RR 7
  • 83 Alex Escobar RR 27
  • 84 Pat Burrell RR 7
  • 85 Eric Chavez RR 33
  • 86 Erubiel Durazo RR 19
  • 87 Abraham Nunez RR 95
  • 88 Carlos Pena RR 319
  • 89 Nick Johnson RR 17
  • 90 Eric Munson RR 16
  • 91 Corey Patterson RR 22
  • 92 Wily Mo Pena RR 7
  • 93 Rafael Furcal RR 88
  • 94 Eric Valent RR 13
  • 95 Mark Mulder RR 113
  • 96 Chad Hutchinson RR 51
  • 97 Freddy Garcia RR 10
  • 98 Tim Hudson RR 152
  • 99 Rick Ankiel RR 12
  • 100 Kip Wells RR 135
"1999" Retroactive Diamond Kings

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This five-card set features Diamond King cards that Donruss would have produced had they been around 1999. The design is based on the "Gridiron Kings" insert from 1999 Donruss Football. Each card is serial numbered to 2500 copies, with a "Studio Series" version (complete with faux canvas fronts) numbered to 250.

The insertion ratio was not listed, but on average every fifth hobby box (1:120/hobby packs)yielded a DK.

  • 1 Scott Rolen
  • 2 Sammy Sosa
  • 3 Juan Gonzalez
  • 4 Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 5 Derek Jeter

"2000" Retroactive

Overall odds of finding a "2000" Retroactive short set card, Rated Rookie, Stat Line, or "2000" Diamond King: one-per retail pack.

Short Set

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  • 1 Vladimir Guerrero
  • 2 Alex Rodriguez
  • 3 Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 4 Nomar Garciaparra
  • 5 Mike Piazza
  • 6 Mark McGwire
  • 7 Sammy Sosa
  • 8 Chipper Jones
  • 9 Jim Edmonds
  • 10 Tony Gwynn
  • 11 Andruw Jones
  • 12 Albert Belle
  • 13 Jeff Bagwell
  • 14 Manny Ramirez
  • 15 Mo Vaughn
  • 16 Barry Bonds
  • 17 Frank Thomas
  • 18 Ivan Rodriguez
  • 19 Derek Jeter
  • 20 Randy Johnson
  • 21 Greg Maddux
  • 22 Pedro Martinez
  • 23 Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • 24 Mark Grace
  • 25 Javy Lopez
  • 26 Ray Durham
  • 27 Todd Helton
  • 28 Magglio Ordonez
  • 29 Sean Casey
  • 30 Darin Erstad
  • 31 Barry Larkin
  • 32 Will Clark
  • 33 Jim Thome
  • 34 Dante Bichette
  • 35 Larry Walker
  • 36 Ken Caminiti
  • 37 Omar Vizquel
  • 38 Miguel Tejada
  • 39 Eric Karros
  • 40 Gary Sheffield
  • 41 Jeff Cirillo
  • 42 Rondell White
  • 43 Rickey Henderson
  • 44 Bernie Williams
  • 45 Brian Giles
  • 46 Paul O'Neill
  • 47 Orlando Hernandez
  • 48 Ben Grieve
  • 49 Jason Giambi
  • 50 Curt Schilling
  • 51 Scott Rolen
  • 52 Bob Abreu
  • 53 Jason Kendall
  • 54 Fernando Tatis
  • 55 Jeff Kent
  • 56 Mike Mussina
  • 57 Troy Glaus
  • 58 Jose Canseco
  • 59 Wade Boggs
  • 60 Fred McGriff
  • 61 Juan Gonzalez
  • 62 Rafael Palmeiro
  • 63 Rusty Greer
  • 64 Carl Everett
  • 65 David Wells
  • 66 Carlos Delgado
  • 67 Shawn Green
  • 68 Dave Justice
  • 69 Edgar Martinez
  • 70 Andres Galarraga
  • 71 Roberto Alomar
  • 72 Jermaine Dye
  • 73 John Olerud
  • 74 Luis Gonzalez
  • 75 Craig Biggio
  • 76 Kevin Millwood
  • 77 Kevin Brown
  • 78 John Smoltz
  • 79 Roger Clemens
  • 80 Mike Hampton
Rated Rookies

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Cards 81-100 make up a "Rated Rookies" subset and are numbered to 2000 copies. Although the exact insertion ratio was not listed, it is believed that the Rated Rookies were inserted at the rate of 1:24/retail packs.

Cards #82 and #95 -- originally scheduled to be Brian Cole and Ben Sheets, respectively -- packed out as redemptions. Cole was pulled from the set due to his untimely death during the 2000-2001 off-season, and Sheets was yanked as he had been dropped from the Brewers' 40-man roster. Originally Cole was to be replaced by C.C. Sabathia, and Sheets with Ichiro Suzuki. Sabathia had to be pulled for the same reason Sheets was: he was moved off of Cleveland's 40-man roster. The choice of replacing Sheets with Ichiro was curious to say the least, as he had played the 2000 season in Japan.

By the time the product went live, Sheets was put back on the 40-man roster and allowed to be included. So the redemption for card #82 (originally Cole, then Sabathia) was fulfilled with Sheets, and Sheets' original card (#95) was fulfilled by Suzuki. Confused yet? Well both the Sheets and Suzuki exchange cards -- the ones mailed back to collectors -- were numbered as "95". It is unknown exactly how many Ichiro and Sheets exchange cards were actually fulfilled.

In 2007, The Cardboard Junkie scanned a "2000" Retroactive Rated Rookie of C.C. Sabathia to his popular baseball card blog. When inquired about it, he claims that he received it from Donruss-Playoff as a bonus after sending an unrelated redemption card. Although the Junkie's "2000" Sabathia is serial numbered "247/500," it is unclear just how many Sabathia's are on the market.

  • 81 Tomas De La Rosa RR 2000
  • 82 C.C. Sabathia EXCH 500
  • 83 Ryan Christenson RR 2000
  • 84 Pedro Feliz RR 2000
  • 85 Jose Ortiz RR 2000
  • 86 Xavier Nady RR 2000
  • 87 Julio Zuleta RR 2000
  • 88 Jason Hart RR 2000
  • 89 Keith Ginter RR 2000
  • 90 Brent Abernathy RR 2000
  • 91 Timo Perez RR 2000
  • 92 Juan Pierre RR 2000
  • 93 Tike Redman RR 2000
  • 94 Mike Lamb RR 2000
  • 95a Ichiro Suzuki EXCH 2000
  • 95b Ben Sheets EXCH 2000
  • 96 Kazuhiro Sasaki RR 2000
  • 97 Barry Zito RR 2000
  • 98 Adam Bernero RR 2000
  • 99 Chad Durbin RR 2000
  • 100 Matt Ginter RR 2000
"2000" Retroactive Career Stat Lines

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It is believed that the odds of finding either a "2000" CSL or SSL was one in 1:24/retail packs. Again, cards #82 and #95 packed out as redemptions. But for some strange reason, C.C. Sabathia (who was pulled from the regular "2000" Retroactive set) was included in both the CSLs and SSLs as card #82 -- even though he should have been pulled. Card #95 was fulfilled with Ichiro Suzuki. Ben Sheets, who was one of the two card #95s in the base set, is not included in either the CSL or SSL parallel sets.

  • 1 Vladimir Guerrero 92
  • 2 Alex Rodriguez 148
  • 3 Ken Griffey, Jr. 320
  • 4 Nomar Garciaparra 322
  • 5 Mike Piazza 240
  • 6 Mark McGwire 240
  • 7 Sammy Sosa 206
  • 8 Chipper Jones 153
  • 9 Jim Edmonds 161
  • 10 Tony Gwynn 339
  • 11 Andruw Jones 257
  • 12 Albert Belle 352
  • 13 Jeff Bagwell 263
  • 14 Manny Ramirez 203
  • 15 Mo Vaughn 219
  • 16 Barry Bonds 288
  • 17 Frank Thomas 301
  • 18 Ivan Rodriguez 261
  • 19 Derek Jeter 63
  • 20 Randy Johnson 160
  • 21 Greg Maddux 221
  • 22 Pedro Martinez 107
  • 23 Cal Ripken, Jr. 44
  • 24 Mark Grace 137
  • 25 Javy Lopez 283
  • 26 Ray Durham 152
  • 27 Todd Helton 221
  • 28 Magglio Ordonez 193
  • 29 Sean Casey 281
  • 30 Darin Erstad 301
  • 31 Barry Larkin 168
  • 32 Will Clark 263
  • 33 Jim Thome 196
  • 34 Dante Bichette 239
  • 35 Larry Walker 262
  • 36 Ken Caminiti 209
  • 37 Omar Vizquel 223
  • 38 Miguel Tejada 139
  • 39 Eric Karros 225
  • 40 Gary Sheffield 236
  • 41 Jeff Cirillo 186
  • 42 Rondell White 141
  • 43 Rickey Henderson 278
  • 44 Bernie Williams 241
  • 45 Brian Giles 81
  • 46 Paul O'Neill 242
  • 47 Orlando Hernandez 288
  • 48 Ben Grieve 199
  • 49 Jason Giambi 152
  • 50 Curt Schilling 338
  • 51 Scott Rolen 297
  • 52 Bob Abreu 209
  • 53 Jason Kendall 281
  • 54 Fernando Tatis 194
  • 55 Jeff Kent 161
  • 56 Mike Mussina 136
  • 57 Troy Glaus 168
  • 58 Jose Canseco 196
  • 59 Wade Boggs 118
  • 60 Fred McGriff 20
  • 61 Juan Gonzalez 282
  • 62 Rafael Palmeiro 361
  • 63 Rusty Greer 13
  • 64 Carl Everett 300
  • 65 David Wells 274
  • 66 Carlos Delgado 149
  • 67 Shawn Green 119
  • 68 Dave Justice 215
  • 69 Edgar Martinez 320
  • 70 Andres Galarraga 121
  • 71 Roberto Alomar 151
  • 72 Jermaine Dye 201
  • 73 John Olerud 172
  • 74 Luis Gonzalez 282
  • 75 Craig Biggio 152
  • 76 Kevin Millwood 40
  • 77 Kevin Brown 157
  • 78 John Smoltz 168
  • 79 Roger Clemens 304
  • 80 Mike Hampton 70
  • 81 Tomas De La Rosa RR 76
  • 82 C.C. Sabathia RR EXCH 6
  • 83 Ryan Christenson RR 9
  • 84 Pedro Feliz RR 45
  • 85 Jose Ortiz RR 90
  • 86 Xavier Nady RR 175
  • 87 Julio Zuleta RR 295
  • 88 Jason Hart RR 19
  • 89 Keith Ginter RR 188
  • 90 Brent Abernathy RR 254
  • 91 Timo Perez RR 5
  • 92 Juan Pierre RR 104
  • 93 Tike Redman RR 151
  • 94 Mike Lamb RR 240
  • 95 Ichiro Suzuki RR EXCH 159
  • 96 Kazuhiro Sasaki RR 229
  • 97 Barry Zito RR 6
  • 98 Adam Bernero RR 254
  • 99 Chad Durbin RR 3
  • 100 Matt Ginter RR 300
"2000" Retroactive Season Stat Lines

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  • 1 Vladimir Guerrero 42
  • 2 Alex Rodriguez 42
  • 3 Ken Griffey, Jr. 26
  • 4 Nomar Garciaparra 103
  • 5 Mike Piazza 40
  • 6 Mark McGwire 65
  • 7 Sammy Sosa 63
  • 8 Chipper Jones 45
  • 9 Jim Edmonds 51
  • 10 Tony Gwynn 139
  • 11 Andruw Jones 26
  • 12 Albert Belle 37
  • 13 Jeff Bagwell 42
  • 14 Manny Ramirez 44
  • 15 Mo Vaughn 63
  • 16 Barry Bonds 91
  • 17 Frank Thomas 36
  • 18 Ivan Rodriguez 35
  • 19 Derek Jeter 37
  • 20 Randy Johnson 17
  • 21 Greg Maddux 19
  • 22 Pedro Martinez 23
  • 23 Cal Ripken, Jr. 27
  • 24 Mark Grace 183
  • 25 Javy Lopez 78
  • 26 Ray Durham 30
  • 27 Todd Helton 35
  • 28 Magglio Ordonez 30
  • 29 Sean Casey 99
  • 30 Darin Erstad 148
  • 31 Barry Larkin 75
  • 32 Will Clark 76
  • 33 Jim Thome 101
  • 34 Dante Bichette 38
  • 35 Larry Walker 37
  • 36 Ken Caminiti 56
  • 37 Omar Vizquel 36
  • 38 Miguel Tejada 93
  • 39 Eric Karros 74
  • 40 Gary Sheffield 34
  • 41 Jeff Cirillo 98
  • 42 Rondell White 83
  • 43 Rickey Henderson 37
  • 44 Bernie Williams 25
  • 45 Brian Giles 39
  • 46 Paul O'Neill 70
  • 47 Orlando Hernandez 157
  • 48 Ben Grieve 80
  • 49 Jason Giambi 33
  • 50 Curt Schilling 152
  • 51 Scott Rolen 26
  • 52 Bob Abreu 11
  • 53 Jason Kendall 93
  • 54 Fernando Tatis 107
  • 55 Jeff Kent 40
  • 56 Mike Mussina 18
  • 57 Troy Glaus 85
  • 58 Jose Canseco 34
  • 59 Wade Boggs 88
  • 60 Fred McGriff 30
  • 61 Juan Gonzalez 39
  • 62 Rafael Palmeiro 47
  • 63 Rusty Greer 41
  • 64 Carl Everett 86
  • 65 David Wells 17
  • 66 Carlos Delgado 44
  • 67 Shawn Green 45
  • 68 Dave Justice 88
  • 69 Edgar Martinez 35
  • 70 Andres Galarraga 44
  • 71 Roberto Alomar 40
  • 72 Jermaine Dye 44
  • 73 John Olerud 96
  • 74 Luis Gonzalez 45
  • 75 Craig Biggio 56
  • 76 Kevin Millwood 68
  • 77 Kevin Brown 18
  • 78 John Smoltz 66
  • 79 Roger Clemens 14
  • 80 Mike Hampton 22
  • 81 Tomas De La Rosa RR 122
  • 82 C.C. Sabathia RR EXCH 76
  • 83 Ryan Christenson RR 56
  • 84 Pedro Feliz RR 13
  • 85 Jose Ortiz RR 107
  • 86 Xavier Nady RR 23
  • 87 Julio Zuleta RR 21
  • 88 Jason Hart RR 168
  • 89 Keith Ginter RR 13
  • 90 Brent Abernathy RR 168
  • 91 Timo Perez RR 4
  • 92 Juan Pierre RR 187
  • 93 Tike Redman RR 143
  • 94 Mike Lamb RR 177
  • 95 Ichiro Suzuki RR EXCH 8
  • 96 Kazuhiro Sasaki RR 34
  • 97 Barry Zito RR 97
  • 98 Adam Bernero RR 80
  • 99 Chad Durbin RR 3
  • 100 Matt Ginter RR 66
"2000" Retroactive Diamond Kings

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This five-card set features Diamond King cards that Donruss would have produced had they been around in 2000. The design is based on the "Gridiron Kings" from 2000 Donruss Football. Each card is serial numbered to 2500 copies, with a "Studio Series" version (complete with faux canvas fronts) numbered to 250. The insertion ratio was not listed, but on average every seventh retail blaster box (1:119/retail packs) yielded a DK.

  • DK1 Frank Thomas
  • DK2 Greg Maddux
  • DK3 Alex Rodriguez
  • DK4 Jeff Bagwell
  • DK5 Manny Ramirez

All-Time Diamond Kings

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A Diamond Kings set featuring ten Hall of Famers. What's not to like? Each card is serial numbered to 2500 copies, with a Studio Series parallel version numbered to 250, with the first fifty copies autographed.

Both Willie Mays and Hank Aaron's cards packed out as redemptions. On the provisional checklist, Mays was scheduled to be card #ATDK9. However the exchange card was numbered as #ATDK1. Therefore, this set is skip-numbered.

  • ATDK1a Frank Robinson
  • ATDK1b Willie Mays EXCH
  • ATDK2 Harmon Killebrew
  • ATDK3 Mike Schmidt
  • ATDK4 Reggie Jackson
  • ATDK5 Nolan Ryan
  • ATDK6 George Brett
  • ATDK7 Tom Seaver
  • ATDK8 Hank Aaron EXCH
  • ATDK10 Stan Musial

Diamond Kings

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The first new Diamond Kings in three years. All cards in this twenty-card set are numbered to 2500, with a Studio Series parallel numbered to 250. Donruss got some players to autograph the first fifty copies of their Studio Series DK, but not all. Therefore, there are some SSDK's that are limited to 200 copies, and other to 250. Those players who did not sign are designated with a caret (See Below).

  • DK1 Alex Rodriguez
  • DK2 Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • DK3 Mark McGwire
  • DK4 Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • DK5 Derek Jeter
  • DK6 Nomar Garciaparra
  • DK7 Mike Piazza
  • DK8 Roger Clemens
  • DK9 Greg Maddux
  • DK10 Chipper Jones
  • DK11 Tony Gwynn
  • DK12 Barry Bonds
  • DK13 Sammy Sosa
  • DK14 Vladimir Guerrero
  • DK15 Frank Thomas
  • DK16 Troy Glaus
  • DK17 Todd Helton
  • DK18 Ivan Rodriguez
  • DK19 Pedro Martinez
  • DK20 Carlos Delgado

Diamond King Reprints

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This set reprints twenty Diamond Kings from previous Donruss sets. Each is serial numbered to the year in which the original Diamond King was produced.

In addition, all of the players -- except Griffey, Jr. -- signed for set. The Autographed Diamond King Reprints are discussed in the "Autograph and Game Used" section.

Griffey, Jr's. card is an uncorrected error. Since Griffey, Jr's. card is a reprint of his 1990 Donruss Diamond King, it should have been serial numbered to 1990 copies instead of 1989.

  • DKR1 Rod Carew 1982
  • DKR2 Nolan Ryan 1982
  • DKR3 Tom Seaver 1982
  • DKR4 Carlton Fisk 1982
  • DKR5 Reggie Jackson 1983
  • DKR6 Steve Carlton 1983
  • DKR7 Johnny Bench 1983
  • DKR8 Joe Morgan 1983
  • DKR9 Mike Schmidt 1984
  • DKR10 Wade Boggs 1984
  • DKR11 Cal Ripken, Jr. 1985
  • DKR12 Tony Gwynn 1985
  • DKR13 Andre Dawson 1986
  • DKR14 Ozzie Smith 1987
  • DKR15 George Brett 1987
  • DKR16 Dave Winfield 1987
  • DKR17 Paul Molitor 1988
  • DKR18 Will Clark 1988
  • DKR19 Robin Yount EXCH 1989
  • DKR20 Ken Griffey, Jr. 1989

Elite Series

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The twenty most "l33t" players in the game. All the usual suspects are included. Each is numbered to 2500, with an Elite Dominators parallel numbered to 25.

  • ES-1 Vladimir Guerrero
  • ES-2 Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • ES-3 Greg Maddux
  • ES-4 Alex Rodriguez
  • ES-5 Barry Bonds
  • ES-6 Chipper Jones
  • ES-7 Derek Jeter
  • ES-8 Ivan Rodriguez
  • ES-9 Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • ES-10 Mark McGwire
  • ES-11 Mike Piazza
  • ES-12 Nomar Garciaparra
  • ES-13 Pedro Martinez
  • ES-14 Randy Johnson
  • ES-15 Roger Clemens
  • ES-16 Sammy Sosa
  • ES-17 Tony Gwynn
  • ES-18 Darin Erstad
  • ES-19 Andruw Jones
  • ES-20 Bernie Williams

Longball Leaders

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Set features the twenty top home run hitters from the 2000 season. Each is numbered to 1000 copies, with a die-cut Season Production parallel numbered to the home runs hit (listed below in parenthesis) in the 2000 season.

  • LL-1 Vladimir Guerrero 44
  • LL-2 Alex Rodriguez 41
  • LL-3 Barry Bonds 49
  • LL-4 Troy Glaus 47
  • LL-5 Frank Thomas 43
  • LL-6 Jeff Bagwell 47
  • LL-7 Todd Helton 42
  • LL-8 Ken Griffey, Jr. 40
  • LL-9 Manny Ramirez 38
  • LL-10 Mike Piazza 38
  • LL-11 Sammy Sosa 50
  • LL-12 Carlos Delgado 41
  • LL-13 Jim Edmonds 42
  • LL-14 Jason Giambi 43
  • LL-15 Dave Justice 41
  • LL-16 Rafael Palmeiro 39
  • LL-17 Gary Sheffield 43
  • LL-18 Jim Thome 37
  • LL-19 Tony Batista 41
  • LL-20 Richard Hidalgo 44

Production Line

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This massive sixty-card set features 2000's league leaders in three offensive statistics. Cards 1-20 are the leaders in on-base percentage, 21-40 in slugging percentage, and 41-60 in the "power index" -- a stat more commonly referred to as "OPS." Each card is serial numbered to the player's respective 2000 stat in that category multiplied by 1000.

For example, Todd Helton's on-base percentage in 2000 was .463; therefore, his Production Line insert (card #PL3) is numbered to 463 copies. In addition, the first 100 copies of each card are die-cut. So, using the Helton example, there are 100 die-cuts and the remaining 363 are not.

The production figures listed below are for the non-die-cut.

  • PL-1 Jason Giambi OBP 376
  • PL-2 Carlos Delgado OBP 370
  • PL-3 Todd Helton OBP 363
  • PL-4 Manny Ramirez OBP 357
  • PL-5 Barry Bonds OBP 340
  • PL-6 Gary Sheffield OBP 338
  • PL-7 Frank Thomas OBP 336
  • PL-8 Nomar Garciaparra OBP 334
  • PL-9 Brian Giles OBP 332
  • PL-10 Edgardo Alfonzo OBP 325
  • PL-11 Jeff Kent OBP 324
  • PL-12 Jeff Bagwell OBP 324
  • PL-13 Edgar Martinez OBP 323
  • PL-14 Alex Rodriguez OBP 320
  • PL-15 Luis Castillo OBP 318
  • PL-16 Will Clark OBP 318
  • PL-17 Jorge Posada OBP 317
  • PL-18 Derek Jeter OBP 316
  • PL-19 Bob Abreu OBP 316
  • PL-20 Moises Alou OBP 316
  • PL-21 Todd Helton SLG 598
  • PL-22 Manny Ramirez SLG 597
  • PL-23 Barry Bonds SLG 588
  • PL-24 Carlos Delgado SLG 564
  • PL-25 Vladimir Guerrero SLG 564
  • PL-26 Jason Giambi SLG 547
  • PL-27 Gary Sheffield SLG 543
  • PL-28 Richard Hidalgo SLG 536
  • PL-29 Sammy Sosa SLG 534
  • PL-30 Frank Thomas SLG 535
  • PL-31 Moises Alou SLG 523
  • PL-32 Jeff Bagwell SLG 515
  • PL-33 Mike Piazza SLG 514
  • PL-34 Alex Rodriguez SLG 506
  • PL-35 Troy Glaus SLG 504
  • PL-36 Nomar Garciaparra SLG 499
  • PL-37 Jeff Kent SLG 496
  • PL-38 Brian Giles SLG 494
  • PL-39 Geoff Jenkins SLG 488
  • PL-40 Carl Everett SLG 487
  • PL-41 Todd Helton PI 1061
  • PL-42 Manny Ramirez PI 1054
  • PL-43 Carlos Delgado PI 1034
  • PL-44 Barry Bonds PI 1028
  • PL-45 Jason Giambi PI 1023
  • PL-46 Gary Sheffield PI 981
  • PL-47 Vladimir Guerrero PI 974
  • PL-48 Frank Thomas PI 961
  • PL-49 Sammy Sosa PI 940
  • PL-50 Moises Alou PI 939
  • PL-51 Jeff Bagwell PI 939
  • PL-52 Nomar Garciaparra PI 933
  • PL-53 Richard Hidalgo PI 927
  • PL-54 Alex Rodriguez PI 926
  • PL-55 Brian Giles PI 926
  • PL-56 Jeff Kent PI 920
  • PL-57 Mike Piazza PI 912
  • PL-58 Troy Glaus PI 908
  • PL-59 Edgar Martinez PI 902
  • PL-60 Jim Edmonds PI 894

Rookie Reprints

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Similar in concept to the Diamond King Reprints, just subsitute "Rookie Cards" for "Diamond Kings" and you get the idea here. Please note as there are two cards numbered RR39, as Jeff Kent -- who is on the checklist as card #RR40 -- was erroneously printed as card #RR39.

  • RR1 Cal Ripken, Jr. 1982
  • RR2 Wade Boggs 1983
  • RR3 Tony Gwynn 1983
  • RR4 Ryne Sandberg 1983
  • RR5 Don Mattingly 1984
  • RR6 Joe Carter 1984
  • RR7 Roger Clemens 1985
  • RR8 Kirby Puckett 1985
  • RR9 Orel Hershiser 1985
  • RR10 Andres Galarraga 1986
  • RR11 Jose Canseco 1986
  • RR12 Fred McGriff 1986
  • RR13 Paul O'Neill 1986
  • RR14 Mark McGwire 1987
  • RR15 Barry Bonds 1987
  • RR16 Kevin Brown 1987
  • RR17 David Cone 1987
  • RR18 Rafael Palmeiro 1987
  • RR19 Barry Larkin 1987
  • RR20 Bo Jackson 1987
  • RR21 Greg Maddux 1987
  • RR22 Roberto Alomar 1988
  • RR23 Mark Grace 1988
  • RR24 David Wells 1988
  • RR25 Tom Glavine 1988
  • RR26 Matt Williams 1988
  • RR27 Ken Griffey, Jr. 1989
  • RR28 Randy Johnson 1989
  • RR29 Gary Sheffield 1989
  • RR30 Craig Biggio 1989
  • RR31 Curt Schilling 1989
  • RR32 Larry Walker 1990
  • RR33 Bernie Williams 1990
  • RR34 Sammy Sosa 1990
  • RR35 Juan Gonzalez 1990
  • RR36 Dave Justice 1990
  • RR37 Ivan Rodriguez 1991
  • RR38 Jeff Bagwell 1991
  • RR39b Jeff Kent 1992
  • RR39a Many Ramirez 1992

Autographs and Game Used

Autographed "2000" Retroactive Studio Series Diamond Kings

Alex Rodriguez signed the first fifty copies of his "2000" SSDK for random insertion into 2001 Donruss retail packs.

Autographed Studio Series All-Time Diamond Kings

This is an autographed parallel of the Studio Series All-Time Diamond Kings, which itself is a parallel of the All-Time Diamond Kings. Each SSATDK was numbered to 250 copies, with the first 50 signed by the player. In other words, SSATDK's numbered 1 through 50 are autographed, 51 through 250 are not.

Cards numbered ATDK5, 8, and 9 packed out as redemptions. And just like in the regular ATDK set, Willie Mays' exchange card (originally #ATDK9) was numbered as #ATDK1.

  • ATDK1 Frank Robinson
  • ATDK2 Harmon Killebrew
  • ATDK3 Mike Schmidt
  • ATDK4 Reggie Jackson
  • ATDK5 Nolan Ryan EXCH
  • ATDK6 George Brett
  • ATDK7 Tom Seaver
  • ATDK8 Hank Aaron EXCH
  • ATDK10 Stan Musial
  • ATDK1 Willie Mays EXCH

Autographed Anniversary Originals

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Each hobby box of 2001 Donruss came with a classic Donruss card that was re-purchased by Playoff and graded by BGS. In addition, twelve players agreed to autograph some of their cards before submission. Unfortunately, only three cards were available for packout, which led Donruss to include slabbed redemption cards for the other nine players. I'm not making that up. Donruss actually had BGS slab frickin' redemption cards!

  • 82-405 Cal Ripken, Jr. EXCH 23
  • 83-277 Ryne Sandberg 24
  • 83-279 Cal Ripken, Jr. EXCH 2
  • 83-586 Wade Boggs EXCH 25
  • 83-598 Tony Gwynn 24
  • 84-248 Don Mattingly EXCH 25
  • 87-36 Greg Maddux EXCH 25
  • 87-43 Rafael Palmeiro EXCH 250
  • 87-361 Barry Bonds EXCH 250
  • 88-34 Roberto Alomar EXCH 250
  • 88-644 Tom Glavine EXCH 250
  • 89-42 Randy Johnson EXCH 25
  • 90-704 Dave Justice 24

Bat Kings/Autographed Bat Kings

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This set features five players from the regular Diamond Kings and five from the All-Time Diamond Kings. The cards have a reprint of their Diamond King next to an oval shaped splinter of one of their game-used bats. Each is serial numbered to 250 copies.

The first fifty copies of each were due to have an autograph; however, four players did not submit their Autographed Bat Kings in time, and Donruss was forced to replace them with redemption cards. Three of the four players (I. Rodriguez, T. Helton, and T. Glaus) eventually did send in their autographs, but Donruss was unable to get Barry Bonds to send his in. To make it up to collectors, each Barry Bonds Autographed Bat King redemption was fulfilled with an un-autographed Bat King card and an autographed Barry Bonds Recollection Collection autograph (see below).

  • BK1 Ivan Rodriguez EXCH
  • BK2 Tony Gwynn
  • BK3 Barry Bonds
  • BK4 Todd Helton EXCH
  • BK5 Troy Glaus EXCH
  • BK6 Mike Schmidt
  • BK7 Reggie Jackson
  • BK8 Harmon Killebrew
  • BK9 Frank Robinson
  • BK10 Hank Aaron

Autographed Studio Series Diamond Kings

Same deal as the Autographed Studio Series All-Time Diamond Kings, except that only 11 of the 20 players agreed to sign. for all 20 players, each SSDK was numbered to 250 copies. For the eleven players who signed, the first fifty copies of each SSDK are autographed and the remaining 200 are un-signed. Nine of the twelve cards packed out as redemptions.

  • DK1 Alex Rodriguez EXCH
  • DK2 Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • DK8 Roger Clemens EXCH
  • DK9 Greg Maddux
  • DK10 Chipper Jones EXCH
  • DK11 Tony Gwynn
  • DK12 Barry Bonds EXCH
  • DK14 Vladimir Guerrero EXCH
  • DK16 Troy Glaus EXCH
  • DK17 Todd Helton EXCH
  • DK18 Ivan Rodriguez EXCH

Autographed Diamond Kings Reprints

This set is an autographed parallel of the Diamond Kings Reprints. Each card is serial numbered to the year the card made its appearance in the Donruss set, minus 1900. Eleven of the nineteen autographees packed out as redemptions.

Since Ken Griffey, Jr. was under an exclusive autograph contract to Upper Deck, Donruss was unable to have him autograph any of his DKR cards. Since he was the only player unable to sign, Donruss simply made a special un-autographed parallel numbered to only 89 copies, to round out the set. As mentioned in the listing for the regular DKR's, the Griffey, Jr. is an un-corrected error, as the card reprinted was in the 1990 Donruss set, not the '89 one.

  • DKR1 Rod Carew EXCH 82
  • DKR2 Nolan Ryan EXCH 82
  • DKR3 Tom Seaver 82
  • DKR4 Carlton Fisk EXCH 82
  • DKR5 Reggie Jackson 83
  • DKR6 Steve Carlton EXCH 83
  • DKR7 Johnny Bench 83
  • DKR8 Joe Morgan 83
  • DKR9 Mike Schmidt 84
  • DKR10 Wade Boggs EXCH 84
  • DKR11 Cal Ripken, Jr. EXCH 85
  • DKR12 Tony Gwynn 85
  • DKR13 Andre Dawson EXCH 86
  • DKR14 Ozzie Smith EXCH 87
  • DKR15 George Brett 87
  • DKR16 Dave Winfield EXCH 87
  • DKR17 Paul Molitor 88
  • DKR18 Will Clark EXCH 87
  • DKR19 Robin Yount EXCH 89
  • DKR20 Ken Griffey, Jr. NO AU UER 89

Jersey Kings/Autographed Jersey Kings

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Same concept as the Bat Kings, only with different players and a different piece of game used material. Each card is numbered to 250 copies, with the first 50 autographed.

Cards #JK4 and JK10 were listed on the checklist as "To Be Determined." Therefore all 250 copies (50 autographed and 200 unautographed) packed out as redemptions. Only later, months after 2001 Donruss went live, did Donruss reveal who those players were (Chipper Jones and Ozzie Smith respectively). In addition, the autographed cards of four players did not arrive in time for inclusion in the product, so Donruss went the redemption route.

  • JK1 Vladimir Guerrero EXCH
  • JK2 Cal Ripken, Jr. EXCH
  • JK3 Greg Maddux
  • JK4 Chipper Jones EXCH
  • JK5 Roger Clemens EXCH
  • JK6 George Brett
  • JK7 Tom Seaver
  • JK8 Nolan Ryan EXCH
  • JK9 Stan Musial
  • JK10 Ozzie Smith EXCH

Recollection Collection

Both Alex Rodriguez and Barry Bonds each signed 100 cards for random inclusion in the 2001 Donruss set. All of A-Rod's cards packed out as exchange cards, which makes sense since 70 of the 100 cards he signed were 2001 Donruss cards. (For the record, he signed 30 "2000" Retroactive inserts and 40 '01 base cards). 50 of the 100 cards Barry Bonds signed were sent to collectors who pulled a redemption card for an autographed Bat King. Since there were only 50 redemption cards, it is unclear what happened to the other 50 cards Donruss said Bonds signed.

  • BB1 Barry Bonds 1988 25
  • BB2 Barry Bonds 1989 25
  • BB3 Barry Bonds 1990 50
  • RC1 Alex Rodriguez 1997 10
  • RC2 Alex Rodriguez 1998 20
  • RC3 Alex Rodriguez 2001 "2000" Retro 30
  • RC4 Alex Rodriguez 2001 40

Autographed Rookie Reprints

Much like the Autographed Diamond King Reprints, this 26-card set partially parallels the Rookie Reprint set. All cards are serial numbered to the year of the player's rookie card, minus 1900.

21 of the 26 cards packed out as redemptions, one of which was redeemable for an autograph of a player not represented in the Rookie Reprint set. Donruss was unable to get David Wells to sign, so redemption card #RR24 was fulfilled with an autographed reprint of Luis Gonzalez's 1991 Donruss card (numbered to 91 copies). Since there were only 88 redemption cards, it is unclear what happened to the three extra cards Gonzalez signed -- if he signed them at all.

  • RR1 Cal Ripken, Jr. EXCH 82
  • RR2 Wade Boggs EXCH 83
  • RR3 Tony Gwynn 83
  • RR4 Ryne Sandberg 83
  • RR5 Don Mattingly EXCH 84
  • RR6 Joe Carter 84
  • RR7 Roger Clemens EXCH 85
  • RR8 Kirby Puckett EXCH 85
  • RR9 Orel Hershiser EXCH 85
  • RR10 Andres Galarraga EXCH 86
  • RR15 Barry Bonds EXCH 87
  • RR16 Kevin Brown EXCH 87
  • RR17 David Cone EXCH 87
  • RR18 Rafael Palmeiro EXCH 87
  • RR20 Bo Jackson EXCH 87
  • RR21 Greg Maddux 87
  • RR22 Roberto Alomar EXCH 88
  • RR24 Luis Gonzalez EXCH 91
  • RR25 Tom Glavine EXCH 88
  • RR28 Randy Johnson EXCH 89
  • RR29 Gary Sheffield EXCH 89
  • RR31 Curt Schilling EXCH 89
  • RR35 Juan Gonzalez EXCH 90
  • RR36 Dave Justice 90
  • RR37 Ivan Rodriguez EXCH 91
  • RR39 Manny Ramirez EXCH 92