2001 Donruss Elite

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Description

The 2001 Donruss Elite set (the second baseball product issued by Donruss-Playoff) was released to The Hobby in May 2001. The all foil-board base set consists of 200 cards with the last 50 cards making up a rookie subset. Each rookie is serial-numbered to 1000 copies, with the first 100 part of the die-cut and autographed "Turn of the Century" parallel. Each 24-pack waxbox yielded one serial-numbered rookie, one Extra Edition exchange card, one serial-numbered parallel, three serial-numbered inserts, and two autographed/game used cards.

Distribution

24 packs per box, five cards per pack. MSRP $3.99, Hobby only.

Reviews

http://web.archive.org/web/20020101215824/www.stalegum.com/coll/01delite.htm

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Hobby Odds
Base 200 - ?
short set 150 - ?
Rookies 50 900 1:14
Elite Extra Edition 50 varies 1:14
Aspirations 200 varies 1:62
Status 200 varies 1:163
Turn of the Century 50 100 ?
Passing the Torch 24 500 or 1000 ?
Prime Numbers 30 varies 1:84
Prime Numbers Die-Cut 30 varies 1:821
Title Waves 30 varies ?
Title Waves Holo-Foil 30 100 ?
Primary Colors Red 40 975 ?
Primary Colors Red Die-Cut 40 25 ?
Primary Colors Blue 40 200 ?
Primary Colors Blue Die-Cut 40 50 ?
Primary Colors Yellow 40 25 ?
Primary Colors Yellow Die-Cut 40 75 ?
Back 2 Back Jacks 45 varies ?
Back 2 Back Jacks Autographed 16 varies ?
Passing the Torch Autographed 25 50 or 100 ?
Throwback Threads 45 varies ?
Throwback Threads Autographed 15 25 or 50 ?

Checklist

Base Set

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NOTE: The base set checklist is identical to that of 2001 Donruss.

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

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


Rookies

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NOTE: Each card is serial-numbered to 1000 copies, with the first 100 part of the "Turn of the Century" parallel. All cards are printed on matrix foil board. With the exception of eight players, the checklist is identical to that of the 2001 Donruss Rated Rookies.

151 Brent Abernathy

152 Cory Aldridge RC

153 Gene Altman RC*

154 Josh Beckett

155 Wilson Betemit RC

156 Albert Pujols RC

157 Joe Crede

158 Jack Cust

159 Ben Sheets

160 Alex Escobar

161 Adrian Hernandez RC

162 Pedro Feliz

163 Nate Frese RC*

164 Carlos Garcia RC*

165 Marcus Giles

166 Alexis Gomez RC

167 Jason Hart

168 Aubrey Huff

169 Cesar Izturis

170 Nick Johnson

171 Jack Wilson RC

172 Brian Lawrence RC

173 Christian Parker RC

174 Nick Maness RC*

175 Jose Mieses RC*

176 Greg Miller RC*

177 Eric Munson

178 Xavier Nady

179 Blaine Neal RC

180 Abraham Nunez

181 Jose Ortiz

182 Jeremy Owens RC*

183 Jay Gibbons RC

184 Corey Patterson

185 Carlos Pena

186 C.C. Sabathia

187 Timo Perez

188 Adam Pettyjohn RC

189 Donaldo Mendez RC

190 Jackson Melian RC*

191 Wilkin Ruan RC

192 Duaner Sanchez RC

193 Alfonso Soriano

194 Rafael Soriano RC

195 Ichiro Suzuki RC

196 Billy Sylvester RC*

197 Juan Uribe RC

198 Tsuyoshi Shinjo RC

199 Carlos Valderrama RC

200 Matt White RC*


Extra Edition

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The last 50 cards in the 2001 Donruss Elite base set (cards 201-250) were dubbed the "Extra Edition" and issued as exchange cards for unspecified rookies and prospects. The odds of finding an Extra Edition redemption card was 1:14/packs. Each exchange card had a number from 201-250 and cost $5.99 to redeem. As part of the program, the final checklist would not be revealed until after the November 1st, 2001 expiration date.

This program was not well received by collectors, and forced Donruss-Playoff to announced in late October a provisional checklist and to extend the deadline to January 20th, 2002. The checklist would be revised and the expiration date extended a second time.

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In April, 2002 Elite Extra Edition began fulfillment with Donruss-Playoff releasing final production figures. All cards that D-P sent out were serial-numbered "XXX/1000" on the front but were mailed out in random order, meaning that, for example, although Donruss-Playoff said that only 556 of Mark Prior's DEEE card were redeemed, some collectors received a Prior card with a serial-number greater than 556 -- which defeated the whole purpose of the serial-numbering.

In February 2002, Donruss-Playoff announced that all remaining cards were destroyed; however in ensuing years, future D-P baseball releases would have a fair number of 2001 DEEE "buybacks." In addition, a number of DEEE's without serial-numbers have emerged. You can draw your own conclusions on that.

NOTES:

  • Because of the "pay-for-redemption" nature of these cards, all cards that would have otherwise been considered true rookie cards, have been designated as "XRCs" by Beckett.
  • Each card is serial-numbered to 1000. The production figures listed below are what Donruss-Playoff announced were distributed. However, as explained above, these should be taken with a grain of salt.
  • A number of these cards without serial-numbers have emerged over the years.

201 Adam Dunn 468

202 Joe Kennedy XRC 465

203 Mike Rivera XRC 427

204 Erick Almonte XRC 401

205 Brandon Duckworth XRC 444

206 Victor Martinez XRC 410

207 Rick Bauer XRC 390

208 Jeff Deardorff XRC* 396

209 Antonio Perez XRC 448

210 Bill Hall XRC 404

211 Dennis Tankersley XRC 425

212 Jeremy Affeldt XRC 386

213 Junior Spivey XRC 377

214 Casey Fossum XRC 393

215 Brandon Lyon XRC 402

216 Angel Santos XRC 408

217 Cody Ransom XRC 404

218 Jason Lane XRC 424

219 David Williams XRC 408

220 Alex Herrera XRC 405

221 Ryan Drese XRC 378

222 Travis Hafner XRC 419

223 Bud Smith XRC 468

224 Johnny Estrada XRC 415

225 Ricardo Rodriguez XRC 428

226 Brandon Berger XRC 428

227 Claudio Vargas XRC 395

228 Luis Garcia XRC 438

229 Marlon Byrd XRC 452

230 Hee Seop Choi XRC 479

231 Corky Miller XRC 431

232 Justin Duchscherer XRC 423

233 Tim Spooneybarger XRC 423

234 Roy Oswalt 427

235 Willie Harris XRC 418

236 Josh Towers XRC 437

237 Juan A. Pena XRC* 400

238 Alfredo Amezaga XRC 420

239 Geronimo Gil XRC 396

240 Juan Cruz XRC 489

241 Ed Rogers XRC 429

242 Joe Thurston XRC 420

243 Orlando Hudson XRC 450

244 John Buck XRC 416

245 Martin Vargas XRC* 400

246 David Brous XRC* 399

247 Dewon Brazelton XRC 471

248 Mark Prior XRC 556

249 Angel Berroa XRC 420

250 Mark Teixeira XRC 543


Parallels

Status/Aspirations

Each player has an aggregate number of 100 Status/Aspirations cards. Each Status is serial-numbered to the player's uniform jersey number; while the Aspirations is numbered to 100 minus the jersey number.

Status

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NOTE: A number of Rookie subset Status cards without serial-numbers have emerged over the years.

1 Alex Rodriguez 3

2 Barry Bonds 35

3 Cal Ripken, Jr. 8

4 Chipper Jones 10

5 Derek Jeter 2

6 Troy Glaus 25

7 Frank Thomas 35

8 Greg Maddux 31

9 Ivan Rodriguez 7

10 Jeff Bagwell 5

11 Jose Canseco 33

12 Todd Helton 17

13 Ken Griffey, Jr. 30

14 Manny Ramirez 24

15 Mark McGwire 25

16 Mike Piazza 31

17 Nomar Garciaparra 5

18 Pedro Martinez 45

19 Randy Johnson 51

20 Rick Ankiel 66

21 Rickey Henderson 24

22 Roger Clemens 22

23 Sammy Sosa 21

24 Tony Gwynn 19

25 Vladimir Guerrero 27

26 Eric Davis 22

27 Roberto Alomar 12

28 Mark Mulder 20

29 Pat Burrell 5

30 Harold Baines 3

31 Carlos Delgado 25

32 J.D. Drew 7

33 Jim Edmonds 15

34 Darin Erstad 17

35 Jason Giambi 16

36 Tom Glavine 47

37 Juan Gonzalez 22

38 Mark Grace 17

39 Shawn Green 15

40 Tim Hudson 15

41 Andruw Jones 25

42 Dave Justice 28

43 Jeff Kent 21

44 Barry Larkin 11

45 Pokey Reese 3

46 Mike Mussina 35

47 Hideo Nomo 23

48 Rafael Palmeiro 25

49 Adam Piatt 36

50 Scott Rolen 17

51 Gary Sheffield 10

52 Bernie Williams 51

53 Bob Abreu 53

54 Edgardo Alfonzo 13

55 Jermaine Clark 24

56 Albert Belle 88

57 Craig Biggio 7

58 Andres Galarraga 14

59 Edgar Martinez 11

60 Fred McGriff 29

61 Magglio Ordonez 30

62 Jim Thome 25

63 Matt Williams 9

64 Kerry Wood 34

65 Moises Alou 18

66 Brady Anderson 9

67 Garret Anderson 16

68 Tony Armas 36

69 Tony Batista 7

70 Jose Cruz 23

71 Carlos Beltran 15

72 Adrian Beltre 29

73 Kris Benson 34

74 Lance Berkman 17

75 Kevin Brown 27

76 Jay Buhner 19

77 Jeromy Burnitz 20

78 Ken Caminiti 11

79 Sean Casey 21

80 Luis Castillo 1

81 Eric Chavez 3

82 Jeff Cirillo 7

83 Bartolo Colon 40

84 David Cone 36

85 Freddy Garcia 34

86 Johnny Damon 8

87 Ray Durham 5

88 Jermaine Dye 24

89 Juan Encarnacion 34

90 Terrence Long 12

91 Carl Everett 2

92 Steve Finley 12

93 Cliff Floyd 30

94 Brad Fullmer 20

95 Brian Giles 24

96 Luis Gonzalez 20

97 Rusty Greer 29

98 Jeffrey Hammonds 4

99 Mike Hampton 32

100 Orlando Hernandez 26

101 Richard Hidalgo 15

102 Geoff Jenkins 5

103 Jacque Jones 11

104 Brian Jordan 33

105 Gabe Kapler 18

106 Eric Karros 23

107 Jason Kendall 18

108 Adam Kennedy 2

109 Byung-Hyun Kim 49

110 Ryan Klesko 30

111 Chuck Knoblauch 11

112 Paul Konerko 14

113 Carlos Lee 45

114 Kenny Lofton 7

115 Javy Lopez 8

116 Tino Martinez 24

117 Ruben Mateo 21

118 Kevin Millwood 34

119 Ben Molina 1

120 Raul Mondesi 43

121 Trot Nixon 7

122 John Olerud 5

123 Paul O'Neill 21

124 Chan Ho Park 61

125 Andy Pettitte 46

126 Jorge Posada 20

127 Mark Quinn 14

128 Aramis Ramirez 16

129 Mariano Rivera 42

130 Tim Salmon 15

131 Curt Schilling 38

132 Richie Sexson 11

133 John Smoltz 29

134 J.T. Snow 6

135 Jay Payton 44

136 Shannon Stewart 24

137 B.J. Surhoff 15

138 Mike Sweeney 19

139 Fernando Tatis 22

140 Miguel Tejada 4

141 Jason Varitek 33

142 Greg Vaughn 23

143 Mo Vaughn 42

144 Robin Ventura 4

145 Jose Vidro 3

146 Omar Vizquel 13

147 Larry Walker 33

148 David Wells 33

149 Rondell White 22

150 Preston Wilson 44

151 Brent Abernathy 33

152 Cory Aldridge 65

153 Gene Altman 64

154 Josh Beckett 61

155 Wilson Betemit 60

156 Albert Pujols 68

157 Joe Crede 24

158 Jack Cust 61

159 Ben Sheets 22

160 Alex Escobar 25

161 Adrian Hernandez 65

162 Pedro Feliz 39

163 Nate Frese 56

164 Carlos Garcia 64

165 Marcus Giles 67

166 Alexis Gomez 4

167 Jason Hart 37

168 Aubrey Huff 19

169 Cesar Izturis 3

170 Nick Johnson 63

171 Jack Wilson 12

172 Brian Lawrence 50

173 Christian Parker 71

174 Nick Maness 61

175 Jose Mieses 57

176 Greg Miller 65

177 Eric Munson 20

178 Xavier Nady 22

179 Blaine Neal 70

180 Abraham Nunez 65

181 Jose Ortiz 2

182 Jeremy Owens 61

183 Jay Gibbons 83

184 Corey Patterson 20

185 Carlos Pena 15

186 C.C. Sabathia 52

187 Timo Perez 6

188 Adam Pettyjohn 74

189 Donaldo Mendez 17

190 Jackson Melian 78

191 Wilkin Ruan 63

192 Duaner Sanchez 66

193 Alfonso Soriano 53

194 Rafael Soriano 62

195 Ichiro Suzuki 51

196 Billy Sylvester 66

197 Juan Uribe 4

198 Tsuyoshi Shinjo 5

199 Carlos Valderrama 53

200 Matt White 21


Aspirations

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1 Alex Rodriguez 97

2 Barry Bonds 75

3 Cal Ripken, Jr. 92

4 Chipper Jones 90

5 Derek Jeter 98

6 Troy Glaus 75

7 Frank Thomas 65

8 Greg Maddux 69

9 Ivan Rodriguez 93

10 Jeff Bagwell 95

11 Jose Canseco 67

12 Todd Helton 83

13 Ken Griffey, Jr. 70

14 Manny Ramirez 76

15 Mark McGwire 75

16 Mike Piazza 69

17 Nomar Garciaparra 95

18 Pedro Martinez 55

19 Randy Johnson 49

20 Rick Ankiel 34

21 Rickey Henderson 76

22 Roger Clemens 78

23 Sammy Sosa 79

24 Tony Gwynn 81

25 Vladimir Guerrero 73

26 Eric Davis 78

27 Roberto Alomar 88

28 Mark Mulder 80

29 Pat Burrell 95

30 Harold Baines 97

31 Carlos Delgado 75

32 J.D. Drew 93

33 Jim Edmonds 85

34 Darin Erstad 83

35 Jason Giambi 84

36 Tom Glavine 53

37 Juan Gonzalez 78

38 Mark Grace 83

39 Shawn Green 85

40 Tim Hudson 85

41 Andruw Jones 75

42 Dave Justice 72

43 Jeff Kent 79

44 Barry Larkin 89

45 Pokey Reese 97

46 Mike Mussina 65

47 Hideo Nomo 77

48 Rafael Palmeiro 75

49 Adam Piatt 64

50 Scott Rolen 83

51 Gary Sheffield 90

52 Bernie Williams 49

53 Bob Abreu 47

54 Edgardo Alfonzo 87

55 Jermaine Clark 76

56 Albert Belle 12

57 Craig Biggio 93

58 Andres Galarraga 86

59 Edgar Martinez 89

60 Fred McGriff 71

61 Magglio Ordonez 70

62 Jim Thome 75

63 Matt Williams 91

64 Kerry Wood 66

65 Moises Alou 82

66 Brady Anderson 91

67 Garret Anderson 84

68 Tony Armas 64

69 Tony Batista 93

70 Jose Cruz 77

71 Carlos Beltran 85

72 Adrian Beltre 71

73 Kris Benson 66

74 Lance Berkman 83

75 Kevin Brown 73

76 Jay Buhner 81

77 Jeromy Burnitz 80

78 Ken Caminiti 89

79 Sean Casey 79

80 Luis Castillo 99

81 Eric Chavez 97

82 Jeff Cirillo 93

83 Bartolo Colon 60

84 David Cone 64

85 Freddy Garcia 66

86 Johnny Damon 92

87 Ray Durham 95

88 Jermaine Dye 76

89 Juan Encarnacion 66

90 Terrence Long 88

91 Carl Everett 98

92 Steve Finley 88

93 Cliff Floyd 70

94 Brad Fullmer 80

95 Brian Giles 76

96 Luis Gonzalez 80

97 Rusty Greer 71

98 Jeffrey Hammonds 96

99 Mike Hampton 68

100 Orlando Hernandez 74

101 Richard Hidalgo 85

102 Geoff Jenkins 95

103 Jacque Jones 89

104 Brian Jordan 67

105 Gabe Kapler 82

106 Eric Karros 77

107 Jason Kendall 82

108 Adam Kennedy 98

109 Byung-Hyun Kim 51

110 Ryan Klesko 70

111 Chuck Knoblauch 89

112 Paul Konerko 86

113 Carlos Lee 55

114 Kenny Lofton 93

115 Javy Lopez 92

116 Tino Martinez 76

117 Ruben Mateo 79

118 Kevin Millwood 66

119 Ben Molina 99

120 Raul Mondesi 57

121 Trot Nixon 93

122 John Olerud 95

123 Paul O'Neill 79

124 Chan Ho Park 39

125 Andy Pettitte 54

126 Jorge Posada 80

127 Mark Quinn 86

128 Aramis Ramirez 84

129 Mariano Rivera 58

130 Tim Salmon 85

131 Curt Schilling 62

132 Richie Sexson 89

133 John Smoltz 71

134 J.T. Snow 94

135 Jay Payton 56

136 Shannon Stewart 76

137 B.J. Surhoff 85

138 Mike Sweeney 81

139 Fernando Tatis 78

140 Miguel Tejada 96

141 Jason Varitek 67

142 Greg Vaughn 77

143 Mo Vaughn 58

144 Robin Ventura 96

145 Jose Vidro 97

146 Omar Vizquel 87

147 Larry Walker 67

148 David Wells 67

149 Rondell White 78

150 Preston Wilson 56

151 Brent Abernathy 97

152 Cory Aldridge 35

153 Gene Altman 36

154 Josh Beckett 39

155 Wilson Betemit 40

156 Albert Pujols 32

157 Joe Crede 76

158 Jack Cust 39

159 Ben Sheets 78

160 Alex Escobar 75

161 Adrian Hernandez 35

162 Pedro Feliz 61

163 Nate Frese 44

164 Carlos Garcia 36

165 Marcus Giles 33

166 Alexis Gomez 96

167 Jason Hart 63

168 Aubrey Huff 81

169 Cesar Izturis 97

170 Nick Johnson 37

171 Jack Wilson 88

172 Brian Lawrence 50

173 Christian Parker 29

174 Nick Maness 39

175 Jose Mieses 43

176 Greg Miller 35

177 Eric Munson 80

178 Xavier Nady 78

179 Blaine Neal 30

180 Abraham Nunez 35

181 Jose Ortiz 98

182 Jeremy Owens 39

183 Jay Gibbons 17

184 Corey Patterson 80

185 Carlos Pena 85

186 C.C. Sabathia 48

187 Timo Perez 94

188 Adam Pettyjohn 26

189 Donaldo Mendez 83

190 Jackson Melian 22

191 Wilkin Ruan 37

192 Duaner Sanchez 34

193 Alfonso Soriano 47

194 Rafael Soriano 38

195 Ichiro Suzuki 49

196 Billy Sylvester 34

197 Juan Uribe 96

198 Tsuyoshi Shinjo 95

199 Carlos Valderrama 47

200 Matt White 79


Turn of the Century

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The first 100 serial-numbered copies of the 50-card rookie subset (cards 151-200), is paralleled with a die-cut and (for 48 of the 50 cards) an on-card autograph of the player. Many players, including Albert Pujols, did not return their cards in time for inclusion in the product and therefore were available as redemptions (all of which expired May 1, 2003). Cards 195 and 198 (Ichiro and Tsuyoshi Shinjo, respectively) were issued without autographs, as both players were under an exclusive autograph contract to Upper Deck.

Chicago Collection

At the March 2002 Chicago Sun-Times Show, if a collector opened a Hobby box of 2001 Donruss Elite Baseball box at the Donruss-Playoff corporate booth, they would received a card from what Donruss-Playoff called the "Chicago Collection".

Chicago Collection cards for the first 150 cards of the base set were produced and each was serial-numbered to five.

Inserts

Passing the Torch

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Randomly inserted in packs, this 24-card set features color action photos of legendary players and up-and-coming phenoms printed on holo-foil board. Cards with single players were sequentially numbered to 1000 while those with two players were numbered to 500.

PT-1 Stan Musial

PT-2 Tony Gwynn

PT-3 Willie Mays

PT-4 Barry Bonds

PT-5 Mike Schmidt

PT-6 Scott Rolen

PT-7 Cal Ripken, Jr.

PT-8 Alex Rodriguez

PT-9 Hank Aaron

PT-10 Andruw Jones

PT-11 Nolan Ryan

PT-12 Pedro Martinez

PT-13 Wade Boggs

PT-14 Nomar Garciaparra

PT-15 Don Mattingly

PT-16 Todd Helton

PT-17 Stan Musial / Tony Gwynn

PT-18 Willie Mays / Barry Bonds

PT-19 Mike Schmidt / Scott Rolen

PT-20 Cal Ripken, Jr. / Alex Rodriguez

PT-21 Hank Aaron / Andruw Jones

PT-22 Nolan Ryan / Pedro Martinez

PT-23 Wade Boggs / Nomar Garciaparra

PT-24 Don Mattingly / Todd Helton


Primary Colors

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Randomly inserted in packs, this 40-card set features color action player images with the initials "PC" on a red background. Each Primary Colors insert is available in the following parallels:

  • Red (numbered to 975)
  • Red Die-Cut (numbered to 25)
  • Blue (numbered to 200)
  • Blue Die-Cut (numbered to 50)
  • Yellow (numbered to 25)
  • Yellow Die-Cut (numbered to 75)

PC-1 Alex Rodriguez

PC-2 Barry Bonds

PC-3 Cal Ripken, Jr.

PC-4 Chipper Jones

PC-5 Derek Jeter

PC-6 Troy Glaus

PC-7 Frank Thomas

PC-8 Greg Maddux

PC-9 Ivan Rodriguez

PC-10 Jeff Bagwell

PC-11 Todd Helton

PC-12 Ken Griffey, Jr.

PC-13 Manny Ramirez

PC-14 Mark McGwire

PC-15 Mike Piazza

PC-16 Nomar Garciaparra

PC-17 Pedro Martinez

PC-18 Randy Johnson

PC-19 Rick Ankiel

PC-20 Roger Clemens

PC-21 Sammy Sosa

PC-22 Tony Gwynn

PC-23 Vladimir Guerrero

PC-24 Carlos Delgado

PC-25 Jason Giambi

PC-26 Andruw Jones

PC-27 Bernie Williams

PC-28 Roberto Alomar

PC-29 Shawn Green

PC-30 Barry Larkin

PC-31 Scott Rolen

PC-32 Gary Sheffield

PC-33 Rafael Palmeiro

PC-34 Albert Belle

PC-35 Magglio Ordonez

PC-36 Jim Thome

PC-37 Jim Edmonds

PC-38 Darin Erstad

PC-39 Kris Benson

PC-40 Sean Casey


Prime Numbers

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Randomly inserted in packs at the rate of one in 84, this 30-card set features three different cards of 10 selected players. Each card is highlighted by a single digit from a selected stat from each player. The cards are sequentially numbered to the base total of the digit displayed, with card "A" multiplied by 100, and card "B" multiplied by 10.

PN-1A Alex Rodriguez 300

PN-1B Alex Rodriguez 50

PN-1C Alex Rodriguez 8

PN-2A Ken Griffey, Jr. 400

PN-2B Ken Griffey, Jr. 30

PN-2C Ken Griffey, Jr. 8

PN-3A Mark McGwire 500

PN-3B Mark McGwire 50

PN-3C Mark McGwire 4

PN-4A Cal Ripken, Jr. 400

PN-4B Cal Ripken, Jr. 10

PN-4C Cal Ripken, Jr. 7

PN-5A Derek Jeter 300

PN-5B Derek Jeter 20

PN-5C Derek Jeter 2

PN-6A Mike Piazza 300

PN-6B Mike Piazza 60

PN-6C Mike Piazza 2

PN-7A Nomar Garciaparra 300

PN-7B Nomar Garciaparra 70

PN-7C Nomar Garciaparra 2

PN-8A Sammy Sosa 300

PN-8B Sammy Sosa 80

PN-8C Sammy Sosa 6

PN-9A Vladimir Guerrero 300

PN-9B Vladimir Guerrero 40

PN-9C Vladimir Guerrero 5

PN-10A Tony Gwynn 300

PN-10B Tony Gwynn 90

PN-10C Tony Gwynn 4


Prime Numbers Die Cuts

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Randomly inserted in packs at the rate of one in 821, this 30-card set is a die-cut parallel version of the regular insert set printed on holo-foil board with gold foil highlights. The cards are sequentially numbered to the overall statistical total minus the base total of the digit displayed.

PN-1A Alex Rodriguez 58

PN-1B Alex Rodriguez 308

PN-1C Alex Rodriguez 350

PN-2A Ken Griffey, Jr. 38

PN-2B Ken Griffey, Jr. 408

PN-2C Ken Griffey, Jr. 430

PN-3A Mark McGwire 54

PN-3B Mark McGwire 504

PN-3C Mark McGwire 550

PN-4A Cal Ripken, Jr. 17

PN-4B Cal Ripken, Jr. 407

PN-4C Cal Ripken, Jr. 410

PN-5A Derek Jeter 22

PN-5B Derek Jeter 302

PN-5C Derek Jeter 320

PN-6A Mike Piazza 62

PN-6B Mike Piazza 302

PN-6C Mike Piazza 360

PN-7A Nomar Garciaparra 72

PN-7B Nomar Garciaparra 302

PN-7C Nomar Garciaparra 370

PN-8A Sammy Sosa 86

PN-8B Sammy Sosa 306

PN-8C Sammy Sosa 380

PN-9A Vladimir Guerrero 45

PN-9B Vladimir Guerrero 305

PN-9C Vladimir Guerrero 340

PN-10A Tony Gwynn 94

PN-10B Tony Gwynn 304

PN-10C Tony Gwynn 390


Title Waves

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Randomly inserted in packs, this 30-card set features the game's most decorated performers highlighted in five different title-winning categories and sequentially numbered to the year they won the title. The first 100 copies were printed on holographic foil.

TW1 Tony Gwynn 1994

TW2 Todd Helton 2000

TW3 Nomar Garciaparra 2000

TW4 Frank Thomas 1997

TW5 Alex Rodriguez 1996

TW6 Jeff Bagwell 1994

TW7 Mark McGwire 1998

TW8 Sammy Sosa 2000

TW9 Ken Griffey, Jr. 1997

TW10 Albert Belle 1995

TW11 Barry Bonds 1993

TW12 Jose Canseco 1991

TW13 Manny Ramirez 1999

TW14 Sammy Sosa 1998

TW15 Andres Galarraga 1996

TW16 Todd Helton 2000

TW17 Ken Griffey, Jr. 1997

TW18 Jeff Bagwell 1994

TW19 Mike Piazza 1995

TW20 Alex Rodriguez 1995

TW21 Jason Giambi 2000

TW22 Ivan Rodriguez 1999

TW23 Greg Maddux 1997

TW24 Pedro Martinez 1994

TW25 Derek Jeter 2000

TW26 Bernie Williams 1998

TW27 Roger Clemens 1999

TW28 Chipper Jones 1995

TW29 Mark McGwire 1990

TW30 Cal Ripken, Jr. 1983


Autographs & Game-Used

Back 2 Back Jacks

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Randomly inserted in packs, this double-sided 45-card set features color photos of one or two players with game-used bat pieces embedded in the cards. Cards with single players are sequentially numbered to 100 while those with doubles were numbered to 50. Exchange cards with a redemption deadline of May 1st, 2003 were seeded into packs for Eddie Mathews, Frank Thomas, Mathews/Glaus combo and F.Robinson/Thomas combo.

BB1 Ernie Banks 75

BB2 Ryne Sandberg 75

BB3 Babe Ruth 100

BB4 Lou Gehrig 100

BB5 Eddie Mathews 100

BB6 Troy Glaus 50

BB7 Don Mattingly 50

BB8 Todd Helton 100

BB9 Wade Boggs 100

BB10 Tony Gwynn 100

BB11 Robin Yount 100

BB12 Paul Molitor 50

BB13 Mike Schmidt 50

BB14 Scott Rolen 75

BB15 Reggie Jackson 100

BB16 Dave Winfield 100

BB17 Johnny Bench 50

BB18 Joe Morgan 100

BB19 Brooks Robinson 50

BB20 Cal Ripken, Jr. 100

BB21 Ty Cobb 100

BB22 Al Kaline 50

BB23 Frank Robinson 50

BB24 Frank Thomas 100

BB25 Roberto Clemente 100

BB26 Vladimir Guerrero 50

BB27 Harmon Killebrew 50

BB28 Kirby Puckett 100

BB29 Yogi Berra 75

BB30 Phil Rizzuto 75

BB31 Ernie Banks / Ryne Sandberg 50

BB32 Babe Ruth / Lou Gehrig 50

BB33 Eddie Mathews / Troy Glaus 50

BB34 Don Mattingly / Todd Helton 50

BB35 Wade Boggs / Tony Gwynn 50

BB36 Robin Yount / Paul Molitor 50

BB37 Mike Schmidt / Scott Rolen 50

BB38 Reggie Jackson / Dave Winfield 50

BB39 Johnny Bench / Joe Morgan 50

BB40 Brooks Robinson / Cal Ripken 50

BB41 Ty Cobb / Al Kaline 50

BB42 Frank Robinson / Frank Thomas 50

BB43 Roberto Clemente / Vladimir Guerrero 50

BB44 Harmon Killebrew / Kirby Puckett 50

BB45 Yogi Berra / Phil Rizzuto 25


Autographed Back 2 Back Jacks

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Randomly inserted in packs, this 16-card set is a partial parallel autographed version of the regular insert set. Almost every card in the set packed out as an exchange card with a redemption deadline of May 1st, 2003. Only Johnny Bench, Al Kaline and Harmon Killebrew signed cards in time to be seeded directly into packs.

BB1 Ernie Banks 25

BB2 Ryne Sandberg 25

BB6 Troy Glaus 50

BB7 Don Mattingly 50

BB12 Paul Molitor 50

BB13 Mike Schmidt 50

BB14 Scott Rolen 25

BB17 Johnny Bench 50

BB19 Brooks Robinson 50

BB22 Al Kaline 50

BB23 Frank Robinson 50

BB26 Vladimir Guerrero 50

BB27 Harmon Killebrew 50

BB29 Yogi Berra 25

BB30 Phil Rizzuto 25

BB45 Yogi Berra / Phil Rizzuto 25


Elite Extra Edition Autographs

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These certified autograph cards were made available as a compensation by Donruss-Playoff to collectors for autograph exchange cards that the manufacturer was unable to fulfill in the 2001 season. Each card is serial-numbered of 100 on front. Unlike most Donruss-Playoff autograph cards from 2001, the athletes signed the actual card rather than signing a sticker (of which was then affixed to the card at a later date). The cards first started to appear on the secondary market in April, 2002.

234 Roy Oswalt 100

238 Alfredo Amezaga 100

241 Ed Rogers 100


Passing the Torch Autographed

Randomly inserted in packs, this 24-card set is a full autographed parallel of the regular insert set printed on double-sided holo-foil board. Whereas the base version has a yellow/gold color scheme, the autographs are red/pink. Cards with single players were serial-numbered to 100 while those with dual players were numbered to 50. Like all autographs in this product, each card is embossed with a 2001 Donruss Elite stamp for authenticity.

Nearly all of these cards were not available in time for insertion and packed out as exchange cards which expired May 1st, 2003. Wade Boggs, Todd Helton, Stan Musial and Nolan Ryan were the only players to return their cards in time.

The redemptions for cards #PT-23 and #PT-24 and some of card #PT-22 were accidentally labelled as part of the 2001 Donruss Elite Football product. In addition, redemptions for card 22 were available for both baseball and football. "22 baseball" was fulfilled with the Nolan Ryan / Pedro Martinez card listed below; while "22 football" was redeemed with one of the Nolan Ryan /Roger Clemens cards.

PT-1 Stan Musial 100

PT-2 Tony Gwynn EXCH 100

PT-3 Willie Mays EXCH 100

PT-4 Barry Bonds EXCH 100

PT-5 Mike Schmidt EXCH 100

PT-6 Scott Rolen EXCH 100

PT-7 Cal Ripken, Jr. EXCH 100

PT-8 Alex Rodriguez EXCH 100

PT-9 Hank Aaron EXCH 100

PT-10 Andruw Jones EXCH 100

PT-11 Nolan Ryan 100

PT-12 Pedro Martinez EXCH 100

PT-13 Wade Boggs 100

PT-14 Nomar Garciaparra EXCH 100

PT-15 Don Mattingly EXCH 100

PT-16 Todd Helton 100

PT-17 Stan Musial / Tony Gwynn EXCH 50

PT-18 Willie Mays / Barry Bonds EXCH 50

PT-19 Mike Schmidt / Scott Rolen EXCH 50

PT-20 Cal Ripken, Jr. / Alex Rodriguez EXCH 50

PT-21 Hank Aaron / Andruw Jones EXCH 50

PT-22 Nolan Ryan / Pedro Martinez EXCH 50


Football Exchange

Like most Passing the Torch Autographs, these four cards packed out as redemptions; however, the exchange cards were erroneously labelled as coming from the 2001 Donruss Elite Football set. The four cards listed below were produced to fulfill these "football" redemptions.

Three different card #22s exist. One is a Nolan Ryan / Pedro Martinez dual autograph that packed out as a baseball redemption (see above). The other two #22s were "football" redemptions. One pictures Nolan Ryan on the front and Roger Clemens on the back, while on the other Clemens is up front and Ryan is on the reverse. Both cards are serial-numbered to 50 copies; however it is unclear if this is the aggregate production for both Clemens/Ryan cards, or if 50 copies of both cards were produced. The Ryan(front)/Clemens(back) is sequentially-numbered "22FB-l" while the Clemens(front)/Ryan(back) is numbered "22FB-n".

Roger Clemens was not featured in the non-autographed Passing the Torch insert set, and it's believed that Clemens was commissioned by Donruss-Playoff to fulfill these football redemptions.

The redemption cards for #PT-23 and #PT-24 were also mistakenly labelled as football cards; however, unlike with card #22, no "baseball" exchange coupons exist. All 23 and 24 "football" exchange cards were fulfilled by cards #PT-23 and #PT-24, respectively.

22FB-l Nolan Ryan / Roger Clemens FB EXCH 50

22FB-n Roger Clemens / Nolan Ryan FB EXCH 50

PT-23 Wade Boggs / Nomar Garciaparra FB EXCH 50

PT-24 Don Mattingly / Todd Helton FB EXCH 50


Throwback Threads

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Randomly inserted into packs, this 45-card set features past and present greats with swatches of game-worn jerseys displayed on the cards. Cards with single players are sequentially numbered to 100 while those with doubles are numbered to 50. Exchange cards with a redemption deadline of May 1st, 2003 were seeded into packs for Ernie Banks, Lou Brock, Pedro Martinez, Ozzie Smith and Frank Thomas. In addition, exchange cards packed out for the following dual-player cards: Brock/Ozzie, Banks/Sandberg, F.Robinson/Thomas and Clemens/Martinez.

TT1 Stan Musial 75

TT2 Tony Gwynn 75

TT3 Willie McCovey 100

TT4 Barry Bonds 100

TT5 Babe Ruth 100

TT6 Lou Gehrig 100

TT7 Mike Schmidt 75

TT8 Scott Rolen 100

TT9 Harmon Killebrew 75

TT10 Kirby Puckett 100

TT11 Al Kaline 75

TT12 Eddie Mathews 100

TT13 Hank Aaron 75

TT14 Andruw Jones 50

TT15 Lou Brock EXCH 100

TT16 Ozzie Smith EXCH 100

TT17 Ernie Banks EXCH 75

TT18 Ryne Sandberg 100

TT19 Roberto Clemente 100

TT20 Vladimir Guerrero 50

TT21 Frank Robinson 50

TT22 Frank Thomas EXCH 50

TT23 Brooks Robinson 50

TT24 Cal Ripken, Jr. 100

TT25 Roger Clemens 100

TT26 Pedro Martinez EXCH 100

TT27 Reggie Jackson 100

TT28 Dave Winfield 100

TT29 Don Mattingly 50

TT30 Todd Helton 100

TT31 Stan Musial / Tony Gwynn 25

TT32 Willie McCovey / Barry Bonds 50

TT33 Babe Ruth / Lou Gehrig 50

TT34 Mike Schmidt / Scott Rolen 25

TT35 Harmon Killebrew / Kirby Puckett 50

TT36 Al Kaline / Eddie Mathews 50

TT37 Hank Aaron / Andruw Jones 50

TT38 Lou Brock / Ozzie Smith EXCH 50

TT39 Ernie Banks / Ryne Sandberg EXCH 25

TT40 Roberto Clemente / Vladimir Guerrero 50

TT41 Frank Robinson / Frank Thomas EXCH 50

TT42 Brooks Robinson / Cal Ripken 50

TT43 Roger Clemens / Pedro Martinez EXCH 50

TT44 Reggie Jackson / Dave Winfield 50

TT45 Don Mattingly / Todd Helton 50


Throwback Threads Autographs

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Randomly inserted in packs, this 15-card set is a partial parallel autographed version of the regular insert set. Exchange cards with a May 1st, 2003 redemption deadline were seeded into packs for almost the entire set. Only Al Kaline, Harmon Killebrew and Stan Musial managed to return their cards in time for packout. 2001 Donruss Elite football exchange cards were erroneously seeded into baseball packs for cards TT21 and TT22. The quantity for Ernie Banks signed cards was never revealed by the manufacturer.

TT1 Stan Musial 25

TT2 Tony Gwynn EXCH 25

TT7 Mike Schmidt EXCH 25

TT9 Harmon Killebrew 25

TT11 Al Kaline 25

TT13 Hank Aaron EXCH 25

TT14 Andruw Jones EXCH 50

TT17 Ernie Banks EXCH 25

TT20 Vladimir Guerrero EXCH 50

TT21 Frank Robinson EXCH 50

TT22 Frank Thomas EXCH 50

TT23 Brooks Robinson EXCH 50

TT29 Don Mattingly EXCH 50

TT31 Stan Musial / Tony Gwynn EXCH 25

TT34 Mike Schmidt / Scott Rolen EXCH 25

TT39 Ernie Banks / Ryne Sandberg EXCH 25