2002 Bowman's Best

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Description

2002 Bowman's Best is a 181-card set released in August, 2002. In a radical departure for the brand, each of the 91 rookies and prospects (cards #91-#181) would come either autographed or have a piece of a game-used bat on it. Each pack will yield one such card.

Distribution

Ten packs per box, five cards per pack (MSRP: $15). Ten boxes per case. Hobby only.

Reviews

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Hobby Odds
Base 181 - ?
short set 90 - 4:1
Autographed/Game-Used First-Year 91 - one-per-pack
Blue short set 90 300 1:6
Blue Autographed First-Year 65 - 1:6
Blue Game-Used First-Year 26 - 1:14
Red short set 90 200 1:8
Red Autographed First-Year 65 - 1:17
Red Game-Used First-Year 26 - 1:39
Gold short set 90 50 1:31
Red Autographed First-Year 65 - 1:51
Red Game-Used First-Year 26 - 1:115
Uncirculated Autograph Redemption 65 20 1:129
Uncirculated Game-Used First Year Redemption 26 20 1:322

Checklist

Base Set

1 Josh Beckett

2 Derek Jeter

3 Alex Rodriguez

4 Miguel Tejada

5 Nomar Garciaparra

6 Aramis Ramirez

7 Jeremy Giambi

8 Bernie Williams

9 Juan Pierre

10 Chipper Jones

11 Jimmy Rollins

12 Alfonso Soriano

13 Mark Prior

14 Paul Konerko

15 Tim Hudson

16 Doug Mientkiewicz

17 Todd Helton

18 Moises Alou

19 Juan Gonzalez

20 Jorge Posada

21 Jeff Kent

22 Roger Clemens

23 Phil Nevin

24 Brian Giles

25 Carlos Delgado

26 Jason Giambi

27 Vladimir Guerrero

28 Cliff Floyd

29 Shea Hillenbrand

30 Ken Griffey, Jr.

31 Mike Piazza

32 Carlos Pena

33 Larry Walker

34 Magglio Ordonez

35 Mike Mussina

36 Andruw Jones

37 Nick Johnson

38 Curt Schilling

39 Eric Chavez

40 Bartolo Colon

41 Eric Hinske

42 Sean Burroughs

43 Randy Johnson

44 Adam Dunn

45 Pedro Martinez

46 Garret Anderson

47 Jim Thome

48 Gary Sheffield

49 Tsuyoshi Shinjo

50 Albert Pujols

51 Ichiro Suzuki

52 C.C. Sabathia

53 Bob Abreu

54 Ivan Rodriguez

55 J.D. Drew

56 Jacque Jones

57 Jason Kendall

58 Javier Vazquez

59 Jeff Bagwell

60 Greg Maddux

61 Jim Edmonds

62 Hank Blalock

63 Jose Vidro

64 Kevin Brown

65 Mark Teixeira

66 Sammy Sosa

67 Lance Berkman

68 Mark Mulder

69 Marty Cordova

70 Frank Thomas

71 Mike Cameron

72 Mike Sweeney

73 Barry Bonds

74 Troy Glaus

75 Barry Zito

76 Pat Burrell

77 Paul LoDuca

78 Rafael Palmeiro

79 Austin Kearns

80 Darin Erstad

81 Richie Sexson

82 Roberto Alomar

83 Roy Oswalt

84 Ryan Klesko

85 Luis Gonzalez

86 Scott Rolen

87 Shannon Stewart

88 Shawn Green

89 Toby Hall

90 Bret Boone


Autographed/Game-Used First Year

The following cards feature a piece of a game-used bat: 91, 93, 96, 103, 107, 113, 115, 124, 128, 129, 131, 134, 135, 144, 145, 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 157, 158, 160, 180, and 181. All other cards in this subset are autographed by the player. In addition, #181 packed out as a redemption card which expired December 31, 2002.

91 Casey Kotchman

92 Jose Valverde RC

93 Cole Barthel RC*

94 Brad Nelson RC

95 Mauricio Lara RC*

96 Ryan Gripp RC*

97 Brian West RC*

98 Chris Piersoll RC

99 Ryan Church RC

100 Javier Colina SP RC*

101 Juan M. Gonzalez RC*

102 Benito Baez

103 Mike Hill

104 Jason Grove RC*

105 Koyie Hill

106 Mark Outlaw

107 Jason Bay RC

108 Jorge Padilla

109 Pete Zamora RC*

110 Joe Mauer RC

111 Franklyn German

112 Chris Flinn RC*

113 David Wright RC

114 Anastacio Martinez RC

115 Nic Jackson RC*

116 Rene Reyes

117 Colin Young RC*

118 Joe Orloski

119 Mike Wilson RC

120 Rich Thompson RC

121 Jake Mauer RC*

122 Mario Ramos RC

123 Doug Sessions RC*

124 Doug Devore

125 Travis Foley RC*

126 Chris Baker RC*

127 Michael Floyd RC*

128 Josh Barfield RC

129 Jose Bautista RC

130 Gavin Floyd RC

131 Jason Botts RC

132 Clint Nageotte

133 Jesus Cota

134 Ron Calloway

135 Kevin Cash

136 Jonny Gomes RC

137 Dennis Ulacia RC*

138 Ryan Snare

139 Kevin Deaton RC*

140 Bobby Jenks RC

141 Casey Kotchman

142 Adam Walker RC*

143 Mike Gonzalez

144 Ruben Gotay RC

145 Jason Grove

146 Freddy Sanchez

147 Jason Arnold RC*

148 Scott Hairston RC

149 Jason St. Clair

150 Chris Tritle RC*

151 Edwin Yan RC*

152 Freddy Sanchez

153 Greg Sain RC*

154 Yurendell De Caster

155 Noochie Varner RC*

156 Nelson Castro RC*

157 Randall Shelley RC*

158 Reed Johnson RC

159 Ryan Raburn

160 Jose Morban RC

161 Justin Schuda RC*

162 Henry Pichardo

163 Josh Bard RC

164 Josh Bonifay RC*

165 Brandon League

166 Jor-Jul DePaula

167 Todd Linden

168 Francisco Liriano

169 Chris Snelling RC

170 Blake McGinley

171 Cody McKay

172 Jason Stanford

173 Lenny Dinardo

174 Greg Montalbano

175 Earl Snyder

176 Justin Huber

177 Chris Narveson

178 Jon Switzer

179 Ronald Acuna RC*

180 Chris Duffy

181 Kazuhisa Ishii RC


Parallels

All 191 base cards are available in the following parallels. The 90 veteran players are serial-numbered to the production figures listed below; while the 91 Autographed/Game-Used First Year cards are NOT serial-numbered.

  • Red (serial-numbered to 300 copies)
  • Blue (serial-numbered to 200 copies)
  • Gold (serial-numbered to 50 copies)

Uncirculated First Year

Randomly inserted into packs were redemption cards good for an "Uncirculated" parallel for the 91 Autographed/Game-Used First Year cards. When redeemed, the collector would receive a the player's Bowman's Best card encased in a plastic case. Only 20 redemption cards for each player were inserted, and all cards expired December 31, 2002.

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