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2002 Sweet Spot Classics

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Description

2002 Sweet Spot Classics is a 90-card set released by Upper Deck in February 2002. The product focuses exclusively on retired players and had no current Major Leaguers.

Each 12-pack box will yield three game-used memorabilia cards and every other box a Sweet Spot Signature on a mounted piece of leather.

Distribution

12 packs per box, four cards per pack. Eight boxes per case. Hobby only.

Reviews

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Hobby Odds
Base 90 - 4:1
Game Bat 30 - 1:8
Game Bat Gold 30 25 ?
Game Jersey 27 - 1:8
Game Jersey Gold 27 25 ?
Bat Barrels 29 varies ?
Signatures 34 - 1:24
Signatures Gold 34 25 ?

Checklist

Base Set

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  • 1 Mickey Mantle
  • 2 Joe DiMaggio
  • 3 Babe Ruth
  • 4 Ty Cobb
  • 5 Nolan Ryan
  • 6 Sandy Koufax
  • 7 Cy Young
  • 8 Roberto Clemente
  • 9 Lefty Grove
  • 10 Lou Gehrig
  • 11 Walter Johnson
  • 12 Honus Wagner
  • 13 Christy Mathewson
  • 14 Jackie Robinson
  • 15 Joe Morgan
  • 16 Reggie Jackson
  • 17 Eddie Collins
  • 18 Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • 19 Hank Greenberg
  • 20 Harmon Killebrew
  • 21 Johnny Bench
  • 22 Ernie Banks
  • 23 Willie McCovey
  • 24 Mel Ott
  • 25 Tom Seaver
  • 26 Tony Gwynn
  • 27 Dave Winfield
  • 28 Willie Stargell
  • 29 Mark McGwire
  • 30 Al Kaline
  • 31 Jimmy Foxx
  • 32 Satchel Paige
  • 33 Eddie Murray
  • 34 Lou Boudreau
  • 35 Joe Jackson
  • 36 Luke Appling
  • 37 Ralph Kiner
  • 38 Robin Yount
  • 39 Paul Molitor
  • 40 Juan Marichal
  • 41 Brooks Robinson
  • 42 Wade Boggs
  • 43 Kirby Puckett
  • 44 Yogi Berra
  • 45 George Sisler
  • 46 Buck Leonard
  • 47 Billy Williams
  • 48 Duke Snider
  • 49 Don Drysdale
  • 50 Bill Mazeroski
  • 51 Tony Oliva
  • 52 Luis Aparicio
  • 53 Carlton Fisk
  • 54 Kirk Gibson
  • 55 Catfish Hunter
  • 56 Joe Carter
  • 57 Gaylord Perry
  • 58 Don Mattingly
  • 59 Eddie Mathews
  • 60 Fergie Jenkins
  • 61 Roy Campanella
  • 62 Orlando Cepeda
  • 63 Tony Perez
  • 64 Dave Parker
  • 65 Richie Ashburn
  • 66 Andre Dawson
  • 67 Dwight Evans
  • 68 Rollie Fingers
  • 69 Dale Murphy
  • 70 Ron Santo
  • 71 Steve Garvey
  • 72 Monte Irvin
  • 73 Alan Trammell
  • 74 Ryne Sandberg
  • 75 Gary Carter
  • 76 Fred Lynn
  • 77 Maury Wills
  • 78 Ozzie Smith
  • 79 Bobby Bonds
  • 80 Mickey Cochrane
  • 81 Dizzy Dean
  • 82 Graig Nettles
  • 83 Keith Hernandez
  • 84 Boog Powell
  • 85 Jack Clark
  • 86 Dave Stewart
  • 87 Tom Lasorda
  • 88 Dennis Eckersley
  • 89 Ken Griffey, Sr.
  • 90 Bucky Dent

Autographs & Game-Used

Game Bat

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Each Game Bat is also available in a Gold parallel, which is serial-numbered to 25 copies.

  • B-AK Al Kaline
  • B-BBO Bob Boone
  • B-BBU Bill Buckner
  • B-BD Bucky Dent
  • B-BM Bill Madlock
  • B-BR Brooks Robinson
  • B-BW Billy Williams
  • B-CR Cal Ripken, Jr. DP
  • B-DE Dwight Evans
  • B-DM Don Mattingly
  • B-DP Dave Parker
  • B-DW Dave Winfield DP
  • B-FJ Fergie Jenkins
  • B-FL Fred Lynn
  • B-GC Gary Carter
  • B-GN Graig Nettles
  • B-HG Hank Greenberg SP
  • B-JB Johnny Bench
  • B-JD Joe DiMaggio SP 40
  • B-KG Ken Griffey, Sr. DP
  • B-KP Kirby Puckett DP
  • B-NR Nolan Ryan
  • B-PM Paul Molitor
  • B-RC Roberto Clemente
  • B-RJ Reggie Jackson
  • B-SG Steve Garvey
  • B-TG Tony Gwynn DP
  • B-TM Thurman Munson
  • B-WB Wade Boggs DP
  • B-YB Yogi Berra

Game Jersey

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Each Game Jersey is also available in a Gold parallel, which is serial-numbered to 25 copies.

  • J-BM Bill Madlock
  • J-BW Billy Williams
  • J-CR Cal Ripken, Jr. DP
  • J-DM Don Mattingly DP
  • J-DP Dave Parker
  • J-DSN Duke Snider SP 53
  • J-DST Dave Stewart
  • J-EM Eddie Murray
  • J-GC Gary Carter
  • J-GN Graig Nettles
  • J-JC Joe Carter
  • J-JD Joe DiMaggio SP 53
  • J-JMA Juan Marichal
  • J-MM Mickey Mantle SP 53
  • J-NR Nolan Ryan DP
  • J-OS Ozzie Smith
  • J-PM Paul Molitor DP
  • J-RF Rollie Fingers
  • J-RJ Reggie Jackson
  • J-RS Ryne Sandberg
  • J-RY Robin Yount DP
  • J-SG Steve Garvey
  • J-SK Sandy Koufax SP
  • J-TG Tony Gwynn DP
  • J-TS Tom Seaver
  • J-WB Wade Boggs
  • J-WS Willie Stargell

Bat Barrels

  • BB-AK Al Kaline 4
  • BB-BM Bill Madlock 1
  • BB-BR Brooks Robinson 2
  • BB-BW Billy Williams 2
  • BB-BAR Babe Ruth 1
  • BB-BBO Bob Boone 2
  • BB-CR Cal Ripken, Jr. 5
  • BB-DE Dwight Evans 1
  • BB-DM Don Mattingly 1
  • BB-DP Dave Parker 4
  • BB-DW Dave Winfield 1
  • BB-FJ Fergie Jenkins 1
  • BB-FL Fred Lynn 2
  • BB-GC Gary Carter 1
  • BB-GN Graig Nettles 2
  • BB-HG Hank Greenberg 1
  • BB-JB Johnny Bench 5
  • BB-JD Joe DiMaggio 5
  • BB-KG Ken Griffey, Sr. 3
  • BB-KP Kirby Puckett 4
  • BB-NR Nolan Ryan 4
  • BB-PM Paul Molitor 4
  • BB-RC Roberto Clemente 1
  • BB-RJ Reggie Jackson 13
  • BB-SG Steve Garvey 1
  • BB-TG Tony Gwynn 12
  • BB-TM Thurman Munson 1
  • BB-WB Wade Boggs 2
  • BB-YB Yogi Berra 3

Signatures

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Each Signature is also available in a Gold parallel, which is serial-numbered to 25 copies.

NOTES

  • Shortly after the product's release, Upper Deck issued production runs on specific players; however, none of the cards are serial-numbered.
  • Other cards are believed to be in shorter supply, but print runs were not divulged.
  • Don Mattingly's card was produced in a greater supply, compared to others in the set.
  • S-AD Andre Dawson SP 100
  • S-AK Al Kaline
  • S-AT Alan Trammell
  • S-BD Bucky Dent
  • S-BM Bill Mazeroski
  • S-BP Boog Powell
  • S-BR Brooks Robinson
  • S-CF Carlton Fisk SP 100
  • S-CR Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • S-DAM Dale Murphy
  • S-DAS Dave Stewart
  • S-DEE Dennis Eckersley
  • S-DOM Don Mattingly DP
  • S-DW Dave Winfield SP 70
  • S-EB Ernie Banks
  • S-FJ Fergie Jenkins
  • S-FL Fred Lynn
  • S-GP Gaylord Perry
  • S-JB Johnny Bench
  • S-JM Joe Morgan
  • S-KG Kirk Gibson SP
  • S-KH Keith Hernandez
  • S-KP Kirby Puckett SP 74
  • S-NR Nolan Ryan SP 74
  • S-OS Ozzie Smith SP 137
  • S-PM Paul Molitor
  • S-RF Rollie Fingers
  • S-RJ Reggie Jackson SP
  • S-SG Steve Garvey
  • S-SK Sandy Koufax SP
  • S-TL Tom Lasorda
  • S-TS Tom Seaver
  • S-WM Willie McCovey SP
  • S-YB Yogi Berra SP 100

Hawaii Signatures

One card from this set was given away to attendees of the annual Hawaii Trade Conference. With the exception of "HAWAII XVII" running along the left side of the card, there is nothing differentiating these cards from the Signatures that were pulled in Sweet Spot Classics packs.

Cards were not serial-numbered and the production figures listed below were released by UD during the show.

  • S-AD Andre Dawson 10
  • S-AK Al Kaline 25
  • S-AT Alan Trammell 25
  • S-BD Bucky Dent 25
  • S-BP Boog Powell 25
  • S-BR Brooks Robinson 25
  • S-CF Carlton Fisk 10
  • S-CR Cal Ripken, Jr. 10
  • S-DE Dennis Eckersley 25
  • S-DM Dale Murphy 10
  • S-DS Dave Stewart 25
  • S-EB Ernie Banks 10
  • S-FJ Fergie Jenkins 25
  • S-FL Fred Lynn 25
  • S-GP Gaylord Perry 25
  • S-KH Keith Hernandez 20
  • S-PM Paul Molitor 25
  • S-RF Rollie Fingers 25
  • S-SG Steve Garvey 25
  • S-SK Sandy Koufax 5