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2004 Bowman Heritage

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Description

2004 Bowman Heritage is a baseball card set produced by Topps. It takes its base design from the 1955 Bowman set. It was the first Bowman Heritage Baseball Card set to incorporate printing plates as inserts into packs. The 2004 Bowman Heritage may have been the most popular with collectors of any of the Bowman Heritage sets.

Roop Binder

In addition to the other sets listed below an exchange card for an M.J. Roop Archivers binder was also inserted at a rate of 1:240 hobby packs (approx 1 per case). The exchange deadline was 12/31/06.

Distribution

The cards were relased in Hobby and Retail packs. Both came 24 packs to a box with 8 cards per pack. The main difference between the two is that Hobby packs had a much high hit rate for autographed and game used inserts. The set was originally released on Dec 22, 2004.

Reviews

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Hobby Odds Retail Odds
Base 351 - ? ?
short set 300 - ? ?
Short Prints 51 - 1:3 1:3
Black & White 351 - one-per-pack one-per-pack
Mahogany 351 25 1:39 N/A
Printing Plates 351 four-for-each 1:240 N/A
M.J. Roop Binder 1 - 1:240 N/A
Signs of Authority 20 - 1:49 1:107
Signs of Authority Red Ink 20 55 1:499 1:1017
Signs of Glory 5 - 1:246 1:530
Signs of Glory Red Ink 5 55 1:2019 1:3961
Signs of Greatness 10 - 1:57 1:122
Signs of Greatness Red Ink 10 55 1:999 1:2038
Team Topps Blue Chips 2 - ? ?
Threads of Greatness 80 - 1:12 1:24
Threads of Greatness Gold 80 55 ? ?
Commissioner Cut 1 one-of-one 1:320,720 N/A

Checklist

Base Set

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NOTES:

  • Cards #40 and #48 feature Victor Martinez and Pedro Martinez, each card had a short printed variation with the wrong Martinez's stats on the back. The original 1955 set made the same mistake (albeit unintentionally) with card #48 Milt Bolling.
  • The Giles brothers are featured on one card #139 as homage to the original set that featured the Shantz brothers on the same numerical card.
  • There are two cards numbered #183, one for Marlins shortstop Alex Gonzalez and the other for Padres shortstop Alex Gonzalez.
  • Umpires are also included in the set as a reference to the original 1955 set.
  • 1 Tom Glavine
  • 2 Mike Piazza SP
  • 3 Sidney Ponson
  • 4 Jerry Hairston, Jr.
  • 5 Jermaine Dye
  • 6 Bobby Crosby
  • 7 Carlos Zambrano
  • 8 Moises Alou
  • 9 Alex Rodriguez SP
  • 10 Derek Jeter
  • 11 Rafael Furcal
  • 12 J.D. Drew
  • 13 Joe Mauer SP
  • 14 Brad Radke
  • 15 Johnny Damon
  • 16 Derek Lowe
  • 17 Pat Burrell
  • 18 Mike Lieberthal
  • 19 Cliff Lee
  • 20 Ronnie Belliard
  • 21 Eric Gagne SP
  • 22 Brad Penny
  • 23 Al Kaline RET
  • 24 Mike Maroth
  • 25 Magglio Ordonez SP
  • 26 Mark Buehrle
  • 27 Jack Wilson
  • 28 Oliver Perez
  • 29 Red Schoendienst RET
  • 30 Yadier Molina RC
  • 31 Ryan Freel
  • 32 Adam Dunn
  • 33 Paul Konerko
  • 34 Esteban Loaiza
  • 35 Ivan Rodriguez
  • 36 Carlos Guillen
  • 37 Adrian Beltre
  • 38 C.C. Sabathia
  • 39 Hideo Nomo
  • 40 Victor Martinez COR
  • 40 Victor Martinez SP ERR (Pedro Martinez' Stats)
  • 41 Bobby Abreu
  • 42 Randy Wolf
  • 43 Johnny Estrada
  • 44 Russ Ortiz
  • 45 Kenny Rogers
  • 46 Hank Blalock SP
  • 47 David Ortiz
  • 48 Pedro Martinez COR
  • 48 Pedro Martinez SP ERR (Victor Martinez' Stats)
  • 49 Austin Kearns
  • 50 Ken Griffey, Jr. SP
  • 51 Mark Prior
  • 52 Kerry Wood
  • 53 Eric Chavez
  • 54 Tim Hudson
  • 55 Rafael Palmeiro SP
  • 56 Javy Lopez
  • 57 Jason Bay
  • 58 Craig Wilson
  • 59 Whitey Ford RET
  • 60 Jason Giambi
  • 61 Scott Rolen SP
  • 62 Matt Morris
  • 63 Javier Vazquez
  • 64 Jim Thome
  • 65 Don Zimmer RET
  • 66 Shawn Green
  • 67 Don Larsen RET
  • 68 Gary Sheffield
  • 69 Jorge Posada
  • 70 Bernie Williams
  • 71 Chipper Jones
  • 72 Andruw Jones
  • 73 John Thomson
  • 74 Jim Edmonds
  • 75 Albert Pujols
  • 76 Chris Carpenter
  • 77 Aubrey Huff SP
  • 78 Carl Crawford
  • 79 Victor Zambrano
  • 80 Alfonso Soriano SP
  • 81 Lance Berkman
  • 82 Mike Sweeney
  • 83 Ken Harvey
  • 84 Angel Berroa
  • 85 A.J. Burnett
  • 86 Mike Lowell
  • 87 Miguel Cabrera SP
  • 88 Preston Wilson
  • 89 Todd Helton SP
  • 90 Larry Walker
  • 91 Vladimir Guerrero
  • 92 Garret Anderson
  • 93 Bartolo Colon
  • 94 Scott Hairston
  • 95 Richie Sexson SP
  • 96 Sean Casey
  • 97 John Podres RET
  • 98 Andy Pettitte
  • 99 Roy Oswalt
  • 100 Roger Clemens SP
  • 101 Scott Podsednik
  • 102 Ben Sheets
  • 103 Lyle Overbay
  • 104 Nick Johnson SP
  • 105 Zach Day
  • 106 Jose Reyes
  • 107 Khalil Greene
  • 108 Sean Burroughs
  • 109 David Wells SP
  • 110 Jason Schmidt
  • 111 Neifi Perez
  • 112 Edgar Renteria
  • 113 Rich Aurilia
  • 114 Edgar Martinez
  • 115 Joel Pineiro
  • 116 Mark Teixeira
  • 117 Michael Young
  • 118 Ricardo Rodriguez
  • 119 Carlos Delgado
  • 120 Roy Halladay
  • 121 Jose Guillen
  • 122 Troy Glaus
  • 123 Shea Hillenbrand
  • 124 Luis Gonzalez
  • 125 Horacio Ramirez
  • 126 Melvin Mora
  • 127 Miguel Tejada SP
  • 128 Manny Ramirez
  • 129 Tim Wakefield
  • 130 Curt Schilling SP
  • 131 Aramis Ramirez
  • 132 Sammy Sosa SP
  • 133 Matt Clement
  • 134 Juan Uribe
  • 135 Dontrelle Willis
  • 136 Paul Lo Duca
  • 137 Juan Pierre
  • 138 Kevin Brown
  • 139 Brian Giles / Marcus Giles
  • 140 Brian Giles
  • 141 Nomar Garciaparra SP
  • 142 Cesar Izturis
  • 143 Don Newcombe RET
  • 144 Craig Biggio
  • 145 Carlos Beltran
  • 146 Torii Hunter
  • 147 Livan Hernandez
  • 148 Cliff Floyd
  • 149 Barry Zito
  • 150 Mark Mulder
  • 151 Rocco Baldelli
  • 152 Bret Boone
  • 153 Jamie Moyer
  • 154 Ichiro Suzuki
  • 155 Brett Myers
  • 156 Carl Pavano
  • 157 Josh Beckett
  • 158 Randy Johnson
  • 159 Trot Nixon
  • 160 Dmitri Young
  • 161 Jacque Jones
  • 162 Lew Ford
  • 163 Jose Vidro
  • 164 Mark Kotsay
  • 165 A.J. Pierzynski
  • 166 Dewon Brazelton
  • 167 Jeromy Burnitz
  • 168 Johan Santana
  • 169 Greg Maddux
  • 170 Carl Erskine RET
  • 171 Robin Roberts RET
  • 172 Freddy Garcia
  • 173 Carlos Lee
  • 174 Jeff Bagwell
  • 175 Jeff Kent
  • 176 Kazuhisa Ishii
  • 177 Orlando Cabrera
  • 178 Shannon Stewart
  • 179 Mike Cameron
  • 180 Mike Mussina
  • 181 Frank Thomas
  • 182 Jaret Wright
  • 183a Alex Gonzalez SP FLA
  • 183b Alex S. Gonzalez SDG
  • 184 Matt Lawton
  • 185 Derrek Lee
  • 186 Omar Vizquel
  • 187 Jeremy Bonderman
  • 188 Jake Westbrook
  • 189 Zack Greinke SP
  • 190 Chad Tracy
  • 191 Rondell White
  • 192 Alex Gonzalez
  • 193 Geoff Jenkins
  • 194 Ralph Kiner RET
  • 195 Al Leiter
  • 196 Kevin Millwood
  • 197 Jason Kendall
  • 198 Kris Benson
  • 199 Ryan Klesko
  • 200 Mark Loretta
  • 201 Richard Hidalgo
  • 202 Reed Johnson
  • 203 Luis Castillo
  • 204 Jon Zeringue SP RC*
  • 205 Matt Bush RC
  • 206 Kurt Suzuki SP RC
  • 207 Mark Rogers RC
  • 208 Jason Vargas SP RC
  • 209 Homer Bailey RC
  • 210 Ray Liotta SP RC
  • 211 Eric Campbell RC
  • 212 Thomas Diamond RC
  • 213 Gaby Hernandez SP RC*
  • 214 Neil Walker RC
  • 215 Bill Bray RC
  • 216 Wade Davis SP RC
  • 217 David Purcey RC
  • 218 Scott Elbert RC
  • 219 Josh Fields RC
  • 220 Josh Johnson SP RC
  • 221 Chris Lambert RC
  • 222 Trevor Plouffe RC
  • 223 Bruce Froemming UMP
  • 224 Matt Macri SP RC
  • 225 Greg Golson RC
  • 226 Philip Hughes RC
  • 227 Kyle Waldrop RC
  • 228 Matt Tuiasosopo SP RC
  • 229 Richie Robnett RC*
  • 230 Taylor Tankersley RC
  • 231 Blake DeWitt RC
  • 232 Charlie Reliford UMP
  • 233 Eric Hurley RC
  • 234 Jordan Parraz SP RC
  • 235 J.P. Howell RC
  • 236 Dana DeMuth UMP
  • 237 Zach Jackson RC
  • 238 Justin Orenduff RC*
  • 239 Brad Thompson RC
  • 240 J.C. Holt SP RC
  • 241 Matt Fox RC
  • 242 Danny Putnam RC
  • 243 Daryl Jones SP RC
  • 244 Jon Poterson RC
  • 245 Gio Gonzalez RC
  • 246 Lucas Harrell SP RC
  • 247 Jerry Crawford UMP
  • 248 Jay Rainville RC*
  • 249 Donnie Smith SP RC
  • 250 Huston Street RC
  • 251 Jeff Marquez RC
  • 252 Reid Brignac RC
  • 253 Yusmeiro Petit RC
  • 254 K.C. Herren RC*
  • 255 Dale Scott UMP
  • 256 Erick San Pedro RC*
  • 257 Ed Montague UMP
  • 258 Billy Buckner RC
  • 259 Mitch Einertson SP RC*
  • 260 Aarom Baldiris RC*
  • 261 Conor Jackson RC
  • 262 Rick Reed UMP
  • 263 Ervin Santana RC
  • 264 Gerry Davis UMP
  • 265 Merkin Valdez RC
  • 266 Joey Gathright RC
  • 267 Alberto Callaspo RC
  • 268 Carlos Quentin SP RC
  • 269 Gary Darling UMP
  • 270 Jeff Salazar SP RC
  • 271 Akinori Otsuka SP RC
  • 272 Joe Brinkman UMP
  • 273 Omar Quintanilla RC
  • 274 Brian Runge UMP
  • 275 Tom Mastny RC
  • 276 John Hirschbeck UMP
  • 277 Warner Madrigal RC
  • 278 Joe West UMP
  • 279 Paul Maholm RC
  • 280 Larry Young UMP
  • 281 Mike Reilly UMP
  • 282 Kaz Matsui SP RC
  • 283 Randy Marsh UMP
  • 284 Frank Francisco RC
  • 285 Zach Duke RC
  • 286 Tim McClelland UMP
  • 287 Jesse Crain RC
  • 288 Hector Gimenez RC
  • 289 Marland Williams RC*
  • 290 Brian Gorman UMP
  • 291 Jose Capellan SP RC
  • 292 Tim Welke UMP
  • 293 Javier Guzman RC*
  • 294 Paul McAnulty RC
  • 295 Hector Made RC*
  • 296 Jon Connolly RC*
  • 297 Don F. Sutton RC*
  • 298 Fausto Carmona RC
  • 299 Ramon Ramirez RC
  • 300 Brad Snyder RC
  • 301 Chin-Lung Hu RC
  • 302 Rudy Guillen RC*
  • 303 Matt Moses RC*
  • 304 Brad Halsey SP RC
  • 305 Erick Aybar RC
  • 306 Brad Sullivan RC*
  • 307 Nick Gorneault RC
  • 308 Craig Ansman RC*
  • 309 Ricky Nolasco RC
  • 310 Luke Hughes RC
  • 311 Danny Gonzalez RC*
  • 312 Josh Labandeira RC
  • 313 Donald Levinski RC*
  • 314 Vince Perkins RC*
  • 315 Tommy Murphy RC
  • 316 Chad Bentz RC
  • 317 Chris Shelton RC
  • 318 Nyjer Morgan SP RC
  • 319 Kody Kirkland RC*
  • 320 Blake Hawksworth RC
  • 321 Alex Romero RC
  • 322 Mike Gosling RC
  • 323 Ryan Budde RC
  • 324 Kevin Howard RC
  • 325 Wanell Macia RC
  • 326 Travis Blackley RC
  • 327 Kazuhito Tadano SP RC
  • 328 Shingo Takatsu RC
  • 329 Joaquin Arias RC
  • 330 Juan Cedeno RC*
  • 331 Bobby Brownlie RC
  • 332 Lastings Milledge RC
  • 333 Estee Harris RC*
  • 334 Tim Stauffer SP RC
  • 335 Jon Knott RC
  • 336 David Aardsma RC
  • 337 Wardell Starling RC*
  • 338 Dioner Navarro RC
  • 339 Logan Kensing RC
  • 340 Jason Hirsh RC
  • 341 Matt Creighton RC*
  • 342 Felix Hernandez SP RC
  • 343 Kyle Sleeth RC*
  • 344 Dustin Nippert RC
  • 345 Anthony Lerew RC
  • 346 Chris Saenz RC
  • 347 Steve Palermo UMP
  • 348 Barry Bonds SP
  • MJ Roop Binder EXCH

Parallel Sets

Black and White

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Inserted a rate of one per pack the the Black and White Parallel cards are the primary parallel set for 2004 Bowman Heritage. The cards were printed on thicker card stock as a decoy for the game used cards. If a pack contained a game used card then the Black and White was not included. Note all 351 cards and variations are paralleled but none are short printed. The cards resemble their base set counterpart in all aspects but one; the black and whites contain a facsimile signature on the front of the card that the base set card does not.

Mahogany

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One of the most popular parallel sets ever included in Bowman Heritage, these cards are heavily collected by a number of set builders. The cards were printed on a "mahogany" stock with a different texture than the other cards in the set and serial numbered on the back of the card to 25 copies each. The cards were inserted at a rate of 1:39 hobby only (approximately 1 per two boxes). All 351 of the cards in the base master set are paralleled.

The set builders working on the this set do not follow book values. If there is a card they need for their set they will pay upwards of $300 for a single semi-star card (For example:In January 2007, a Mike Sweeney sold for $310 on eBay).

Printing Plates

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As with many of the other Bowman and Topps products of the mid 2000's, Topps released the printing plates for the set into packs. 4 colored plates were used to manufacture the cards (Cyan, Yellow, Black, Magenta) and all of them were inserted into packs at an overall rate of 1:240 hobby packs only.

Card sales for these printing plates have been relatively light since 2006 due to lack of supply. A Jack Wilson plate sold in Feb 2007 for $32 on eBay.

Autographs and Game Used

Threads of Greatness

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Overall there were approximately 2 game used by hobby box and 1 game used per retail box. The Bobby Cox, Mike McDougald and Ruben Sierra cards are notable due the small number of game used cards that are actually in circulation for each player.

  • AB Adrian Beltre BAT
  • AEP Andy Pettitte UNI
  • AGB Armando Benitez JSY
  • AJ Andruw Jones BAT
  • AMB Angel Berroa BAT
  • AP2 Albert Pujols BAT
  • AP Albert Pujols JSY
  • AR Alex Rodriguez BAT
  • AS Alfonso Soriano BAT
  • BB Bret Boone BAT
  • BB2 Bret Boone JSY
  • BC Bobby Cox UNI
  • BW Bernie Williams BAT
  • BZ Barry Zito UNI
  • CE Carl Everett UNI
  • CS C.C. Sabathia JSY
  • DJ Dave Justice UNI
  • DW Dontrelle Willis JSY
  • EC Eric Chavez BAT
  • EC2 Eric Chavez UNI
  • FT Frank Thomas JSY
  • GS Gary Sheffield BAT
  • HB Hank Blalock BAT
  • HB2 Hank Blalock JSY
  • HN Hideo Nomo JSY
  • JAG Juan Gonzalez JSY
  • JB Jeff Bagwell BAT
  • JB2 Jeff Bagwell JSY
  • JD Johnny Damon UNI
  • JDS Jason Schmidt JSY
  • JG Jason Giambi UNI
  • JG2 Jason Giambi JSY
  • JL Javy Lopez JSY
  • JM Joe Mauer BAT
  • JO John Olerud BAT
  • JO2 John Olerud JSY
  • JPB Josh Beckett JSY
  • JPB2 Josh Beckett BAT
  • JR Jose Reyes JSY
  • JS John Smoltz JSY
  • JS2 John Smoltz JSY
  • JT Jim Thome JSY
  • JT2 Jim Thome BAT
  • JW Jarrod Washburn UNI
  • KM Kevin Millwood JSY
  • KW Kerry Wood JSY
  • KW2 Kerry Wood BAT
  • LB Lance Berkman BAT
  • LB2 Lance Berkman JSY
  • MA Moises Alou JSY
  • MC Miguel Cabrera BAT
  • MCD Mike McDougal JSY
  • MCT Mark Teixeira JSY
  • ML Mike Lowell JSY
  • MM Mark Mulder UNI
  • MM2 Mark Mulder UNI
  • MP Mike Piazza BAT
  • MP2 Mike Piazza JSY
  • MR Manny Ramirez UNI
  • MR2 Manny Ramirez BAT
  • MS Mike Sweeney BAT
  • MT Miguel Tejada BAT
  • MT2 Miguel Tejada HOME UNI
  • MT3 Miguel Tejada AWAY UNI
  • MY Michael Young JSY
  • NG Nomar Garciaparra BAT
  • OV Omar Vizquel BAT
  • PB Pat Burrell BAT
  • PL Paul LoDuca BAT
  • RB Rocco Baldelli BAT
  • RC Roger Clemens UNI
  • RH Roy Halladay JSY
  • RS Ruben Sierra BAT
  • SS Sammy Sosa AWAY JSY
  • SS2 Sammy Sosa BAT
  • SS3 Sammy Sosa HOME JSY
  • TB Tony Batista JSY
  • TH Todd Helton JSY
  • VW Vernon Wells JSY
  • WB Wade Boggs JSY

Signs of Greatness

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Another series of autographed inserts in 2004 Bowman Heritage. These cards feature the signatures of some of the top prospects in 2004 -- most of whom failed to pan out.

The blue ink set was inserted at a rate of 1:57 hobby and 1:122 retail and was not serial numbered. The red ink version was inserted at a rate of 1:999 Hobby and 1:2038 retail and had a hand serial numbered print run of 55 copies.

  • BB Bill Bray
  • CL Chris Lambert
  • GG Greg Golson
  • JM Jeff Marquez
  • JR Jay Rainville
  • MB Matt Bush
  • MR Mark Rogers
  • NW Neil Walker
  • PH Philip Hughes
  • TD Thomas Diamond
  • TP Trevor Plouffe
  • TT Taylor Tankersley

Signs of Authority

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These cards are autographed inserts of major league umpires. As important as umpires are to the game of baseball, there is simply not a high demand for cards of umpires. This was the first inclusion of autographed cards of umpires in a set. The 20 umpires selected were the most recognized umpires in the game, however the set still did not sit well with collectors.

The base level cards were signed in Blue ink and were inserted 1:49 hobby packs and 1:107 retail packs. The print run of the Blue ink versions is approximately 550 cards.

The Red ink versions were printed to 55 serial numbered copies and inserted at a rate of 1:499 hobby and 1:1019 retail.

  • BF Bruce Froemming
  • BG Brian Gorman
  • BR Brian Runge
  • CM Charlie Reliford
  • DD Dana DeMuth
  • DS Dale Scott
  • EM Ed Montague
  • ER Rick Reed
  • GD Gerry Davis
  • GDA Gary Darling
  • JB Joe Brinkman
  • JC Jerry Crawford
  • JH John Hirschbeck
  • JW Joe West
  • LY Larry Young
  • MR Mike Reilly
  • RM Randy Marsh
  • SP Steve Palermo
  • TM Tim McClelland
  • TW Tim Welke

Signs of Glory

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One of several autographed inserts in the 2004 Bowman Heritage set. These cards feature players in their original pictures from the 1955 Bowman set. The blue ink version was inserted at a rate of 1:246 hobby and 1:530 retail. A more rare red ink version was also printed, hand serial numbered to 55 sets and inserted at a rate of 1:2019 hobby and 1:3961 retail packs.

  • BK Bob Kuzava
  • BS Bobby Shantz
  • GK George Kell
  • MS Bill Skowron
  • PR Preacher Roe

Topps Blue Chips Autographs

See 2003 Topps Blue Chips.

Commissioner's Cut

One extreme chase card was also inserted into packs. A single (1/1), unique cut signature card of Ford Frick, who was the commissioner of baseball in 1955 was inserted at a rate of 1:320,720 hobby packs. This card is known as the Commissioner's Cut card, numbered FF on the back.