2004 Donruss

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Descrpition

Everything you need to know about 2004 Donruss -- and part of the reason why, as of January 1, 2006, they will no longer be in the baseball card business -- is this: They forgot the D-Train.

Now, you would think that a trading card company that has it's office, just blocks away from a baseball stadium would include the previous year's National League Rookie of the Year in it's flagship card set. A no-brainer, right? But no. Dontrelle Willis is nowhere to be seen in '04 Donruss. Such an omission must beg the question: Does anybody at Donruss-Playoff know anything about baseball? To answer this question, we must take a closer look at Donruss-Playoff's previous eforts.

Donruss: The Playoff Years

Playoff gained their MLB and MLBPA licenses in early 2001 and released the much anticipated 2001 Donruss Baseball set, just in time for that season's opening day. The result was one of the worst baseball card sets ever produced.

The reason for this was that 2001 Donruss wasn't really a "Donruss" set. In their haste to "pop a big number in the Beckett" with their first ever original baseball product, Playoff produced a set that bore absolutely no resemblance to the great Donruss sets of the 80s and 90s. 2001 Donruss took about every dumb idea concocted by every two-bit marketing "genius" and rolled them all into one steaming pile of cardboard crap. Even three years later '01 Donruss is the single worst baseball card product ever -- and that's saying a lot.

Things began to look up later in '01 when it was announced that Doug Goddard and the rest of the Pinnacle Brands refugees responsible for 2001 Donruss (and other equally dreadful '01 Playoff baseball brands), quit/were fired from their positions in Donruss' product development team. Unfortunately, the 2002 Donruss set was too far along in the pipeline to completely salvage. The result: Another lousy "Donruss" set.

To be fair, '02 Donruss was a bit of an improvement over the '01 edition. Which is to say, if having two of your fingernails ripped out with a pair of pliers is an improvement over having all five ripped out. Much, but not all, of the extreme gimmickry of 2001 Donruss (the BGS chipptopper, the "pack-in-a-pack," the serial numbered "rookies") was removed. But the set still suffered from the inclusion of 50 short-printed (but not serial numbered) "rookies" and 20 SPed "Fan Club" cards.

As 2002 wore on, it appeared that Playoff was finally getting their act together. They released a number of decent products like Diamond Kings, Donruss Originals, and Donruss The Rookies. All of which led to 2003 Donruss, a set that, while it still wasn't what I would call a true "Donruss" set, was a drastic improvement over their previous efforts. At 400 cards, it was still a couple of hundred cards smaller than the Donruss sets of the 80s and 90s. But without any SPs, 2003 Donruss was, unlike the '01 and '02 versions, a set you could actually collect. A novel concept, I know. Like I said, it was an improvement, but far from perfect. The problem I had with 2003 Donruss was that they pushed up the release date up from March '03 to December of '02. By releasing a single series set that early, there was no way possible to include the scores of players who changed teams via trades or free agency. Granted, this isn't a problem that is unique to Donruss. But '03 Donruss would have been better, a lot better, if they had followed it up with a second series. 2004

Which leads us to 2004 Donruss. On the surface, it appears to be similar to the 2003 edition. All similarities end though, when you open the pack. You see, Playoff went back to short-printing base set this year, but you wouldn't know it by looking on the wrapper. Or by looking on the display box. Or on the press releases. Or at the dealer brochures. Or anywhere else. It isn't until after you open up your box that you'll discover that the 25 Diamond Kings, 45 Rated Rookies and 30 Team Checklists are, in fact, short-printed. Let's set aside the fact that, once again, they unnecessarily short-printed the base set. What irks me is that they SPed the base set, and never bothered to tell. This kind of "bait-and-switch" marketing is absolutely unconscionable. How "Pinnacle" of Playoff.

The rest of the 2004 "Don**" (I refuse to recognize this set as a legitimate "Donruss" set), follows the same kind of contrived scarcity and gimmickry that Playoff has been shoving down The Hobby's collective throat the last couple of releases. Case in point the 20 card "Power Alley" inserts: In addition to the regular PAs, or "Power Alley Red" as Playoff calls them, there are Power Alley Red Die-Cut, Blue, Blue Die-Cut, Purple, Purple Die-Cut, Yellow, Yellow Die-Cut, Green, Green Die-Cut and Black. Do we really have to have 11 different versions of what is, essentially, the same card? Seriously, do we? All of the rest of the non-parallel inserts have some sort of "parallel" element, which I guess is supposed to add some sort of "value." Whatever.

I'm not even going to waste any more time and effort reviewing this steaming pile. 2004 Don** sucks and is not worth your time, money and effort. This set proves that the current Playoff baseball product development team have absolutely no clue as to what they're doing, and that any previous baseball card collecting experience is not a prerequisite to employment with Playoff.


Checklist

Base Set

1 Derek Jeter DK

2 Greg Maddux DK

3 Albert Pujols DK

4 Ichiro DK

5 Alex Rodriguez DK

6 Roger Clemens DK

7 Andruw Jones DK

8 Barry Bonds DK

9 Jeff Bagwell DK

10 Randy Johnson DK

11 Scott Rolen DK

12 Lance Berkman DK

13 Barry Zito DK

14 Manny Ramirez DK

15 Carlos Delgado DK

16 Alfonso Soriano DK

17 Todd Helton DK

18 Mike Mussina DK

19 Austin Kearns DK

20 Nomar Garciaparra DK

21 Chipper Jones DK

22 Mark Prior DK

23 Jim Thome DK

24 Vladimir Guerrero DK

25 Pedro Martinez DK

26 Sergio Mitre RR

27 Adam Loewen RR

28 Alfredo Gonzalez RR

29 Miguel Ojeda RR

30 Rosman Garcia RR

31 Arnie Munoz RR

32 Andrew Brown RR

33 Josh Hall RR

34 Josh Stewart RR

35 Clint Barmes RR

36 Brandon Webb RR

37 Chien-Ming Wang RR

38 Edgar Gonzalez RR

39 Alejandro Machado RR

40 Jeremy Griffiths RR

41 Craig Brazell RR

42 Daniel Cabrera RR

43 Fernando Cabrera RR

44 Terrmel Sledge RR

45 Rob Hammock RR

46 Francisco Rosario RR

47 Francisco Cruceta RR

48 Rett Johnson RR

49 Guillermo Quiroz RR

50 Hong-Chih Kuo RR

51 Ian Ferguson RR

52 Tim Olson RR

53 Todd Wellemeyer RR

54 Rich Fischer RR

55 Phil Seibel RR

56 Joe Valentine RR

57 Matt Kata RR

58 Michael Hessman RR

59 Michel Hernandez RR

60 Doug Waechter RR

61 Prentice Redman RR

62 Nook Logan RR

63 Oscar Villarreal RR

64 Pete LaForest RR

65 Matt Bruback RR

66 Dan Haren RR

67 Greg Aquino RR

68 Lew Ford RR

69 Jeff Duncan RR

70 Ryan Wagner RR

71 Bengie Molina

72 Brad Fullmer

73 Darin Erstad

74 David Eckstein

75 Garret Anderson

76 Jarrod Washburn

77 Kevin Appier

78 Scott Spiezio

79 Tim Salmon

80 Troy Glaus

81 Troy Percival

82 Jason Johnson

83 Jay Gibbons

84 Melvin Mora

85 Sidney Ponson

86 Tony Batista

87 Bill Mueller

88 Byung-Hyun Kim

89 David Ortiz

90 Derek Lowe

91 Johnny Damon

92 Casey Fossum

93 Manny Ramirez

94 Nomar Garciaparra

95 Pedro Martinez

96 Todd Walker

97 Trot Nixon

98 Bartolo Colon

99 Carlos Lee

100 D'Angelo Jimenez

101 Esteban Loaiza

102 Frank Thomas

103 Joe Crede

104 Jose Valentin

105 Magglio Ordonez

106 Mark Buehrle

107 Paul Konerko

108 Brandon Phillips

109 C.C Sabathia

110 Ellis Burks

111 Jeremy Guthrie

112 Josh Bard

113 Matt Lawton

114 Milton Bradley

115 Omar Vizquel

116 Travis Hafner

117 Bobby Higginson

118 Carlos Pena

119 Dmitri Young

120 Eric Munson

121 Jeremy Bonderman

122 Nate Cornejo

123 Omar Infante

124 Ramon Santiago

125 Angel Berroa

126 Carlos Beltran

127 Desi Relaford

128 Jeremy Affeldt

129 Joe Randa

130 Ken Harvey

131 Mike MacDougal

132 Michael Tucker

133 Mike Sweeney

134 Raul Ibanez

135 Runelvys Hernandez

136 A.J. Pierzynski

137 Brad Radke

138 Corey Koskie

139 Cristian Guzman

140 Doug Mientkiewicz

141 Dustan Mohr

142 Jacque Jones

143 Kenny Rogers

144 Bobby Kielty

145 Kyle Lohse

146 Luis Rivas

147 Torii Hunter

148 Alfonso Soriano

149 Andy Pettitte

150 Bernie Williams

151 David Wells

152 Derek Jeter

153 Hideki Matsui

154 Jason Giambi

155 Jorge Posada

156 Jose Contreras

157 Mike Mussina

158 Nick Johnson

159 Robin Ventura

160 Roger Clemens

161 Barry Zito

162 Chris Singleton

163 Eric Byrnes

164 Eric Chavez

165 Erubiel Durazo

166 Keith Foulke

167 Mark Ellis

168 Miguel Tejada

169 Mark Mulder

170 Ramon Hernandez

171 Ted Lilly

172 Terrence Long

173 Tim Hudson

174 Bret Boone

175 Carlos Guillen

176 Dan Wilson

177 Edgar Martinez

178 Freddy Garcia

179 Gil Meche

180 Ichiro Suzuki

181 Jamie Moyer

182 Joel Pineiro

183 John Olerud

184 Mike Cameron

185 Randy Winn

186 Ryan Franklin

187 Kazuhiro Sasaki

188 Aubrey Huff

189 Carl Crawford

190 Joe Kennedy

191 Marlon Anderson

192 Rey Ordonez

193 Rocco Baldelli

194 Toby Hall

195 Travis Lee

196 Alex Rodriguez

197 Carl Everett

198 Chan Ho Park

199 Einar Diaz

200 Hank Blalock

201 Ismael Valdes

202 Juan Gonzalez

203 Mark Teixeira

204 Mike Young

205 Rafael Palmeiro

206 Carlos Delgado

207 Kelvim Escobar

208 Eric Hinske

209 Frank Catalanotto

210 Josh Phelps

211 Orlando Hudson

212 Roy Halladay

213 Shannon Stewart

214 Vernon Wells

215 Carlos Baerga

216 Curt Schilling

217 Junior Spivey

218 Luis Gonzalez

219 Lyle Overbay

220 Mark Grace

221 Matt Williams

222 Randy Johnson

223 Shea Hillenbrand

224 Steve Finley

225 Andruw Jones

226 Chipper Jones

227 Gary Sheffield

228 Greg Maddux

229 Javy Lopez

230 John Smoltz

231 Marcus Giles

232 Mike Hampton

233 Rafael Furcal

234 Robert Fick

235 Russ Ortiz

236 Alex Gonzalez

237 Carlos Zambrano

238 Corey Patterson

239 Hee Seop Choi

240 Kerry Wood

241 Mark Bellhorn

242 Mark Prior

243 Moises Alou

244 Sammy Sosa

245 Aaron Boone

246 Adam Dunn

247 Austin Kearns

248 Barry Larkin

249 Felipe Lopez

250 Jose Guillen

251 Ken Griffey, Jr.

252 Jason LaRue

253 Scott Williamson

254 Sean Casey

255 Shawn Chacon

256 Chris Stynes

257 Jason Jennings

258 Jay Payton

259 Jose Hernandez

260 Larry Walker

261 Preston Wilson

262 Ronnie Belliard

263 Todd Helton

264 A.J. Burnett

265 Alex Gonzalez

266 Brad Penny

267 Derrek Lee

268 Ivan Rodriguez

269 Josh Beckett

270 Juan Encarnacion

271 Juan Pierre

272 Luis Castillo

273 Mike Lowell

274 Todd Hollandsworth

275 Billy Wagner

276 Brad Ausmus

277 Craig Biggio

278 Jeff Bagwell

279 Jeff Kent

280 Lance Berkman

281 Richard Hidalgo

282 Roy Oswalt

283 Wade Miller

284 Adrian Beltre

285 Brian Jordan

286 Cesar Izturis

287 Dave Roberts

288 Eric Gagne

289 Fred McGriff

290 Hideo Nomo

291 Kazuhisa Ishii

292 Kevin Brown

293 Paul Lo Duca

294 Shawn Green

295 Ben Sheets

296 Geoff Jenkins

297 Rey Sanchez

298 Richie Sexson

299 Wes Helms

300 Brad Wilkerson

301 Claudio Vargas

302 Endy Chavez

303 Fernando Tatis

304 Javier Vazquez

305 Jose Vidro

306 Michael Barrett

307 Orlando Cabrera

308 Tony Armas

309 Vladimir Guerrero

310 Zach Day

311 Al Leiter

312 Cliff Floyd

313 Jae Weong Seo

314 Jeromy Burnitz

315 Mike Piazza

316 Mo Vaughn

317 Roberto Alomar

318 Roger Cedeno

319 Tom Glavine

320 Jose Reyes

321 Bobby Abreu

322 Brett Myers

323 David Bell

324 Jim Thome

325 Jimmy Rollins

326 Kevin Millwood

327 Marlon Byrd

328 Mike Lieberthal

329 Pat Burrell

330 Randy Wolf

331 Aramis Ramirez

332 Brian Giles

333 Jason Kendall

334 Kenny Lofton

335 Kip Wells

336 Kris Benson

337 Randall Simon

338 Reggie Sanders

339 Albert Pujols

340 Edgar Renteria

341 Fernando Vina

342 J.D. Drew

343 Jim Edmonds

344 Matt Morris

345 Mike Matheny

346 Scott Rolen

347 Tino Martinez

348 Woody Williams

349 Brian Lawrence

350 Mark Kotsay

351 Mark Loretta

352 Ramon Vazquez

353 Rondell White

354 Ryan Klesko

355 Sean Burroughs

356 Trevor Hoffman

357 Xavier Nady

358 Andres Galarraga

359 Barry Bonds

360 Benito Santiago

361 Deivi Cruz

362 Edgardo Alfonzo

363 J.T. Snow

364 Jason Schmidt

365 Kirk Rueter

366 Kurt Ainsworth

367 Marquis Grissom

368 Ray Durham

369 Rich Aurilia

370 Tim Worrell

371 Troy Glaus TC

372 Melvin Mora TC

373 Nomar Garciaparra TC

374 Magglio Ordonez TC

375 Omar Vizquel TC

376 Dmitri Young TC

377 Mike Sweeney TC

378 Torii Hunter TC

379 Derek Jeter TC

380 Barry Zito TC

381 Ichiro TC

382 Rocco Baldelli TC

383 Alex Rodriguez TC

384 Carlos Delgado TC

385 Randy Johnson TC

386 Greg Maddux TC

387 Sammy Sosa TC

388 Ken Griffey, Jr. TC

389 Todd Helton TC

390 Ivan Rodriguez TC

391 Jeff Bagwell TC

392 Hideo Nomo TC

393 Richie Sexson TC

394 Vladimir Guerrero TC

395 Mike Piazza TC

396 Jim Thome TC

397 Jason Kendall TC

398 Albert Pujols TC

399 Ryan Klesko TC

400 Barry Bonds TC


Parallels

Gold Diamond Kings

A twenty-five partial parallel of the Diamond King subset. Each card is numbered to 2000 copies, with a Studio Series parallel numbered to 250, and a Black version numbered to 100.

Career Stat Lines

Each card in this parallel is serial numbered to a specific career statistic. Although there is no stated insertion ratio, a typical 24-pack hobby should yield four Stat Line parallels.

Each CSL (and coresponding SSL) is exclusive to hobby packs. In most (but not all) instances, there are more copies of a player's Career Stat Line (CSL) than his Season Stat Line (SSL).

1 Derek Jeter DK

2 Greg Maddux DK

3 Albert Pujols DK

4 Ichiro DK

5 Alex Rodriguez DK

6 Roger Clemens DK

7 Andruw Jones DK

8 Barry Bonds DK

9 Jeff Bagwell DK

10 Randy Johnson DK

11 Scott Rolen DK

12 Lance Berkman DK

13 Barry Zito DK

14 Manny Ramirez DK

15 Carlos Delgado DK

16 Alfonso Soriano DK

17 Todd Helton DK

18 Mike Mussina DK

19 Austin Kearns DK

20 Nomar Garciaparra DK

21 Chipper Jones DK

22 Mark Prior DK

23 Jim Thome DK

24 Vladimir Guerrero DK

25 Pedro Martinez DK

26 Sergio Mitre RR

27 Adam Loewen RR

28 Alfredo Gonzalez RR

29 Miguel Ojeda RR

30 Rosman Garcia RR

31 Arnie Munoz RR

32 Andrew Brown RR

33 Josh Hall RR

34 Josh Stewart RR

35 Clint Barmes RR

36 Brandon Webb RR

37 Chien-Ming Wang RR

38 Edgar Gonzalez RR

39 Alejandro Machado RR

40 Jeremy Griffiths RR

41 Craig Brazell RR

42 Daniel Cabrera RR

43 Fernando Cabrera RR

44 Terrmel Sledge RR

45 Rob Hammock RR

46 Francisco Rosario RR

47 Francisco Cruceta RR

48 Rett Johnson RR

49 Guillermo Quiroz RR

50 Hong-Chih Kuo RR

51 Ian Ferguson RR

52 Tim Olson RR

53 Todd Wellemeyer RR

54 Rich Fischer RR

55 Phil Seibel RR

56 Joe Valentine RR

57 Matt Kata RR

58 Michael Hessman RR

59 Michel Hernandez RR

60 Doug Waechter RR

61 Prentice Redman RR

62 Nook Logan RR

63 Oscar Villarreal RR

64 Pete LaForest RR

65 Matt Bruback RR

66 Dan Haren RR

67 Greg Aquino RR

68 Lew Ford RR

69 Jeff Duncan RR

70 Ryan Wagner RR

71 Bengie Molina

72 Brad Fullmer

73 Darin Erstad

74 David Eckstein

75 Garret Anderson

76 Jarrod Washburn

77 Kevin Appier

78 Scott Spiezio

79 Tim Salmon

80 Troy Glaus

81 Troy Percival

82 Jason Johnson

83 Jay Gibbons

84 Melvin Mora

85 Sidney Ponson

86 Tony Batista

87 Bill Mueller

88 Byung-Hyun Kim

89 David Ortiz

90 Derek Lowe

91 Johnny Damon

92 Casey Fossum

93 Manny Ramirez

94 Nomar Garciaparra

95 Pedro Martinez

96 Todd Walker

97 Trot Nixon

98 Bartolo Colon

99 Carlos Lee

100 D'Angelo Jimenez

101 Esteban Loaiza

102 Frank Thomas

103 Joe Crede

104 Jose Valentin

105 Magglio Ordonez

106 Mark Buehrle

107 Paul Konerko

108 Brandon Phillips

109 C.C Sabathia

110 Ellis Burks

111 Jeremy Guthrie

112 Josh Bard

113 Matt Lawton

114 Milton Bradley

115 Omar Vizquel

116 Travis Hafner

117 Bobby Higginson

118 Carlos Pena

119 Dmitri Young

120 Eric Munson

121 Jeremy Bonderman

122 Nate Cornejo

123 Omar Infante

124 Ramon Santiago

125 Angel Berroa

126 Carlos Beltran

127 Desi Relaford

128 Jeremy Affeldt

129 Joe Randa

130 Ken Harvey

131 Mike MacDougal

132 Michael Tucker

133 Mike Sweeney

134 Raul Ibanez

135 Runelvys Hernandez

136 A.J. Pierzynski

137 Brad Radke

138 Corey Koskie

139 Cristian Guzman

140 Doug Mientkiewicz

141 Dustan Mohr

142 Jacque Jones

143 Kenny Rogers

144 Bobby Kielty

145 Kyle Lohse

146 Luis Rivas

147 Torii Hunter

148 Alfonso Soriano

149 Andy Pettitte

150 Bernie Williams

151 David Wells

152 Derek Jeter

153 Hideki Matsui

154 Jason Giambi

155 Jorge Posada

156 Jose Contreras

157 Mike Mussina

158 Nick Johnson

159 Robin Ventura

160 Roger Clemens

161 Barry Zito

162 Chris Singleton

163 Eric Byrnes

164 Eric Chavez

165 Erubiel Durazo

166 Keith Foulke

167 Mark Ellis

168 Miguel Tejada

169 Mark Mulder

170 Ramon Hernandez

171 Ted Lilly

172 Terrence Long

173 Tim Hudson

174 Bret Boone

175 Carlos Guillen

176 Dan Wilson

177 Edgar Martinez

178 Freddy Garcia

179 Gil Meche

180 Ichiro Suzuki

181 Jamie Moyer

182 Joel Pineiro

183 John Olerud

184 Mike Cameron

185 Randy Winn

186 Ryan Franklin

187 Kazuhiro Sasaki

188 Aubrey Huff

189 Carl Crawford

190 Joe Kennedy

191 Marlon Anderson

192 Rey Ordonez

193 Rocco Baldelli

194 Toby Hall 262

195 Travis Lee

196 Alex Rodriguez

197 Carl Everett

198 Chan Ho Park

199 Einar Diaz

200 Hank Blalock

201 Ismael Valdes

202 Juan Gonzalez

203 Mark Teixeira

204 Mike Young

205 Rafael Palmeiro

206 Carlos Delgado

207 Kelvim Escobar

208 Eric Hinske

209 Frank Catalanotto

210 Josh Phelps

211 Orlando Hudson 196

212 Roy Halladay

213 Shannon Stewart

214 Vernon Wells

215 Carlos Baerga

216 Curt Schilling

217 Junior Spivey

218 Luis Gonzalez

219 Lyle Overbay

220 Mark Grace

221 Matt Williams

222 Randy Johnson

223 Shea Hillenbrand

224 Steve Finley

225 Andruw Jones

226 Chipper Jones

227 Gary Sheffield

228 Greg Maddux

229 Javy Lopez

230 John Smoltz

231 Marcus Giles

232 Mike Hampton

233 Rafael Furcal

234 Robert Fick

235 Russ Ortiz

236 Alex Gonzalez

237 Carlos Zambrano

238 Corey Patterson

239 Hee Seop Choi

240 Kerry Wood

241 Mark Bellhorn

242 Mark Prior

243 Moises Alou

244 Sammy Sosa

245 Aaron Boone

246 Adam Dunn

247 Austin Kearns

248 Barry Larkin

249 Felipe Lopez

250 Jose Guillen

251 Ken Griffey, Jr.

252 Jason LaRue

253 Scott Williamson

254 Sean Casey

255 Shawn Chacon

256 Chris Stynes

257 Jason Jennings

258 Jay Payton

259 Jose Hernandez

260 Larry Walker

261 Preston Wilson

262 Ronnie Belliard

263 Todd Helton

264 A.J. Burnett

265 Alex Gonzalez

266 Brad Penny

267 Derrek Lee

268 Ivan Rodriguez

269 Josh Beckett

270 Juan Encarnacion

271 Juan Pierre

272 Luis Castillo

273 Mike Lowell

274 Todd Hollandsworth

275 Billy Wagner

276 Brad Ausmus

277 Craig Biggio

278 Jeff Bagwell

279 Jeff Kent

280 Lance Berkman

281 Richard Hidalgo

282 Roy Oswalt

283 Wade Miller

284 Adrian Beltre

285 Brian Jordan

286 Cesar Izturis 278

287 Dave Roberts

288 Eric Gagne

289 Fred McGriff

290 Hideo Nomo

291 Kazuhisa Ishii

292 Kevin Brown

293 Paul Lo Duca

294 Shawn Green

295 Ben Sheets

296 Geoff Jenkins

297 Rey Sanchez

298 Richie Sexson

299 Wes Helms

300 Brad Wilkerson

301 Claudio Vargas

302 Endy Chavez

303 Fernando Tatis

304 Javier Vazquez

305 Jose Vidro

306 Michael Barrett

307 Orlando Cabrera

308 Tony Armas

309 Vladimir Guerrero

310 Zach Day

311 Al Leiter

312 Cliff Floyd

313 Jae Weong Seo

314 Jeromy Burnitz

315 Mike Piazza

316 Mo Vaughn

317 Roberto Alomar

318 Roger Cedeno

319 Tom Glavine

320 Jose Reyes

321 Bobby Abreu

322 Brett Myers

323 David Bell

324 Jim Thome

325 Jimmy Rollins

326 Kevin Millwood

327 Marlon Byrd

328 Mike Lieberthal

329 Pat Burrell

330 Randy Wolf

331 Aramis Ramirez

332 Brian Giles

333 Jason Kendall

334 Kenny Lofton

335 Kip Wells

336 Kris Benson

337 Randall Simon

338 Reggie Sanders

339 Albert Pujols

340 Edgar Renteria

341 Fernando Vina

342 J.D. Drew

343 Jim Edmonds

344 Matt Morris

345 Mike Matheny

346 Scott Rolen

347 Tino Martinez

348 Woody Williams

349 Brian Lawrence

350 Mark Kotsay

351 Mark Loretta

352 Ramon Vazquez

353 Rondell White

354 Ryan Klesko

355 Sean Burroughs

356 Trevor Hoffman

357 Xavier Nady

358 Andres Galarraga

359 Barry Bonds

360 Benito Santiago

361 Deivi Cruz

362 Edgardo Alfonzo

363 J.T. Snow

364 Jason Schmidt

365 Kirk Rueter

366 Kurt Ainsworth

367 Marquis Grissom

368 Ray Durham

369 Rich Aurilia

370 Tim Worrell

371 Troy Glaus TC

372 Melvin Mora TC

373 Nomar Garciaparra TC

374 Magglio Ordonez TC

375 Omar Vizquel TC

376 Dmitri Young TC

377 Mike Sweeney TC

378 Torii Hunter TC

379 Derek Jeter TC

380 Barry Zito TC

381 Ichiro TC

382 Rocco Baldelli TC

383 Alex Rodriguez TC

384 Carlos Delgado TC

385 Randy Johnson TC

386 Greg Maddux TC

387 Sammy Sosa TC

388 Ken Griffey, Jr. TC

389 Todd Helton TC

390 Ivan Rodriguez TC

391 Jeff Bagwell TC

392 Hideo Nomo TC

393 Richie Sexson TC

394 Vladimir Guerrero TC

395 Mike Piazza TC

396 Jim Thome TC

397 Jason Kendall TC

398 Albert Pujols TC

399 Ryan Klesko TC

400 Barry Bonds TC


Season Stat Lines (400 cards)

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

1 Derek Jeter DK

2 Greg Maddux DK

3 Albert Pujols DK

4 Ichiro DK

5 Alex Rodriguez DK

6 Roger Clemens DK

7 Andruw Jones DK

8 Barry Bonds DK

9 Jeff Bagwell DK

10 Randy Johnson DK

11 Scott Rolen DK

12 Lance Berkman DK

13 Barry Zito DK

14 Manny Ramirez DK

15 Carlos Delgado DK

16 Alfonso Soriano DK

17 Todd Helton DK

18 Mike Mussina DK

19 Austin Kearns DK

20 Nomar Garciaparra DK

21 Chipper Jones DK

22 Mark Prior DK

23 Jim Thome DK

24 Vladimir Guerrero DK

25 Pedro Martinez DK

26 Sergio Mitre RR

27 Adam Loewen RR

28 Alfredo Gonzalez RR

29 Miguel Ojeda RR

30 Rosman Garcia RR

31 Arnie Munoz RR

32 Andrew Brown RR

33 Josh Hall RR

34 Josh Stewart RR

35 Clint Barmes RR

36 Brandon Webb RR

37 Chien-Ming Wang RR

38 Edgar Gonzalez RR

39 Alejandro Machado RR

40 Jeremy Griffiths RR

41 Craig Brazell RR

42 Daniel Cabrera RR

43 Fernando Cabrera RR

44 Terrmel Sledge RR

45 Rob Hammock RR

46 Francisco Rosario RR

47 Francisco Cruceta RR

48 Rett Johnson RR

49 Guillermo Quiroz RR

50 Hong-Chih Kuo RR

51 Ian Ferguson RR

52 Tim Olson RR

53 Todd Wellemeyer RR

54 Rich Fischer RR

55 Phil Seibel RR

56 Joe Valentine RR

57 Matt Kata RR

58 Michael Hessman RR

59 Michel Hernandez RR

60 Doug Waechter RR

61 Prentice Redman RR

62 Nook Logan RR

63 Oscar Villarreal RR

64 Pete LaForest RR

65 Matt Bruback RR

66 Dan Haren RR

67 Greg Aquino RR

68 Lew Ford RR

69 Jeff Duncan RR

70 Ryan Wagner RR

71 Bengie Molina

72 Brad Fullmer

73 Darin Erstad

74 David Eckstein

75 Garret Anderson

76 Jarrod Washburn

77 Kevin Appier

78 Scott Spiezio

79 Tim Salmon

80 Troy Glaus

81 Troy Percival

82 Jason Johnson

83 Jay Gibbons

84 Melvin Mora

85 Sidney Ponson

86 Tony Batista

87 Bill Mueller

88 Byung-Hyun Kim

89 David Ortiz

90 Derek Lowe

91 Johnny Damon

92 Casey Fossum

93 Manny Ramirez

94 Nomar Garciaparra

95 Pedro Martinez

96 Todd Walker

97 Trot Nixon

98 Bartolo Colon

99 Carlos Lee

100 D'Angelo Jimenez

101 Esteban Loaiza

102 Frank Thomas

103 Joe Crede

104 Jose Valentin

105 Magglio Ordonez

106 Mark Buehrle

107 Paul Konerko

108 Brandon Phillips

109 C.C Sabathia

110 Ellis Burks

111 Jeremy Guthrie

112 Josh Bard

113 Matt Lawton

114 Milton Bradley

115 Omar Vizquel

116 Travis Hafner

117 Bobby Higginson

118 Carlos Pena

119 Dmitri Young

120 Eric Munson

121 Jeremy Bonderman

122 Nate Cornejo

123 Omar Infante

124 Ramon Santiago

125 Angel Berroa

126 Carlos Beltran

127 Desi Relaford

128 Jeremy Affeldt

129 Joe Randa

130 Ken Harvey

131 Mike MacDougal

132 Michael Tucker

133 Mike Sweeney

134 Raul Ibanez

135 Runelvys Hernandez

136 A.J. Pierzynski

137 Brad Radke

138 Corey Koskie

139 Cristian Guzman

140 Doug Mientkiewicz

141 Dustan Mohr

142 Jacque Jones

143 Kenny Rogers

144 Bobby Kielty

145 Kyle Lohse

146 Luis Rivas

147 Torii Hunter

148 Alfonso Soriano

149 Andy Pettitte

150 Bernie Williams

151 David Wells

152 Derek Jeter

153 Hideki Matsui

154 Jason Giambi

155 Jorge Posada

156 Jose Contreras

157 Mike Mussina

158 Nick Johnson

159 Robin Ventura

160 Roger Clemens

161 Barry Zito

162 Chris Singleton

163 Eric Byrnes

164 Eric Chavez

165 Erubiel Durazo

166 Keith Foulke

167 Mark Ellis

168 Miguel Tejada

169 Mark Mulder

170 Ramon Hernandez

171 Ted Lilly

172 Terrence Long

173 Tim Hudson

174 Bret Boone

175 Carlos Guillen

176 Dan Wilson

177 Edgar Martinez

178 Freddy Garcia

179 Gil Meche

180 Ichiro Suzuki

181 Jamie Moyer

182 Joel Pineiro

183 John Olerud

184 Mike Cameron

185 Randy Winn

186 Ryan Franklin

187 Kazuhiro Sasaki

188 Aubrey Huff

189 Carl Crawford

190 Joe Kennedy

191 Marlon Anderson

192 Rey Ordonez

193 Rocco Baldelli

194 Toby Hall

195 Travis Lee

196 Alex Rodriguez

197 Carl Everett

198 Chan Ho Park

199 Einar Diaz

200 Hank Blalock

201 Ismael Valdes

202 Juan Gonzalez

203 Mark Teixeira

204 Mike Young

205 Rafael Palmeiro

206 Carlos Delgado

207 Kelvim Escobar

208 Eric Hinske

209 Frank Catalanotto

210 Josh Phelps

211 Orlando Hudson

212 Roy Halladay

213 Shannon Stewart

214 Vernon Wells

215 Carlos Baerga

216 Curt Schilling

217 Junior Spivey

218 Luis Gonzalez

219 Lyle Overbay

220 Mark Grace

221 Matt Williams

222 Randy Johnson

223 Shea Hillenbrand

224 Steve Finley

225 Andruw Jones

226 Chipper Jones

227 Gary Sheffield

228 Greg Maddux

229 Javy Lopez

230 John Smoltz

231 Marcus Giles

232 Mike Hampton

233 Rafael Furcal

234 Robert Fick

235 Russ Ortiz

236 Alex Gonzalez

237 Carlos Zambrano

238 Corey Patterson

239 Hee Seop Choi

240 Kerry Wood

241 Mark Bellhorn

242 Mark Prior

243 Moises Alou

244 Sammy Sosa

245 Aaron Boone

246 Adam Dunn

247 Austin Kearns

248 Barry Larkin

249 Felipe Lopez

250 Jose Guillen

251 Ken Griffey, Jr.

252 Jason LaRue

253 Scott Williamson

254 Sean Casey

255 Shawn Chacon

256 Chris Stynes

257 Jason Jennings

258 Jay Payton

259 Jose Hernandez

260 Larry Walker

261 Preston Wilson

262 Ronnie Belliard

263 Todd Helton

264 A.J. Burnett

265 Alex Gonzalez

266 Brad Penny

267 Derrek Lee

268 Ivan Rodriguez

269 Josh Beckett

270 Juan Encarnacion

271 Juan Pierre

272 Luis Castillo

273 Mike Lowell

274 Todd Hollandsworth

275 Billy Wagner

276 Brad Ausmus

277 Craig Biggio

278 Jeff Bagwell

279 Jeff Kent

280 Lance Berkman

281 Richard Hidalgo

282 Roy Oswalt

283 Wade Miller

284 Adrian Beltre

285 Brian Jordan

286 Cesar Izturis

287 Dave Roberts

288 Eric Gagne

289 Fred McGriff

290 Hideo Nomo

291 Kazuhisa Ishii

292 Kevin Brown

293 Paul Lo Duca

294 Shawn Green

295 Ben Sheets

296 Geoff Jenkins

297 Rey Sanchez

298 Richie Sexson

299 Wes Helms

300 Brad Wilkerson

301 Claudio Vargas

302 Endy Chavez

303 Fernando Tatis

304 Javier Vazquez

305 Jose Vidro

306 Michael Barrett

307 Orlando Cabrera

308 Tony Armas

309 Vladimir Guerrero

310 Zach Day

311 Al Leiter

312 Cliff Floyd

313 Jae Weong Seo

314 Jeromy Burnitz

315 Mike Piazza

316 Mo Vaughn

317 Roberto Alomar

318 Roger Cedeno

319 Tom Glavine

320 Jose Reyes

321 Bobby Abreu

322 Brett Myers

323 David Bell

324 Jim Thome

325 Jimmy Rollins

326 Kevin Millwood

327 Marlon Byrd

328 Mike Lieberthal

329 Pat Burrell

330 Randy Wolf

331 Aramis Ramirez

332 Brian Giles

333 Jason Kendall

334 Kenny Lofton

335 Kip Wells

336 Kris Benson

337 Randall Simon

338 Reggie Sanders

339 Albert Pujols

340 Edgar Renteria

341 Fernando Vina

342 J.D. Drew

343 Jim Edmonds

344 Matt Morris

345 Mike Matheny

346 Scott Rolen

347 Tino Martinez

348 Woody Williams

349 Brian Lawrence

350 Mark Kotsay

351 Mark Loretta

352 Ramon Vazquez

353 Rondell White 115

354 Ryan Klesko

355 Sean Burroughs

356 Trevor Hoffman

357 Xavier Nady

358 Andres Galarraga

359 Barry Bonds

360 Benito Santiago

361 Deivi Cruz

362 Edgardo Alfonzo

363 J.T. Snow

364 Jason Schmidt

365 Kirk Rueter

366 Kurt Ainsworth

367 Marquis Grissom

368 Ray Durham

369 Rich Aurilia

370 Tim Worrell

371 Troy Glaus TC

372 Melvin Mora TC

373 Nomar Garciaparra TC

374 Magglio Ordonez TC

375 Omar Vizquel TC

376 Dmitri Young TC

377 Mike Sweeney TC

378 Torii Hunter TC

379 Derek Jeter TC

380 Barry Zito TC

381 Ichiro TC

382 Rocco Baldelli TC

383 Alex Rodriguez TC

384 Carlos Delgado TC

385 Randy Johnson TC

386 Greg Maddux TC

387 Sammy Sosa TC

388 Ken Griffey, Jr. TC

389 Todd Helton TC

390 Ivan Rodriguez TC

391 Jeff Bagwell TC

392 Hideo Nomo TC

393 Richie Sexson TC

394 Vladimir Guerrero TC

395 Mike Piazza TC

396 Jim Thome TC

397 Jason Kendall TC

398 Albert Pujols TC

399 Ryan Klesko TC

400 Barry Bonds TC


Press Proofs

The Press Proof parallels come in four different versions: Red, Blue, Gold, and Black. The Reds, Blues, and Golds were exclusive to retail packs.

The stated odds of finding a Red Press Proof was 1:12/retail packs. Although the insertion ratio for the Blue and Gold Press Proofs is not stated, it is believed that every 24-pack retail box contained either a Blue or a Gold Press Proof. The Blue Press Prooves are numbered to 100 copies and the Golds to 25.

The Blacks are the only flavor of Press Proof available in both retail and hobby packs. Each is numbered to 10 copies.

Inserts

All-Stars

Typical all-star team insert set. The ten American League and ten National League cards are sequentially numbered into two different sets. Regardless, all twenty cards are numbered to 1000 copies with a Black version limited to 250.

American League

AL-AS-1 Alex Rodriguez

AL-AS-2 Roger Clemens

AL-AS-3 Ichiro

AL-AS-4 Barry Zito

AL-AS-5 Garret Anderson

AL-AS-6 Derek Jeter

AL-AS-7 Manny Ramirez

AL-AS-8 Pedro Martinez

AL-AS-9 Alfonso Soriano

AL-AS-10 Carlos Delgado


National League

NL-AS-1 Barry Bonds

NL-AS-2 Andruw Jones

NL-AS-3 Scott Rolen

NL-AS-4 Austin Kearns

NL-AS-5 Mark Prior

NL-AS-6 Vladimir Guerrero

NL-AS-7 Jeff Bagwell

NL-AS-8 Mike Piazza

NL-AS-9 Albert Pujols

NL-AS-10 Randy Johnson


Craftsmen

The guys with the best "tools" in the game. Each is numbered to 2000 copies, with a Black version numbered to 275 and a Master Craftsmen version numbered to 150.

C-1 Alex Rodriguez

C-2 Mark Prior

C-3 Ichiro

C-4 Barry Bonds

C-5 Ken Griffey, Jr.

C-6 Alfonso Soriano

C-7 Mike Piazza

C-8 Chipper Jones

C-9 Derek Jeter

C-10 Randy Johnson

C-11 Sammy Sosa

C-12 Roger Clemens

C-13 Nomar Garciaparra

C-14 Greg Maddux

C-15 Albert Pujols


Elite Series

Another year, another batch of Elite Series inserts. The major change is that Donruss cut the production from 2500 the previous three years, to only 1500 copies. In addition there is also a Black parallel numbered to 150 and an Elite Dominator version limited to 25 copies.

ES-1 Albert Pujols

ES-2 Barry Zito

ES-3 Gary Sheffield

ES-4 Mike Mussina

ES-5 Lance Berkman

ES-6 Alfonso Soriano

ES-7 Randy Johnson

ES-8 Nomar Garciaparra

ES-9 Austin Kearns

ES-10 Manny Ramirez

ES-11 Mark Prior

ES-12 Alex Rodriguez

ES-13 Derek Jeter

ES-14 Barry Bonds

ES-15 Roger Clemens


Inside View

Each of these cards is numbered to 1250 copies. This is the only non-parallel insert, that does not have a parallel version.


IV-1 Derek Jeter

IV-2 Greg Maddux

IV-3 Albert Pujols

IV-4 Ichiro

IV-5 Alex Rodriguez

IV-6 Roger Clemens

IV-7 Andruw Jones

IV-8 Barry Bonds

IV-9 Jeff Bagwell

IV-10 Randy Johnson

IV-11 Scott Rolen

IV-12 Lance Berkman

IV-13 Barry Zito

IV-14 Manny Ramirez

IV-15 Carlos Delgado

IV-16 Alfonso Soriano

IV-17 Todd Helton

IV-18 Mike Mussina

IV-19 Austin Kearns

IV-20 Nomar Garciaparra

IV-21 Chipper Jones

IV-22 Mark Prior

IV-23 Jim Thome

IV-24 Vladimir Guerrero

IV-25 Pedro Martinez


Longball Leaders

The ten top home run hitters from the previous season. Each is numbered to 1500 copies, with a black version numbered to 250 and a die-cut parallel, numbered to 50.

LL-1 Barry Bonds

LL-2 Alfonso Soriano

LL-3 Adam Dunn

LL-4 Alex Rodriguez

LL-5 Jim Thome

LL-6 Garret Anderson

LL-7 Juan Gonzalez

LL-8 Jeff Bagwell

LL-9 Gary Sheffield

LL-10 Sammy Sosa


Mound Marvels

Fifteen of the best pitchers in the game. Each is numbered to 750 copies, with a Black parallel limited to 175.

MM1 Mark Prior

MM2 Curt Schilling

MM3 Mike Mussina

MM4 Kevin Brown

MM5 Pedro Martinez

MM6 Mark Mulder

MM7 Kerry Wood

MM8 Greg Maddux

MM9 Kevin Millwood

MM10 Barry Zito

MM11 Roger Clemens

MM12 Randy Johnson

MM13 Hideo Nomo

MM14 Tim Hudson

MM15 Tom Glavine


Power Alley

Here's where it gets a little ridiculous. There are 11 different versions of each Power Alley card, in five different color variations: Red, Blue, Purple, Yellow and Green. The production figures for each are: 2500, 1000, 250, 100 and 25, respectively. In addition there is die-cut parallel version numbered to (respectively): 250, 100, 25, 10, and 5. Finally, there is a one-of-one Black die-cut.

PA-1 Albert Pujols

PA-2 Mike Piazza

PA-3 Carlos Delgado

PA-4 Barry Bonds

PA-5 Jim Edmonds

PA-6 Nomar Garciaparra

PA-7 Alfonso Soriano

PA-8 Alex Rodriguez

PA-9 Lance Berkman

PA-10 Scott Rolen

PA-11 Manny Ramirez

PA-12 Rafael Palmeiro

PA-13 Sammy Sosa

PA-14 Adam Dunn

PA-15 Andruw Jones

PA-16 Jim Thome

PA-17 Jason Giambi

PA-18 Jeff Bagwell

PA-19 Juan Gonzalez

PA-20 Austin Kearns


Production Line

There are four different Production Line sets, each with their own unique design, and their own statistical set: Batting Average, On-Base, Slugging and OPS. Each card is numbered to the player's 2003 stat, multiplied by 1000. There are Die-Cut parallels numbered to 100 copies, and Black parallels that vary depending on the set.

OPS

Black version numbered to 125.

PL-OPS-1 Albert Pujols

PL-OPS-2 Barry Bonds

PL-OPS-3 Gary Sheffield

PL-OPS-4 Todd Helton

PL-OPS-5 Scott Rolen

PL-OPS-6 Manny Ramirez

PL-OPS-7 Alex Rodriguez

PL-OPS-8 Jim Thome

PL-OPS-9 Jason Giambi

PL-OPS-10 Frank Thomas


Batting Average

Black version numbered to 35.

PL-AVG-1 Gary Sheffield

PL-AVG-2 Ichiro

PL-AVG-3 Todd Helton

PL-AVG-4 Manny Ramirez

PL-AVG-5 Garret Anderson

PL-AVG-6 Barry Bonds

PL-AVG-7 Albert Pujols

PL-AVG-8 Derek Jeter

PL-AVG-9 Nomar Garciaparra

PL-AVG-10 Hank Blalock


OBP

Black version numbered to 40.

1 Todd Helton

2 Albert Pujols

3 Larry Walker

4 Barry Bonds

5 Chipper Jones

6 Manny Ramirez

7 Gary Sheffield

8 Lance Berkman

9 Alex Rodriguez

10 Jason Giambi


Slugging

Black Version numbered to 75.

1 Alex Rodriguez

2 Frank Thomas

3 Garret Anderson

4 Albert Pujols

5 Sammy Sosa

6 Gary Sheffield

7 Manny Ramirez

8 Jim Edmonds

9 Barry Bonds

10 Todd Helton


Autographs and Game Used

The odds of finding any autographed or game used card is 1:24 packs.

Bat Kings

Bat cards featuring reproduction of classic Diamond King art. Cards 1-4 are numbered to 250 with a Studio Series version numbered to 50, while cards 5-8 are numbered to 100 with the Studio Series limited to 25.

1 Alex Rodriguez 2003 art

2 Albert Pujols 2003 art

3 Chipper Jones 2003 art

4 Lance Berkman 2003 art

5 Cal Ripken, Jr. 1988 art

6 George Brett 1987 art

7 Don Mattingly 1989 art

8 Roberto Clemente 2002 art


Jersey Kings

Same concept as the Bat Kings, only with game used jerseys. Cards 1-6 are numbered to 250 copies with a Studio Series version numbered to 50, while cards 7-12 are numbered to 100 with the Studio Series limited to 25.

1 Alfonso Soriano 2003 art

2 Sammy Sosa 2003 art

3 Roger Clemens 2003 art

4 Nomar Garciaparra 2003 art

5 Mark Prior 2003 art

6 Vladimir Guerrero 2003 art

7 Don Mattingly 1989 art

8 Roberto Clemente 2002 art

9 George Brett 1987 art

10 Nolan Ryan 2001 art

11 Cal Ripken, Jr. 2001 art

12 Mike Schmidt 2001 art


Timber and Threads

Stated odds of finding a Timber abnd Threads card: 1:40/packs. The regular cards are un-numbered, but the Studio Series parallel is numbered to 50 copies. Cards 1-20 all feature jersey swatches, while cards 21-40 all have bat chips.

1 Adam Dunn

2 Alex Rodriguez

3 Alex Rodriguez

4 Andruw Jones

5 Austin Kearns

6 Carlos Beltran

7 Carlos Lee

8 Frank Thomas

9 Greg Maddux

10 Hideo Nomo

11 Jeff Bagwell

12 Lance Berkman

13 Magglio Ordonez

14 Mike Sweeney

15 Randy Johnson

16 Rocco Baldelli

17 Roger Clemens

18 Sammy Sosa

19 Shawn Green

20 Tom Glavine

21 Adam Dunn

22 Andruw Jones

23 Bobby Abreu

24 Hank Blalock

25 Ivan Rodriguez

26 Jim Edmonds

27 Josh Phelps

28 Juan Gonzalez

29 Lance Berkman

30 Larry Walker

31 Magglio Ordonez

32 Manny Ramirez

33 Mike Piazza

34 Nomar Garciaparra

35 Paul Lo Duca

36 Roberto Alomar

37 Rocco Baldelli

38 Sammy Sosa

39 Vernon Wells

40 Vladimir Guerrero


Autographed Timber and Threads

Partial parallel of the Timber and Threads cards listed above. The only difference being the application of an autographed sticker on each card. Production figures are listed.

2 Alex Rodriguez 5

5 Austin Kearns 19

6 Carlos Beltran 34

7 Carlos Lee 25

8 Frank Thomas 5

9 Greg Maddux 5

10 Hideo Nomo 5

11 Jeff Bagwell 5

12 Lance Berkman 5

13 Magglio Ordonez 30

14 Mike Sweeney 25

17 Roger Clemens 5

19 Shawn Green 5

20 Tom Glavine 5

21 Adam Dunn 5

22 Andruw Jones 5

23 Bobby Abreu 50

24 Hank Blalock 50

25 Ivan Rodriguez 7

26 Jim Edmonds 5

27 Josh Phelps 50

28 Juan Gonzalez 5

31 Magglio Ordonez 30

32 Manny Ramirez 5

35 Paul Lo Duca 50

36 Roberto Alomar 10

37 Rocco Baldelli 15

40 Vladimir Guerrero 50


Base Set Autographs

Donruss applied autographed stickers to the base set cards of twelve players. Known production figures are listed.

51 Ian Ferguson

73 Darin Erstad 5

106 Mark Buehrle 141

112 Josh Bard

123 Omar Infante

172 Terrence Long

188 Aubrey Huff 143

194 Toby Hall

217 Junior Spivey 132

234 Robert Fick

312 Cliff Floyd 12

349 Brian Lawrence


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