2004 Greats of the Game

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Description

2004 Greats of the Game is a 145-card set released by Fleer in two series. The first 80 cards were issued as part of the regular Greats of the Game product in June, while the last 65 cards were released in December as part of the Greats of the Game Cut Signature Edition. Each 15-pack Hobby box of Greats of the Game yielded three autographs while a 15-pack Hobby box of the Cut Signature Edition had two autographs and one game-used memorabilia card.

Distribution

Greats of the Game Series: 15 packs per box, five cards per pack (MSRP: $10).

Cut Signature Edition Series: 15 packs per box, five cards per pack (MSRP: $10).

Reviews

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Hobby Odds Retail Odds
Base 145 - ? ?
Blue (GotG) 80 500 1:7.5 1:24
Blue (CSE) 65 500 1:60 1:110
Battery Mates (GotG) 10 varies ? ?
Glory of Their Time (GotG) 35 varies ? ?
Forever (CSE) 29 varies 1:5 1:12
Announcing Greats (CSE) 10 - N/A 1:12
Glory of Their Time Game Used (GotG) 32 250 ? N/A
Glory of Their Time Game Used Gold (GotG) 29 - N/A 1:24
Glory of Their Time Game Used Patch (GotG) 13 25 ? ?
Yankees Clippings (CSE) 8 - 1:45 N/A
Forever Game Jersey (CSE) 23 - N/A 1:24
Forever Game Jersey Logo (CSE) 23 149 * N/A
Forever Game Jersey Number (CSE) 23 99 * N/A
Forever Game Patch Logo (CSE) 23 49 * N/A
Forever Game Patch Number (CSE) 23 25 * N/A
Forever Game Patch Dual Logo (CSE) 10 19 * N/A
Forever Game Patch Dual Number (CSE) 10 5 * N/A
Autographs (GotG) 63 - 1:5 1:90
Autographs (CSE) 46 - 1:7.5 ?
Battery Mates Autograph (GotG) 7 varies ? ?
Battery Mates Autograph Dual (GotG) 6 10 ? ?
Yankees Clippings Autographs (CSE) 8 varies ? ?
Announcing Greats Autograph Dual (CSE) 8 varies ? ?
Etched in Time Cuts (GotG) 14 varies ? ?
Etched in Time Cuts (CSE) 39 varies ? ?
Comparison Cuts (GotG) 6 one-of-one ? ?
Personality Cuts (CSE) 10 one-of-one ? ?

Checklist

Base Set

Greats of the Game Series

  • 1 Lou Gehrig
  • 2 Ty Cobb
  • 3 Dizzy Dean
  • 4 Jimmie Foxx
  • 5 Hank Greenberg
  • 6 Babe Ruth
  • 7 Honus Wagner
  • 8 Mickey Cochrane
  • 9 Pepper Martin
  • 10 Charlie Gehringer
  • 11 Carl Hubbell
  • 12 Bill Terry
  • 13 Mel Ott
  • 14 Bill Dickey
  • 15 Ted Williams
  • 16 Roger Maris
  • 17 Thurman Munson
  • 18 Phil Rizzuto
  • 19 Stan Musial
  • 20 Duke Snider
  • 21 Reggie Jackson
  • 22 Don Mattingly
  • 23 Vida Blue
  • 24 Harmon Killebrew
  • 25 Lou Brock
  • 26 Al Kaline
  • 27 Dave Parker
  • 28 Nolan Ryan
  • 29 Jim Rice
  • 30 Paul Molitor
  • 31 Dwight Evans
  • 32 Brooks Robinson
  • 33 Jose Canseco
  • 34 Alan Trammell
  • 35 Johnny Bench
  • 36 Carlton Fisk
  • 37 Jim Palmer
  • 38 George Brett
  • 39 Mike Schmidt
  • 40 Tony Perez
  • 41 Paul Blair
  • 42 Fred Lynn
  • 43 Carl Yastrzemski
  • 44 Steve Carlton
  • 45 Dennis Eckersley
  • 46 Tom Seaver
  • 47 Juan Marichal
  • 48 Tony Gwynn
  • 49 Moose Skowron
  • 50 Bob Gibson
  • 51 Luis Tiant
  • 52 Eddie Murray
  • 53 Frank Robinson
  • 54 Rocky Colavito
  • 55 Bobby Shantz
  • 56 Ernie Banks
  • 57 Rod Carew
  • 58 Gorman Thomas
  • 59 Bernie Carbo
  • 60 Joe Rudi
  • 61 Graig Nettles
  • 62 Ron Guidry
  • 63 Whitey Ford
  • 64 George Kell
  • 65 Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • 66 Willie McCovey
  • 67 Bo Jackson
  • 68 Kirby Puckett
  • 69 Ted Kluszewski
  • 70 Johnny Podres
  • 71 Davey Lopes
  • 72 Chris Short
  • 73 Jeff Torborg
  • 74 Bill Freehan
  • 75 Frank Tanana
  • 76 Jack Morris
  • 77 Rick Dempsey
  • 78 Yogi Berra
  • 79 Tim McCarver
  • 80 Rusty Staub

Cut Signature Edition Series

  • 81 Tony Lazzeri
  • 82 Al Rosen
  • 83 Willie McGee
  • 84 Preacher Roe
  • 85 Dave Kingman
  • 86 Luis Aparicio
  • 87 John Kruk
  • 88 Bing Miller
  • 89 Joe Charboneau
  • 90 Mark Fidrych
  • 91 Catfish Hunter
  • 92 Nap Lajoie
  • 93 Eddie Murray
  • 94 Johnny Pesky
  • 95 Tom Seaver
  • 96 Frank Robinson
  • 97 Enos Slaughter
  • 98 Cecil Travis
  • 99 Robin Yount
  • 100 Don Zimmer
  • 101 Babe Herman
  • 102 Ron Santo
  • 103 Willie Stargell
  • 104 Paul Molitor
  • 105 Jimmy Piersall
  • 106 Johnny Sain
  • 107 Joe Pepitone
  • 108 Ryne Sandberg
  • 109 Jim Thorpe
  • 110 Steve Garvey
  • 111 Ray Knight
  • 112 Fernando Valenzuela
  • 113 Will Clark
  • 114 Tony Kubek
  • 115 Jim Bouton
  • 116 Jerry Koosman
  • 117 Steve Carlton
  • 118 Richie Ashburn
  • 119 Roberto Clemente
  • 120 Paul O'Neill
  • 121 Reggie Jackson
  • 122 Andre Dawson
  • 123 Hoyt Wilhelm
  • 124 Dale Murphy
  • 125 Dwight Gooden
  • 126 Roger Maris
  • 127 Bill Mazeroski
  • 128 Don Newcombe
  • 129 Robin Roberts
  • 130 Duke Snider
  • 131 Eddie Mathews
  • 132 Wade Boggs
  • 133 Rollie Fingers
  • 134 Frankie Frisch
  • 135 Billy Williams
  • 136 Rod Carew
  • 137 Dom DiMaggio
  • 138 Orel Hershiser
  • 139 Gary Carter
  • 140 Keith Hernandez
  • 141 Bob Lemon
  • 142 Nolan Ryan
  • 143 Ozzie Smith
  • 144 Rick Sutcliffe
  • 145 Carlton Fisk

Parallels

All 145 base cards are available in a Blue parallel which is serial-numbered to 500 copies.

Inserts

Battery Mates

Battery Mates is exclusive to Greats of the Game series packs and features a prominent pitcher and catcher. Each card is serial-numbered to the year in which the two first played together (listed below).

  • 1 Steve Carlton / Tim McCarver
  • 2 Don Drysdale / Roy Campanella
  • 3 Tom Seaver / Johnny Bench
  • 4 Whitey Ford / Yogi Berra
  • 5 Ron Guidry / Thurman Munson
  • 6 Nolan Ryan / Jeff Torborg
  • 7 Denny McLain / Bill Freehan
  • 8 Lefty Gomez / Bill Dickey
  • 9 Jim Palmer / Rick Dempsey
  • 10 Luis Tiant / Carlton Fisk

Glory of Their Time

Glory of Their Time is exclusive to Greats of the Game series packs and serial-numbered to, in Fleer's opinion, the player's best season (listed below).

  • 1 Harmon Killebrew
  • 2 Johnny Bench
  • 3 George Brett
  • 4 Tony Gwynn
  • 5 Paul Molitor
  • 6 Don Mattingly
  • 7 Reggie Jackson
  • 8 Carlton Fisk
  • 9 Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • 10 Brooks Robinson
  • 11 Eddie Murray
  • 12 Moose Skowron
  • 13 Lou Brock
  • 14 Don Drysdale
  • 15 Tony Gwynn
  • 16 Mike Schmidt
  • 17 Carl Yastrzemski
  • 18 Babe Ruth
  • 19 Nolan Ryan
  • 20 Yogi Berra
  • 21 Al Kaline
  • 22 Ty Cobb
  • 23 Duke Snider
  • 24 Stan Musial
  • 25 Jose Canseco
  • 26 Rocky Colavito
  • 27 Dave Winfield
  • 28 Nolan Ryan
  • 29 Thurman Munson
  • 30 Jackie Robinson
  • 31 Kirby Puckett
  • 32 Ted Kluszewski
  • 33 Warren Spahn
  • 34 Willie McCovey
  • 35 Phil Rizzuto

Forever

Forever is exclusive to Cut Signature Edition series packs and serial-numbered to the player's respective rookie season (listed below).

  • 1 Fernando Valenzuela
  • 2 Steve Garvey
  • 3 Zach Wheat
  • 4 Orel Hershiser
  • 5 Duke Snider
  • 6 Jim Rice
  • 7 Carlton Fisk
  • 8 Wade Boggs
  • 9 Ted Williams
  • 10 Carl Yastrzemski
  • 11 Dom DiMaggio
  • 12 Ron Santo
  • 13 Billy Williams
  • 14 Ryne Sandberg
  • 15 Ernie Banks
  • 16 Gabby Hartnett
  • 17 Hack Wilson
  • 18 Dwight Gooden
  • 19 Ray Knight
  • 20 Tom Seaver
  • 21 Nolan Ryan
  • 22 Keith Hernandez
  • 23 Darryl Strawberry
  • 24 Bob Gibson
  • 25 Pepper Martin
  • 26 Stan Musial
  • 27 Frankie Frisch
  • 28 Steve Carlton
  • 29 Ozzie Smith

Announcing Greats

Announcing Greats is exclusive to Cut Signature Edition series RETAIL packs and pairs a star player with the play-by-play man who called his games.

  • 1 Harry Kalas / Mike Schmidt
  • 2 Vin Scully / Steve Garvey
  • 3 Harry Caray / Ryne Sandberg
  • 4 Ned Martin / Carlton Fisk
  • 5 Ernie Harwell / Kirk Gibson
  • 6 Ken Harrelson / Carl Yastrzemski
  • 7 Phil Rizzuto / Don Mattingly
  • 8 Mel Allen / Yogi Berra
  • 9 Jon Miller / Cal Ripken
  • 10 Marty Brennaman / Johnny Bench

Autographs & Game-Used

Glory of Their Time Game Used

Glory of Their Time Game Used is exclusive to Greats of the Game series packs, and serial-numbered to 250 copies.

  • AK Al Kaline
  • BR Brooks Robinson
  • CF1 Carlton Fisk
  • CF2 Carlton Fisk
  • CR Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • CY Carl Yastrzemski
  • DD Don Drysdale
  • DM Don Mattingly
  • DW Dave Winfield
  • EM Eddie Murray
  • GB George Brett
  • HK Harmon Killebrew
  • JB Johnny Bench
  • JC1 Jose Canseco
  • JC2 Jose Canseco
  • KP Kirby Puckett
  • LB Lou Brock
  • NR1 Nolan Ryan
  • NR2 Nolan Ryan
  • PM Paul Molitor
  • PR Phil Rizzuto
  • RC Rocky Colavito
  • RJ Reggie Jackson
  • TG1 Tony Gwynn (White jersey)
  • TG2 Tony Gwynn (Grey jersey)
  • TK Ted Kluszewski
  • TM Thurman Munson
  • WM Willie McCovey
  • WS Warren Spahn
  • YB Yogi Berra
  • MS Moose Skowron / Mike Schmidt

Gold

Glory of Their Time Game Used Gold is exclusive to Greats of the Game series RETAIL packs.

  • AK Al Kaline
  • BR Brooks Robinson
  • CF Carlton Fisk
  • CR Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • CY Carl Yastrzemski
  • DD Don Drysdale
  • DM Don Mattingly
  • DW Dave Winfield
  • EM Eddie Murray
  • GB George Brett
  • HK Harmon Killebrew
  • JB Johnny Bench
  • JC Jose Canseco
  • KP Kirby Puckett
  • LB Lou Brock
  • MS1 Mike Schmidt
  • MS2 Moose Skowron
  • NR1 Nolan Ryan
  • NR2 Nolan Ryan
  • PM Paul Molitor
  • RC Rocky Colavito
  • RJ Reggie Jackson
  • TG1 Tony Gwynn (White jersey)
  • TG2 Tony Gwynn (Grey jersey)
  • TK Ted Kluszewski
  • TM Thurman Munson
  • WM Willie McCovey
  • WS Warren Spahn
  • YB Yogi Berra

Patch

Glory of Their Time Game Used Patch is exclusive to Greats of the Game series packs and serial-numbered to 25 copies.

  • BR Brooks Robinson
  • CF Carlton Fisk
  • CR Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • DW Dave Winfield
  • JB Johnny Bench
  • JC Jose Canseco
  • LB Lou Brock
  • MS Mike Schmidt
  • NR Nolan Ryan
  • PM Paul Molitor
  • TG1 Tony Gwynn (White jersey)
  • TG2 Tony Gwynn (Grey jersey)
  • WS Warren Spahn

Yankees Clippings

Yankees Clippings is exclusive to Cut Signature Edition series HOBBY packs.

  • BS Bill Skowron
  • DM Don Mattingly
  • LG Roger Maris
  • PO Paul O'Neill
  • PR Phil Rizzuto
  • RJ Reggie Jackson
  • WB Wade Boggs
  • YB Yogi Berra

Forever Game Jersey

Forever Game Jersey is exclusive to Cut Series Edition packs and available in the following parallels.

  • Jersey Logo (serial-numbered to 149 copies; Hobby only)
  • Jersey Number (serial-numbered to 99 copies; Hobby only)
  • Patch Logo (serial-numbered to 49 copies; Hobby only)
  • Patch Number (serial-numbered to 25 copies; Hobby only)
  • BG Bob Gibson
  • BW Billy Williams
  • CF Carlton Fisk
  • CY Carl Yastrzemski
  • DD Dom DiMaggio
  • DG Dwight Gooden
  • DS Darryl Strawberry
  • EB Ernie Banks
  • FV Fernando Valenzuela
  • JR Jim Rice
  • KH Keith Hernandez
  • NR Nolan Ryan
  • OH Orel Hershiser
  • OS Ozzie Smith
  • RK Ray Knight
  • RS Ryne Sandberg
  • RST Ron Santo
  • SC Steve Carlton
  • SG Steve Garvey
  • SM Stan Musial
  • TS Tom Seaver
  • TW Ted Williams
  • WB Wade Boggs

Retail

These cards are exclusive to Cut Signature Edition series retail packs.

  • BG Bob Gibson
  • BW Billy Williams
  • CF Carlton Fisk
  • CY Carl Yastrzemski
  • DD Dom DiMaggio
  • DG Dwight Gooden
  • DS Darryl Strawberry
  • JR Jim Rice
  • KH Keith Hernandez
  • NR Nolan Ryan
  • OH Orel Hershiser
  • OS Ozzie Smith
  • RK Ray Knight
  • RS Ryne Sandberg
  • SC Steve Carlton
  • SG Steve Garvey
  • SM Stan Musial
  • TS Tom Seaver
  • TW Ted Williams
  • WB Wade Boggs

Dual Patch

Each Forever Game Patch Dual is exclusive to Cut Signature Edition hobby packs and available in the following parallels.

  • Logo (serial-numbered to 19 copies)
  • Number (serial-numbered to five)
  • DGDS Dwight Gooden / Darryl Strawberry
  • FVSG Fernando Valenzuela / Steve Garvey
  • JRCF Jim Rice / Carlton Fisk
  • RSBW Ron Santo / Billy Williams
  • SMOS Stan Musial / Ozzie Smith
  • TSNR Tom Seaver / Nolan Ryan
  • TWCY Ted Williams / Carl Yastrzemski
  • TWDD Ted Williams / Dom DiMaggio
  • WBCY Wade Boggs / Carl Yastrzemski
  • RKKH Ray Knight / K. Hern

Autographs

Greats of the Game Series

    Cut Signature Edition Series

      Battery Mates Autograph

      Each Battery Mates Autograph is exclusive to Greats of the Game series packs and serial-numbered to the production figures listed below.

      Each card, except #RGTM, is also available in a Dual parallel, which is serial-numbered to ten.

        Yankees Clippings Autographs

        Each Yankees Clippings Autograph is exclusive to Cut Signature Edition series packs and serial-numbered to the production figures listed below.

          Announcing Greats Autograph Dual

          Each Announcing Greats Autograph Dual is exclusive to Cut Signature Edition series packs and serial-numbered to the production figures listed below.

          • EHKG Ernie Harwell / Kirk Gibson
          • HCRS Harry Caray / Ryne Sandberg
          • HKMS Harry Kalas / Mike Schmidt
          • JMCR Jon Miller / Cal Ripken
          • KCCY Ken Harrelson / Carl Yastrzemski
          • MAYB Mel Allen / Yogi Berra
          • MBJB Marty Brennaman / Johnny Bench
          • PRDM Phil Rizzuto / Don Mattingly

          Etched in Time Cuts

          Each Etched in Time Cuts is serial-numbered to the production figures listed below.

          Greats of the Game Series

            Cut Signature Edition Series

              Comparison Cuts

              Each Comparison Cut is exclusive to Greats of the Game series packs and is a one-of-one.

              • BRRM Babe Ruth / Roger Maris
              • LGCR Lou Gehrig / Cal Ripken
              • TWCY Ted Williams / Carl Yastrzemski
              • LWPW Lloyd Waner / Paul Waner
              • LGWP Lou Gehrig / Wally Pipp
              • JRLD Jackie Robinson / Larry Doby

              Personality Cuts

              Each Personality Cut is exclusive to Cut Signature Edition series packs and is a one-of-one.

              • AD Abner Doubleday
              • CM Connie Mack
              • HC Happy Chandler
              • RK Ray Kroc
              • RR Ronald Reagan
              • TY Tom Yawkey
              • WT William Taft
              • EG August Busch
              • CF Charles O. Finley
              • BC Bing Crosby