2004 Topps Pristine

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Description

2004 Topps Pristine is a 188-card chromium-stock set released in October, 2004. As with the previous year's Pristine set, the last 90 cards in the base set make up a 30-player First-Year subset. Each of the 30 First-Year Players has three cards: Common, Uncommon (serial-numbered to 999 copies) and Rare (serial-numbered to 499 copies).

Each pack contains three mini packs. One pack will have an Uncirculated card, pack #2 a Relic, and the third pack six base cards -- at least two coming from the First-Year Player subset. Each Hobby box will contain, as box toppers, a "Pack #4" which will yield one "Pristine Mini" card, and a Gold Refractor.

Distribution

Five packs plus one "Pack #4" and one Gold Refractor per box, eight cards per pack (MSRP: $30). Six boxes per case. Hobby only.

Reviews

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Odds
Base 188 - 6:1
short set 100 - 4:1
Common Rookies 30 - 2:1
Uncommon Rookies 29 999 1:2
Rare Rookies 29 499 1:4
Uncirculated Refractors short set 100 49 1:11
Uncirculated Common Rookie Refractors 30 999 ?
Uncirculated Uncommon Rookie Refractors 30 399 1:5
Uncirculated Rare Rookie Refractors 30 49 1:35
Gold Refractors 190 41 one-per-box
Printing Plates 190 four for each 1:52
Mini 30 - one-per-box
Fantasy Favorites Relics 35 - ?
Uncirculated Fantasy Favorites Relics Refractors 35 25 1:59
Going Going Gone Bat Relics 22 - varies
Uncirculated Going Going Gone Bat Relics Refractors 22 25 1:93
Patch Place Relics 33 - varies
Uncirculated Patch Place Relics Refractors 33 10 1:155
Key Acquisition Bat Relics 8 - 1:8
Uncirculated Key Acquisition Bat Relics Refractor 8 25 1:256
Mini Relics 10 100 1:51/boxes
1-2-3 Triple Relics 3 - 1:171
Uncirculated 1-2-3 Triple Relics Refractor 3 25 1:686
Personal Endorsements 28 - varies
Personal Endorsements Gold 28 25 1:73
Two of a Kind Dual Autographs 2 13 1:3705

Checklist

Base Set

Veterans

1 Jim Thome

2 Ryan Klesko

3 Ichiro

4 Rocco Baldelli

5 Vernon Wells

6 Javier Vazquez

7 Billy Wagner

8 Jose Reyes

9 Lance Berkman

10 Alex Rodriguez

11 Pat Burrell

12 Mark Mulder

13 Mike Piazza

14 Miguel Cabrera

15 Larry Walker

16 Carlos Lee

17 Mark Prior

18 Pedro Martinez

19 Melvin Mora

20 Sammy Sosa

21 Bartolo Colon

22 Luis Gonzalez

23 Marcus Giles

24 Ken Griffey, Jr.

25 Ivan Rodriguez

26 Carlos Beltran

27 Geoff Jenkins

28 Nick Johnson

29 Gary Sheffield

30 Alfonso Soriano

31 Scott Rolen

32 Garret Anderson

33 Richie Sexson

34 Curt Schilling

35 Greg Maddux

36 Adam Dunn

37 Preston Wilson

38 Josh Beckett

39 Roy Oswalt

40 Derek Jeter

41 Jason Kendall

42 Bret Boone

43 Torii Hunter

44 Roy Halladay

45 Edgar Renteria

46 Troy Glaus

47 Chipper Jones

48 Manny Ramirez

49 C.C. Sabathia

50 Albert Pujols

51 Randy Wolf

52 Eric Chavez

53 Kevin Brown

54 Cliff Floyd

55 Jeff Bagwell

56 Frank Thomas

57 David Ortiz

58 Rafael Palmeiro

59 Randy Johnson

60 Vladimir Guerrero

61 Carlos Delgado

62 Hank Blalock

63 Jim Edmonds

64 Jason Schmidt

65 Mike Lieberthal

66 Tim Hudson

67 Jorge Posada

68 Jose Vidro

69 Eric Gagne

70 Roger Clemens

71 Mike Lowell

72 Dontrelle Willis

73 Austin Kearns

74 Kerry Wood

75 Miguel Tejada

76 Bobby Abreu

77 Edgar Martinez

78 Joe Mauer

79 Mike Sweeney

80 Jason Giambi

81 Mark Teixeira

82 Aubrey Huff

83 Brian Giles

84 Barry Zito

85 Mike Mussina

86 Brandon Webb

87 Andruw Jones

88 Javy Lopez

89 Bill Mueller

90 Scott Podsednik

91 Moises Alou

92 Esteban Loaiza

93 Magglio Ordonez

94 Jeff Kent

95 Todd Helton

96 Juan Pierre

97 Jody Gerut

98 Angel Berroa

99 Shawn Green

100 Nomar Garciaparra


First Year Players

Each Uncommon card is serial-numbered to 999 copies, and each Rare card is numbered to 499.

NOTE: It does not appear that cards #168 and #169 exist.

101 David Aardsma C RC

102 David Aardsma U

103 David Aardsma R

104 Erick Aybar C RC

105 Erick Aybar U

106 Erick Aybar R

107 Chad Bentz C RC

108 Chad Bentz U

109 Chad Bentz R

110 Travis Blackley C RC

111 Travis Blackley U

112 Travis Blackley R

113 Bobby Brownlie C RC

114 Bobby Brownlie U

115 Bobby Brownlie R

116 Alberto Callaspo C RC

117 Alberto Callaspo U

118 Alberto Callaspo R

119 Kazuo Matsui C RC

120 Kazuo Matsui U

121 Kazuo Matsui R

122 Jesse Crain C RC

123 Jesse Crain U

124 Jesse Crain R

125 Howie Kendrick C RC

126 Howie Kendrick U

127 Howie Kendrick R

128 Blake Hawksworth C RC

129 Blake Hawksworth U

130 Blake Hawksworth R

131 Conor Jackson C RC

132 Conor Jackson U

133 Conor Jackson R

134 Paul Maholm C RC

135 Paul Maholm U

136 Paul Maholm R

137 Lastings Milledge C RC

138 Lastings Milledge U

139 Lastings Milledge R

140 Matt Moses C RC*

141 Matt Moses U

142 Matt Moses R

143 David Murphy C RC

144 David Murphy U

145 David Murphy R

146 Dioner Navarro C RC

147 Dioner Navarro U

148 Dioner Navarro R

149 Dustin Nippert C RC

150 Dustin Nippert U

151 Dustin Nippert R

152 Vito Chiaravalloti C RC*

153 Vito Chiaravalloti U

154 Vito Chiaravalloti R

155 Akinori Otsuka C RC

156 Akinori Otsuka U

157 Akinori Otsuka R

158 Casey Daigle C RC

159 Casey Daigle U

160 Casey Daigle R

161 Carlos Quentin C RC

162 Carlos Quentin U

163 Carlos Quentin R

164 Omar Quintanilla C RC

165 Omar Quintanilla U

166 Omar Quintanilla R

167 Chris Saenz C RC

168 Chris Saenz U

169 Chris Saenz R

170 Ervin Santana C RC

171 Ervin Santana U

172 Ervin Santana R

173 Chris Shelton C RC

174 Chris Shelton U

175 Chris Shelton R

176 Kyle Sleeth C RC*

177 Kyle Sleeth U

178 Kyle Sleeth R

179 Brad Snyder C RC

180 Brad Snyder U

181 Brad Snyder R

182 Tim Stauffer C RC

183 Tim Stauffer U

184 Tim Stauffer R

185 Shingo Takatsu C RC

186 Shingo Takatsu U

187 Shingo Takatsu R

188 Merkin Valdez C RC

189 Merkin Valdez U

190 Merkin Valdez R


Parallels

Uncirculated Refractor

All 188 base cards (not including #168 and #169) are available in the following Uncirculated Refractors.

  • short set (cards #1-#100; serial-numbered to 99 copies)
  • Common First-Year Player (serial-numbered to 999 copies)
  • Uncommon First-Year Player (serial-numbered to 399 copies)
  • Rare First-Year Player (serial-numbered to 49 copies)

Gold Refractor

Each sealed Hobby box contained one Gold Refractor packed as a box topper. All 188 base cards are available in a Gold Refractor, which is serial-numbered to 41 copies.

NOTE: All Gold Refractors have a serrated border.

Printing Plates

A set of four Printing Plates for each card were randomly inserted into packs.

Inserts

Minis

Each sealed Hobby box contained a "Pack #4" that will yield either a Mini or a Mini Relic (see below).

AO Akinori Otsuka

AP Albert Pujols

AR Alex Rodriguez

BH Blake Hawksworth

CJ Chipper Jones

CJA Conor Jackson

DA David Aardsma

DJ Derek Jeter

DM David Murphy

DN Dioner Navarro

DW Dontrelle Willis

EA Erick Aybar

HK Howie Kendrick

IS Ichiro

JG Jason Giambi

JT Jim Thome

KM Kazuo Matsui

KS Kyle Sleeth

KW Kerry Wood

LM Lastings Milledge

MM Matt Moses

MP Mark Prior

MPI Mike Piazza

MV Merkin Valdez

NG Nomar Garciaparra

SS Sammy Sosa

ST Shingo Takatsu

TS Tim Stauffer

VC Vito Chiaravalloti

VG Vladimir Guerrero


Autographs & Game-Used

Fantasy Favorites Relics

Each Fantasy Favorites Relic is also available in an Uncirculated Refractor parallel, which is serial-numbered to 25 copies.

2004 Topps Pristine Fantasy Favorites Relics FF-LW: Larry Walker Front
2004 Topps Pristine Fantasy Favorites Relics FF-LW: Larry Walker Back

AB Angel Berroa BAT

AJ Andruw Jones JSY

AP Albert Pujols JSY

AR Alex Rodriguez BAT

BB Bret Boone JSY

BW Brandon Webb UNI

CD Carlos Delgado JSY

CJ Chipper Jones JSY

CK Corey Koskie BAT

DJ Derek Jeter BAT

EG Eric Gagne JSY

FT Frank Thomas JSY

JB Jeff Bagwell UNI

JD Johnny Damon BAT

JR Jimmy Rollins JSY

JT Jim Thome UNI

JV Jose Vidro BAT

KL Kenny Lofton BAT

KW Kerry Wood JSY

LW Larry Walker JSY

MA Moises Alou JSY

MG Mark Grudzielanek BAT

MP Mark Prior JSY

MPI Mike Piazza JSY

MT Mark Teixeira BAT

NG Nomar Garciaparra JSY

PM Pedro Martinez JSY

PW Preston Wilson JSY

RB Rocco Baldelli BAT

RF Rafael Furcal BAT

RFJ Rafael Furcal JSY

SG Shawn Green JSY

TH Tim Hudson JSY

THE Todd Helton JSY

VG Vladimir Guerrero BAT


Going Going Gone Bat Relics

The odds of finding a Going Going Gone Bat Relic are as follows.

  • Group A: 1:6/packs
  • Group B: 1:11/packs

Each Going Going Gone Bat Relic is also available in an Uncirculated Refractor parallel, which is serial-numbered to 25 copies.

AD Adam Dunn B

AP Albert Pujols A

AR Alex Rodriguez A

AS Alfonso Soriano A

BB Bret Boone A

CJ Chipper Jones A

DO David Ortiz B

FT Frank Thomas B

JG Juan Gonzalez A

JJ Jacque Jones A

JK Jeff Kent A

JT Jim Thome A

LB Lance Berkman A

LG Luis Gonzalez A

MO Magglio Ordonez A

MP Mike Piazza B

MR Manny Ramirez B

RK Ryan Klesko B

SR Scott Rolen A

SS Sammy Sosa A

TH Todd Helton

VG Vladimir Guerrero A

VW Vernon Wells A


Key Acquisition Bat Relics

Each Key Acquisition Bat Relic is also available in an Uncirculated Refractor parallel, which is serial-numbered to 25 copies.

AR Alex Rodriguez

AS Alfonso Soriano

GS Gary Sheffield

HC Hee Seop Choi

IR Ivan Rodriguez

JG Juan Gonzalez

JL Javy Lopez

VG Vladimir Guerrero


Patch Place Relics

The odds of finding a Patch Place Relic are as follows.

  • Group A: 1:30/packs
  • Group B: 1:34/packs

Each Patch Place Relic is also available in an Uncirculated Refractor parallel, which is serial-numbered to ten copies.

AD Adam Dunn A

AJ Andruw Jones A

AK Austin Kearns A

AP Albert Pujols B

BB Bret Boone B

BZ Barry Zito A

CC Chin-Feng Chen A

CD Carlos Delgado A

CJ Chipper Jones B

DW Dontrelle Willis A

EG Eric Gagne A

FT Frank Thomas A

JB Jeff Bagwell B

JBE Josh Beckett B

JR Jose Reyes A

JS John Smoltz A

KW Kerry Wood A

LC Luis Castillo A

LG Luis Gonzalez B

ML Mike Lowell A

MP Mark Prior B

MPI Mike Piazza B

NG Nomar Garciaparra A

PL Paul Lo Duca A

PM Pedro Martinez B

PW Preston Wilson A

RB Rocco Baldelli A

RF Rafael Furcal A

RJ Randy Johnson B

SG Shawn Green A

SS Sammy Sosa A

TH Tim Hudson A

THE Todd Helton B


1-2-3 Triple Relics

All 1-2-3 Triple Relics are also available in an Uncirculated Refractor parallel, which is serial-numbered to 25 copies.

BOS Johnny Damon / Bill Mueller / Nomar Garciaparra BAT / JSY / JSY

CHC Mark Grudzielanek / Alex Gonzalez / Sammy Sosa BAT / BAT / BAT

NYY Kenny Lofton / Derek Jeter / Alex Rodriguez BAT / BAT / BAT


Mini Relics

Each Mini Relic is serial-numbered to 100 copies and are exclusive to Pack #4.

AP Albert Pujols JSY

CJ Chipper Jones JSY

EG Eric Gagne JSY

JB Jeff Bagwell UNI

KW Kerry Wood JSY

MP Mark Prior JSY

NG Nomar Garciaparra JSY

PM Pedro Martinez JSY

PW Preston Wilson JSY

MPI Mike Piazza JSY


Personal Endorsements

The odds of finding a Personal Endorsements autograph are as follows.

  • Group A: 1:39
  • Group B: 1:41
  • Group C: 1:7

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

AH Aubrey Huff C

AR Alex Rodriguez A

BC Bobby Crosby C

BM Brett Myers A

BW Brandon Webb B

CJ Conor Jackson C

CL Chris Lubanski C

DA David Aardsma C

DM Dustin McGowan C

DY Delmon Young A

EH Estee Harris C

ES Ervin Santana C

GA Garret Anderson A

GS Gary Sheffield A

GSI Grady Sizemore C

HB Hank Blalock B

IR Ivan Rodriguez A

JF Jennie Finch A

JM Joe Mauer B

JP Jorge Posada A

JV Javier Vazquez A

LB Lance Berkman A

MC Miguel Cabrera B

MG Marcus Giles A

SP Scott Podsednik B

VC Vito Chiaravalloti C

VG Vladimir Guerrero A

WM Willie Mays A


Two of a Kind Dual Autographs

Each Two of a Kind Dual Autograph is serial-numbered to 13 copies.

RM Alex Rodriguez / Willie Mays

RC Alex Rodriguez / Jose Canseco


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