1994 Upper Deck The American Epic

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1994 Upper Deck: The American Epic is an 80-card boxed set produced in conjunction with the PBS documentary "Baseball: The American Epic," produced by Ken Burns and sponsored by GM. The set was available from leading retail stores, the QVC television network, direct mail solicitation, and the Upper Deck Authenticated catalog.

Like the documentary, the set is divided into "nine innings" and arranged chronologically. Three insert cards were included with the set. A Michael Jordan card was available for direct mail customers, a Babe Ruth card for retail customers and a Mickey Mantle card for QVC customers.


A stand alone 80 card box set. One bonus card was included depending on where the set was bought from. (MSRP: $19.95)


Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Hobby Odds Retail Odds
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Base Set

1 Our Game

2 Alexander Cartwright

3 Henry Chadwick

4 The Fair Sex

5 Harry Wright

6 Albert Spalding

7 Cap Anson

8 Moses Walker

9 King Kelly

10 John M. Ward

11 Ty Cobb

12 John McGraw

13 Rube Waddell

14 Christy Mathewson

15 Walter Johnson

16 Alta Weiss

17 Fred Merkle

19 John Henry Lloyd

20 Honus Wagner

21 Woodrow Wilson

22 Nap Lajoie

23 Addie Joss

24 Joe Wood

25 Royal Rooters

26 Ebbets Field

27 Johnny Evers

28 World War

29 Joe Jackson

30 Babe Ruth

31 Rube Foster

32 Ray Chapman

33 Kenesaw Mountain Landis

34 Yankee Stadium

35 Roger Hornsby

36 Warren G. Harding

37 Lou Gehrig

38 Grover C. Alexander

39 House of David

40 Satchel Paige

41 Lefty Grove

42 Jimmy Foxx

43 Connie Mack

44 Josh Gibson

45 Dizzy Dean

46 Carl Hubbell

47 Franklin D. Roosevelt

48 Bob Feller

49 James Bell

50 Jackie Robinson

51 Ted Williams

52 Symphony Band

53 Annabel Lee

54 Hank Greenberg

55 Branch Rickey

56 Harry S. Truman

57 Casey Stengel

58 Bobby Thomson

59 Dwight D. Eisenhower

60 Mario Cuomo

61 Buck O'Neil

62 Yogi Berra

63 Mickey Mantle

64 Don Larsen

65 John F. Kennedy

66 Bill Mazeroski

67 Roger Maris

68 Frank Robinson

69 Bob Gibson

70 Tom Seaver

71 Curt Flood

72 Roberto Clemente

73 Luis Tiant

74 Marvin Miller

75 Reggie Jackson

76 Willie Stargell

77 Pete Rose

78 Bill Clinton

79 Nolan Ryan

80 George Brett


Each set contained one insert that varied depending on where it was purchased. The Michael Jordan card was exclusive to sets sold via direct mail and the Upper Deck Authenticated catalog, a Babe Ruth card for mass-market retail sets, and a Mickey Mantle card for QVC customers.

BC1 Mickey Mantle

BC2 Michael Jordan

BC3 Babe Ruth

General Motors

This nine-card set was exclusively available at GM dealers, for $1.00. The GM logo appears in the lower right corner.

1 Hank Aaron

2 Roberto Clemente

3 Ty Cobb

4 Hank Greenberg

5 Mickey Mantle

6 Satchel Paige

7 Jackie Robinson

8 Babe Ruth

9 Ted Williams

Little Debbie

This 15-card set could be ordered through an offer on all packages of Little Debbie cakes for $3.99. The Little Debbies logo appears on the bottom of the checklist card.

LD1 Our Game

LD2 Alexander Cartwright

LD3 King Kelly

LD4 John McGraw

LD5 Christy Mathewson

LD6 Walter Johnson

LD7 Ted Williams

LD8 Annabel Lee

LD9 Jackie Robinson

LD10 Bobby Thomson

LD11 Buck O'Neil

LD12 Mickey Mantle

LD13 Bob Gibson

LD14 Curt Flood

LD15 Reggie Jackson