2001 Finest

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Description

2001 Finest is a 140-card set released by Topps in the Spring of 2001. The last 30 cards in the base set make up a short-printed "Prospects" subset, with each card serial-numbered to only 999 copies. Ten "Standout Veterans" were also SPed and scattered throughout the base set. These ten cards are serial-numbered to 1999 copies.

Each 20-pack Hobby box and 10-pack HTA Jumbo box will yield an autograph. Curiously, while a rookie year autograph of Albert Pujols was produced for Finest, neither Pujols nor Ichiro were included in the base set, and as such neither have a "true" Finest rookie card.

Distribution

Hobby: 20 packs per box, six cards per pack (MSRP: $6)

Jumbo: Ten packs per box, 13 cards per pack (MSRP: $12)

Reviews

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Hobby Odds Jumbo Odds
Base 140 - ? ?
short set 100 - ? ?
Standout Veterans 10 1999 1:32 1:15
Prospects 30 999 1:21 1:10
Refractors short set 100 499 1:13 1:6
Refractors Standout Veterans 10 399 1:159 1:73
Refractors Prospects 30 241 1:88 1:40
Origins 15 - 1:7 1:4
Origins Refractor 15 - 1:40 1:20
All-Stars 10 - 1:10 1:5
All-Stars Refractor 10 - 1:40 1:20
Moments 25 - 1:12 1:6
Moments Refractor 25 - 1:40 1:20
Autographs 29 - 1:22 1:10
Moments Refractor Autographs 10 - 1:250 1:115

Checklist

Base Set

1 Mike Piazza 1999

2 Andruw Jones

3 Jason Giambi

4 Fred McGriff

5 Vladimir Guerrero 1999

6 Adrian Gonzalez

7 Pedro Martinez

8 Mike Lieberthal

9 Warren Morris

10 Juan Gonzalez

11 Jose Canseco

12 Jose Valentin

13 Jeff Cirillo

14 Pokey Reese

15 Scott Rolen

16 Greg Maddux

17 Carlos Delgado

18 Rick Ankiel

19 Steve Finley

20 Shawn Green

21 Orlando Cabrera

22 Roberto Alomar

23 John Olerud

24 Albert Belle

25 Edgardo Alfonzo

26 Rafael Palmeiro

27 Mike Sweeney

28 Bernie Williams

29 Larry Walker

30 Barry Bonds 1999

31 Orlando Hernandez

32 Randy Johnson

33 Shannon Stewart

34 Mark Grace

35 Alex Rodriguez 1999

36 Tino Martinez

37 Carlos Febles

38 Al Leiter

39 Omar Vizquel

40 Chuck Knoblauch

41 Tim Salmon

42 Brian Jordan

43 Edgar Renteria

44 Preston Wilson

45 Mariano Rivera

46 Gabe Kapler

47 Jason Kendall

48 Rickey Henderson

49 Luis Gonzalez

50 Tom Glavine

51 Jeromy Burnitz

52 Garret Anderson

53 Craig Biggio

54 Vinny Castilla

55 Jeff Kent

56 Gary Sheffield

57 Jorge Posada

58 Sean Casey

59 Johnny Damon

60 Dean Palmer

61 Todd Helton

62 Barry Larkin

63 Robin Ventura

64 Kenny Lofton

65 Sammy Sosa 1999

66 Rafael Furcal

67 Jay Bell

68 J.T. Snow

69 Jose Vidro

70 Ivan Rodriguez

71 Jermaine Dye

72 Chipper Jones 1999

73 Fernando Vina

74 Ben Grieve

75 Mark McGwire 1999

76 Matt Williams

77 Mark Grudzielanek

78 Mike Hampton

79 Brian Giles

80 Tony Gwynn

81 Carlos Beltran

82 Ray Durham

83 Brad Radke

84 David Justice

85 Frank Thomas

86 Todd Zeile

87 Pat Burrell

88 Jim Thome

89 Greg Vaughn

90 Ken Griffey, Jr. 1999

91 Mike Mussina

92 Magglio Ordonez

93 Bob Abreu

94 Alex Gonzalez

95 Kevin Brown

96 Jay Buhner

97 Roger Clemens

98 Nomar Garciaparra 1999

99 Derrek Lee

100 Derek Jeter 1999

101 Adrian Beltre

102 Geoff Jenkins

103 Javy Lopez

104 Raul Mondesi

105 Troy Glaus

106 Jeff Bagwell

107 Eric Karros

108 Mo Vaughn

109 Cal Ripken, Jr.

110 Manny Ramirez

111 Scott Heard 999

112 Luis Montanez RC 999

113 Ben Diggins 999

114 Shaun Boyd RC* 999

115 Sean Burnett 999

116 Carmen Cali RC 999

117 Derek Thompson 999

118 David Parrish RC* 999

119 Dominic Rich RC* 999

120 Chad Petty RC* 999

121 Steve Smyth RC 999

122 John Lackey 999

123 Matt Galante RC* 999

124 Danny Borrell RC* 999

125 Bob Keppel RC 999

126 Justin Wayne RC 999

127 J.R. House 999

128 Brian Sellier RC* 999

129 Dan Moylan RC* 999

130 Scott Pratt RC* 999

131 Victor Hall RC* 999

132 Joel Pineiro 999

133 Josh Axelson RC* 999

134 Jose Reyes RC 999

135 Greg Runser RC* 999

136 Bryan Hebson RC 999

137 Sammy Serrano RC* 999

138 Kevin Joseph RC 999

139 Juan Richardson RC* 999

140 Mark Fischer RC* 999


Parallels

All 140 base cards are available in a Refractor parallel which is serial-numbered to the following:

  • short set (serial-numbered to 499 copies)
  • Standout Veterans (serial-numbered to 399 copies)
  • Prospects (serial-numbered to 241 copies)

NOTE: The production figures on the Prospects Refractors matches the much-rumored-but-never-confirmed 241 copies of the 1993 Finest Refractors.

Inserts

NOTE: All three insert sets are also available in a Refractor parallel.

Origins

This set is done in the style of the landmark 1993 Finest set and features players who did not appear in that set.

FO1 Derek Jeter

FO2 Jason Kendall

FO3 Jose Vidro

FO4 Preston Wilson

FO5 Jim Edmonds

FO6 Vladimir Guerrero

FO7 Andruw Jones

FO8 Scott Rolen

FO9 Edgardo Alfonzo

FO10 Mike Sweeney

FO11 Alex Rodriguez

FO12 Jermaine Dye

FO13 Charles Johnson

FO14 Darren Dreifort

FO15 Neifi Perez


All-Stars

FAS1 Mark McGwire

FAS2 Derek Jeter

FAS3 Alex Rodriguez

FAS4 Chipper Jones

FAS5 Nomar Garciaparra

FAS6 Sammy Sosa

FAS7 Mike Piazza

FAS8 Barry Bonds

FAS9 Vladimir Guerrero

FAS10 Ken Griffey, Jr.


Moments

FM1 Pat Burrell

FM2 Adam Kennedy

FM3 Mike Lamb

FM4 Rafael Furcal

FM5 Terrence Long

FM6 Jay Payton

FM7 Mark Quinn

FM8 Ben Molina

FM9 Kazuhiro Sasaki

FM10 Mark Redman

FM11 Barry Bonds

FM12 Alex Rodriguez

FM13 Roger Clemens

FM14 Jim Edmonds

FM15 Jason Giambi

FM16 Todd Helton

FM17 Troy Glaus

FM18 Carlos Delgado

FM19 Darin Erstad

FM20 Cal Ripken, Jr.

FM21 Paul Molitor

FM22 Robin Yount

FM23 George Brett

FM24 Dave Winfield

FM25 Eddie Murray


Autographs & Game-Used

Autographs

NOTES:

  • This set features the famed Albert Pujols rookie year autograph. However, since it was not sequentially-numbered as part of the base set, it is not a "true" rookie card.
  • All cards in this set are Refractors.

FA-AG Adrian Gonzalez

FA-AH Adam Hyzdu

FA-AK Adam Kennedy

FA-AP Albert Pujols

FA-BD Ben Diggins

FA-BM Ben Molina

FA-BS Ben Sheets

FA-BZ Barry Zito

FA-BKC Brian Cole

FA-CD Chad Durham

FA-CP Carlos Pena

FA-DK Dave Krynzel

FA-DCP Corey Patterson

FA-JC Joe Crede

FA-JH Jason Hart

FA-JM Justin Morneau

FA-JO Jose Ortiz

FA-JP Jay Payton

FA-JHH Josh Hamilton

FA-JRH J.R. House

FA-KG Keith Ginter

FA-KM Kevin Mench

FA-MB Milton Bradley

FA-MQ Mark Quinn

FA-MR Mark Redman

FA-RF Rafael Furcal

FA-SB Sean Burnett

FA-TF Troy Farnsworth

FA-TL Terrence Long


Moments Refractor Autograph

NOTE: Cards #FMA-CA, #FMA-EM, and #FMA-RY packed out as redemptions that expired April 30, 2003.

FMA-BB Barry Bonds

FMA-CR Cal Ripken, Jr.

FMA-DW Dave Winfield

FMA-EM Eddie Murray

FMA-GB George Brett

FMA-JG Jason Giambi

FMA-PM Paul Molitor

FMA-RY Robin Yount

FMA-TG Troy Glaus

FMA-TH Todd Helton