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2001 Topps Heritage

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2001 Topps Heritage is a 407-card set released right before spring training in February 2001. It is considered one of the landmark products of the 2000s for its model configuration, "throwback" design, and legendary autograph lineup. In 2009, 2001 Topps Heritage Baseball was awarded "Product of the Decade" by Beckett Baseball.

Produced to celebrate Topps' 50th anniversary in the baseball card business, the base set had the same look and feel as the legendary 1952 Topps set. (Topps opted make all cards in the modern 2 1/2" X 3 1/2" format, and not in the 2 5/8" X 3 3/4" dimensions of the real '52 Topps.) Most of the photographs on the cards were purposefully blurred to give them an early-50s look.

Just like '52 Topps, the 80 lower numbered cards and the 97 higher numbered cards, were short-printed -- but unlike '52 Topps, '01 Topps Heritage was released in a single series. In a nod to history, then Yankee prospect David Parrish's card all but mirrored the picture used on Mickey Mantle's '52 Topps card.

Topps went beyond the call of duty on this set by inserting redemption cards for every original 1952 Topps card including the famed Mickey Mantle. There were also redemptions featuring replica hats. To top things off, 25 original Willie Mays '52 Topps cards were bought, autographed by Willie and randomly inserted as box toppers. A 110-card, serial-numbered, Chrome partial-parallel set was inserted at the rate of one per box and is very popular among Master set builders today, as are the autographs.

Legacy of 2001 Topps Heritage

The lasting legacy of 2001 Topps Heritage Baseball cannot be stressed enough. At the turn of the century, set collecting, for decades the traditional way cards were collected, was on the decline. Much of the products produced in the years preceding featured scores of intentionally short-printed base cards that were either too hard to pull out of packs or produced in such low quantities that even attempting to build a complete set was an exercise in futility. With Heritage, Topps found the right combination in making a product that, while challenging to collect, was still realistic for the average collector to put a full set together.

It should also be noted that Topps Heritage did not feature a rookie card of either Ichiro Suzuki or Albert Pujols. The only notable rookie cards in the set are of Kyle Lohse and Juan Uribe.


24 packs per box, eight cards plus one stick of gum per pack (MSRP: $2.99).


Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Hobby Odds Retail Odds
Base 407 - ? ?
short-set 310 - ? ?
High-Numbers 97 - 1:2 1:2
Chrome 110 552 1:25 1:25
Classic Renditions 10 - 1:5 1:9
New Age Performers 15 - 1:8 1:15
Then and Now 10 - 1:8 1:15
Blue Ink Autographs 52 200 1:142 1:142
Red Ink Autographs 52 52 1:545 1:546
Autographed Classic Renditions 3 25 1:19,710 ?
Clubhouse Collection Bats 20 - 1:590 1:590
Clubhouse Collection Jerseys 2 - 1:798 1:799
Clubhouse Collection Dual Bats 5 52 1:5701 1:5772
Clubhouse Collection Dual Jerseys 1 52 1:28,744 1:29,820
Autographed Clubhouse Collection Bats 3 25 1:19710 1:20,928
Autographed Clubhouse Collection Jerseys 1 25 1:62,714 1:83,712
Grandstand Glory 7 - 1:211 1:211
Time Capsule 4 - 1:369 1:369
Time Capsule Dual 1 52 1:28,744 1:29,820
Willie Mays 1952 Topps Autoproof 1 25 1:5749 boxes N/A



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This three-card set was released prior to the release of 2001 Topps Heritage to dealers and members of the hobby media. The three cards packed out with the media release in a three-card cello pack.

PP1 Kevin Brown

PP2 Andres Galarraga

PP3 Roger Clemens

Base Set

Low Numbers

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NOTE: The first 80 cards were slightly short-printed, with half the production run in black-backs and the other half in red-backs. The first 80-card series of 1952 Topps, also had about half the cards in black and half in red. Although some collectors have built "Master Sets" with both variations, a full set is considered complete, regardless of back color.

1 Kris Benson

2 Brian Jordan

3 Fernando Vina

4 Mike Sweeney

5 Rafael Palmeiro

6 Paul O'Neill

7 Todd Helton

8 Ramiro Mendoza

9 Kevin Millwood

10 Chuck Knoblauch

11 Derek Jeter

13 Geoff Jenkins

14 David Justice

15 David Cone

16 Andres Galarraga

17 Garret Anderson

18 Roger Cedeno

19 Randy Velarde

20 Carlos Delgado

21 Quilvio Veras

22 Jose Vidro

23 Corey Patterson

24 Jorge Posada

25 Eddie Perez

26 Jack Cust

27 Sean Burroughs

28 Randy Wolf

29 Mike Lamb

30 Rafael Furcal

31 Barry Bonds

32 Tim Hudson

33 Tom Glavine

34 Javy Lopez

35 Aubrey Huff

36 Wally Joyner

37 Magglio Ordonez

38 Matt Lawton

39 Mariano Rivera

40 Andy Ashby

41 Mark Buehrle

42 Esteban Loaiza

43 Mark Redman

44 Mark Quinn

45 Tino Martinez

46 Joe Mays

47 Walt Weiss

48 Roger Clemens

49 Greg Maddux

50 Richard Hidalgo

51 Orlando Hernandez

52 Chipper Jones

53 Ben Grieve

54 Jimmy Haynes

55 Ken Caminiti

56 Tim Salmon

57 Andy Pettitte

58 Darin Erstad

59 Marquis Grissom

60 Raul Mondesi

61 Bengie Molina

62 Miguel Tejada

63 Jose Cruz, Jr.

63 Jose Cruz, Jr.

64 Billy Koch

65 Troy Glaus

66 Cliff Floyd

67 Tony Batista

68 Jeff Bagwell

69 Billy Wagner

70 Eric Chavez

71 Troy Percival

72 Andruw Jones

73 Shane Reynolds

74 Barry Zito

75 Roy Halladay

76 David Wells

77 Jason Giambi

78 Scott Elarton

79 Moises Alou

80 Adam Piatt


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NOTE: The following mid-series cards were erroneously printed exclusively in the Black-Back format: 103, 159, 171, 176, 179, 188, 201, 212, 224 and 241.

81 Wilton Veras

82 Darryl Kile

83 Johnny Damon

84 Tony Armas

85 Ellis Burks

86 Jamey Wright

87 Jose Vizcaino

88 Bartolo Colon

89 Carmen Cali RC

90 Kevin Brown

91 Josh Hamilton

92 Jay Buhner

93 Scott Pratt RC*

94 Alex Cora

95 Luis Montanez RC

96 Dmitri Young

97 J.T. Snow

98 Damion Easley

99 Greg Norton

100 Matt Wheatland

101 Chin-Feng Chen

102 Tony Womack

103 Adam Kennedy (Black back)

104 J.D. Drew

105 Carlos Febles

106 Jim Thome

107 Danny Graves

108 Dave Mlicki

109 Ron Coomer

110 James Baldwin

111 Shaun Boyd RC*

112 Brian Bohanon

113 Jacque Jones

114 Alfonso Soriano

115 Tony Clark

116 Terrence Long

117 Todd Hundley

118 Kazuhiro Sasaki

119 Brian Sellier RC*

120 John Olerud

121 Javier Vazquez

122 Sean Burnett

123 Matt LeCroy

124 Erubiel Durazo

125 Juan Encarnacion

126 Pablo Ozuna

127 Russ Ortiz

128 David Segui

129 Mark McGwire

130 Mark Grace

131 Fred McGriff

132 Carl Pavano

133 Derek Thompson

134 Shawn Green

135 B.J. Surhoff

136 Michael Tucker

137 Jason Isringhausen

138 Eric Milton

139 Mike Stodolka

140 Milton Bradley

141 Curt Schilling

142 Sandy Alomar

143 Brent Mayne

144 Todd Jones

145 Charles Johnson

146 Dean Palmer

147 Masato Yoshii

148 Edgar Renteria

149 Joe Randa

150 Adam Johnson

151 Greg Vaughn

152 Adrian Beltre

153 Glenallen Hill

154 David Parrish RC*

155 Neifi Perez

156 Pete Harnisch

157 Paul Konerko

158 Dennys Reyes

159 Jose Lima (Black back)

160 Eddie Taubensee

161 Miguel Cairo

162 Jeff Kent

163 Dustin Hermanson

164 Alex Gonzalez

165 Hideo Nomo

166 Sammy Sosa

167 C.J. Nitkowski

168 Cal Eldred

169 Jeff Abbott

170 Jim Edmonds

171 Mark Mulder (Black back)

172 Dominic Rich RC*

173 Ray Lankford

174 Danny Borrell RC*

175 Rick Aguilera

176 Shannon Stewart (Black back)

177 Steve Finley

178 Jim Parque

179 Kevin Appier (Black back)

180 Adrian Gonzalez

181 Tom Goodwin

182 Kevin Tapani

183 Fernando Tatis

184 Mark Grudzielanek

185 Ryan Anderson

186 Jeffrey Hammonds

187 Corey Koskie

188 Brad Fullmer (Black back)

189 Rey Sanchez

190 Michael Barrett

191 Rickey Henderson

192 Jermaine Dye

193 Scott Brosius

194 Matt Anderson

195 Brian Buchanan

196 Derrek Lee

197 Larry Walker

198 Dan Moylan RC*

199 Vinny Castilla

200 Ken Griffey, Jr.

201 Matt Stairs (Black back)

202 Ty Howington

203 Andy Benes

204 Luis Gonzalez

205 Brian Moehler

206 Harold Baines

207 Pedro Astacio

208 Cristian Guzman

209 Kip Wells

210 Frank Thomas

211 Jose Rosado

212 Vernon Wells (Black back)

213 Bob Higginson

214 Juan Gonzalez

215 Omar Vizquel

216 Bernie Williams

217 Aaron Sele

218 Shawn Estes

219 Roberto Alomar

220 Rick Ankiel

221 Josh Kalinowski

222 David Bell

223 Keith Foulke

224 Craig Biggio (Black back)

225 Josh Axelson RC*

226 Scott Williamson

227 Ron Belliard

228 Chris Singleton

229 Alex Serrano RC

230 Deivi Cruz

231 Eric Munson

232 Luis Castillo

233 Edgar Martinez

234 Jeff Shaw

235 Jeromy Burnitz

236 Richie Sexson

237 Will Clark

238 Ron Villone

239 Kerry Wood

240 Rich Aurilia

241 Mo Vaughn (Black back)

242 Travis Fryman

243 Manny Ramirez

244 Chris Stynes

245 Ray Durham

246 Juan Uribe RC

247 Juan Guzman

248 Lee Stevens

249 Devon White

250 Kyle Lohse RC

251 Bryan Wolff

252 Matt Galante RC*

253 Eric Young

254 Freddy Garcia

255 Jay Bell

256 Steve Cox

257 Torii Hunter

258 Jose Canseco

259 Brad Ausmus

260 Jeff Cirillo

261 Brad Penny

262 Antonio Alfonseca

263 Russell Branyan

264 Chris Morris RC*

265 John Lackey

266 Justin Wayne RC

267 Brad Radke

268 Todd Stottlemyre

269 Mark Loretta

270 Matt Williams

271 Kenny Lofton

272 Jeff D'Amico

273 Jamie Moyer

274 Darren Dreifort

275 Denny Neagle

276 Orlando Cabrera

277 Chuck Finley

278 Miguel Batista

279 Carlos Beltran

280 Eric Karros

281 Mark Kotsay

282 Ryan Dempster

283 Barry Larkin

284 Jeff Suppan

285 Gary Sheffield

286 Jose Valentin

287 Robb Nen

288 Chan Ho Park

289 John Halama

290 Steve Smyth RC

291 Gerald Williams

292 Preston Wilson

293 Victor Hall RC*

294 Ben Sheets

295 Eric Davis

296 Kirk Rueter

297 Chad Petty RC*

298 Kevin Millar

299 Marvin Benard

300 Vladimir Guerrero

301 Livan Hernandez

302 Travis Baptist RC

303 Bill Mueller

304 Mike Cameron

305 Randy Johnson

306 Alan Mahaffey RC*

307 Timo Perez

308 Pokey Reese

309 Ryan Rupe

310 Carlos Lee


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Intended to mimic the '52 Topps set's "high-number" series, the last 97 cards are all short-printed and seeded at the rate of 1:2/packs.

311 Doug Glanville

312 Jay Payton

313 Troy O'Leary

314 Francisco Cordero

315 Rusty Greer

316 Cal Ripken, Jr.

317 Ricky Ledee

318 Brian Daubach

319 Robin Ventura

320 Todd Zeile

321 Francisco Cordova

322 Henry Rodriguez

323 Pat Meares

324 Glendon Rusch

325 Keith Osik

326 Robert Keppel RC

327 Bobby Jones

328 Alex Ramirez

329 Robert Person

330 Ruben Mateo

331 Rob Bell

332 Carl Everett

333 Jason Schmidt

334 Scott Rolen

335 Jimmy Anderson

336 Bret Boone

337 Delino DeShields

338 Trevor Hoffman

339 Bob Abreu

340 Mike Williams

341 Mike Hampton

342 John Wetteland

343 Scott Erickson

344 Enrique Wilson

345 Tim Wakefield

346 Mike Lowell

347 Todd Pratt

348 Brook Fordyce

349 Benny Agbayani

350 Gabe Kapler

351 Sean Casey

352 Darren Oliver

353 Todd Ritchie

354 Kenny Rogers

355 Jason Kendall

356 John Vander Wal

357 Ramon Martinez

358 Edgardo Alfonzo

359 Phil Nevin

360 Albert Belle

361 Ruben Rivera

362 Pedro Martinez

363 Derek Lowe

364 Pat Burrell

365 Mike Mussina

366 Brady Anderson

367 Darren Lewis

368 Sidney Ponson

369 Adam Eaton

370 Eric Owens

371 Aaron Boone

372 Matt Clement

373 Derek Bell

374 Trot Nixon

375 Travis Lee

376 Mike Benjamin

377 Jeff Zimmerman

378 Mike Lieberthal

379 Rick Reed

380 Nomar Garciaparra

381 Omar Daal

382 Ryan Klesko

383 Rey Ordonez

384 Kevin Young

385 Rick Helling

386 Brian Giles

387 Tony Gwynn

388 Ed Sprague

389 J.R. House

390 Scott Hatteberg

391 John Valentin

392 Melvin Mora

393 Royce Clayton

394 Jeff Fassero

395 Manny Alexander

396 John Franco

397 Luis Alicea

398 Ivan Rodriguez

399 Kevin Jordan

400 Jose Offerman

401 Jeff Conine

402 Seth Etherton

403 Mike Bordick

404 Al Leiter

405 Mike Piazza

406 Armando Benitez

407 Warren Morris



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Chrome is a 110-card partial-parallel of the base set, done on Finest-style chromium stock. Each card is serial-numbered to 552 copies.

CP1 Cal Ripken, Jr.

CP2 Jim Thome

CP3 Derek Jeter

CP4 Andres Galarraga

CP5 Carlos Delgado

CP6 Roberto Alomar

CP7 Tom Glavine

CP8 Gary Sheffield

CP9 Mo Vaughn

CP10 Preston Wilson

CP11 Mike Mussina

CP12 Greg Maddux

CP13 Ivan Rodriguez

CP14 Al Leiter

CP15 Seth Etherton

CP16 Edgardo Alfonzo

CP17 Richie Sexson

CP18 Andruw Jones

CP19 Bartolo Colon

CP20 Darin Erstad

CP21 Kevin Brown

CP22 Mike Sweeney

CP23 Mike Piazza

CP24 Rafael Palmeiro

CP25 Terrence Long

CP26 Kazuhiro Sasaki

CP27 John Olerud

CP28 Mark McGwire

CP29 Fred McGriff

CP30 Todd Helton

CP31 Curt Schilling

CP32 Alex Rodriguez

CP33 Jeff Kent

CP34 Pat Burrell

CP35 Jim Edmonds

CP36 Mark Mulder

CP37 Troy Glaus

CP38 Jay Payton

CP39 Jermaine Dye

CP40 Larry Walker

CP41 Ken Griffey, Jr.

CP42 Jeff Bagwell

CP43 Rick Ankiel

CP44 Mark Redman

CP45 Edgar Martinez

CP46 Mike Hampton

CP47 Manny Ramirez

CP48 Ray Durham

CP49 Rafael Furcal

CP50 Sean Casey

CP51 Jose Canseco

CP52 Barry Bonds

CP53 Tim Hudson

CP54 Barry Zito

CP55 Chuck Finley

CP56 Magglio Ordonez

CP57 David Wells

CP58 Jason Giambi

CP59 Tony Gwynn

CP60 Vladimir Guerrero

CP61 Randy Johnson

CP62 Bernie Williams

CP63 Craig Biggio

CP64 Jason Kendall

CP65 Pedro Martinez

CP66 Mark Quinn

CP67 Frank Thomas

CP68 Nomar Garciaparra

CP69 Brian Giles

CP70 Shawn Green

CP71 Roger Clemens

CP72 Sammy Sosa

CP73 Juan Gonzalez

CP74 Orlando Hernandez

CP75 Chipper Jones

CP76 Josh Hamilton

CP77 Adam Johnson

CP78 Shaun Boyd

CP79 Alfonso Soriano

CP80 Derek Thompson

CP81 Adrian Gonzalez

CP82 Ryan Anderson

CP83 Corey Patterson

CP84 J.R. House

CP85 Sean Burroughs

CP86 Bryan Wolff

CP87 John Lackey

CP88 Ben Sheets

CP89 Timo Perez

CP90 Robert Keppel

CP91 Luis Montanez

CP92 Sean Burnett

CP93 Justin Wayne

CP94 Eric Munson

CP95 Steve Smyth

CP96 Matt Galante

CP97 Carmen Cali

CP98 Brian Sellier

CP99 David Parrish

CP100 Danny Borrell

CP101 Chad Petty

CP102 Dominic Rich

CP103 Josh Axelson

CP104 Alex Serrano

CP105 Juan Uribe

CP106 Travis Baptist

CP107 Alan Mahaffey

CP108 Kyle Lohse

CP109 Victor Hall

CP110 Scott Pratt


Classic Renditions

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CR1 Mark McGwire

CR2 Nomar Garciaparra

CR3 Barry Bonds

CR4 Sammy Sosa

CR5 Chipper Jones

CR6 Pat Burrell

CR7 Frank Thomas

CR8 Manny Ramirez

CR9 Derek Jeter

CR10 Ken Griffey, Jr.

New Age Performers

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NAP1 Mike Piazza

NAP2 Sammy Sosa

NAP3 Alex Rodriguez

NAP4 Barry Bonds

NAP5 Ken Griffey, Jr.

NAP6 Chipper Jones

NAP7 Randy Johnson

NAP8 Derek Jeter

NAP9 Nomar Garciaparra

NAP10 Mark McGwire

NAP11 Jeff Bagwell

NAP12 Pedro Martinez

NAP13 Todd Helton

NAP14 Vladimir Guerrero

NAP15 Greg Maddux

Then and Now

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TH1 Yogi Berra / Mike Piazza

TH2 Duke Snider / Sammy Sosa

TH3 Willie Mays / Ken Griffey

TH4 Phil Rizzuto / Derek Jeter

TH5 Pee Wee Reese / Nomar Garciaparra

TH6 Jackie Robinson / Alex Rodriguez

TH7 Johnny Mize / Mark McGwire

TH8 Bob Feller / Pedro Martinez

TH9 Robin Roberts / Greg Maddux

TH10 Warren Spahn / Randy Johnson

Autographs & Game-Used

Clubhouse Collection Relics

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RASR Richie Ashburn / Scott Rolen

PWWSTG Warren Spahn / Tom Glavine

PWEWBC Early Wynn / Bartolo Colon

MMFT Minnie Minoso / Frank Thomas

THCC-BB Barry Bonds BAT

THCC-CJ Chipper Jones BAT

THCC-DS Duke Snider BAT

THCC-EM Eddie Mathews BAT

THCC-FT Frank Thomas JSY

THCC-FV Fernando Vina BAT

THCC-MM Minnie Minoso JSY

THCC-RA Richie Ashburn BAT

THCC-RS Red Schoendienst BAT

THCC-SG Shawn Green BAT

THCC-SR Scott Rolen BAT

THCC-WM Willie Mays BAT


Each Clubhouse Collection Dual Relic is serial-numbered to 52 copies.

DSSG Duke Snider / Shawn Green BAT / BAT

EMCJ Eddie Mathews / Chipper Jones BAT / BAT

MMFT Minnie Minoso / Frank Thomas JSY / JSY

RASR Richie Ashburn / Scott Rolen BAT / BAT


Each Clubhouse Collection Autograph contains a piece of "Game Used" equipment and is also autographed. Each card is hand numbered to 25.

ADS Duke Snider BAT

AMM Minnie Minoso JSY

ARS Red Schoendienst BAT

AWM Willie Mays BAT

Grandstand Glory

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Grandstand Glory features piece of a stadium seat.

THGG-JR Jackie Robinson

THGG-NF Nellie Fox

THGG-PR Phil Rizzuto

THGG-RA Richie Ashburn

THGG-RR Robin Roberts

THGG-WM Willie Mays

THGG-YB Yogi Berra

Time Capsule

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This unique set features swatches of fabric taken from actual Korean War-era combat uniforms. It's important to note that, although these players actually served in the Korean War, and these cards do indeed feature patches of vintage Korean War uniforms, they were NOT worn by the athlete featured on the card. Unlike the other cards in this set, the lone dual-player Willie Mays-Ted Williams card is hand-numbered to 52 copies.

DN Don Newcombe

TW Ted Williams

WF Whitey Ford

WM Willie Mays

WMTW Willie Mays / Ted Williams 52

Topps Heritage Autographs

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Topps issued 50 autographed cards which included 24 players from 1952 and 26 current baseball players. This set would be known in later Heritage issues as Real One Autographs.

These cards can be found autographed in either blue or red ink. Each player signed a total of 200 cards in blue ink (which are NOT serial-numbered) and only 52 hand-numbered cards in red ink. The only exception is Willie Mays wound up signing 52 hand-numbered red ink cards and an unknown quantity of additional unnumbered red ink cards.

Topps included redemption cards for Eddie Mathews autographs, but unfortunately Mathews passed away right after Heritage was released without signing his any of his cards. Collectors who pulled an Eddie Mathews exchange card instead received an unnumbered red ink Willie Mays autograph instead. The Mathews exchange card expired January 31, 2002.

Larry Doby was listed on the provisional checklist provided by Topps, and exchange cards good for a Doby autograph were inserted into packs. Doby would have been the 52nd player in the set, but could not come to an agreement with Topps and refused to sign.

THA-AH Aubrey Huff

THA-AP Andy Pafko

THA-AR Alex Rodriguez

THA-BB Barry Bonds

THA-BS Bobby Shantz

THA-BT Bobby Thomson

THA-CD Carlos Delgado

THA-CF Cliff Floyd

THA-CJ Chipper Jones

THA-CP Corey Patterson

THA-CS Curt Simmons

THA-DD Dom DiMaggio

THA-DG Dick Groat

THA-DS Duke Snider

THA-EM Eddie Mathews EXCH (fulfilled with a Willie Mays Red Ink)

THA-ES Enos Slaughter

THA-FV Fernando Vina

THA-GJ Geoff Jenkins

THA-GM Gil McDougald

THA-HB Hank Bauer

THA-HS Hank Sauer

THA-HW Hoyt Wilhelm

THA-JG Joe Garagiola

THA-JM Joe Mays

THA-JS Johnny Sain

THA-JV Jose Vidro

THA-KB Kris Benson

THA-LD Larry Doby EXCH (never honored)

THA-MB Mark Buehrle

THA-MI Monte Irvin

THA-ML Matt Lawton

THA-ML Mike Lamb

THA-MM Minnie Minoso

THA-MO Magglio Ordonez

THA-MQ Mark Quinn

THA-MR Mark Redman

THA-MS Mike Sweeney

THA-MV Mickey Vernon

THA-NG Nomar Garciaparra

THA-PFR Phil Rizzuto

THA-PR Preacher Roe

THA-RH Richard Hidalgo

THA-RR Robin Roberts

THA-RS Red Schoendienst

THA-RW Randy Wolf

THA-SPB Sean Burroughs

THA-TG Tom Glavine

THA-TH Todd Helton

THA-TL Terrence Long

THA-VL Vernon Law

THA-WM Willie Mays

THA-WS Warren Spahn

Willie Mays 1952 AutoProof

Topps bought back 25 original 1952 Topps Willie Mays cards and had Mays autograph them. These cards were randomly inserted as box toppers in 2001 Topps Heritage Hobby boxes. Each card is hand-numbered on the front.

Willie Mays 25

Classic Renditions Autograph

Each card is serial-numbered to 25 copies.

CRA-BB Barry Bonds

CRA-CJ Chipper Jones

CRA-NG Nomar Garciaparra