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2002 Bowman's Best

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Description

2002 Bowman's Best is a 181-card set released in August, 2002. In a radical departure for the brand, each of the 91 rookies and prospects (cards #91-#181) would come either autographed or have a piece of a game-used bat on it. Each pack will yield one such card.

Distribution

Ten packs per box, five cards per pack (MSRP: $15). Ten boxes per case. Hobby only.

Reviews

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Hobby Odds
Base 181 - ?
short set 90 - 4:1
Autographed/Game-Used First-Year 91 - one-per-pack
Blue short set 90 300 1:6
Blue Autographed First-Year 65 - 1:6
Blue Game-Used First-Year 26 - 1:14
Red short set 90 200 1:8
Red Autographed First-Year 65 - 1:17
Red Game-Used First-Year 26 - 1:39
Gold short set 90 50 1:31
Red Autographed First-Year 65 - 1:51
Red Game-Used First-Year 26 - 1:115
Uncirculated Autograph Redemption 65 20 1:129
Uncirculated Game-Used First Year Redemption 26 20 1:322

Checklist

Base Set

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  • 1 Josh Beckett
  • 2 Derek Jeter
  • 3 Alex Rodriguez
  • 4 Miguel Tejada
  • 5 Nomar Garciaparra
  • 6 Aramis Ramirez
  • 7 Jeremy Giambi
  • 8 Bernie Williams
  • 9 Juan Pierre
  • 10 Chipper Jones
  • 11 Jimmy Rollins
  • 12 Alfonso Soriano
  • 13 Mark Prior
  • 14 Paul Konerko
  • 15 Tim Hudson
  • 16 Doug Mientkiewicz
  • 17 Todd Helton
  • 18 Moises Alou
  • 19 Juan Gonzalez
  • 20 Jorge Posada
  • 21 Jeff Kent
  • 22 Roger Clemens
  • 23 Phil Nevin
  • 24 Brian Giles
  • 25 Carlos Delgado
  • 26 Jason Giambi
  • 27 Vladimir Guerrero
  • 28 Cliff Floyd
  • 29 Shea Hillenbrand
  • 30 Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 31 Mike Piazza
  • 32 Carlos Pena
  • 33 Larry Walker
  • 34 Magglio Ordonez
  • 35 Mike Mussina
  • 36 Andruw Jones
  • 37 Nick Johnson
  • 38 Curt Schilling
  • 39 Eric Chavez
  • 40 Bartolo Colon
  • 41 Eric Hinske
  • 42 Sean Burroughs
  • 43 Randy Johnson
  • 44 Adam Dunn
  • 45 Pedro Martinez
  • 46 Garret Anderson
  • 47 Jim Thome
  • 48 Gary Sheffield
  • 49 Tsuyoshi Shinjo
  • 50 Albert Pujols
  • 51 Ichiro
  • 52 C.C. Sabathia
  • 53 Bob Abreu
  • 54 Ivan Rodriguez
  • 55 J.D. Drew
  • 56 Jacque Jones
  • 57 Jason Kendall
  • 58 Javier Vazquez
  • 59 Jeff Bagwell
  • 60 Greg Maddux
  • 61 Jim Edmonds
  • 62 Hank Blalock
  • 63 Jose Vidro
  • 64 Kevin Brown
  • 65 Mark Teixeira
  • 66 Sammy Sosa
  • 67 Lance Berkman
  • 68 Mark Mulder
  • 69 Marty Cordova
  • 70 Frank Thomas
  • 71 Mike Cameron
  • 72 Mike Sweeney
  • 73 Barry Bonds
  • 74 Troy Glaus
  • 75 Barry Zito
  • 76 Pat Burrell
  • 77 Paul LoDuca
  • 78 Rafael Palmeiro
  • 79 Austin Kearns
  • 80 Darin Erstad
  • 81 Richie Sexson
  • 82 Roberto Alomar
  • 83 Roy Oswalt
  • 84 Ryan Klesko
  • 85 Luis Gonzalez
  • 86 Scott Rolen
  • 87 Shannon Stewart
  • 88 Shawn Green
  • 89 Toby Hall
  • 90 Bret Boone

Autographed/Game-Used First Year

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NOTES

  • 26 of the 91 First Year cards feature a piece of a game-used bat (BAT). All other cards in this subset are autographed by the player (AU).
  • Some players have BOTH a BAT and an AU card. Both cards are, where applicable, considered "true" rookie cards.
  • Card #181 packed out as a redemption card which expired December 31, 2002.

The specific odds of finding a First Year card are as follows.

  • AU Group A: 1:3/packs
  • AU Group B: 1:19/packs
  • BAT: 1:5/packs
  • Kaz Ishii BAT EXCH: 1:13/packs
  • 91 Casey Kotchman BAT RC
  • 92 Jose Valverde AU A RC
  • 93 Cole Barthel BAT RC*
  • 94 Brad Nelson AU A RC
  • 95 Mauricio Lara AU A RC
  • 96 Ryan Gripp BAT RC
  • 97 Brian West AU A RC*
  • 98 Chris Piersoll AU B RC
  • 99 Ryan Church AU B RC
  • 100 Javier Colina AU A
  • 101 Juan M. Gonzalez AU A RC*
  • 102 Benito Baez AU A
  • 103 Mike Hill BAT RC
  • 104 Jason Grove AU B RC*
  • 105 Koyie Hill AU B
  • 106 Mark Outlaw AU A RC*
  • 107 Jason Bay BAT RC
  • 108 Jorge Padilla AU A RC
  • 109 Pete Zamora AU A RC*
  • 110 Joe Mauer AU A RC
  • 111 Franklyn German AU A RC
  • 112 Chris Flinn AU A RC*
  • 113 David Wright BAT RC
  • 114 Anastacio Martinez AU A RC
  • 115 Nic Jackson BAT RC*
  • 116 Rene Reyes AU A RC
  • 117 Colin Young AU A RC*
  • 118 Joe Orloski AU A RC*
  • 119 Mike Wilson AU A RC
  • 120 Rich Thompson AU A RC
  • 121 Jake Mauer AU B RC*
  • 122 Mario Ramos AU A RC
  • 123 Doug Sessions AU B RC*
  • 124 Doug Devore BAT RC
  • 125 Travis Foley AU A RC*
  • 126 Chris Baker AU A RC*
  • 127 Michael Floyd AU A RC*
  • 128 Josh Barfield BAT RC
  • 129 Jose Bautista BAT RC
  • 130 Gavin Floyd AU A RC
  • 131 Jason Botts BAT RC
  • 132 Clint Nageotte AU A RC
  • 133 Jesus Cota AU B RC*
  • 134 Ron Calloway BAT RC
  • 135 Kevin Cash BAT RC
  • 136 Jonny Gomes AU B RC
  • 137 Dennis Ulacia AU A RC*
  • 138 Ryan Snare AU A RC
  • 139 Kevin Deaton AU A RC*
  • 140 Bobby Jenks AU B RC
  • 141 Casey Kotchman AU A RC
  • 142 Adam Walker AU A RC*
  • 143 Mike Gonzalez AU A RC
  • 144 Ruben Gotay BAT RC
  • 145 Jason Grove BAT RC
  • 146 Freddy Sanchez AU B RC
  • 147 Jason Arnold AU B RC*
  • 148 Scott Hairston AU A RC
  • 149 Jason St. Clair AU B RC*
  • 150 Chris Tritle BAT RC*
  • 151 Edwin Yan BAT RC*
  • 152 Freddy Sanchez BAT RC
  • 153 Greg Sain BAT RC*
  • 154 Yurendell De Caster BAT RC
  • 155 Noochie Varner BAT RC*
  • 156 Nelson Castro AU B RC*
  • 157 Randall Shelley BAT RC*
  • 158 Reed Johnson BAT RC
  • 159 Ryan Raburn AU A RC
  • 160 Jose Morban BAT RC
  • 161 Justin Schuda AU A RC*
  • 162 Henry Pichardo AU A RC*
  • 163 Josh Bard AU A RC
  • 164 Josh Bonifay AU A RC*
  • 165 Brandon League AU B RC
  • 166 Jorge-Julio DePaula AU A RC
  • 167 Todd Linden AU B RC
  • 168 Francisco Liriano AU A RC
  • 169 Chris Snelling AU A RC
  • 170 Blake McGinley AU A RC*
  • 171 Cody McKay AU A RC
  • 172 Jason Stanford AU A RC
  • 173 Lenny DiNardo AU A RC
  • 174 Greg Montalbano AU A RC*
  • 175 Earl Snyder AU A RC
  • 176 Justin Huber AU A RC
  • 177 Chris Narveson AU A RC
  • 178 Jon Switzer AU A RC
  • 179 Ronald Acuña, Sr. AU A RC*
  • 180 Chris Duffy BAT RC
  • 181 Kazuhisa Ishii BAT RC EXCH

Parallels

All 191 base cards are available in the following parallels. The 90 veteran players are serial-numbered to the production figures listed below; while the 91 Autographed/Game-Used First Year cards are NOT serial-numbered.

  • Red (serial-numbered to 300 copies)
  • Blue (serial-numbered to 200 copies)
  • Gold (serial-numbered to 50 copies)

Uncirculated First Year

Randomly inserted into packs were redemption cards good for an "Uncirculated" parallel for the 91 Autographed/Game-Used First Year cards. When redeemed, the collector would receive a the player's Bowman's Best card encased in a plastic case. Only 20 redemption cards for each player were inserted, and all cards expired December 31, 2002.