2002 Donruss Classics

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Description

2002 Donruss Classics is a 225 card set released in two series. The first 200 cards of the 225 card set was released as part of the Donruss Classics product in June 2002. Each Donruss Classics Hobby box contains two, separately packaged, nine-pack "mini boxes." The final 25 cards were randomly inserted into packs of 2002 Donruss The Rookies.

Cards 1-100 are the base cards while 101-225 are short-printed and serial-numbered to 1500 copies each. 101-150 are rookie and prospect cards while 151-200 are retired stars with one card from each subset inserted into every nine-pack mini box.

In addition to the short-prints, each mini-box will yield either an autograph of game-used card.

As with most 2002 products, there are no notable rookies in the main set; however, an RC of Cliff Lee was included in the Donruss The Rookies Series.

Distribution

Two nine-pack "mini-boxes" per box, six cards per pack (MSRP: $5). Hobby only. Four boxes per case.

Reviews

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Hobby Odds
Base 225 - ?
short set 100 - ?
Rookies/Prospects 50 1500 1:9
Legends 50 1500 1:9
Donruss The Rookies Series 25 1500 ?
Timeless Tributes Parallel 225 100 ?
Classic Singles 30 varies ?
Classic Combos 25 varies ?
Legendary Lumberjacks 35 varies ?
Legendary Hats 5 50 ?
Legendary Leather 5 50 ?
Legendary Spikes 5 50 ?
New Millennium Classics 60 varies ?
Timeless Treasures 17 varies, 8-91 ?
Significant Signatures 202 varies ?

Checklist

Promos

Randomly inserted into the August 2002 issue of Beckett Baseball Card Monthly was a Donruss Classics promo card. The checklist parallels that of the first 100 cards in the base set and each card has the word "SAMPLE" stamped in silver or gold foil on the back. About 10% of the total product run was gold foil stamped with the remainder in silver foil.

Base Set

Donruss Classics Series

1 Alex Rodriguez

2 Barry Bonds

3 C.C. Sabathia

4 Chipper Jones

5 Derek Jeter

6 Troy Glaus

7 Frank Thomas

8 Greg Maddux

9 Ivan Rodriguez

10 Jeff Bagwell

11 Mark Buehrle

12 Todd Helton

13 Ken Griffey, Jr.

14 Manny Ramirez

15 Brad Penny

16 Mike Piazza

17 Nomar Garciaparra

18 Pedro Martinez

19 Randy Johnson

20 Bud Smith

21 Rickey Henderson

22 Roger Clemens

23 Sammy Sosa

24 Brandon Duckworth

25 Vladimir Guerrero

26 Kazuhiro Sasaki

27 Roberto Alomar

28 Barry Zito

29 Rich Aurilia

30 Ben Sheets

31 Carlos Delgado

32 J.D. Drew

33 Jermaine Dye

34 Darin Erstad

35 Jason Giambi

36 Tom Glavine

37 Juan Gonzalez

38 Luis Gonzalez

39 Shawn Green

40 Tim Hudson

41 Andruw Jones

42 Shannon Stewart

43 Barry Larkin

44 Wade Miller

45 Mike Mussina

46 Hideo Nomo

47 Rafael Palmeiro

48 Scott Rolen

49 Gary Sheffield

50 Bernie Williams

51 Bob Abreu

52 Javier Vazquez

53 Edgar Martinez

54 Magglio Ordonez

55 Kerry Wood

56 Adrian Beltre

57 Lance Berkman

58 Kevin Brown

59 Sean Casey

60 Eric Chavez

61 Robert Person

62 Jeremy Giambi

63 Freddy Garcia

64 Alfonso Soriano

65 Doug Davis

66 Brian Giles

67 Moises Alou

68 Richard Hidalgo

69 Paul LoDuca

70 Aramis Ramirez

71 Andres Galarraga

72 Ryan Klesko

73 Chan Ho Park

74 Richie Sexson

75 Mike Sweeney

76 Aubrey Huff

77 Miguel Tejada

78 Jose Vidro

79 Larry Walker

80 Roy Oswalt

81 Craig Biggio

82 Juan Pierre

83 Jim Thome

84 Josh Towers

85 Alex Escobar

86 Cliff Floyd

87 Terrence Long

88 Curt Schilling

89 Carlos Beltran

90 Albert Pujols

91 Gabe Kapler

92 Mark Mulder

93 Carlos Lee

94 Robert Fick

95 Raul Mondesi

96 Ichiro Suzuki

97 Adam Dunn

98 Corey Patterson

99 Tsuyoshi Shinjo

100 Joe Mays


Rookies/Prospects

Each card is serial-numbered to 1500 copies.

101 Juan Cruz

102 Marlon Byrd

103 Luis Garcia

104 Jorge Padilla RC

105 Dennis Tankersley

106 Josh Pearce

107 Ramon Vazquez

108 Chris Baker RC*

109 Eric Cyr

110 Reed Johnson RC

111 Ryan Jamison

112 Antonio Perez

113 Satoru Komiyama RC

114 Austin Kearns

115 Juan Pena

116 Orlando Hudson

117 Kazuhisa Ishii RC

118 Erik Bedard

119 Luis Ugueto RC

120 Ben Howard RC

121 Morgan Ensberg

122 Doug Devore RC

123 Josh Phelps

124 Angel Berroa

125 Ed Rogers

126 Takahito Nomura RC

127 John Ennis RC

128 Bill Hall

129 Dewon Brazelton

130 Hank Blalock

131 So Taguchi RC

132 Jorge De La Rosa RC

133 Matt Thornton RC

134 Brandon Backe RC

135 Jeff Deardorff

136 Steve Smyth

137 Anderson Machado RC

138 John Buck

139 Mark Prior

140 Sean Burroughs

141 Alex Herrera

142 Francis Beltran RC

143 Jason Romano

144 Michael Cuddyer

145 Steve Bechler RC

146 Alfredo Amezaga

147 Ryan Ludwick

148 Martin Vargas

149 Allan Simpson RC

150 Mark Teixeira


Legends

Each card is serial-numbered to 1500 copies.

151 Dale Murphy

152 Ernie Banks

153 Johnny Bench

154 George Brett

155 Lou Brock

156 Rod Carew

157 Steve Carlton

158 Joe Torre

159 Dennis Eckersley

160 Reggie Jackson

161 Al Kaline

162 Dave Parker

163 Don Mattingly

164 Tony Gwynn

165 Willie McCovey

166 Joe Morgan

167 Stan Musial

168 Jim Palmer

169 Brooks Robinson

170 Bo Jackson

171 Nolan Ryan

172 Mike Schmidt

173 Tom Seaver

174 Cal Ripken, Jr.

175 Robin Yount

176 Wade Boggs

177 Gary Carter

178 Ron Santo

179 Luis Aparicio

180 Bobby Doerr

181 Ryne Sandberg

182 Yogi Berra

183 Will Clark

184 Eddie Murray

185 Andre Dawson

186 Duke Snider

187 Orlando Cepeda

188 Billy Williams

189 Juan Marichal

190 Harmon Killebrew

191 Kirby Puckett

192 Carlton Fisk

193 Dave Winfield

194 Alan Trammell

195 Paul Molitor

196 Tony Perez

197 Ozzie Smith

198 Ralph Kiner

199 Fergie Jenkins

200 Phil Rizzuto


Donruss The Rookies Series

Each card is serial-numbered to 1500 copies.

201 Oliver Perez RC

202 Aaron Cook RC

203 Eric Junge RC

204 Freddy Sanchez RC

205 Cliff Lee RC

206 Runelvys Hernandez RC

207 Chone Figgins RC

208 Rodrigo Rosario RC

209 Kevin Cash RC

210 Josh Bard RC

211 Felix Escalona RC

212 Jeriome Robertson RC

213 Jason Simontacchi RC

214 Shane Nance RC

215 Ben Kozlowski RC

216 Brian Tallet RC

217 Earl Snyder RC

218 Andy Pratt RC

219 Trey Hodges RC

220 Kirk Saarloos RC

221 Rene Reyes RC

222 Joe Borchard

223 Wilson Valdez RC

224 Miguel Asencio RC

225 Chris Snelling RC


Parallels

All 225 cards are available in a "Timeless Tributes" parallel, which is serial-numbered to 100 copies.

Chicago National

Collectors who opened packs of 2002 Donruss Classics at the Donruss-Playoff corporate booth that the 2002 National Sports Collectors Convention would receive a special "Chicago National" parallel card. Each Chicago National card is embossed with a special logo and serial-numbered to five copies.

It is not clear if Chicago National cards exist for all 225 base cards. However such cards are available for both base and Timeless Tributes parallels.

Autographs & Game-Used

Classic Singles

1 Cal Ripken, Jr. JSY 100

2 Eddie Murray JSY 100

3 George Brett JSY 100

4 Bo Jackson JSY 100

5 Ted Williams BAT 50

6 Jimmie Foxx BAT 50

7 Steve Carlton JSY 50

8 Reggie Jackson JSY 100

9 Mel Ott JSY 50

10 Catfish Hunter JSY 100

11 Nolan Ryan JSY 100

12 Rickey Henderson JSY 100

13 Robin Yount JSY 100

14 Orlando Cepeda JSY 100

15 Ty Cobb BAT 50

16 Babe Ruth BAT 50

17 Dave Parker JSY 100

18 Willie Stargell JSY 100

19 Ernie Banks BAT 100

20 Mike Schmidt JSY 100

21 Duke Snider JSY 50

22 Jackie Robinson JSY 50

23 Rickey Henderson BAT 100

24 Dale Murphy BAT 100

25 Lou Gehrig BAT 50

26 Jimmie Foxx BAT 50

27 Reggie Jackson JSY 100

28 Tony Gwynn BAT 100

29 Bobby Doerr JSY 100

30 Joe Torre JSY 100


Classic Combos

3 Ted Williams / Jimmie Foxx BAT / BAT 25

9 Nolan Ryan / George Brett / Robin Yount / Orlando JSY / JSY / JSY / JSY 25

16 Jimmie Foxx / Lou Gehrig BAT / BAT 15

18 Ted Williams / Ty Cobb / Jimmie Foxx / Lou Gehrig BAT / BAT / BAT / BAT 15

19 Bobby Doerr / Ted Williams JSY / JSY 15

1 Eddie Murray / Cal Ripken, Jr. JSY / JSY 25

2 George Brett / Bo Jackson JSY / JSY 25

4 Nolan Ryan / Steve Carlton JSY / JSY 25

5 Mel Ott / Babe Ruth JSY / JSY 15

6 Nolan Ryan / George Brett JSY / JSY 25

7 Babe Ruth / Ty Cobb BAT / BAT 15

8 Jackie Robinson / Duke Snider JSY / JSY 15

10 Rickey Henderson / Ty Cobb BAT / BAT 25

11 Ted Williams / Tony Gwynn JSY / JSY 15

12 Tony Gwynn / Rickey Henderson BAT / BAT 25

13 Ty Cobb / Tony Gwynn BAT / BAT 25

14 Dave Parker / Willie Stargell JSY / JSY 25

15 Ted Williams / Ty Cobb BAT / BAT 25

17 Catfish Hunter / Reggie Jackson JSY / JSY 25

20 Mike Schmidt / George Brett JSY / JSY 25


Legendary

Lumberjacks

1 Don Mattingly 500

2 George Brett 400

3 Stan Musial 100

4 Lou Gehrig 50

5 Mike Piazza 500

6 Mel Ott 50

7 Ted Williams 50

8 Bo Jackson 500

9 Kirby Puckett 500

10 Rafael Palmeiro 500

11 Andre Dawson 500

12 Ozzie Smith 500

13 Paul Molitor 500

14 Babe Ruth 50

15 Carlton Fisk 500

16 Rickey Henderson 500

17 Gary Carter 500

18 Cal Ripken, Jr. 100

19 Eddie Mathews 100

20 Luis Aparicio 500

21 Al Kaline 100

22 Eddie Murray 500

23 Yogi Berra 100

24 Alex Rodriguez 500

25 Tony Gwynn 500

26 Roberto Clemente 100

27 Mike Schmidt 400

28 Reggie Jackson 500

29 Ryne Sandberg 500

30 Joe Morgan 400

31 Joe Torre 500

32 Gary Sheffield 500

33 Nomar Garciaparra 500

34 Jeff Bagwell 500

35 Manny Ramirez 500


Hats

The 5 card set features game used hat swatches from players made famous by playing for one or two teams for most of their career. Each card is serial numbered to 50 copies per card.

3 Wade Boggs

2 George Brett

1 Don Mattingly

4 Reggie Jackson

5 Ryne Sandberg


Leather

Each card features either a swatch from a batting glove or fielding glove and is serial-numbered to 50 copies.

4 Kirby Puckett FLD GLV

5 Mike Schmidt FLD GLV

1 Don Mattingly BTG GLV

2 Wade Boggs BTG GLV

3 Tony Gywnn FLD GLV


Spikes

This 5-card set was randomly inserted packs and each card is serial numbered to 50 copies. Each card has a piece of game used shoe embedded in the card.

1 Don Mattingly

2 Eddie Murray

3 Paul Molitor

4 Harmon Killebrew

5 Mike Schmidt


New Millennium Classics

1 Curt Schilling JSY 500

2 Vladimir Guerrero JSY 100

3 Jim Thome JSY 500

4 Troy Glaus JSY 400

5 Ivan Rodriguez JSY 200

6 Todd Helton JSY 400

7 Sean Casey JSY 500

8 Scott Rolen JSY 475

9 Ken Griffey, Jr. BASE 150

10 Hideo Nomo JSY 100

11 Tom Glavine JSY 350

12 Pedro Martinez JSY 100

13 Cliff Floyd JSY 500

14 Shawn Green JSY 125

15 Rafael Palmeiro JSY 250

16 Luis Gonzalez JSY 100

17 Lance Berkman JSY 100

18 Frank Thomas JSY 500

19 Randy Johnson JSY 400

20 Moises Alou JSY 500

21 Chipper Jones JSY 500

22 Larry Walker JSY 300

23 Mike Sweeney JSY 500

24 Juan Gonzalez JSY 300

25 Roger Clemens JSY 100

26 Albert Pujols BASE 300

27 Magglio Ordonez JSY 500

28 Alex Rodriguez JSY 400

29 Jeff Bagwell JSY 125

30 Kazuhiro Sasaki JSY 500

31 Barry Larkin JSY 300

32 Andruw Jones JSY 350

33 Kerry Wood JSY 200

34 Rickey Henderson JSY 100

35 Greg Maddux JSY 100

36 Brian Giles JSY 400

37 Craig Biggio JSY 100

38 Roberto Alomar JSY 400

39 Mike Piazza JSY 400

40 Bernie Williams JSY 100

41 Ichiro Suzuki BALL 100

42 Kenny Lofton JSY 450

43 Mark Mulder JSY 500

44 Kazuhisa Ishii EXCH JSY 100

45 Darin Erstad JSY 500

46 Jose Vidro JSY 500

47 Miguel Tejada JSY 475

48 Roy Oswalt JSY 500

49 So Taguchi EXCH JSY 100

50 Barry Zito JSY 500

51 Manny Ramirez JSY 400

52 Nomar Garciaparra JSY 400

53 C.C. Sabathia JSY 500

54 Carlos Delgado JSY 500

55 Gary Sheffield JSY 500

56 J.D. Drew JSY 500

57 Barry Bonds BALL 150

58 Derek Jeter BALL 150

59 Edgar Martinez JSY 400

60 Sammy Sosa BALL 150


Timeless Treasures

This 17-card set features game used jersey swatches and bat chips from Cal Ripken Jr. and Ted Williams. Each card is serial numbered between 8 and 91 copies per card.

1 Ted Williams JSY 25

2 Ted Williams JSY 10

3 Ted Williams JSY 10

4 Ted Williams JSY 10

5 Ted Williams BAT 42

6 Ted Williams BAT 47

7 Ted Williams BAT 46

8 Ted Williams BAT 49

9 Ted Williams JSY 9

10 Cal Ripken, Jr. JSY 98

11 Cal Ripken, Jr. JSY 82

12 Cal Ripken, Jr. JSY 83

13 Cal Ripken, Jr. JSY 91

14 Cal Ripken, Jr. / Lou Gehrig JSY 25

15 Cal Ripken, Jr. JSY 25

16 Cal Ripken, Jr. JSY 25

17 Cal Ripken, Jr. JSY 8


Significant Signatures

Significant Signatures is an autographed partial-parallel of the base set. Each card features an embossed sticker autograph and is serial-numbered to the production figures listed below.

1 Alex Rodriguez 15

3 C.C. Sabathia 20

4 Chipper Jones 15

6 Troy Glaus 25

7 Frank Thomas 15

8 Greg Maddux 15

9 Ivan Rodriguez 15

10 Jeff Bagwell 15

11 Mark Buehrle 25

12 Todd Helton 15

14 Manny Ramirez 15

15 Brad Penny 25

17 Nomar Garciaparra 15

18 Pedro Martinez 15

20 Bud Smith 25

21 Rickey Henderson 15

22 Roger Clemens 15

24 Brandon Duckworth 25

25 Vladimir Guerrero 25

27 Roberto Alomar 15

28 Barry Zito 25

29 Rich Aurilia 25

30 Ben Sheets 25

32 J.D. Drew 15

33 Jermaine Dye 25

34 Darin Erstad 15

35 Jason Giambi 15

36 Tom Glavine 15

37 Juan Gonzalez 15

38 Luis Gonzalez 15

40 Tim Hudson 25

41 Andruw Jones 15

42 Shannon Stewart 25

43 Barry Larkin 15

44 Wade Miller 25

45 Mike Mussina 15

47 Rafael Palmeiro 15

48 Scott Rolen 15

49 Gary Sheffield 15

50 Bernie Williams 15

51 Bob Abreu 25

52 Javier Vazquez 25

53 Edgar Martinez 25

55 Kerry Wood 15

56 Adrian Beltre 25

57 Lance Berkman 25

58 Kevin Brown 15

59 Sean Casey 20

60 Eric Chavez 25

61 Robert Person 25

62 Jeremy Giambi 25

63 Freddy Garcia 25

64 Alfonso Soriano 25

65 Doug Davis 25

66 Brian Giles 13

67 Moises Alou 15

68 Richard Hidalgo 25

69 Paul LoDuca 25

70 Aramis Ramirez 25

71 Andres Galarraga 15

72 Ryan Klesko 20

74 Richie Sexson 25

75 Mike Sweeney 25

76 Aubrey Huff 25

77 Miguel Tejada 25

78 Jose Vidro 25

80 Roy Oswalt 25

81 Craig Biggio 15

82 Juan Pierre 25

84 Josh Towers 25

85 Alex Escobar 25

86 Cliff Floyd 25

87 Terrence Long 25

88 Curt Schilling 15

89 Carlos Beltran 25

90 Albert Pujols 25

91 Gabe Kapler 25

92 Mark Mulder 25

93 Carlos Lee 25

94 Robert Fick 25

97 Adam Dunn 6

98 Corey Patterson 25

100 Joe Mays 25

101 Juan Cruz 400

102 Marlon Byrd 500

103 Luis Garcia 500

104 Jorge Padilla 500

105 Dennis Tankersley 250

106 Josh Pearce 500

107 Ramon Vazquez 500

108 Chris Baker 500

109 Eric Cyr 500

110 Reed Johnson 500

111 Ryan Jamison 500

112 Antonio Perez 500

113 Satoru Komiyama 50

114 Austin Kearns 500

115 Juan Pena 500

116 Orlando Hudson 400

117 Kazuhisa Ishii 50

118 Erik Bedard 500

119 Luis Ugueto 250

120 Ben Howard 500

121 Morgan Ensberg 500

122 Doug Devore 500

123 Josh Phelps 500

124 Angel Berroa 500

125 Ed Rogers 500

126 Takahito Nomura 25

127 John Ennis 500

128 Bill Hall 400

129 Dewon Brazelton 400

130 Hank Blalock 100

131 So Taguchi 150

132 Jorge De La Rosa 500

133 Matt Thornton 500

134 Brandon Backe 500

135 Jeff Deardorff 500

136 Steve Smyth 400

137 Anderson Machado 500

138 John Buck 500

139 Mark Prior 250

140 Sean Burroughs 50

141 Alex Herrera 500

142 Francis Beltran 500

143 Jason Romano 500

144 Michael Cuddyer 400

145 Steve Bechler 500

146 Alfredo Amezaga 500

147 Ryan Ludwick 500

148 Martin Vargas 500

149 Allan Simpson 500

150 Mark Teixeira 200

151 Dale Murphy 25

152 Ernie Banks 25

153 Johnny Bench 25

154 George Brett 25

155 Lou Brock 100

156 Rod Carew 25

157 Steve Carlton 125

158 Joe Torre 25

159 Dennis Eckersley 500

160 Reggie Jackson 25

161 Al Kaline 125

162 Dave Parker 500

163 Don Mattingly 50

164 Tony Gwynn 25

165 Willie McCovey 25

166 Joe Morgan 25

167 Stan Musial 25

168 Jim Palmer 125

169 Brooks Robinson 125

170 Bo Jackson 25

171 Nolan Ryan 25

172 Mike Schmidt 25

173 Tom Seaver 25

174 Cal Ripken, Jr. 25

175 Robin Yount 25

176 Wade Boggs 25

177 Gary Carter 150

178 Ron Santo 500

179 Luis Aparicio 400

180 Bobby Doerr 500

181 Ryne Sandberg 25

182 Yogi Berra 25

183 Will Clark 50

184 Eddie Murray 25

185 Andre Dawson 200

186 Duke Snider 25

187 Orlando Cepeda 125

188 Billy Williams 200

189 Juan Marichal 500

190 Harmon Killebrew 100

191 Kirby Puckett 25

192 Carlton Fisk 25

193 Dave Winfield 25

194 Alan Trammell 200

195 Paul Molitor 25

196 Tony Perez 150

197 Ozzie Smith 25

198 Ralph Kiner 125

199 Fergie Jenkins 200

200 Phil Rizzuto 125

201 Oliver Perez 50

203 Eric Junge 50

205 Cliff Lee 100

207 Chone Figgins 100

208 Rodrigo Rosario 250

209 Kevin Cash 100

210 Josh Bard 100

211 Felix Escalona 25

214 Shane Nance 200

215 Ben Kozlowski 200

216 Brian Tallet 100

217 Earl Snyder 100

218 Andy Pratt 250

219 Trey Hodges 250

220 Kirk Saarloos 100

221 Rene Reyes 50

222 Joe Borchard 100

223 Wilson Valdez 100

225 Chris Snelling 100