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2002 Sweet Spot

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Description

2002 Sweet Spot is a 175-card set released by Upper Deck in October, 2002. Each 12-pack Hobby box will yield two game-used jersey cards, and in every third box will be a Sweet Spot Signature -- signed on a piece of leather.

Distribution

12 packs per box, four cards per pack (MSRP: $10). 16 boxes per case. Hobby only.

Reviews

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Hobby Odds
Base 175 - ?
short set 90 - ?
Sweet Beginnings 40 1300 ?
Sweet Beginnings Signatures 15 varies ?
Game Face 30 - 1:24
Game Face Blue 30 100 ?
Swatches 25 - 1:12
USA Jerseys 17 - 1:12
Bat Barrels 28 varies ?
Signatures 25 varies 1:72
Legendary Signatures 16 varies 1:72
Mark McGwire Autograph Redemption 1 100 ?

Checklist

Base Set

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  • 1 Troy Glaus
  • 2 Darin Erstad
  • 3 Tim Hudson
  • 4 Eric Chavez
  • 5 Barry Zito
  • 6 Miguel Tejada
  • 7 Carlos Delgado
  • 8 Eric Hinske
  • 9 Ben Grieve
  • 10 Jim Thome
  • 11 C.C. Sabathia
  • 12 Omar Vizquel
  • 13 Ichiro Suzuki
  • 14 Edgar Martinez
  • 15 Bret Boone
  • 16 Freddy Garcia
  • 17 Tony Batista
  • 18 Geronimo Gil
  • 19 Alex Rodriguez
  • 20 Rafael Palmeiro
  • 21 Ivan Rodriguez
  • 22 Hank Blalock
  • 23 Juan Gonzalez
  • 24 Nomar Garciaparra
  • 25 Pedro Martinez
  • 26 Manny Ramirez
  • 27 Mike Sweeney
  • 28 Carlos Beltran
  • 29 Dmitri Young
  • 30 Torii Hunter
  • 31 Eric Milton
  • 32 Corey Koskie
  • 33 Frank Thomas
  • 34 Mark Buehrle
  • 35 Magglio Ordonez
  • 36 Roger Clemens
  • 37 Derek Jeter
  • 38 Jason Giambi
  • 39 Alfonso Soriano
  • 40 Bernie Williams
  • 41 Jeff Bagwell
  • 42 Roy Oswalt
  • 43 Lance Berkman
  • 44 Greg Maddux
  • 45 Chipper Jones
  • 46 Gary Sheffield
  • 47 Andruw Jones
  • 48 Richie Sexson
  • 49 Ben Sheets
  • 50 Albert Pujols
  • 51 Matt Morris
  • 52 J.D. Drew
  • 53 Sammy Sosa
  • 54 Kerry Wood
  • 55 Mark Prior
  • 56 Moises Alou
  • 57 Corey Patterson
  • 58 Randy Johnson
  • 59 Luis Gonzalez
  • 60 Curt Schilling
  • 61 Shawn Green
  • 62 Kevin Brown
  • 63 Paul Lo Duca
  • 64 Adrian Beltre
  • 65 Vladimir Guerrero
  • 66 Jose Vidro
  • 67 Javier Vazquez
  • 68 Barry Bonds
  • 69 Jeff Kent
  • 70 Rich Aurilia
  • 71 Mike Lowell
  • 72 Josh Beckett
  • 73 Brad Penny
  • 74 Roberto Alomar
  • 75 Mike Piazza
  • 76 Jeromy Burnitz
  • 77 Mo Vaughn
  • 78 Phil Nevin
  • 79 Sean Burroughs
  • 80 Jeremy Giambi
  • 81 Bob Abreu
  • 82 Jimmy Rollins
  • 83 Pat Burrell
  • 84 Brian Giles
  • 85 Aramis Ramirez
  • 86 Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 87 Adam Dunn
  • 88 Austin Kearns
  • 89 Todd Helton
  • 90 Larry Walker

Sweet Beginnings

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Each Sweet Beginnings card is serial-numbered to 1300 copies.

  • 91 Earl Snyder RC
  • 92 Jorge Padilla RC
  • 93 Felix Escalona RC
  • 94 John Foster RC
  • 95 Brandon Puffer RC
  • 96 Steve Bechler RC
  • 97 Hansel Izquierdo RC
  • 98 Chris Baker RC*
  • 99 Jeremy Ward RC*
  • 100 Kevin Frederick RC
  • 101 Josh Hancock RC
  • 102 Allan Simpson RC
  • 103 Mitch Wylie RC*
  • 104 Mark Corey RC
  • 105 Victor Alvarez RC
  • 106 Todd Donovan RC*
  • 107 Nelson Castro RC*
  • 108 Chris Booker RC
  • 109 Corey Thurman RC
  • 110 Kirk Saarloos RC
  • 111 Michael Crudale RC
  • 112 Jason Simontacchi RC
  • 113 Ron Calloway RC
  • 114 Brandon Backe RC
  • 115 Tom Shearn RC
  • 116 Oliver Perez RC
  • 117 Kyle Kane RC*
  • 118 Francis Beltran RC
  • 119 So Taguchi RC
  • 120 Doug Devore RC
  • 121 Juan Brito RC
  • 122 Cliff Bartosh RC
  • 123 Eric Junge RC
  • 124 Joe Orloski RC*
  • 125 Scotty Layfield RC*
  • 126 Jorge Sosa RC
  • 127 Satoru Komiyama RC
  • 128 Edwin Almonte RC
  • 129 Takahito Nomura RC
  • 130 John Ennis RC

Sweet Beginnings Signatures

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Each Sweet Beginnings Signatures is serial-numbered to the production figures listed below.

  • 131 Kazuhisa Ishii AU RC 100
  • 132 Ben Howard AU RC 100
  • 133 Aaron Cook AU RC 750
  • 134 Anderson Machado AU RC 750
  • 135 Luis Ugueto AU RC 750
  • 136 Tyler Yates AU RC 750
  • 137 Rodrigo Rosario AU RC 750
  • 138 Jaime Cerda AU RC 750
  • 139 Luis Martinez AU RC 750
  • 140 Rene Reyes AU RC 750
  • 141 Eric Good AU RC* 750
  • 142 Matt Thornton AU RC 100
  • 143 Steve Kent AU RC 750
  • 144 Jose Valverde AU RC 750
  • 145 Adrian Burnside AU RC* 750

Game Face

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  • 146 Barry Bonds
  • 147 Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 148 Alex Rodriguez
  • 149 Jason Giambi
  • 150 Chipper Jones
  • 151 Nomar Garciaparra
  • 152 Mike Piazza
  • 153 Sammy Sosa
  • 154 Derek Jeter
  • 155 Jeff Bagwell
  • 156 Albert Pujols
  • 157 Ichiro Suzuki
  • 158 Randy Johnson
  • 159 Frank Thomas
  • 160 Greg Maddux
  • 161 Jim Thome
  • 162 Scott Rolen
  • 163 Shawn Green
  • 164 Vladimir Guerrero
  • 165 Troy Glaus
  • 166 Carlos Delgado
  • 167 Luis Gonzalez
  • 168 Roger Clemens
  • 169 Todd Helton
  • 170 Eric Chavez
  • 171 Rafael Palmeiro
  • 172 Pedro Martinez
  • 173 Lance Berkman
  • 174 Josh Beckett
  • 175 Sean Burroughs

Parallels

The 30 Game Face cards are also available in a Blue parallel, which is serial-numbered to 100 copies.

Autographs & Game-Used

Swatches

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  • S-AR Alex Rodriguez
  • S-BG Brian Giles
  • S-BW Bernie Williams
  • S-CJ Chipper Jones
  • S-DE Darin Erstad
  • S-EC Eric Chavez
  • S-FT Frank Thomas
  • S-GM Greg Maddux
  • S-IR Ivan Rodriguez
  • S-IS Ichiro
  • S-JBa Jeff Bagwell
  • S-JBe Josh Beckett
  • S-JE Jim Edmonds
  • S-JGI Jason Giambi
  • S-JGO Juan Gonzalez
  • S-KG Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • S-KI Kazuhisa Ishii
  • S-LG Luis Gonzalez
  • S-MP Mike Piazza
  • S-OV Omar Vizquel
  • S-PM Pedro Martinez
  • S-SB Sean Burroughs
  • S-SG Shawn Green
  • S-SR Scott Rolen
  • S-SS Sammy Sosa

USA Jerseys

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  • USA-AE Adam Everett
  • USA-AK Adam Kennedy
  • USA-BA Brent Abernathy
  • USA-DB Dewon Brazelton
  • USA-DG Danny Graves
  • USA-DM Doug Mientkiewicz
  • USA-EM Eric Munson
  • USA-JG Jake Gautreau
  • USA-JK Josh Karp
  • USA-JM Joe Mauer
  • USA-JR Jon Rauch
  • USA-JW Justin Wayne
  • USA-MP Mark Prior
  • USA-MT Mark Teixeira
  • USA-RO Roy Oswalt
  • USA-TB Tagg Bozied
  • USA-XN Xavier Nady

Bat Barrels

  • B-AJ Andruw Jones 7
  • B-AR Alex Rodriguez 6
  • B-BG Brian Giles 4
  • B-BW Bernie Williams 6
  • B-CJ Chipper Jones 5
  • B-FT Frank Thomas 6
  • B-GM Greg Maddux 3
  • B-GS Gary Sheffield 6
  • B-IR Ivan Rodriguez 7
  • B-IS Ichiro 2
  • B-JD J.D. Drew 2
  • B-JGo Juan Gonzalez 1
  • B-JT Jim Thome 3
  • B-KG Ken Griffey, Jr. 7
  • B-LG Luis Gonzalez 3
  • B-LW Larry Walker 2
  • B-MA Moises Alou 2
  • B-MC Mark McGwire 1
  • B-MO Magglio Ordonez 2
  • B-PW Preston Wilson 1
  • B-RA Roberto Alomar 4
  • B-RAn Rick Ankiel 2
  • B-RC Roger Clemens 1
  • B-RP Rafael Palmeiro 1
  • B-SG Shawn Green 4
  • B-SS Sammy Sosa 5
  • B-TG Tom Glavine 4
  • B-TH Todd Helton 3

Signatures

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  • AD Adam Dunn 291
  • AJ Andruw Jones 291
  • AR Alex Rodriguez 291
  • BB Barry Bonds EXCH 380
  • BG Brian Giles 291
  • BZ Barry Zito 291
  • CD Carlos Delgado 291
  • FG Freddy Garcia 145
  • FT Frank Thomas 291
  • HB Hank Blalock 291
  • IS Ichiro 145
  • JB Jeromy Burnitz 291
  • JG Jason Giambi 291
  • JT Jim Thome 291
  • KG Ken Griffey, Jr. 291
  • LB Lance Berkman 291
  • LG Luis Gonzalez 291
  • MPr Mark Prior 291
  • MS Mike Sweeney 291
  • RC Roger Clemens 194
  • RO Roy Oswalt 291
  • SB Sean Burroughs 291
  • SR Scott Rolen 291
  • SS Sammy Sosa 145
  • TG Tom Glavine 291

Legendary Signatures

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NOTE: Each Legendary Signature is NOT serial-numbered. The production figures listed below were revealed by Upper Deck shortly after Sweet Spot's release.

  • L-AK Al Kaline 835
  • L-AT Alan Trammell 843
  • L-BP Boog Powell 944
  • L-BR Brooks Robinson
  • L-CR Cal Ripken, Jr. 194
  • L-FJ Fergie Jenkins 857
  • L-FL Fred Lynn 853
  • L-GP Gaylord Perry 921
  • L-JD Joe DiMaggio 50
  • L-KH Keith Hernandez 906
  • L-LA Luis Aparicio 485
  • L-MM Mark McGwire 90
  • L-PM Paul Molitor 852
  • L-RF Rollie Fingers 866
  • L-SG Steve Garvey 871
  • L-SK Sandy Koufax 485

Mark McGwire Autograph Redemption

Randomly inserted into packs of 2002 Sweet Spot were 100 Mark McGwire Autograph redemption cards. Unlike a traditional autographed redemption card, collectors could send to Upper Deck any item they wished to have McGwire sign -- along with the redemption card. These cards expired September 12th, 2003.