2003 Topps Tribute World Series

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Description

2003 Topps Tribute World Series is a 150-card set released in October, 2003. The third and final Topps Tribute product released in 2003, this set commemorates the 100th anniversary of the World Series and focuses on players who played in at least one World Series. Each pack contains one Relic card and each sealed Hobby box will come with a Subway Fan Fare Token Relic.

Distribution

Six packs plus one Subway Fan Fare Token Relic card per box, five cards per pack (MSRP: $50). Four boxes per case. Hobby only.

Reviews

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Hobby Odds
Base 150 - 4:1
Gold 150 100 ?
Tribute Relics A 16 50 1:41
Tribute Relics B 37 425 1:3
Tribute Relics Gold 53 25 1:25
Pastime Patches 15 25 1:146
Team Tribute Relics A 3 25 1:436
Team Tribute Relics B 18 275 1:7
Memorable Match-Up Relics 19 varies 1:28
Tribute Autograph Relics 15 - 1:55
Tribute Autograph Relics Gold 15 25 1:163
Signature Relics 15 - varies
Signature Relics Gold 15 25 1:88
Fall Classic Cuts 10 1 1:3437

Checklist

Base Set

1 Willie Mays

2 Gary Carter

3 Yogi Berra

4 Dennis Eckersley

5 Willie McCovey

6 Willie Stargell

7 Mike Schmidt

8 Robin Yount

9 Bucky Harris

10 Carl Yastrzemski

11 Lenny Dykstra

12 Boog Powell

13 Bill Lee

14 Lou Brock

15 Bob Friend

16 Hank Greenberg

17 Maury Wills

18 Tom Lasorda

19 Moose Skowron

20 Frank Robinson

21 Rollie Fingers

22 Doug DeCinces

23 Eric Davis

24 Johnny Podres

25 Darrell Evans

26 Ron Cey

27 Ray Knight

28 Don Larsen

29 Harold Baines

30 Brooks Robinson

31 Wade Boggs

32 Joe Morgan

33 Kirk Gibson

34 Tommy John

35 Monte Irvin

36 Goose Gossage

37 Tug McGraw

38 Walt Weiss

39 Bill Madlock

40 Juan Marichal

41 Willie McGee

42 Joe Cronin

43 Paul Blair

44 Norm Cash

45 Ken Griffey, Sr.

46 Bret Saberhagen

47 Don Sutton

48 Kirby Puckett

49 Keith Hernandez

50 George Brett

51 Bobby Richardson

52 Jose Canseco

53 Greg Luzinski

54 Bill Mazeroski

55 Red Schoendienst

56 Graig Nettles

57 Jerry Koosman

58 Tony Perez

59 Jim Rice

60 Duke Snider

61 David Justice

62 Johnny Sain

63 Chuck Klein

64 Sparky Anderson

65 Alan Trammell

66 Willie Wilson

67 Hoyt Wilhelm

68 Joe Pepitone

69 Darren Daulton

70 Tom Seaver

71 Catfish Hunter

72 Tim McCarver

73 Dave Parker

74 Earl Weaver

75 Ted Kluszewski

76 John Kruk

77 Dwight Evans

78 Ron Darling

79 Tony Oliva

80 Johnny Bench

81 Sam Crawford

82 Steve Yeager

83 Paul Molitor

84 Bert Campaneris

85 Mickey Rivers

86 Vince Coleman

87 Kent Tekulve

88 Dwight Gooden

89 Whitey Herzog

90 Whitey Ford

91 Warren Spahn

92 Fred Lynn

93 Joe Tinker

94 Bill Buckner

95 Bob Feller

96 Hank Bauer

97 Joe Rudi

98 Steve Sax

99 Bruce Sutter

100 Nolan Ryan

101 Bobby Thomson

102 Bob Watson

103 Vida Blue

104 Robin Roberts

105 Orlando Cepeda

106 Jim Bottomley

107 Heinie Manush

108 Jim Gilliam

109 Dave Concepcion

110 Al Kaline

111 Howard Johnson

112 Phil Rizzuto

113 Steve Garvey

114 George Foster

115 Carlton Fisk

116 Don Newcombe

117 Lance Parrish

118 Reggie Jackson

119 Luis Aparicio

120 Jim Palmer

121 Ron Guidry

122 Frankie Frisch

123 Chet Lemon

124 Cecil Cooper

125 Harmon Killebrew

126 Luis Tiant

127 John McGraw

128 Paul O'Neill

129 Jack Clark

130 Stan Musial

131 Mike Schmidt

132 Kirby Puckett

133 Carlton Fisk

134 Bill Mazeroski

135 Johnny Podres

136 Robin Yount

137 David Justice

138 Bobby Thomson

139 Joe Carter

140 Reggie Jackson

141 Kirk Gibson

142 Whitey Ford

143 Don Larsen

144 Duke Snider

145 Carl Yastrzemski

146 Johnny Bench

147 Lou Brock

148 Ted Kluszewski

149 Jim Palmer

150 Willie Mays


Parallels

Gold

All 150 base cards are available in a Gold parallel which is serial-numbered to 100 copies.

Autographs & Game-Used

Tribute Relics

Each Tribute Relics is serial-numbered to either 50 or 425 copies. The stated odds of finding a specific Tribute Relic are as follows.

  • Card serial-numbered to 50 copies: 1:41/packs.
  • Card serial-numbered to 425 copies: 1:3/packs.

All cards also also available in a Gold parallel, which is serial-numbered to 25 copies.

BH Bucky Harris BAT 425

BM Bill Mazeroski UNI 425

BMA Billy Martin UNI 425

BR Babe Ruth BAT 425

BT Bobby Thomson BAT 425

CF Carlton Fisk WALL 425

CH Catfish Hunter JSY 425

CK Chuck Klein BAT 425

CR Cal Ripken, Jr. UNI 425

CY Carl Yastrzemski JSY 425

ER Edd Roush BAT 50

FF Frankie Frisch BAT 425

FR Frank Robinson BAT 425

GB George Brett UNI 425

HA Hank Aaron BAT 50

HB Hank Bauer BAT 50

HG Hank Greenberg BAT 50

HK Harmon Killebrew UNI 425

HM Heinie Manush BAT 50

HW Honus Wagner BAT 50

JB Jim Bottomley BAT 50

JBE Johnny Bench UNI 425

JC Jose Canseco JSY 425

JF Jimmie Foxx BAT 50

JM Juan Marichal UNI 425

JR Jackie Robinson BAT 425

JT Joe Tinker BAT 425

KP Kirby Puckett BAT 425

LB Lou Brock BAT 425

LG Lou Gehrig BAT 50

MS Mike Schmidt UNI 425

NC Norm Cash JSY 50

OC Orlando Cepeda BAT 50

OS Ozzie Smith UNI 425

RC Roberto Clemente BAT 50

RH Rogers Hornsby BAT 425

RJ Reggie Jackson BAT 425

RM Roger Maris BAT 50

RS Red Schoendienst BAT 425

RY Robin Yount JSY 425

SC Sam Crawford BAT 50

SM Stan Musial BAT 425

TC Ty Cobb UNI 425

TG Tony Gwynn UNI 425

TK Ted Kluszewski UNI 425

TM Thurman Munson BAT 425

TS Tom Seaver UNI 425

TSP Tris Speaker BAT 50

WB Wade Boggs BAT 425

WM Willie Mays UNI 425

WMC Willie McCovey UNI 425

WS Willie Stargell UNI 50

YB Yogi Berra UNI 425


Pastime Patches

Each Pastime Patch is serial-numbered to 25 copies.

AK Al Kaline

AT Alan Trammell

CH Catfish Hunter

CR Cal Ripken, Jr.

CY Carl Yastrzemski

DE Dennis Eckersley

DP Dave Parker

DS Don Sutton

GB George Brett

JC Jose Canseco

JP Jim Palmer

JR Jim Rice

MS Mike Schmidt

MSK Moose Skowron

RY Robin Yount


Team Tribute Relics

Each Team Tribute Relics is serial-numbered to either 25 or 275 copies. The specific odds of finding a Team Tribute Relic are as follows.

  • Card serial-numbered to 25 copies: 1:436/packs.
  • Card serial-numbered to 275 copies: 1:7/packs.

CM Orlando Cepeda / Juan Marichal BAT / UNI 275

CPM Dave Concepcion / Tony Perez / Joe Morgan BAT / UNI / UNI 275

CYG Ron Cey / Steve Yeager / Steve Garvey BAT / BAT / BAT 275

EC Dennis Eckersley / Jose Canseco JSY / JSY 275

FB Whitey Ford / Yogi Berra UNI / JSY 25

FPG George Foster / Tony Perez / Ken Griffey, Sr. BAT / UNI / BAT 275

GB Lou Gehrig / Babe Ruth BAT / BAT 25

GT Kirk Gibson / Alan Trammell BAT / JSY 275

HCD Keith Hernandez / Gary Carter / Len Dykstra BAT / UNI / BAT 275

HJ Catfish Hunter / Reggie Jackson JSY / BAT 275

KCA Al Kaline / Norm Cash UNI / BAT 275

MM Willie Mays / Willie McCovey UNI / BAT 275

OSD Paul ONeill / Chris Sabo / Eric Davis BAT / BAT / BAT 275

SB Bret Saberhagen / George Brett JSY / BAT 275

SMC Ozzie Smith / Willie McGee / Vince Coleman UNI / BAT / BAT 275

SPM Willie Stargell / Dave Parker / Bill Madlock BAT / JSY / BAT 275

SR Bill Skowron / Bobby Richardson BAT / BAT 25

SRK Tom Seaver / Nolan Ryan / Jerry Koosman UNI / BAT / JSY 275

TA Alan Trammell / Sparky Anderson JSY / UNI 275

YLK Carl Yastrzemski / Fred Lynn / Carlton Fisk JSY / JSY / BAT 275

YM Robin Yount / Paul Molitor JSY / BAT 275


Memorable Match-Up Relics

Each Memorable Match-Up Relic is serial-numbered to the last two digits of the year the pairing faced-off in the World Series.

AM Sparky Anderson / Billy Martin UNI / UNI 76

AS Luis Aparicio / Duke Snider BAT / BAT 59

CR Eddie Collins / Edd Roush BAT / BAT 19

EG Dennis Eckersley / Kirk Gibson UN / BAT 88

FS Whitey Ford / Duke Snider UNI / BAT 52

GF Hank Greenberg / Frankie Frisch BAT / BAT 34

GK Hank Greenberg / Chuck Klein BAT / BAT 35

KB Al Kaline / Lou Brock UNI / BAT 68

MF Bill Mazeroski / Whitey Ford JSY / UNI UER (World Series was 1960) 64

PR Phil Rizzuto / Willie Mays BAT / UNI 51

RBE Brooks Robinson / Johnny Bench BAT / BAT 70

RS Frank Robinson / Tom Seaver BAT / UNI 69

SB Mike Schmidt / George Brett UNI / UNI 80

SP Willie Stargell / Jim Palmer BAT / JSY 79

SRI Mike Schmidt / Cal Ripken, JR. UNI / UNI 83

SY Ozzie Smith / Robin Yount BAT / JSY 82

TG Alan Trammell / Tony Gwynn JSY / BAT 84

WB Mookie Wilson / Bill Buckner BAT / JSY 86

WC Honus Wagner / Ty Cobb BAT / BAT 9


Tribute Autograph Relics

Each Tribute Autograph Relic is also available in a Gold parallel, which is serial-numbered to 25 copies.

BM Bill Mazeroski JSY

BT Bobby Thomson BAT

CF Carlton Fisk BAT

HK Harmon Killebrew UNI

JC Jose Canseco JSY

LB Lou Brock BAT

MS Mike Schmidt UNI

WM Willie Mays UNI


Signature Relics

The specific odds of finding a Signature Relic are as follows.

  • Group A: 1:218/packs
  • Group B: 1:94/packs
  • Group C: 1:9/packs
  • Group D: 1:12/packs

Each Signature Relic is also available in a Gold parallel, which is serial-numbered to 25 copies.

AK Al Kaline UNI C

AT Alan Trammell JSY C

BR Brooks Robinson BAT A

DJ David Justice UNI B

DN Don Newcombe BAT A

EW Earl Weaver JSY D

JC Joe Carter BAT C

JP Jim Palmer JSY D

KG Kirk Gibson BAT C

MS Moose Skowron BAT C

MW Maury Wills JSY D

MWI Mookie Wilson BAT B

SA Sparky Anderson UNI C

SG Steve Garvey BAT C

WF Whitey Ford UNI C


Subway Fan Fare Tokens

Seeded into each Hobby box as a boxtopper was one Subway Fan Fare Token card that featured an authentic New York City Subway token embedded into the card. (2003 was the last year such tokens were used on the New York Subway system.) All cards are of either New York Yankees or Brooklyn Dodgers.

BM Billy Martin

DJ David Justice

DL Don Larsen

DN Don Newcombe

DS Duke Snider

HB Hank Bauer

JP Johnny Podres

MS Moose Skowron

PO Paul O'Neill

PR Phil Rizzuto

WF Whitey Ford

YB Yogi Berra


Fall Classic Cuts

Each Fall Classic Cuts is a one-of-one.

BR Babe Ruth

HG Hank Greenberg

HW Honus Wagner

JF Jimmie Foxx

JR Jackie Robinson

LG Lou Gehrig

MO Mel Ott

RM Roger Maris

TC Ty Cobb

TM Thurman Munson