2003 Ultimate Collection

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Description

2003 Ultimate Collection is a 180-card set released by Upper Deck in January, 2004. For the first time in the three-year history of this brand, every single card is serial-numbered.

Each four-pack Hobby box will yield one autograph and three game-used memorabilia cards.

Distribution

Four packs per box, four cards per pack (MSRP: $100). Hobby only. Four boxes per case.

Reviews

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Hobby Odds
Base 180 - ?
short set 84 850 two-per-pack
Ultimate Rookies Tier 1 33 625 *
Ultimate Rookies Tier 2 23 399 *
Ultimate Rookies Tier 3 17 250 *
Ultimate Rookies Tier 4 10 100 *
Autographed Ultimate Rookies 6 250 ***
Autographed Young Stars 6 250 ***
Gold short set 84 50 ?
Gold Ultimate Rookies Tier 1 33 50 ?
Gold Ultimate Rookies Tier 2 23 35 ?
Gold Ultimate Rookies Tier 3 17 25 ?
Gold Ultimate Rookies Tier 4 10 10 ?
Gold Autographed Ultimate Rookies 6 25 ***
Gold Autographed Young Stars 6 25 ***
Game Jersey Tier 1 42 99 **
Game Jersey Tier 1 Gold 42 varies **
Game Jersey Tier 1 Copper 42 10 **
Game Jersey Tier 2 42 75 **
Game Jersey Tier 2 Gold 42 varies **
Game Jersey Tier 2 Copper 42 10 **
Game Patch 42 99 **
Game Patch Copper 42 35 **
Game Patch Gold 42 25 **
Dual Jersey 41 50 **
Dual Jersey Gold 41 25 **
Dual Patch 35 99 **
Dual Patch Gold 39 35 **
Double Barrel 34 varies **
Signatures 45 varies ***
Signatures Gold 25 25 ***
Ultimate Signatures Koufax 1 75 ***
Ultimate Signatures Koufax Platinum 1 25 ***
Ultimate Signatures Koufax Gold 1 5 ***
Buybacks 231 varies 1:16

* Odds of finding an Ultimate Rookies card: one-per-pack.
** Odds of finding a game used memorabilia card: 3:4/packs.
*** Odds of finding an autograph: 1:4/packs.

Checklist

Base Set

Each base card is serial-numbered to 850 copies.

1 Ichiro

2 Ken Griffey, Jr.

3 Sammy Sosa

4 Jason Giambi

5 Mike Piazza

6 Derek Jeter

7 Randy Johnson

8 Barry Bonds

9 Carlos Delgado

10 Mark Prior

11 Vladimir Guerrero

12 Alfonso Soriano

13 Jim Thome

14 Pedro Martinez

15 Nomar Garciaparra

16 Chipper Jones

17 Rocco Baldelli

18 Dontrelle Willis

19 Garret Anderson

20 Jeff Bagwell

21 Jim Edmonds

22 Rickey Henderson

23 Torii Hunter

24 Tom Glavine

25 Hideo Nomo

26 Luis Gonzalez

27 Alex Rodriguez

28 Albert Pujols

29 Manny Ramirez

30 Rafael Palmeiro

31 Bernie Williams

32 Curt Schilling

33 Roger Clemens

34 Andruw Jones

35 J.D. Drew

36 Kerry Wood

37 Scott Rolen

38 Darin Erstad

39 Joe DiMaggio

40 Magglio Ordonez

41 Todd Helton

42 Barry Zito

43 Mickey Mantle

44 Miguel Tejada

45 Troy Glaus

46 Kazuhisa Ishii

47 Adam Dunn

48 Ted Williams

49 Mike Mussina

50 Ivan Rodriguez

51 Jacque Jones

52 Stan Musial

53 Mariano Rivera

54 Larry Walker

55 Aaron Boone

56 Hank Blalock

57 Rich Harden

58 Lance Berkman

59 Eric Chavez

60 Carlos Beltran

61 Roy Oswalt

62 Moises Alou

63 Nolan Ryan

64 Jeff Kent

65 Roberto Alomar

66 Runelvys Hernandez

67 Roy Halladay

68 Tim Hudson

69 Tom Seaver

70 Edgardo Alfonzo

71 Andy Pettitte

72 Preston Wilson

73 Frank Thomas

74 Jerome Williams

75 Shawn Green

76 David Wells

77 John Smoltz

78 Jorge Posada

79 Marlon Byrd

80 Austin Kearns

81 Bret Boone

82 Rafael Furcal

83 Jay Gibbons

84 Shane Reynolds


Ultimate Rookies

Tier 1

Each Tier 1 Ultimate Rookie is serial-numbered to 625 copies.

85 Nate Bland RC

86 Willie Eyre RC

87 Jeremy Guthrie

88 Jeremy Wedel RC

89 Jhonny Peralta

90 Luis Ayala RC

91 Michael Hessman RC

92 Michael Nakamura RC

93 Nook Logan RC

94 Rett Johnson RC*

95 Josh Hall RC

96 Julio Manon RC

97 Heath Bell RC

98 Ian Ferguson RC

99 Jason Gilfillan RC

100 Jason Roach RC

101 Jason Shiell RC

102 Terrmel Sledge RC

103 Phil Seibel RC

104 Jeff Duncan RC

105 Mike Neu RC

106 Colin Porter RC

107 David Matranga RC

108 Aaron Looper RC

109 Jeremy Bonderman RC

110 Miguel Ojeda RC

111 Chad Cordero RC

112 Shane Bazzell RC*

113 Tim Olson RC

114 Michel Hernandez RC

115 Chien-Ming Wang RC

116 Josh Stewart RC

117 Clint Barmes RC


Tier 2

Each Tier 3 Ultimate Rookie is serial-numbered to 399 copies.

118 Craig Brazell RC

119 Josh Willingham RC

120 Brent Hoard RC

121 Francisco Rosario RC

122 Rick Roberts RC

123 Geoff Geary RC

124 Edgar Gonzalez RC

125 Kevin Correia RC

126 Ryan Cameron RC*

127 Beau Kemp RC*

128 Tommy Phelps

129 Mark Malaska RC

130 Kevin Ohme RC

131 Humberto Quintero RC

132 Aquilino Lopez RC

133 Andrew Brown RC

134 Wilfredo Ledezma RC

135 Luis de los Santos RC

136 Garrett Atkins RC

137 Fernando Cabrera RC

138 D.J. Carrasco RC

139 Alfredo Gonzalez RC*

140 Alex Prieto RC


Tier 3

Each Tier 3 Ultimate Rookie is serial-numbered to 250 copies.

141 Matt Kata RC

142 Chris Capuano RC

143 Bobby Madritsch RC

144 Greg Jones RC

145 Pete Zoccolillo RC

146 Chad Gaudin RC

147 Rosman Garcia RC

148 Gerald Laird RC

149 Danny Garcia RC

150 Stephen Randolph RC

151 Pete LaForest RC

152 Brian Sweeney RC

153 Aaron Miles RC

154 Jorge DePaula RC UER

155 Graham Koonce RC

156 Tom Gregorio RC

157 Javier A. Lopez RC

158 Oscar Villarreal RC


Tier 4

Each Tier 4 Ultimate Rookie is serial-numbered to 100 copies.

159 Prentice Redman RC

160 Francisco Cruceta RC

161 Guillermo Quiroz RC

162 Jeremy Griffiths RC

163 Lew Ford RC

164 Robby Hammock RC

165 Todd Wellemeyer RC

166 Ryan Wagner RC

167 Edwin Jackson RC

168 Dan Haren RC


Autographed

Each Autographed Ultimate Rookie is serial-numbered to 250 copies.

NOTE: Some, but not all, of Hideki Matsui's autographs pack out as redemptions, which expired December 17, 2006.

169 Hideki Matsui AU RC

170 Jose Contreras AU RC

171 Delmon Young AU RC

172 Rickie Weeks AU RC

173 Brandon Webb AU RC

174 Bo Hart AU RC


Autographed Young Stars

Each Autographed Young Star is serial-numbered to 250 copies

175 Rocco Baldelli YS AU

176 Jose Reyes YS AU

177 Dontrelle Willis YS AU

178 Bobby Hill YS AU

179 Jae Weong Seo YS AU

180 Jesse Foppert YS AU


Parallels

Gold

All 180 base cards are available in a Gold parallel, which is serial-numbered to the following.

  • Short Set: serial-numbered to 50 copies
  • Ultimate Rookies Tier 1: serial-numbered to 50 copies
  • Ultimate Rookies Tier 2: serial-numbered to 35 copies
  • Ultimate Rookies Tier 3: serial-numbered to 25 copies
  • Ultimate Rookies Tier 4: serial-numbered to ten
  • Autographed Ultimate Rookies: serial-numbered to 25 copies
  • Autographed Young Stars: serial-numbered to 25 copies

Autographs & Game-Used

Game Jersey

Each Game Jersey is available in the following.

  • Tier 1 (serial-numbered to 99 copies)
  • Tier 1 Gold (varies, see below)
  • Tier 1 Copper (serial-numbered to ten)
  • Tier 2 (serial-numbered to 75 copies)
  • Tier 2 Gold (varies, see below)
  • Tier 2 Copper (serial-numbered to ten)
  • Game Patch (serial-numbered to 99 copies)
  • Game Patch Copper (serial-numbered to 35 copies)
  • Game Patch Gold (serial-numbered to 25 copies)

Listed below are the production figures for the Tier 1 Gold and Tier 2 Golds.

AD Adam Dunn 44

AJ Andruw Jones 25

AP Albert Pujols 5

AR Alex Rodriguez 3

AS Alfonso Soriano 12

BW Bernie Williams 51

BZ Barry Zito 75

CD Carlos Delgado 25

CJ Chipper Jones 10

CS Curt Schilling 32

DW Dontrelle Willis 35

DY Delmon Young 5

FT Frank Thomas 35

GM Greg Maddux 22

GS Gary Sheffield 11

HM Hideki Matsui 55

HN Hideo Nomo 25

IS Ichiro 47

JE Jim Edmonds 15

JG Jason Giambi 25

JR Jose Reyes 7

JT Jim Thome 25

KG Ken Griffey, Jr. 30

KI Kazuhisa Ishii 17

KW Kerry Wood 34

MI Mike Piazza 31

MM Mike Mussina 35

MP Mark Prior 22

MR Manny Ramirez 24

MT Miguel Tejada 4

PB Pat Burrell 5

RB Rocco Baldelli 5

RC Roger Clemens 44

RF Rafael Furcal 1

RJ Randy Johnson 51

RW Rickie Weeks 1

SG Shawn Green 15

SS Sammy Sosa 22

TG Tom Glavine 47

TH Torii Hunter 48

TR Troy Glaus 25

VG Vladimir Guerrero 27


Dual Jersey

Each Dual Jersey is serial-numbered to 50 copies and also available in a Gold parallel, which is numbered to 25.

AH Alfonso Soriano / Hideki Matsui

AI Albert Pujols / Ichiro

BK Jeff Bagwell / Jeff Kent

CA Chipper Jones / Andruw Jones

CJ Carlos Delgado / Jason Giambi

DE J.D. Drew / Jim Edmonds

DG Carlos Delgado / Vladimir Guerrero

DM Joe DiMaggio / Mickey Mantle PANTS / PANTS

DP Carlos Delgado / Rafael Palmeiro

DW Joe DiMaggio / Ted Williams PANTS / JSY

GB Shawn Green / Kevin Brown

GD Ken Griffey, Jr. / Adam Dunn

GE Troy Glaus / Darin Erstad

GP Ken Griffey, Jr. / Rafael Palmeiro

GR Nomar Garciaparra / Alex Rodriguez

GS Vladimir Guerrero / Sammy Sosa

HJ Torii Hunter / Jacque Jones

HZ Roy Halladay / Barry Zito

IG Ichiro / Ken Griffey, Jr.

IN Ichiro / Hideo Nomo

IS Ichiro / Sammy Sosa

JF Andruw Jones / Rafael Furcal

JM Jorge Posada / Mike Piazza

MC Greg Maddux / Roger Clemens

MW Mickey Mantle / Ted Williams

NI Hideo Nomo / Kazuhisa Ishii

NM Hideo Nomo / Hideki Matsui

PC Pedro Martinez / Roger Clemens

PM Andy Pettitte / Mike Mussina

PS Mark Prior / Sammy Sosa

RM Manny Ramirez / Pedro Martinez

RP Alex Rodriguez / Rafael Palmeiro

SA Scott Rolen / Albert Pujols

SB Alfonso Soriano / Bernie Williams

SJ Curt Schilling / Randy Johnson

SM John Smoltz / Greg Maddux

TB Mark Teixeira / Hank Blalock

TH Jim Thome / Todd Helton

TR Miguel Tejada / Alex Rodriguez

WL Dontrelle Willis / Mike Lowell

YW Dmitri Young / Rickie Weeks PANTS / JSY


Dual Patch

AI Albert Pujols / Ichiro 99

AM Andy Pettitte / Mike Mussina 99

BK Jeff Bagwell / Jeff Kent 99

CA Chipper Jones / Andruw Jones 99

CV Carlos Delgado / Vladimir Guerrero 99

DE J.D. Drew / Jim Edmonds 99

DG Carlos Delgado / Jason Giambi 99

DP Carlos Delgado / Rafael Palmeiro 14

GB Shawn Green / Kevin Brown 99

GD Ken Griffey, Jr. / Adam Dunn 99

GE Troy Glaus / Darin Erstad 99

GP Ken Griffey, Jr. / Rafael Palmeiro 14

GR Nomar Garciaparra / Alex Rodriguez 99

GS Vladimir Guerrero / Sammy Sosa 99

HJ Torii Hunter / Jacque Jones 83

HZ Roy Halladay / Barry Zito 99

IG Ichiro / Ken Griffey, Jr. 99

IN Ichiro Suzuki / Hideo Nomo 99

IS Ichiro Suzuki / Sammy Sosa 99

JF Andruw Jones / Rafael Furcal 99

JG John Smoltz / Greg Maddux 99

MC Greg Maddux / Roger Clemens 75

NI Hideo Nomo / Kazuhisa Ishii 63

PM Jorge Posada / Mike Piazza 73

PS Mark Prior / Sammy Sosa 99

RM Manny Ramirez / Pedro Martinez 99

SA Scott Rolen / Albert Pujols 99

SB Alfonso Soriano / Bernie Williams 21

SJ Curt Schilling / Randy Johnson 99

SM Alfonso Soriano / Hideki Matsui 99

TB Mark Teixeira / Hank Blalock 99

TH Jim Thome / Todd Helton 99

TR Miguel Tejada / Alex Rodriguez 99

WL Dontrelle Willis / Mike Lowell 85

YW Dmitri Young / Rickie Weeks 28


Gold

Each Dual Patch Gold is serial-numbered to 35 copies EXCEPT #DW which is a one-of-one.

AI Albert Pujols / Ichiro

AM Andy Pettitte / Mike Mussina

BK Jeff Bagwell / Jeff Kent

CA Chipper Jones / Andruw Jones

CV Carlos Delgado / Vladimir Guerrero

DE J.D. Drew / Jim Edmonds

DG Carlos Delgado / Jason Giambi

DP Carlos Delgado / Rafael Palmeiro

DW Joe DiMaggio / Ted Williams

GB Shawn Green / Kevin Brown

GD Ken Griffey, Jr. / Adam Dunn

GE Troy Glaus / Darin Erstad

GP Ken Griffey, Jr. / Rafael Palmeiro

GR Nomar Garciaparra / Alex Rodriguez

GS Vladimir Guerrero / Sammy Sosa

HJ Torii Hunter / Jacque Jones

HZ Roy Halladay / Barry Zito

IG Ichiro / Ken Griffey, Jr.

IN Ichiro / Hideo Nomo

IS Ichiro Suzuki / Sammy Sosa

JF Andruw Jones / Rafael Furcal

JG John Smoltz / Greg Maddux

MC Greg Maddux / Roger Clemens

NI Hideo Nomo / Kazuhisa Ishii

NM Hideo Nomo / Hideki Matsui

PM Jorge Posada / Mike Piazza

PR Pedro Martinez / Roger Clemens

PS Mark Prior / Sammy Sosa

RM Manny Ramirez / Pedro Martinez

RP Alex Rodriguez / Rafael Palmeiro

SA Scott Rolen / Albert Pujols

SB Alfonso Soriano / Bernie Williams

SJ Curt Schilling / Randy Johnson

SM Alfonso Soriano / Hideki Matsui

TB Mark Teixeira / Hank Blalock

TH Jim Thome / Todd Helton

TR Miguel Tejada / Alex Rodriguez

WL Dontrelle Willis / Mike Lowell

YW Dmitri Young / Rickie Weeks


Double Barrel

Each Double Barrel features, as the name suggests, two game used bat barrels on one card. All cards are hand-numbered to the production figures listed below.

AB Roberto Alomar / Craig Biggio 3

BR Pat Burrell / Jimmy Rollins 2

BS Carlos Beltran / Mike Sweeney 2

DR Johnny Damon / Manny Ramirez 1

DT Adam Dunn / Jim Thome 1

GM Ken Griffey, Jr. / Fred McGriff 2

KN Ryan Klesko / Phil Nevin 1

KT Paul Konerko / Frank Thomas 1

LO Carlos Lee / Magglio Ordonez 1

MN Hideki Matsui / Hideo Nomo 1

MO Edgar Martinez / John Olerud 1

TP Todd Helton / Preston Wilson 1

PR Jorge Posada / Mariano Rivera 1

PP Corey Patterson / Jay Payton 3

MR Tino Martinez / Scott Rolen 1

LV Al Leiter / Mo Vaughn 1

LR Luis Gonzalez / Raul Mondesi 1

LP Mike Lieberthal / Mike Piazza 2

JB Jeff Bagwell / Barry Larkin 1

HV Shea Hillenbrand / Jose Vidro 1

HP Rickey Henderson / Juan Pierre 1

HL Mike Hampton / Javy Lopez 1

GS Tom Glavine / Tom Seaver 2

GK Brian Giles / Jason Kendall 2

FS Rafael Furcal / Gary Sheffield 3

EM Jim Edmonds / Stan Musial 2

DP Carlos Delgado / Albert Pujols 1

BL Kevin Brown / Paul Lo Duca 1

BK Sean Burroughs / Mark Kotsay 1

BH Rocco Baldelli / Torii Hunter 1

BC Bret Boone / Mike Cameron 1

AJ Bob Abreu / Chipper Jones 1

AE Garret Anderson / Darin Erstad 3

AC Edgardo Alfonzo / Jose Cruz, Jr. 2


Signatures

NOTE: NOTE: Some, but not all, of Hideki Matsui's and Ken Griffey, Jr.'s autographs packed out as redemptions, which expired December 17, 2006.

AP1 Albert Pujols 40

AP2 Albert Pujols 35

AR1 Alex Rodriguez 75

AR2 Alex Rodriguez 60

BG1 Bob Gibson 299

BG2 Bob Gibson 199

CD1 Carlos Delgado 150

CR1 Cal Ripken, Jr. 85

CR2 Cal Ripken, Jr. 85

CY1 Carl Yastrzemski 199

DY1 Delmon Young 300

DY2 Delmon Young 300

EG1 Eric Gagne 350

GC1 Gary Carter 199

GM1 Greg Maddux 250

GM2 Greg Maddux 140

HM1 Hideki Matsui 250

HM2 Hideki Matsui 240

IS1 Ichiro 199

IS2 Ichiro 99

JG1 Jason Giambi 35

JG2 Jason Giambi 35

KG1 Ken Griffey, Jr. 350

KG2 Ken Griffey, Jr. 350

KW1 Kerry Wood 170

KW2 Kerry Wood 85

MP1 Mark Prior 299

MP2 Mark Prior 225

NG1 Nomar Garciaparra 125

NG2 Nomar Garciaparra 180

NR1 Nolan Ryan 85

NR2 Nolan Ryan 75

OS1 Ozzie Smith 199

RC1 Roger Clemens 70

RC2 Roger Clemens 30

RJ1 Randy Johnson 75

RJ2 Randy Johnson 50

RS1 Ryne Sandberg 240

RS2 Ryne Sandberg 200

RW1 Rickie Weeks 300

RW2 Rickie Weeks 300

TS1 Tom Seaver 75

TS2 Tom Seaver 60

VG1 Vladimir Guerrero 75

VG2 Vladimir Guerrero 50


Gold

Each Signatures Gold is serial-numbered to 25 copies.

AP Albert Pujols

AR Alex Rodriguez

BG Bob Gibson

CD Carlos Delgado

CR Cal Ripken, Jr.

CY Carl Yastrzemski

DY Delmon Young

EG Eric Gagne

GC Gary Carter

GM Greg Maddux

HM Hideki Matsui

IS Ichiro

JG Jason Giambi

KG Ken Griffey, Jr.

KW Kerry Wood

MP Mark Prior

NG Nomar Garciaparra

NR Nolan Ryan

OS Ozzie Smith

RC Roger Clemens

RJ Randy Johnson

RS Ryne Sandberg

RW Rickie Weeks

TS Tom Seaver

VG Vladimir Guerrero


Ultimate Signatures Koufax

The Ultimate Signatures Koufax card is serial-numbered to 75 copies and also available in the following parallels.

  • Platinum (serial-numbered to 25 copies)
  • Gold (serial-numbered to five)

SK Sandy Koufax


Buybacks

Seeded into packs as case hits are various buyback autographs. Most of the cards used for this promotion are from 2003 Upper Deck baseball products, which should lead one to question if any of these cards were actually "bought back" by Upper Deck. All cards are hand-numbered on the front and have Upper Deck Authenticated holograms on the back.