2004 Finest

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2004 Topps Finest Box

Description

2004 Finest is a 121-card set released by Topps exclusively to Hobby outlets in May, 2004. For the first, and only Topps, the 2004 Finest base set included Relic cards -- ten in all. The last 11 cards (#111-#122) are Autographed First Year Players. Each six-pack mini box will yield one Refractor parallel and one Relic card. Hobby boxes will have three mini boxes, and promise at least two autographs and one Uncirculated Gold Refractor.

Distribution

Each Hobby Exclusive box is comprised of 3 mini boxes (MSRP: $40/mini box). Each mini box contains 6 packs of 5 cards each.

Reviews

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Hobby Odds per mini box
Base 121 - ?
short set 100 - ?
Set Relics 10 - 1:7
Autographed First Year Players 11 - 1:3
Refractor short set 100 - 3:4
Refractor Set Relics 10 - 1:26
Refractor Autographed First Year Players 11 - 1:22
Gold Refractor short set 100 50 1:11
Gold Refractor Set Relics 10 50 1:102
Gold Refractor Autographed First Year Players 11 50 1:85
Uncirculated Gold X-Fractor short set 100 139 XF
Uncirculated Gold X-Fractor Set Relics 10 139 XF
Uncirculated Gold X-Fractor Autographed First Year Players 11 139 XF
Insert Relics 81 - ?
Moments Autographs 10 - ?
Team Topps Legends Autographs 2 - ?

Checklist

Base Set

2004 Topps Finest Vladimir Guerrero #9

1 Juan Pierre

2 Derek Jeter

3 Garret Anderson

4 Javy Lopez

5 Corey Patterson

6 Todd Helton

7 Roy Oswalt

8 Shawn Green

9 Vladimir Guerrero

10 Jorge Posada

11 Jason Kendall

12 Scott Rolen

13 Randy Johnson

14 Bill Mueller

15 Magglio Ordonez

16 Larry Walker

17 Lance Berkman

18 Richie Sexson

19 Orlando Cabrera

20 Alfonso Soriano

21 Kevin Millwood

22 Edgar Martinez

23 Aubrey Huff

24 Carlos Delgado

25 Vernon Wells

26 Mark Teixeira

27 Troy Glaus

28 Jeff Kent

29 Hideo Nomo

30 Torii Hunter

31 Hank Blalock

32 Brandon Webb

33 Tony Batista

34 Bret Boone

35 Ryan Klesko

36 Barry Zito

37 Edgar Renteria

38 Geoff Jenkins

39 Jeff Bagwell

40 Dontrelle Willis

41 Adam Dunn

42 Mark Buehrle

43 Esteban Loaiza

44 Angel Berroa

45 Ivan Rodriguez

46 Jose Vidro

47 Mark Mulder

48 Roger Clemens

49 Jim Edmonds

50 Eric Gagne

51 Marcus Giles

52 Curt Schilling

53 Ken Griffey, Jr.

54 Jason Schmidt

55 Miguel Tejada

56 Dmitri Young

57 Mike Lowell

58 Mike Sweeney

59 Scott Podsednik

60 Miguel Cabrera

61 Johan Santana

62 Bernie Williams

63 Eric Chavez

64 Bobby Abreu

65 Brian Giles

66 Michael Young

67 Paul Lo Duca

68 Austin Kearns

69 Jody Gerut

70 Kerry Wood

71 Luis Matos

72 Greg Maddux

73 Alex Rodriguez

74 Mike Lieberthal

75 Jim Thome

76 Javier Vazquez

77 Bartolo Colon

78 Manny Ramirez

79 Jacque Jones

80 Johnny Damon

81 Carlos Beltran

82 C.C. Sabathia

83 Preston Wilson

84 Luis Castillo

85 Kevin Brown

86 Shannon Stewart

87 Cliff Floyd

88 Mike Mussina

89 Rafael Furcal

90 Roy Halladay

91 Frank Thomas

92 Melvin Mora

93 Andruw Jones

94 Luis Gonzalez

95 David Ortiz

96 Gary Sheffield

97 Tim Hudson

98 Phil Nevin

99 Ichiro

100 Albert Pujols


Base Relics

Each card features a piece of a game-used jersey mounted onto the card. The odds of finding one of these cards is 1:7 mini boxes.

101 Nomar Garciaparra JSY

102 Sammy Sosa JSY

103 Josh Beckett JSY

104 Jason Giambi JSY

105 Rocco Baldelli JSY

106 Jose Reyes JSY

107 Chipper Jones JSY

108 Pedro Martinez JSY

109 Mike Piazza JSY

110 Mark Prior JSY


Autographed First-Year Players

Each card features an on-card autograph of a up-and-coming rookie. All cards are true rookies and are seeded into packs at the rate of 1:3 mini boxes.

NOTE: Cards #112, #113, and #118 (base, Refractor, Gold Refractor, and Uncirculated Gold Refractor) were available via redemption. Unfortunately, due to Jeff Allison's substance abuse problems, redemptions for card #112 were unable to be fulfilled. Those that sent in for any variation of that particular card received a 2004 Topps World Series Highlights Bobby Thomson autograph in its place. All redemption cards expired 4/30/06.

111 Craig Ansman AU RC*

112 Jeff Allison EXCH (never produced)

113 David Murphy AU RC EXCH

114 Jason Hirsh AU RC

115 Matt Moses AU RC*

116 Estee Harris AU RC*

117 Logan Kensing AU RC

118 Lastings Milledge AU RC EXCH

119 Merkin Valdez AU RC

120 Travis Blackley AU RC

121 Vito Chiaravalloti AU RC*

122 Dioner Navarro AU RC


Parallels

Each card is available as Refractor and Gold Refractor (serial-numbered to 50 copies) parallels.

Uncirculated Gold Refractors

Each Master Box came with one Uncirculated Gold Refractor. As the name suggests, the card is sealed in tamper-proof lucite holder, similar to a screw down. Each card is serial-numbered to only 139 copies.

Autographs & Game-Used

Relics

2004 Topps Finest Relic Larry Walker #LW

NOTE: The odds of finding a specific Relic are as follows.

  • Group A: 1:3/mini boxes
  • Group B: 1:4/mini boxes

AB Angel Berroa Bat B

AD Adam Dunn Jsy A

AG Adrian Gonzalez Bat A

AJ Andruw Jones Bat A

AP Andy Pettitte Uni B

AP1 Albert Pujols Uni A

AP2 Albert Pujols Bat A

AR1 Alex Rodriguez Rgr Jsy A

AR2 Alex Rodriguez Yanks Jsy A

AS Alfonso Soriano Bat A

BM1 Brett Myers Arm Down Jsy A

BM2 Brett Myers Arm Up Jsy A

BW Bernie Williams Bat B

BZ Barry Zito Jsy A

CCS C.C. Sabathia Jsy A

CG Cristian Guzman Jsy A

CS Curt Schilling Jsy A

DE Darin Erstad Bat A

DL Derek Lowe Uni A

DW Dontrelle Willis Uni B

DY Delmon Young Bat B

EC Eric Chavez Uni B

FT Frank Thomas Jsy A

GM Greg Maddux Jsy A

GS Gary Sheffield Bat A

HB1 Hank Blalock Bat A

HB2 Hank Blalock Jsy B

IR1 Ivan Rodriguez Running Jsy A

IR2 Ivan Rodriguez w/Glove Jsy A

IR3 Ivan Rodriguez Bat B

JB Jeff Bagwell Jsy A

JL Javy Lopez Jsy A

JP Juan Pierre Bat A

JPB1 Josh Beckett Jsy A

JR1 Jose Reyes White Jsy A

JR2 Jose Reyes Bat A

JR3 Jose Reyes Black Jsy B

JS John Smoltz Uni A

JT Jim Thome Jsy A

KI Kazuhisa Ishii Jsy A

KM Kevin Millwood Jsy A

KS Kazuhiro Sasaki Jsy A

KW1 Kerry Wood Jsy A

KW2 Kerry Wood Bat A

LB1 Lance Berkman Bat A

LB2 Lance Berkman Jsy A

LG Luis Gonzalez Jsy A

LW Larry Walker Jsy A

MB Marlon Byrd Jsy A

MC Miguel Cabrera Bat B

ML1 Mike Lowell Grey Jsy A

ML2 Mike Lowell Black Jsy B

MM Mark Mulder Uni B

MO1 Magglio Ordonez Jsy A

MO2 Magglio Ordonez Bat A

MP Mark Prior Bat A

MR Mariano Rivera Uni A

MT1 Miguel Tejada Bat A

MT2 Miguel Tejada Uni A

NG Nomar Garciaparra Bat A

PB Pat Burrell Jsy A

PW Preston Wilson Bat A

RB1 Rocco Baldelli Bat Down Jsy B

RB3 Rocco Baldelli Bat on Ball Jsy B

RH Rich Harden Uni B

RJ Randy Johnson Jsy A

RP1 Rafael Palmeiro Bat A

RP2 Rafael Palmeiro Uni A

RP3 Rafael Palmeiro Jsy B

SB Sean Burroughs Bat A

SG Shawn Green Jsy A

SR Scott Rolen Bat A

SS Sammy Sosa Bat A

TG Troy Glaus Bat A

TH Tim Hudson Uni B

TH1 Todd Helton Bat A

TH2 Todd Helton Jsy A

TKH1 Torii Hunter Bat A

TKH2 Torii Hunter Jsy B

VG Vladimir Guerrero Jsy B

VW Vernon Wells Jsy A

Moments Autographs

2004 Finest Moments Vida Blue Autograph #VB

NOTE: The specific odds of finding a Moments Autograph are a follows:

  • Group A: 1:86/mini boxes
  • Group B: 1:102/mini boxes
  • Group C: 1:5/mini boxes

DS Duke Snider A

EK Ed Kranepool C

GS George Foster C

JA Jim Abbott A

JP Johnny Podres C

LD Lenny Dykstra C

OC Orlando Cepeda C

RY Robin Yount A

VB Vida Blue C

WM Willie Mays B

Team Topps Legends Autographs

BC Bert Campaneris

DE Dwight Evans