2004 Greats of the Game

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Description

2004 Greats of the Game is a 145-card set released by Fleer in two series. The first 80 cards were issued as part of the regular Greats of the Game product in June, while the last 65 cards were released in December as part of the Greats of the Game Cut Signature Edition. Each 15-pack Hobby box of Greats of the Game yielded three autographs while a 15-pack Hobby box of the Cut Signature Edition had two autographs and one game-used memorabilia card.

Distribution

Greats of the Game Series: 15 packs per box, five cards per pack (MSRP: $10).

Cut Signature Edition Series: 15 packs per box, five cards per pack (MSRP: $10).

Reviews

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Hobby Odds Retail Odds
Base 145 - ? ?
Blue (GotG) 80 500 1:7.5 1:24
Blue (CSE) 65 500 1:60 1:110
Battery Mates (GotG) 10 varies ? ?
Glory of Their Time (GotG) 35 varies ? ?
Forever (CSE) 29 varies 1:5 1:12
Announcing Greats (CSE) 10 - N/A 1:12
Glory of Their Time Game Used (GotG) 32 250 ? N/A
Glory of Their Time Game Used Gold (GotG) 29 - N/A 1:24
Glory of Their Time Game Used Patch (GotG) 13 25 ? ?
Yankees Clippings (CSE) 8 - 1:45 N/A
Forever Game Jersey (CSE) 23 - N/A 1:24
Forever Game Jersey Logo (CSE) 23 149 * N/A
Forever Game Jersey Number (CSE) 23 99 * N/A
Forever Game Patch Logo (CSE) 23 49 * N/A
Forever Game Patch Number (CSE) 23 25 * N/A
Forever Game Patch Dual Logo (CSE) 10 19 * N/A
Forever Game Patch Dual Number (CSE) 10 5 * N/A
Autographs (GotG) 63 - 1:5 1:90
Autographs (CSE) 46 - 1:7.5 ?
Battery Mates Autograph (GotG) 7 varies ? ?
Battery Mates Autograph Dual (GotG) 6 10 ? ?
Yankees Clippings Autographs (CSE) 8 varies ? ?
Announcing Greats Autograph Dual (CSE) 8 varies ? ?
Etched in Time Cuts (GotG) 14 varies ? ?
Etched in Time Cuts (CSE) 39 varies ? ?
Comparison Cuts (GotG) 6 one-of-one ? ?
Personality Cuts (CSE) 10 one-of-one ? ?

Checklist

Base Set

Greats of the Game Series

1 Lou Gehrig

2 Ty Cobb

3 Dizzy Dean

4 Jimmie Foxx

5 Hank Greenberg

6 Babe Ruth

7 Honus Wagner

8 Mickey Cochrane

9 Pepper Martin

10 Charlie Gehringer

11 Carl Hubbell

12 Bill Terry

13 Mel Ott

14 Bill Dickey

15 Ted Williams

16 Roger Maris

17 Thurman Munson

18 Phil Rizzuto

19 Stan Musial

20 Duke Snider

21 Reggie Jackson

22 Don Mattingly

23 Vida Blue

24 Harmon Killebrew

25 Lou Brock

26 Al Kaline

27 Dave Parker

28 Nolan Ryan

29 Jim Rice

30 Paul Molitor

31 Dwight Evans

32 Brooks Robinson

33 Jose Canseco

34 Alan Trammell

35 Johnny Bench

36 Carlton Fisk

37 Jim Palmer

38 George Brett

39 Mike Schmidt

40 Tony Perez

41 Paul Blair

42 Fred Lynn

43 Carl Yastrzemski

44 Steve Carlton

45 Dennis Eckersley

46 Tom Seaver

47 Juan Marichal

48 Tony Gwynn

49 Moose Skowron

50 Bob Gibson

51 Luis Tiant

52 Eddie Murray

53 Frank Robinson

54 Rocky Colavito

55 Bobby Shantz

56 Ernie Banks

57 Rod Carew

58 Gorman Thomas

59 Bernie Carbo

60 Joe Rudi

61 Graig Nettles

62 Ron Guidry

63 Whitey Ford

64 George Kell

65 Cal Ripken, Jr.

66 Willie McCovey

67 Bo Jackson

68 Kirby Puckett

69 Ted Kluszewski

70 Johnny Podres

71 Davey Lopes

72 Chris Short

73 Jeff Torborg

74 Bill Freehan

75 Frank Tanana

76 Jack Morris

77 Rick Dempsey

78 Yogi Berra

79 Tim McCarver

80 Rusty Staub


Cut Signature Edition Series

81 Tony Lazzeri

82 Al Rosen

83 Willie McGee

84 Preacher Roe

85 Dave Kingman

86 Luis Aparicio

87 John Kruk

88 Bing Miller

89 Joe Charboneau

90 Mark Fidrych

91 Catfish Hunter

92 Nap Lajoie

93 Eddie Murray

94 Johnny Pesky

95 Tom Seaver

96 Frank Robinson

97 Enos Slaughter

98 Cecil Travis

99 Robin Yount

100 Don Zimmer

101 Babe Herman

102 Ron Santo

103 Willie Stargell

104 Paul Molitor

105 Jimmy Piersall

106 Johnny Sain

107 Joe Pepitone

108 Ryne Sandberg

109 Jim Thorpe

110 Steve Garvey

111 Ray Knight

112 Fernando Valenzuela

113 Will Clark

114 Tony Kubek

115 Jim Bouton

116 Jerry Koosman

117 Steve Carlton

118 Richie Ashburn

119 Roberto Clemente

120 Paul O'Neill

121 Reggie Jackson

122 Andre Dawson

123 Hoyt Wilhelm

124 Dale Murphy

125 Dwight Gooden

126 Roger Maris

127 Bill Mazeroski

128 Don Newcombe

129 Robin Roberts

130 Duke Snider

131 Eddie Mathews

132 Wade Boggs

133 Rollie Fingers

134 Frankie Frisch

135 Billy Williams

136 Rod Carew

137 Dom DiMaggio

138 Orel Hershiser

139 Gary Carter

140 Keith Hernandez

141 Bob Lemon

142 Nolan Ryan

143 Ozzie Smith

144 Rick Sutcliffe

145 Carlton Fisk


Parallels

All 145 base cards are available in a Blue parallel which is serial-numbered to 500 copies.

Inserts

Battery Mates

Battery Mates is exclusive to Greats of the Game series packs and features a prominent pitcher and catcher. Each card is serial-numbered to the year in which the two first played together (listed below).

1 Steve Carlton / Tim McCarver

2 Don Drysdale / Roy Campanella

3 Tom Seaver / Johnny Bench

4 Whitey Ford / Yogi Berra

5 Ron Guidry / Thurman Munson

6 Nolan Ryan / Jeff Torborg

7 Denny McLain / Bill Freehan

8 Lefty Gomez / Bill Dickey

9 Jim Palmer / Rick Dempsey

10 Luis Tiant / Carlton Fisk


Glory of Their Time

Glory of Their Time is exclusive to Greats of the Game series packs and serial-numbered to, in Fleer's opinion, the player's best season (listed below).

1 Harmon Killebrew

2 Johnny Bench

3 George Brett

4 Tony Gwynn

5 Paul Molitor

6 Don Mattingly

7 Reggie Jackson

8 Carlton Fisk

9 Cal Ripken, Jr.

10 Brooks Robinson

11 Eddie Murray

12 Moose Skowron

13 Lou Brock

14 Don Drysdale

15 Tony Gwynn

16 Mike Schmidt

17 Carl Yastrzemski

18 Babe Ruth

19 Nolan Ryan

20 Yogi Berra

21 Al Kaline

22 Ty Cobb

23 Duke Snider

24 Stan Musial

25 Jose Canseco

26 Rocky Colavito

27 Dave Winfield

28 Nolan Ryan

29 Thurman Munson

30 Jackie Robinson

31 Kirby Puckett

32 Ted Kluszewski

33 Warren Spahn

34 Willie McCovey

35 Phil Rizzuto


Forever

Forever is exclusive to Cut Signature Edition series packs and serial-numbered to the player's respective rookie season (listed below).

1 Fernando Valenzuela

2 Steve Garvey

3 Zach Wheat

4 Orel Hershiser

5 Duke Snider

6 Jim Rice

7 Carlton Fisk

8 Wade Boggs

9 Ted Williams

10 Carl Yastrzemski

11 Dom DiMaggio

12 Ron Santo

13 Billy Williams

14 Ryne Sandberg

15 Ernie Banks

16 Gabby Hartnett

17 Hack Wilson

18 Dwight Gooden

19 Ray Knight

20 Tom Seaver

21 Nolan Ryan

22 Keith Hernandez

23 Darryl Strawberry

24 Bob Gibson

25 Pepper Martin

26 Stan Musial

27 Frankie Frisch

28 Steve Carlton

29 Ozzie Smith


Announcing Greats

Announcing Greats is exclusive to Cut Signature Edition series RETAIL packs and pairs a star player with the play-by-play man who called his games.

1 Harry Kalas / Mike Schmidt

2 Vin Scully / Steve Garvey

3 Harry Caray / Ryne Sandberg

4 Ned Martin / Carlton Fisk

5 Ernie Harwell / Kirk Gibson

6 Ken Harrelson / Carl Yastrzemski

7 Phil Rizzuto / Don Mattingly

8 Mel Allen / Yogi Berra

9 Jon Miller / Cal Ripken

10 Marty Brennaman / Johnny Bench


Autographs & Game-Used

Glory of Their Time Game Used

Glory of Their Time Game Used is exclusive to Greats of the Game series packs, and serial-numbered to 250 copies.

AK Al Kaline

BR Brooks Robinson

CF1 Carlton Fisk

CF2 Carlton Fisk

CR Cal Ripken, Jr.

CY Carl Yastrzemski

DD Don Drysdale

DM Don Mattingly

DW Dave Winfield

EM Eddie Murray

GB George Brett

HK Harmon Killebrew

JB Johnny Bench

JC1 Jose Canseco

JC2 Jose Canseco

KP Kirby Puckett

LB Lou Brock

NR1 Nolan Ryan

NR2 Nolan Ryan

PM Paul Molitor

PR Phil Rizzuto

RC Rocky Colavito

RJ Reggie Jackson

TG1 Tony Gwynn (White jersey)

TG2 Tony Gwynn (Grey jersey)

TK Ted Kluszewski

TM Thurman Munson

WM Willie McCovey

WS Warren Spahn

YB Yogi Berra

MS Moose Skowron / Mike Schmidt


Gold

Glory of Their Time Game Used Gold is exclusive to Greats of the Game series RETAIL packs.

AK Al Kaline

BR Brooks Robinson

CF Carlton Fisk

CR Cal Ripken, Jr.

CY Carl Yastrzemski

DD Don Drysdale

DM Don Mattingly

DW Dave Winfield

EM Eddie Murray

GB George Brett

HK Harmon Killebrew

JB Johnny Bench

JC Jose Canseco

KP Kirby Puckett

LB Lou Brock

MS1 Mike Schmidt

MS2 Moose Skowron

NR1 Nolan Ryan

NR2 Nolan Ryan

PM Paul Molitor

RC Rocky Colavito

RJ Reggie Jackson

TG1 Tony Gwynn (White jersey)

TG2 Tony Gwynn (Grey jersey)

TK Ted Kluszewski

TM Thurman Munson

WM Willie McCovey

WS Warren Spahn

YB Yogi Berra


Patch

Glory of Their Time Game Used Patch is exclusive to Greats of the Game series packs and serial-numbered to 25 copies.

BR Brooks Robinson

CF Carlton Fisk

CR Cal Ripken, Jr.

DW Dave Winfield

JB Johnny Bench

JC Jose Canseco

LB Lou Brock

MS Mike Schmidt

NR Nolan Ryan

PM Paul Molitor

TG1 Tony Gwynn (White jersey)

TG2 Tony Gwynn (Grey jersey)

WS Warren Spahn


Yankees Clippings

Yankees Clippings is exclusive to Cut Signature Edition series HOBBY packs.

BS Bill Skowron

DM Don Mattingly

LG Roger Maris

PO Paul O'Neill

PR Phil Rizzuto

RJ Reggie Jackson

WB Wade Boggs

YB Yogi Berra


Forever Game Jersey

Forever Game Jersey is exclusive to Cut Series Edition packs and available in the following parallels.

  • Jersey Logo (serial-numbered to 149 copies; Hobby only)
  • Jersey Number (serial-numbered to 99 copies; Hobby only)
  • Patch Logo (serial-numbered to 49 copies; Hobby only)
  • Patch Number (serial-numbered to 25 copies; Hobby only)

BG Bob Gibson

BW Billy Williams

CF Carlton Fisk

CY Carl Yastrzemski

DD Dom DiMaggio

DG Dwight Gooden

DS Darryl Strawberry

EB Ernie Banks

FV Fernando Valenzuela

JR Jim Rice

KH Keith Hernandez

NR Nolan Ryan

OH Orel Hershiser

OS Ozzie Smith

RK Ray Knight

RS Ryne Sandberg

RST Ron Santo

SC Steve Carlton

SG Steve Garvey

SM Stan Musial

TS Tom Seaver

TW Ted Williams

WB Wade Boggs


Retail

These cards are exclusive to Cut Signature Edition series retail packs.

BG Bob Gibson

BW Billy Williams

CF Carlton Fisk

CY Carl Yastrzemski

DD Dom DiMaggio

DG Dwight Gooden

DS Darryl Strawberry

JR Jim Rice

KH Keith Hernandez

NR Nolan Ryan

OH Orel Hershiser

OS Ozzie Smith

RK Ray Knight

RS Ryne Sandberg

SC Steve Carlton

SG Steve Garvey

SM Stan Musial

TS Tom Seaver

TW Ted Williams

WB Wade Boggs


Dual Patch

Each Forever Game Patch Dual is exclusive to Cut Signature Edition hobby packs and available in the following parallels.

  • Logo (serial-numbered to 19 copies)
  • Number (serial-numbered to five)

DGDS Dwight Gooden / Darryl Strawberry

FVSG Fernando Valenzuela / Steve Garvey

JRCF Jim Rice / Carlton Fisk

RSBW Ron Santo / Billy Williams

SMOS Stan Musial / Ozzie Smith

TSNR Tom Seaver / Nolan Ryan

TWCY Ted Williams / Carl Yastrzemski

TWDD Ted Williams / Dom DiMaggio

WBCY Wade Boggs / Carl Yastrzemski

RKKH Ray Knight / K. Hern


Autographs

Greats of the Game Series

Cut Signature Edition Series

Battery Mates Autograph

Each Battery Mates Autograph is exclusive to Greats of the Game series packs and serial-numbered to the production figures listed below.

Each card, except #RGTM, is also available in a Dual parallel, which is serial-numbered to ten.


Yankees Clippings Autographs

Each Yankees Clippings Autograph is exclusive to Cut Signature Edition series packs and serial-numbered to the production figures listed below.


Announcing Greats Autograph Dual

Each Announcing Greats Autograph Dual is exclusive to Cut Signature Edition series packs and serial-numbered to the production figures listed below.

EHKG Ernie Harwell / Kirk Gibson

HCRS Harry Caray / Ryne Sandberg

HKMS Harry Kalas / Mike Schmidt

JMCR Jon Miller / Cal Ripken

KCCY Ken Harrelson / Carl Yastrzemski

MAYB Mel Allen / Yogi Berra

MBJB Marty Brennaman / Johnny Bench

PRDM Phil Rizzuto / Don Mattingly


Etched in Time Cuts

Each Etched in Time Cuts is serial-numbered to the production figures listed below.

Greats of the Game Series

Cut Signature Edition Series

Comparison Cuts

Each Comparison Cut is exclusive to Greats of the Game series packs and is a one-of-one.

BRRM Babe Ruth / Roger Maris

LGCR Lou Gehrig / Cal Ripken

TWCY Ted Williams / Carl Yastrzemski

LWPW Lloyd Waner / Paul Waner

LGWP Lou Gehrig / Wally Pipp

JRLD Jackie Robinson / Larry Doby


Personality Cuts

Each Personality Cut is exclusive to Cut Signature Edition series packs and is a one-of-one.

AD Abner Doubleday

CM Connie Mack

HC Happy Chandler

RK Ray Kroc

RR Ronald Reagan

TY Tom Yawkey

WT William Taft

EG August Busch

CF Charles O. Finley

BC Bing Crosby


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