2005 Topps Pristine Legends

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2005 Topps Pristine Legends is a 140-card chromium-stock set released in October, 2005. This would be the only Pristine Legends product, and the final Pristine product overall. It would also be the only Pristine set released to both Hobby and retail outlets. As the name suggests, the set consists exclusive to retired players.

Each eight-card pack will contain six base cards, one Uncirculated Refractor, and one Relic. Each five-pack Hobby box will yield an autograph.


Hobby: Five packs per box, eight cards per pack (MSRP: $30). Six boxes per case.

Retail: One, eight cards pack per box (MSRP: $30).


Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Hobby Odds Retail Odds
Base 140 - ? ?
Common 100 - ? ?
Uncommon College Years 25 1999 4:5 4:5
Rare Negro Leaguers 10 999 1:7 1:7
Scarce Little Leaguers 5 499 1:26 1:26
Common Uncirculated Refractor 100 549 one-per-pack one-per-pack
Uncommon Uncirculated Refractor 25 199 1:13 1:13
Rare Uncirculated Refractor 10 99 1:64 1:64
Scarce Uncirculated Refractor 5 25 1:514 1:480
Gold Die-Cut Refractor 140 65 one-per-box N/A
SuperFractor 140 one-of-one 1:455 1:480
Printing Plates 140 four for each 1:82 N/A
Leading Indicators Relics 26 - ? ?
Leading Indicators Relics Uncirculated Refractor 26 varies ? ?
Valuable Performance Relics 21 - ? ?
Valuable Performance Relics Uncirculated Refractor 21 varies ? ?
Title Threads Relics 23 - ? ?
Title Threads Relics Uncirculated Refractor 23 25 1:111 1:111
Celebrity Threads 2 - 1:18 1:18
Celebrity Threads Uncirculated Refractor 2 25 1:1284 1:1440
Personal Endorsements 31 - ? ?
Personal Endorsements Gold 31 25 1:85 1:85
Signature Marks 10 one-of-one 1:4850 N/A


Base Set


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1 Vida Blue

2 Bert Blyleven

3 Joe Carter

4 Bill Buckner

5 Luis Aparicio

6 Ernie Banks

7 Wade Boggs

8 George Brett

9 Lou Brock

10 Rod Carew

11 Gary Carter

12 Andre Dawson

13 Dennis Eckersley

14 Rollie Fingers

15 Steve Garvey

16 Dwight Gooden

17 Goose Gossage

18 Ron Guidry

19 Keith Hernandez

20 Charlie Hough

21 Bo Jackson

22 Monte Irvin

23 Reggie Jackson

24 Ferguson Jenkins

25 Ralph Kiner

26 Juan Marichal

27 Stan Musial

28 Tony Oliva

29 Jim Palmer

30 Dave Parker

31 Gaylord Perry

32 Jimmy Piersall

33 Johnny Podres

34 Brooks Robinson

35 Frank Robinson

36 Nolan Ryan

37 Tom Seaver

38 Ozzie Smith

39 Duke Snider

40 Bobby Thomson

41 Carl Yastrzemski

42 Maury Wills

43 Robin Yount

44 Matt Williams

45 Orel Hershiser

46 Tim McCarver

47 Don Newcombe

48 Paul O'Neill

49 Al Kaline

50 Harmon Killebrew

51 Dave Kingman

52 Ken Griffey, Sr.

53 George Foster

54 Mark Fidrych

55 Orlando Cepeda

56 Don Larsen

57 Bill Madlock

58 Dale Murphy

59 Graig Nettles

60 Phil Niekro

61 Al Oliver

62 Harold Reynolds

63 Bobby Richardson

64 Mike Scott

65 Dave Stewart

66 Rick Sutcliffe

67 Bruce Sutter

68 Luis Tiant

69 Bob Watson

70 Walt Weiss

71 Don Zimmer

72 Tommy John

73 Ray Knight

74 Jack Morris

75 Mickey Rivers

76 Lee Smith

77 Darryl Strawberry

78 Dave Justice

79 Wally Joyner

80 Jimmy Key

81 John Kruk

82 Greg Luzinski

83 Mookie Wilson

84 Wilbur Wood

85 Tim Raines

86 Jim Rice

87 Tony Armas

88 Harold Baines

89 Bucky Dent

90 Darrell Evans

91 Cecil Fielder

92 Jose Cruz, Sr.

93 Dave Concepcion

94 Ron Cey

95 Davey Lopes

96 Boog Powell

97 Buddy Bell

98 George Bell

99 Bert Campaneris

100 Chet Lemon

Uncommon College Years

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Each Uncommon card features the player depicted in their college uniform, and is serial-numbered to 1999 copies.

101 Bo Jackson

102 Will Clark

103 Cecil Fielder

104 Ron Cey

105 Tony Gwynn

106 Orel Hershiser

107 Jimmy Key

108 Paul Molitor

109 Pete Incaviglia

110 Wally Joyner

111 Dave Kingman

112 Ron Guidry

113 Ron Darling

114 Mookie Wilson

115 Reggie Jackson

116 Walt Weiss

117 Joe Carter

118 Cory Snyder

119 Dave Winfield

120 Terry Steinbach

121 Matt Williams

122 Ozzie Smith

123 Jack McDowell

124 Bob Horner

125 Don Kessinger

Rare Negro Leaguers

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Each Rare card features the player depicted in their Negro League uniform, and is serial-numbered to 999 copies.

126 Minnie Minoso

127 Josh Gibson

128 Buck O'Neil

129 Monte Irvin

130 Jim Gilliam

131 Josh Gibson

132 Ernie Banks

133 Don Newcombe

134 Josh Gibson

135 Josh Gibson

Scarce Little Leaguer

Each Scarce card features the player depicted in their Little League uniform, and is serial-numbered to 499 copies.

136 Gary Carter

137 Bo Jackson

138 George Brett

139 Joe Carter

140 Nolan Ryan


Uncirculated Refractor

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All 140 base cards are available in the following Uncirculated Refractor parallels.

  • Common (serial-numbered to 549 copies)
  • Uncommon (serial-numbered to 199 copies)
  • Rare (serial-numbered to 99 copies)
  • Scarce (serial-numbered to 25 copies)

As the name suggests, each Uncirculated Refractor came packaged in a sealed plastic holder.

Die-Cut Gold Refractor

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Each sealed Hobby box contained one Die-Cut Gold Refractor packed as a box topper. All 140 base cards are available in a Die-Cut Gold Refractor, and each is serial-numbered to 65 copies.


All 140 base cards are also available in a one-of-one SuperFractor parallel.

Printing Plates

A set of four Printing Plates for each base card were randomly inserted into Hobby packs.

Autographs & Game-Used

Leading Indicators Relics

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The odds of finding a Leading Indicators Relic are as follows.

  • Group A (1:210/packs; serial-numbered to 99 copies)
  • Group B (1:71/packs)
  • Group C (1:7/packs)
  • Group D (1:20/packs)
  • Group E (1:8/packs)

Each card is also available in a Refractor parallel which, with the exception of the three Group A cards, are serial-numbered to 25 copies. Refractors for the Group A cards are ones-of-one and exclusive to Hobby packs.

AD Andre Dawson BAT C

AK Al Kaline BAT C

BF Bob Feller UNI D

CF Cecil Fielder BAT C

CY Carl Yastrzemski BAT C

DBM Dale Murphy BAT C

DK Dave Kingman BAT C

DM Don Mattingly BAT D

DP Dave Parker BAT E

DS Darryl Strawberry BAT C

GF George Foster BAT C

GP Gaylord Perry JSY E

JR Jim Rice BAT B

LB Lou Brock BAT A 99

MS Mike Scott JSY E

MW Maury Wills BAT A 99

NR Nolan Ryan JSY C

PO Paul O'Neill BAT E

RC Rod Carew BAT C

RM Roger Maris BAT B

TG Tony Gwynn JSY E

TO Tony Oliva BAT D

TR Tim Raines UNI C

TR2 Tim Raines BAT C

TS Tom Seaver JSY A 99

WB Wade Boggs BAT E

Valuable Performance Relics

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The odds of finding a Valuable Performance Relic are as follows.

  • Group A (1:7275/packs; serial-numbered to nine; Hobby only)
  • Group B (1:6/packs)
  • Group C (1:12/packs)

Each card is also available in a Refractor parallel which, except the Roberto Clemente card, is serial-numbered to 25. The Clemente is a one-of-one.

AD Andre Dawson UNI C

CF Cecil Fielder BAT B

CR Cal Ripken, Jr. BAT B

CY Carl Yastrzemski BAT B

DBM Don Mattingly UNI C

DE Dennis Eckersley JSY C

DM Dale Murphy BAT B

DP Dave Parker UNI C

FR Frank Robinson BAT B

HK Harmon Killebrew BAT B

JC Jose Canseco BAT B

JM Joe Morgan BAT B

JR Jim Rice BAT B

KH Keith Hernandez BAT B

MS Mike Schmidt BAT C

RC Roberto Clemente BAT A 9

RJ Reggie Jackson BAT B

RY Robin Yount BAT B

SG Steve Garvey BAT B

SM Stan Musial BAT B

YB Yogi Berra BAT B

Title Threads Relics

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The odds of finding a Title Threads Relic are as follows.

  • Group A (1:66/packs)
  • Group B (1:9/packs)
  • Group C (1:6/packs)

Each Title Threads Relic is also available in a Refractor parallel, which is serial-numbered to 25 copies.

BD Bucky Dent UNI B

CS Cesar Geronimo BAT C

DJ Dave Justice UNI A

DS Darryl Strawberry BAT B

EK Ed Kranepool UNI C

GC Gary Carter BAT C

GF George Foster BAT B

GG Goose Gossage UNI C

GN Graig Nettles UNI C

JC Joe Carter BAT B

JK Jimmy Key UNI C

JP Jim Palmer UNI B

KG Ken Griffey, Sr. BAT B

LD Len Dykstra BAT B

MI Monte Irvin BAT B

MW Mookie Wilson UNI B

OC Orlando Cepeda JSY C

OH Orel Hershiser JSY A

PO Paul O'Neill UNI C

RF Rollie Fingers UNI C

TM Tim McCarver UNI C

WB Wade Boggs UNI C

WH Willie Horton JSY B

Celebrity Threads

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Both Celebrity Threads are also available in a Refractor parallel, which is serial-numbered to 25 copies.

EP Elvis Presley

MM Marilyn Monroe

Personal Endorsements

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The stated odds of finding a Personal Endorsements autograph are as follows.

  • Group A (1:40/packs)
  • Group B (1:16/packs)
  • Group C (1:9/packs)

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

AD Andre Dawson A

AK Al Kaline A

BB Bert Blyleven B

BG Bobby Grich C

BJ Bo Jackson A

BR Brooks Robinson A

CF Carlton Fisk A

CR Cal Ripken, Jr. A

CY Carl Yastrzemski A

DE Dennis Eckersley A

DL Don Larsen B

DS Duke Snider A

DWE Darrell Evans C

EW Earl Weaver C

GB George Brett A

GC Gary Carter B

GF George Foster C

GG Goose Gossage B

GN Graig Nettles B

JA Jim Abbott A

JAP Jimmy Piersall B

JM Jack McDowell C

JO Jesse Orosco C

JP Jim Palmer A

KH Keith Hernandez A

LA Luis Aparicio B

NR Nolan Ryan A

RD Ron Darling B

RJ Reggie Jackson A

RY Robin Yount A

SM Stan Musial A

Signature Marks

Each Signature Marks is a one-of-one.

AA Arthur Ashe

BH Ben Hogan

EP Elvis Presley

JD Jack Dempsey

JL Joe Louis

JO Jesse Owens

MM Marilyn Monroe

RM Rocky Marciano

RR Sugar Ray Robinson

MS Mark Spitz