2005 Topps Pristine Legends

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Description

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.

Distribution

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

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

Reviews

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

Checklist

Base Set

Common

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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

Parallels

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.

SuperFractor

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