2001 Upper Deck Rookie Update
2001 Upper Deck Rookie Update was released in December 2001. The product included updated and rookie cards from three previously released 2001 Upper Deck baseball brands: 2001 SP Authentic, 2001 SPx, and 2001 Sweet Spot. Each 15 pack box will yield at least one rookie card from each of the three sets serial-numbered to 1500 copies, as well as an SPx Winning Materials card.
15 packs plus one three-card Ichiro Rookie Tribute pack per box, four cards per pack (MSRP: $4.99).
Please set the entries for the respective products for a checklist.
Cards are also available in the following parallels.
- Gold (serial-numbered to 100 copies)
- Platinum (serial-numbered to 25 copies)
Ichiro Rookie Buybacks
Randomly inserted into Rookie Update packs, are 50 Ichiro rookie cards from four previously released Upper Deck products. In addition to the serial-numbering that was on the original card, each card is hand-numbered to 50 copies. The number purchased by Upper Deck is as follows.
NOTE: The 2001 UD Reserve product contained a thirty-card "Prospects" subset, with each Prospect serial-numbered to 2500 copies. The 27 UD Reserve Ichiro cards used for this promotion were from this subset, however, are NOT serial-numbered. It is believed that, rather than buying back cards, UD took excess cards used for replacements. These cards were hand-numbered to 50 -- just not machine-numbered to 2500. Any collector who pulled one of the 27 UD Reserve "Buybacks" could send it back to Upper Deck and receive a properly numbered card.
Autographs & Game-Used
These cards are exclusive to the Ichiro Tribute pack.
- Cards #BI1-#BI12 (serial-numbered to 100 copies)
- Cards #BI13-#BI17 (serial-numbered to 50 copies)
- Cards #BI18 and #BI19 (serial-numbered to 25 copies)
- Card #BI20 (one-of-one)
- Cards #JI1-#JI12 (serial-numbered to 100 copies)
- Cards #JI13-#JI17 (serial-numbered to 50 copies)
- Cards #JI18 and #JI19 (serial-numbered to 25 copies)
- Card #JI20 (one-of-one)
USA Touch of Gold Autographs
- AE Adam Everett
- AS Anthony Sanders
- BA Brent Abernathy
- BW Brad Wilkerson
- CG Chris George
- DM Doug Mientkiewicz
- EY Ernie Young
- JC John Cotton
- JR Jon Rauch
- KU Kurt Ainsworth
- MJ Marcus Jensen
- MK Mike Kinkade
- MN Mike Neill
- PB Pat Borders
- RF Ryan Franklin
- RK Rick Krivda
- RO Roy Oswalt
- SB Sean Burroughs
- SH Shane Heams
- TD Gookie Dawkins
- TW Todd Williams
- TY Tim Young
- BSE Bobby Seay
- BSH Ben Sheets