Sometimes you can look at a product and immediately identify it with some high form of quality. 2003 Timeless Treasures baseball cards fall into this category. When I got back into the hobby, I had a lot of learning to do to get caught up. This set came out right around the same time I jumped back into the market as a buyer. It wouldn’t be until late 2011 that I’d be able to pull this 4-card run together. Granted, given the amount of information I had to learn leading up to 2011, there was plenty to keep me busy.
I love the design shown here. The artistic rippled background with the lines on either side drawn along the y-axis and the foil or holofoil areas really make these cards come to life. The Timeless Treasures name was, at the time, owned by Donruss. Being a long time advocate of the brand, I immediately appreciated 2003 Timeless Treasures. The set features former and then current players alike. The 100-card set is loaded with megastars almost exclusively.
2003 Timeless Treasures was released in July of 2003. The SRP at the time was $100 per tin. This price point hasn’t changed to any significant degree with the many Timeless Treasures releases under the Panini umbrella. This was, and still is, a high-end product. With just four cards per tin, you’re looking at $25 per card. That’s a lot! But again, much like the price point, the quality of these cards is also high.
Let’s go through it here. The base card is found with three additional parallels for a total of 4 unique versions of any single card in the 100-card set of 2003 Timeless Treasures baseball cards. If you player collect any one guy in the set or just wanna put together a full run of a player depicted on your favorite team, here’s what to expect:
Base: These cards feature flat gold foil on the card fronts, a gray color theme, and hold a stated print run of 900 copies.
Silver: These cards feature silver holofoil on the card fronts, a silver color theme, and hold a stated print run of 50 copies.
Gold: These cards feature gold holofoil on the card fronts, a gold color theme, and hold a stated print run of 10 copies.
Platinum: These cards feature blue holofoil on the card fronts, a blue color theme, and hold a stated print run of just 1 copy.
This isn’t an easy run to pull together. The parallels have very small print runs making them rare to mythic rare. I love the set, however, and believe that any version of these cards would make an excellent addition to any collection. This set also features a variety of inserts featuring autographs and memorabilia. If you’re looking to mix it up with something simple, yet high quality, grab some 2003 Timeless Treasures Baseball.
Pronounced Green-o. Patrick has a BA in Psychology, a BA in Sociology, and an MBA from the University of New Mexico. He also has a Project Management Certificate from UCLA Extension. He has lectured in Internet Marketing at the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics at California State University, Northridge. He is the author of, Student to Founder: Secrets to creating a student organization in college and starting a business after graduation. He has been interviewed on Good Day New Mexico and in Albuquerque The Magazine. Patrick is a frequent speaker and panelist at universities and events where he shares his insights on leadership, technology, and marketing. He's been a baseball card collector since 1988, and he owns Radicards™ | Visit the store