2003 Timeless Treasures Baseball Cards

2003 Timeless Treasures Baseball Cards
2003 Timeless Treasures Baseball Cards

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.

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Set Information:

Important Date(s)
July 2003Release Date
2003 Timeless Treasures

2003 Timeless Treasures is a 100-card set issued in 4-card tins with an SRP of $100.00. There are 15 tins per case. The checklist was made alphabetically by the player’s first name.

SetTotal CardsPrint Run(s)Odds
Base1009004:1
Silver10050
Gold10010
Platinum1001
Award1150-100
Award Autographs85-15
Award Prime615-50
Award Prime Autographs61
Award MLB Logos21
Classic Combos35100
Classic Combos Autographs265-50
Classic Prime Combos3525
Classic Prime Combos Autographs261
Game Day1120-100
Game Day Autographs111-25
Game Day Prime45-75
Game Day Prime Autographs41
HOF Cuts41
HOF Combos1525-100
HOF Combos Autographs101-25
HOF Prime Combos115-25
HOF Prime Combos Autographs91
HOF Induction Year Combos1025
HOF Induction Year Combos Autographs45
HOF Letters115-25
HOF Letters Autographs111
HOF Logos181-35
HOF Logos Autographs151
HOF Materials5025-100
HOF Materials Autographs365-50
HOF Numbers205-50
HOF Numbers Autographs161
Home Run1220-100
Home Run Autographs121-25
Home Run MLB Logos21
Material Ink5825-100
Milestone524-100
Milestone Autographs41
MLB Logo Ink221
Past and Present11100
Past and Present Autographs65-25
Past and Present Letters625-75
Past and Present Letters Autographs31
Past and Present Logos95-75
Past and Present Logos Autographs41
Past and Present Numbers95-75
Past and Present Numbers Autographs41
Past and Present Patches55-20
Past and Present Patches Autographs41
Post Season1225-100
Post Season Autographs65-15
Post Season Prime95-75
Post Season Prime Autographs61
Prime Ink515-50
Rookie Year3150-100
Rookie Year Combos725-50
Rookie Year Combos Autographs51
Rookie Year Autographs1910-25
Rookie Year Letters1115-35
Rookie Year Letters Autographs61
Rookie Year Logos1810-50
Rookie Year Logos Autographs101
Rookie Year Numbers1715-50
Rookie Year Numbers Autographs91
Rookie Year Parallel2442-99
Rookie Year Patches510-15
Rookie Year Patches Autographs41
2003 Timeless Treasures

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