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2004 SP Authentic Baseball Features Autographs From MLB's Past, Present Future Stars

Includes Double, Triple and Quadruple Autograph Combinations of the MLB’s Finest

2004 SP AuthenticBaseball: 177-card set; Issued May 27th; 5 cards per pack; 24 packs per box; SRP $4.99 per pack; Inserts: SP 2004 USA Signatures, Chirography Autographs, Chirography Hall of Famers, Dual Chirography, Triple Chirography, Quadruple Chirography

This year’s edition of the 2004 SP Authentic Baseball carries on the authentic tradition of supplying top-quality autographs from some of baseball's elite players with a great blend of this season’s rookies. The 2004 set deliver value in ways never before seen in an SP Authentic product, plus it includes double, triple and quadruple autograph cards of MLB Superstars.

The 177-card regular set starts with precision photography and dynamic designs and includes 90 signed and unsigned, serial-numbered rookie cards. To add more flash to the lineup, Upper Deck offers mirrored insert sets of Future Watch and All-Star Moments which features young guns like Merkin Valdez, Luis Gonzalez and Kazuo Matsui.

The 50-card Chirography set has become a staple to the SP Authentic line since its creation. This year Upper Deck adds Bronze, Silver and Gold Parallel variations of the set that also include limited inscription versions within each variation. Three insert sets highlight themes that place the spotlight on the next generation of stars with "2004 USA Signatures", the game’s greatest in "Hall Of Famers Autographs" and "Buyback Autograph cards" of today’s best. If that’s not enough value, Hobbyists can collect Dual, Triple and Quadruple autograph cards numbered no higher than 50.

"2004 SP Authentic Baseball provides rookies and multiple variation autographs cards that collectors have come to expect from the SP brand," says product manager, Mike Barry. "The incredible player combinations we have put together with the double triple and quadruple autograph are sure to demand high values."

2004 Upper Deck SPA Baseball hits shelves this May with a suggested retail price of $4.99 per pack. The subsets and inserts follow:

PRODUCT BREAKDOWN

Regular Set

  • 90 Regular cards
  • 42 Future Watch – Numbered to 999 (first 295 receiving autographs)
  • 45 All-Star Moments – Numbered to 999

AUTOGRAPHED Cards Low sequentially numbered and inserted 2 per box on average

  • Chirography Autographs – Numbered no higher than 75
  • Chirography Autographs (B/W version) – Numbered no higher than 75
  • Chirography Bronze Autographs – Numbered no higher than 65
  • Chirography Bronze Autographs (B/W version)–Numbered no higher than 60
  • Chirography Silver Autographs– Numbered no higher than 60
  • Chirography Silver Autographs (B/W version) – Numbered no higher than 30
  • Chirography Gold Autographs – Numbered no higher than 40
  • Chirography Gold Autographs (B/W version) – Numbered no higher than 20
  • Chirography Hall of Famers Autographs – Numbered no higher than 40
  • Chirography Hall of Famers Autographs (B/W version) – Numbered no higher than 25
  • Dual Chirography Autographs – Numbered no higher than 50
  • Triple Chirography Autographs – Numbered no higher than 25
  • Quad Chirography Autographs – Numbered no higher than 10
  • SP 2004 USA Signatures – Numbered no higher than 350
  • SP 2004 USA Signatures– Numbered no higher than 150
  • SP Buyback Autographs – Numbered no higher than 70
  • Future Watch– Numbered to 295 (part of the regular set numbered to 999)
  • Future Watch parallel– Numbered to 195

Source: The Upper Deck Co, LLC
Date: April 22, 2004

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