2001 Topps Traded Autographs & Memorabilia

4 03 2015

The Autographs and relics available in 2001 Topps Traded were very similar to the cards available in the regular set.

Golden Anniversary Autographs (2 cards, 1:626)

Golden Anniversary Autographs were inserted across both series, and 2 cards were inserted into the traded set.  Mike Mussina and Johnny Damon had Autograph cards that with notation “Traded Star”, making a 4th type of Golden Anniversary Autograph you could get in 2001 packs.  Interestingly, Mussina wasn’t in the base Traded set, even though he had moved to the Yankees in 2001.

2001 Topps Traded Golden Anniversary auto Mussina

Team Topps Legends Autographs (14 cards, 1:321)

There were also “Team Topps Legends” autographs, which was a promotion across all of Topps products in 2001, 2002 and 2003.

There were 5 different memorabilia sets, though some of them are pretty similar.

Traded Memorabilia (33 cards, 1:29)

Rookie Relics (18 cards 1:91)

The Traded Memorabilia and Rookie Relics are really the same set, just differentiating between the traded guys and the rookies.  Comparing the 2 cards below – Jason Young’s card has a rookie relic stamp in the top left corner of his picture.  I kind of like the design for these, at least I like that Topps used something that is similar to the Topps regular set design that year.

2001 Topps Traded Rookie Relics Jason Young

2001 Topps Traded relic Eric Davis

Dual Traded Memorabilia (4 cards 1:376)

The Dual Traded Memorabilia cards are my favorite insert in this product.  You’ve got 4 guys who switched teams – Manny Ramirez is by far the most notable.  For this insert set, Topps included a piece of the player’s jersey from the old team, next to a picture of him with his former team.  And below that is the same thing, but for the new team.

2001 Topps Traded Dual Memorabilia Manny

Hall of Fame Bat Relic (1 card 1:2,796)

Farewell Dual Relic (1 card 1:4,693)

There are 2 more dual relic cards to find in this product.  One is a farewell card honoring Tony Gwynn and Cal Ripken as the future Cooperstown roomies were leaving the game.

2001 Topps Traded farewell Ripken Gwynn

The second one has the same design and honors the 2 BBWAA Hall of Fame inductees.  Former Minnesota Twin teammates Kirby Puckett and Dave Winfield.

2001 Topps Traded Hall of Fame Dual Puckett Winfield

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