The set was distributed in two series. The cards were issued in eight card packs. Hobby boxes contained twenty packs per box with eight boxes per case. Blaster boxes were also distributed at retail stores.
The 450 card base set is a collection of reprints of previous Topps cards from 1952 up to 2000. Most cards are of either the player's rookie card or their last year card with some Highlights and League Leaders cards mixed in. The card backs carry a seperate numbering (xxx of 450) that is incredibly difficult to read due to the small font size.
|2001 – 2002 – 2003 Shoebox - 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016 - 2017|
|2001 Archives Reserve – 2002 Archives Reserve|
|Topps All Time Fan Favorites Sets|
|2003 Fan Favorites – 2004 Fan Favorites - 2005 Fan Favorites|