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Rivals is an insert set in 2004 Leather and Lumber. Each card has two players who were considered rivals during their careers. The card backs describe how the two are connected in baseball history in a short paragraph. The base set was serial numbered to 2499 copies each and paralleled with a silver set serial numbered to 100. The set was also partially paralleled with a dual game used set (only cards 6 and 37 were not paralleled). The Materials set were serial numbered as well with print runs ranging from 250 to 20. All the cards were randomly inserted into packs. All card numbers (both base and game used) carry an LLR prefix.

There are a few notable singles, a lot of the cards highlight specific matchups throughout history. For example LLR-10 features Hall of Famers George Brett and Jack Morris who faced each other over 100 times in their careers including the ALCS in 1984. That "rivalry" is not documented on any other baseball cards.

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Number Player 1 Player 2 GU PR
01 Derek Jeter Nomar Garciaparra 250
02 Mark Prior Albert Pujols 250
03 Warren Spahn Stan Musial 100
04 Don Sutton Reggie Jackson 10
05 Roger Clemens Mike Piazza 250
06 Dennis Eckersley Matt Williams DNE
07 Kerry Wood Frank Thomas 250
08 Jim Palmer Willie Stargell 250
09 Tom Seaver Mike Schmidt 250
10 Jack Morris George Brett 250
11 Randy Johnson Todd Helton 250
12 Rod Carew Tommy John 250
13 Pedro Martinez Jason Giambi 250
14 Dwight Gooden Wade Boggs 250
15 Bob Gibson Ernie Banks 100
16 Hideo Nomo Barry Larkin 250
17 Roy Halladay Vladimir Guerrero 250
18 Greg Maddux Jeff Bagwell 250
19 Barry Zito Alex Rodriguez 250
20 Steve Carlton Andre Dawson 250
21 Mariano Rivera Chipper Jones 10
22 Tom Glavine Manny Ramirez 250
23 Whitey Ford Harmon Killebrew 100
24 Carl Yastrzemski Catfish Hunter 250
25 Nolan Ryan Robin Ventura 250
26 Cartlon Fisk Joe Morgan 250
27 Phil Rizzuto Duke Snider 5
28 Fergie Jenkins Lou Brock 100
29 Jose Canseco Will Clark 250
30 Mike Mussina Josh Beckett 250
31 Rickey Henderson Ivan Rodriguez 250
32 Don Mattingly Eddie Murray 250
33 Troy Glaus Eric Chavez 250
34 Ryne Sandberg Steve Garvey 250
35 Bob Gibson Roger Maris 100
36 Roger Clemens Cal Ripken 250
37 Orel Hershiser Darryl Strawberry DNE
38 Curt Schilling Paul Molitor 250
39 Ichiro Suzuki Hideki Matsui 250
40 Sammy Sosa Jim Thome 250




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