2000 Skybox

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Description

2000 Skybox was released in May, 2000. The base set consists of 250 cards, with the final 50 cards making up a Prospects subset. As with the previous year's Skybox Premium, all 50 Prospects have a short-printed "horizontal" variation.

Distribution

Hobby: 24 packs per box, 10 cards per pack (MSRP: $2.99)

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Hobby Odds Retail Odds
Base 250 - ? ?
Prospects (horizontal) 40 - 1:8 1:8
Premium Pairs (horizontal) 10 - 1:12 1:12
Star Ruby 250 - 1:12 1:12
Star Ruby Extreme 250 50 ? ?
E-Ticket 15 - 1:4 1:4
E-Ticket Star Ruby 15 100 ? ?
Speed Merchants 10 - 1:8 1:8
Speed Merchants Star Ruby 10 100 ? ?
Skylines 10 - 1:11 1:11
Skylines Star Ruby 10 50 ? ?
The Technique 15 - 1:11 1:11
The Technique Star Ruby 15 50 ? ?
Higher Level 10 - 1:24 1:24
Higher Level Star Ruby 10 50 ? ?
Preeminence 10 - 1:24 1:24
Preeminence Star Ruby 10 50 ? ?
Genuine Coverage 5 - 1:399 1:399
Genuine Coverage (Hobby Only) 5 - 1:144 N/A
Autographics ? - 1:72 1:72
Autographics Purple Foil ? 50 ? ?
Autographed Genuine Coverage 2 20 ? N/A

Checklist

Promos

Fleer issued a six-card promo set to attendees of the 2000 National Sports Collections Convention in Anaheim, CA. Each card has the 2000 NSCC logo on the front and the set is sequentially-numbered "X of 6" on the back.

  • 1 Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • 2 Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 3 Derek Jeter
  • 4 Alex Rodriguez
  • 5 Mark McGwire
  • 6 Mike Piazza

Base Set

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  • 1 Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • 2 Ivan Rodriguez
  • 3 Chipper Jones
  • 4 Dean Palmer
  • 5 Devon White
  • 6 Ugueth Urbina
  • 7 Doug Glanville
  • 8 Damian Jackson
  • 9 Jose Canseco
  • 10 Billy Koch
  • 11 Brady Anderson
  • 12 Vladimir Guerrero
  • 13 Dan Wilson
  • 14 Kevin Brown
  • 15 Eddie Taubensee
  • 16 Jose Lima
  • 17 Greg Maddux
  • 18 Manny Ramirez
  • 19 Brad Fullmer
  • 20 Ron Gant
  • 21 Edgar Martinez
  • 22 Pokey Reese
  • 23 Jason Varitek
  • 24 Neifi Perez
  • 25 Shane Reynolds
  • 26 Robin Ventura
  • 27 Scott Rolen
  • 28 Trevor Hoffman
  • 29 John Valentin
  • 30 Shannon Stewart
  • 31 Troy Glaus
  • 32 Kerry Wood
  • 33 Jim Thome
  • 34 Rafael Roque
  • 35 Tino Martinez
  • 36 Jeffrey Hammonds
  • 37 Orlando Hernandez
  • 38 Kris Benson
  • 39 Fred McGriff
  • 40 Brian Jordan
  • 41 Trot Nixon
  • 42 Matt Clement
  • 43 Ray Durham
  • 44 Johnny Damon
  • 45 Todd Hollandsworth
  • 46 Edgardo Alfonzo
  • 47 Tim Hudson
  • 48 Tony Gwynn
  • 49 Barry Bonds
  • 50 Andruw Jones
  • 51 Pedro Martinez
  • 52 Mike Hampton
  • 53 Miguel Tejada
  • 54 Kevin Young
  • 55 J.T. Snow
  • 56 Carlos Delgado
  • 57 Bobby Howry
  • 58 Andres Galarraga
  • 59 Paul Konerko
  • 60 Mike Cameron
  • 61 Jeremy Giambi
  • 62 Todd Hundley
  • 63 Al Leiter
  • 64 Matt Stairs
  • 65 Edgar Renteria
  • 66 Jeff Kent
  • 67 John Wetteland
  • 68 Nomar Garciaparra
  • 69 Jeff Weaver
  • 70 Matt Williams
  • 71 Kyle Farnsworth
  • 72 Brad Radke
  • 73 Eric Chavez
  • 74 J.D. Drew
  • 75 Steve Finley
  • 76 Pete Harnisch
  • 77 Chad Kreuter
  • 78 Todd Pratt
  • 79 John Jaha
  • 80 Armando Rios
  • 81 Luis Gonzalez
  • 82 Ryan Minor
  • 83 Juan Gonzalez
  • 84 Rickey Henderson
  • 85 Jason Giambi
  • 86 Shawn Estes
  • 87 Chad Curtis
  • 88 Jeff Cirillo
  • 89 Juan Encarnacion
  • 90 Tony Womack
  • 91 Mike Mussina
  • 92 Jeff Bagwell
  • 93 Rey Ordonez
  • 94 Joe McEwing
  • 95 Robb Nen
  • 96 Will Clark
  • 97 Chris Singleton
  • 98 Jason Kendall
  • 99 Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 100 Rusty Greer
  • 101 Charles Johnson
  • 102 Carlos Lee
  • 103 Brad Ausmus
  • 104 Preston Wilson
  • 105 Ronnie Belliard
  • 106 Mike Lieberthal
  • 107 Alex Rodriguez
  • 108 Jay Bell
  • 109 Frank Thomas
  • 110 Adrian Beltre
  • 111 Ron Coomer
  • 112 Ben Grieve
  • 113 Darryl Kile
  • 114 Erubiel Durazo
  • 115 Magglio Ordonez
  • 116 Gary Sheffield
  • 117 Joe Mays
  • 118 Fernando Tatis
  • 119 David Wells
  • 120 Tim Salmon
  • 121 Troy O'Leary
  • 122 Roberto Alomar
  • 123 Damion Easley
  • 124 Brant Brown
  • 125 Carlos Beltran
  • 126 Eric Karros
  • 127 Geoff Jenkins
  • 128 Roger Clemens
  • 129 Warren Morris
  • 130 Eric Owens
  • 131 Jose Cruz. Jr.
  • 132 Mo Vaughn
  • 133 Eric Young
  • 134 Kenny Lofton
  • 135 Marquis Grissom
  • 136 A.J. Burnett
  • 137 Bernie Williams
  • 138 Javy Lopez
  • 139 Jose Offerman
  • 140 Sean Casey
  • 141 Alex Gonzalez
  • 142 Carlos Febles
  • 143 Mike Piazza
  • 144 Curt Schilling
  • 145 Ben Davis
  • 146 Rafael Palmeiro
  • 147 Scott Williamson
  • 148 Darin Erstad
  • 149 Joe Girardi
  • 150 Gerald Williams
  • 151 Richie Sexson
  • 152 Corey Koskie
  • 153 Paul O'Neill
  • 154 Chad Hermansen
  • 155 Randy Johnson
  • 156 Henry Rodriguez
  • 157 Bartolo Colon
  • 158 Tony Clark
  • 159 Mike Lowell
  • 160 Moises Alou
  • 161 Todd Walker
  • 162 Mariano Rivera
  • 163 Mark McGwire
  • 164 Roberto Hernandez
  • 165 Larry Walker
  • 166 Albert Belle
  • 167 Barry Larkin
  • 168 Rolando Arrojo
  • 169 Mark Kotsay
  • 170 Ken Caminiti
  • 171 Dermal Brown
  • 172 Michael Barrett
  • 173 Jay Buhner
  • 174 Ruben Mateo
  • 175 Jim Edmonds
  • 176 Sammy Sosa
  • 177 Omar Vizquel
  • 178 Todd Helton
  • 179 Kevin Barker
  • 180 Derek Jeter
  • 181 Brian Giles
  • 182 Greg Vaughn
  • 183 Roy Halladay
  • 184 Tom Glavine
  • 185 Craig Biggio
  • 186 Jose Vidro
  • 187 Andy Ashby
  • 188 Freddy Garcia
  • 189 Garret Anderson
  • 190 Mark Grace
  • 191 Travis Fryman
  • 192 Jeromy Burnitz
  • 193 Jacque Jones
  • 194 David Cone
  • 195 Ryan Rupe
  • 196 John Smoltz
  • 197 Daryle Ward
  • 198 Rondell White
  • 199 Bob Abreu
  • 200 Justin Thompson

Prospects (vertical)

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  • 201 Norm Hutchins PROS
  • 202 Ramon Ortiz PROS
  • 203 Dan Wheeler PROS
  • 204 Matt Riley PROS
  • 205 Steve Lomasney PROS
  • 206 Chad Meyers PROS
  • 207 Gary Glover PROS RC
  • 208 Joe Crede PROS
  • 209 Kip Wells PROS
  • 210 Travis Dawkins PROS
  • 211 Denny Stark PROS RC
  • 212 Ben Petrick PROS
  • 213 Eric Munson PROS
  • 214 Josh Beckett PROS
  • 215 Pablo Ozuna PROS
  • 216 Brad Penny PROS
  • 217 Julio Ramirez PROS
  • 218 Danny Peoples PROS
  • 219 Wilfredo Rodriguez PROS RC
  • 220 Julio Lugo PROS
  • 221 Mark Quinn PROS
  • 222 Eric Gagne PROS
  • 223 Chad Green PROS
  • 224 Tony Armas, Jr. PROS
  • 225 Milton Bradley PROS
  • 226 Rob Bell PROS
  • 227 Alfonso Soriano PROS
  • 228 Wily Mo Pena PROS
  • 229 Nick Johnson PROS
  • 230 Ed Yarnall PROS
  • 231 Ryan Bradley PROS
  • 232 Adam Piatt PROS
  • 233 Chad Harville PROS
  • 234 Alex Sanchez PROS
  • 235 Michael Coleman PROS
  • 236 Pat Burrell PROS
  • 237 Wascar Serrano PROS RC
  • 238 Rick Ankiel PROS
  • 239 Mike Lamb PROS RC
  • 240 Vernon Wells PROS

Premium Pairs (vertical)

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  • 241 Jason Wood / Geofrey Tomlinson DUAL PROS
  • 242 Josh Phelps / Shea Hillenbrand DUAL PROS RC
  • 243 Aaron Myette / Doug Davis DUAL PROS
  • 244 Brett Laxton / Rob Ramsay DUAL PROS RC
  • 245 B.J. Ryan / Carlos Lee DUAL PROS
  • 246 Chris Haas / Wilton Veras DUAL PROS
  • 247 Jimmy Anderson / Kyle Peterson DUAL PROS
  • 248 Jason Dewey / Giuseppe Chiaramonte DUAL PROS
  • 249 Guillermo Mota / Orber Moreno DUAL PROS
  • 250 Julio Zuleta / Steve Cox DUAL PROS RC

Parallels

Horizontal Prospects/Premium Pairs

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The 50 cards in the Prospect (cards #201-#240) and Premium Pairs (cards #241-#250) subsets are also available in a "Horizontal" parallel. Whereas all 250 base cards are all in a vertical format, these cards are all horizontal and are stamped in blue foil.

Star Ruby

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All 250 base cards are available in the following Star Ruby parallels.

  • Star Ruby
  • Star Ruby Extreme (serial-numbered to 50 copies)

NOTES

  • Star Rubies do not exist for the 50 Horizontal Prospects.
  • Each Star Ruby is sequentially-numbered with an "SR" suffix, while Star Ruby Extreme's have an "SRE" suffix.

Hobby Bullpen

2000 Skybox Hobby Bullpen is a 15-card partial-parallel that was given away by Fleer-Skybox representatives as part of a promotional "Fleer Traveling Road Show."

All cards have a red "Fleer Hobby Bullpen" logo on the front.

  • 1 Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • 2 Ivan Rodriguez
  • 3 Chipper Jones
  • 12 Vladimir Guerrero
  • 17 Greg Maddux
  • 18 Manny Ramirez
  • 48 Tony Gwynn
  • 49 Barry Bonds
  • 51 Pedro Martinez
  • 68 Nomar Garciaparra
  • 98 Jason Kendall
  • 99 Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 163 Mark McGwire
  • 176 Sammy Sosa
  • 180 Derek Jeter

Inserts

E-Ticket

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This 15-card set highlighted some of the top players in the game at the time in an insert set that gave collectors an "electronic (E-) ticket" (i.e., the card itself) to view more photos of that player on the Fleer/Skybox website at the time.

Each E-Ticket insert was available in a Star Ruby parallel that featured a foil finish with red foil accents on the insert and player nameplate and was serial-numbered to 100 copies.

  • 1 ET Alex Rodriguez
  • 2 ET Derek Jeter
  • 3 ET Nomar Garciaparra
  • 4 ET Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • 5 ET Sean Casey
  • 6 ET Mark McGwire
  • 7 ET Sammy Sosa
  • 8 ET Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 9 ET Tony Gwynn
  • 10 ET Pedro Martinez
  • 11 ET Chipper Jones
  • 12 ET Vladimir Guerrero
  • 13 ET Roger Clemens
  • 14 ET Mike Piazza
  • 15 ET Randy Johnson

Speed Merchants

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This 10-card set highlighted players with the fastest bat speed on an white background accented with that player's team colors.

Each Speed Merchants insert was available in a Star Ruby parallel that featured a holographic foil finish on the card front, red foil accents on the insert and player nameplate, and was serial-numbered to 100 copies.

  • 1 SM Derek Jeter
  • 2 SM Sammy Sosa
  • 3 SM Nomar Garciaparra
  • 4 SM Alex Rodriguez
  • 5 SM Randy Johnson
  • 6 SM Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 7 SM Pedro Martinez
  • 8 SM Pat Burrell
  • 9 SM Barry Bonds
  • 10 SM Mark McGwire

Skylines

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This 10-card set highlighted some of the top players in the game and the respective city they played for that featured the city's downtown backdrop as foil-finished background.

Each Skylines insert was available in a Star Ruby parallel that featured a holographic foil finish on the card front with red foil accents on the insert and player nameplate and was serial-numbered to 50 copies.

  • SL1 Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • SL2 Mark McGwire
  • SL3 Alex Rodriguez
  • SL4 Sammy Sosa
  • SL5 Derek Jeter
  • SL6 Mike Piazza
  • SL7 Nomar Garciaparra
  • SL8 Chipper Jones
  • SL9 Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • SL10 Manny Ramirez

The Technique

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This 15-card set highlighted some of the unique characteristics of the game's top players on an all-foil card front.

Each Technique insert was available in a Star Ruby parallel that featured a holographic foil finish on the card front and red foil accents on the insert and player nameplate and was serial-numbered to 50 copies.

  • 1 T Alex Rodriguez
  • 2 T Tony Gwynn
  • 3 T Sean Casey
  • 4 T Mark McGwire
  • 5 T Sammy Sosa
  • 6 T Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 7 T Mike Piazza
  • 8 T Nomar Garciaparra
  • 9 T Derek Jeter
  • 10 T Vladimir Guerrero
  • 11 T Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • 12 T Chipper Jones
  • 13 T Frank Thomas
  • 14 T Manny Ramirez
  • 15 T Jeff Bagwell

Higher Level

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This 10-card set highlighted the elite players in the game at the time on a multi-colored, holographic fire-themed background with gold foil accents on the insert and player nameplate.

Each Higher Level insert was available in a Star Ruby parallel that featured the same card design and holographic foil finish on the card front, but had red foil accents on the insert and player nameplates. Each Star Ruby parallel was serial-numbered to 50 copies.

  • 1 HL Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • 2 HL Derek Jeter
  • 3 HL Nomar Garciaparra
  • 4 HL Chipper Jones
  • 5 HL Mike Piazza
  • 6 HL Ivan Rodriguez
  • 7 HL Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 8 HL Sammy Sosa
  • 9 HL Alex Rodriguez
  • 10 HL Mark McGwire

Preeminence

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This 10-card set highlighted some of the top players in the game at the time on a multi-colored holographic foil background with gold foil accents on the insert and player nameplate.

Each Preeminence insert was available in a Star Ruby parallel that featured the same card design and holographic foil finish on the card front, but had red foil accents on the insert and player nameplates. Each Star Ruby parallel was serial-numbered to 50 copies.

  • 1P Pedro Martinez
  • 2P Derek Jeter
  • 3P Nomar Garciaparra
  • 4P Alex Rodriguez
  • 5P Mark McGwire
  • 6P Sammy Sosa
  • 7P Sean Casey
  • 8P Mike Piazza
  • 9P Chipper Jones
  • 10P Ivan Rodriguez

Autographs & Game-Used

Genuine Coverage

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Genuine Coverage is a 10-card game jersey set. The set was split into two five-card groups for Hobby and retail distribution. The five "common" cards - tagged with an "HR" in the checklist below - were distributed in both Hobby and retail packs at a rate of 1:399. The five "Hobby-only" cards - tagged with an "H" in the checklist below - were seeded Hobby packs at a rate of 1:144.

NOTE: The design is similar to other "Genuine Coverage" cards in other 2000 Skybox-branded sets. Also, the cards are not sequentially-numbered.

  • Jose Canseco H
  • Robin Ventura HR
  • Frank Thomas H
  • Ivan Rodriguez H
  • Alex Rodriguez HR
  • Cal Ripken, Jr. HR
  • Manny Ramirez H
  • Troy Glaus HR
  • J.D. Drew H
  • Matt Williams HR

Autographed Genuine Coverage

Cal Ripken, Jr. and Alex Rodriguez autographed 20 copies of their Genuine Coverage cards for random insertion in Hobby packs.

  • Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • Alex Rodriguez

Autographics

See 2000 Skybox Autographics.