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2000 E-X

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Description

2000 E-X product was produced by Fleer/Skybox and was a 90-card set distributed exclusively to Hobby outlets and released in June, 2000. For the first time since the 1995 Emotion set, cards were produced on a single piece of regular cardstock and design was simpler than products from previous years that utilized multiple layers, depth, acetate, and die-cutting to create complex base set designs. Cards were printed on tri-colored holographic foil that was laminated to a piece of conventional paper cardstock. The foil fronts emphasized two team colors for each player and featured a silver holographic sliver running the middle of each card and behind the player's team logo. Card backs printed on a glossy white background.

The base set consisted of established player cards (1-60) and a 30-card "Prospects" subset (61-90) which were inserted at a rate of 1:12 packs and serial-numbered to 3499 -- the first time this brand had had serial-numbered base cards. Despite this, there were no true Rookie Cards in the set.

Once again, the numbering of the base set was subjectively arranged to have top current stars in the game featured first in the set, semi-stars next, minor-stars after, then the non-prospect young stars, and prospects featured last - this arrangement was key to the serial-numbering rationale for the Essential Credentials parallel sets.

Distribution

24 packs of 3 cards each (MSRP $3.99). Hobby Exclusive.

Reviews

http://oldschoolbreaks.wordpress.com/2008/04/24/2000-e-x-baseball-review/

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Hobby Odds
Base 90 - ?
Short Set 60 - 3:1
Prospects 30 3499 1:12
Essential Credentials Future 90 Varied ?
Essential Credentials Now 90 Varied ?
Generation E-X 15 - 1:8
E-Xciting 10 - 1:24
E-Xplosive 20 2499 ?
E-Xceptional Red 15 1999 1:14
E-Xceptional Green 15 999 ?
E-Xceptional Blue 15 250 1:288
Genuine Coverage 9 - 1:144
Autographics ? - 1:24

Checklist

Base Set

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1 Alex Rodriguez

2 Jeff Bagwell

3 Mike Piazza

4 Tony Gwynn

5 Ken Griffey, Jr.

6 Juan Gonzalez

7 Vladimir Guerrero

8 Cal Ripken, Jr.

9 Mo Vaughn

10 Chipper Jones

11 Derek Jeter

12 Nomar Garciaparra

13 Mark McGwire

14 Sammy Sosa

15 Pedro Martinez

16 Greg Maddux

17 Frank Thomas

18 Shawn Green

19 Carlos Beltran

20 Roger Clemens

21 Randy Johnson

22 Bernie Williams

23 Carlos Delgado

24 Manny Ramirez

25 Freddy Garcia

26 Barry Bonds

27 Tim Hudson

28 Larry Walker

29 Raul Mondesi

30 Ivan Rodriguez

31 Magglio Ordonez

32 Scott Rolen

33 Mike Mussina

34 J.D. Drew

35 Tom Glavine

36 Barry Larkin

37 Jim Thome

38 Erubiel Durazo

39 Curt Schilling

40 Orlando Hernandez

41 Rafael Palmeiro

42 Gabe Kapler

43 Mark Grace

44 Jeff Cirillo

45 Jeromy Burnitz

46 Sean Casey

47 Kevin Millwood

48 Vinny Castilla

49 Jose Canseco

50 Roberto Alomar

51 Craig Biggio

52 Preston Wilson

53 Jeff Weaver

54 Robin Ventura

55 Ben Grieve

56 Troy Glaus

57 Jacque Jones

58 Brian Giles

59 Kevin Brown

60 Todd Helton


Prospects

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Each card in the Prospects subset (61-90) was distinguished with a gold-foil namplate and "E-X" logo on the cardfront along with "Prospect" (also in gold foil) printed under the "E-X" logo. All Prospect subset cards were serial-numbered to 3,499.

61 Ben Petrick

62 Chad Hermansen

63 Kevin Barker

64 Matt LeCroy

65 Brad Penny

66 D.T. Cromer

67 Steve Lomasney

68 Cole Liniak

69 B.J. Ryan

70 Wilton Veras

71 Aaron McNeal RC

72 Nick Johnson

73 Adam Piatt

74 Adam Kennedy

75 Cesar King

76 Peter Bergeron

77 Rob Bell

78 Wily Mo Pena

79 Ruben Mateo

80 Kip Wells

81 Alex Escobar

82 Danys Baez RC

83 Travis Dawkins

84 Mark Quinn

85 Jimmy Anderson

86 Rick Ankiel

87 Alfonso Soriano

88 Pat Burrell

89 Eric Munson

90 Josh Beckett


Parallels

Similar to the 1999 Essential Credentials set, there were once again were two types of Essential Credentials parallels: Now and Future. Once again, the specific number of Now and Future versions produced for each player varied based on the set they were in and the process used to determine the amount of Nows and Futures differed for cards in the Short Set (1-60) and the Prospects subset (61-90).

  • For the Short set (1-60), each player had 61 serial-numbered Essential Credentials cards produced in total
  • For the Prospects subset (61-90), each player had 31 serial-numbered Essential Credentials cards produced in total

For example, Scott Rolen is card #32 in the base set and thus is part of the Short set. Just like any other player in the Short set, Rolen has 61 total Essential Credentials cards that are serial-numbered. Specifically, Rolen had 32 Essential Credentials Nows (matching his card number in the set) and 29 Essential Credentials Futures (61 - 32 = 29) produced.

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For example, Aaron McNeal is card #71 in the base set and thus is part of the Prospects set. Just like any other player in the Prospects set, McNeal has 31 total Essential Credentials cards that are serial-numbered. Specifically, McNeal had 11 Essential Credentials Nows (his card #71 is 11 spots after card #60, the first card in the Prospects subset) and 20 Essential Credentials Futures (31 - 11 = 20).

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Essential Credentials Now:

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For the Short set (1-60), the serial-numbering for the Essential Credentials Now parallel set mirrored numbering of the base set such that card #1 in the set was serial-numbered to 1, #2 was serial numbered to 2, etc. The arrangement of players in the base set placed the top current stars in the game first, semi-stars next, minor-stars after, and the young stars last - thus, the established players who were starring "Now" in the game featured the lowest serial-numbering in the Essential Credentials Now parallel for the Short Set.

For the Prospects set, (61-90), the serial numbering for the Essential Credentials Now parallel was determined by counting the number of spots after card #61 in the base set (i.e., the first card in the Prospects subset). For example, Josh Beckett is card #90 in the base set and thus is part of the Prospects subset; his card is 30 spots away from card number #61 and thus his Essential Credentials Now parallel is serial-numbered to 30.

Essential Credentials Now was printed on a glossy, opaque red acetate. For each player in this parallel, the team-colored holographic foil from the base design was replaced with a frosted, team-colored etched foil embedded in the acetate; this red acetate replaced silver holographic portion of the base card. "Essential Credentials Now" was printed on the back, along with the serial number.


Essential Credentials Future:

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For the Short set (1-60), the serial-numbering for the Essential Credentials Future parallel was determined by subtracting the player's card number in the base set from 91. Again, due to the arrangement of players in the base set, the top current stars were featured first while the young stars were featured last - thus, the potential "Future", non-prospect stars of the game featured the lowest serial-numbering in the Essential Credentials Future parallel of the Short set.

For the Prospects set, (61-90), the serial numbering for the Essential Credentials Future parallel was determined subtracting the number of spots the card player's card number was away from card #61 in the base set (i.e., the first card in the Prospects subset). For example, Josh Beckett is card #90 in the base set and thus is part of the Prospects subset; his card is 30 spots away from card number #61 and thus his Essential Credentials Future parallel is serial-numbered to 1 (31 - 30 = 1). The potential "Future" prospects in the game featured the lowest serial-numbering in the Essential Credentials Future parallel of the Prospects subset.

Essential Credentials Now was printed on a glossy, opaque blue acetate. For each player in this parallel, the team-colored holographic foil from the base design was replaced with a frosted, team-colored etched foil embedded in the acetate; this blue acetate replaced silver holographic portion of the base card. "Essential Credentials Now" was printed on the back, along with the serial number.

For the sake of brevity, the individual serial-number production figures for each card are not listed here.

Inserts

Generation E-X

This 15-card set highlighted the top young players of the next generation. Each card was printed on a space-themed holographic foil.

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GX1 Rick Ankiel

GX2 Josh Beckett

GX3 Carlos Beltran

GX4 Pat Burrell

GX5 Freddy Garcia

GX6 Alex Rodriguez

GX7 Derek Jeter

GX8 Tim Hudson

GX9 Shawn Green

GX10 Eric Munson

GX11 Adam Piatt

GX12 Adam Kennedy

GX13 Nick Johnson

GX14 Alfonso Soriano

GX15 Nomar Garciaparra


E-Xciting

This 10-card set highlighted some of the most exciting players in the game on a die-cut, holographic rendition of that player's team jersey.

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XT1 Mark McGwire

XT2 Ken Griffey, Jr.

XT3 Randy Johnson

XT4 Sammy Sosa

XT5 Manny Ramirez

XT6 Jose Canseco

XT7 Derek Jeter

XT8 Scott Rolen

XT9 Juan Gonzalez

XT10 Barry Bonds


E-Xplosive

This 15-card set highlighted some of the most powerful batters and pitchers in the game on a firework-themed holographic foil. Each E-Xplosive card was serial-numbered to 2,499.

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XP1 Tony Gwynn

XP2 Alex Rodriguez

XP3 Pedro Martinez

XP4 Sammy Sosa

XP5 Cal Ripken, Jr.

XP6 Adam Piatt

XP7 Pat Burrell

XP8 J.D. Drew

XP9 Mike Piazza

XP10 Shawn Green

XP11 Troy Glaus

XP12 Randy Johnson

XP13 Juan Gonzalez

XP14 Chipper Jones

XP15 Ivan Rodriguez

XP16 Nomar Garciaparra

XP17 Ken Griffey, Jr.

XP18 Nick Johnson

XP19 Mark McGwire

XP20 Frank Thomas


E-Xceptional

This 15-card set highlighted some of the top players in the game and were similar to the wildly-popular "Jambalaya" inserts from the E-X brand in basketball. Each card is available in:

  • Red (serial-numbered to 1,999):

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  • Green (serial-numbered to 999):

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  • Blue (serial-numbered to 250):

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1 XC Ken Griffey, Jr.

2 XC Derek Jeter

3 XC Nomar Garciaparra

4 XC Mark McGwire

5 XC Sammy Sosa

6 XC Mike Piazza

7 XC Alex Rodriguez

8 XC Cal Ripken, Jr.

9 XC Chipper Jones

10 XC Pedro Martinez

11 XC Jeff Bagwell

12 XC Greg Maddux

13 XC Roger Clemens

14 XC Tony Gwynn

15 XC Frank Thomas


Autographs & Game-Used

Genuine Coverage

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Genuine Coverage cards featured a postage stamp-sized swatch of game-used jersey which were still a novelty at a time. The set is sequentially-numbered based on the player's uniform jersey number.

The Mike Mussina and Heath Murray jersey cards did not pack out and only emerged after Fleer's bankruptcy in 2005. Murray is depicted as a Cincinnati Red, a team he went to Spring Training with in 2000, but never pitched in a regular season game for.

NNO Heath Murray SP

2 Derek Jeter

3 Alex Rodriguez

8 Cal Ripken, Jr.

10 Chipper Jones

11 Edgar Martinez

25 Barry Bonds

35 Mike Mussina SP

43 Raul Mondesi

47 Tom Glavine

52 Tim Hudson


Autographics

See 2000 Skybox Autographics.