2000 Greats of the Game

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Description

2000 Greats of the Game is a 107-card set released by Fleer in late March, 2000. Fueled by a great selection of autographs, the popular Yankee Clippings game-used jersey inserts and the aforementioned superior design of the base set, the product turned out to be one of the most popular releases of the 2000 calendar.

Distribution

24 packs per box, six cards per pack (MSRP: $4.99). Hobby only.

Reviews

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Hobby Odds
Base 107 - ?
Retrospection 15 - 1:6
Autographs 93 - 1:6
Memorable Moments 4 varies ?
Yankees Clippings 15 - 1:48

Checklist

Promos

P33 Nolan Ryan


Base Set

1 Mickey Mantle

2 Gil Hodges

3 Monte Irvin

4 Satchel Paige

5 Roy Campanella

6 Richie Ashburn

7 Roger Maris

8 Ozzie Smith

9 Reggie Jackson

10 Eddie Mathews

11 Dave Righetti

12 Dave Winfield

13 Lou Whitaker

14 Phil Garner

15 Ron Cey

16 Brooks Robinson

17 Bruce Sutter

18 Dave Parker

19 Johnny Bench

20 Fernando Valenzuela

21 George Brett

22 Paul Molitor

23 Hoyt Wilhelm

24 Luis Aparicio

25 Frank White

26 Herb Score

27 Kirk Gibson

28 Mike Schmidt

29 Don Baylor

30 Joe Pepitone

31 Hal McRae

32 Lee Smith

33 Nolan Ryan

34 Bill Mazeroski

35 Bobby Doerr

36 Duke Snider

37 Dick Groat

38 Larry Doby

39 Kirby Puckett

40 Steve Carlton

41 Dennis Eckersley

42 Jim Bunning

43 Ron Guidry

44 Alan Trammell

45 Bob Feller

46 Dave Concepcion

47 Dwight Evans

48 Enos Slaughter

49 Tom Seaver

50 Tony Oliva

51 Mel Stottlemyre

52 Tommy John

53 Willie McCovey

54 Red Schoendienst

55 Gorman Thomas

56 Ralph Kiner

57 Robin Yount

58 Andre Dawson

59 Al Kaline

60 Dom DiMaggio

61 Juan Marichal

62 Jack Morris

63 Warren Spahn

64 Preacher Roe

65 Darrell Evans

66 Jim Bouton

67 Rocky Colavito

68 Bob Gibson

69 Whitey Ford

70 Moose Skowron

71 Boog Powell

72 Al Lopez

73 Lou Brock

74 Mickey Lolich

75 Rod Carew

76 Bob Lemon

77 Frank Howard

78 Phil Rizzuto

79 Carl Yastrzemski

80 Rico Carty

81 Jim Kaat

82 Bert Blyleven

83 George Kell

84 Jim Palmer

85 Maury Wills

86 Jim Rice

87 Joe Carter

88 Clete Boyer

89 Yogi Berra

90 Cecil Cooper

91 Davey Johnson

92 Lou Boudreau

93 Orlando Cepeda

94 Tommy Henrich

95 Hank Bauer

96 Don Larsen

97 Vida Blue

98 Ben Oglivie

99 Don Mattingly

100 Dale Murphy

101 Fergie Jenkins

102 Bobby Bonds

103 Dick Allen

104 Stan Musial

105 Gaylord Perry

106 Willie Randolph

107 Willie Stargell


Inserts

Retrospection

1 Rod Carew

2 Stan Musial

3 Nolan Ryan

4 Tom Seaver

5 Brooks Robinson

6 Al Kaline

7 Mike Schmidt

8 Thurman Munson

9 Steve Carlton

10 Roger Maris

11 Duke Snider

12 Yogi Berra

13 Carl Yastrzemski

14 Reggie Jackson

15 Johnny Bench


Autographs & Game-Used

Autographs

This 93-card insert features autographed cards of some of the greatest players in major league history. The card design closely parallels the attractive basic issue cards, except of course for the player's signature. Representatives at Fleer eventually released cryptic details on a few cards confirming widespread belief on suspected short-prints within the set. It's known that the scarcest cards are Johnny Bench and Mike Schmidt. Several other cards from this set experienced amazing surges in value throughout the course of the year 2000 as collectors scrambled to complete their sets in the midst of heavy demand and rumors of additional short prints.

Dave Concepcion signed some of his cards in red ink. Also, Herb Score mistakenly signed several of his basic autographs with an "ROY 55" notation. Score was supposed so sign only 55 purple-bordered Memorable Moments variations.

Finally, a Derek Jeter card was released in early 2004. It's believed that the card was only made available as a redemption to collectors for autograph exchange cards of other players that they could not fulfill. Only 150 copies of this Jeter card were produced; however, the card is not serial-numbered. This card is NOT to be confused with a similar looking Jeter autographed card that was part of the 2001 Fleer Derek Jeter Legacy Collection.

Luis Aparicio

Hank Bauer

Don Baylor

Johnny Bench SP

Yogi Berra SP

Vida Blue

Bert Blyleven

Bobby Bonds

Lou Boudreau

Jim Bouton

Clete Boyer

George Brett SP

Lou Brock

Jim Bunning

Rod Carew

Steve Carlton

Joe Carter SP

Orlando Cepeda

Ron Cey

Rocky Colavito

Dave Concepcion

Dave Concepcion Red Ink

Cecil Cooper

Andre Dawson

Dom DiMaggio

Bobby Doerr

Darrell Evans

Bob Feller

Whitey Ford SP

Phil Garner

Bob Gibson

Kirk Gibson

Dick Groat

Ron Guidry

Tommy Henrich SP

Frank Howard

Reggie Jackson SP

Fergie Jenkins

Derek Jeter released in 2004 150

Tommy John

Davey Johnson

Jim Kaat

Al Kaline

George Kell

Ralph Kiner

Don Larsen

Mickey Lolich

Juan Marichal

Eddie Mathews

Don Mattingly SP

Bill Mazeroski

Willie McCovey SP

Hal McRae

Paul Molitor

Jack Morris

Dale Murphy

Stan Musial SP

Ben Oglivie

Tony Oliva

Jim Palmer SP

Dave Parker

Joe Pepitone

Gaylord Perry

Boog Powell

Kirby Puckett SP

Willie Randolph

Jim Rice

Dave Righetti

Phil Rizzuto SP

Brooks Robinson

Preacher Roe

Nolan Ryan

Mike Schmidt SP

Red Schoendienst

Herb Score

Herb Score ROY '55 notation

Tom Seaver

Moose Skowron

Enos Slaughter

Lee Smith

Ozzie Smith SP

Duke Snider SP

Warren Spahn SP

Willie Stargell

Bruce Sutter

Gorman Thomas

Alan Trammell

Frank White

Hoyt Wilhelm

Maury Wills

Carl Yastrzemski

Robin Yount SP

Dave Winfield SP


Memorable Moments

Each Memorable Moments card is an autographed parallel of the player's regular GotG autograph and contains a notion by the player related to a career achievement. Each card is serial-numbered to the year of that achievement. The fronts of these cards are purple-bordered instead of burgundy-bordered. Please note that Herb Score signed some of his regular burgundy-bordered autograph cards with the "ROY '55" notation.

Ron Guidry CY 78

Nolan Ryan HOF 99

Herb Score ROY 55

Tom Seaver 69


Yankees Clippings

This insert set features 15 cards that contain pieces of game-used jerseys of legendary New York Yankee players. This set represents one of the earliest attempts by manufacturers to incorporate a theme into a memorabilia-based insert. All cards feature jerseys EXCEPT for the Mantle card which features a pair of home, pin-striped game-used pants. There are also two different Willie Randolph cards, one with the home jersey, the other with an away jersey.

YC1 Mickey Mantle

YC2 Ron Guidry

YC3 Don Larsen

YC4 Elston Howard

YC5 Mel Stottlemyre

YC6 Don Mattingly

YC7 Reggie Jackson

YC8 Tommy John

YC9 Dave Winfield

YC10 Willie Randolph

YC11 Tommy Henrich

YC12 Billy Martin

YC13 Dave Righetti

YC14 Joe Pepitone

YC15 Thurman Munson

YC10G Willie Randolph (Gray)