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2000 Metal

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Description

2000 Skybox Metal (the "Universe" moniker was dropped due to the re-branding effort that started with the previous year's set) was a 250-card single-series set produced by Fleer/Skybox and released in March, 2000. Notably, this was the final year for the Metal brand in baseball as Fleer discontinued the Skybox brand name. In the basketball Hobby, the Metal brand reappeared in 2008 for a single release but more prominently in 2011 for a Fleer Retro release; in the football Hobby, the Metal brand reappeared in 2012 through its own Fleer Retro release. However, no such revival has occurred in baseball and the brand has been defunct ever since.

Each card in the set is printed on silver etched foil that created a textured look and feel and emanated from the player photo in the center. The last fifty cards in the base set made up a short-printed "Prospects" subset. As in previous years, all cards were highly susceptible to chipping along the edges and marked as "condition sensitive" by Beckett.

Alex Rodriguez returned as the frontman for this product has he continued to be the face of Fleer and was featured to promote their other brands that year (e.g., 2000 E-X, 2000 Fleer Ultra).

Distribution

Although Hobby boxes were wrapped in plastic marked "Hobby Exclusive", Retail boxes were also distributed.

Hobby: 28 packs per box, 10 cards per pack (MSRP: $1.99).

Retail: 20 packs per box, 9 cards per pack (MSRP: $1.99).

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Hobby Odds Retail Odds
Base 250 - ? ?
short set 200 - ? ?
Prospects 50 - 1:2 1:2
Emerald 200 - 1:4 1:4
Emerald Prospects 50 - 1:8 1:8
Fusion 15 - 1:4 1:4
Talent Show 15 - 1:4 1:4
Platinum Portraits 10 - 1:8 1:8
Heavy Metal 10 - 1:20 1:20
Hit Machines 10 - 1:20 1:20
Autographics 54 - 1:96 ?
Purple Foil Autographics 47 50 ? ?
Base Shredders 18 - 1:288 1:288

Checklist

Promo

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Alex Rodriguez promo cards were distributed prior to the set's release. The card is identical to Rodriguez's base card except for the text "PROMOTIONAL SAMPLE" written diagonally along the card front and back.

100 Alex Rodriguez


Base Set

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1 Tony Gwynn

2 Derek Jeter

3 Johnny Damon

4 Javy Lopez

5 Preston Wilson

6 Derek Bell

7 Richie Sexson

8 Vinny Castilla

9 Billy Wagner

10 Carlos Beltran

11 Chris Singleton

12 Nomar Garciaparra

13 Carlos Febles

14 Jason Varitek

15 Luis Gonzalez

16 Jon Lieber

17 Mo Vaughn

18 Dave Burba

19 Brady Anderson

20 Carlos Lee

21 Chuck Finley

22 Alex Gonzalez

23 Matt Williams

24 Chipper Jones

25 Pokey Reese

26 Todd Helton

27 Mike Mussina

28 Butch Huskey

29 Jeff Bagwell

30 Juan Encarnacion

31 A.J. Burnett

32 Micah Bowie

33 Brian Jordan

34 Scott Erickson

35 Sean Casey

36 John Smoltz

37 Edgard Clemente

38 Mike Hampton

39 Tom Glavine

40 Albert Belle

41 Jim Thome

42 Jermaine Dye

43 Sammy Sosa

44 Pedro Martinez

45 Paul Konerko

46 Damion Easley

47 Cal Ripken, Jr.

48 Jose Lima

49 Mike Lowell

50 Randy Johnson

51 Dean Palmer

52 Tim Salmon

53 Kevin Millwood

54 Mark Grace

55 Aaron Boone

56 Omar Vizquel

57 Moises Alou

58 Travis Fryman

59 Erubiel Durazo

60 Carl Everett

61 Charles Johnson

62 Trot Nixon

63 Andres Galarraga

64 Magglio Ordonez

65 Pedro Astacio

66 Roberto Alomar

67 Pete Harnisch

68 Scott Williamson

69 Alex Fernandez

70 Robin Ventura

71 Chad Allen

72 Darin Erstad

73 Ron Coomer

74 Ellis Burks

75 Kent Bottenfield

76 Ken Griffey, Jr.

77 Mike Piazza

78 Jorge Posada

79 Dante Bichette

80 Adrian Beltre

81 Andruw Jones

82 Wilson Alvarez

83 Edgardo Alfonzo

84 Brian Giles

85 Gary Sheffield

86 Matt Stairs

87 Bret Boone

88 Kenny Rogers

89 Barry Bonds

90 Scott Rolen

91 Edgar Renteria

92 Larry Walker

93 Roger Cedeno

94 Kevin Brown

95 Lee Stevens

96 Brad Radke

97 Andy Pettitte

98 Bob Higginson

99 Eric Chavez

100 Alex Rodriguez

101 Shannon Stewart

102 Ryan Rupe

103 Freddy Garcia

104 John Jaha

105 Greg Maddux

106 Hideki Irabu

107 Rey Ordonez

108 Troy O'Leary

109 Frank Thomas

110 Corey Koskie

111 Bernie Williams

112 Barry Larkin

113 Kevin Appier

114 Curt Schilling

115 Bartolo Colon

116 Edgar Martinez

117 Ray Lankford

118 Todd Walker

119 John Wetteland

120 David Nilsson

121 Tino Martinez

122 Phil Nevin

123 Ben Grieve

124 Ron Gant

125 Jeff Kent

126 Rick Helling

127 Russ Ortiz

128 Troy Glaus

129 Chan Ho Park

130 Jeromy Burnitz

131 Aaron Sele

132 Mike Sirotka

133 Brad Ausmus

134 Jose Rosado

135 Mariano Rivera

136 Jason Giambi

137 Mike Lieberthal

138 Chris Carpenter

139 Henry Rodriguez

140 Mike Sweeney

141 Vladimir Guerrero

142 Charles Nagy

143 Jason Kendall

144 Matt Lawton

145 Michael Barrett

146 David Cone

147 Bob Abreu

148 Fernando Tatis

149 Jose Canseco

150 Craig Biggio

151 Matt Mantei

152 Jacque Jones

153 John Halama

154 Trevor Hoffman

155 Rondell White

156 Reggie Sanders

157 Steve Finley

158 Roberto Hernandez

159 Geoff Jenkins

160 Chris Widger

161 Orel Hershiser

162 Tim Hudson

163 Kris Benson

164 Kevin Young

165 Rafael Palmeiro

166 David Wells

167 Ben Davis

168 Jamie Moyer

169 Randy Wolf

170 Jeff Cirillo

171 Warren Morris

172 Billy Koch

173 Marquis Grissom

174 Geoff Blum

175 Octavio Dotel

176 Orlando Hernandez

177 J.D. Drew

178 Carlos Delgado

179 Sterling Hitchcock

180 Shawn Green

181 Tony Clark

182 Joe McEwing

183 Fred McGriff

184 Tony Batista

185 Al Leiter

186 Roger Clemens

187 Al Martin

188 Eric Milton

189 Bobby Smith

190 Rusty Greer

191 Shawn Estes

192 Ken Caminiti

193 Eric Karros

194 Manny Ramirez

195 Jim Edmonds

196 Paul O'Neill

197 Rico Brogna

198 Ivan Rodriguez

199 Doug Glanville

200 Mark McGwire


Prospects

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201 Mark Quinn

202 Norm Hutchins

203 Ramon Ortiz

204 Brett Laxton

205 Jimmy Anderson

206 Calvin Murray

207 Wilton Veras

208 Chad Hermansen

209 Nick Johnson

210 Kevin Barker

211 Casey Blake

212 Chad Meyers

213 Kip Wells

214 Eric Munson

215 Lance Berkman

216 Wily Mo Pena

217 Gary Matthews, Jr.

218 Travis Dawkins

219 Josh Beckett

220 Tony Armas

221 Alfonso Soriano

222 Pat Burrell

223 Danys Baez RC

224 Adam Kennedy

225 Ruben Mateo

226 Vernon Wells

227 Brian Cooper

228 Jeff DaVanon RC

229 Glen Barker

230 Robinson Cancel

231 D'Angelo Jimenez

232 Adam Piatt

233 Buddy Carlyle

234 Chad Hutchinson

235 Matt Riley

236 Cole Liniak

237 Ben Petrick

238 Peter Bergeron

239 Cesar King

240 Aaron Myette

241 Eric Gagne

242 Joe Nathan

243 Bruce Chen

244 Rob Bell

245 Juan Sosa RC

246 Julio Ramirez

247 Wade Miller

248 Trace Coquillette RC

249 Rob Ramsay RC

250 Rick Ankiel


Parallels

Emerald

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Emeralds fully paralleled the 250-card base set and were available in Hobby and Retail packs. Each Emerald parallel had the same base set foil design but featured a green tint at the top of the cardfront and had an encircled "E" as a marker on the back of the card.

Inserts

Fusion

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This 15-card set highlighted some of the best player duos across teams in the Major Leagues on regular, plain cardstock.

1 F Ken Griffey, Jr. / Alex Rodriguez

2 F Mark McGwire / Rick Ankiel

3 F Scott Rolen / Curt Schilling

4 F Pedro Martinez / Nomar Garciaparra

5 F Carlos Beltran / Carlos Febles

6 F Sammy Sosa / Mark Grace

7 F Vladimir Guerrero / Ugueth Urbina

8 F Roger Clemens / Derek Jeter

9 F Jeff Bagwell / Craig Biggio

10 F Chipper Jones / Andruw Jones

11 F Cal Ripken, Jr. / Mike Mussina

12 F Manny Ramirez / Roberto Alomar

13 F Sean Casey / Barry Larkin

14 F Ivan Rodriguez / Rafael Palmeiro

15 F Mike Piazza / Robin Ventura


Heavy Metal

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This 10-card set highlighted some of the best power hitters in the game at the time on a team-colored foil background accented with holographic foil finishes on the insert nameplate.

1 HM Sammy Sosa

2 HM Mark McGwire

3 HM Ken Griffey, Jr.

4 HM Mike Piazza

5 HM Nomar Garciaparra

6 HM Alex Rodriguez

7 HM Manny Ramirez

8 HM Jeff Bagwell

9 HM Chipper Jones

10 HM Vladimir Guerrero


Hit Machines

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This 10-card set highlighted some of the best all-around hitters in the game at the time. Each card was die-cut to resemble a series of metal machine gears and finished on team-colored foil. The insert nameplate in the center was printed on a marble-holographic foil design.

1 H Ken Griffey, Jr.

2 H Mark McGwire

3 H Frank Thomas

4 H Tony Gwynn

5 H Rafael Palmeiro

6 H Bernie Williams

7 H Derek Jeter

8 H Sammy Sosa

9 H Mike Piazza

10 H Chipper Jones


Platinum Portraits

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This 10-card set featured some of the top young stars in the game, as this set had done in previous years. Each card was printed on white cardstock that featured a reflective-foiled headshot of the player.

1 PP Carlos Beltran

2 PP Vladimir Guerrero

3 PP Manny Ramirez

4 PP Ivan Rodriguez

5 PP Sean Casey

6 PP Alex Rodriguez

7 PP Derek Jeter

8 PP Nomar Garciaparra

9 PP Vernon Wells

10 PP Shawn Green


Talent Show

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This 15-card set identified some of the most promising young players in the game. Each card was designed to resemble a futuristic performance "stage" featuring the player in the center, with the background of the "stage" finished with a team-centric holographic foil.

1 TS Rick Ankiel

2 TS Matt Riley

3 TS Chad Hermansen

4 TS Ruben Mateo

5 TS Eric Munson

6 TS Alfonso Soriano

7 TS Wilton Veras

8 TS Vernon Wells

9 TS Erubiel Durazo

10 TS Pat Burrell


Autographs and Game Used

Autographics

See 2000 Skybox Autographics

Base Shredders

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This 18-card, unnumbered set highlighted young and established players that were skilled at getting on base. Each Base Shredders card featured a piece of a game-used base from the home stadium of the featured player.

Roberto Alomar

Manny Ramirez

Tony Gwynn

Ben Davis

Vladimir Guerrero

Michael Barrett

Eric Munson

Tony Clark

Ben Grieve

Miguel Tejada

Rafael Palmeiro

Ivan Rodriguez

Matt Williams

Erubiel Durazo

Mo Vaughn

Troy Glaus

Larry Walker

Todd Helton