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2000 Upper Deck Ovation

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Description

2000 Upper Deck Ovation is an 89-card set released in March, 2000. Like the previous year's well-received Ovation set, each card is embossed to look and feel like a baseball. Ovation featured the first Upper Deck card of longtime UD spokesman Ken Griffey, Jr. as a Cincinnati Red -- albeit a photo of Griffey holding a Reds jersey at a post-trade press conference. The last 29 cards in the base set are short-printed.

Ryan Anderson card

Ryan "The Space Needle" Anderson (Card #70 in the Ovation set) was a highly-regarded pitching prospect in the Mariners organization who never threw an inning in the Majors due to injuries and poor performance. After the 1999 season Anderson was placed on the Mariners 40-man roster allowing Upper Deck to produce a card of him. However, before the 2000 season Anderson was taken off of the 40-man roster forcing Upper Deck to pull his card from Ovation. Some Anderson cards did make their way into packs -- usually with the logo of NASCAR embossed on it. Anderson's card is not considered part of a complete set, and it is unknown if Anderson was included in the Standing Ovation parallel.

Distribution

20 packs per box, five cards per pack (MSRP: $3.99). Hobby only.

Reviews

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Hobby Odds
Base 89 - ?
short set 60 - 5:1
World Premiere 19 - 1:4
Superstars 10 - 1:6
Standing Ovation 89 50 ?
Curtain Calls 20 - 1:3
Diamond Futures 10 - 1:6
Center Stage Silver 10 - 1:9
Center Stage Gold 10 - 1:39
Center Stage Rainbow 10 - 1:99
Lead Performers 10 - 1:19
Superstar Theater 20 - 1:19
A Piece of History 12 400 ?
A Piece of History Autographed 4 varies ?
Super Signatures Silver 2 100 ?
Super Signatures Gold 2 50 ?
Super Signatures Rainbow 2 10 ?
Willie Mays A Piece of History 3000 Hit Club Bat 1 350 ?
Willie Mays A Piece of History 3000 Hit Club Jersey 1 350 ?
Willie Mays A Piece of History 3000 Hit Club Bat and Jersey 1 100 ?
Willie Mays A Piece of History 3000 Hit Club Bat and Jersey Auto 1 24 ?

Checklist

Base Set

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1 Mo Vaughn

2 Troy Glaus

3 Jeff Bagwell

4 Craig Biggio

5 Mike Hampton

6 Jason Giambi

7 Tim Hudson

8 Chipper Jones

9 Greg Maddux

10 Kevin Millwood

11 Brian Jordan

12 Jeromy Burnitz

13 David Wells

14 Carlos Delgado

15 Sammy Sosa

16 Mark McGwire

17 Matt Williams

18 Randy Johnson

19 Erubiel Durazo

20 Kevin Brown

21 Shawn Green

22 Gary Sheffield

23 Jose Canseco

24 Vladimir Guerrero

25 Barry Bonds

26 Manny Ramirez

27 Roberto Alomar

28 Richie Sexson

29 Jim Thome

30 Alex Rodriguez

31 Ken Griffey, Jr.

32 Preston Wilson

33 Mike Piazza

34 Al Leiter

35 Robin Ventura

36 Cal Ripken, Jr.

37 Albert Belle

38 Tony Gwynn

39 Brian Giles

40 Jason Kendall

41 Scott Rolen

42 Bob Abreu

43 Ken Griffey, Jr. CIN

44 Sean Casey

45 Carlos Beltran

46 Gabe Kapler

47 Ivan Rodriguez

48 Rafael Palmeiro

49 Larry Walker

50 Nomar Garciaparra

51 Pedro Martinez

52 Eric Milton

53 Juan Gonzalez

54 Tony Clark

55 Frank Thomas

56 Magglio Ordonez

57 Roger Clemens

58 Derek Jeter

59 Bernie Williams

60 Orlando Hernandez


World Premiere

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NOTE: Card #70 is not considered part of a complete set.

61 Rick Ankiel WP

62 Josh Beckett WP

63 Vernon Wells WP

64 Alfonso Soriano WP

65 Pat Burrell WP

66 Eric Munson WP

67 Chad Hutchinson WP

68 Eric Gagne WP

69 Peter Bergeron WP

70 Ryan Anderson WP (pulled from production)

71 A.J. Burnett WP

72 Jorge Toca WP

73 Matt Riley WP

74 Chad Hermansen WP

75 Doug Davis WP

76 Jim Morris WP

77 Ben Petrick WP

78 Mark Quinn WP

79 Ed Yarnall WP

80 Ramon Ortiz WP


Superstar Spotlight

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81 Ken Griffey, Jr.

82 Mark McGwire

83 Derek Jeter

84 Jeff Bagwell

85 Nomar Garciaparra

86 Sammy Sosa

87 Mike Piazza

88 Alex Rodriguez

89 Cal Ripken, Jr.

90 Pedro Martinez


Parallels

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Each base card (EXCEPT for the Ryan Anderson) is available in a "Standing Ovation" parallel, which is serial-numbered to 50 copies.

Inserts

Curtain Calls

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CC1 David Cone

CC2 Mark McGwire

CC3 Sammy Sosa

CC4 Eric Milton

CC5 Bernie Williams

CC6 Tony Gwynn

CC7 Nomar Garciaparra

CC8 Manny Ramirez

CC9 Wade Boggs

CC10 Randy Johnson

CC11 Cal Ripken, Jr.

CC12 Pedro Martinez

CC13 Alex Rodriguez

CC14 Fernando Tatis

CC15 Vladimir Guerrero

CC16 Robin Ventura

CC17 Larry Walker

CC18 Carlos Beltran

CC19 Jose Canseco

CC20 Ken Griffey, Jr.


Diamond Futures

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DM1 J.D. Drew

DM2 Alfonso Soriano

DM3 Preston Wilson

DM4 Erubiel Durazo

DM5 Rick Ankiel

DM6 Octavio Dotel

DM7 A.J. Burnett

DM8 Carlos Beltran

DM9 Vernon Wells

DM10 Troy Glaus


Center Stage

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Each Center Stage insert is available in the following parallels.

  • Gold
  • Rainbow

CS1 Jeff Bagwell

CS2 Ken Griffey, Jr.

CS3 Nomar Garciaparra

CS4 Mike Piazza

CS5 Mark McGwire

CS6 Alex Rodriguez

CS7 Cal Ripken, Jr.

CS8 Derek Jeter

CS9 Chipper Jones

CS10 Sammy Sosa


Lead Performers

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LP1 Mark McGwire

LP2 Derek Jeter

LP3 Vladimir Guerrero

LP4 Mike Piazza

LP5 Cal Ripken, Jr.

LP6 Sammy Sosa

LP7 Jeff Bagwell

LP8 Nomar Garciaparra

LP9 Chipper Jones

LP10 Ken Griffey, Jr.


Superstar Theatre

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ST1 Ivan Rodriguez

ST2 Brian Giles

ST3 Bernie Williams

ST4 Greg Maddux

ST5 Frank Thomas

ST6 Sean Casey

ST7 Mo Vaughn

ST8 Carlos Delgado

ST9 Tony Gwynn

ST10 Pedro Martinez

ST11 Scott Rolen

ST12 Mark McGwire

ST13 Manny Ramirez

ST14 Rafael Palmeiro

ST15 Jose Canseco

ST16 Randy Johnson

ST17 Gary Sheffield

ST18 Larry Walker

ST19 Barry Bonds

ST20 Roger Clemens


Autographs & Game-Used

A Piece of History

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Each A Piece of History card is limited, but not serial-numbered, to 400 copies.

AR Alex Rodriguez

CJ Chipper Jones

CR Cal Ripken, Jr.

DJ Derek Jeter

IR Ivan Rodriguez

JC Jose Canseco

KG Ken Griffey, Jr.

MR Manny Ramirez

PB Pat Burrell

SR Scott Rolen

TG Tony Gwynn

VG Vladimir Guerrero


A Piece of History Autographed

This set is an autographed partial-parallel with each card serial-numbered to the player's uniform number.

NOTE: Ken Griffey, Jr. was traded in the off-season from Seattle to Cincinnati, and while Upper Deck was able to depict him as a Red in the Ovation base set, they were not able to for the A Piece of History Autographed set. With his familiar uniform number 24 already retired by the Reds, Griffey was forced to change to #30. But because Griffey had already signed his allotment of cards for the Ovation product before his trade, he is still depicted as a Mariner in the A Piece of History Autographed set and it is still hand-numbered to only 24 copies.

ARA Alex Rodriguez 3

CRA Cal Ripken, Jr. 8

DJA Derek Jeter 2

KGA Ken Griffey, Jr. 24


Super Signatures

Each Super Signature card is hand-numbered to 100 copies and available in the following parallels.

  • Gold (hand-numbered to 50 copies)
  • Rainbow (hand-numbered to ten copies)

NOTE: All of Mike Piazza's cards packed out as redemptions which expired December 9th, 2000.

SSKGS Ken Griffey, Jr.

SSMPS Mike Piazza


Willie Mays A Piece of History 3000 Hit Club

See 2000 Upper Deck A Piece of History 3000 Hit Club.