2000 Finest baseball cards were released when designs still mimicked the feel of a theme that was so richly developed in later half of the 1990s. It stems from an ideal combination of simplicity and rarity. The former is showcased by the base design with the baseball and horizontal lines in the background, and the blue nameplate that wraps around the team logo. Nothing too complicated, just an attractive simple design. The later is accentuated by the surprisingly rare gold refractor parallels.
A full parallel run includes a base, refractor, and gold refractor. While it may seem like a pretty easy 3-card batch to pull together, the gold refractor is often the odd man out. If you’re looking to pull together a complete run of a player in the set, here’s what to expect:
Base: This is the standard card. It can be had at minimal expense in a variety of places online on a pretty routine basis.
Refractor: There are several different subsets in the total 2000 Finest Baseball set. Insertion ratios depend on where the card is found in the set and in what style of pack you are opening i.e., Retail, Hobby, and HTA. Insertion ratios are anywhere from 1:6 to 1:288.
Gold Refractor: There are several different subsets in the total 2000 Finest Baseball set. Insertion ratios depend on where the card is found in the set and in what style of pack you are opening i.e., Retail, Hobby, and HTA. Insertion ratios are anywhere from 1:240 to 1:2880. These feature deckle edging and are commonly the last cards people need to complete their runs.
While this article is centered around the various parallels of the base set, there are a number of excellent insert sets in 2000 Finest Baseball that would make a box break an exciting one. If you’ve enjoyed Finest products in the past, this installment is sure to delight as it’s packed with star talent, interesting parallels, and cool insert sets.
Pronounced Green-o. Patrick has a BA in Psychology, a BA in Sociology, and an MBA from the University of New Mexico. He also has a Project Management Certificate from UCLA Extension. He has lectured in Internet Marketing at the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics at California State University, Northridge. He is the author of, Student to Founder: Secrets to creating a student organization in college and starting a business after graduation. He has been interviewed on Good Day New Mexico and in Albuquerque The Magazine. Patrick is a frequent speaker and panelist at universities and events where he shares his insights on leadership, technology, and marketing. He's been a baseball card collector since 1988, and he owns Radicards™ | Visit the store