2000 Pacific Invincible baseball cards are some excellent pieces from a design perspective. The bats over the bricks with the Chicago White Sox logo and Pacific branding that's draped in leaves combined with the clear blue plastic makes for a stunning appearance. Couple that with flat and holo color foil for an excellent presentation.
Released in October of 2000, this 150-card set features veterans and rookies. Each card can be found in three different versions:
- Base: These are the standard cards. They feature flat gold foil on the nameplate.
- Holographic Purple: These cards parallel the base set with holo-purple foil on the nameplate and the serial number box. These hold a print run of 299.
- Platinum Blue: These card parallel the base set with flat blue foil on the nameplate and the serial number box. These hold a print run of 67.
The set also features two interesting insert sets:
Game Gear: This 32-card set features cards with game used material embedded into the cards. This concept was growing rapidly in the hobby at this time and it was being found in more and more products with each passing year. Print runs per card vary from 65 to 1000 depending on the player.
Kings of the Diamond: This 30-card set features top hitters of the era. These were inserted at a rate of 1 per pack. A parallel set exists that's serial numbered to 299. The parallel set features iridescent holo-red foil on the diamonds in the design on the card fronts. These are excellent cards that mimic the design of a playing card. It took me a while to find the parallel of this card as it's one of those that's likely lost in dollar boxes. The simple design lends itself to a possibility of minimal collectability but these card are actually very nice.