1997 E-X2000 Baseball Cards

1997 E-X2000 Baseball Cards
1997 E-X2000 Baseball Cards

In 1997, the Fleer/Skybox brand brought us something different. 1997 E-X2000 offered a completely unique design with incredible player images and a variety of interesting parallels and inserts, which made the year that much more special.


Set Information:

Important Date(s)
May 1, 1998Exchange Deadline
1997 E-X2000
SetTotal CardsPrint Run(s)Odds
Base1052:1
Credentials1002991:60
Essential Credentials100991:200
A Cut Above101:288
Emerald Autograph Redemptions61:500
Emerald Autographs6Exchange Card
Hall or Nothing201:20
Star Date 2000151:9
1997 E-X2000

Base Set Checklist:

1997 E-X2000 (issued by Fleer/Skybox) is a 100-card set that was distributed in 2-card foil packs with an SRP of $3.99. 1997 E-X2000 features a sunset in the background printed on clear plastic, which is a stunning design feature. The standard design showcases player action shots and color borders that differ by player. Parallel(s): Credentials /299 and Essential Credentials /99.

1997 E-X2000 Baseball Cards
1997 E-X2000 Baseball Cards

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Card #Player(s)Card #Player(s)
1Jim Edmonds51Pat Hentgen
2Darin Erstad52Tom Glavine
3Eddie Murray53Andruw Jones
4Roberto Alomar54Chipper Jones
5Brady Anderson55Ryan Klesko
6Mike Mussina56Kenny Lofton
7Rafael Palmeiro57Greg Maddux
8Cal Ripken Jr.58Fred McGriff
9Steve Avery59John Smoltz
10Nomar Garciaparra60Mark Wohlers
11Mo Vaughn61Mark Grace
12Albert Belle62Ryne Sandberg
13Mike Cameron63Sammy Sosa
14Ray Durham64Barry Larkin
15Frank Thomas65Deion Sanders
16Robin Ventura66Reggie Sanders
17Manny Ramirez67Dante Bichette
18Jim Thome68Ellis Burks
19Matt Williams69Andres Galarraga
20Tony Clark70Moises Alou
21Travis Fryman71Kevin Brown
22Bob Higginson72Cliff Floyd
23Kevin Appier73Edgar Renteria
24Johnny Damon74Gary Sheffield
25Jermaine Dye75Bob Abreu
26Jeff Cirillo76Jeff Bagwell
27Ben McDonald77Craig Biggio
28Chuck Knoblauch78Todd Hollandsworth
29Paul Molitor79Eric Karros
30Todd Walker80Raul Mondesi
31Wade Boggs81Hideo Nomo
32Cecil Fielder82Mike Piazza
33Derek Jeter83Vladimir Guerrero
34Andy Pettitte84Henry Rodriguez
35Ruben Rivera85Todd Hundley
36Bernie Williams86Alex Ochoa
37Jose Canseco87Rey Ordonez
38Mark McGwire88Gregg Jefferies
39Jay Buhner89Scott Rolen
40Ken Griffey Jr.90Jermaine Allensworth
41Randy Johnson91Jason Kendall
42Edgar Martinez92Ken Caminiti
43Alex Rodriguez93Tony Gwynn
44Dan Wilson94Rickey Henderson
45Will Clark95Barry Bonds
46Juan Gonzalez96J.T. Snow
47Ivan Rodriguez97Dennis Eckersley
48Joe Carter98Ron Gant
49Roger Clemens99Brian Jordan
50Juan Guzman100Ray Lankford
1997 E-X2000

The base set includes the following five items not included in either of the two parallel sets:

Card #Player(s)Print Run(s)Odds
101Checklist (1-74)
102Checklist (75-102/inserts)
P43Alex Rodriguez Promo Strip
S43Alex Rodriguez Sample3000Dealer Distribution
NNOAlex Rodriguez AU Ball100Exchange Card
1997 E-X2000
Alex Rodriguez Promotional Items
Sample: A sample version of the Alex Rodriguez 1997 E-X2000 base card was made to promote the product. The card is identical to its base card counterpart with the exception of the word SAMPLE in place of the card number.
Oversized: Oversized versions of the Alex Rodriguez 1997 E-X2000 base card, which were shipped in their own clear plastic cases, were sent to dealers who ordered cases of 1997 E-X2000. Just 3000 were produced and each is serial numbered.
Signed Baseball: Collectors who obtained one of 100 redemption cards could mail them in to receive a baseball signed by Alex Rodriguez. This redemption program had a deadline of May 1, 1998.
1997 E-X2000

A Cut Above:

Inserted into packs at a rate of 1:288, this 10-card set features images of notable hitters on a holofoil die-cut sawblade design. It’s worth noting here that the blades on the top and bottom of the card point in the same direction, which is incorrect.

Manny Ramirez 1997 E-X2000 A Cut Above #8
Manny Ramirez 1997 E-X2000 A Cut Above #8

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Card #Player(s)Card #Player(s)
1Frank Thomas6Mark McGwire
2Ken Griffey Jr.7Mo Vaughn
3Alex Rodriguez8Manny Ramirez
4Albert Belle9Barry Bonds
5Juan Gonzalez10Fred McGriff
1997 E-X2000 A Cut Above

Emerald Autographs:

Available through redemption cards inserted into packs at a rate of 1:500, this 6-card set features full-paper base cards with emerald name plates signed by some of baseballs hottest young talent. Each card is signed in blue ink and contains an embossed stamp of the Skybox logo. This redemption program had a deadline of May 1, 1998.

Todd Hollandsworth 1997 E-X2000 #78 Emerald Autographs
Todd Hollandsworth 1997 E-X2000 #78 Emerald Autographs

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Card #Player(s)Card #Player(s)
1Darin Erstad4Todd Hollandsworth
2Todd Walker5Alex Ochoa
3Alex Rodriguez6Scott Rolen
1997 E-X2000 Emerald Autographs

Hall or Nothing:

Inserted into packs at a rate of 1:20, this 20-card set features images of future Hall of Fame candidates printed on thick acrylic card stock with etched borders and gold foil print. The common border color is bronze but some have been found with gold borders.

Alex Rodriguez 1997 E-X2000 Hall or Nothing #9
Alex Rodriguez 1997 E-X2000 Hall or Nothing #9

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Card #Player(s)Card #Player(s)
1Frank Thomas11Barry Bonds
2Ken Griffey Jr.12Greg Maddux
3Eddie Murray13Juan Gonzalez
4Cal Ripken Jr.14Albert Belle
5Ryne Sandberg15Mike Piazza
6Wade Boggs16Jeff Bagwell
7Roger Clemens17Dennis Eckersley
8Tony Gwynn18Mo Vaughn
9Alex Rodriguez19Roberto Alomar
10Mark McGwire20Kenny Lofton
1997 E-X2000 Hall or Nothing

Star Date 2000:

Inserted into packs at a rate of 1:9, this 15-card set features images of young talent over backgrounds with holofoil glittered swirls.

Jermaine Dye 1997 E-X2000 Star Date 2000 #9
Jermaine Dye 1997 E-X2000 Star Date 2000 #9

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Card #Player(s)Card #Player(s)
1Alex Rodriguez9Jermaine Dye
2Andruw Jones10Neifi Perez
3Andy Pettitte11Scott Rolen
4Brooks Kieschnick12Todd Hollandsworth
5Chipper Jones13Todd Walker
6Darin Erstad14Tony Clark
7Derek Jeter15Vladimir Guerrero
8Jason Kendall
1997 E-X2000 Star Date 2000

For good measure, here’s a screenshot of a rare but topical eBay purchase summary.

Todd Hollandsworth 1997 E-X2000 #78 eBay Listings
Todd Hollandsworth 1997 E-X2000 #78 eBay Listings

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