2000 Finest Baseball Cards

2000 Finest Baseball Cards
2000 Finest Baseball Cards

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.

There are a number of excellent insert sets in 2000 Finest 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.

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Set Information:

Important Date(s)
April 2000S1 Release Date
July 2000S2 Release Date
2000 Finest
SetTotal CardsPrint Run(s)Odds
Base289Base /-
Features /-
Counterparts /-
S1 RCs /2000
S2 RCs /3000
Gems /-
Base: 6:1 H/R; 13:1 HTA
Features: 1:8 H/R; 1:3 HTA
Counterparts: 1:8 H/R; 1:3 HTA
S1 RCs: 1:23 H/R; 1:6 HTA
S2 RCs: 1:13 H/R; 1:5 HTA
Gems: 1:24 H/R; 1:9 HTA
Refractor287Base /-
Features /-
Counterparts /-
S1 RCs /500
S2 RCs /1000
Gems /-
Base: 1:24 H/R; 1:6 HTA
Features: 1:96 H/R; 1:40 HTA
Counterparts: 1:96 H/R; 1:40 HTA
S1 RCs: 1:93 H/R
S2 RCs: 1:49 H/R
Gems: 1:288 H/R; 1:120 HTA
Gold Refractor287Base /-
Features /-
Counterparts /-
S1 RCs /100
S2 RCs /100
Gems /-
Base: 1:240 H/R
Features: 1:960 H/R; 1:400 HTA
Counterparts: 1:960 H/R; 1:400 HTA
S1 RCs: 1:368 H/R
S2 RCs: 1:448 H/R
Gems: 1:2880 H/R; 1:1200 HTA
Ballpark Bounties301:24 H/R; 1:12 HTA
1-15 in S1
16-30 in S2
Dream Cast101:36 H/R S2; 1:13 HTA
For the Record30See notes1:71 S1 H/R; 1:33 HTA
Gems Oversize20Inserted as box-toppers
1-10 in S1
11-20 in S2
Gems Oversize Refractor20Inserted as box-toppers in HTA boxes only
Going the Distance121:24 S1 H/R; 1:12 HTA
Moments41:9 S2 H/R; 1:4 HTA
Moments Refractor41:20 S2; 1:9 HTA
Moments Refractor Autograph41:425 S2 H/R; 1:196 HTA
Pre-Production5Distributed to dealers and hobby media on Topps’ mailing list
Graded Gems Exchange Cards210S1: 1:9344 HTA
S2: 1:8157 HTA
2000 Finest

See chart above for insertion ratios


Base Set Checklist:

2000 Finest is a two-series, 287-card set issued by Topps in 6-card packs with an SRP of $4.99, and 13-card HTA packs with an SRP of $10.00. The set includes 179 cards and the following subsets: 20 first series RCs (101-120) serial numbered to 2000 and 20 second series RCs (247-266) serial numbered to 3000; 15 Features (121-135); 10 Counterparts (267-276), and 20 Gems (136-145, 277-286). Ken Griffey Jr. (146) has two unique cards depicting him in a Reds uniform – Action and Portrait. Parallel(s): Refractor and Gold Refractor.

2000 Finest Baseball Cards
2000 Finest Baseball Cards

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Card #Player(s)Card #Player(s)
1Nomar Garciaparra145Jeff Bagwell GEM
2Chipper Jones146Ken Griffey Jr. (Action)
3Erubiel Durazo146AKen Griffey Jr. (Portrait)
4Robin Ventura147Andruw Jones
5Garret Anderson148Kerry Wood
6Dean Palmer149Jim Edmonds
7Mariano Rivera150Pedro Martinez
8Rusty Greer151Warren Morris
9Jim Thome152Trevor Hoffman
10Jeff Bagwell153Ryan Klesko
11Jason Giambi154Andy Pettitte
12Jeromy Burnitz155Frank Thomas
13Mark Grace156Damion Easley
14Russ Ortiz157Cliff Floyd
15Kevin Brown158Ben Davis
16Kevin Millwood159John Valentin
17Scott Williamson160Rafael Palmeiro
18Orlando Hernandez161Andy Ashby
19Todd Walker162J.D. Drew
20Carlos Beltran163Jay Bell
21Ruben Rivera164Adam Kennedy
22Curt Schilling165Manny Ramirez
23Brian Giles166John Halama
24Eric Karros167Octavio Dotel
25Preston Wilson168Darin Erstad
26Al Leiter169Jose Lima
27Juan Encarnacion170Andres Galarraga
28Tim Salmon171Scott Rolen
29B.J. Surhoff172Delino DeShields
30Bernie Williams173J.T. Snow
31Lee Stevens174Tony Womack
32Pokey Reese175John Olerud
33Mike Sweeney176Jason Kendall
34Corey Koskie177Carlos Lee
35Roberto Alomar178Eric Milton
36Tim Hudson179Jeff Cirillo
37Tom Glavine180Gabe Kapler
38Jeff Kent181Greg Vaughn
39Mike Lieberthal182Denny Neagle
40Barry Larkin183Tino Martinez
41Paul O’Neill184Doug Mientkiewicz
42Rico Brogna185Juan Gonzalez
43Brian Daubach186Ellis Burks
44Rich Aurilia187Mike Hampton
45Vladimir Guerrero188Royce Clayton
46Luis Castillo189Mike Mussina
47Bartolo Colon190Carlos Delgado
48Kevin Appier191Ben Grieve
49Mo Vaughn192Fernando Tatis
50Alex Rodriguez193Matt Williams
51Randy Johnson194Rondell White
52Kris Benson195Shawn Green
53Tony Clark196Hideki Irabu
54Chad Allen197Troy Glaus
55Larry Walker198Roger Cedeno
56Freddy Garcia199Ray Lankford
57Paul Konerko200Sammy Sosa
58Edgardo Alfonzo201Kenny Lofton
59Brady Anderson202Edgar Martinez
60Derek Jeter203Mark Kotsay
61John Smoltz204David Wells
62Doug Glanville205Craig Biggio
63Shannon Stewart206Ray Durham
64Greg Maddux207Troy O’Leary
65Mark McGwire208Rickey Henderson
66Gary Sheffield209Bob Abreu
67Kevin Young210Neifi Perez
68Tony Gwynn211Carlos Febles
69Rey Ordonez212Chuck Knoblauch
70Cal Ripken Jr.213Moises Alou
71Todd Helton214Omar Vizquel
72Brian Jordan215Vinny Castilla
73Jose Canseco216Javy Lopez
74Luis Gonzalez217Johnny Damon
75Barry Bonds218Roger Clemens
76Jermaine Dye219Miguel Tejada
77Jose Offerman220Carl Everett
78Magglio Ordonez221Matt Lawton
79Fred McGriff222Albert Belle
80Ivan Rodriguez223Adrian Beltre
81Josh Hamilton224Dante Bichette
82Vernon Wells225Raul Mondesi
83Mark Mulder226Mike Piazza
84John Patterson227Brad Penny
85Nick Johnson228Kip Wells
86Pablo Ozuna229Adam Everett
87A.J. Burnett230Eddie Yarnall
88Jack Cust231Matt LeCroy
89Adam Piatt232Jason Tyner
90Rob Ryan233Rick Ankiel
91Sean Burroughs234Lance Berkman
92D’Angelo Jimenez235Rafael Furcal
93Chad Hermansen236Dee Brown
94Robert Fick237Gookie Dawkins
95Ruben Mateo238Eric Valent
96Alex Escobar239Peter Bergeron
97Wily Pena240Alfonso Soriano
98Corey Patterson241Adam Dunn
99Eric Munson242Jorge Toca
100Pat Burrell243Ryan Anderson
101Michael Tejera RC244Jason Dallaero
102Bobby Bradley RC245Jason Grilli
103Larry Bigbie RC246Milton Bradley
104B.J. Garbe RC247Scott Downs RC
105Josh Kalinowski RC248Keith Reed RC
106Brett Myers RC249Edgar Cruz RC
107Chris Mears RC250Wes Anderson RC
108Aaron Rowand RC251Lyle Overbay RC
109Corey Myers RC252Mike Lamb RC
110John Sneed RC253Vince Faison RC
111Ryan Christianson RC254Chad Alexander
112Kyle Snyder255Chris Wakeland RC
113Mike Paradis256Aaron McNeal RC
114Chance Caple RC257Tomo Ohka RC
115Ben Christensen RC258Ty Howington RC
116Brad Baker RC259Javier Colina RC
117Rob Purvis RC260Jason Jennings RC
118Rick Asadoorian RC261Ramon Santiago RC
119Ruben Salazar RC262Johan Santana RC
120Julio Zuleta RC263Quincy Foster RC
121A.Rodriguez/K.Griffey Jr.264Junior Brignac RC
122N.Garciaparra/D.Jeter265Rico Washington RC
123M.McGwire/S.Sosa266Scott Sobkowiak RC
124R.Johnson/P.Martinez267P.Martinez/R.Ankiel
125I.Rodriguez/M.Piazza268M.Ramirez/V.Guerrero
126M.Ramirez/R.Alomar269A.Burnett/M.Mulder
127C.Jones/A.Jones270M.Piazza/E.Munson
128C.Ripken Jr./T.Gwynn271J.Hamilton/C.Patterson
129J.Bagwell/C.Biggio272K.Griffey Jr./S.Sosa
130B.Bonds/V.Guerrero273D.Jeter/A.Soriano
131N.Johnson/A.Soriano274M.McGwire/P.Burrell
132Josh Hamilton275C.Jones/C.Ripken Jr.
133C.Patterson/R.Mateo276N.Garciaparra/A.Rodriguez
134L.Walker/T.Helton277Pedro Martinez GEM
135R.Ordonez/E.Alfonzo278Tony Gwynn GEM
136Derek Jeter GEM279Barry Bonds GEM
137Alex Rodriguez GEM280Juan Gonzalez GEM
138Chipper Jones GEM281Larry Walker GEM
139Mike Piazza GEM282Nomar Garciaparra GEM
140Mark McGwire GEM283Ken Griffey Jr. GEM
141Ivan Rodriguez GEM284Manny Ramirez GEM
142Cal Ripken Jr. GEM285Shawn Green GEM
143Vladimir Guerrero GEM286Sammy Sosa GEM
144Randy Johnson GEM
2000 Finest

Ballpark Bounties:

2000 Finest Ballpark Bounties is a 30-card with a Most Wanted theme featuring players with highly desirable skills.

Andruw Jones 2000 Finest Ballpark Bounties #BB24
Andruw Jones 2000 Finest Ballpark Bounties #BB24

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Card #Player(s)Card #Player(s)
BB1Chipper JonesBB16Alex Rodriguez
BB2Mike PiazzaBB17Derek Jeter
BB3Vladimir GuerreroBB18Cal Ripken Jr.
BB4Sammy SosaBB19Larry Walker
BB5Nomar GarciaparraBB20Barry Bonds
BB6Manny RamirezBB21Ken Griffey Jr.
BB7Jeff BagwellBB22Mark McGwire
BB8Scott RolenBB23Ivan Rodriguez
BB9Carlos BeltranBB24Andruw Jones
BB10Pedro MartinezBB25Todd Helton
BB11Greg MadduxBB26Randy Johson
BB12Josh HamiltonBB27Ruben Mateo
BB13Adam PiattBB28Corey Patterson
BB14Pat BurrellBB29Sean Burroughs
BB15Alfonso SorianoBB30Eric Munson
2000 Finest Ballpark Bounties

Dream Cast:

2000 Finest Dream Cast is a 10-card set featuring players with skills people only dream about. The cards fearture a silver metallic wavey design.

Mark McGwire 2000 Finest Dream Cast #DC1
Mark McGwire 2000 Finest Dream Cast #DC1

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Card #Player(s)Card #Player(s)
DC1Mark McGwireDC6Ken Griffey Jr.
DC2Roberto AlomarDC7Sammy Sosa
DC3Chipper JonesDC8Mike Piazza
DC4Derek JeterDC9Pedro Martinez
DC5Barry BondsDC10Randy Johnson
2000 Finest Dream Cast

For the Record:

2000 Finest For the Record is a 30-card set featuring 10 players and various print runs. Each card is serial numbered to the distance of the left, center, and right field walls of the depicted player’s home ballparks.

Sammy Sosa 2000 Finest For the Record #FR7A /355
Sammy Sosa 2000 Finest For the Record #FR7A /355

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Card #Player(s)Print Run(s)Card #Player(s)Print Run(s)
FR1ADerek Jeter318FR6ACal Ripken Jr.333
FR1BDerek Jeter408FR6BCal Ripken Jr.410
FR1CDerek Jeter314FR6CCal Ripken Jr.318
FR2AMark McGwire330FR7ASammy Sosa355
FR2BMark McGwire402FR7BSammy Sosa400
FR2CMark McGwire330FR7CSammy Sosa353
FR3AKen Griffey Jr.331FR8AManny Ramirez325
FR3BKen Griffey Jr.405FR8BManny Ramirez410
FR3CKen Griffey Jr.327FR8CManny Ramirez324
FR4AAlex Rodriguez331FR9AMike Piazza338
FR4BAlex Rodriguez405FR9BMike Piazza410
FR4CAlex Rodriguez327FR9CMike Piazza335
FR5ANomar Garciaparra310FR10AChipper Jones335
FR5BNomar Garciaparra390FR10BChipper Jones401
FR5CNomar Garciaparra302FR10CChipper Jones330
2000 Finest For the Record

Gems Oversize:

2000 Finest Gems Oversize is a 20-card set that was inserted into boxes as a box-topper and features some of the best players in baseball. A refractor version also exists.

Ken Griffey Jr. 2000 Finest Gems Oversize #12 Refractor
Ken Griffey Jr. 2000 Finest Gems Oversize #12 Refractor

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Card #Player(s)Card #Player(s)
1Derek Jeter11Nomar Garciaparra
2Alex Rodriguez12Ken Griffey Jr.
3Chipper Jones13Manny Ramirez
4Mike Piazza14Shawn Green
5Mark McGwire15Sammy Sosa
6Ivan Rodriguez16Pedro Martinez
7Cal Ripken Jr.17Tony Gwynn
8Vladimir Guerrero18Barry Bonds
9Randy Jonson19Juan Gonzalez
10Jeff Bagwell20Larry Walker
2000 Finest Gems Oversize

Going the Distance:

2000 Finest Going the Distance is a 12-card set that features some of baseball’s best hitters.

Alex Rodriguez 2000 Finest Going the Distance #GTD2
Alex Rodriguez 2000 Finest Going the Distance #GTD2

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Card #Player(s)Card #Player(s)
GTD1Tony GwynnGTD7Ken Griffey Jr.
GTD2Alex RodriguezGTD8Vladimir Guerrero
GTD3Derek JeterGTD9Mark McGwire
GTD4Chipper JonesGTD10Mike Piazza
GTD5Nomar GarciaparraGTD11Manny Ramirez
GTD6Sammy SosaGTD12Cal Ripken Jr.
2000 Finest Going the Distance

Moments:

2000 Finest Moments is a 4-card set that features great moments from the 1999 baseball season. Two parallel sets exist: Refractor and Refractor Autograph.

Chipper Jones 2000 Finest Moments #FM1 Refractor
Chipper Jones 2000 Finest Moments #FM1 Refractor

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Card #Player(s)Card #Player(s)
FM1Chipper JonesFM3Tony Gwynn
FM2Ivan RodriguezFM4Wade Boggs
2000 Finest Moments

Pre-Production:

2000 Finest Pre-Production is a 5-card set that was made to preview what the 2000 Finest set would look like. It was issued to dealers and hobby media on Topps’ mailing listed some weeks before the release of the product.

Corey Myers 2000 Finest Pre-Production #PP4
Corey Myers 2000 Finest Pre-Production #PP4

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Card #Player(s)Card #Player(s)
PP1Brian JordanPP4Corey Myers
PP2Bernie WilliamsPP5Derek Jeter GEM
PP3Pat Burrell
2000 Finest Pre-Production

Graded Gems Exchanges Cards:

20 of these exchange cards were inserted into packs at 10 per series. These cards could be sent to Topps in exchange for a complete Gems subset graded Gem Mint 10 by PSA. The base set includes one of each of these S1 and S2 Graded Gem exchange cards but they are not included in either of the refractor parallel sets.

Card #CardPrint Run
NNOGraded Gems S1 Exchange10
NNOGraded Gems S2 Exchange10

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