New York, NY -- The game's biggest names from the past, present and future have come together to highlight 2000 Topps Stars Baseball.
Not only is Topps Stars Baseball a roll call for the most notable names on the diamond, but it's a collector's dream. Offering cool memorabilia programs such as Game-Gear and Autographs, inserts and the names that make the game what it is, 2000 Topps Stars is shinning bright. Anyone involved with the hobby can tell you that autographed cards from players of any generation are a hit with collectors. Topps Stars Autographs offers a 13-card roster, which includes Derek Jeter, Bob Gibson Joe Morgan, Ozzie Smith, Willie Stargell, Al Kaline, Rick Ankiel, Brooks Robinson, Carl Yastrzemski, Gary Carter, Kevin Milwood and Rafael Furcal. With less than 120 Kaline, Stargell and Robinson cards in existence, Stars Autographs have become a hot commodity and are sure to keep autograph collectors in the hunt.
The Game Gear Insert, a memorabilia card program featuring swatches of actual game-used jersey or bat, includes some of the game's brightest young players- Chipper Jones, J.D Drew, Furcal, Sean Burroughs, Corey Patterson, Vernon Wells, Mark Quinn, Eric Munson, Ben Petrick, Dee Brown, Lance Berkamn, Kevin Millwood and Brad Penny.
The 200 basic card-set includes veterans, prospects and retired stars and features a unique design along with card backs providing an exclusive Topps Stars rating system that reads like an actual scouting report. The base set is mirrored by the sequentially numbered Metallic Blue Parallel. Other insert programs include the 15-card Walk of Fame, 9-card Progression and 14-card All-Star Authority.
2000 Topps Stars MLB released August 11 and carries a $3.00 SRP for each 6-card pack. The complete set includes:
2000 Topps Stars MLB
200 Basic Card Set
9 Retired Stars
25 Shinning Prospects
15 True Rookies
Parallels 150 Metallic Blue (# to 299) 50 Spotlight Metallic Blue (# to 99)
15 Walk of Fame (1:8) -- Some of the best players in the game such as Barry Bonds, Pedro Martinez and Sammy Sosa.
9 Progression (1:13) -- Features trios like B. Robinson/C. Jones/ Burroughs and Frank Robinson/Manny Ramirez/ Patterson charting the historic progression of each position.
14 All-Star Authority (1:13) -- The players who appear in the All-Star Game year in and year out such as Mark McGwire, Jeter and Cal Ripken.
13 Autographs-Features signatures from players of yesterday, today and tomorrow.
10 Game Gear-Topps Stars memorabilia cards featuring pieces of game-used jersey or bat.