Old School Hits: 2000 UD Yankees Legends Legendary Lumber
In 2000, Upper Deck produced UD Yankees Legends, a set filled with inserts, bats, jerseys, and even some cut autographs of such legends including Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Thurman Munson, Roger Maris, and many more. Each box consisted of 24 packs of 5 cards each and all but guaranteed a Legendary Lumber bat card (along with several isnerts) in each box.
Each bat card came with two variations: a regular and a “gold” version. The regular version featured a bat piece cut in the shape of the “NY” logo while the gold version featured the bat piece as a wooden frame surrounding the “NY” logo. Each card featured a silver facsimile autograph directly below the bat piece and while are were no on-card autographed variations, there are CUT autographed variations of six of these cards: Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Thurman Munson, Billy Martin, and Dave Winfield (who’s still alive and well, of course).