Old School Hits: 2000 Upper Deck Game Ball

vladballIn my personal opinion, game-used ball or base cards are about as useless as a manufactured lettermen patch, with a few exceptions, of course. However, this card is not one of those exceptions. In 2000, Upper Deck inserted game-used ball cards at a rate of 1 in every 287 packs. The cards are approximately 1/8 of an inch thick and each piece is from a “ball used in an official Major League game” and has no personal connection with the depicted player. Like I said earlier, not all base or ball cards have this trait. 2000 UD HoloGrFX Piece of the Series and 2004 Donruss World Series Souvenirs cards actually feature relics from games/series that the depicted player actually participated in.

Altogether, there are ten players on the checklist of UD’s inaugural game-ball set:

Andruw Jones
Tony Gwynn
Roger Clemens
Mark McGwire
Ken Griffey, Jr.
Jeff Bagwell
Derek Jeter
Bernie Williams
Alex Rodriguez
Vladimir Guerrero

Posted on July 21, 2009, in Old School Hits and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Huh, I’ve never seen this set before. As odd as that insert is, I’d love to get my hands on that Guerrero.

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