2000 E-X Baseball Box 2
I have a total of five boxes that have been busted and are awaiting review (yes, there will be more hockey!) so I thought I’d start things off with an old favorite of mine, 2000 E-X baseball. I broke a box of this product when this blog was brand new. In fact, this post comes nearly two years to the day that I broke that last box! Here’s a quick recap of box number two.
Box Details: 24 packs per box, 3 cards per pack, $29
From: Baseball Card Exchange
Base set: Each base card has a unique color theme, based on the team of the player depicted. Altogether, there are 60 short set base cards (I pulled 56/60, 93%), followed by 30 shortprinted prospect cards which are numbered to 3499….
…..and they look something like this. I pulled two prospects: Wily Mo Pena (1522/3499) and Cesar King (1302/3499).
Generation E-X (15 cards, 1:8 packs): Rick Ankiel, Nomar Garciaparra, Pat Burrell
E-Xciting (10 cards, 1:24 packs): Mark McGwire
I love the creativity of this insert. The player….not so much.
E-Xplosive (20 cards, numbered to 2499): Sammy Sosa
E-Xceptional (15 cards, varied numbering): Pedro Martinez (0539/1999)
These cards are available in Red (/1999), Green (/999), and Blue (/250) variations. I love these cards. Some day I’ll make a master set of them….maybe.
Autographics (1:24 packs): Bobby Abreu
Here’s a solid piece of Phillies tradebait. Anyone interested?
The collation was about what I expected. I received one more duplicate from this box than I had the last one. I’m used to far worse.
The base cards are very subject to peeling. In some cases, it may just be a corner. In others, much worse. I didn’t experience too much of this in the last box I opened, but I wasn’t as lucky this time. Keep this fact in mind when deciding whether or not to try a box. (For the record, the inserts were flawless).
Nothing to complain about here. I was especially happy that my autograph was of an established veteran and not someone with 5 career games.
I was happy to find this box for around the $30 mark, about $20 less than the typical asking price. For that price, I’d still recommend the box regardless of what I said about potential condition issues. The cards are brilliant overall and if you pull any damaged base cards, just let me know and I can replace them for you as I have nearly 3 sets worth of this stuff!
It’s great to be back.
Overall Grade: B