UPPER DECK 2000 MLS
third MLS set produced by Upper Deck, and the second it has released
under its brand (the 1996 set was distributed by Bandai) MLS 2000 is
actually a hodgepodge of cards consisting of the base MLS set, several
members of the U.S. Women's National Team, and a few sub sets which the
company promotes as being "ten of international soccer's best
players from the world's best leagues."
subset includes five MLS internationals and five from the Premier
League. Eight of the 10 double as International Stars in another subset.
This is actually a less than stellar collection given what it is billed
on on the box--a box which does not mention the Women's Team players
despite - or perhaps because of - the fact that their name recognition
and popularity far outstrips that of most MLS players.
against Dwight Yorke, Fan Zyiyi and even Alan Shearer, but does
anyone really buy that they represent the best players in a world that
also includes the likes of Ronaldo, Rivaldo, Batistuta, etc.
2000 has almost as many cards in
subsets as in the regular set. The 21 soccer spotlight cards are
packaged 1:1; are 1:18; Autographed cards are 1:35 and game jersey cards
feature world stars, but Upper Deck does not provide a ratio for them.
Number in Set: 110, plus 21 Soccer Spotlight; 11 All-MLS Team; 10 World
All-Stars; 23 Sign of the Times and 10 Game Jersey and two signed game
Size: 2½ x 3½
Paper: Glossy card stock
Front: Action photo, foil Upper Deck logo and MLS lettering, player's
name, team, position and jersey number, team logo.
Back: Player stats, short bio and vital info. Team name, logo, position,
and uniform number in the same style as on front.