I'm still working on getting 3 years of cards put away. I may never get caught up. But it is giving me a chance to see some cards I haven't seen in awhile which leads to ideas for posts.
Upper Deck had been producing the SPx set since 1996. Card design, printing techniques and gimmicks were evolving so fast in the 1990s we (or at least I) tend for forget how different cards were in 2000 compared to 1990. With a few exceptions (like Upper Deck) cards in 1990 didn't look much different than cards from 1980, or cards from 1950, for that matter. By 2000 we had holograms, all kinds of foil, autographed cards, cards with pieces of player's uniforms and cards cut into odd shapes. The 2000 SPx set had autos and relics but I haven't gone after them yet. Here is what I do have.
2000 SPx #54 Cal Ripken
2000 SPx Heart of the Order #20 Vladimir Guerrero
2000 SPx Highlight Heroes #9 Larry Walker
2000 SPx Power Brokers #18 Albert Belle
2000 SPx SPXcitement #4 Cal Ripken
2000 SPx Untouchable Talents #4 Ivan Rodriguez