25 Most Valuable Baseball Cards 2000 In The World

When deciding whether to collect baseball cards 2000 or not, it’s hard to do without knowing what are the rarest, most valuable 2000 baseball cards available. If you’re looking for a nice piece of history, 2000 seems like a good year to start collecting and if you’re interested in 2000 baseball cards you will be thrilled to know there are great rare, vintage, and valuable ones up for sale

In this article, we have put together 25 Most Valuable Baseball Cards worth money. All of these cards would probably be a great investment for the future. It should be no surprise that the cards from the year 2000 are still considered one of the baseball card’s most valuable years ever. Many collectors consider these to be the last high-end cards era.

25 Most Valuable Baseball Cards 2000: Price List

No.
Valuable Baseball Cards 2000
Grade
Price
1
2000 Topps Traded Miguel Cabrera
PSA 10
$718.95
2
Derek Jeter 2000 Topps Card
SGC 10
$549.95
3
Ichiro Suzuki 2001 Topps Limited Edition Rookie Card
PSA 8
$599.99
4
Albert Pujols Cardinals Signed 2000 Multi Peoria Minor Rookie Card
PSA 10
$799.99
5
Ken Griffey JR HOF 2000 Fleer Focus Pocus
PSA 10
$698
6
2000 Finest Randy Johnson Gold Refractor
BGS 9.5
$500
7
2000 Upper Deck Robinson Cano Topps  Triple Threads Relic Auto Ruby
BGS 9
$650
8
2000 Bowman Chrome Jose Canseco Refractor
PSA 10
$995
9
2000 Topps Chrome Barry Bonds Power Players Refractor
PSA 10
$899
10
Joey Votto 2002 Bowman Chrome
PSA 8
$999
11
Yadier Molina 2002 Just Minors Rare Rookie Card
GMA 10
$699.99
12
Mickey Mantle Mint 2002 Upper Deck Card
PSA 10
$599
13
Chase Utley 2002 Bowman Rookie Card
BGS 9
$899.99
14
Jason Bay 2002 Bowman Chrome Gold Refractor
BGS 9
$500
15
2002 Bowman Chrome Joe Mauer
PSA 9
$650
16
Zack Greinke 2002 U.D. Prospect Premiers Auto RC
BGS 9.5
$1,000
17
Mark Prior 2002 Donruss Elite Recollection
BGS 9
$500
18
2002 Hall Of Fame Yellow Plaque Postcard Ozzie Smith
PSA 10
$500
19
2002  Fleer Greats: Don Mattingly
BGS 9.5
$699
20
2002 Fleer E-X Essential Credential Future Craig Biggio
PSA 10
$654.99
21
2002 Alex Rodriguez Justice Thome Diamond Connections
BGS 9.5
$500
22
2002 Fleer Showcase Greg Maddux
Ungraded
$9,500
23
2002 Vladimir Guerrero Jr by Alex Pardee Topps
Ungraded
$6,666.66
24
Mookie “The 50s” Betts by Alex Pardee 2021 Topps Project
Ungraded
$6,666.66
25
2002 Donruss Studio Sample Gold, Shawn Green
Ungraded
$2,599

1. 2000 Topps Traded Miguel Cabrera

1. 2000 Topps Traded Miguel Cabrera

Price: $718.95

Grade: PSA 10

Card Number: #40T

Cabrera played first baseman for several teams, from Florida Marlins to Detroit Tigers where he is at presently. He played all-star 11 times, won rookie of the year and the world series championship in 2003. He represented Venezuela in the inaugural world baseball classic 2006. The Venezuelans finished seventh place in the tournament.

2. Derek Jeter 2000 Topps Gallery Exhibits

2. Derek Jeter 2000 Topps Gallery Exhibits

Price: $549.95

Grade: SGC 10

Card Number: #GE 21

Jeter has won the world series five times. He is credited for the success of the New York Yankees in the 2000s. This Topps card is dedicated to his fame and his contribution to the game of baseball. He had a strong season in 2001 batting .311, 21 home runs, 27 stolen bases and making his fourth all-star appearance.

3. Ichiro Suzuki 2001 Topps Limited Edition Rookie Card

3. Ichiro Suzuki 2001 Topps Limited Edition Rookie Card

Price: $599.99

Grade: PSA 8

Card Number: #726

Ichiro played for the Orix Blue Wave and Seattle Mariners team in the 2000s as right fielder. He was among the first Japanese baseball players to move to the US to further a career in major league baseball.

He was issued a uniform with the number 51, which had formerly been worn by pitching legend Randy Johnson. Ichiro wrote a letter to Johnson promising not to bring disgrace on the number. In his second year with the team Ichiro finished with a 208 total hits making him the first Mariners player to ever have a consecutive seasons 200+ hits.

4. Albert Pujols Cardinals Signed 2000 Multi Peoria Minor Rookie Card

4. Albert Pujols Cardinals Signed 2000 Multi Peoria Minor Rookie Card

Price: $799.99

Grade: PSA 10

Card Number: #8

Pujols was a first baseman and designated hitter for the St Louis Cardinals. He was nicknamed The Machine. He played for the Cardinals till 2011 before moving to the Los Angeles Angels. He began his career in the minor league in 2000. Veteran player Mark McGwire told manager Tony La Russa to promote Pujols to the major league roster or regret not doing it for the rest of his career. By 2015 it became obvious to the team that they had made the right decision.

5. Ken Griffey JR HOF 2000 Fleer Focus Pocus

5. Ken Griffey JR HOF 2000 Fleer Focus Pocus

Price: $698

Grade: PSA 10

Card Number: #8FP

Griffey spent most of his 22 years in the MLB with the Seattle Mariners and Cincinnati Reds as a center fielder. It was this year Griffey changed his number from 24 to 30 which was the number his father wore when he played for the same team.

The 2000 season began what many thought was a decline in Griffey’s productivity in the games. Much of the decline though was a direct result of his many injuries. Griffey remains one of the greatest to ever play baseball still and this card here celebrates the energy he brought to it.

6. 2000 Finest Randy Johnson Gold Refractor

6. 2000 Finest Randy Johnson Gold Refractor

Price: $500

Grade: BGS 9.5

Card Number: #2

Randy was called the Big Unit in his day. He is a former baseball pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2000s, a five time Cy award winner and a 10 times all-star player. He finished the 2000 season with 19 wins, 347 strikeouts, and a 2.64 ERA.

One of the most remembered events that both lovers of baseball and the media would never forget was the freak accident that happened on March 24, 2001 at Tucson Electric Park during a spring training game. It was a game against the San Francisco Giants. Johnson threw a fastball that struck a bird that flew past, killing it. It was ruled “no pitch” because there was no rule that says what to do in case a bird stopped the ball.

7. 2000 Upper Deck Robinson Cano Topps  Triple Threads Relic Auto Ruby

7. 2000 Upper Deck Robinson Cano Topps  Triple Threads Relic Auto Ruby

Price: $650

Grade: BGS 9

Robinson was a second baseman for the New York Yankees in the 2000s. He joined the major league on May 3, 2005. This was a good season for Cano. He hit .330 in 108 at-bats with Columbus. He finished second in the American league Rookie of the year balloting.

In 2007 Cano gave up his number 22 to Roger Clemens and picked up the number 24. Then 2008 he signed a contract of $28 million that spanned the next four years. He hit .320 with 204 hits and 25 home runs in 2009. On the whole, it  can be said that his career was stellar. This Upper Deck card was made with his picture on it in 2000.

8. 2000 Bowman Chrome Jose Canseco Refractor

8. 2000 Bowman Chrome Jose Canseco Refractor

Price: $995

Grade: PSA 10

Card Number: #44

Jose Canseco was a baseball outfielder and designated hitter. He played for the New Yankees in the year 2000. He signed a deal with Anaheim Angels in 2001 that was based on plate appearances. But he was cut after when he hit .231 with no home runs.

He went on to the Newark Bears where his twin brother Ozzie Canseco was. In 2002 he signed to Montreal Expos where he was expected to be the left fielder and the designated hitter.

On May 13, he announced his retirement from baseball. Canseco came back briefly in 2004 and tried to join the Los Angeles Dodgers but was not offered a spot. He was 39 at this time. Canseco has appeared on TV several times since his retirement.

9. 2000 Topps Chrome Barry Bonds Power Players Refractor

9. 2000 Topps Chrome Barry Bonds Power Players Refractor

Price: $899

Grade: PSA 10

Card Number: #P5

Barry Lamar Bonds was a professional baseball left fielder with San Francisco Giants in the 2000s. In the 2001 season he played 50 games and hit 28 home runs. He also 39 home runs in the all-star break. He signed again with the Giants a contract of $90 million in 2002.

He played 130 games the following year. He filed for free agency in 2007, October 29 but no one signed him after two years later. Bonds was loved by baseball fans all through his career. This Topps card shows him holding his bat, dressed in his team’s uniform.

10. Joey Votto 2002 Bowman Chrome

10. Joey Votto 2002 Bowman Chrome

Price: $999

Grade: PSA 8

Card Number: #44

Joey has been a baseball first baseman for the Cincinnati Reds since 2007, the year he made his MLB debut. He is the second Canadian to have 2000 hits. At his debut game he struck out against Guillermo Mota of the New York Mets.

It was time however to have his first four-hit game of his career when his team played against the San Francisco Giants. Joey knocked four runs in a 9—3 Reds victory. He broke the record for the most runs batted by a rookie. In 2009 he was playing for his country Canada in the 2009 world baseball classic. He has won National League MVP, Hank Aaron Award, and one Golden Glove Award.

11. Yadier Molina 2002 Just Minors Rare Rookie Card

11. Yadier Molina 2002 Just Minors Rare Rookie Card

Price: $699.99

Grade: GMA 10

Card Number: #22

Molina was a baseball catcher for the St Louis Cardinals from 2004 till the present. His chance came when the incumbent catcher went on the disabled list in the year he joined the team. He started showing promise on August 7 in a game against the New York Mets.

Molina appeared in 51 regular season games batting .267 along with two home runs and 15 RBIs in 151 plate showings. He struggled with injuries in 2005 which affected his performance in his rookie season. He participated in the inaugural world baseball classic for Puerto Rico in 2006. He has played on all-star ten times, he won the world series Championship two times. He won the Golden Glove Award 9 times and many more awards.

12. Mickey Mantle Mint 2002 Upper Deck Card

12. Mickey Mantle Mint 2002 Upper Deck Card

Price: $599

Grade: PSA 10

Card Number: #74

Mickey was a center fielder who played with many teams in the 1950s and 60s. Mantle once went to the minor league, rather, after an impressive show of what he could do, his manager promoted him straight up to the majors as a right fielder. His uniform was number 6. The choice of his number was so that he would follow after the likes of Babe Ruth and become the next Yankee star.

Mantle experienced a brief slump in his career. His dad drove up to his camp to bring him back home at the time. But after listening to his dad’s encouraging words Mantle went back to playing again. He was with the Kansas City Blues when he hit .361 with 11 homers and 50 RBIs.

When Joe DiMaggio retired Mantle moved to center field. He had an injury in 1953 which slowed him down again. He missed several games as a result.

13. Chase Utley 2002 Bowman Rookie Card

13. Chase Utley 2002 Bowman Rookie Card

Price: $899.99

Grade: BGS 9

Card Number: #BA-CU

Chase is a former baseball second baseman. He played in the major league for 16 seasons for the Philadelphia Phillies from 2003 to 2015. Chase made his debut as a pinch hitter on April 4, 2003. He played well and by the end of 2004, it was clear that Utley was the team’s future second baseman by the way he hit.

In June 2005 Utley hit .291 with 28 homers and 105 RBI and stole 16 bases. This led to his selection for the Mike Schmidt Most Valuable Player Award.

He played in the World Baseball Classic in 2006 with the Team USA. Fans picked him for second base at the all-star game the same year. Utley signed a 7-year deal of $85 million extensions with the Phillies. Fans picked him a second time to start at second base at the 2007 Major League Baseball all-star game. A metacarpal injury sent him to the disabled list in July that year but he was back again by August to play. In 2009 Utley was named number 6 on the list of the 50 greatest current players in baseball by Sporting News.

14. Jason Bay 2002 Bowman Chrome Gold Refractor

14. Jason Bay 2002 Bowman Chrome Gold Refractor

Price: $500

Grade: BGS 9

Card Number: #363

Bay was a professional baseball left fielder. Throughout the 2000s Bay played for the San Diego Padres, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and Boston Red Sox. He played all-star 3 times, won Rookie of the year once, and a silver slugger award in 2009.

He was drafted by the Montreal Expos into the major league in 2000. By 2002 he was traded to the New York Mets, then he was traded again to the San Diego Padres. Bay debuted with the Padres in 2003 but suffered an injury two days after.

There was another trade to the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2003. The 2004 season for Bay began with him on the disabled list on account of a surgery he had during the off-season. In 2009 Bay signed for free agency. This card here has his face on it. This graded card is considered very valuable.

15. 2002 Bowman Chrome Joe Mauer

15. 2002 Bowman Chrome Joe Mauer

Price: $650

Grade: PSA 9

Card Number: #391

Mauer was a baseball catcher who played for the Minnesota Twins from 2004 to 2018. He played in the all-star games 6 times, and won AL MVP once. He won a Golden Glove Award three times, 5 silver slugger awards, 3 times AL batting champion. He was number 7 in his team. In 2007 he signed a $34 million contract with the twins to avoid arbitration. In 2008 he became the first American league catcher to win the batting title two times. This card reminds fans of his exploits in the baseball game.

16. Zack Greinke 2002 U.D. Prospect Premiers Auto RC

16. Zack Greinke 2002 U.D. Prospect Premiers Auto RC

Price: $1,000

Grade: BGS 9.5

Card Number: #93

Greinke is a baseball pitcher who played for the Kansas City Royals from 2004 to 2010 before moving on to other teams in later years. He has won several awards including the silver slugger award two times and 6 Golden Glove Awards. He joined the major league on May 22, 2004 after spending time in the minor league.

He nearly quit baseball in 2005 and 2006 on account of bouts with depression and a social anxiety disorder. He went on the disable list for psychological issues and eventually stayed away entirely to recover. In 2008 he performed well in the games. This card reminds his fans of his great playing ability in the game of baseball.

17. Mark Prior 2002 Donruss Elite Recollection

17. Mark Prior 2002 Donruss Elite Recollection

Price: $500

Grade: BGS 9

Card Number: #10

Prior is a former baseball pitcher who played for the Chicago Cubs from 2002 to 2006 before moving to the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2018 where he remains till now. He played all-star in 2003, won three awards; World Series champion, Golden Spikes Award and the Dick Howser Trophy in 2001.

18. 2002 Hall Of Fame Yellow Plaque Postcard Ozzie Smith

18. 2002 Hall Of Fame Yellow Plaque Postcard Ozzie Smith

Price: $500

Grade: PSA 10

Card Number: #9

Smith was nicknamed the wizard of oz. He played shortstop for the San Diego Padres in the beginning of his career and for many other teams. This card was made in 2002 to honor and remind fans of the wizard. Smith won 13 Golden Glove Awards. He was playing semi-professional when he was selected in the seventh round of the entry draft by Detroit Tigers, and the rest they say is history.

19. 2002  Fleer Greats: Don Mattingly

19. 2002  Fleer Greats Don Mattingly

Price: $699

Grade: BGS 9.5

Mattinly was a baseball first baseman who played with the Yankees in the 80s, joining the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2011. This 2002 card was made to honor Mattingly’s achievements in the sport. He won almost all the major awards in his time before becoming a coach for the New York Yankees and then the Los Angeles Dodgers.

20. 2002 Fleer E-X Essential Credential Future Craig Biggio

20. 2002 Fleer E-X Essential Credential Future Craig Biggio

Price: $654.99

Grade: PSA 10

Card Number: #5

Biggio is a former second baseman, outfielder and catcher for the Houston Astros all his career.

He was one of the most admired players of his time. He is in the Houston Astros hall of fame. He received the Hutch Award for his hard work and perseverance in the face of adversity. The team retired his number 7 to honor him.

21. 2002 Alex Rodriguez Justice Thome Diamond Connections

21. 2002 Alex Rodriguez Justice Thome Diamond Connections

Price: $500

Grade: BGS 9.5

Card Number: #18

Rodriguez is a former shortstop and third baseman for  Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers and New York Yankees. He is a decorated player who has won a whole wall of awards. He played an accumulated 22 seasons in his career. He is the chairman and CEO of A-Rod Corp and presidente beer.

22. 2002 Fleer Showcase Greg Maddux

22. 2002 Fleer Showcase Greg Maddux

Price: $9,500

Grade: Ungraded

Card Number: #79

Maddux played pitcher for six teams in his career. He played for the Chicago Cubs in the 2000s. He was best known for his achievements when he played for both the Cubs and the Atlanta Braves. He won many awards that included the 1995 world series and 18 Golden Glove Awards.

23. 2002 Vladimir Guerrero Jr by Alex Pardee Topps card

23. 2002 Vladimir Guerrero Jr by Alex Pardee Topps card

Price: $6,666.66

Grade: Ungraded

Card Number: #70

He was nicknamed Vlad the Impaler. He played 16 seasons as a right fielder and designated hitter. He played with the Montreal Expos, Anaheim Angels, and others. He played 9 All-stars, won AL MVP in 2004, and 8 Silver Slugger Awards. He is in the Angels Hall of Fame.

24. Mookie “The 50s” Betts by Alex Pardee 2021 Topps Project

24. Mookie “The 50s” Betts by Alex Pardee 2021 Topps Project

Price: $6,666.66

Grade: Ungraded

Card Number: #842

Mookie is a baseball right fielder for the Boston Red Sox and is with the Los Angeles Dodgers currently. He was drafted into the Red Sox in 2011 and debuted in the MLB in 2014. He has been compared to the Red Sox teammate named Dustin Pedroia.

25. 2002 Donruss Studio Sample Gold, Shawn Green

25. 2002 Donruss Studio Sample Gold, Shawn Green

Price: $2,599

Grade: Ungraded

Card Number: #23

Green was a baseball right fielder for several teams. He played for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2000s. He has played major league all-star games twice. When Green retired he was one of the four active players who piled at least 300 home runs, 1000 runs and RBIs, 400 doubles, a .280 batting average and 150 stolen bases.

Final Thoughts

The world of baseball is never short of players but only a few of them distinguish themselves enough to appear on baseball trading cards. Did you find your favorite on this list? If you have trading cards and You believe they are valuable, this is time to consider putting them up for sale. Share your love for baseball with the world.

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