2005 Topps Rookie Cup Hobby Edition
#122 Bengie Molina (Angels)
#131 Brad Wilkerson (Expos)
#106 Nomar Garciaparra (Red Sox)
#133 Eric Hinski (Blue Jays)
Green Parallel #25 Bill Buckner (Dodgers) sn'd 102/199
Reprint #26 Don Baylor (Orioles)
Reprint #145 Chad Tracy (D-Backs)
BY THE NUMBERS:
Total Cards: 7
Teams Represented: 7
Rookie Cards: 0
Parallels: 1 Sn'd /199
Keepers for Me: 1 (Buckner, the rest are available)
Front Design: 6.5 out of 10. Nice design, decent photos Rookie Cup logo, no team logos, same background logo on all cards.
Back Design: 6 out of 10. Nice design, rookie all-star season and total career stats only, no team logo gray and white only colors.
Player Selection: 7 out of 10. Good variety, all rookie cup winners, some stars.
FINAL OVERALL RATING:
Single into short right field. I like these cards a whole lot even though the design is fairly simple and I got only one keeper. I like the idea of only all-star rookie cup winners in the set and am always a fan of the reprints of older cards. A different twist is the reprints of rookie cup cards that are usually second year cards of most players. I am thinking of finding a box of these to bust.
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