Tuesday, November 22, 2011

2005 Upper Deck Classics


So, it appears madding and I have been trading sport card volleys and everyone else is content to watch.  I'm new to the game, so perhaps this is the equivalent to the off-season here at APTBNL.

Anyway, since it's my turn, here's a pack from the old $1.49 bin.  As it turns out, it's too bad I only picked up one of these...feast your eyes on some 2005 Upper Deck Classics!

8 cards per pack, here we go:

#28 - Earl Weaver
#84 - Rollie Fingers

I wonder if the backgrounds for the cards in the set were photoshopped.  I mean, it appears Rollie's pitching on the beach or something.  In any event, it's a nice start, especially since I don't see many Rollie-as-a-Brewer cards.   

#70 - Monte Irvin
#CC-RS - Classic Counterparts:  Nolan Ryan / Tom Seaver (#1507 / 1999)

The serial number's on the bottom right corner of the card.  It's almost hidden there; it took me a while to realize that it was numbered.  The back of the pack says these are seeded 1 in every 14 packs. 

#CC-RS - Classic Counterparts:  Nolan Ryan / Tom Seaver (back)
No # - Upper Deck Rewards dummy card (not pictured)

Here's the back of the card for those who are interested.

#24 - Dave McNally (back)
#76 - Phil Niekro

Not very impressed with the card backs.  The picture's the same as the front, and there's just a brief career summary and lifetime stats.  The team logo for that era is prominently displayed, though...and by the way, welcome back, cartoon Oriole!

#64 - Kirk Gibson
#125 - Ryne Sandberg (Retro Star Rookies)

The Ryno Retro Rookie ris ra rinner, er, winner of this pack.  The pack says the RSR's seeded one in every 4 packs.  Other Rookies include Mickey Mantle, Mike Schmidt, Nolan Ryan, Ted Williams, and Tony Gwynn.

Anyway, that's the pack.  I would have definitely gotten more if there were more to get.

Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving.  If I remember right, K-Mart's having a 20% off sale on trading cards.

I am thankful for finding this blog, as the contributions of all of you has made it possible for someone like me to see cards from packs I would never have bought (and in some cases, thankful I didn't buy them when I had the chance).  Thanks for reading!


madding said...

I don't think I've ever seen a Ryne Sandberg Phillies card before. Not bad.

The King said...

I bought a box of these back in 2005 and I've been collecting autographs on them TTM.

They look great with a signature on them, but they really aren't that special.

Hackenbush said...

I have a complete base set. The color red really pops on these cards,