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2005 Bowman's Best

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Description

2005 Bowman's Best is a 143-card set released in September, 2005. The first 30 cards in the set feature active veterans while cards 31 through 143 feature First Year Players. Cards 101 through 143 are all autographed. Unlike previous year's products, not every pack is guaranteed an autograph, with a typical 10-pack Hobby box yielding four.

Distribution

Ten packs per box, five cards per pack (MSRP: $10). Ten boxes per case. Hobby only.

Reviews

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Hobby Odds
Base 143 - 5:1
Veterans 30 - ?
First Year Players 70 - ?
Autographed First Year Players 43 974 1:5
Green 100 899 1:2
Green Autographed First Year Players 43 399 1:10
Blue 100 499 1:4
Blue Autographed First Year Players 43 299 1:14
Red 100 199 1:9
Red Autographed First Year Players 43 199 1:20
Silver 100 99 1:18
Silver Autographed First Year Players 43 199 1:41
Gold 100 25 1:69
Gold Autographed First Year Players 43 25 1:159
Black 143 one-of-one 1:1386
Printing Plates 100 four for each 1:345
Autographed First Year Players Printing Plates 43 four for each 1:994
A-Rod Throwback Autograph 1 100 1:1402
Mirror Image Throwback Dual Autograph 1 50 1:2835
Mirror Image Spokesmen Dual Autograph 1 10 1:16,300
Shortstops Triple Autograph 1 25 1:5927

Checklist

Base Set

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  • 1 Jose Vidro
  • 2 Adam Dunn
  • 3 Manny Ramirez
  • 4 Miguel Tejada
  • 5 Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 6 Pedro Martinez
  • 7 Alex Rodriguez
  • 8 Ichiro Suzuki
  • 9 Alfonso Soriano
  • 10 Brian Giles
  • 11 Roger Clemens
  • 12 Todd Helton
  • 13 Ivan Rodriguez
  • 14 David Ortiz
  • 15 Sammy Sosa
  • 16 Chipper Jones
  • 17 Mark Buehrle
  • 18 Miguel Cabrera
  • 19 Johan Santana
  • 20 Randy Johnson
  • 21 Jim Thome
  • 22 Vladimir Guerrero
  • 23 Dontrelle Willis
  • 24 Nomar Garciaparra
  • 25 Barry Bonds
  • 26 Curt Schilling
  • 27 Carlos Beltran
  • 28 Albert Pujols
  • 29 Mark Prior
  • 30 Derek Jeter

First Year Players

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  • 31 Ryan Garko RC
  • 32 Eulogio De La Cruz
  • 33 Luke Scott RC
  • 34 Shane Costa RC
  • 35 Casey McGehee RC
  • 36 Jered Weaver
  • 37 Kevin Melillo RC
  • 38 D.J. Houlton RC
  • 39 Brandon Moorhead RC
  • 40 Jerry Owens RC
  • 41 Elliot Johnson RC
  • 42 Kevin West RC*
  • 43 Hernan Iribarren RC
  • 44 Miguel Montero RC
  • 45 Craig Tatum RC
  • 46 Ryan Sweeney RC
  • 47 Micah Furtado RC*
  • 48 Cody Haerther RC*
  • 49 Erick Abreu
  • 50 Chuck Tiffany RC*
  • 51 Tadahito Iguchi RC
  • 52 Frank Diaz
  • 53 Errol Simonitsch RC*
  • 54 Wade Robinson RC*
  • 55 Adam Boeve RC*
  • 56 Steven Bondurant RC*
  • 57 Jason Motte RC
  • 58 Juan Senreiso RC*
  • 59 Vinny Rottino RC
  • 60 Jai Miller RC
  • 61 Thomas Pauly
  • 62 Tony Giarratano RC
  • 63 Alexander Smit
  • 64 Keiichi Yabu RC
  • 65 Brian Bannister RC
  • 66 Kennard Bibbs RC*
  • 67 Anthony Reyes RC
  • 68 Thomas Oldham RC*
  • 69 Ben Harrison
  • 70 Daryl Thompson
  • 71 Kevin Collins RC*
  • 72 Wes Swackhamer RC*
  • 73 Landon Powell RC
  • 74 Matt Brown RC
  • 75 Russell Martin RC
  • 76 Nick Touchstone RC*
  • 77 Steven White RC*
  • 78 Ian Bladergroen RC*
  • 79 Sean Marshall RC
  • 80 Nick Masset RC
  • 81 Ryan Goleski RC*
  • 82 Matt Campbell RC*
  • 83 Manny Parra RC
  • 84 Melky Cabrera RC
  • 85 Ryan Feierabend RC
  • 86 Nate McLouth RC
  • 87 Glen Perkins RC
  • 88 Kila Kaaihue
  • 89 Dana Eveland RC
  • 90 Tyler Pelland
  • 91 Matt Van Der Bosch
  • 92 Andy Santana RC*
  • 93 Eric Nielsen RC*
  • 94 Brendan Ryan RC
  • 95 Ian Kinsler RC
  • 96 Matt Kemp RC
  • 97 Stephen Drew RC
  • 98 Peeter Ramos
  • 99 Chris Seddon RC
  • 100 Chuck James RC

Autographed First Year Players

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Each Autographed First Year Player card is serial-numbered to 974 copies.

  • 101 Travis Chick RC
  • 102 Justin Verlander RC
  • 103 Billy Butler RC
  • 104 Chris B. Young RC
  • 105 Jake Postlewait RC*
  • 106 C.J. Smith RC*
  • 107 Mike Rodriguez RC*
  • 108 Philip Humber RC
  • 109 Jeff Niemann RC
  • 110 Brian Miller RC*
  • 111 Chris Vines RC*
  • 112 Andy LaRoche RC
  • 113 Michael Bourn RC
  • 114 Wladimir Balentein
  • 115 Ismael Ramirez RC*
  • 116 Hayden Penn RC
  • 117 Pedro Lopez RC
  • 118 Shawn Bowman
  • 119 Chad Orvella RC
  • 120 Sean Tracey RC
  • 121 Bobby Livingston RC
  • 122 Michael Rogers RC*
  • 123 Willy Mota RC*
  • 124 Bran McCarthy
  • 125 Mike Morse RC
  • 126 Matt Lindstrom RC
  • 127 Brian Stavisky RC*
  • 128 Richie Gardner
  • 129 Scott Mitchinson RC*
  • 130 Billy McCarthy
  • 131 Brandon Sing RC*
  • 132 Matt Albers RC
  • 133 George Kottaras RC
  • 134 Luis Hernandez RC
  • 135 Hum Sanchez
  • 136 Buck Coats RC
  • 137 Jon Barratt
  • 138 Raul Tablado RC*
  • 139 Jake Mullinax
  • 140 Edgar Varela
  • 141 Ryan Garko
  • 142 Nate McLouth
  • 143 Shane Costa

Parallels

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All 143 base cards are available in the following parallels.

  • Green (base: serial-numbered to 899 copies; Autographed First Year Players: serial-numbered to 399 copies)
  • Blue (base: serial-numbered to 499 copies; Autographed First Year Players: serial-numbered to 299 copies)
  • Red (serial-numbered to 199 copies)
  • Silver (serial-numbered to 99 copies)
  • Gold (serial-numbered to 25 copies)
  • Black (one-of-one)
  • Printing Plates (set of four for each card)

Autographs

A-Rod Throwback Autograph

This Alex Rodriguez autographed card is done in the style of the 1994 Bowman's Best set and is serial-numbered to 100 copies.

  • AR Alex Rodriguez 100

Mirror Image Throwback Dual Autograph

This Alex Rodriguez/Cal Ripken, Jr. dual autographed card is done in the style of the 1994 Bowman's Best Mirror Image subset and is serial-numbered to 50 copies.

  • RR Alex Rodriguez / Cal Ripken, Jr. 50

Mirror Image Spokesmen Autograph

This Alex Rodriguez/Barry Bonds dual autographed card is also done in the style of the 1994 Bowman's Best Mirror Image subset and is serial-numbered to ten.

  • BR Barry Bonds / Alex Rodriguez 10

Shortstops Triple Autograph

This Triple Autograph is serial-numbered to 25 copies.

  • RRB Alex Rodriguez / Cal Ripken, Jr. / Matt Bush