2005 Baseball Cards
2005 saw the Chicago White Sox lock down their first title in nearly 90 years and the Montreal Expos become the Washington Nationals. It was also another good year for baseball card collectors, as a strong rookie class fell into place. In addition, baseball collectors were treated to the first Superfractors, which came in 2005 Bowman Chrome Baseball. These one-of-one parallel Refractor cards were a hot commodity from day one and continue to be viewed as one of the top cards that can be obtained for any player.
The baseball sets in 2005 showcase one of the stronger rookie classes of the decade, with products that include rookie cards for Justin Verlander, Ryan Braun, Matt Kemp, Andrew McCutchen, and Prince Fielder.
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Justin Verlander and Matt Kemp autographs highlight the deep 2005 Bowman Chrome Baseball rookie checklist. The set also introduced the hobby to Bowman Chrome Superfractors, which have become the top rookie one-of-one cards.
2005 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects is one of the most loaded sets in the modern hobby. Mixing Bowman and Bowman Chrome, key rookie cards include Ryan Braun, Jacob Ellsbury, Jered Weaver and Ricky Romero.
2005 Topps Baseball is a straight-forward release featuring a somewhat simple design and lots of inserts. Key rookie cards include Justin Verlander and Ian Kinsler.
2005 Topps Turkey Red Baseball hit at a time when modern retro-themed sets were hitting their stride. Featuring variations, short prints, autographs and parallels, in many ways, it helped establish the format perfected by Topps Allen & Ginter.
2005 Topps Updates and Highlights has a loaded checklist that includes rookie cards of Ryan Braun, Matt Kemp, Andrew McCutchen and Jered Weaver. Hobby boxes promise a relic, most of which are focused on the All-Star Game.