2005 Finest

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2005 Finest is a 166-card set released by Topps in May, 2005. Cards #141-#156 make up an Autographed First-Year subset which is hand-numbered to either 970 or 375 copies. The final ten cards are of retired players.

In an effort to "add value" to the product, the number of Refractor parallels was greatly increased. Each six-pack mini box will yield four Refractors serial-numbered to 399 copies or less and one autograph. Each Hobby box has three mini boxes and an Alex Rodriguez "Finest Moments" insert serial-numbered to 190 copies packed as a box topper.

Each eight-box Hobby case guarantees either a one-of-one Refractor or Printing Plate, or an Alex Rodriguez autograph serial-numbered to thirteen copies.

Distribution

Three, six-pack mini boxes plus one A-Rod Moments box topper per box (MSRP: $40), five cards per pack. Eight boxes per case. Hobby only.

Reviews

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Hobby Odds per mini box
Base 166 - ?
short set 150 - ?
Autographed First-Year Players 16 varies 1:3
Refractor short set 150 399 one-per mini box
Refractor Autographed First-Year Players 16 399 1:5
Blue Refractor short set 150 299 one-per mini box
Blue Refractor Autographed First-Year Players 16 299 1:7
X-Fractor short set 150 250 one-per mini box
X-Fractor Autographed First-Year Players 16 250 1:8
Green Refractor short set 150 199 one-per mini box
Green Refractor Autographed First-Year Players 16 199 1:10
Blue X-Fractor short set 150 150 1:2
Blue X-Fractor Autographed First-Year Players 16 150 1:13
Black Reractor short set 150 99 1:2
Black Refractor Autographed First-Year Players 16 99 1:19
Green X-Fractor short set 150 50 1:2
Green X-Fractor Autographed First-Year Players 16 50 1:38
Gold Refractor short set 150 49 1:5
Gold Refractor Autographed First-Year Players 16 49 1:39
Black X-Fractor short set 150 25 1:8
Black X-Fractor Autographed First-Year Players 16 25 1:76
Gold X-Fractor short set 150 10 1:20
Gold X-Fractor Autographed First-Year Players 16 10 1:190
Framed White Refractor short set 150 one-of-one 1:202
Framed White Refractor Autographed First-Year Players 16 one-of-one 1:1914
Framed White X-Fractor short set 150 one-of-one 1:202
Framed White X-Fractor Autographed First-Year Players 16 one-of-one 1:1914
SuperFractor short set 150 one-of-one 1:202
SuperFractor Autographed First-Year Players 16 one-of-one 1:1914
Printing Plates short set 150 four for each 1:5
Printing Plates Autographed First Year Players 16 four for each 1:478
A-Rod Moments 49 190 one-per-box*
Autograph Refractors 15 - varies
Autograph X-Fractors 15 25 1:81
Autograph SuperFractors 15 one-of-one 1:2051
Autograph Printing Plates 15 four for each 1:513
A-Rod Moments Autographs 49 13 1:15/boxes*
Moments Autographs Gold Refractor 2 50 1:305
Two of a Kind Autograph 1 13 1:9568

Checklist

Base Set

1 Alexis Rios

2 Hank Blalock

3 Bobby Abreu

4 Curt Schilling

5 Albert Pujols

6 Aaron Rowand

7 B.J. Upton

8 Andruw Jones

9 Jeff Francis

10 Sammy Sosa

11 Aramis Ramirez

12 Carl Pavano

13 Bartolo Colon

14 Greg Maddux

15 Scott Kazmir

16 Melvin Mora

17 Brandon Backe

18 Bobby Crosby

19 Carlos Lee

20 Carl Crawford

21 Brian Giles

22 Jeff Bagwell

23 J.D. Drew

24 C.C. Sabathia

25 Alfonso Soriano

26 Chipper Jones

27 Austin Kearns

28 Carlos Delgado

29 Jack Wilson

30 Dmitri Young

31 Carlos Guillen

32 Jim Thome

33 Eric Chavez

34 Jason Schmidt

35 Brad Radke

36 Frank Thomas

37 Darin Erstad

38 Javier Vazquez

39 Garret Anderson

40 David Ortiz

41 Javy Lopez

42 Geoff Jenkins

43 Jose Vidro

44 Aubrey Huff

45 Bernie Williams

46 Dontrelle Willis

47 Jim Edmonds

48 Ivan Rodriguez

49 Gary Sheffield

50 Alex Rodriguez

51 John Buck

52 Andy Pettitte

53 Ichiro

54 Johnny Estrada

55 Jake Peavy

56 Carlos Zambrano

57 Jose Reyes

58 Bret Boone

59 Jason Bay

60 David Wright

61 Jeromy Burnitz

62 Corey Patterson

63 Juan Pierre

64 Zack Greinke

65 Mike Lowell

66 Ken Griffey, Jr.

67 Marcus Giles

68 Edgar Renteria

69 Ken Harvey

70 Pedro Martinez

71 Johnny Damon

72 Lyle Overbay

73 Mike Maroth

74 Jorge Posada

75 Carlos Beltran

76 Mark Buehrle

77 Khalil Greene

78 Josh Beckett

79 Mark Loretta

80 Rafael Palmeiro

81 Justin Morneau

82 Rocco Baldelli

83 Ben Sheets

84 Kerry Wood

85 Miguel Tejada

86 Magglio Ordonez

87 Livan Hernandez

88 Kazuo Matsui

89 Manny Ramirez

90 Hideki Matsui

91 Jeff Kent

92 Matt Lawton

93 Richie Sexson

94 Mike Mussina

95 Adam Dunn

96 Johan Santana

97 Nomar Garciaparra

98 Michael Young

99 Victor Martinez

100 Barry Bonds

101 Oliver Perez

102 Randy Johnson

103 Mark Mulder

104 Pat Burrell

105 Mike Sweeney

106 Mark Teixeira

107 Paul Lo Duca

108 Jon Lieber

109 Mike Piazza

110 Roger Clemens

111 Rafael Furcal

112 Troy Glaus

113 Miguel Cabrera

114 Randy Wolf

115 Lance Berkman

116 Mark Prior

117 Rich Harden

118 Preston Wilson

119 Roy Oswalt

120 Luis Gonzalez

121 Ronnie Belliard

122 Sean Casey

123 Barry Zito

124 Larry Walker

125 Derek Jeter

126 Tim Hudson

127 Tom Glavine

128 Scott Rolen

129 Torii Hunter

130 Paul Konerko

131 Shawn Green

132 Travis Hafner

133 Vernon Wells

134 Sidney Ponson

135 Vladimir Guerrero

136 Mark Kotsay

137 Todd Helton

138 Adrian Beltre

139 Wily Mo Pena

140 Joe Mauer


Autographed First-Year Players

Each Autographed First-Year Player card is hand-numbered to the either 375 or 970 copies. The specific odds of finding one are as follows.

  • 375: 1:41/mini boxes
  • 970: 1:3/mini boxes

141 Brian Stavisky AU RC 970

142 Nate McLouth AU RC 970

143 Glen Perkins AU RC 375

144 Chip Cannon AU RC* 970

145 Shane Costa AU RC 970

146 Wes Swackhamer AU RC* 970

147 Kevin Melillo AU RC 970

148 Billy Butler AU RC 970

149 Landon Powell AU RC 970

150 Scott Mathieson AU RC 970

151 Chris Roberson AU RC 970

152 Chad Orvella AU RC 375

153 Eric Nielsen AU RC* 970

154 Matt Campbell AU RC* 970

155 Mike Rogers AU RC* 970

156 Melky Cabrera AU RC 970


Retired Players

NOTE: None of the Retired Players are short-printed.

157 Nolan Ryan

158 Bo Jackson

159 Wade Boggs

160 Andre Dawson

161 Dave Winfield

162 Reggie Jackson

163 David Justice

164 Dale Murphy

165 Paul O'Neill

166 Tom Seaver


Parallels

All 166 base cards (including the Autographed First-Year Players) are available in the following Refractor parallels.

  • Refractor (serial-numbered to 399 copies)
  • Blue Refractor (serial-numbered to 299 copies)
  • X-Fractor (serial-numbered to 250 copies)
  • Green Refractor (serial-numbered to 199 copies)
  • Blue X-Fractor (serial-numbered to 150 copies)
  • Black Refractor (serial-numbered to 99 copies)
  • Green X-Fractor (serial-numbered to 50 copies)
  • Gold Refractor (serial-numbered to 49 copies)
  • Black X-Fractor (serial-numbered to 25 copies)
  • Gold X-Fractor (serial-numbered to ten)
  • Framed White Refractor (one-of-one)
  • Framed White X-Fractor (one-of-one)
  • SuperFractor (one-of-one)
  • Printing Plates (set of four for each card)

Inserts

A-Rod Moments

Packed as a box topper, each Hobby box contains one A-Rod Moments insert serial-numbered to 190 copies. There are 49 cards in this set and all are of Alex Rodriguez, for brevity's sake, it would be pointless to list all in a checklist.

Autographs & Game-Used

Autograph Refractors

Each Autograph Refractor is also available in the following parallels.

  • X-Fractors (serial-numbered to 25 copies)
  • SuperFractors (one-of-one)
  • Printing Plates (set of four for each card)

The specific odds of finding an Autograph Refractor are as follows:

  • Group A: 1:435/mini boxes
  • Group B: 1:13/mini boxes
  • Group C: 1:32/mini boxes
  • Group D: 1:15/mini boxes

NOTES:

  • Card #BB is limited, but not serial-numbered, to 70 copies.
  • Card #CB packed out as a redemption which expired April 30th, 2007.

AS Alfonso Soriano

BB Barry Bonds

CB Carlos Beltran EXCH

DO David Ortiz

DW David Wright

EC Eric Chavez

EG Eric Gagne

GS Gary Sheffield

JB Jason Bay

JE Johnny Estrada

JS Johan Santana

JST Jacob Stevens

KM Kevin Millar

MB Milton Bradley

MR Mariano Rivera


A-Rod Moments Autographs

All 49 A-Rod Moments inserts are available in an autographed parallel, with each autograph serial-numbered to thirteen copies.

Moments Autograph Gold Refractors

Each Moments Autographs Gold Refractor is limited to 50 copies.

NOTE: While the Pedro Martinez card is serial-numbered, the Curt Schilling is not. The Schilling is limited to 50 copies.

CS Curt Schilling (not serial-numbered) 50

PM Pedro Martinez 50


Two of a Kind Autograph

This Dual Autograph is serial-numbered to thirteen copies.

RB Alex Rodriguez / Ernie Banks 13


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