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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Year: 2005

Set: Topps (Rate)

Card: #617 Hector Luna

“ 2004 to 2014 Topps has to be the worst era for creativity in this hobby. Almost every year looks so similar (except 2007) and I was out of the hobby at the time so I still have a hard time distinguishing what year a card is from. ” -davidhandberry

“ I still like the 2005 design for Topps and Topps Chrome in any sport (and the Update version with the same design). There is nothing bad I can say about the front or back of this card. Nice borders and front info/logos, tons of info on the back and an easily readable card number on the back. Topps quickly went the wrong way in designs after this one. 2005 might be the last year of Topps base products for which I would say this about the design. ” -spazmatastic

“ Not too bad a card, there is a lot of dead space in the top... almost a reverse 1986 topps effect. ” -parsley24

“ Thought this was a Carlos Luna card at first. I like the 2005 Topps front design. The back I find too colorful but OK. ” -captkirk42

“ Yay! Cardinals! Hector Luna had a couple of moments of note, particularly hitting a home run in his first major league at bat after being claimed in the Rule 5 draft from Cleveland. He never really amounted to much more than a utility player, with 15 home runs and 96 RBIs and a .262 average in 339 career games. He was eventually traded mid-season from STL back to Cleveland for Ronnie Belliard, which did very little for either team as both players went elsewhere the following season and neither contributed much in their half season post-trade. ” -Brimose

“ Nice card. Alas, poor scan. ” -cjjt

“ It's ok, I think they tried to do too much. The team name and player name twice on the front, well, no es bueno. Picture is small compared to overall surface of the card. It isn't awful, but could have been better. ” -muskie027

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020 9:53 AM

Average card but unfortunately a less than average scan.


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Wednesday, January 15, 2020 10:18 AM

No McGwire cards??


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  1. Mark McGwire Complete Collection of playing year cards 
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Wednesday, January 15, 2020 2:09 PM

I actually have this one..  Wasnt a fan of the 05 design.


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