Updated November 08, 2005Ive always been a big fan of Reflections. Whether it was baseball or football, the product always struck me the right way.
And, this years Upper Deck NFL Reflections is certainly no different.
Jam packed with high-end game-used memorabilia and autographs, coupled with the super-strong and very extensive serial-numbered rookie card checklist, Upper Deck has carved quite a niche in the football card rookie arena thanks, in huge part, to Reflections.
As a new twist this year, Reflections has randomly inserted hot packs which may contain anything from all serial-numbered rookie cards to all autographs. We were lucky enough to pull a hot-pack containing all serial-numbered rookie cards. The only rookie card of note was a Heath Miller, but we were very happy to have bucked the odds on this one!
In addition, we pulled a dual autograph of Heath Miller and Agle Crumpler serial-numbered to just 70 copies.
Our box also yielded three game-used memorabilia cards including game-jerseys of Byron Leftwich and Eli Manning, as well as a dual game-jersey card of Donovan McNabb and Ronnie Brown, a Philadelphia Eagles fans delight.
We were very impressed with the base-card design, which is one of the best designs Upper Deck has released to date.
If youre looking for a quality high-end football product that will provide you with a big bang for your buck, 2005 Reflections football is that product. It was a thrill to open and even more fun to sort through.
Heres what you might find in a hobby box of 2005 Upper Deck Reflections football:
100 Total Cards
200 Future Reflections #'d to 899 or less
Regular Player Parallel - each set #'d to 99, 75, 50, 25 1 Rookie
Reflections Parallel- each set #'d to 99, 75, 50, 25 and 1
Fabric Reflections Parallel - #'d to 25
Signature Reflections Parallel - #'d to 15
Signature Reflections Parallel - #'d to 89 (found in hot packs only)
Cut from the Same Cloth Parallel - #'d to 50
Cut from the Same Cloth Autograph Parallel - #'d to 10
Dual Signature Reflections Parallel - #'d to 1
Rookie Exclusives Autograph Parallel - #'d to 1
Reflections Super Swatch Signature Parallel - #'d to 10
Jersey Cards - 3 per box on average
Fabric Reflections (1:12)
Rookie Fabric Reflections (1:12)
Fabric Reflections Patch - #'d to 30
Cut from the Same Cloth (1:12)
Reflections Super Swatch - #'d to 40
Signature Cards - 1 per box on average
Signature Reflections (1:12)
Dual Signature Reflections - #'d to 70
Rookie Exclusives Autograph -#'d to 100