Reed Kasaoka is the head buyer of the Sports Division at Dave & Adam's. His primary responsibility is traveling all over the country, buying private collections out of people’s closets, bedrooms, attics, basements, garages, and storage units, as well as complete inventories of show dealers, shop owners, autograph dealers, and distributors. Reed comes up with some amazing finds – rarely seen unopened boxes, quality graded cards, certified autographed memorabilia, and much more.
We have tagged all of his acquisitions as a Reed Buy so you’ll know where to look first for all of his deals. Almost every item is “one-of-a-kind” – so when you see something interesting, don’t hesitate, because there are likely many other collectors who are thinking the exact same thing!
36 Packs per Box, 10 Cards per Pack
Find (1) Autograph or Game-Used Memorabilia Card per box on average!!
Key Rookies: Stephen Drew, Jered Weaver, Ryan Zimmerman, Brian Bannister, Anthony Reyes, Tadahito Iguchi, Nelson Cruz, Miguel Montero, Drew Anderson, Mike Morse, D.J. Houlton, Adam Harben, Hayden Penn, Nick Masset, Matt Albers, Brandon McCarthy, Willy Mota, C.J. Henry, Beau Jones, Eli Iorg.
The '05 Updates & Highlights set consists of 330 cards numbered UH1-UH330. Look for 110 First-Year cards featuring 20 of the top picks from the 2005 Amateur Baseball Draft. As always, look for randonmly inserted All-Star Relics (increased insertion rates!), Hall of Fame Relics, Signature Moves Autographs, and Team Topps Blue Chips Autographs!!
PLEASE NOTE: REGULAR BOXES AND COMPLETE SETS ARE COMBINED IN THE SAME CASE!
330 BASE CARDS, NUMBERED UH1-UH330!
110 FIRST-YEAR CARDS, INCLUDING 20 OF THETOP 2005 DRAFT PICKS!
TOPPS EXCLUSIVE ALL-STAR RELIC PROGRAM!
COMPLETE SEASON RECAP ALLTHE WAY THROUGH THE WORLD SERIES!
BARRY BONDS HOME RUN HISTORY CONTINUED...#331-660!
BASE CARDS (330 cards) - 10 PER PACK!
85 Veterans; 20 Prospects; 90 First-Year Players; 5 Managers; 5 Season Highlights; 14 Postseason Highlights; 12 League Leaders; 33 Sporting News All-Stars; 20 2005 MLB All-Stars; 8 MLB 2005 Home Run Derby Contenders; and 8 2005 Futures Game All-Stars!~;~
COMBINED INSERTION RATE: AUTOGRAPHED/RELIC CARDS - AT LEAST ONE PER BOX!
AUTOGRAPHED CARDS (18 subjects/34 cards)
Signature Moves Autographs (18) - 18 players signincluding Barry Bonds, Pedro Martinez and Tim Hudson!
Signature Moves Autographs Parallel (16)- hand #'d to 25! 16 Major League Players, DraftPicks, and Prospects, ncluding Randy Johnson and Tim Hudson, sign!
Team Topps Blue Chips Autographs (TBD) - The cream of the crop, players fromTeam Topps Blue Chips, sign cards!
RELIC CARDS (100 total cards)
Washington Nationals Inaugural Lineup Relics (9) - the 2005 Washington Nationals lineup is at bat with Relic cardsfeaturing Game-Used baseballs from their first game!
All-Star Stitches (50) - participants inthe 2005 All-Star Game appear with pieces from their workout jerseys!
Touch 'em All Relics (10) - 10 All-Star players appear with pieces from the bases used in the Midsummer Classic!
Midsummer Covers Relics (10) - Hobby Exclusive! - 10 chosen pros appear with pieces from baseballs pitched, hit or thrown in the 2005 All-Star game!
~;~Derby Digs Relics (8) - 8 sluggers, including winner Bobby Abreu, appear with jersey pieces from gear they wore during the 2005 Home Run Derby!
Legendary Sacks Relics (10) 10 cards featuringbases used in the 2005 Legends-Celebrity All-StarGame!
Hall of Fame Relics (2) - 2005 Hall ofFame inductees Ryne Sandberg and Wade Boggs are honored with pieces of their Game-Used bats or jerseys!
Hall of Fame Dual Relic (2 subj/1 card)- 2 relics per card! - This year's Hall of Fame inductees Ryne Sandberg and Wade Boggs make an appearance together with pieces of their Game-Used bats or jerseys!
PARALLEL CARDS (660 cardvariations)
Gold-Bordered Parallel (330)- seq #'d
Blue-Bordered Parallel (330) - each is a 1 of 1!
PRINTING PLATES (1320 plates) - EVERY CARD IN THE BASE SET!
1 of 1 Printing Plates (1320 plates) - each is a 1 of1! 4 plates per player!
INSERT CARDS (340 total subjects)
Barry Bonds Home Run History (330) -Inserted 1:4 packs! A continuation from Topps Series 2, a highlight of Barry Bonds' Home Runs #331 through 660!
Washington Nationals Inaugural Lineup (10) - Introducing the 9-player starting lineup of the 2005 Washington Nationals plus one Team Card!
CHECKLIST - INSERTED 1:4 PACKS!