One set that really struck a cord with me was Upper Deck Reflections. This set had just about everything I looked for in cards at the time. Plenty of Pirate options, cool patches and big name autos! This was the set I scored my first dual auto and one of my biggest scores in a box ever (Derek Jeter auto).
Fast forward to present day. I'm much more focused with my collecting. No longer do I open every product under the sun and hoard every big name card that I can. While I've narrowed my focus I still tend to go back to sets that I liked from my box busting days.
2005 Upper Deck Reflections Jason Bay/Bobby Crosby Dual Patch/99
Remember Bobby Crosby! Finding new Bay's is pretty hard these days. I'm to the point where I'm only adding a handful a year. Needless to say when this beauty popped up I was all in. Fortunately buying Bay cards these days is very easy on the wallet. High end releases still regularly go for under $10. Such was the case with this dual patch. A nice addition from one of my favorite mid 2000's sets.
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