I couldn't believe it when I found out that Edgar was the same guy that played Private Pyle in Full Metal Jacket!
You might be on to something there...Yeah, Edgar seems to be everywhere. My theory is Pujols can only play 1B, so the times back in the day where he played 3B or LF was probably just Edgar in disguise. .... but this also is based on my theory that MIB is secretly a documentary and that parasites crawl into big boys and run around. I'll admit my proof is anecdotal at best, but the increase in uglies around here is making me build a bomb shelter.
Right, I think I mentioned somewhere that I do miss the other non Topps brands....and UD sets were particularly nice in 2005. I do agree with you too, the 2006 UD base set is nicer than the 2005. I generally didn't like the base sets any year really, but I kinda dig 2006. As far as what was a personal peak year, 2005 would be for me, but then again, I am very biased because of my Wright collection. I'm not to familiar with the earlier offerings, except for the very early 2000's and 90's when McGwire was in many of the releases, but there weren't nearly as many products then either.Always loved 2005 Artifacts. I felt like 2005 was the peak year of Upper Deck for me, I really liked Artifacts, Reflections, and Ultimate Signature. Although I didn't really like the 2005 UD base set, I much preferred 2006.
That certainly is a lot of fishy things going on there. Kurt Suzuki in a set he shouldn't have been in. Only having a /300 and /100 g/u version for Wright, despite what I have here. Weird!! I have no idea, but thanks for the little bit of additional info! Maybe I can start a thread about these specifically and see if anyone knows who might not check my postings here.The "2005 Fleer Something?" cards are listed by Beckett as "2005 Fleer Authentic Player Autographs." Kurt Suzuki is in the set so I recognized the design. Absolutely no idea what packs they were inserted in, I can't seem to find a match on baseballcardpedia. It's always been kind of mysterious for me since Fleer shouldn't have been able to produce a 2005 Kurt Suzuki card - he hadn't yet debuted in the majors and the one year where Donruss/Fleer/UD had the exemption to include minor leaguers in one set was 2004.
Oh and Beckett only lists a /300 auto version and /100 auto/GU version for Wright so even more mystery. There's only a /300 version listed for Suzuki and I believe that's what I have, don't know if they made a wide variety like with your Wrights.