#19: 2004-05 Topps Total
Why I like it: It's size. At 440 cards, it covers most of the players in the league. Even better, it also includes coaches and was the first set in NBA history to include assistant coaches and mascots! The 2005-06 Topps Total set is the only other set to do so, but the design of the 2004-05 set is much better.
Set size/Completion: 440 cards/I have 332 of them, 75.5% according to the Database.
The back of the card is a bit of a letdown.
The set featured a silver bordered parallel, a handful of rather generic inserts and printing plates, one of which I pulled from my box when the set was new. (Richard Jefferson - black)
Not all of the photos chosen were action shots, which, being a late season release, was a little bit of a letdown:
- 20. 2002-03 Topps 10
- 19. 2004-05 Topps Total