Tuesday, July 1, 2008

First Look: 2008 Bowman Football

Personally, I think Bowman is a worthless product because no one wants the plain base cards. Chrome is where its at, and this product is just a filler until we get that. Hopefully they get the point in coming years, but whatever. Here are the designs, and as you can see, the RC autographs are green. According to the sell sheet they are an exclusive hobby parallel, but honestly, I couldnt care less. The only team this design works for is the Panthers, so Jonathan Stewart fans should be happy. On a happy note, I am glad they are using the kick ass design from Baseball for this set.

Other notes for the sell sheet indicate that there will be SOTF autos as box toppers and of course the typical Bowman parallels. However, if this set is anything like last year, the true Chrome RCs wont be released until the second take. So, no cookie for you.

Im still holding out hope that Bowman Chrome will rock as much as it did for the Baseball guys, as those cards are still the best ones in a long, long time.


  1. 2 questions.

    1. Why does nobody want the base cards?

    2. Does nobody want them for all of the sports or is that just a football observation?

  2. 1. because the chrome ones come out a month later.

    2. base cards suck - at least I dont like them, but in general this is a set collectors set. But again, the reference was in terms of chrome vs. non-chrome. Ill take the chrome.

  3. Base cards don't suck but if I had a choice, I'd take the chrome too.

  4. 1 - I like that design.
    2 - Go Panthers!

  5. Tony - The Football Card BlogJuly 1, 2008 at 6:22 PM

    Are they doing low numbered, carppy rookies of Bowman Chrome in Bowman again? That sucked last year. Especially trying to find refractors...only like 47 more to go!