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Card of the Day: 1997 Bowman Chrome Promo Sheet

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 1, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

OK, so technically this is a promo sheet and not a card. Sue me. Mario over at Wax Heaven got me thinking the other day about the popularity of Bowman Chrome — a topic that I’m sure has been covered ad nauseum throughout the blogosphere — but I figured this would give me an opportunity to drag out the original promo sheet for the inaugural product and add my two cents. Continue reading

Card of the Day: 2001 Bowman Chrome Miguel Cabrera

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 25, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

The increasing popularity in Bowman Chrome products has created a stir among some collectors who are now not only looking for a player’s rookie card, but also their first Bowman Chrome card. It’s really an interesting phenomenon. The emphasis in recent years has been greatly on rookie cards, but as is the case with some budding stars, their first Bowman Chrome card — even if it was released a year later — has caught fire, the most recent example being Chase Utley. His 2002 Bowman Chrome card has hit double digits, and in some cases has surpassed or matched the going rate of his actual rookie cards that were produced a full year earlier. But while this trend has become even more popular with chrome cards produced in recent years, there is one first Bowman Chrome card that likely will not ride this wave: 2001 Bowman Chrome Miguel Cabrera.

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