Bowman 2011 hit the shelves of a local Walmart today, and of course, I had no control and bought a couple of rack packs. Although I'm not especially hyped about Bowman this year, I was still somewhat pleased with myself for not loading up my basket with blaster boxes. Bowman 2010 was one of the products that pulled me back heavy into the hobby last year when I happened to hit some Strasburgs, so perhaps if I repeat my luck with Bryce Harper, I'll be back for more. Here are the highlights:
Overall, I actually like the design of the base card pretty well. It's pretty clean and the silver type is nice looking. The 1st Bowman cards don't do much for me, but maybe they'll grow on me later. I'm going to bet I can buy a full base set cheap on eBay at some point soon, so I think I'm done with the wax. I'd rather buy Gypsy Queen or even some of the $14.99 value packs I suppose until Topps Series 2 comes out.