Saturday, June 20, 2009

1989 Bowman Wax Pack Break

This pack is one of the ones that my dad had sent my way. Topps revived the Bowman name in 1989 after purchasing them in 1955. They are a mix of action shots and posed shots. The posers seem to be more abundant than their counterparts.
484 cards in the set, with a handful of rookies, including Ken Griffey Jr., Gary Sheffield and Steve Finley. But not in this pack.
There are some established players, such as Nolan Ryan, Cal Ripken Jr. and Wade Boggs. They weren't in this pack, either.
Probably the funnest card was a reproduction Gil Hodges sweepstakes card. Topps was giving away a complete set of 1953 color Bowman Baseball Cards, along with other individual cards from the late 1940s and early 1950s. Entries must be recieved by March 10, 1990.

In the words of Maxwell Smart, "Missed it by that much."

Cards pulled from this pack are:

10 - Randy Milligan
59 - Melido Perez
73 - Charles Nagy (rookie card)
123 - Kevin Seitzer
129 - Teddy Higuera
147 - Fred Toliver
167 - Dave Righetti
187 - Rick Honeycutt
327 - Alan Ashby (pictured above)
400 - Dickie Thon
435 - Tony Pena (pictured above)
465 - Kelly Downs

And a broken piece of gum.

1 comment:

  1. Ha, I used to collect Righetti when I was a kid. I remember opening Bowman... 20 years ago. God, I'm old.