09-10 Bowman '48 NBA
24 packs - 8 cards per pack
'3 Autographs in Every Box!'
No check list or sell sheet on the Topps website at the time of this writing.
I received the following:
One complete set 1-100 plus 64 duplicates
Base cards are printed on off white stiff stock. The front features the player in his NBA uni - some are action shots and some are posed. The reverse has personal stats - no pro stats. Also on the reverse is an overview of the player's career whether in college or the pros - plus a feature called 'Bowman Facts' in red.
This particular card.... don't know if the same thing happened in the 48 set or not...
I also could not determine if there are other cards like these 2 - same picture - different backs...
Blue Numbered parallels // White numbered parallels
17 base blues - numbered to 1948
5 base SP's (101+)
3 white SP's (101+) numbered to 2009
Bowman '48 should be a very good issue for the basketball fans. I received a complete set of the base cards 1-100 in this box. The base set includes a number of retired players along with many of the current stars of the NBA.
The player collector will be able to chase both the base as well as the blue parallel of their favorite player - probably with good success.
The autos - all sticker with blue Sharpee - are designed for stickers. If we have to have stickers - then Topps did a good job of designing the card for the sticker.
The '48 theme.... personal preference... I prefer a sharper photo and an action shot of the player.... but hey, that's just me.
I also don't know if there are other examples of the same front / different back in the set. I know that Topps likes to replicate the anomalies in the original set when they do a current replication.
Overall grade - B++ lots 'o dupes - not enough SP's (101+)
Go buy a box and send the Orlando Magic autos to me!!
*** IF you want the opportunity to receive the base set of 100 cards, give me a reason in 25 words or less. ***