Saturday, June 3, 2017

Wrappers Of Collecting Past:2002 Bowman Baseball

Let's go back to 2002. A year I must remember quite well as it was the year I met my wife. Those of you that are married know it's not good to forget important dates and years especially in the first year you were together.

Well, the one thing about my wife is that she likes to bust cardboard. She isn't one that collects, but loves to open and find the hits or my favorite players. So more than likely we busted some 2002 Bowman.
The wrapper does look familiar but as for what I may have gotten, it couldn't have been anything too big as I forgot about it. It's probably the only thing I forgot about in 2002.

However, it was a product loaded with a good rookie class with players like Joe Mauer and Fransico Liriano.

So I pass it on to you remember any good hits or pulls from 2002 Bowman? What was your favorite rookie/prospect card from the set? Let me know in comments!


  1. What's the Bowman $125 guarantee?

    1. For a stretch of time, you could mail in a coupon with a money order of $5 and reserve a set of that years Bowman by a certain deadline. Topps promised that the set would be worth at least that 3 years down the road. If it wasn't and you did the reserve, you would get the money back they guaranteed. At least that was my understanding when I researched it.

    2. *the coupon gave you the reservation right to sell Topps the set 3 years down the road. They promised the rookies and prospects would drive the value on the sets. I think this wrapper marked the last year of the promo