In the past two weeks I’ve posted two other breaks of 1990 Bowman. Since I bought three boxes, this will be the last one. After a preview, a break, and another break, what is left to say? Admittedly, there isn’t much, but this box did yield a little surprise. As with the other boxes, this one (as part of the group) cost me $3.97 plus $3.00 shipping.
Normally I’m pretty good about keeping track of how many of each card I get from a box. This time, since it’s box #3 of 1990 Bowman, I got a little lazy.
The base cards of 1990 Bowman haven’t changed over the past two weeks, so there isn’t much point in showing a bunch of them again. One card did catch my eye. It was less about the card or the picture and more about the name…
333 Joey Belle
I wouldn’t have guessed that Albert Belle went by Joey at one time, but who am I to question 1990 Bowman? I looked it up on Baseball Reference. They know Albert goes by Joey. I guess I’m just not in the loop.
I promised a surprise, and here it is. The top of this box had a folded advertising poster. I’m not sure how common these things are. Maybe every box had one. All I know is that of my three boxes, only this last one had a poster. It is about 10 x 14. The ball point pen gives you a feel for the size. It’s nothing fancy, but it made the box a lot more interesting. The cards featured on the front are Rickey Henderson (left) and Will Clark (right).
The real purpose of this box was to see if I could get close to finishing the set. After two boxes I had 451 different cards in the 528-card set. Once this box was done, I had 513. Box #3 gave me just about as many new cards as box #2. It shouldn’t work that way, but that’s what happened. At just 15 cards shy of the full set, I’ll probably finish it off with a trip to Sportlots.