Ripping Retail Retro: 1989 Bowman

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Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds as he rips into a box of 1989 Bowman in this latest Ripping Retail video.

What will he find? Watch and find out …


  1. Posted Friday September 21st, 2012 at 07:30 AM | Permalink

    I recently ripped a box of these as well, lots of fun. Though Nolan Ryan was ruined by gum.

  2. Kevin
    Posted Friday September 21st, 2012 at 08:02 AM | Permalink

    I always really liked that set. The bigger cards are a challenge to store but I think I have some extra 8 pocket pages laying around. I may need to hop on ebay and get a wax box.

    The Bowman Griffey rookie is one of his nicer looking cards.

  3. Jeff
    Posted Friday September 21st, 2012 at 02:52 PM | Permalink

    This has always been one of my all time favorite sets. I just think they are beautiful. I just wish they didnt have the signature on them. I am a ‘through the mail’ autograph collector and this would be absolutely perfect for that if they didnt have the pre-printed signature.

  4. Jeff B
    Posted Saturday September 22nd, 2012 at 12:27 AM | Permalink

    I thought they were great also, but the whole Topps Bigs in 1988+ and the ’89 Bowmans were a fail due to the larger card size. Really difficult due to the larger size. That said, one of the nicest 80’s sets out there with really great pictures (quite rare for Topps of that era).

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