Grand Cards: Your Wish Is My Command

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Your Wish Is My Command

2010 Bowman is live and everybody seems to be fawning over things like $1000 Stephen Strasburg cards with no picture. Which is all well and good, I guess, but I'm just happy to have my wishes granted so quickly. Tigers rookies Austin Jackson and Scott Sizemore have, for the first time, official major league rookie cards and, as importantly, official autographed major league rookie cards. And they're shiny!

2010 Bowman #198 Austin Jackson Chrome Refractor RC Auto (#/500)

2010 Bowman #199 Scott Sizemore Chrome Refractor RC Auto (#/500)

As you very well may know, I choose to show refractors whenever I can, because refractors are just the coolest thing and they tend to scan better, which makes available pictures of refractor cards much nicer.

Now that the Bowman cards are out in the wild, I will put together a gallery, to go with the Pro Debut and Chicle galleries that I owe you (but which are pretty much done, I swear!). In the meantime, please continue salivating over shiny on-card autograph cards of the next great Tigers. Or, if you've got an extra $20,000 to spare, there's always more Strasburgs to go around.

Side note: How nice is Scott Sizemore's signature? He may have one of the nicest autographs going right now. Kind of puts Jackson to shame. It certainly embarrasses these guys.


  1. Wow, that auto of Austin's is way different than the Topps chrome, which can be seen here:

  2. Geez, no kidding. The perils of putting promo pictures out there using a signed contract for your sig. example? I'm going to need to do a little back of house work to see if I can figure out why the dramatic chance. I would LOVE to see Ajax's signature look like the Topps Chrome instead of a scribbled blog.