Grand Cards: Tigers Gallery & Review: 2010 Bowman Platinum

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Tigers Gallery & Review: 2010 Bowman Platinum

Is that all there is? Is that all there is? If that's all there is my friend, then let's keep dancing...

Don't blink...

Base Set

#5 Miguel Cabrera

#28 Jay Sborz RC

#50 Brennan Boesch RC

#51 Justin Verlander

#79 Austin Jackson RC

Boom. And that's it. These five cards also have refractor (#/999) and Gold Refractor (#/539) parallels, both of which appear to look nicer than these rather dull, yet paradoxically too shiny, base versions.

While this set is in no way exciting to any Tigers collector--the checklist stinks, the set is too small, the cards are bland--in a way it is refreshing. For one, it is under control. There aren't a billion parallels or inserts or crazy things that frustrate me. That is good. It also strikes me as the type of set Upper Deck used to produce, and has been missing in the market place. A small mid-low end set that is a cheap break for mild amounts of fun.

Not for me though. PASS.