Saturday 3 April 2021

Hanger Boxes of Long Ago


I bought this sometime in the fall of 2020, but never got around to posting the content within. 

First card out - Mike Sop of Atla. Yeah, this design isn't doing a thing for me. You shouldn't have to turn the card over to see who the player is.
The box was grouped together by veteran content, followed by the parallels, and then the prospects. Here's the base.

Here's the first parallels, a pair of ices. Can't go wrong with one of the product's cover boys, along with a high draft pick who made his rookie debut last year.
I guess this is as good a time as any to show the card backs. Those might be among the tiniest card numbers I've seen.
Numbered parallel #1.

Numbered parallel #2.
The prospect portion just switches the position of the name and the team. Having to turn the card over to read the player's name seems even worse for prospects, especially for a retail based set.
And the remainder of the prospects. With 5 cards out of the 22 featuring Padres, perhaps this hanger box should have ended up in southern California instead of southern Ontario.

There you have it!


  1. Nice that you were able to get a box. Bowman's not my thing generally but you take what you can get!

  2. Well, the Tatis is a good get at least.

  3. I always feel Bowman products are underwhelming. These are ugly cards.

  4. I've never minded the Bowman Platinum design most years. A little too much to pay for cards but they're a little snazzy.

  5. The design isn't exciting that's for sure. The parallels bring them to life a bit. Good post.