I'm not sure I like the photo editing to make the player stand out from the background. Seems unnecessary to me.
And the prospect border design, as seen on this State & Hometown parallel, I'm not sure about either. With the way it curves in at the bottom I feel like there's just too much empty space around the edges. Maybe I'll like it more after I bust the box.
Joe Wendle is henceforth known as "Bird Man" (see photo above).
One thing that is different about Bowman this year is that the prospect chromes have a silver border rather than white which makes it look like it's supposed to be a parallel. I wonder if Bowman Chrome will be the same way. Also I just realized there aren't any gold parallels that previously were one per pack. They''re now a #'d parallel that looks to be a tough pull.
I wasn't expecting to pull any autos but I certainly don't mind! And a Braves prospect at that! Seeded 1:38 packs, or about 1:13 rack packs, this wasn't a bad pull for my first retail Bowman purchase of the year. Also, good job there Topps in putting the sticker on slightly slanted...
Despite my uncertainties about the design I think I will like this set, as I usually do like Bowman, and I am looking forward to busting the box when it arrives.