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StainLss
11-12-2008, 12:07 AM
First off I would like to thank Topps for letting sportscardforum.com review their product!
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Before we get into the contents here is an over view of the product.


2008 Bowman Football

2008 BOWMAN FOOTBALL SHOWCASES TODAY’S BEST ROOKIES WITH NEW! ONE

BOWMAN CHROME ROOKIE AUTOGRAPHED AND BOWMAN RELIC CARD PER HOBBY

BOX AND 2 AUTOGRAPHED AND 1 RELIC CARD PER JUMBO BOX!
Info for hobby boxes only


The 2008 Bowman Football set contains
110 card veteran base set!
165 card rookie set!
Bowman Parallel Cards
1 PER PACK!
Red
A 1 of 1 version. HOBBY AND HTA EXCLUSIVE!
Orange
Numbered* to 250.
Blue
Numbered* to 500.
Gold
1 PER PACK!

1 Rookie Autographed Bowman Chrome card per box!
1 Bowman Relic card per box!
2008 Bowman Football also features the first 55 cards of the 2008 Bowman Chrome rookie set! 2 per

pack!

Bowman Chrome rookies are available in the following refractor parallels:
SUPER-FRACTOR: ALL ONE OF ONE! HOBBY AND HTA EXCLUSIVE!
RED: Numbered* to 5.
ORANGE: Numbered* to 25.
GOLD: Numbered* to 50.
BLUE: Numbered* to 150.
X-FRACTOR: Numbered* to 275.
REFRACTOR: Numbered* to 500.

The Bowman Chrome rookie set also features:
Bowman Chrome Rookie Green Parallel
Up to 55 Bowman Chrome Rookies with their autographs. Numbered* to 150. EXCLUSIVE TO

BOWMAN FOOTBALL!

Signs of the Future:
30 players from the 2008 NFL Rookie Class appear with their signature. BOWMAN CHROME TECHNOLOGY!

Signs of the Future Doubles:
10 players from above on dual autographed cards. Numbered* to 50. BOWMAN CHROME TECHNOLOGY!

Available in a Gold Foil Version Numbered* to 10.

2008 Signature Series:
30 players from the 2008 NFL Rookie Class appear with their signature.

Relic Cards
1 PER HOBBY AND HTA BOX!
Fabric of the Future
Featuring jersey pieces from 20 Rookies.
Available in a Gold Foil Version Numbered* to 100.
Fabric of the Future Doubles
10 Rookies from above are paired together on 5 cards, each featuring 2 jersey pieces. Numbered* to 50.
Available in a Gold Foil Version Numbered* to 25.

Bowman Draft Day Selections Jersey
Showcasing jersey pieces worn by the same 6 Rookies.

Bowman Draft Day Selections Cap
15 cards from the 2008 NFL Draft Day at Radio City featuring relics from the first six Draft Picks: #1 Jake

Long, # 2 Chris Long, #3 Matt Ryan, #4 Darren McFadden Peterson, #5 Glen Dorsey and #6 Vernon

Gholston!
Featuring pieces of actual hats worn by each of the 6 Rookies on Draft Day.

Bowman Draft Day Selections Cap/Jersey Dual
Featuring relics from the Draft Day caps and jerseys of the 6 Draft Picks. Numbered* to 25.

Rookie Premiere
14 Rookies from the 2008 Rookie Premiere Photo Shoot with a relic piece.

Rookie Premiere Autographs
14 Rookies on cards with their signatures and relics.
Available in a Gold Foil Version Numbered* to 50.

One of the newest features to this years set are the Military Program cards. Featuring 15 military icons

featuring 15 military icons such as General Patton and Dwight Eisenhower. This sub set also contains NFL

Honor Roll Relics
PATCHES: 10 cards displaying “division patches” signifying branches of the armed forces.
MEDALS: 10 cards featuring authentic medals.
To round of the set with the Heroes of the Armed Forces Cut Signatures featuring 10 different Armed Forces heroes.





Now onto the what was pulled.
57.8% of the base set completed.
159 base and rookies, No duplicates!
48 bowman chrome rookies 83% completed
Including 1 refractor, and only two dupes.
24 cards13% of the gold parallel set was completed with no duplicates!

We also pulled 3 blue parallels from this box. /500 cards # 29, 141 and, 172.
In addition we pulled 2 orange parallels /250 cards # 98 and 164.

Now down the 2 hits of the box,
Our Autograph was cards# SF-JF0 justin Forsett
And our Relic card was FF-JS Jerome Simpson.

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This box was fun to open, and an awesome product for the low end collector. But even if you are a high end
collector I would recommend this product if you had the urge for a fun but cheap box. It's got a ton of
rookies and parallels and is definitely worth the money. However if you are looking to quickly resell the cards
for a profit, I would not recommend this product. If you want to hold onto the cards for a while and see how
the players do in the pros this is a great set. Set collectors will either love or hate this set. If you are going for
the set 1-175 card set, you can do it in probably 2 boxes. Which is good if you want to make the set cheap,
but bad if you looking for a big challenge. If you want a huge challenge with Bowman, Go for the master set
(all parallels rookies autos and jerseys), lots of cards at a cheap price would be a lot of fun.

The cards look good and the red and blue borders are kind of a staple in the bowman brand. Bowman is a
very simple in design but a great buy non the less. I love the player selection a lot! Bowman is great whether your looking for the hot rookies or the next undrafted star.

Base Set - 4.5
Fun - 4
Overall Design - 3.5
Value - 4
Rebuy - 4

20/25
80%

Thanks again Topps, for letting sportscardforum.com you review 2008 Bowman Football!!!

htwheelz01
11-12-2008, 12:12 AM
Nice job on the review.

TheTGB
11-12-2008, 12:36 AM
I like the looks of the cards this year, especially the Signs of the Future autograph set.

etmill01
11-12-2008, 12:37 AM
great review...Thanks Ed

molly1984
11-12-2008, 01:25 AM
The design of these reminds me of Bowman 04/05 basketball (or do all sports use the same design each year, I don't know). Nice review!

TurdFerguson
11-12-2008, 04:10 AM
Nice job on the review.

JKC
11-12-2008, 05:24 AM
Nice job on the break and review!

Thank you Topps for providing this for SCF to review!

Darin

garnett_21
11-12-2008, 04:39 PM
Nice break and review! Thanks Topps!

hagansp
11-12-2008, 06:23 PM
nice work the set kinda reminds me of the topps base set a few years ago

bagige
11-12-2008, 06:41 PM
nice job on the review but the box is kind of weak

spuds1961
11-13-2008, 01:01 PM
great review I like the look of this years cards definitely worth picking up a box.take care Steve

lavalav
11-17-2008, 02:55 AM
same old junk different year (in my opinion) signs of the future , some junk jerseys worn on draft day and #ed auto rookies that dont sell for nearly as close to as they should even though they are ridiculously rare

No1RiceGuy
11-19-2008, 02:20 PM
First and foremost, Nice review!! I have to agree (for the most part) with lavalav! Same ol' thing with Bowman. You pretty much have to look at the back of the cards to see what year it's from.

It would definitely be a BIG PLUS (in my opinion) for them to change there format after all these years!!!

Jeremy_Falcons
07-13-2009, 12:48 AM
Nice review. Bowman is always cool.