Monday, June 27, 2011

Tino Bowman Sterling Refractor

Todays posts are about Tino in honor of his Old Timer's Day homer.

One of the sets I missed while I wasn't collecting was Bowman Sterling. From the looks (and name) of it, it was a pretty high-end set. I'm not sure I would have been able to buy any of back in 2005 when this card came out, but luckily I picked it up this past winter on eBay for a few bucks. Other than wishing the relic was a jersey, the card is quite the looker. Nice design, and the shine of the refractor makes it one of the most eye catching cards in my Tino collection.


  1. Nice card. To your point, I sometimes think I shouldn't buy ANY cards until they are 3 or 4 years old. They almost always go down in cost.

  2. Almost every bowman sterling card is beautiful.

  3. Yes this set is very high end, UD Black or Topps Tribute comparable. One of my current "Holy Grail" cards is the Troy Tulowitzki black refractor from that set. It runs around $500-700, but I will have it one day.