This year, it seemed almost impossible for Topps to do any wrong with their baseball line. From their flagship success, to the incredible popularity of Heritage, and even Finest… Topps has been landing nothing but knockout punches to its rival, Upper Deck.
In case you missed it, 2009 Bowman is now live on eBay. Aside from perhaps one of the most bland card designs ever given to Bowman, Topps has broken tradition and included sticker autographs on the rookie checklist. What is even worse is the huge white area for facsimile autographs in the base cards.
Topps, if there are sticker autographs in 2009 Bowman Chrome release, you just may end up losing ground in the prospect market to Donruss/Panini and even Razor Entertainment. Save your stickers for other products, all Bowman releases should be on-card.