Quick Look: 1992 Bowman Foil Variations

25 Jan

Here’s a look at a handful of the variations that exist in the 1992 Bowman Foil subset. Each of the non “short-printed*” foil cards can be found with two different photo croppings, some more obvious than others, but all are affected by this variety.

Another batch of foils in 1992 Bowman are also affected by a variety in the bio data on back. Howard House, Matt Williams and Scott Cepicky can be found with spelling errors in their personal data on back:

*1992 Bowman Foil sheets included 2 sets of most players in the subset on each sheet, however some foil subset subjects only appear once per sheet, creating the “short-print” designation that was used in the catalogs for several years.


6 Responses to “Quick Look: 1992 Bowman Foil Variations”

  1. Stephen Padwe January 26, 2011 at 12:26 pm #

    It may be the scan of the card but I can’t see any difference in the bio data of the #581 Howard House card. Also, what is the difference on the #579 Matt Williams card. On my williams card I find an incomeplte t in throws: Right

    • junkwaxgems January 26, 2011 at 12:50 pm #

      RE: Howard House scan: The far right T in LEFT is only partially printed (right side copy).

      The same variation applies to Matt Williams, he comes with either an incomplete or complete T in “throws: right.”

      • ashersea February 10, 2022 at 3:52 pm #

        Come on now, I don’t see this as an error. It it was misspelled at “LEFF”, then you have something. This is just a result of mass produced low quality printing.

      • Dylan February 10, 2022 at 4:22 pm #

        Except that there aren’t varying degrees of it. Just these two exact versions printed en masse which means that one set of plates had the incomplete T

  2. steve whitzman April 3, 2011 at 6:09 am #

    Has any one seen a copy of #557 Tim Wallach with both the regular gold/bronze border around his portrait and

    a silver border


    • junkwaxgems April 3, 2011 at 10:48 am #

      Hi Steve,

      I have been aware of the 1994 Topps sheet varieties for a while, but have yet to see a compiled checklist of affected subjects. As for the Wallach 1992 Bowman silver foil variation, this is the first I have heard of it. Often times, a lack of pigment can cause gold foil to look silver, which is likely the case here. Either way, sounds like an interesting card.

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