574 Steve Finley
33 Edgar Martinez - It's rare that the game's all-time great DH is shown holding a glove. I adore the history of the game, but if there's one reason to support the designated hitter, it's Edgar.
|1992 Bowman Baseball 33 Edgar Martinez|
255 Ramon Martinez - Back in the day, he was one of the most exciting pitchers to watch. Within a couple of years, though, his brother Pedro would steal his thunder.
|1992 Bowman Baseball 255 Ramon Martinez|
|1992 Bowman Baseball 82 Pedro Martinez|
200 Jeff Bagwell - Another excellent second-year card. So do Pedro and Bags get the Hall call in a few years? Let the debate ensue.
|1992 Bowman Baseball 200 Jeff Bagwell|
324 Dave Righetti
532 Manny Ramirez - Anyone heard of this guy, because I just got his rookie card. His glare makes him look a little intimidating though. But, he is standing in front of either a church or some preppy school that was built following a massive brick backlog to look like a church. Prognosis: I think this guy'll do okay.
|1992 Bowman Baseball 532 Manny Ramirez|
630 Lou Whitake
96 Donovan "Quit Calling Me Super Dave" Osbourne
518 John Doherty
44 Kim Batiste and a pair of brown Franklin batting gloves that didn't stay in fashion very long, even on the one team where it matched the uniforms.
|1992 Bowman Baseball 44 Kim Batiste|
Ah, when the rookie card was simple to understand and make sense of. You either scored like a Manny or you thought what could have been with a decent second-year pull like Bagwell and Pedro. This is what made Bowman relevant in the hobby again. No gimmicks, no short prints, just every rookie they could get. And some retrospectively ugly fashions.