Thursday, November 13, 2014

I thought these would be so cool...

When I first saw the pictures of the Bowman Fire Die-Cuts I was pretty stoked.  The designers did such a nice job of making it look as though the card was so hot that it was melting.  I just had to have one in my hand!

Well, I found both of the Cubs at a relatively low price and pounced. 

Now that have these molten cards I'm just not as impressed as I thought I would be.  Maybe it's because the background seems so dark or because they don't catch the light and shine, but I'm a little underwhelmed. 

I think the pictures are actually better than what I see in-hand.  But, I think you can see what I mean about how dark they are in the background.  No?

At one point I thought the Fire Die-Cuts would be the one set I would chase from this year's collecting cast, but I've since punted that notion. 

Any thoughts?  Am I the only one out there who's a bit disappointed?  

Let me hear you either way.  Oh, and thanks for stopping by today!


  1. While I appreciate the return of die-cuts, these were a little underwhelming. I think I would have preferred to see the design used in a veteran-driven product. Something about the burning paper design just evokes the reality that many of the players in this set will be complete busts - flame out, if you will.

  2. I have a feeling you'd be more impressed if those were autographed.

  3. ZZ - I don't know if an autograph would help. Maybe they're too dark for an auto?

    Mark - That's an excellent point; another angle on the fire theme. It is quite possible that many of the prospects will "flame out." Possibly even one of the players featured in this post.

  4. I haven't seen them in person yet, but I love the photos. Curious to see one.

  5. I agree they are darker than they should be. The lettering on the bottom is dreadful. Completely unreadable, no matter the light and/or angle.

  6. They certainly look cool from the scans I've seen around the blogosphere, but I still haven't held one in-person yet.

  7. I liked them just because it was something different, but the darkness does take away from the card. Maybe something they can build on for next years release.

  8. These inserts are disappointing. More attractive when scanned. I have a few to pass on in upcoming mail-outs. Perhaps these will find appreciative homes! Other than an attractive base set, I was very unsatisfied with the two Club boxes I opened.