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1989 Bowman Tiffany

Print Run: 6,000

Bowman's first official high end set was launched in 1989 and later became known as “Tiffany” cards by collectors.  It was available to hobby dealers in cases of 6 sets in each case.  Each set consists of 484 cards, each measuring 2-1/2" by 3-3/4”.  The larger size card is a turn-off for many collectors.

The set box design features the Bowman name on logo on a white and green colored box.  Each set was individual stamped on the bottom and came sealed, wrapped in cellophane. It is believed that just over 6,000 sets were printed.

1989 Bowman Tiffany -vs- Base Cards

The Tiffany cards differentiated from the originals by being printed on white cardstock with a high-gloss coating.  Many sellers on eBay and other sites, will list their regular cards as Tiffany cards.  The easiest way to determine a Tiffany card from a regular issued base card is to look at the back of the card.  The Tiffany card backs will have a clean white background, while the regular issued cards will and appear to be gray.  It is also important to note that many sellers will attempt to brighten the regular cards to give the appearance of a white background.   With current printing technology some sellers have now created their own fake reprint Tiffany cards, which can make it impossible to tell the difference between a real Tiffany card and fake by simply looking at the back.  Therefore, once you have the card in hand you will want to check the thickness and gloss of the card by comparing it with another Tiffany card of the same year. 

1989 Bowman Tiffany Key Rookie Cards

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#142 Gary Sheffield 

#220 Ken Griffey Jr

#266 John Smoltz

1989 Bowman Tiffany Set Registry

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