1990-91 Bowman Hockey Cards
Part 1 of the ’90-91 Retrospective Series
Thirty years ago was the “Hockey Card Explosion,” when hockey cards skyrocketed in popularity as several new companies entered the market. In this multipart podcast series, Sal Barry and Tim Parish will take a look back at a different set from the 1990-91 season. First up, it is the 1990-91 Bowman Hockey set, which was quite possibly the worst set released that year — from its dark and uninspired photos, to the questionable player selection, to the “fancy stats” on the back that no one asked for. It’s one hour of hockey nostalgia goodness!
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1990-91 Bowman Hockey Checklist (Trading Card DB)
1990-91 Bowman Hockey Wrapper & Factory Set Box Pics (Trading Card DB)
1990-91 Bowman Hockey Error Cards (Puck Junk)
Every 1990-91 Hockey Card Set Ranked (Puck Junk)
1990-91 Bowman Hockey card images:
1990-91 Bowman #143 – Wayne Gretzky
1990-91 Bowman #143 – Wayne Gretzky (back)
1990-91 Bowman #143 – Wayne Gretzky “Tiffany” Version
1990-91 Bowman #143 – Wayne Gretzky “Tiffany” Version (back)
1990-91 Bowman #7 – Ed Belfour (Rookie Card)
1990-91 Bowman #204 – Mario Lemieux
1990-91 Bowman #24 – Brett Hull
1990-91 Bowman #50 – Patrick Roy
1990-91 Bowman #1 – Jeremy Roenick (Rookie Card)
1990-91 Bowman #259 – Chris Govedaris (Rookie Card)
1990-91 Bowman #181 – Clark Donatelli (Rookie Card)
Donatelli captained the 1992 U.S. Olympic Ice Hockey Team
1990-91 Bowman #6 – Denis Savard
This card uses a photo that is from the 1988-89 season
1990-91 Bowman #55 – Jim Sandlak
This card uses a photo from the latter half of the 1988-89 season, as evidenced by the “BABE” patch the Canucks wore to honor
Cecil “Babe” Dye.
1990-91 Bowman #32 – Rejean Lemelin
Lemelin looks like Mr. Wilson from “Dennis the Menace,” doesn’t he?
1990-91 Bowman #197 – Petr Klima
He looks like a scaled-down version of Andre the Giant
1990-91 Bowman #168 – Tony McKegney
He looks like he is trying to skate off of his own card!
1990-91 Bowman #46 – Petr Svoboda Error (pictures Chris Chelios)
1990-91 Bowman #215 – Brian Leetch Error (missing “L” in last name)
1990-91 Bowman Hat Tricks Inserts #2 – Mario Lemieux
1990-91 Bowman Hat Tricks Inserts #2 – Mario Lemieux (back)
1990-91 Bowman Hat Tricks Inserts #5 – Steve Yzerman
1990-91 Bowman Hockey Wrapper
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