When Topps put out their NPB Bowman set back in December, I was intrigued that one of the inserts was "Bowman In 3D". There really haven't been a lot of lenticular cards in Japan so I happily took advantage of an opportunity to pick one up on Ebay a little while ago. Imagine my surprise when I got the card and noticed something significant about it.
It wasn't lenticular. Or really 3D.
The card had the player's image superimposed over a set of rectangles that decrease in size to create the illusion of depth. I'm extremely underwhelmed by it. To be fair, Topps did inserts with the same name and design for their MLB Bowman set so I would have known what to expect if I'd paid any attention to MLB issues.
Of course, given what I've seen from Topps' NPB products, I shouldn't have been expecting too much. Anyway, here's the card I got - Hiroya Miyagi (#3DB-14):
I think the key rule now is "don't expect anything from Topps NPB stuff and you won't be disappointed."
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