I stopped in at my local today to see what was out and say hi, and although there was no f00'ball to be had today (Grrrr...) I got the answer to the "Is Bowman Platinum on time?" question.
Yep, it's back, and only slightly less unscannable than last year's edition! Pretty cards, though, big step forward. I picked up a couple of singles, just for the heck of it. This is a base card of poor Ichiro...
...and here's a prospect card of Chris Archer, who KILLED in the Cubs system last year before the Garza trade landed him in Tampa Bay's minor league system, but who seems to be having less luck this year. Ah well, he's only 22, and given that the Rays are loaded with pitchers, he'll probably end up on another team before he breaks through anyway.
I don't see myself building this set (in a shocking turn of events after I...didn't build last year's either), but I'll probably pick up a handful of cards from it.
Did any of you get some Platinum today? Are you planning on building the set? Have you figured out how to scan these cards or last years? Let's hear about it in the comments!