One would be wrong, since the first Bowman release was in 1948, which is 69 years ago. And this isn't the 70th Bowman set, since the brand was gone from 1956 to 1988. So why 70? Who knows?
This is the Kris Bryant 1948 card. Bowman was a minimalist back then.
Look at how the design went crazy in 1951 by adding the name!
And then there are these beauties from 1992, which mimic...
...these. You don't suppose these guys got razzed by teammates because of these cards?
Here's the final Cubs inserts. Question... Since Bowman is a prospects set, and all three of the guys have a Bowman 2017 prospect card, isn't it a little redundant to have an insert set called Talent Pipeline? Isn't the 150 card prospect set the talent pipeline?