The Bowman cards have evolved into a pretty standard design. A black border. Some sort of secondary color. A picture. Sticking to a design like that does one of two things. It makes the design feel safe, classic, comfortable. Or, it makes it boring. I think, in this case, I feel the latter.
I like this card. It’s a nice tight picture of Wake. The knuckleball grip is clearly shown. I can’t think of a picture that is more classic Tim Wakefield. The border gets out of the way. It has a style to it, that doesn’t go too far. The facsimile autograph isn’t splashed across the middle of the shot. It’s tucked at the bottom next to the position. The name is in gold foil, which is a little annoying when you’re flipping through a stack of them looking for someone. But, a name at the edge like that makes that a little easier.