Thursday, December 12, 2019

CARDBOARD REVIEW:2019 Bowman Draft Baseball

Prospecting can both be rewarding and frustrating. Many collectors enjoy doing the sport of prospecting by collecting all of one player, some do a few, they are banking their life savings on while other collectors remember the name Brien Taylor.

No matter where you sit on that fence, it's always fun to bust a box of Bowman at least no matter which version of it there is.

Bowman Draft is what the title says, a rookie heavy product that is driven towards the prospectors but it doesn't mean team collectors don't want to dive in as well.

For me, Just like to make sure I have one rookie or prospect of every player. It's nothing I bank on, as I have pointed out before I don't prospect much, but it's simply just something fun to have.

I haven't had much success in the past with Bowman Draft, let's see if my luck changes today.

In every HOBBY box of 2019 Bowman Draft there is 12 packs of 32 cards. There is a ton of cards per box. Each box comes with 3 autographs. Other versions come with more/less autographs per. Boxes are running hot at $225 each.

There is both paper and chrome base in the set with most of the top prospects/rookies. There is 200 cards in the base paper set

and also 200 in the chrome set as well.

There is the following paper base parallels,
Sky Blue /499, Purple /250, Blue /150, Green /99, Gold /50, Orange /25, Red /5, Black 1/1, and Printing Plates 1/1.

 Sky Blue

Chrome base has the following parallels,
Refractor, Sky Blue, Purple /250, Sparkles, Blue /150, Green /99, Gold /50, Orange /25, Red /5, SuperFractor 1/1, and Printing Plates 1/1.
These I guess are regular refractors despite their blue tint compared to regular. But I believe Sky Blue is numbered.

Base refractors you will find at least two per pack.

 Sparkles....very sparkly.

And not one numbered chrome parallel. Odd, but oh well.

Most inserts have the following parallells
Atomic /150, Orange /25, Red /5, and SuperFractor 1/1.
Franchise Futures has 10 cards to collect

 Draft Progression Trios has 14 cards to collect

 Draft PIck Breakdown has 10 cards to collect

Bowman 30th Anniversary has 10 cards to collect as well.

My hits weren't the best, but once again, these guys are young prospects so it's hard to tell now what they may be later on.
 Everyone knows I despise pulling pitchers, but his signature is solid.

 Another pitcher, this time a refractor parallel /499

And one hitter to "bank"on in Cameron Cannon. I like his signature as well.

  • 1989 Bowman 30th Anniversary Autographs
  • Class of 2019 Autographs Set
  • Draft Night Autographs
  • Draft Pick Breakdown Autographs
  • Franchise Futures Dual Autographs
  • Under Armour Game Autograph
Well, this is a prospecting product. I can't tell at the moment other than a few eBay lookups how good these guys will be down the road. I can tell you though if you like Bowman and all that Bowman has to offer, then this is the product for you.

I think overall the product looks nice and of course I am always into shiny things so that helps as well.

Price Point right now is ridiculous as you hope and pray to find a top prospect hidden in your box in order to cover that. But, if you do, I mean the money will be there. Collectors love the autographs that come from this product and this is a big one to try to land top cards out of.

Best suggestion would be to jump in on a box break with your favorite team.

I suggest Midwest Box Breaks who also sends all color and BASE. Not many breakers do that anymore\!

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  1. Please let me know if I can trade for that Tommy Henry--he's a Michigan guy!

  2. Although I'd wouldn't buy a hobby box of this stuff, I'd probably buy a blaster. I like picking up cheap parallels of Bowman, because you never know who is going to end up breaking out and doing something. I recently found a 2016 Bowman Chrome purple refractor of Tatis that I picked up at a show for 5¢.