2012 Bowman Baseball Cards

2012 Bowman Baseball Cards

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Set Checklist

2012 Bowman Baseball Set Checklist

Base Set Checklist

PARALLEL CARDS: 1 per pack; Gold 1:1, Blue #/500, Green #/450 (Retail), Orange #/250, Printing Plates 1/1, Red 1/1 (Hobby/Jumbo Only); International 1:8, Silver Ice 1:24, Red Ice #/25

1 Derek Jeter
2 Nick Swisher
3 Jered Weaver
4 Corey Hart
5 Brennan Boesch
6 Matt Garza
7 Dan Uggla
8 Paul Goldschmidt
9 Cole Hamels
10 Nelson Cruz
11 Brett Gardner
12 Matt Kemp
13 Curtis Granderson
14 Pablo Sandoval
15 Brandon McCarthy
16 Mark Teixeira
17 J.J. Hardy
18 Yadier Molina
19 Daniel Hudson
20 Jacoby Ellsbury
21 Yunel Escobar
22 Robinson Cano
23 Colby Rasmus
24 Neil Walker
25 John Danks
26 Brandon Morrow
27 Brandon Beachy
28 Mat Latos
29 Jeremy Hellickson
30 Anibal Sanchez
31 Dexter Fowler
32 Ryan Braun
33 Chris Young
34 Mike Trout
35 Aroldis Chapman
36 Lance Berkman
37 Dan Haren
38 Paul Konerko
39 Carl Crawford
40 Melky Cabrera
41 B.J. Upton
42 Madison Bumgarner
43 Casey Kotchman
44 Michael Bourn
45 Adam Jones
46 Jon Lester
47 Jaime Garcia
48 Zack Greinke
49 Albert Pujols
50 Jose Valverde
51 Billy Butler
52 Mark Reynolds
53 Adam Lind
54 Jordan Zimmermann
55 Geovany Soto
56 Ted Lilly
57 Allen Craig
58 Justin Masterson
59 Adam Wainwright
60 Jordan Walden
61 Jemile Weeks
62 Justin Upton
63 Alex Rodriguez
64 Josh Beckett
65 Ben Revere
66 Mariano Rivera
67 Hunter Pence
68 Tommy Hanson
69 Alexi Ogando
70 Brian McCann
71 Hanley Ramirez
72 Tim Hudson
73 Justin Morneau
74 Derek Holland
75 Roy Halladay
76 Andrew McCutchen
77 Justin Verlander
78 Drew Storen
79 Ryan Zimmerman
80 Jimmy Rollins
81 Eric Hosmer
82 Joey Votto
83 Shane Victorino
84 Ian Kinsler
85 Troy Tulowitzki
86 David Wright
87 Joe Mauer
88 James Shields
89 Brian Wilson
90 Matt Cain
91 Chipper Jones
92 Miguel Montero
93 Ervin Santana
94 Shaun Marcum
95 Adrian Beltre
96 Jose Reyes
97 Craig Kimbrel
98 Nyjer Morgan
99 Matt Holliday
100 Chris Sale
101 Miguel Cabrera
102 Clay Buchholz
103 Mike Moustakas
104 Ike Davis
105 Vance Worley
106 Pedro Alvarez
107 Ian Kennedy
108 Torii Hunter
109 Michael Cuddyer
110 Dee Gordon
111 Ricky Romero
112 J.P. Arencibia
113 Yovani Gallardo
114 Adrian Gonzalez
115 Ian Desmond
116 Trevor Cahill
117 Carlos Ruiz
118 Alex Gordon
119 Josh Johnson
120 Cliff Lee
121 Neftali Feliz
122 Howie Kendrick
123 Todd Helton
124 Michael Pineda
125 John Axford
126 Carlos Santana
127 Jose Bautista
128 Doug Fister
129 Ryan Howard
130 Cory Luebke
131 Nick Markakis
132 Jason Motte
133 Gio Gonzalez
134 Alex Avila
135 Josh Hamilton
136 Desmond Jennings
137 Roy Oswalt
138 Heath Bell
139 Tim Lincecum
140 Michael Morse
141 Dustin Pedroia
142 Ryan Vogelsong
143 Dustin Ackley
144 Salvador Perez
145 Brandon Phillips
146 Martin Prado
147 David Freese
148 Rickie Weeks
149 Evan Longoria
150 Shin-Soo Choo
151 Clayton Kershaw
152 Giancarlo Stanton
153 Elvis Andrus
154 Scott Rolen
155 Ben Zobrist
156 Mark Trumbo
157 Chris Carpenter
158 Mike Napoli
159 David Ortiz
160 R.A. Dickey
161 Jason Heyward
162 C.J. Wilson
163 Buster Posey
164 Max Scherzer
165 Ivan Nova
166 Victor Martinez
167 Asdrubal Cabrera
168 Freddie Freeman
169 Stephen Strasburg
170 Johnny Cueto
171 Lucas Duda
172 Bud Norris
173 Matt Joyce
174 Felix Hernandez
175 Starlin Castro
176 Ichiro
177 Ubaldo Jimenez
178 Jhonny Peralta
179 Carlos Gonzalez
180 Michael Young
181 David Price
182 Prince Fielder
183 James Loney
184 Chase Utley
185 Jayson Werth
186 Aramis Ramirez
187 Kevin Youkilis
188 Jay Bruce
189 Delmon Young
190 CC Sabathia
191 Brett Lawrie
192 Alex Liddi
193 Yoenis Cespedes
194 James Darnell
195 Jordan Pacheco
196 Tom Milone
197 Michael Fiers
198 Brett Pill
199 Taylor Green
200 Eric Surkamp
201 Collin Cowgill
202 Tyler Pastornicky
203 Leonys Martin
204 Jeff Locke
205 Matt Dominguez
206 Michael Taylor
207 Adron Chambers
208 Liam Hendriks
209 Yu Darvish
210 Jesus Montero
211 Matt Moore
212 Drew Pomeranz
213 Jarrod Parker
214 Devin Mesoraco
215 Joe Benson
216 Brad Peacock
217 Dellin Betances
218 Wilin Rosario
219 Chris Parmelee
220 Addison Reed
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Prospects Set Checklist

Features 110 players. The basic Bowman version has an uncorrected error. It has two cards for #108 (Carlos Martinez and Luis Angel Sanz) and no #95. The Bowman Chrome Prospects set is numbered correctly with Sanz listed properly as #95.

PARALLEL CARDS:
Prospects
International 1:8, Purple (Retail), Blue #/500, Green #/450 (Retail), Orange #/250, Red 1/1 (Hobby/Jumbo), Printing Plates 1/1 (Jumbo)

Chrome Prospects
Refractor #/500, Blue Refractor #/250, Gold Refractor #/50, Orange Refractor #/25, Red Refractor #/5 (Hobby), Super-Fractor 1/1 (Hobby)

BP1 Justin Nicolino
BP2 Myrio Richard
BP3 Francisco Lindor
BP4 Nathan Freiman
BP5 A.J. Jimenez
BP6 Noah Perio
BP7 Adonys Cardona
BP8 Nick Kingham
BP9 Eddie Rosario
BP10 Bryce Harper
BP11 Philip Wunderlich
BP12 Rafael Ortega
BP13 Tyler Gagnon
BP14 Brenny Paulino
BP15 Jose Campos
BP16 Jesus Galindo
BP17 Tyler Austin
BP18 Brandon Drury
BP19 Richard Jones
BP20 Jeimer Candelario
BP20 Robby Price
BP21 Jose Osuna
BP22 Claudio Custodio
BP23 Jake Marisnick
BP24 J.R. Graham
BP25 Raul Alcantara
BP26 Joseph Staley
BP27 Josh Bowman
BP28 Josh Edgin
BP29 Keith Couch
BP30 Kyrell Hudson
BP31 Nick Maronde
BP32 Mario Yepez
BP33 Matthew West
BP34 Matthew Szczur
BP35 Devon Ethier
BP36 Michael Brady
BP37 Michael Crouse
BP38 Michael Gonzales
BP39 Mike Murray
BP40 Paul Hoilman
BP41 Zach Walters
BP42 Tim Crabbe
BP43 Rookie Davis
BP44 Adam Duvall
BP45 Angelys Nina
BP46 Anthony Fernandez
BP47 Ariel Pena
BP48 Boone Whiting
BP49 Brandon Brown
BP50 Brennan Smith
BP51 Brett Krill
BP52 Dean Green
BP53 Casey Haerther
BP54 Casey Lawrence
BP55 Jose Vinicio
BP56 Kyle Simon
BP57 Chris Rearick
BP58 Cheslor Cuthbert
BP59 Daniel Corcino
BP60 Danny Barnes
BP61 David Medina
BP62 Kes Carter
BP63 Todd McInnis
BP64 Edwar Cabrera
BP65 Emilio King
BP66 Jackie Bradley Jr.
BP67 J.T. Wise
BP68 Jeff Malm
BP69 Jonathan Galvez
BP70 Luis Heredia
BP71 Jonathon Berti
BP72 Jabari Blash
BP73 Will Swanner
BP74 Eric Arce
BP75 Dillon Maples
BP76 Ian Gac
BP77 Clay Holmes
BP78 Nick Castellanos
BP79 Josh Bell
BP80 Matt Purke
BP81 Taylor Whitenton
BP82 Dayan Diaz
BP83 Jacob Anderson
BP84 Bryan Brickhouse
BP85 Levi Michael
BP86 Gerrit Cole
BP87 Danny Hultzen
BP88 Anthony Rendon
BP89 Austin Hedges
BP91 Dillon Howard
BP92 Nick Delmonico
BP93 Brandon Jacobs
BP94 Charlie Tilson
BP95 Luis Angel Sanz (the base Bowman version, Sanz is listed as #108)
BP96 Greg Billo
BP97 Andrew Susac
BP98 Greg Bird
BP99 Dante Bichette Jr.
BP100 Tommy Joseph
BP101 Julio Rodriguez
BP102 Oscar Taveras
BP103 Drew Hutchison
BP104 Joc Pederson
BP105 Xander Bogaerts
BP106 Tyler Collins
BP107 Joe Ross
BP108 Carlos Martinez
BP109 Andrelton Simmons
BP110 Daniel Norris

Bowman Prospects Autographs Set Checklist

BPA-AW Allen Webster
BPA-BH Bryce Harper
BPA-CH Chad Huffman
BPA-CP Carlos Perez
BPA-DS Dwight Smith
BPA-JF Jose Fernandez
BPA-JG Jedd Gyorko
BPA-JK Joe Kelly
BPA-JV Jordany Valdespin
BPA-KK Kyle Kubitza
BPA-KW Kolten Wong
BPA-MA Matt Adams
BPA-ML Matt Lipka
BPA-MO Mike Olt
BPA-RG Robbie Grossman
BPA-SB Sean Buckley
BPA-SG Sonny Gray
BPA-TA Tyler Anderson
BPA-TG Taylor Guerrieri
BPA-TT Trayce Thompson

Bowman's Best Set Checklist

Odds per pack - 1:6

PARALLEL CARDS: Die-Cut Refractor #/99, Die-Cut X-Fractor #/25, Die-Cut Atomic Refractor 1/1

BB1 CC Sabathia
BB2 Dellin Betances
BB3 Jesus Montero
BB4 Matt Moore
BB5 Drew Pomeranz
BB6 Jarrod Parker
BB7 Devin Mesoraco
BB8 Matt Dominguez
BB9 Joe Benson
BB10 Brad Peacock
BB11 Miguel Cabrera
BB12 Evan Longoria
BB13 Jacob Turner
BB14 Jose Bautista
BB15 Troy Tulowitzki
BB16 Justin Verlander
BB17 Roy Halladay
BB18 Tim Lincecum
BB19 Matt Kemp
BB20 Clayton Kershaw
BB21 Ryan Braun
BB22 Albert Pujols
BB23 Josh Hamilton
BB24 Robinson Cano
BB25 Jacoby Ellsbury
2012 Bowman Baseball Bowmans Best Die Cut Card Image

Bowman's Best Prospects Set Checklist

Odds per pack - 1:6

PARALLEL CARDS: Die-Cut Refractor #/99, Die-Cut X-Fractor #/25, Die-Cut Atomic Refractor 1/1

BBP1 Trevor Bauer
BBP2 Manny Machado
BBP3 Manny Banuelos
BBP4 Bryce Harper
BBP5 Shelby Miller
BBP6 Jonathan Singleton
BBP7 Brett Jackson
BBP8 Billy Hamilton
BBP9 Jurickson Profar
BBP10 Matt Harvey
BBP11 Travis d'Arnaud
BBP12 Miguel Sano
BBP13 Jameson Taillon
BBP14 Bubba Starling
BBP15 Gerrit Cole
BBP16 Wilmer Flores
BBP17 Gary Sanchez
BBP18 Zack Wheeler
BBP19 Rymer Liriano
BBP20 Anthony Gose
BBP21 Joe Panik
BBP22 Will Middlebrooks
BBP23 Starling Marte
BBP24 Tyler Skaggs
BBP25 Gary Brown

Autographed Bowman Chrome Prospect Set Checklist

Features 38 players. Hobby only.

Click here to see our complete 2012 Bowman Baseball Bowman Chrome Prospect Autographs guide and gallery.

PARALLEL CARDS: Refractor #/500, Blue Refractor #/150, Gold Refractor #/50, Orange Refractor #/25, Purple Refractor #/10 (Jumbo), Red Refractor #/5, Super-Fractor 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1 (Jumbo)

BCP9 Eddie Rosario
BCP18 Brandon Drury
BCP20 Jeimer Candelario
BCP31 Nick Maronde
BCP43 Rookie Davis
BCP52 Dean Green
BCP58 Cheslor Cuthbert
BCP62 Kes Carter
BCP66 Jackie Bradley Jr.
BCP74 Eric Arce
BCP75 Dillon Maples
BCP77 Clay Holmes
BCP79 Josh Bell
BCP80 Matt Purke
BCP83 Jacob Anderson
BCP84 Bryan Brickhouse
BCP86 Gerrit Cole
BCP87 Danny Hultzen
BCP88 Anthony Rendon
BCP89 Austin Hedges
BCP91 Dillon Howard
BCP92 Nick Delmonico
BCP93 Brandon Jacobs
BCP94 Charlie Tilson
BCP97 Andrew Susac
BCP98 Greg Bird
BCP99 Dante Bichette Jr.
BCP100 Tommy Joseph
BCP101 Julio Rodriguez
BCP102 Oscar Taveras
BCP103 Drew Hutchison
BCP104 Joc Pederson
BCP105 Xander Bogaerts
BCP106 Tyler Collins
BCP107 Joe Ross
BCP108 Carlos Martinez
BCP109 Andrelton Simmons
BCP110 Daniel Norris
2012 Bowman Baseball Autographed Bowman Chrome Prospects Card Image

Bowman Chrome Autographed Rookies Set Checklist

Exclusive to hobby and jumbo packs. Click here to see our complete 2012 Bowman Chrome Rookie Autographs gallery.

PARALLEL CARDS: Refractors #/500, Blue Refractors #/150, Gold Refractors #/50, Orange Refractors #/25, Red Refractors #/5, Super-Fractor 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1 (Jumbo)

Bowman Black Collection Set Checklist

Features 25 players and on-card silver ink autographs; Serial Numbered #/25; Hobby Only

BBC-AB Archie Bradley
BBC-AR Anthony Rendon
BBC-ASI Andrelton Simmons
BBC-BH Bryce Harper
BBC-BJ Brandon Jacobs
BBC-BN Brandon Nimmo
BBC-BS Bubba Starling
BBC-CM Carlos Martinez
BBC-CS Cory Spangenberg
BBC-DB Dante Bichette Jr.
BBC-DBY Dylan Bundy
BBC-DH Danny Hultzen
BBC-FL Francisco Lindor
BBC-GC Gerrit Cole
BBC-JBZ Javier Baez
BBC-JP Joe Panik
BBC-JR Julio Rodriguez
BBC-MB Matt Barnes
BBC-MBA Manny Banuelos
BBC-MC Michael Choice
BBC-MP Matt Purke
BBC-OT Oscar Taveras
BBC-SB Sean Buckley
BBC-SM Starling Marte
BBC-TB Trevor Bauer
2012 Bowman Baseball The Bowman Black Collection Card Image

Bowman Lucky Redemptions Set Checklist

Autographed cards. Each are limited to 100 copies.

Paper Rookie Auto Set Checklist

Autographed Rookie Originals Set Checklist

Features buybacks for 10 players; Serial Numbered #/25; Hobby Only

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Aflac High School All-American Set Checklist

Serial Numbered; Included as an Additional hit; Hobby Only

Sonny Gray #/200
Andrew Susac #/210
Jordan Swaggerty #/210
Dillon Howard #/225
Gerrit Cole #/225
Stetson Allie #/230
Mathew Purke #/230
Dillon Maples #/230
Austin Hedges #/240
Jose Fernandez #/240
Daniel Norris #/240
2012 Bowman Baseball Aflac High School All American Card Image

Wrapper Redemption Set Checklist

Featuring Blue Wave parallel of 110 Prospects checklist; 24 hobby wrappers can be redeemed for a 5-card pack

PARALLEL CARDS: Refractor, Chrome Refractor Prospect Autographs #/50, Red Wave Chrome Refractor #/25

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Sticking with what makes it one of the most popular brands in the hobby, 2012 Bowman Baseball continues to be "the" place to find baseball's top early season prospects. Once again combining both base Bowman and Bowman Chrome, the chase will continue for autographs, which fall one per hobby box, and many levels of parallels. 2012 Bowman Baseball also marks the debut of Bowman Black autographs. A new wrapper redemption program offers collectors exclusive set of Blue Wave Refractors.

Product Configuration: 24 packs per box, ten cards per pack
Price Point: Low-End Baseball Card
Target Audience: Chromies, Prospectors, Autograph Collectors, Set Builders, Rookie Card Collectors, Refractor Collectors

2012 Bowman Baseball Box Break

  • One Autograph
  • Four Bowman's Best Inserts
  • 48 Prospects
  • 48 Chrome Prospects
  • 24 Gold Parallels
  • 240 Total Cards

2012 Bowman Baseball Product Highlights:

  • The 2012 Bowman Baseball set consists of 220 cards, including 30 rookie cards.
  • Base set parallels: Gold (1:1), International (1:8), Blue (/500), Orange (/250), Red (/1).
  • Base Prospects and Chrome Prospects inserts each have 110 cards in the set, with two of each coming in every hobby pack.
  • Prospect parallels: International (1:8), Blue (/500), Orange (/250), Red (/1).
  • Chrome Prospect parallels: Refractors (/500), Blue Refractors (/250), Gold Refractors (/50), Orange Refractors (/25), Red Refractors (/5), Super-Fractors (/1).
  • Silver Ice is a new parallel that's inserted one per box. Red Ice parallels (/25) are hobby exclusives.
  • Combined autograph odds are one per hobby box.
  • The Chrome Prospect Autographs checklist features some of the top picks from the 2011 MLB draft, including Gerrit Cole, Anthony Rendon and Danny Hultzen. Parallels: Refractors (/500), Blue Refractors (/150), Gold Refractors (/50), Orange Refractors (/25), Red Refractors (/5), Super-Fractors (/1). Purple Refractors (/10) and Printing Plates are exclusive to jumbo boxes.
  • Chrome Autographed Rookie Cards provide on-card signatures from first-year players. Parallels: Refractors (/500), Blue Refractors (/250), Gold Refractors (/50), Orange Refractors (/25), Red Refractors (/5), Super-Fractors (/1). Like Chrome Prospect Autographs, Printing Plates are only in jumbo boxes.
  • Buyback Autographed Rookie Originals (10 cards, /25) give collectors the chance to get signed rookies from players who never had an official Bowman autograph.
  • Bowman Black Collection Autographs (25 cards, /25) debut with striking silver signatures on a black background. Although this concept has been done elsewhere, it still looks good.
  • Bowman AFLAC High School All-American Autographs are inserted as bonus hits. Cards are serial numbered to differentiate them from those that were handed out to the players.
  • Bowman's Best (50 cards, 1:6) sees the long-standing brand stick around as an insert. Parallels: Die-Cut Refractors (/99), Die-Cut X-Fractors (/25), Die-Cut Atomic Refractors (/1).
  • Collectors won't be accused of being hoarders for keeping their hobby packs. A wrapper redemption program rewards collectors with a five-card pack of exclusive Blue Wave Refractors for every 24 hobby wrappers mailed in. The wrapper redemption checklist is only prospects.
  • Wrapper redemption participants can also look for exclusive Blue Wave Refractors and random Blue Wave Refractor Autographs (/50). Get full details on the 2012 Bowman Baseball wrapper redemption program.
  • Get Your Own Baseball Card with the 2012 Bowman Debut Golden Contract Contest.
  • 6 Prospect Autographs to Watch in 2012 Bowman Baseball
  • The Hottest Cards in 2012 Bowman Baseball
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Product Review

2012 Bowman Baseball Product Review

Reviewed by Jesse Reynoso

Good: Every year collectors can count on Bowman to provide them with a nice variety of nice rookies and prospects. There are a couple of different sets within the release that makes the product more appealing. The chance of pulling autographs from Bryce Harper, Yu Darvish and Yoenis Cespedes add further interest. The new Silver Ice parallels are very nice. I enjoy having both Bowman and Bowman Chrome cards included in the same product.

Bad: The design of 2012 Bowman Baseball is very bland. There isn’t much going on with the simple white borders. They remind me of the regular Topps baseball set. The Gold parallels aren’t numbered. On some of the cards, it’s obvious that the players uniform was Photoshopped to make it look like they were playing with their new team.

The Bottom Line: Bowman is a great product for collectors who enjoy building sets. Combining both the base and prospect checklists, there are 330 cards to collect. Even though you’re only guaranteed one hit per box, 2012 Bowman Baseball is still a nice product for the price. There’s a chance to pull some great rookie and prospect autographs.

Staff Rating:
4.4 / 5.0

Card Design: 3.5/5.0

The base set design of 2012 Bowman Baseball is very simple. There isn’t very much going on with the white border. It would have been nice to see some more creativity. The Bowman's Best cards stand out with their colorful shine. I like the idea of the International parallels with having the player’s national flag in the background but they look awkward with the black border.

Checklist: 5.0/5.0

2012 Bowman Baseball is loaded with young talent, which is why collectors enjoy it every year. It’s one of the first products to include Yu Darvish and Yoenis Cespedes. They also included the first pick from last year's draft, Gerrit Cole, and the Nationals' young stud, Bryce Harper. Prospects aside, there’s a nice mixture of veterans in this set along with some rookies that are currently playing in the big leagues.

Value: 4.5/5.0

This is one of the low-end products that would be enjoyable for young kids to open. There is only one hit per box so it’s going to be tough trying to make your money back. However with such a deep checklist and lots of Refractor parallels, there are still lots of high-end hits to chase. If you enjoy collecting sets, then this is the product for you, although it will take a couple of boxes to complete the Bowman Chrome Prospects set since there are only two per pack.

The Fun Factor: 4.5/5.0

2012 Bowman Baseball has many types of parallels to look for. A nice mixture of veteran players is included for those collectors who don’t really pay attention to prospects. The Bowman Chrome cards make the set a little more exciting. For the price of the box, you can’t go wrong.

2012 Bowman Baseball Cards, reviewed by Ryan Cracknell on 2012-06-04T10:15:32+00:00 rating 4.4 out of 5

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Ryan's collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection. Ryan can be found on Twitter @tradercracks and Google+.

User Reviews

  1. Bowman is the best product out there. Must buy

  2. I’m VERY excited for this years release. Looks so good, may be even better than the past 2 years. Bowman is always one of my favorite, if not favorite products to bust open.

  3. The black auto cards, Darvish, Rendon etc make me love this as a prospector! Nice potential for some cash!

  4. I am a l disappointed that the product contains NO retail autographs. Looks like i’ll be skipping this product when it hits the local Walmart, Target, Kmarts

  5. 2012 Bowman is going to be HOT! HOT HOT HOT This year because I think the Bowman Black Collection is going to be a SUPER HIT with Collectors! I NEED a box or two if I can raise the money! Bowman Baby! Bowman Rules!

  6. A must buy. The boxes broken thus far have not been loaded with numerous inserts, but the hits are quality. Condition of chrome prospects & prospects are excellent in terms of centering, surface and corners. No Darvish auto here, but hat great luck with the Josh Bell Auto, Tyler Collins Purple Refractor Auto & Bichette Autos from my Jumbo Box.

  7. I bought 5 boxes and the best thing i got was a random rookie’s super refractor.

    The bowman chrome I think is not worth it.

  8. As I have always loved Bowman products, There is only one thing that bothers me. The fact that if you want to be lucky enough to pull either a superfractor 1/1, or a printing plate 1/1, you need to buy a special pack from a special place! Retail stores do not sell such packs and I feel like I will never get so lucky in my entire life! I’m sure there are others who feel the same way!

  9. this product so far has been my favorite release for baseball this year. love the checkilist, has alot of big potential names in prospects, and of course the big rc autos of the year. i did about a case worth of jumbos,maybe more, and the quality of the cards was good. each box delivered fairly well,price point was a bit high but the heavy checklist helped me forget about the cost. although i would like to see price point a lil lower. also, the bowman wave wrapper program i think needs some work. cards were beautiful, loved em, im more talking about the process to get these. seems this program favors the east coast, shipping time of wrappers, and big spenders, people who sent in 100/s of wrappers, and the true collector misses out. thanks for letting me give an opinion!

  10. Overall Bowman delivers what everyone expects. Rookies galore, refractors, prospects, and beautifully designed insert sets. I’ve been very loyal to Bowman as well as Topps and over the years I got over 4000 cards signed at various minor league stadiums . My problem is that they need to put dummy cards inside their retail packs or I will no longer purchase them. I’m on a fixed income so when I spend 3 to 4 hundred dollars on cards it’s huge to me. Out of 30 rack packs and numerous single packs I did not get one autograph. What I found out was someone searched all the packs and pulled out the autographs and most inserts. I didn’t believe this to the individual who did this took me to his card and opened 6 rack packs for me and each pack had an autograph. I later found out he goes to all retail stores around my area and pulls all the packs and sells them on ebay. A dummy card would put an end to this and everyone would have a fair shake. Thanks. Dave

  11. Every year the product for rookies and prospects are always going to be Bowman. Bowman and Bowman Chrome are the auto and rookie seekers who can’t afford the high end products.

  12. I think 2012 Bowman is a great product because there are lots of great propspects to go after and the cards have lots of value. I think the design is very clean and every year the cards look amazing. Also the thing I don’t like about this product is they don’t really make enough inserts. Thanks this is my entry for the Topps Prime contest my twitter is: https://twitter.com/CardCollect19

  13. Need more inserts. Nice prospect list. Worthwhile addition.

  14. bought 2 cases and not a single darvish or harper or trout auto. got triples of auto of junk. 1300 dollars down the drain. i have learned my lesson. next year i iwll just take the 1300 and buy a few refractors of the top guys and not have a ton of unsellable cards. if you think the top cards are not going to the big box dealers your living in a vacuum.

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