2012 Bowman Baseball Blue Wave Refractor Autographs Are Red-Hot

2012 Bowman Baseball Blue Wave Refractor Autographs Are Red-Hot

It's doubtful that anyone anticipated the 2012 Bowman Baseball wrapper redemption program to be as popular as it was. Sure, the run of 10,000 2012 Bowman Blue Wave Refractor packs would eventually be exhausted. But within a week? That's exactly what happened. That same frenzy has carried over to secondary market prices as collectors are sending prices of the 2012 Bowman Baseball Blue Wave Refractor Autographs soaring.

Numbered to 50, the Blue Wave Refractor Autographs are a parallel to the 2012 Bowman Chrome Prospect Autographs. The checklist has 38 players including Oscar Taveras, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Dante Bichette Jr.

Some early sales of the 2012 Bowman Blue Wave Refractor Autographs are outpacing the always-popular Bowman Chrome Gold Refractor Autographs, which are also numbered to 50. For example, Bradley's Gold Refractors have peaked on eBay at $229 with most hovering in the $200 range. Bradley's first Blue Wave Refractor Autograph sold for $255 with ensuing copies hovering around $225.

It is still very early as some are only getting their Blue Wave Refractor packs now. There has also been a lot of movement in unopened packs as they're going for about $20 each. It has been reported that these packs can be searched so collectors should take extra caution buying from trusted dealers.

For a snapshot at how well the 2012 Bowman Blue Wave Refractor Autographs have sold online, here are the top 10 eBay recorded sales as of May 28, 2012:

  1. Josh Bell 16/50 - $300
  2. Xander Bogaerts 16/50 - $284.63
  3. Gerrit Cole 38/50 - $275
  4. Jackie Bradley Jr. 44/50 - $255
  5. Anthony Rendon 40/50 - $250.83
  6. Anthony Rendon 39/50 - $250.01
  7. Xander Bogaerts 20/50 - $250
  8. Josh Bell 19/50 - $249.95
  9. Josh Bell 41/50 - $249.48
  10. Josh Bell 43/50 - $238.50

These sales do not take into account any deals done off of eBay or auctions that closed early. However, it does show that the 2012 Bowman Blue Wave Refractor Autographs are red-hot, especially for something that wasn't readily available via traditional avenues. It will also be interesting to see if Topps tweaks future wrapper redemption programs as many were caught off-guard with how quickly the packs ran out. As a result, many who waited even a couple of days to send their wrappers in or to buy their boxes were shut out.

Here is a gallery of all 38 2012 Bowman Baseball Blue Wave Refractor Autographs.

2012 Bowman Baseball Blue Wave Refractor Autographs Gallery

Top eBay Listings

2012 Bowman Chrome Draft Pat Light Blue Wave RC AUTO 100
$14.99

2012 Bowman Chrome Blue Wave autograph refractor Dante Bichette JR 25 50
$99.99

2012 BOWMAN CHROME - BLUE WAVE REFRACTOR - AUTOGRAPH - TYLER COLLINS 50
$40.00

MATTHEW SMORAL 2012 Bowman Chrome Blue Wave Refractor Auto 100 Blue Jays QTY
$49.99

JORGE SOLER 2012 BOWMAN CHROME RC ROOKIE BLUE WAVE REFRACTOR AUTO SP # 50 CUBS
$899.95

2012 Bowman Chrome #BCP74 Eric Arce Blue Wave Auto Autograph 12 50
$29.99

2012 Bowman Chrome #BCP83 Jacob Anderson Blue Wave Auto Autograph 25 50
$29.99

DANNY HULTZEN 2012 Bowman Chrome Blue Wave Autograph #36 50 **AS IS** AUTO
$99.99

Detroit Tigers Tyler Collins Signed 2012 Bowman Blue Wave Refractor Auto Card
$12.74

2012 Bowman Chrome #BCA-JG Jonathan Griffin Blue Wave Auto Autograph 16 50
$39.99

2012 Bowman Chrome Prospect GERRIT COLE Blue Wave Refractor AUTO BGS 9.5 # 50
$400.00

Bowman Chrome Nick Castellanos Autograph RC 50 BGS 9.5 Blue Wave Ref Auto 10 SP
$450.00
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