Rainbow Connection: 2012 Bowman Baseball Yu Darvish Visual Guide

Rainbow Connection: 2012 Bowman Baseball Yu Darvish Visual Guide

There's little disputing that Yu Darvish is playing a huge role in driving 2012 Bowman Baseball sales. With several of his cards having sold for four figures, the Japanese sensation is generating a lot of excitement with collectors.

However, with more than a dozen different 2012 Bowman Baseball Yu Darvish cards to chase, the result can be a little confusing. This is especially true since Darvish has some quirks that don't affect other players in the set. Darvish does not have a regular Chrome Refractor numbered to 500. Instead, he has 250 numbered Blue Refractors rather than the 150 everyone else does. Darvish is also the only rookie-themed Paper autograph inserted in retail packs. There are no 2012 Bowman Baseball Yu Darvish Paper Autograph parallels.

For those chasing Darvish's Bowman Chrome autographs and the many Refractor parallels, they are only available in hobby and jumbo packs.

With all that in mind, here's a visual guide and details for all the pitcher's cards from the set. Additional cards may be added to the list should Topps produce any more inserts for things like retail value boxes or announce Darvish as the set's third Lucky Redemption.

2012 Bowman Baseball Yu Davish Cards

2012 Bowman Baseball Yu Darvish #209

2012 Bowman Baseball Yu Darvish

2012 Bowman Baseball Gold Yu Darvish #209

2012 Bowman Gold Yu Darvish

2012 Bowman Baseball International Yu Darvish #209

2012 Bowman International Yu Darvish

2012 Bowman Baseball Blue Yu Darvish #209 #/500

2012 Bowman Baseball Orange Yu Darvish #209 #/250

2012 Bowman Orange Yu Darvish

2012 Bowman Baseball Red Yu Darvish #209 1/1

2012 Bowman Baseball Silver Ice Yu Darvish #209

2012 Bowman Baseball Red Ice Yu Darvish #209 #/25

2012 Bowman Baseball Printing Plates Yu Darvish #209 - four different 1/1

2012 Bowman Baseball Paper Autograph Yu Darvish #209

2012 Bowman Chrome Autograph Yu Darvish #209

2012 Bowman Chrome Yu Darvish Autograph

2012 Bowman Chrome Blue Refractor Autograph Yu Darvish #209 #/250

2012 Bowman Chrome Gold Refractor Autograph Yu Darvish #209 #/50

2012 Bowman Chrome Gold Refractor Yu Darvish Autograph

2012 Bowman Chrome Orange Refractor Autograph Yu Darvish #209 #/25

2012 Bowman Chrome Red Refractor Autograph Yu Darvish #209 #/5

2012 Bowman Chrome Superfractor Autograph Yu Darvish #209 1/1

2012 Bowman Baseball Bowman Chrome Superfractor Autograph Yu Darvish

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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+.

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