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 Yu Darvish 212x300 Image

2012 Bowman Baseball Gold Yu Darvish #209

2012 Bowman Gold Yu Darvish 220x300 Image

2012 Bowman Baseball International Yu Darvish #209

2012 Bowman International Yu Darvish 211x300 Image

2012 Bowman Baseball Blue Yu Darvish #209 #/500

2012 Bowman Blue Yu Darvish 212x300 Image

2012 Bowman Baseball Orange Yu Darvish #209 #/250

2012 Bowman Orange Yu Darvish 212x300 Image

2012 Bowman Baseball Red Yu Darvish #209 1/1

2012 Bowman Red Yu Darvish1 220x300 Image

2012 Bowman Baseball Silver Ice Yu Darvish #209

2012 Bowman Silver Ice Yu Darvish 212x300 Image

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

2012 Bowman Red Ice Yu Darvish 212x300 Image

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

2012 Bowman Printing Plates Yu Darvish 217x300 Image

2012 Bowman Baseball Paper Autograph Yu Darvish #209

2012 Bowman Autograph Yu Darvish 213x300 Image

2012 Bowman Chrome Autograph Yu Darvish #209

2012 Bowman Chrome Yu Darvish Autograph1 214x300 Image

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

2012 Bowman Blue Refractor Autograph Yu Darvish 212x300 Image

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

04 2012 Bowman Chrome Gold Refractor Yu Darvish Autograph1 211x300 Image

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

2012 Bowman Chrome Orange Refractor Yu Darvish Autograph 213x300 Image

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

2012 Bowman Chrome Red Refractor Autograph Yu Darvish 220x300 Image

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

2012 Bowman Baseball Bowman Chrome Super Fractor Autograph Yu Darvish 212x300 Image

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2012 Bowman Chrome Team Set Texas Rangers 11 cards Yu Darvish RC
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2012 Bowman GOLD #209 Yu Darvish RC Texas Rangers rookie year
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2012 BOWMAN CHROME #LIM-YD YU DARVISH LEGENDS IN THE MAKING REFRACTOR RC RANGERS
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Yu Darvish Texas Rangers, Bowman Platinum Gold Rookie, Single, 2012.
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Yu Darvish 2012 Bowman Chrome RC # 84
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Yu Darvish 2012 Bowman Chrome Legends In The Making
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2012 BOWMAN #50 YU DARVISH "BLUE BORDER" ROOKIE RC #224 500 - TEXAS RANGERS
$10.75
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2012 BOWMAN CHROME GREEN REFRACTOR ROOKIE YU DARVISH CARD #84
$15.95
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2012 Bowman Platinum Ruby Yu Darvish Rookie
$6.95
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2012 Bowman Chrome Draft Gold Refractors YU DARVISH RC 31 50 SP
$99.99
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2012 Bowman Platinum Yu Darvish Gold #9 PSA 9
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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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