2012 Bowman Football Cards

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Set Checklist

2012 Bowman Football Checklist

Base Set Checklist

1 Cam Newton
2 Miles Austin
3 Hakeem Nicks
4 Michael Vick
5 Brandon Marshall
6 Brandon Lloyd
7 Eric Decker
8 Eli Manning
9 Carson Palmer
10 LeSean McCoy
11 Andy Dalton
12 Steve Breaston
13 Fred Jackson
14 Beanie Wells
15 Greg Jennings
16 DeSean Jackson
17 Frank Gore
18 Anquan Boldin
19 Vincent Jackson
20 Calvin Johnson
21 Ryan Mathews
22 Josh Freeman
23 Rashard Mendenhall
24 Aaron Hernandez
25 Chris Johnson
26 Jason Witten
27 Mike Williams
28 Tony Romo
29 Mark Sanchez
30 Arian Foster
31 Dwayne Bowe
32 Cedric Benson
33 Von Miller
34 Denarius Moore
35 Matt Ryan
36 Mike Wallace
37 Steve Johnson
38 Matt Flynn
39 Patrick Willis
40 Adrian Peterson
41 Santonio Holmes
42 Victor Cruz
43 Roddy White
44 Jason Pierre-Paul
45 Matthew Stafford
46 Ahmad Bradshaw
47 Fred Davis
48 Matt Hasselbeck
49 Jermichael Finley
50 Tom Brady
51 Steven Jackson
52 Jay Cutler
53 Sam Bradford
54 Ryan Fitzpatrick
55 Michael Bush
56 Mario Williams
57 Jeremy Maclin
58 Michael Turner
59 Wes Welker
60 Ray Rice
61 Marshawn Lynch
62 Torrey Smith
63 A.J. Green
64 Darren Sproles
65 Julio Jones
66 Philip Rivers
67 Alex Smith
68 DeMarco Murray
69 Rob Gronkowski
70 Drew Brees
71 DeMarcus Ware
72 Larry Fitzgerald
73 Matt Schaub
74 Vernon Davis
75 Maurice Jones-Drew
76 Joe Flacco
77 Dez Bryant
78 Colt McCoy
79 Reggie Bush
80 Andre Johnson
81 Willis McGahee
82 Percy Harvin
83 Tony Gonzalez
84 Steve Smith
85 LeGarrette Blount
86 Jordy Nelson
87 Shonn Greene
88 Jared Allen
89 Plaxico Burress
90 Matt Forté
91 Antonio Brown
92 Jimmy Graham
93 Marques Colston
94 Doug Baldwin
95 David Nelson
96 Darren McFadden
97 Ben Tate
98 Ben Roethlisberger
99 James Starks
100 Aaron Rodgers

Base Rookies Set Checklist

Featuring 100 rookies

PARALLEL CARDS: Silver #/99, Green #/25, Red 1/1 (Hobby), Printing Plates 1/1 (Hobby)

101 Fletcher Cox
102 Dont'a Hightower
103 Chris Polk
104 Ryan Lindley
105 Jerel Worthy
106 Alfonzo Dennard
107 Kellen Moore
108 Tank Carder
109 Jarius Wright
110 Ryan Tannehill
111 Isaiah Pead
112 Ronnie Hillman
113 Coby Fleener
114 Tommy Streeter
115 Cam Johnson
116 Russell Wilson
117 Nick Toon
118 Tauren Poole
119 Robert Turbin
120 Trent Richardson
121 Brock Osweiler
122 Zach Brown
123 Jeff Fuller
124 Jordan White
125 Gerell Robinson
126 Chandler Jones
127 Vick Ballard
128 Matt Kalil
129 Kendall Wright
130 Justin Blackmon
131 Davin Meggett
132 LaMichael James
133 Cordy Glenn
134 Courtney Upshaw
135 Patrick Witt
136 Greg Childs
137 Alshon Jeffery
138 Rishard Matthews
139 Jacory Harris
140 Michael Floyd
141 Eric Page
142 Chandler Harnish
143 Mark Barron
144 Jared Crick
145 Kirk Cousins
146 Chase Minnifield
147 Lavonte David
148 Whitney Mercilus
149 Bernard Pierce
150 Andrew Luck
151 A.J. Jenkins
152 Mohamed Sanu
153 David Wilson
154 Riley Reiff
155 Doug Martin
156 Nick Perry
157 Michael Brockers
158 Vinny Curry
159 Orson Charles
160 Morris Claiborne
161 Brandon Weeden
162 Marc Tyler
163 Bobby Rainey
164 Dan Herron
165 Cyrus Gray
166 Chris Rainey
167 Markelle Martin
168 Brian Quick
169 Devon Still
170 Quinton Coples
171 Nick Foles
172 T.Y. Hilton
173 David DeCastro
174 Lamar Miller
175 Billy Winn
176 Dwayne Allen
177 Peter Konz
178 Janoris Jenkins
179 Chris Givens
180 Melvin Ingram
181 DeVier Posey
182 Rueben Randle
183 Juron Criner
184 Brandon Bolden
185 Dre Kirkpatrick
186 Austin Davis
187 Jermaine Kearse
188 Brandon Thompson
189 Marvin McNutt
190 Luke Kuechly
191 Dwight Jones
192 Dontari Poe
193 B.J. Cunningham
194 Marvin Jones
195 Andre Branch
196 Case Keenum
197 Ryan Broyles
198 Joe Adams
199 Stephen Hill
200 Robert Griffin III
2012 Bowman Andrew Luck 212x300 Image

Base Rookie SP Variations Set Checklist

103 Chris Polk
104 Ryan Lindley
107 Kellen Moore
109 Jarius Wright
110 Ryan Tannehill
111 Isaiah Pead
113 Coby Fleener
114 Tommy Streeter
116 Russell Wilson
117 Nick Toon
119 Robert Turbin
120 Trent Richardson
123 Jeff Fuller
124 Jordan White
129 Kendall Wright
130 Justin Blackmon
132 LaMichael James
137 Alshon Jeffery
139 Jacory Harris
140 Michael Floyd
142 Chandler Harnish
145 Kirk Cousins
149 Bernard Pierce
150 Andrew Luck (w/o ball)
151 A.J. Jenkins
152 Mohamed Sanu
153 David Wilson
155 Doug Martin
160 Morris Claiborne
161 Brandon Weeden
163 Bobby Rainey
165 Cyrus Gray
168 Brian Quick
170 Quinton Coples
171 Nick Foles
172 T.Y. Hilton
174 Lamar Miller
176 Dwayne Allen
180 Melvin Ingram
181 DeVier Posey
182 Rueben Randle
185 Dre Kirkpatrick
186 Austin Davis
187 Jermaine Kearse
189 Marvin McNutt
191 Dwight Jones
196 Case Keenum
197 Ryan Broyles
198 Joe Adams
200 Robert Griffin III

Rookie Autographs Set Checklist

Inserted 3 per hobby box.

PARALLEL CARDS: Red Ink #/15

103 Chris Polk
104 Ryan Lindley
105 Jerel Worthy
107 Kellen Moore
109 Jarius Wright
110 Ryan Tannehill
111 Isaiah Pead
112 Ronnie Hillman
113 Coby Fleener
114 Tommy Streeter
117 Nick Toon
119 Robert Turbin
120 Trent Richardson
121 Brock Osweiler
123 Jeff Fuller
129 Kendall Wright
130 Justin Blackmon
132 LaMichael James
135 Patrick Witt
136 Greg Childs
137 Alshon Jeffery
139 Jacory Harris
140 Michael Floyd
142 Chandler Harnish
143 Mark Barron
145 Kirk Cousins
149 Bernard Pierce
150 Andrew Luck
152 Mohamed Sanu
153 David Wilson
155 Doug Martin
161 Brandon Weeden
165 Cyrus Gray
166 Chris Rainey
168 Brian Quick
169 Devon Still
171 Nick Foles
172 T.Y. Hilton
173 David DeCastro
174 Lamar Miller
176 Dwayne Allen
178 Janoris Jenkins
179 Chris Givens
180 Melvin Ingram
181 DeVier Posey
182 Rueben Randle
183 Juron Criner
185 Dre Kirkpatrick
187 Jermaine Kearse
189 Marvin McNutt
191 Dwight Jones
192 Dontari Poe
196 Case Keenum
197 Ryan Broyles
198 Joe Adams
200 Robert Griffin III
2012 Bowman Football Rookie Autographs Card Image

Chrome Refractor Rookie Autographs Set Checklist

Inserted 2 per hobby box. Click here to see a complete gallery.

PARALLEL CARDS: Red Ink #/15

BCRA-AJ Alshon Jeffery
BCRA-AL Andrew Luck
BCRA-BO Brock Osweiler
BCRA-BP Bernard Pierce
BCRA-BQ Brian Quick
BCRA-BW Brandon Weeden
BCRA-CF Coby Fleener
BCRA-CG Cyrus Gray
BCRA-CGR Chris Givens
BCRA-CP Chris Polk
BCRA-DA Dwayne Allen
BCRA-DJ Dwight Jones
BCRA-DK Dre Kirkpatrick
BCRA-DM Doug Martin
BCRA-DP DeVier Posey
BCRA-DS Devon Still
BCRA-DW David Wilson
BCRA-IP Isaiah Pead
BCRA-JA Joe Adams
BCRA-JB Justin Blackmon
BCRA-JF Jeff Fuller
BCRA-JK Jermaine Kearse
BCRA-JWR Jarius Wright
BCRA-KC Kirk Cousins
BCRA-KM Kellen Moore
BCRA-KW Kendall Wright
BCRA-LJ LaMichael James
BCRA-LK Luke Kuechly
BCRA-LM Lamar Miller
BCRA-MF Michael Floyd
BCRA-MK Matt Kalil
BCRA-MM Marvin McNutt
BCRA-MS Mohamed Sanu
BCRA-NF Nick Foles
BCRA-NT Nick Toon
BCRA-RG Robert Griffin III
BCRA-RR Rueben Randle
BCRA-RT Ryan Tannehill
BCRA-RTU Robert Turbin
BCRA-TH T.Y. Hilton
BCRA-TR Trent Richardson
BCRA-TS Tommy Streeter
2012 Bowman Football Chrome Autographs Ryan Tannehill 260x184 Image

Base Short Prints Set Checklist

2012 Bowman Football Base Short Prints SP Card Image

Accolades Insert Set Checklist

BAC-AL Andrew Luck
BAC-AL2 Andrew Luck
BAC-AL3 Andrew Luck
BAC-DA Dwayne Allen
BAC-JB Justin Blackmon
BAC-LK Luke Kuechly
BAC-MC Morris Claiborne
BAC-RG Robert Griffin III
BAC-RG2 Robert Griffin III
BAC-TR Trent Richardson
2012 Bowman Football Accolades Insert Card Image

Accolades Autographs Set Checklist

BACA-AL Andrew Luck
BACA-AL2 Andrew Luck
BACA-AL3 Andrew Luck
BACA-DA Dwayne Allen
BACA-JB Justin Blackmon
BACA-LK Luke Kuechly
BACA-RG Robert Griffin III
BACA-RG2 Robert Griffin III
BACA-TR Trent Richardson
2012 Bowman Football Accolades Autographed Card Image

All-Americans Insert Set Checklist

BAA-AL Andrew Luck
BAA-CF Coby Fleener
BAA-DA Dwayne Allen
BAA-DK Dre Kirkpatrick
BAA-DS Devon Still
BAA-JB Justin Blackmon
BAA-JW Jerel Worthy
BAA-KW Kendall Wright
BAA-LJ LaMichael James
BAA-LK Luke Kuechly
BAA-MC Morris Claiborne
BAA-MI Melvin Ingram
BAA-MK Matt Kalil
BAA-RB Ryan Broyles
BAA-RG Robert Griffin III
BAA-TR Trent Richardson
2012 Bowman Football All American Football Stars Insert Card Image

All-Americans Autographs Set Checklist

BAAA-AL Andrew Luck
BAAA-CF Coby Fleener
BAAA-DA Dwayne Allen
BAAA-DS Devon Still
BAAA-JB Justin Blackmon
BAAA-JW Jerel Worthy
BAAA-KW Kendall Wright
BAAA-LK Luke Kuechly
BAAA-MK Matt Kalil
BAAA-RB Ryan Broyles
BAAA-RG Robert Griffin III
BAAA-TR Trent Richardson

Dual Autographs Set Checklist

Serial Numbered #/25

PARALLEL CARDS: Gold #/5 (Hobby)

BDA-HM Jacory Harris
Lamar Miller
BDA-LG Andrew Luck
Robert Griffin III
BDA-MM Kellen Moore
Doug Martin
BDA-PK Chris Polk
Jermaine Kearse
BDA-RK Trent Richardson
Dre Kirkpatrick
BDA-TM Von Miller
Ryan Tannehill
BDA-VW Michael Vick
David Wilson
BDA-WA Jarius Wright
Joe Adams
2012 Bowman Football Dual Autographs Card Image

Triple Autographs Set Checklist

Serial Numbered #/25

PARALLEL CARDS: Gold #/5 (Hobby)

BTA-FWJ Michael Floyd
Kendall Wright
Alshon Jeffery
BTA-HMS Jacory Harris
Lamar Miller
Tommy Streeter
BTA-MTG Von Miller
Ryan Tannehill
Cyrus Gray
BTA-TGF Ryan Tannehill
Cyrus Gray
Jeff Fuller

Inside the Numbers Insert Set Checklist

ITN-AB Ahmad Bradshaw
ITN-ABR Antonio Brown
ITN-AF Arian Foster
ITN-AJ Andre Johnson
ITN-AS Alex Smith
ITN-BG Blaine Gabbert
ITN-BT Ben Tate
ITN-BW Beanie Wells
ITN-CN Cam Newton
ITN-DB Drew Brees
ITN-DK Dustin Keller
ITN-GO Greg Olsen
ITN-JF Jacoby Ford
ITN-JM Jeremy Maclin
ITN-LB LeGarrette Blount
ITN-MC Marques Colston
ITN-MF Matt Forté
ITN-MFL Malcom Floyd
ITN-ML Marshawn Lynch
ITN-MR Matt Ryan
ITN-MS Mark Sanchez
ITN-MSC Matt Schaub
ITN-MV Michael Vick
ITN-MW Mike Wallace
ITN-MWI Mike Williams
ITN-PH Percy Harvin
ITN-PHI Peyton Hillis
ITN-PT Pierre Thomas
ITN-PW Patrick Willis
ITN-RG Rob Gronkowski
ITN-RH Roy Helu
ITN-RL Ray Lewis
ITN-RM Rashard Mendenhall
ITN-RMA Ryan Mathews
ITN-RW Roddy White
ITN-SB Sam Bradford
ITN-SG Shonn Greene
ITN-SH Santonio Holmes
ITN-SJ Steve Johnson
ITN-VM Von Miller
012 Bowman Football Inside the Numbers Insert Card Image

Inside the Numbers Relics Set Checklist

ITNR-AB Ahmad Bradshaw
ITNR-AD Andy Dalton
ITNR-AF Arian Foster
ITNR-AG A.J. Green
ITNR-BG Blaine Gabbert
ITNR-BT Ben Tate
ITNR-CN Cam Newton
ITNR-CP Christian Ponder
ITNR-DB Drew Brees
ITNR-DK Dustin Keller
ITNR-DM DeMarco Murray
ITNR-DT Daniel Thomas
ITNR-GL Greg Little
ITNR-GO Greg Olsen
ITNR-JF Jacoby Ford
ITNR-JJ Julio Jones
ITNR-JL Jake Locker
ITNR-JM Jeremy Maclin
ITNR-MA Miles Austin
ITNR-MF Matt Forté
ITNR-MI Mark Ingram
ITNR-MR Matt Ryan
ITNR-MS Mark Sanchez
ITNR-MSC Matt Schaub
ITNR-MV Michael Vick
ITNR-MWI Mike Williams
ITNR-PH Percy Harvin
ITNR-PT Pierre Thomas
ITNR-RG Rob Gronkowski
ITNR-RH Roy Helu
ITNR-RL Ray Lewis
ITNR-RMA Ryan Mathews
ITNR-RW Roddy White
ITNR-SB Sam Bradford
ITNR-SG Shonn Greene
ITNR-SJ Steve Johnson
ITNR-TS Torrey Smith
ITNR-VM Von Miller
2012 Bowman Football Inside the Numbers Relics Card Image

Inside the Numbers Jumbo Relics Set Checklist

Serial Numbered

ITNJR-AB Ahmad Bradshaw
ITNJR-AD Andy Dalton
ITNJR-AF Arian Foster
ITNJR-AG A.J. Green
ITNJR-BG Blaine Gabbert
ITNJR-BT Ben Tate
ITNJR-CN Cam Newton
ITNJR-CP Christian Ponder
ITNJR-DB Drew Brees
ITNJR-DK Dustin Keller
ITNJR-DM DeMarco Murray
ITNJR-DT Daniel Thomas
ITNJR-GL Greg Little
ITNJR-GO Greg Olsen
ITNJR-JF Jacoby Ford
ITNJR-JJ Julio Jones
ITNJR-JL Jake Locker
ITNJR-JM Jeremy Maclin
ITNJR-MA Miles Austin
ITNJR-MF Matt Forté
ITNJR-MI Mark Ingram
ITNJR-MR Matt Ryan
ITNJR-MS Mark Sanchez
ITNJR-MSC Matt Schaub
ITNJR-MV Michael Vick
ITNJR-MWI Mike Williams
ITNJR-PH Percy Harvin
ITNJR-PT Pierre Thomas
ITNJR-RG Rob Gronkowski
ITNJR-RH Roy Helu
ITNJR-RL Ray Lewis
ITNJR-RMA Ryan Mathews
ITNJR-RW Roddy White
ITNJR-SB Sam Bradford
ITNJR-SG Shonn Greene
ITNJR-SJ Steve Johnson
ITNJR-TS Torrey Smith
ITNJR-VM Von Miller

Inside the Numbers Autographs Set Checklist

ITNA-AB Ahmad Bradshaw
ITNA-ABR Antonio Brown
ITNA-BG Blaine Gabbert
ITNA-CN Cam Newton
ITNA-JM Jeremy Maclin
ITNA-MS Mark Sanchez
ITNA-MSC Matt Schaub
ITNA-MV Michael Vick
ITNA-PH Percy Harvin
ITNA-PW Patrick Willis
ITNA-RH Roy Helu
ITNA-SB Sam Bradford
ITNA-VM Von Miller
2012 Bowman Signatures Football Inside the Numbers Autographs Cam Newton 213x300 Image

Inside the Numbers Autographed Relics Set Checklist

ITNAR-AB Ahmad Bradshaw
ITNAR-BG Blaine Gabbert
ITNAR-JM Jeremy Maclin
ITNAR-MS Mark Sanchez
ITNAR-MSC Matt Schaub
ITNAR-MV Michael Vick
ITNAR-PH Percy Harvin
ITNAR-RH Roy Helu
ITNAR-SB Sam Bradford
ITNAR-VM Von Miller
2012 Bowman Football Inside the Numbers Autographed Relics Card Image

Inside the Numbers Autographed Jumbo Relics Set Checklist

Serial Numbered #/5 (Hobby)

ITNAJR-AB Ahmad Bradshaw
ITNAJR-BG Blaine Gabbert
ITNAJR-JM Jeremy Maclin
ITNAJR-MS Mark Sanchez
ITNAJR-MSC Matt Schaub
ITNAJR-MV Michael Vick
ITNAJR-PH Percy Harvin
ITNAJR-RH Roy Helu
ITNAJR-SB Sam Bradford
ITNAJR-VM Von Miller

Combine Competition Insert Set Checklist

CC-CI Quinton Coples
Melvin Ingram
CC-CK Morris Claiborne
Dre Kirkpatrick
CC-CP Morris Claiborne
Patrick Peterson
CC-FC Nick Foles
Kirk Cousins
CC-FW Michael Floyd
Kendall Wright
CC-GN Robert Griffin III
Cam Newton
CC-HJ Stephen Hill
Calvin Johnson
CC-JP LaMichael James
Chris Polk
CC-LG Andrew Luck
Robert Griffin III
CC-LH Ryan Lindley
Chandler Harnish
CC-LN Andrew Luck
Cam Newton
CC-MR Lamar Miller
Chris Rainey
CC-MW Doug Martin
David Wilson
CC-PS Dontari Poe
Ndamukong Suh
CC-SR Mohamed Sanu
Rueben Randle
2012 Bowman Football Combine Competition Insert Card Image

Product Details

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2012 Bowman Football boasts the official rookie cards of 2012 NFL draft picks. Included on the checklist are top names like Robert Griffin III, Andrew Luck, Trent Richardson and Justin Blackmon. Every pack of 2012 Bowman Signatures, the hobby edition of the set, comes with either an autograph or an autographed relic card. Most of the rookie autographs are centered around the Rookie Autograph Parallels and the Chrome Refractor Rookie Autographs, which have on-card signatures.

2012 Bowman Football has a 200-card base set featuring 100 veterans and 100 rookie cards. Rookies are listed with their drafted teams, however they are depicted in generic jerseys. Rookie Refractor Autographs have an embedded team helmet on card as well. These were added following the draft. The style is similar to the helmet cards found in Upper Deck Sweet Spot Football sets from the past.

Both hobby and retail versions have the same cards, just different autograph configurations.

Product Configuration: five packs per box, five cards per pack
Price Point: Mid- to High-End Football Card
Target Audience: Rookie Card Collectors, Autograph Collectors, Prospectors

2012 Bowman Football Box Break

  • Two Chrome Refractor Rookie Autographs
  • Three Rookie Parallel Autographs
  • 25 Total Cards

2012 Bowman Football Product Highlights:

  • 2012 Bowman Football has two separate releases. Bowman Signatures refers to the hobby edition. Retail packs are simply Bowman.
  • Every hobby pack of 2012 Bowman Signatures Football comes with either an autograph or an autographed relic.
  • The 200-card base set is split evenly between 100 rookie cards and 100 veterans.
  • Rookie card parallels: Silver (#/99), Green (#/25), Printing Plates, Red (1/1).
  • 60 Rookie Autograph Parallels are printed on 32-pt. stock. Red Ink Autographs are limited to 15 copies and are hobby exclusives.
  • Chrome Refractor Rookie Autographs come with on-card signatures of 40 players from the 2012 NFL Draft. The helmet on the card has the players' team logo. Only available in hobby packs, Red Ink Parallels are limited to 15 copies.
  • Those looking for a veteran autograph fix can find them in Inside the Numbers Autographs, which has 30 total cards. Parallels: Autographed Relics (20 cards), Autographed Patch (#/10), Autographed Jumbo Relic (#/5), Autographed Jumbo Patch (1/1).
  • Dual Autographs (15 cards, #/25). Parallel: Gold (#/5). Heisman rivals, Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III are one of the featured cards.
  • Triple Autographs (10 cards, #/25). Parallel: Gold (#/5).
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Product Review

2012 Bowman Football Product Review

Reviewed by Jeff Woodward

Good: 2012 Bowman Signatures Football (the hobby version of 2012 Bowman Football) definitely brings some excitement. A quick-hit type of product, it has five packs with one autograph per pack. This product includes a lot of the big-name rookies and young football stars, such as Robert Griffin III, Andrew Luck and Trent Richardson. The checklist is a nice mix of veterans and rookies, so it's attractive to both prospectors and team collectors. The design of the veteran cards is nice.

Bad: At around $140, the price tag is more than I prefer to pay for a product like this. Those that pull an RG3 or Andrew Luck autograph might disagree. The product is very hit or miss. Rookie cards look awful.

The Bottom Line: Given the high price, I expected something more from 2012 Bowman Football. While there is some star power and lots of rookies, there isn't enough in my eyes. The veteran cards are nice, but the rookie cards really leave a lot to be desired. There are some good things here and some bad. Overall, it may not be worth the high price.

Staff Rating:
3.8 / 5.0

Card Design: 3.0/5.0

I love the design of the veteran cards. The touched-up portrait feel of these cards is very nice. The action shots makes for a nice card.

I also think the Rookie Refractor helmet autographs look great. In the past, cards that used a similar design had players sign on the helmet. These were hard to read. I like how 2012 Bowman Football has removed the autograph from the embedded helmet and made them on-card signatures instead.

I really don't like the design of the base rookie cards. The stock background and the single-color uniforms look very bland and boring. The whole design seems like it was thrown together at the last minute. Simply put, the rookie cards seem rushed. I would liked to have seen either the player in their college uniform, although that's not possible with Upper Deck's exclusive NCAA deal. Even a Photoshopped pro jersey would have helped.

Checklist: 4.4/5.0

The checklist here is very good. It includes the biggest names from the 2012 draft. The veteran lineup is also strong. The stellar lineup of rookie autographs is what really drives the 2012 Bowman Football checklist, offering lots of potential hits.

Value: 3.3/5.0

There is some value to be had for those lucky enough to land signatures from the key 2012 rookies. However, collectors should also be prepared for some equally big misses. Like anything with a high price tag, 2012 Bowman Football is something of a gamble.

The Fun Factor: 4.5/5.0

Often, with new or revamped products like this, I may overvalue the fun factor. I love to break new stuff and see how the cards look. I have a blast seeing what is available for me to collect for my personal collection. I ripped my box knowing there was the potential for great rookies and that there were five autographs per box. That led to lots of anticipation, which is always fun.

2012 Bowman Football Cards, reviewed by Ryan Cracknell on 2012-06-18T11:57:25+00:00 rating 3.8 out of 5

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User Reviews

  1. Rookie Cards including signatures not in Pro Uniforms.
    Many autos are redemption cards.
    Expensive product low end looking cards.
    SP Tebows and Mannings will drop like a rock as more product come out.
    Product seems like it was rushed out.

  2. Ugly. I first saw this product and thought it was a Saturday morning cartoon. And the rookies with blank helmets…come on! Just wait another month or two and release the product to put the rookies in NFL helmets. Just not a good product.

  3. I love this product. one of the features that stand out is the way that the cards have an art look to them. I also like the rookie team relic autos! Excellent.

  4. i also really like this product for i bought a couple of individual hobby boxes last year from my card store and they were really worth the money but heard rookies are not in nfl uni’s kinda a bummer :-/

  5. I like the total of 3 rookie autographs. It would be nice if they were in their pro uniforms, though. The price is a little steep, but manageable. The somewhat larger checklist is a plus.

  6. As a kid I was an avid baseball card collector, not much into football cards…was told not valuable! But now, my son, age 6, loves football cards. So we starting buying boxes of the bowman, for the rookies, but we have been disappointed in the lack of inserts. He loves getting a “special card” and after buying several boxes and packs, not hobby sets, we have not seen the results expected. Therefore, 2 out of 5 stars. Plus, cards are not greatly appealing!

  7. Huge bowman fan this year 5 stars for the retail boxes. I haven’t purchased a hobby box yet but i just love these cards. They have a rough artistic feel to them and the inserts are probably my favorite of any set this year. The only drawback is 25 total cards per box? The base cards are tight so this is def something id like to start a set with but it would take way too much money

  8. Nice design and clean cards. Good rookies. Only problem is I can’t find more!

  9. Why is Brandon Lloyd wearing Wes Welkers number?

  10. I have to disagree with a lot of what majority thought of these cars are, of course I’m writing this in 2014 two years later too. I started out wanting to build the simple three card autograph set of accolades autographs of Andrew luck, I’m in my second year and only have two autographs BACAAL#’S 2 & 3, I literally took me two years to get these two autographs, I currently have the highest graded which is my BACAAL #2 and just today won the auction for the BACAAL # 3 that will be getting graded.
    If anyone out there has the BACAAL # 1 please write your review in here and I will be checking every day and get back with you about a purchase on this card, it is the last one I need.
    I think these card are limited to only 1 autograph per number, there’s no way these are even out of five, two years and I only own 2 and only two have ever been graded, of anyone knows the print run on e accolades autographs please write that as well, I am extremely curious to know what the run on hese are!! Thank you.

  11. Ooopps, five stars all the way!

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