2013 Bowman Chrome Baseball Cards

2013 Bowman Chrome Baseball Cards

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Set Checklist

2013 Bowman Chrome Set Checklist

Base Set Checklist

Featuring 220 cards. Shop for base sets. 
PARALLEL CARDS: Refractor, X-Fractor, Green Refractor, Blue Refractor #/250, Purple Refractor #/199, Gold Refractor #/50, Pink/Magenta #/35, Orange Refractor #/25, Black Refractor #/15, Canary Yellow Refractor #/10 (Retail), Red Refractor #/5, Super-Fractor #/1 (Hobby), Printing Plates 1/1

1 Bryce Harper
2 Wil Myers RC
3 Jose Reyes
4 Rob Brantly RC
5 Elvis Andrus
6 Matt Moore
7 Starling Marte
8 Kyuji Fujikawa RC
9 Aaron Hicks RC
10 Brandon Maurer RC
11 Casey Kelly RC
12 Jeurys Familia RC
13 Mike Minor
14 Alex Wood RC
15 Joey Votto
16 Curtis Granderson
17 Ben Revere
18 Giancarlo Stanton
19 Mariano Rivera
20 Tim Lincecum
21 Billy Butler
22 Yonder Alonso
23 Adeiny Hechavarria RC
24 Nolan Arenado RC
25 Felix Hernandez
26 C.J. Wilson
27 Tommy Milone
28 Kyle Gibson RC
29 Carlos Ruiz
30 Gerrit Cole RC
31 Avisail Garcia RC
32 Ike Davis
33 Jordan Zimmermann
34 Yoenis Cespedes
35 Carlos Beltran
36 Troy Tulowitzki
37 WeiYin Chen
38 Adam Wainwright
39 Oswaldo Arcia RC
40 Alex Gordon
41 Marco Scutaro
42 Jon Lester
43 Mike Morse
44 Jedd Gyorko RC
45 Nelson Cruz
46 Yu Darvish
47 Josh Beckett
48 Kevin Youkilis
49 Zack Wheeler RC
50 Mike Trout
51 Fernando Rodney
52 Jason Kipnis
53 Tim Hudson
54 Alex Colome RC
55 Alfredo Marte RC
56 Jason Heyward
57 Jurickson Profar RC
58 Craig Kimbrel
59 Adam Dunn
60 Hanley Ramirez
61 Jacoby Ellsbury
62 Jonathan Pettibone RC
63 Jered Weaver
64 Eury Perez RC
65 Jeff Samardzija
66 Matt Kemp
67 Carlos Santana
68 Brett Marshall RC
69 Ryan Vogelsong
70 Edwin Encarnacion
71 Mike Zunino RC
72 Buster Posey
73 Ben Zobrist
74 Madison Bumgarner
75 Robinson Cano
76 Jake Odorizzi RC
77 Eric Hosmer
78 Yasiel Puig RC
79 Hisashi Iwakuma
80 Ryan Zimmerman
81 Adam Warren RC
82 Jake Peavy
83 Mike Olt RC
84 Homer Bailey
85 Barry Zito
86 Wade Miley
87 Nick Swisher
88 Roy Halladay
89 Jackie Bradley Jr. RC
90 Jose Bautista
91 Will Middlebrooks
92 Yasmani Grandal
93 Allen Craig
94 Brandon Phillips
95 Lance Lynn
96 Justin Upton
97 Anthony Rendon RC
98 Ian Desmond
99 Matt Harrison
100 Justin Verlander
101 Adrian Gonzalez
102 Chris Davis
103 Jose Fernandez RC
104 Dexter Fowler
105 A.J. Burnett
106 Derek Holland
107 Cole Hamels
108 Marcell Ozuna RC
109 James Shields
110 Josh Hamilton
111 Desmond Jennings
112 Jaime Garcia
113 ShinSoo Choo
114 Freddie Freeman
115 Nate Karns RC
116 Shelby Miller RC
117 Johnny Cueto
118 Jay Bruce
119 Chris Sale
120 Alex Rios
121 Michael Wacha RC
122 Mike Moustakas
123 Adam Eaton RC
124 Joe Nathan
125 Mark Trumbo
126 David Freese
127 Todd Frazier
128 Austin Jackson
129 Anthony Rizzo
130 Nick Maronde RC
131 Mat Latos
132 Salvador Perez
133 Albert Pujols
134 Dylan Bundy RC
135 Allen Webster RC
136 Andrew McCutchen
137 Jason Motte
138 Joe Mauer
139 Trevor Rosenthal RC
140 Nick Franklin RC
141 Asdrubal Cabrera
142 B.J. Upton
143 Aaron Hill
144 Jean Segura
145 Josh Willingham
146 Michael Bourn
147 Didi Gregorius RC
148 Jon Jay
149 Evan Longoria
150 Matt Cain
151 Yovani Gallardo
152 Paul Goldschmidt
153 Brett Lawrie
154 Hyun-Jin Ryu RC
155 Jayson Werth
156 R.A. Dickey
157 Adrian Beltre
158 Hunter Pence
159 Adam Jones
160 Brandon Morrow
161 Coco Crisp
162 Dustin Pedroia
163 Ian Kennedy
164 Stephen Strasburg
165 Jon Niese
166 Vidal Nuno RC
167 Matt Holliday
168 Carter Capps RC
169 Ryan Howard
170 David Ortiz
171 Alex Rodriguez
172 CC Sabathia
173 David Wright
174 Wilin Rosario
175 Ryan Braun
176 Angel Pagan
177 Josh Reddick
178 Miguel Montero
179 Corey Hart
180 Cliff Lee
181 Kevin Gausman RC
182 Melky Cabrera
183 Jesus Montero
184 Doug Fister
185 Jim Johnson
186 Carlos Gonzalez
187 Starlin Castro
188 Tyler Skaggs RC
189 Tony Cingrani RC
190 Matt Magill RC
191 Mark Reynolds
192 Bruce Rondon RC
193 Prince Fielder
194 Jose Altuve
195 Chase Headley
196 Andre Ethier
197 Hiroki Kuroda
198 Gio Gonzalez
199 Mark Teixeira
200 Miguel Cabrera
201 Aroldis Chapman
202 Nate Freiman RC
203 Ian Kinsler
204 Trevor Bauer
205 Manny Machado RC
206 Josh Johnson
207 Melky Mesa RC
208 Michael Young
209 Evan Gattis RC
210 Yadier Molina
211 Kris Medlen
212 Sean Doolittle RC
213 Torii Hunter
214 Brian McCann
215 Derek Jeter
216 Mike Kickham RC
217 Carlos Martinez RC
218 Paco Rodriguez RC
219 David Price
220 Clayton Kershaw
2013 Bowman Chrome Baseball Dylan Bundy Image

Prospects Set Checklist

Featuring 110 cards
PARALLEL CARDS: Refractor, X-Fractor, Blue Refractor #/250, Purple Refractor #/199, Gold Refractor #/50, Pink Refractor #/35, Orange Refractor #/25, Black Refractor #/15, Canary Yellow Refractor #/10 (Retail), Red Refractor #/5, Super-Fractor #/1 (Hobby), Printing Plates #/1

BCP111 Daniel Watts
BCP112 Nolan Fontana
BCP113 Addison Russell
BCP114 Mauricio Cabrera
BCP115 Marco Hernandez
BCP116 Jack Leathersich
BCP117 Edwin Escobar
BCP118 Onelki Garcia
BCP119 Arismendy Alcantara
BCP120 Deven Marrero
BCP121 Adam Walker
BCP122 Erik Johnson
BCP123 Stryker Trahan
BCP124 Dan Langfield
BCP125 Corey Seager
BCP126 Harold Castro
BCP127 Victor Roache
BCP128 Deivi Grullon
BCP129 Francellis Montas
BCP130 Mike Piazza
BCP131 Miguel Almonte
BCP132 Renato Nunez
BCP133 Tzu-Wei Lin
BCP134 Tyler Glasnow
BCP135 Zach Eflin
BCP136 Gustavo Cabrera
BCP137 J.T. Chargois
BCP138 Max Fried
BCP139 Ty Buttrey
BCP140 Jimmy Nelson
BCP141 Alexis Rivera
BCP142 Jeremy Rathjen
BCP143 Ismael Guillon
BCP144 C.J. Edwards
BCP145 Jorge Martinez
BCP146 Nik Turley
BCP147 Jeremy Baltz
BCP148 Wilfredo Rodriguez
BCP149 Matt Wisler
BCP150 Henry Owens
BCP151 Luis Merejo
BCP152 Pat Light
BCP153 Rainy Lara
BCP154 Chris Stratton
BCP155 Taylor Dugas
BCP156 Andrew Toles
BCP157 Matt Reynolds
BCP158 Tyrone Taylor
BCP159 Andry Ubiera
BCP160 Miguel Andujar
BCP161 Jake Lamb
BCP162 Parker Bridwell
BCP163 Matt Curry
BCP164 Viosergy Rosa
BCP165 Carlos Tocci
BCP166 Ryan Court
BCP167 Breyvic Valera
BCP168 David Holmberg
BCP169 Derek Jones
BCP170 R.J. Alvarez
BCP171 Adalberto Mejia
BCP172 Saxon Butler
BCP173 Nestor Molina
BCP174 Rafael De Paula
BCP175 Adys Portillo
BCP176 Yohander Mendez
BCP177 Cameron Gallagher
BCP178 Rock Shoulders
BCP179 Nick Tropeano
BCP180 Tyler Heineman
BCP181 Wade Hinkle
BCP182 Roberto Osuna
BCP183 Drew Steckenrider
BCP184 Austin Schotts
BCP185 Joan Gregorio
BCP186 Dylan Cozens
BCP187 Jose Peraza
BCP188 Mitch Brown
BCP189 Yeison Asencio
BCP190 Danry Vasquez
BCP191 Jose Berrios
BCP192 Cody Asche
BCP193 Julian Yan
BCP194 Tyler Pike
BCP195 Gabriel Encinas
BCP196 Luis Mateo
BCP197 Michael Perez
BCP198 Hanser Alberto
BCP199 Andrew Aplin
BCP200 Lance McCullers
BCP201 Tom Murphy
BCP202 Patrick Leonard
BCP203 B.J. Boyd
BCP204 Rafael Montero
BCP205 Kyle Smith
BCP206 Albert Almora
BCP207 Eduardo Rodriguez
BCP208 Anthony Alford
BCP209 Dustin Geiger
BCP210 Andre Rienzo
BCP211 Jin-De Jhang
BCP212 Jorge Polanco
BCP213 Jorge Alfaro
BCP214 Luis Torrens
BCP215 Luiz Gohara
BCP216 Luigi Rodriguez
BCP217 Courtney Hawkins
BCP218 Tommy Kahnle
BCP219 Keury de la Cruz
BCP220 Mac Williamson
2013 Bowman Chrome Baseball Purple Refractor Image

Prospect Variations Set Checklist

BCP112 Nolan Fontana
BCP113 Addison Russell
BCP120 Deven Marrero
BCP123 Stryker Trahan
BCP125 Corey Seager
BCP127 Victor Roache
BCP138 Max Fried
BCP150 Henry Owens
BCP152 Pat Light
BCP154 Chris Stratton
BCP158 Tyrone Taylor
BCP178 Rock Shoulders
BCP190 Danry Vasquez
BCP194 Tyler Pike
BCP200 Lance McCullers
BCP204 Rafael Montero
BCP206 Albert Almora
BCP207 Eduardo Rodriguez
BCP213 Jorge Alfaro
BCP217 Courtney Hawkins

Autographed Rookies Set Checklist

Featuring 7 cards
AUTOGRAPHED PARALLEL CARDS: Blue Refractor #/150, Gold Refractor #/50, Orange Refractor #/25, Purple Refractor #/10 (Hobby), Red Refractor #/5 (Hobby), Super-Fractor #/1 (Hobby), Printing Plates #/1 (Hobby)

2013 Bowman Chrome Baseball Gold Refractor Autograph Image

Autographed Prospects Set Checklist

Featuring 57 cards. Full guide here. 
AUTOGRAPHED PARALLEL CARDS: Refractor #/500, Blue Refractor #/150, Gold Refractor #/50, Orange Refractor #/25, Purple Refractor #/10 (Hobby), Red Refractor #/5 (Hobby), Super-Fractor #/1 (Hobby), Printing Plates #/1 (Hobby)

BCA-AAL Arismendy Alcantara
BCA-AM Adalberto Mejia
BCP-AMO Adalberto Mondesi
BCA-AP Adys Portillo
BCA-AR Andre Rienzo
BCA-AS Austin Schotts
BCA-AW Adam Walker
BCA-CA Cody Asche
BCA-CG Cameron Gallagher
BCA-CT Carlos Tocci
BCA-DC Dylan Cozens
BCA-DG Deivi Grullon
BCA-DL Dan Langfield
BCA-DV Danry Vasquez
BCA-EE Edwin Escobar
BCA-EJ Erik Johnson
BCA-ER Eduardo Rodriguez
BCP-GG Gabriel Guerrero
BCP-HL Hak-Ju Lee
BCA-HC Harold Castro
BCA-HO Henry Owens
BCA-JA Jorge Alfaro
BCA-JB Jose Berrios
BCA-JBA Jeremy Baltz
BCA-JC J.T. Chargois
BCA-JL Jake Lamb
BCP-JT Jake Thompson
BCA-JN Jimmy Nelson
BCA-JP Jose Peraza
BCA-JPO Jorge Polanco
BCA-KD Keury de la Cruz
BCA-KS Kyle Smith
BCA-LM Lance McCullers
BCA-LMA Luis Mateo
BCA-LME Luis Merejo
BCA-LT Luis Torrens
BCA-MA Miguel Almonte
BCA-MAJ Miguel Andujar
BCA-MC Mauricio Cabrera
BCA-MK Mike Kickham
BCA-MR Matt Reynolds
BCA-MW Mac Williamson
BCA-MWI Matt Wisler
BCA-NT Nik Turley
BCA-NTR Nick Tropeano
BCA-OG Onelki Garcia
BCA-PL Patrick Leonard
BCA-RD Rafael De Paula
BCA-RM Rafael Montero
BCA-RO Roberto Osuna
BCA-TG Tyler Glasnow
BCA-TH Tyler Heineman
BCA-TM Tom Murphy
BCA-VR Victor Roache
BCA-WF Wilfredo Rodriguez
BCA-YA Yeison Asencio
BCA-YP Yasiel Puig
2013 Bowman Chrome Baseball Orange Refractor Autograph Image

Blue Sapphire Reprint Set Checklist

Featuring 8 cards

68 Jim Thome
71 David Ortiz
181 Jimmy Rollins
220 Ken Griffey Jr.
242 Ernie Banks
266 John Smoltz
379 Joe Mauer
421 Jose Bautista
BDP138 Ryan Howard
2013 Bowman Chrome Baseball Sapphire Ernie Banks Image

Blue Sapphire Autographs Set Checklist

Featuring 5 cards
Serial Numbered #/5

71 David Ortiz
220 Ken Griffey Jr.
242 Ernie Banks
266 John Smoltz
379 Joe Mauer

Bowman Black Collection Set Checklist

Featuring 25 cards
Serial Numbered #/25; Hobby only

BBC-AE Alfredo Escalero-Maldonado
BBC-AA Anthony Alford
BBC-AR Andre Rienzo
BBC-AS Austin Schotts
BBC-CT Carlos Tocci
BBC-DL Dan Langfield
BBC-DV Danry Vasquez
BBC-HC Harold Castro
BBC-HL Hak-Ju Lee
BBC-HO Henry Owens
BBC-JB Jose Berrios
BBC-JN Jimmy Nelson
BBC-JP Jose Peraza
BBC-LM Lance McCullers
BBC-LME Luis Merejo
BBC-MA Miguel Almonte
BBC-MAN Miguel Andujar
BBC-MR Matt Reynolds
BBC-MW Mac Williamson
BBC-MWE Matt Wisler
BBC-PK Patrick Kivlehan
BBC-RD Rafael De Paula
BBC-TG Tyler Glasnow
BBC-TM Tom Murphy
BBC-ZE Zach Eflin

Fit the Bill Die-Cut Set Checklist

Featuring 25 cards
Serial Numbered #/99
PARALLEL CARDS: X-Fractor #/24, Atomic Refractor #/10

FTB-AC Aroldis Chapman
FTB-AM Andrew McCutchen
FTB-AR Anthony Rizzo
FTB-BH Bryce Harper
FTB-BP Buster Posey
FTB-CG Carlos Gonzalez
FTB-CK Clayton Kershaw
FTB-CKR Craig Kimbrel
FTB-CS Chris Sale
FTB-DP David Price
FTB-DW David Wright
FTB-EL Evan Longoria
FTB-FH Felix Hernandez
FTB-GS Giancarlo Stanton
FTB-JH Jason Heyward
FTB-JU Justin Upton
FTB-MH Matt Harvey
FTB-MM Manny Machado
FTB-MMO Matt Moore
FTB-MT Mike Trout
FTB-PG Paul Goldschmidt
FTB-SS Stephen Strasburg
FTB-YC Yoenis Cespedes
FTB-YD Yu Darvish
FTB-YP Yasiel Puig
2013 Bowman Chrome Baseball Fit the Bill Image

Fill the Bill Autographs Set Checklist

Featuring 10 cards
Serial Numbered #/25

FTBA-AR Anthony Rizzo
FTBA-BH Bryce Harper
FTBA-BP Buster Posey
FTBA-CS Chris Sale
FTBA-DW David Wright
FTBA-EL Evan Longoria
FTBA-GS Giancarlo Stanton
FTBA-MM Manny Machado
FTBA-MT Mike Trout
FTBA-YC Yoenis Cespedes

Rising thru the Ranks Mini Chrome Set Checklist

Featuring 30 cards
PARALLEL CARDS: Blue Refractor #/250, Black Refractor #/10, Canary Yellow Refractor #/10, Red Refractor #/5, Superfractor 1/1

RTR-AA Albert Almora
RTR-AB Archie Bradley
RTR-AH Alen Hanson
RTR-AM Alex Meyer
RTR-AR Addison Russell
RTR-CC C.J. Cron
RTR-CCO Carlos Correa
RTR-CS Corey Seager
RTR-DD David Dahl
RTR-DP Dorssys Paulino
RTR-DV Dan Vogelbach
RTR-FL Francisco Lindor
RTR-GP Gregory Polanco
RTR-GS Gary Sanchez
RTR-JG Joey Gallo
RTR-JP Joc Pederson
RTR-JS Jorge Soler
RTR-KC Kyle Crick
RTR-KCO Kaleb Cowart
RTR-KZ Kyle Zimmer
RTR-MB Matt Barnes
RTR-MF Michael Fulmer
RTR-MFR Max Fried
RTR-MW Mason Williams
RTR-RQ Roman Quinn
RTR-RS Robert Stephenson
RTR-TA Tyler Anderson
RTR-TAU Tyler Austin
RTR-TG Taylor Guerrieri
RTR-XB Xander Bogaerts
2013 Bowman Chrome Baseball Autograph Image

Rising thru the Ranks Autographs Set Checklist

Featuring 5 cards
Serial Numbered #/25

RTR-DD David Dahl
RTR-DV Dan Vogelbach
RTR-JS Jorge Soler
RTR-MF Michael Fulmer
RTR-TG Taylor Guerrieri

SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game Player-Worn Hat Redemption Set Checklist

Product Details

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2013 Bowman Chrome Baseball uses a formula that has worked for years. Take the latest rookies, a generous dose of prospects, lots of color, and top it off with autographs. While the overall feel may lean towards continuity, the set has some new inserts and different spins.

Every 2013 Bowman Chrome Baseball hobby box comes with the standard one autograph. Adding a little unpredictability is the addition of a second signature in every third box. Most of these fall under the Chrome Prospect Autograph and Chrome Rookie Autograph banners. Both have several Refractor parallels: Blue (#/150), Gold (#/50), Orange (#/25), Purple (#/10), Red (#/5), and Superfractor (1/1), as well as Printing Plates. Prospect Autographs also have basic  Refractor parallels numbered to 500.

The 2013 Bowman Chrome Baseball base set has 240 cards, 190 veterans and 50 rookie cards. Arriving with a similar look are 110 Prospect inserts. These cards have a Refractor structure that's similar to the Chrome Autographs with a couple of exceptions. Basic Refractors are not numbered. Blue Refractors come numbered to 250 and Purple Refractors are numbered to 199. Gold, Orange, Red and Superfractors all come in the same quantities as autograph parallels. A total of 20 Prospects also have variation versions.

Risin' Thru the Ranks is a mini chrome insert that spotlights one prospect from every organization. Emphasis is put on those who are fast-tracking their way to the majors. Autographed versions are numbered to 25.

Some highly touted prospects live up to the hype. Others flop. Fit the Bill Die-Cut cards focus on veteran players who followed through on the high expectations placed on them. Basic versions are numbered to 99. Autographed Refractors are limited to 25 numbered copies.

Carrying on from other 2013 Bowman-brand sets are Bowman Black Autographs (#/25) and 65th Anniversary Sapphire Refractors that spotlight some of the top Bowman rookie cards in the brand's history. Autographed versions are numbered to 5.

2013 Bowman Chrome Baseball is rounded out by redemptions for game-used All-Star Futures Game hats. These are exclusive to hobby boxes.

Estimated Release Date: 9/27/13
Product Configuration: 18 packs per box, 4 cards per pack
Price Point: Mid-End Baseball Card
Target Audience: Chromies, Prospectors, Set Collectors, Autograph Collectors, Player Collectors, Refractor Fans

2013 Bowman Chrome Baseball Box Break

  • 1 Autograph
  • 72 Total Cards
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2013 BOWMAN CHROME MiGUEL ANDUJAR RC AUTO AUTOGRAPH LIVE YANKEES
$14.99
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Austin Schotts Auto 5 50 2013 Bowman Chrome Gold Refractor Autograph Tigers
$34.99
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2013 Bowman Chrome Miguel Almonte Gold Refractor Auto Rookie # 50 - Royals!
$64.99
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2013 Bowman Chrome Miguel Almonte Gold Refractor Auto Rookie # 50 - Royals!
$64.99
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ANDREW APLIN 2013 Bowman Chrome Blue Wave Refractor Auto Rookie Card RC 26 50
$29.00
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2013 Bowman Chrome David Wright Fit The Bill Refractor Auto 25 Rare
$40.00
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2013 Bowman Chrome Miguel Almonte Blue Refractor Auto Rookie # 150 - Royals!
$34.99
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2013 BOWMAN CHROME GREGORY POLANCO AUTO RC BLUE REFRACTOR BGS 9.5 10 AUTO
$316.00
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2013 Bowman Chrome Byron Buxton Base Auto Bgs 9.5 10
$162.50
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2013 Bowman Chrome Byron Buxton Base Auto Bgs 9.5 10
$137.50
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2013 Bowman Chrome Gabriel Gurrero Chrome Auto Mariners Hot!
$9.99
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2013 Bowman Chrome Auto GREEN Refractor 75, Dominic Smith, NY Mets BGS 9 Mint
$250.00
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2013 Bowman Chrome Gregory Polanco auto BGS 9.5 10
$109.99
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Arismendy Alcantara 2013 Bowman Chrome RC On-Card Auto Cubs WOW
$15.50
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2013 BOWMAN CHROME DRAFT - DRAFT PICK - AUTOGRAPH - KEVIN FRANKLIN
$7.00
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LUIS SARDINAS 2013 Bowman Chrome Social Media Refractor Auto 6 10 Rangers BL89
$124.99
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Product Review

2013 Bowman Chrome Baseball Product Review

Reviewed by Leland Page

Good: On-card autographs. Lots of colored Refractors. Affordable product.

Bad: Difficult to hit big. Only one autograph per box. Most prospect cards take time to develop and gain value.

The Bottom Line: 2013 Bowman Chrome Baseball is one of the most anticipated products each year for prospect collectors. When players make it to the big leagues and become stars, their Bowman Chrome autographs are usually their most sought after cards. 2013 Bowman Chrome Baseball is especially attractive with the possibility of pulling a Yasiel Puig autograph.

Staff Rating:
3.5 / 5.0

Card Design: 2.5/5.0

The card design is typical of past Bowman Chrome products with the plain white border. One slight improvement is that they have at least incorporated the team colors between the photo and border.

The prospect photos are improved over years past where they were sloppily air brushed into their professional uniforms. Now most of them are either featured in their uniforms or the photos look much more realistic. I like the close-up shots of the players hitting or throwing the ball.

I'm not a fan that the "1st Bowman Chrome Card" notation is missing. While I generally know who the first cards are of the top-tier prospects, it's tough keeping tabs on all of them.

Like many collectors, one of my favorite aspects of Bowman Chrome are the rainbow of Refractors. I especially like the addition of the Blue Sapphire Rookie Reprint cards. I would love to see that be a parallel of the base chrome cards and not just the rookie reprints. I also like the Rising Through the Ranks mini cards that are inserted one per box. These seem to be a popular addition very similar to the Cream of the Crop mini Refractors that were featured in regular 2013 Bowman Baseball.

Checklist: 4.0/5.0

As far as the prospects go, this particular run of Bowman Chrome leaves a lot to be desired. Unless you count Puig. That said, there is a very solid rookie class. One of the down sides of Bowman Chrome is that if you are a set collector, it will take a few boxes or some effort shopping around and trading to be able to complete the set.

One thing collectors need to be on the lookout for are the Prospect Variation cards. Many collectors may have them and not even realize it as the differences are very subtle compared to those seen in recent Topps products.

Value: 3.5/5.0

2013 Bowman Chrome Baseball is affordable. The difficulty is that unless you pull a nice colored Refractor Autograph or Puig, the market is not high on most of the players right now. It is always interesting to see what happens to prices once one of the prospects featured makes an impact in the big leagues. Many times, this is a wait-and-see product where collectors have to sit on the cards and hope the players move up through the ranks.

The Fun Factor: 4.0/5.0

With only one autograph per box, the fun and suspense decreases greatly once it is pulled. I pulled the autograph in the second pack. The only hope left was for some nice color, which this box delivered.

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Mike Zunino # 199 Blue Auto Relic Chrome Refractor 2013 Bowman Platinum Rookie
$40.00
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2013 BOWMAN CHROME PROSPECTS GOLD REFRACTOR CLAYTON BLACKBURN 12 50
$15.00
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Austin Schotts Auto 5 50 2013 Bowman Chrome Gold Refractor Autograph Tigers
$34.99
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2013 Bowman Chrome Gold Refractor Dilson Herrera RC 19 50 Pittsburgh Pirates
$9.99
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2013 Bowman Chrome Hyun-Jin Ryu Refractor Mini N0 Auto Lot 13 cards Dodgers
$6.99
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2013 Bowman Ben Rowen Chrome Black Refractor 99 BGS 9.5
$29.99
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2013 Bowman Luis Sardinas Chrome Gold Refractor 50 BGS 9.5
$29.99
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2013 Bowman Chrome Refractor Gregory Polanco RC Pittsburgh Pirates Rookie Card
$6.99
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2013 Bowman Chrome Miguel Almonte Gold Refractor Auto Rookie # 50 - Royals!
$64.99
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2013 Bowman Chrome Silver Wave Refractor Patrick Murphy RC 10 25 Toronto Rookie
$9.99
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2013 Bowman Chrome Miguel Almonte Gold Refractor Auto Rookie # 50 - Royals!
$64.99
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ANDREW APLIN 2013 Bowman Chrome Blue Wave Refractor Auto Rookie Card RC 26 50
$29.00
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2013 Bowman Chrome David Wright Fit The Bill Refractor Auto 25 Rare
$40.00
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2013 BOWMAN CHROME #193 PRINCE FIELDER REFRACTOR DETROIT TIGERS 1304
$5.35
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2013 Bowman Chrome Miguel Almonte Blue Refractor Auto Rookie # 150 - Royals!
$34.99
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2013 BOWMAN CHROME GREGORY POLANCO AUTO RC BLUE REFRACTOR BGS 9.5 10 AUTO
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2013 Bowman Chrome Baseball Cards, reviewed by Ryan Cracknell on 2013-12-03T07:45:01+00:00 rating 3.5 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. Looks to be another Excellent year for bowman. But release date is too late in the year.

  2. Is this being released on 9/27 or 10/2?

  3. David » Bumped up release on 9/27.

  4. is this checklist complete? I pulled a ryan howard bowman first year card BDP138. its of him in a USA baseball jersey..? and a john smoltz reprint err something? also the risin thru the ranks minis have #d parallels. not sure how deep it goes but I pulled a blue one /250.

  5. emeekins » This is the final checklist provide by Topps. If you look under the Blue Sapphire Reprint inserts, you will find both Smoltz and Howard. The only Rising through the Ranks parallels I have seen are the Blue Refractors #/250.

  6. whoops must’ve skimmed right past that section.. thanks!

  7. Flooded with 64 Autos most worthless and now the product is tanking 3 days into release . Thanks TOPPS!

  8. I pulled a gold refractor prospect card of Tyler Glasnow, but it is numbered /10 instead of /50 any idea what that’s about?

  9. ojcarrasco » There appears to be a yellowish Refractor that is numbered out of 10. It is a slightly different color than the gold Refractors, so it would be easy to miss if you did not check the numbering. eBay sellers are calling it a yellow or yellow gold parallel. Only a few have shown up online. Congrats on the pull.

  10. honestly nothing pisses me off more than an incomplete checklist. what’s the point? put out cards that no one knows about? all those “hidden” or “mystery” cards are thought to be fake. just put the goddamn checklist out for christsake. is that too hard?

  11. I take that back.. one thing gets on my nerves more than a bad checklist. it starts with an R and ends with -redemption.

  12. Thanks for the answer.

  13. I opened two hobby boxes and they both had very poor value. I only got 2 blue refractors, two lame autos, zero variations, zero fit the bills, and 13 of the 49 or so RC’s. I really haven’t been impressed with Bowman’s value the past 2 seasons, and I am done with Bowman. I’ll save my money for Topps and UD

  14. If I pull a prospect auto card, does that count towards the guaranteed auto in my box or should there be a second one with the prospect auto being a bonus auto in every third box?

  15. Chris » The sales material promised one autograph per box.

  16. Are there also black parrallells ? it isnt in the checklist?? /15

  17. Steven » Thanks!

  18. Interesting that they’ve tagged the Yasiel Puig card as a “RC” and yet they’ve also included a prospect autograph card of him as well. Why is that? More marketability for his autos?

  19. Ron » Not sure. Could be the card was in the production pipeline before he got called up. Whatever the case, the biggest thing was to get a signature of some sort in there.

  20. Hey! Love the site! Just wanted to mention a few parallels I saw missing:

    Bowman Chrome base cards (the 1 – 220 list) have X-fractors (possibly retail only?), Green Refractors, Magenta (or pink) Refractors /35, and printing plates.

    Risin’ Thru The Ranks minis also have Black Refractors /10, (Canary) Yellow Refractors /10, Red Refractors /5, and Superfractors /1.

    Fit the Bill Die-Cut’s also come in X-Fractors /24 and Atomic Refractors /10.

    The Bowman Chrome Prospects have an X-Fractor too.

    Thanks! I look to your checklists all the time! Figured I’d mention what I could to give back a little!

  21. Bought 3 boxes and am very pleased. Pulled 3 Auto’s plus a redemption for a total of 4 Autos. One of which I thought was a regular EG Auto, well just realized it is the Gold Refractor of EG Auto worth $300 not $100.
    The card I get in the mail Is a blue parallel R Auto. I see nothing in Beckett about parallel, but I see the “blue”. Any ideas? Or was the parallel part just left out to save some ink?
    Overall very satisfied. I am so happy, hope one day to pass my cards on to my nephew.

  22. Just picked up my first 3 packs of this and got a Matt Reynolds Bowman Black series autograph 22/25. Is he even a decent player? I hate when companies put low end players in high end inserts.

  23. Should there be an ACR (Autographed Chrome Rookies?) list added to the checklist? I have a Tyler Skaggs Autographed Refractor #/500 ACR-TS, and I don’t see it on this checklist or the Topps website.

  24. Casey » That card was included in 2013 Bowman Baseball (which also has Chrome cards): http://www.cardboardconnection.com/2013-bowman-baseball-cards

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