2013 Bowman Sterling Baseball Cards

2013 Bowman Sterling Baseball Cards

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On a per box basis, 2013 Bowman Sterling Baseball delivers the most rookie and prospect autograph content of the year. A single pack has more ink than the average 2013 Bowman hobby box. Of course, it comes at a high price. But for those looking for sheer quantity, this is where to go. Every 2013 Bowman Sterling Baseball pack has three autographs. Spread that across six packs, that's 18 autographs per box.

As with previous years, 2013 Bowman Sterling Baseball focuses on baseball's young stars. Nearly every card in the product features either a rookie or a prospect. The only place to find longtime veterans and retired greats is with the cross-brand Blue Sapphire Refractor set that celebrates some of the top Bowman-branded rookie cards of all-time.

The vast majority of autographs will be on-card once again. The main autograph sets also have a different design, switching from 2012's horizontal take to a more futuristic vertical look. Autographs come with many Refractor parallels, all of which are numbered: base Refractors (#/150), Green Refractors (#/125), Ruby Refractors (#/99), Orange Refractors (#/75), Gold Refractors (#/50), Blue Refractors (#/25), Purple Refractors (#/10), Canary Diamond (#/3), Red Refractors (1/1) and Superfractors (1/1). Each card also has Printing Plates.

Collectors looking for multi-signature cards can hunt for Dual Autographs. Like base autographs, they have Refractor versions as well: Refractors (#/35), Blue(#/15), Purple (#/5), Canary Diamond (#/3), Red (1/1), Printing Plates and Superfractors (1/1). The Duel (#/15) is another multi-signature set. It is a winning entry from an online contest that asked collectors to come up with their own idea.

2013 Bowman Sterling Baseball also has a handful of additional autographs. Sterling Auto Showcase honors the top prospects from 2013. Each card is numbered to 25 while a Sterling Silver parallel is numbered 1/1. Sterling Blue Sapphire Signings (#/50) use silver ink on blue backgrounds. Parallels include Ruby (#/25) and Superfractors (1/1). Nickname Autographs (#/15) are inscribed by the player. Bowman Black continues with another 25 cards, each numbered to 25.

Although much of the attention for 2013 Bowman Sterling Baseball is on the autographs, collectors shouldn't overlook the base rookies and Prospect inserts. Including Refractor parallels, they fall just one per pack. With such a lofty price tag, individual singles should prove to be somewhat difficult to find over time. Refractor parallels for the all-rookie base set and Prospect cards include Refractors (#/199), Gold (#/50), Blue (#/25), Purple (#/10), Canary Diamond (#/3), Red (1/1), Printing Plates and Superfractors (1/1).

Random 2013 Bowman Sterling boxes have a special Autographed Box Loader that is numbered to 20. These have one-of-one Superfractor parallels.

A portion of the product is available under an exclusive configuration intended for Asia. Each Asian box has one card not available in regular boxes intended for North American distribution. Asian exclusives include:

  • Base set Japan Fractor parallels (#/5).
  • Prospect Japan Fractor parallels (#/25).
  • Autograph Prospect parallel (#/5).
  • Asia-Exclusive Autographs (#/100 or less).
  • Yu Darvish Refractor Die-Cuts (five cards, #/25). Parallels: Autograph (#/3), Autographed Relic (1/1).
  • Hyun-jin Ryu Refractor Die-Cuts (five cards, #/25). Parallels: Autograph (#/3), Autographed Relic (1/1).

Product Configuration: 6 packs per box, 4 cards per pack
Price Point: High-End Baseball Card
Target Audience: Prospectors, Autograph Collectors

2013 Bowman Sterling Baseball Box Break

  • 18 Autographs
  • 24 Total Cards
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2013 BOWMAN STERLING J.P. CRAWFORD (2) RC AUTO LOT PHILLIES
$29.99
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2013 Bowman Sterling Nolan Arenado Blue Refractor auto, autograph, 25 25! HOT!!!
$59.99
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Julio Urias 2013 Bowman Sterling Auto
$19.50
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2013 BOWMAN STERLING JONTHAN GRAY (2) ROOKIE AUTO BASEBALL CARD LOT ROCKIES
$7.11
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DOMINIC SMITH METS 2013 STERLING AUTO AUTOGRAPH RC & YASIEL PUIG BOWMAN LOT MINT
$11.99
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2013 Bowman Sterling Prospect Certified Autograph Card - Taijuan Walker
$8.00
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2013 Bowman Sterling Jedd Gyorko Ruby Refractor Autograph # 99 Lot (2)
$7.99
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2013 Bowman Sterling Michael O'Neill Autograph Lot (4)
$7.99
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2013 Bowman Sterling Andrew Thurman Chrome Refractor Auto 94 150
$5.00
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2013 Bowman Sterling Brad Miller Autograph Lot (3)
$5.99
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2013 Bowman Sterling Jonathan Crawford Autograph Lot (2)
$5.99
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2013 Bowman Sterling Trey Ball Red Sox BGS 9.5 Auto RC
$39.99
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2013 Bowman Sterling Byron Buxton Twins Auto RC BGS 9.5
$99.99
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2013 Bowman Sterling Courtney Hawkins Autograph Lot (4)
$8.99
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2013 Bowman Sterling Autograph Prospect David Vidal BSAP-DV Reds
$7.99
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2013 Bowman Sterling Tucker Neuhaus Autograph Lot (4)
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Set Checklist

2013 Bowman Sterling Baseball Set Checklist

Base Set Checklist

50 cards. All are rookies.
PARALLEL CARDS: Refractor #/199, Gold Refractor #/50, Blue Refractor #/25, Purple Refractor #/10, Japan Fractor #/5, Canary Diamond #/3, Red Refractor 1/1, Superfractor 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1

1 Tyler Skaggs
2 Tony Cingrani
3 Shelby Miller
4 Oswaldo Arcia
5 Nolan Arenado
6 Nate Freiman
7 Mike Olt
8 Matt Magill
9 Marcell Ozuna
10 Manny Machado
11 Kyuji Fujikawa
12 Jurickson Profar
13 Jose Fernandez
14 Jedd Gyorko
15 Jake Odorizzi
16 Jackie Bradley Jr.
17 Hyun-Jin Ryu
18 Evan Gattis
19 Dylan Bundy
20 Didi Gregorius
21 Carlos Martinez
22 Bruce Rondon
23 Anthony Rendon
24 Allen Webster
25 Adeiny Hechavarria
26 Adam Eaton
27 Aaron Hicks
28 Michael Wacha
29 Michael Kickham
30 Jonathan Pettibone
31 Nick Franklin
32 Yasiel Puig
33 Gerrit Cole
34 Zack Wheeler
35 Wil Myers
36 Mike Zunino
37 Alex Wood
38 Christian Yelich
39 Jarred Cosart
40 Henry Urrutia
41 Sonny Gray
42 Grant Green
43 Cody Asche
44 Kyle Gibson
45 Josh Phegley
46 Brad Miller
47 Zoilo Almonte
48 Johnny Hellweg
49 Drake Britton
50 Jonathan Villar
2013 Bowman Sterling Baseball Base Yasiel Puig Image

Prospects Set Checklist

50 cards
PARALLEL CARDS: Refractor #/199, Gold Refractor #/50, Blue Refractor #/25, Japan Fractor #/25, Purple Refractor #/10, Canary Diamond #/3, Red Refractor 1/1, Superfractor 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1

BSP-1 Mark Appel
BSP-2 Xander Bogaerts
BSP-3 Tyler Austin
BSP-4 Clint Frazier
BSP-5 Taylor Guerrieri
BSP-6 Taijuan Walker
BSP-7 Rafael De Paula
BSP-8 Noah Syndergaard
BSP-9 Nick Castellanos
BSP-10 Miguel Sano
BSP-11 Kris Bryant
BSP-12 Pierce Johnson
BSP-13 Max Fried
BSP-14 Matt Barnes
BSP-15 Mason Williams
BSP-16 Mark Montgomery
BSP-17 Kolten Wong
BSP-18 Dominic Smith
BSP-19 Austin Meadows
BSP-20 Jorge Soler
BSP-21 Jonathan Singleton
BSP-22 Joey Gallo
BSP-23 Joc Pederson
BSP-24 Jesse Biddle
BSP-25 Javier Baez
BSP-26 Jameson Taillon
BSP-27 Gregory Polanco
BSP-28 George Springer
BSP-29 Gary Sanchez
BSP-30 Francisco Lindor
BSP-31 Dorssys Paulino
BSP-32 David Dahl
BSP-33 Colin Moran
BSP-34 Raul Mondesi
BSP-35 Courtney Hawkins
BSP-36 Kohl Stewart
BSP-37 Carlos Correa
BSP-38 C.J. Cron
BSP-39 Byron Buxton
BSP-40 Bubba Starling
BSP-41 Billy Hamilton
BSP-42 Archie Bradley
BSP-43 Alex Meyer
BSP-44 Alen Hanson
BSP-45 Addison Russell
BSP-46 Adam Walker
BSP-47 Oscar Taveras
BSP-48 Dan Vogelbach
BSP-49 Trey Ball
BSP-50 Jonathan Gray
2013 Bowman Sterling Baseball Prospects Base Kris Bryant Image

Autographed Rookies Set Checklist

18 cards
AUTOGRAPHED PARALLEL CARDS: Refractor #/150, Green Refractor #/125, Ruby Refractor #/99, Orange Refractor #/75, Gold Refractor #/50, Blue Refractor #/25, Purple Refractor #/10, Canary Diamond #/3, Red Refractor 1/1, Superfractor 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1

BSAR-AE Adam Eaton
BSAR-AW Allen Webster
BSAR-AWO Alex Wood
BSAR-CM Carlos Martinez
BSAR-DB Dylan Bundy
BSAR-DG Didi Gregorius
BSAR-EG Evan Gattis
BSAR-JF Jose Fernandez
BSAR-JG Jedd Gyorko
BSAR-JP Jonathan Pettibone
BSAR-MW Michael Wacha
BSAR-NA Nolan Arenado
BSAR-SM Shelby Miller
BSAR-TC Tony Cingrani
BSAR-TS Tyler Skaggs
BSAR-WM Wil Myers
BSAR-YP Yasiel Puig
BSAR-ZW Zack Wheeler
2013 Bowman Sterling Baseball Autographed Rookies Wacha Image

Autographed Prospects Set Checklist

88 cards
AUTOGRAPHED PARALLEL CARDS: Refractor #/150, Green Refractor #/125, Ruby Refractor #/99, Orange Refractor #/75, Gold Refractor #/50, Blue Refractor #/25, Purple Refractor #/10, Canary Diamond #/3, Red Refractor 1/1, Superfractor 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1

BSAP-AB Archie Bradley
BSAP-ABL Aaron Blair
BSAP-AC Andrew Church
BSAP-AH Alen Hanson
BSAP-AJ Aaron Judge
BSAP-AK Andrew Knapp
BSAP-AM Austin Meadows
BSAP-AT Andrew Thurman
BSAP-AW Austin Wilson
BSAP-BB Byron Buxton
BSAP-BM Billy McKinney
BSAP-BMI Brad Miller
BSAP-BS Braden Shipley
BSAP-BT Blake Taylor
BSAP-CA Chris Anderson
BSAP-CC Carlos Correa
BSAP-CE C.J. Edwards
BSAP-CF Clint Frazier
BSAP-CH Courtney Hawkins
BSAP-CK Corey Knebel
BSAP-CM Colin Moran
BSAP-CS Chance Sisco
BSAP-CSA Cord Sandberg
BSAP-DO Dillon Overton
BSAP-DP D.J. Peterson
BSAP-DPL Daniel Palka
BSAP-DS Dominic Smith
BSAP-DW Devin Williams
BSAP-EJ Eric Jagielo
BSAP-ER Eduardo Rodriguez
BSAP-GK Gosuke Katoh
BSAP-GP Gregory Polanco
BSAP-HD Hunter Dozier
BSAP-HG Hunter Green
BSAP-HH Hunter Harvey
BSAP-HR Hunter Renfroe
BSAP-IC Ian Clarkin
BSAP-JC J.P. Crawford
BSAP-JCA Jamie Callahan
BSAP-JCR Jonathon Crawford
BSAP-JD Jon Denney
BSAP-JG Jonathan Gray
BSAP-JH Josh Hart
BSAP-JMA Jacob May
BSAP-JMO Julio Morban
BSAP-JP Joc Pederson
BSAP-JS Jorge Soler
BSAP-JSW Jake Sweaney
BSAP-JU Julio Urias
BSAP-JW Justin Williams
BSAP-KF Kevin Franklin
BSAP-KS Kohl Stewart
BSAP-KZ Kevin Ziomek
BSAP-LM L.J. Mazzilli
BSAP-ML Michael Lorenzen
BSAP-MM Matt McPhearson
BSAP-MMO Mark Montgomery
BSAP-MO Michael O'Neill
BSAP-MS Miguel Sano
BSAP-NC Nick Ciuffo
BSAP-NK Nick Kingham
BSAP-NS Noah Syndergaard
BSAP-NTU Nik Turley
BSAP-OM Oscar Mercado
BSAP-OT Oscar Taveras
BSAP-PE Phil Ervin
BSAP-PK Patrick Kivlehan
BSAP-RD Rafael DePaula
BSAP-RE Ryan Eades
BSAP-RH Ryon Healy
BSAP-RJ Ryder Jones
BSAP-RK Robert Kaminsky
BSAP-RM Raul Mondesi
BSAP-RMC Reese McGuire
BSAP-RMM Ryan McMahon
BSAP-RQ Roman Quinn
BSAP-RU Riley Unroe
BSAP-TA Tim Anderson
BSAP-TAU Tyler Austin
BSAP-TB Trey Ball
BSAP-TDA Tyler Danish
BSAP-TN Tucker Neuhaus
BSAP-TW Taijuan Walker
BSAP-TWI Trevor Williams
BSAP-TWN Tom Windle
BSAP-VS Victor Sanchez
BSAP-XB Xander Bogaerts
BSAP-YV Yordano Ventura
2013 Bowman Sterling Baseball Autographed Prospects Buxton Image

Blue Sapphire Refractor Reprints Set Checklist

10 cards

CC Sabathia
David Wright
Derek Jeter
Felix Hernandez
Frank Thomas
Jackie Robinson
Mike Trout
Torii Hunter
Yasiel Puig
Yu Darvish
2013 Bowman Sterling Baseball Blue Sapphire Reprints Derek Jeter Image

Blue Sapphire Refractor Reprint Autographs Set Checklist

5 cards

David Wright
Frank Thomas
Miguel Cabrera
Mike Trout
Yu Darvish

Bowman Black Autographs Set Checklist

25 cards
Serial Numbered #/25
2013 Bowman Sterling Baseball Bowman Black Autographs Katoh Image

BBC-AB Aaron Blair
BBC-AC Andrew Church
BBC-AT Andrew Thurman
BBC-AW Austin Wilson
BBC-BS Braden Shipley
BBC-BT Blake Taylor
BBC-CK Corey Knebel
BBC-DP Dustin Peterson
BBC-DW Devin Williams
BBC-GK Gosuke Katoh
BBC-HD Hunter Dozier
BBC-HG Hunter Green
BBC-JD Jon Denney
BBC-JH Josh Hart
BBC-JW Justin Williams
BBC-KF Kevin Franklin
BBC-KZ Kevin Ziomek
BBC-ML Michael Lorenzen
BBC-NS Noah Syndergaard
BBC-OM Oscar Mercado
BBC-RE Ryan Eades
BBC-RM Ryan McMahon
BBC-RU Riley Unroe
BBC-TS Teddy Stankiewicz
BBC-TW Trevor Williams

Dual Autographs Set Checklist

10 cards
AUTOGRAPHED PARALLEL CARDS: Refractor #/35, Blue Refractor #/15, Purple Refractor #/5, Canary Diamond #/3, Red Refractor 1/1, Superfractor 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1
2013 Bowman Sterling Baseball Dual Autographs Image

SDA-BL Francisco Lindor
SDA-BL Javier Baez
SDA-CN Gavin Cecchini
SDA-CN Brandon Nimmo
SDA-CS George Springer
SDA-CS Carlos Correa
SDA-DS Travis d'Arnaud
SDA-DS Noah Syndergaard
SDA-HM Ty Hensley
SDA-HM Mark Montgomery
SDA-LC Francisco Lindor
SDA-LC Carlos Correa
SDA-RD Hyun-Jin Ryu
SDA-RD Yu Darvish
SDA-RT Tyrone Taylor
SDA-RT Victor Roache
SDA-RV Dan Vogelbach
SDA-RV Anthony Rizzo
SDA-ZW Mike Zunino
SDA-ZW Taijuan Walker

Nickname Autographs Set Checklist

5 cards
Serial Numbered #/15

NNA-AE Adam Eaton
NNA-BH Bryce Harper
NNA-DB Dylan Bundy
NNA-EG Evan Gattis
NNA-MT Mike Trout

Sterling Auto Showcase Set Checklist

10 cards
Serial Numbered #/25
PARALLEL CARDS: Sterling Silver 1/1
2013 Bowman Sterling Baseball Autographed Showcase Taveras Image

SAS-BB Byron Buxton
SAS-BH Bryce Harper
SAS-JP Jurickson Profar
SAS-MC Miguel Cabrera
SAS-MM Manny Machado
SAS-MT Mike Trout
SAS-OT Oscar Taveras
SAS-SM Shelby Miller
SAS-YD Yu Darvish
SAS-YP Yasiel Puig

Sterling Blue Sapphire Signings Set Checklist

10 cards
Serial Numbered #/50
PARALLEL CARDS: Ruby #/25, Superfractors 1/1
2013 Bowman Sterling Baseball Blue Sapphire Signings Buxton Image

BSS-BB Byron Buxton
BSS-HR Hyun-Jin Ryu
BSS-JP Jurickson Profar
BSS-MM Manny Machado
BSS-MS Miguel Sano
BSS-MT Mike Trout
BSS-OT Oscar Taveras
BSS-SM Shelby Miller
BSS-TD Travis d'Arnaud
BSS-WM Wil Myers

The Duel Set Checklist

10 cards
PARALLEL CARDS: Autograph #/15

TD-BJ Aaron Judge
TD-BJ Trey Ball
TD-CS Ian Clarkin
TD-CS Dominic Smith
TD-DT Mike Trout
TD-DT Yu Darvish
TD-HM Ty Hensley
TD-HM Deven Marrero
TD-MB Javier Baez
TD-MB Shelby Miller
2013 Bowman Sterling Baseball The Duel Trout Darvish Image

Box Loaders Set Checklist

5 cards
PARALLEL CARDS: Autograph #/25, Superfractor 1/1

BXA-BBS Marco Gonzales
BXA-BBS Trey Ball
BXA-BBS Chris Anderson
BXA-BBS Jonathon Crawford
BXA-BBS Braden Shipley
BXA-BBS Phil Bickford
BXA-DCA J.P. Crawford
BXA-DCA Hunter Dozier
BXA-DCA Tim Anderson
BXA-DCA Travis Demeritte
BXA-DCA Justin Williams
BXA-DCA Christian Arroyo
BXA-FMR Aaron Judge
BXA-FMR Billy McKinney
BXA-FMR Hunter Renfroe
BXA-FMR Austin Meadows
BXA-FMR Clint Frazier
BXA-FMR Phil Ervin
BXA-HMC Ty Hensley
BXA-HMC Aaron Judge
BXA-HMC Tyler Austin
BXA-HMC Ian Clarkin
BXA-HMC Mark Montgomery
BXA-HMC Eric Jagielo
BXA-MSP D.J. Peterson
BXA-MSP Colin Moran
BXA-MSP Dominic Smith
BXA-MSP Reese McGuire
BXA-MSP Nick Ciuffo
BXA-MSP Eric Jagielo


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User Reviews

  1. Way too many sticker autos….some of the same guys from last year….not too impressed…..

    Question though: Jose Fernandez, Xander Bogaerts, Yasiel Puig all have redemption autos, but do regular base autos redemption or otherwise exist for these three guys ????

  2. Such a poor effort. Nothing new. Anything of interest is diabolically rare. Outrageously overpriced. Everything that’s wrong with the hobby right now, but also, everything that is driving it.

  3. all cards have defects. I bought a case and for 1 card in the whole case that would grade. It is same as any Topps redemption. They all have defects. Mishandled somewhere along the line.

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