2014 Bowman Platinum Baseball Cards

2014 Bowman Platinum Baseball Cards

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2014 Bowman Platinum Baseball offers a slightly more upscale take on the games rookies and prospects than regular Bowman. It also has a more enticing configuration for collectors who prefer more autographs and hits. Hobby boxes promise a pair of Prospect Autographs as well as an Autographed Relic.

Printed on rainbow foil stock, the 2014 Bowman Platinum base set features both rookies and veterans. Parallels include Gold, Blue Sapphire, Ruby and one-of-one Printing Plates. The design is very minimal, which allows for the player and the foil to be the focal point.

The 100-card Prospect insert set has a similar design and its own mix of Refractor parallels: Refractors, X-Fractors, Green (#/399), Blue (#/199), Gold (#/50), Orange (#/25), Atomic (#/5), Printing Plates and Superfractors (1/1).

The two-per-box Prospect Autographs are all done as Refractors. Besides basic Refractors, several parallels add a chase element: Green (#/399), Blue (#/199), Gold (#/50), Red (#/25), Black (#/10), Atomic (#/5), Printing Plates and Superfractors.

Multi-signature cards come with two, three and six autographs.

Purely Platinum Autographs return. These one-of-one cards are printed on a metal-like stock and are exclusive to hobby packs.

Now in its third year, Bowman Black Autographs run throughout all 2014 Bowman baseball products. Signed in silver ink, cards are numbered to 25. Topps has also added a Violet parallel that is numbered to 10.

Autographed Relic and Autographed Jumbo Relics combine to fall one per box. Like regular autographs, these are done as Refractors and come with several parallels that are numbered as high as 199 going all the way down to one-of-one Superfractors.

New Autographed Platinum Cut Relics come numbered to 49.

2014 Bowman Platinum Baseball has several die-cut inserts. The main one is called Toolsy. These highlight the five talents that go into a top prospect. Arm, Average, Fielding, Power and Speed each have their own Toolsy card. There is also a special5-Tool version that features prospects that excel in all five areas.

Cutting Edge Stars is another die-cut set, this time focusing on rookies and veterans. Parallels iclude Die-Cut Relics (#/50) and Die-Cut Autographs (#/25).

Top Propects includes both Die-Cut (#/25) and Die-Cut Autograph (#/5) versions.

The 1989 Bowman Is Back Silver Diamond Refractor program continues, as it will throughout all 2014 Bowman baseball sets. In addition to regular cards done with the 1989 design, there are hobby-only Black Refractor Autographs that are numbered to 25.

The high-end chase includes Prospect Bat Plates (1/1) and redemptions for full pieces of Arizona Fall League All-Star Memorabilia. 2014 Bowman Platinum Baseball also has a contest where the grand prize is a behind-the-scenes look at the 2014 Bowman Fall Stars Game.

Estimated Release Date: 7/30/14
Product Configuration: 20 packs per box, 5 cards per pack
Price Point: Mid-End Baseball Card
Target Audience: Prospectors, Autograph Collectors

2014 Bowman Platinum Baseball Box Break

  • 2 Autographs
  • 1 Autographed Relic
  • 100 Total Cards

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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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