2012 Bowman Baseball Bowman Chrome Rookie Autographs Gallery

2012 Bowman Baseball Bowman Chrome Rookie Autographs Gallery

When collectors think of modern Bowman autographs, often it's the prospects. However, 2012 Bowman Baseball has a handful of rookie autographs that have been given the Bowman Chrome treatment. Each of these black-bordered cards is considered an official rookie card, although most do have prospect cards and signatures from earlier years that are just as desirable, if not more so, on the secondary market.

However, with such a strong rookie crop in 2012, there are many high-profile on-card autographs. The checklist is led by the likes of Yu Darvish, Jesus Montero, Matt Moore and Dellin Betances. 2012 Bowman Baseball has a total of 12 Bowman Chrome autographed rookie cards.

A last-second checklist change saw Jeff Locke (#204) added to the checklist. Chris Parmelee (#219) was originally slated to have an autograph but he does not.

The 2012 Bowman Baseball Bowman Chrome Rookie Autographs have several Refractor parallels as well. Basic Refractors are numbered to 500. Most of the Blue Refractors are numbered to 150 (Yu Darvish is numbered to 250). Other Refractors include Gold (#/50), Red (#/5) and one-of-one Superfractors. The set also has Printing Plates.

2012 Bowman Baseball Bowman Chrome Rookie Autographs combine with Bowman Chrome Prospect Autographs to fall at least one per hobby box. A gallery of the entire set is below as well as details on any previous Bowman-brand autographs they may have.

2012 Bowman Baseball Bowman Chrome Rookie Autographs Gallery

204 Jeff Locke

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Previous Bowman Autographs: 2007 Bowman Heritage Signs of Greatness, 2008 Bowman Signs of the Future, 2008 Bowman Sterling

209 Yu Darvish

Team: Texas Rangers
Previous Bowman Autographs: None

210 Jesus Montero

Team: Seattle Mariners
Previous Bowman Autographs: 2008 Bowman Chrome Draft, 2008 Bowman Sterling, 2008 Bowman Sterling Dual Autographs (with Mark Melancon), 2010 Bowman Platinum, 2010 Bowman Platinum Triple Autographs (with Carlos Santana and Buster Posey), 2011 Bowman Platinum Dual Autographs (with Gary Sanchez), 2011 Bowman Platinum Hexagraph Patches (with Yonder Alonso, Aroldis Chapman, Kyle Drabek, Jeremy Hellickson, Mike Minor), 2011 Bowman Platinum Triple Autographs (with Dustin Ackley, Lonnie Chisenhall), 2011 Bowman Platinum Triple Autographs (with Joe Mauer, Buster Posey)

211 Matt Moore

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Previous Bowman Autographs: 2011 Bowman Chrome Prospects, 2011 Bowman Sterling

212 Drew Pomeranz

Team: Colorado Rockies
Previous Bowman Autographs: 2010 Bowman Chrome Draft, 2010 Bowman Sterling

213 Jarrod Parker

Team: Oakland Athletics
Previous Bowman Autographs: 2008 Bowman Chrome Prospects

214 Devin Mesoraco

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Previous Bowman Autographs: 2007 Bowman Chrome Draft, 2007 Bowman Sterling

215 Joe Benson

Team: Minnesota Twins
Previous Bowman Autographs: 2007 Bowman Heritage Signs of Greatness, 2007 Bowman Sterling, 2011 Bowman Platinum

216 Brad Peacock

Team: Oakland Athletics
Previous Bowman Autographs: None

217 Dellin Betances

Team: New York Yankees
Previous Bowman Autographs: 2007 Bowman Signs of the Future, 2007 Bowman Chrome

218 Wilin Rosario

Team: Colorado Rockies
Previous Bowman Autographs: 2010 Bowman Chrome

220 Addison Reed

Team: Chicago White Sox
Previous Bowman Autographs: 2011 Bowman Chrome

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User Comments

  1. My first case purchase- went for three jumbo- and not a single Darvish, Moore, Pomeranz, or Montero autograph. :(

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