2012 Bowman Chrome Baseball Prospect Variation Short Prints Guide

2012 Bowman Chrome Baseball Prospect Variation Short Prints Guide

As you bust packs and boxes of 2012 Bowman Chrome Baseball, it could pay to keep a close eye. It's a Where's Waldo sort of chase for 20 different 2012 Bowman Chrome Baseball Prospect variations.

The variations aren't a part of the base set. Rather, they're the Prospect inserts. That means the players aren't household names. This could also make them easier to miss.

However, there are a few ways to spot a 2012 Bowman Chrome Prospect variation short print. The first is the photo. Some have only subtle differences. Most, though have the player fielding rather than batting or vice versa. A second way to spot variations is by the Bowman Chrome logo on the front. The regular versions of the Prospects have the '1st Bowman Chrome' logo on the front. Variants have the regular Bowman Chrome logo.

Finally, the fine print on the back of the card gives a hint. Of you look at the copyright info on the bottom of the back, there's a code at the end. Regular Bowman Chrome Prospect cards end with 21. Variations end with 53.

Inserted 1:475 hobby packs, 2012 Bowman Chrome variation short prints are a little tougher than 1:2 cases.

Below you'll find a complete checklist for all 20 variations as well as images, image descriptions and team info.

2012 Bowman Chrome Baseball Prospect Variations Checklist and Gallery

Please note that we're still looking for images and descriptions for Maikel Franco, Colin Walsh and Jake Buchanan.

BCP112 Maikel Franco, Philadelphia Phillies - fielding

2012 Bowman Chrome Baseball Prospect Variation Short Prints Guide 1

BCP114 Will Lamb, Texas Rangers - bent over

2012 Bowman Chrome Baseball Prospect Variation Short Prints Guide 2

BCP118 Matt Dean, Toronto Blue Jays - fielding

2012 Bowman Chrome Baseball Prospect Variation Short Prints Guide 3

BCP119 Kevin Pillar, Toronto Blue Jays - fielding

2012 Bowman Chrome Baseball Prospect Variation Short Prints Guide 4

BCP128 Jeremy Nowak, Baltimore Orioles - white jersey

2012 Bowman Chrome Baseball Prospect Variation Short Prints Guide 5

BCP130 Kyle Hendricks, Texas Rangers -red jersey

2012 Bowman Chrome Baseball Prospect Variation Short Prints Guide 6

BCP137 Colin Walsh, St. Louis Cardinals - fielding

2012 Bowman Chrome Baseball Prospect Variation Short Prints Guide 7

BCP138 Chris Hawkins, Toronto Blue Jays - batting

2012 Bowman Chrome Baseball Prospect Variation Short Prints Guide 8

BCP144 Blair Walters, Chicago White Sox - ball in glove

2012 Bowman Chrome Baseball Prospect Variation Short Prints Guide 9

BCP145 Jordan Scott, Houston Astros - running

2012 Bowman Chrome Baseball Prospect Variation Short Prints Guide 10

BCP169 Brian Pointer, Philadelphia Phillies - batting

2012 Bowman Chrome Baseball Prospect Variation Short Prints Guide 11

BCP187 Joshua Magee, Houston Astros -fielding

2012 Bowman Chrome Baseball Prospect Variation Short Prints Guide 12

BCP188 Michael Antonio, Kansas City Royals - with ball

2012 Bowman Chrome Baseball Prospect Variation Short Prints Guide 13

BCP189 Julio Concepcion, New York Mets - fielding

2012 Bowman Chrome Baseball Prospect Variation Short Prints Guide 14

BCP198 Bobby Bundy, Baltimore Orioles - cleats showing

2012 Bowman Chrome Baseball Prospect Variation Short Prints Guide 15

BCP200 Eduardo Rodriguez, Baltimore Orioles - leg up

2012 Bowman Chrome Baseball Prospect Variation Short Prints Guide 16

BCP205 Kenny Faulk, Detroit Tigers - ball at waist

2012 Bowman Chrome Baseball Prospect Variation Short Prints Guide 17

BCP211 Domingo Tapia, New York Mets - ball over head

2012 Bowman Chrome Baseball Prospect Variation Short Prints Guide 18

BCP213 Junior Lake, Chicago Cubs - fielding

2012 Bowman Chrome Baseball Prospect Variation Short Prints Guide 19

BCP215 Jake Buchanan, Houston Astros - gray jersey

2012 Bowman Chrome Baseball Prospect Variation Short Prints Guide 20

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Ryan Cracknell

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Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff.   His 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.

User Comments

  1. I’ve found a Colin Walsh variation if you’re still looking for the pictures. If’s a fielding pose. With this ratio, how many cards of each variation do you think existed?

  2. hyc (ID 76126) Thanks! We were able to a pic (but forgot to post right away – done now). Without numbering, it’s hard to say. The tough odds should keep them pretty rare, though.

  3. IS THE X-FRACTORS IN THE SET JUST SAY REFRACTORS ON THE BACK OF THE CARD AND NOT X-FRACTOR FOR EXAMPLE JULIO CONCEOCION #BCP189

    PLMK, THANKS JEFF

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