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2014 Bowman Baseball Cards

2014 Bowman Baseball Cards

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2014 Bowman Baseball marks the 25th anniversary of Topps reviving its one-time competitor. When they did, Topps rebranded it as a product focused largely on rookies and prospects. For the most part, 2014 Bowman Baseball sticks with the same formula it has used for several years now. It's the same formula that has made it one of the hobby's top-selling products as well. Baseball's youth get the primary spotlight (would you want it any other way) with a variety of prospect inserts, autographs, Chrome cards, Refractors and more.

The 2014 Bowman Baseball base set holds fast with a 220-card checklist that includes both rookies who debuted late in 2013 and key veterans. State and Home Town versions return, using a flag on the card to show where they're from. The number of base Bowman colors parallels explode with nine different parallels: Blue (#/500), Orange (#/250), Green (#/150), Yellow (#/99), Silver (#/75), Gold (#/50), Black (#/25), Purple (#/10), and Red (1/1). If that wasn't enough, there are Printing Plates as well.

Bowman Chrome Autographed Rookie Cards are hobby exclusives. These inserts have eight levels of numbered Refractor parallels. Print runs range from 500 down to 1/1 Superfractors.

The 110 base Bowman Prospect cards aren't so daunting on the parallel front. The have Blue (#/500), Orange (#/250), Red (1/1) and Printing Plate versions to go with the regular cards.

Always one of the main draws of the product, Bowman Chrome Prospects showcase baseball's rising stars. The Refractor rainbow returns, challenging player collectors and prospectors. Parallels include basic Refractors (#/500), Blue Refractors (#/250), Black Refractors (#/99), Green Refractors (#/75), Gold Refractors (#/50), Orange Refractors (#/25), Red Refractors (#/5), Printing Plates and Superfractors (1/1).

2014 Bowman Baseball hobby boxes guarantee one autograph. The majority are Bowman Chrome Prospect Autographs, which are seen as the top cards for debuting signers -- even more so than most official rookie cards. They have the same basic Refractor structure as regular Bowman Chrome Prospect cards save for a couple of changes. Autographed Blue Refractors are numbered to 150. Collectors can also find Purple Prospect Autographs. Numbered to 10, they are exclusive to jumbo boxes.

In case all these parallels weren't enough, base and Prospect cards also have Silver Ice parallels that fall one per hobby box and two per jumbo box. Besides basic versions, there are also Red Ice (#/25), Autographed Red Ice (#/25), Purple Ice (#/10) and White Ice (1/1) versions.

But wait, there's more! Hobby boxes have randomly inserted Blue Wave Refractor and Black Wave Refractor Hot Packs. The special Blue Wave packs also have random Red Wave Chrome Refractors (#/25) and Blue Wave Chrome Refractor Prospect Autographs(#/50). Black Wave hot packs also have Silver Wave Chrome Refractors (#/25) and Black Wave Chrome Prospect Autographs (#/50).

In honor of Bowman 2.0's 25th anniversary, every 2014 Bowman-brand release includes a selection of 1989 Bowman Is Back Silver Diamond Refractors. These use the 1989 Bowman Baseball design as its inspiration, only with new players and a lot more shine. Besides basic versions, hobby and jumbo packs have Black Refractor Autographs (#/25). Exclusive to hobby boxes are 1989 Bowman Buyback Autographs (#/5).

The Lucky Redemption Program returns with five cards. These are mystery redemptions that will be announced as the set releases and new players debut.

Other returning components in 2014 Bowman Baseball include AFLAC Perfect Game and Under Armour All-American Game Autographs, Bowman Black Autographs (#/25, Violet parallels #/10), Social Media Autographs (#/10), Dual Franchise Autograph Refractors (#/25) and Bowman's Top 100 Prospects inserts. Top 100 parallels include Die-Cut Refractors (#/99), Autographed Die-Cut X-Fractors (#/24) and Autographed Die-Cut Atomic Refractors (1/1).

Chrome Refractor Minis are back for a second season. This set includes five top prospects from each organization. And what would Chrome be without Refractors? Mini cards have seven levels of Refractor parallels. Chrome Refractor Autograph Mini Cards come with three parallels of their own.

The only memorabilia cards in 2014 Bowman Baseball are All-Star Futures Game Relics. Numbered to 25, these cards have jersey swatches from the annual event.

Limited to five copies across the entire product run is an Ultimate Prospect Autograph Book Card that has signatures from 25 top prospects.

Random 2014 Bowman Baseball boxes come with added goodies. Oversized 1989 Bowman Autographs are numbered to 20. The jumbo theme continues with Oversized Silver Ice cards numbered to 99. These have Red (#/10), White (1/1) and Purple Autographed (#/25) parallels.

The Bowman Golden Debut Contract program returns. Those who find a contract in their box get an autographed ball from a top baseball prospect. They also have a chance to appear on a 2015 Bowman Baseball card.

Product Configuration: Hobby Box - 24 packs per box, 10 cards per pack; Jumbo Box - 12 packs per box, 32 cards per pack
Price Point: Low-End Baseball Card
Target Audience: Prospectors, Set Builders, Autograph Collectors, Rookie Card Collectors

2014 Bowman Baseball Hobby Box Break

  • 1 Autograph
  • 1 Silver Ice Parallel
  • 48 Bowman Chrome Prospect Cards
  • 48 Bowman Prospect Cards
  • 240 Total Cards

2014 Bowman Baseball Jumbo Box Break

  • 3 Autograph Cards
  • 2 Silver Ice Parallels
  • 12 Bowman's Best Inserts
  • 72 Bowman Chrome Prospect Cards
  • 96 Bowman Prospect Cards
  • 384 Total Cards
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Set Checklist

2014 Bowman Baseball Set Checklist

Base Set Checklist

220 cards
PARALLEL CARDS: State & Home Town (1:8), Blue Bordered #/500 (1:27), Orange Bordered #/250 (1:55), Green Bordered #/150 (1:91), Yellow Bordered #/99 (1:138), Silver Bordered #/75 (1:172), Gold Bordered #/50 (1:273), Black Bordered #/25 (1:547), Purple Bordered #/10 (1:368), Red Bordered 1/1 (1:7,582 Hobby), Printing Plates 1/1 (Jumbo)
ICE PARALLEL CARDS: Silver Ice (1:24 combined Base and Prospects) Red Ice #/25 (1:275 Hobby), Purple Ice #/10 (1:734 Hobby), White Ice 1/1 ( 1:7,150 Hobby)

1 Derek Jeter
2 Gerrit Cole
3 Derek Holland
4 Brandon Beachy
5 Jay Bruce
6 Oswaldo Arcia
7 Ian Kennedy
8 Joe Nathan
9 Chris Johnson
10 Mike Leake
11 Andrelton Simmons
12 Trevor Rosenthal
13 Evan Gattis
14 Starling Marte
15 Coco Crisp
16 Starlin Castro
17 Desmond Jennings
18 Austin Jackson
19 Giancarlo Stanton
20 Nolan Arenado
21 Jordan Zimmermann
22 Johnny Cueto
23 R.A. Dickey
24 Bartolo Colon
25 Carlos Gomez
26 Jason Grilli
27 Craig Kimbrel
28 Salvador Perez
29 Matt Cain
30 Yu Darvish
31 Adrian Beltre
32 Sonny Gray
33 Zack Wheeler
34 Paul Goldschmidt
35 Ivan Nova
36 Matt Harvey
37 Will Middlebrooks
38 Torii Hunter
39 Andrew Lambo RC
40 Marcus Semien RC
41 Wilmer Flores RC
42 Kolten Wong RC
43 James Paxton RC
44 Abraham Almonte RC
45 Avisail Garcia
46 Francisco Liriano
47 Jayson Werth
48 James Shields
49 Josh Reddick
50 Miguel Cabrera
51 CC Sabathia
52 Tony Cingrani
53 Edwin Encarnacion
54 Chase Headley
55 Ian Desmond
56 Carlos Gonzalez
57 Mat Latos
58 Curtis Granderson
59 Alex Gordon
60 Anibal Sanchez
61 Ubaldo Jimenez
62 Aroldis Chapman
63 Jean Segura
64 Yovani Gallardo
65 Domonic Brown
66 Dustin Pedroia
67 Cole Hamels
68 Jarrod Parker
69 John Lackey
70 Hiroki Kuroda
71 Kendrys Morales
72 Anthony Rizzo
73 Tim Lincecum
74 David Freese
75 Hanley Ramirez
76 Albert Pujols
77 Carlos Beltran
78 Evan Longoria
79 Jose Fernandez
80 Matt Moore
81 Jarred Cosart
82 Hunter Pence
83 Kevin Pillar RC
84 Xander Bogaerts RC
85 Yordano Ventura RC
86 Taijuan Walker RC
87 Jake Marisnick RC
88 Masahiro Tanaka RC
89 Alex Rios
90 Jose Reyes
91 Jeff Samardzija
92 Jed Lowrie
93 Adam Wainwright
94 Max Scherzer
95 Daniel Nava
96 Anthony Rendon
97 Adam Lind
98 Jon Lester
99 Adrian Gonzalez
100 Clayton Kershaw
101 Matt Holliday
102 Felix Hernandez
103 Hisashi Iwakuma
104 J.J. Hardy
105 Yoenis Cespedes
106 Christian Yelich
107 Robinson Cano
108 Alex Cobb
109 Aaron Hill
110 Manny Machado
111 Wei-Yin Chen
112 Allen Craig
113 Joe Kelly
114 Joey Votto
115 Troy Tulowitzki
116 Billy Butler
117 Brian McCann
118 Koji Uehara
119 Jorge De La Rosa
120 Alfonso Soriano
121 Chris Sale
122 Michael Cuddyer
123 Josh Hamilton
124 Mike Napoli
125 Jose Bautista
126 Josh Donaldson
127 Nick Castellanos RC
128 Jonathan Schoop RC
129 Jimmy Nelson RC
130 Matt Davidson RC
131 Andre Rienzo RC
132 Billy Hamilton RC
133 Homer Bailey
134 Yadier Molina
135 Michael Wacha
136 Prince Fielder
137 Mike Minor
138 Wade Miley
139 Carl Crawford
140 Chris Davis
141 Gio Gonzalez
142 Brandon Moss
143 Jonny Gomes
144 Elvis Andrus
145 Buster Posey
146 Justin Verlander
147 C.J. Wilson
148 Pablo Sandoval
149 Asdrubal Cabrera
150 Andrew McCutchen
151 Andre Ethier
152 Kris Medlen
153 Freddie Freeman
154 Martin Prado
155 A.J. Burnett
156 Nick Swisher
157 Brad Ziegler
158 Mike Zunino
159 Wil Myers
160 Jason Kipnis
161 Jered Weaver
162 Trevor Bauer
163 Zack Greinke
164 David Wright
165 Cliff Lee
166 Matt Carpenter
167 Justin Upton
168 Mike Trout
169 Shelby Miller
170 Jurickson Profar
171 Christian Bethancourt RC
172 J.R. Murphy RC
173 Josmil Pinto RC
174 Michael Choice RC
175 Erik Johnson RC
176 Jose Ramirez RC
177 Adam Jones
178 Brett Lawrie
179 Kevin Gausman
180 Roy Halladay
181 Ian Kinsler
182 Andrew Cashner
183 Chase Utley
184 Patrick Corbin
185 Marco Scutaro
186 Ryan Zimmerman
187 Jose Iglesias
188 Eric Hosmer
189 Joe Mauer
190 Jedd Gyorko
191 Mark Trumbo
192 Tim Hudson
193 Pedro Alvarez
194 Tyler Skaggs
195 Nick Franklin
196 Chris Archer
197 Carlos Santana
198 Julio Teheran
199 Fernando Rodney
200 Bryce Harper
201 Matt Kemp
202 Jason Heyward
203 Brandon Phillips
204 Carlos Ruiz
205 Shane Victorino
206 Jonathan Lucroy
207 Hyun-Jin Ryu
208 David Ortiz
209 David Price
210 Jacoby Ellsbury
211 Madison Bumgarner
212 Wilin Rosario
213 Stephen Strasburg
214 Yasiel Puig
215 Tim Beckham RC
216 Travis d'Arnaud RC
217 Enny Romero RC
218 David Holmberg RC
219 Chris Owings RC
220 Onelki Garcia RC
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Prospects Set Checklist

PARALLEL CARDS: State and Hometown (1:8), Purple (Retail), Blue Bordered #/500 (1:79), Orange Bordered #/250 (1:150), Green #/199, Black #/99, Red Bordered 1/1 (1:15,000 Hobby), Printing Plates 1/1
ICE PARALLEL CARDS: Silver Ice (1:24 combined Base and Prospects), Red Ice #/25 (1:275 Hobby), Purple Ice #/10 (1:734 Hobby), White Ice 1/1 (1:7,150 Hobby)

BP1 Jason Hursh
BP2 Trey Ball
BP3 Jacob May
BP4 Rosell Herrera
BP5 Mark Appel
BP6 Julio Urias
BP7 Devin Williams
BP8 Ryan Eades
BP9 Eric Jagielo
BP10 Zach Borenstein
BP11 Jake Barrett
BP12 Wendell Rijo
BP13 Armando Rivero
BP14 Chris Taylor
BP15 Edwin Diaz
BP16 Dylan Floro
BP17 Jose Abreu
BP18 Luke Jackson
BP19 Billy Burns
BP20 Leonardo Molina
BP21 Billy McKinney
BP22 Chris Flexen
BP23 Kyle Parker
BP24 Pierce Johnson
BP25 Kris Bryant
BP26 Micah Johnson
BP27 Raimel Tapia
BP28 Preston Tucker
BP29 Christian Binford
BP30 Ty Buttrey
BP31 Brandon Trinkwon
BP32 Lewis Thorpe
BP33 Devon Travis
BP34 Cesar Puello
BP35 Tyler Wade
BP36 Daniel Robertson
BP37 Maikel Franco
BP38 Cody Reed
BP39 Sam Moll
BP40 Logan Vick
BP41 Gus Schlosser
BP42 Levon Washington
BP43 Chris Beck
BP44 Tim Cooney
BP45 Michael Feliz
BP46 Jamie Westbrook
BP47 Alex Reyes
BP48 Trevor Gretzky
BP49 Isiah Kiner-Falefa
BP50 Shawn Pleffner
BP51 Hunter Dozier
BP52 Hunter Renfroe
BP53 Ryder Jones
BP54 Tyler Danish
BP55 Matt McPhearson
BP56 Gosuke Katoh
BP57 Andrew Thurman
BP58 Jordan Paroubeck
BP59 Tucker Neuhaus
BP60 Dillon Overton
BP61 Ryon Healy
BP62 Chase Anderson
BP63 Daniel Palka
BP64 Duane Underwood
BP65 Carlos Contreras
BP66 Ben Lively
BP67 Anthony Santander
BP68 Melvin Mercedes
BP69 Josh Hader
BP70 Yimi Garcia
BP71 Orlando Arcia
BP72 Matthew Bowman
BP73 Jacob deGrom
BP74 John Gant
BP75 Robert Gsellman
BP76 Gabriel Ynoa
BP77 Anthony Aliotti
BP78 Chris Bostick
BP79 Drew Granier
BP80 Austin Wright
BP81 Brandon Cumpton
BP82 Kendry Flores
BP83 Jason Rogers
BP84 Ryne Stanek
BP85 Nomar Mazara
BP86 Victor Payano
BP87 Franklin Barreto
BP88 Santiago Nessy
BP89 Michael Ratterree
BP90 Manuel Margot
BP91 Gabriel Rosa
BP92 Nelson Rodriguez
BP93 Yency Almonte
BP94 Bobby Coyle
BP95 Pat Stover
BP96 Wuilmer Becerra
BP97 Miller Diaz
BP98 Akeel Morris
BP99 Kenny Giles
BP100 Brian Ragira
BP101 Victor De Leon
BP102 Steven Ramos
BP103 Chris Kohler
BP104 Seth Mejias-Brean
BP105 Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez
BP106 Alexander Guerrero
BP107 Jose Herrera
BP108 Tyler Marlette
BP109 Mookie Betts
BP110 Joe Wendle
2014 Bowman Baseball Cards 26

Prospect SP Set Checklist

 Inserted 1:9,300 hobby packs.

Prospects Autographs Set Checklist

22 cards. Retail only.
PARALLEL CARDS: Blue #/500, Orange #/250, Green #/100, Silver #/35

PA-AR Alex Reyes
PA-GS Gus Schlosser
PA-IK Isiah Kiner-Falefa
PA-JW Jamie Westbrook
PA-KB Kris Bryant
PA-KW Kyle Waldrop
PA-LV Logan Vick
PA-LW Levon Washington
PA-MA Mark Appel
PA-MF Michael Feliz
PA-MT Michael Taylor
PA-NK Nick Kingham
PA-RH Robert Hefflinger
PA-SM Sam Moll
PA-SP Shawn Pleffner
PA-TC Tim Cooney
PA-TCO Thomas Coyle
PA-TG Trevor Gretzky
PA-TK Tommy Kahnle
PA-TM Tommy Murphy
PA-WM Wyatt Mathisen
PA-ZP Zach Petrick
2014 Bowman Baseball Cards 27

Bowman Chrome Prospects Set Checklist

REFRACTOR PARALLEL CARDS: Refractor #/500 (1:45), Blue #/250 (1:91), Black #/99 (1:229), Green #/75 (1:303), Gold #/50 (1:453), Orange #/25 (1:908), Red #/5 (Hobby) (1:2,730), SuperFractor 1/1 (1:20,020 Hobby), Printing Plates 1/1 (Jumbo)
WAVE REFRACTOR PARALLEL CARDS: Black Wave, Blue Wave, Orange Wave (Retail), Green Wave #/25, Red Wave #/25, Silver Wave #/25

BCP1 Jason Hursh
BCP2 Trey Ball
BCP3 Jacob May
BCP4 Rosell Herrera
BCP5 Mark Appel
BCP6 Julio Urias
BCP7 Devin Williams
BCP8 Ryan Eades
BCP9 Eric Jagielo
BCP10 Zach Borenstein
BCP11 Jake Barrett
BCP12 Wendell Rijo
BCP13 Armando Rivero
BCP14 Chris Taylor
BCP15 Edwin Diaz
BCP16 Dylan Floro
BCP17 Jose Abreu
BCP18 Luke Jackson
BCP19 Billy Burns
BCP20 Leonardo Molina
BCP21 Billy McKinney
BCP22 Chris Flexen
BCP23 Kyle Parker
BCP24 Pierce Johnson
BCP25 Kris Bryant
BCP26 Micah Johnson
BCP27 Raimel Tapia
BCP28 Preston Tucker
BCP29 Christian Binford
BCP30 Ty Buttrey
BCP31 Brandon Trinkwon
BCP32 Lewis Thorpe
BCP33 Devon Travis
BCP34 Cesar Puello
BCP35 Tyler Wade
BCP36 Daniel Robertson
BCP37 Maikel Franco
BCP38 Cody Reed
BCP39 Sam Moll
BCP40 Logan Vick
BCP41 Gus Schlosser
BCP42 Levon Washington
BCP43 Chris Beck
BCP44 Tim Cooney
BCP45 Michael Feliz
BCP46 Jamie Westbrook
BCP47 Alex Reyes
BCP48 Trevor Gretzky
BCP49 Isiah Kiner-Falefa
BCP50 Shawn Pleffner
BCP51 Hunter Dozier
BCP52 Hunter Renfroe
BCP53 Ryder Jones
BCP54 Tyler Danish
BCP55 Matt McPhearson
BCP56 Gosuke Katoh
BCP57 Andrew Thurman
BCP58 Jordan Paroubeck
BCP59 Tucker Neuhaus
BCP60 Dillon Overton
BCP61 Ryon Healy
BCP62 Chase Anderson
BCP63 Daniel Palka
BCP64 Duane Underwood
BCP65 Carlos Contreras
BCP66 Ben Lively
BCP67 Anthony Santander
BCP68 Melvin Mercedes
BCP69 Josh Hader
BCP70 Yimi Garcia
BCP71 Orlando Arcia
BCP72 Matthew Bowman
BCP73 Jacob deGrom
BCP74 John Gant
BCP75 Robert Gsellman
BCP76 Gabriel Ynoa
BCP77 Anthony Aliotti
BCP78 Chris Bostick
BCP79 Drew Granier
BCP80 Austin Wright
BCP81 Brandon Cumpton
BCP82 Kendry Flores
BCP83 Jason Rogers
BCP84 Ryne Stanek
BCP85 Nomar Mazara
BCP86 Victor Payano
BCP87 Franklin Barreto
BCP88 Santiago Nessy
BCP89 Michael Ratterree
BCP90 Manuel Margot
BCP91 Gabriel Rosa
BCP92 Nelson Rodriguez
BCP93 Yency Almonte
BCP94 Bobby Coyle
BCP95 Pat Stover
BCP96 Wuilmer Becerra
BCP97 Miller Diaz
BCP98 Akeel Morris
BCP99 Kenny Giles
BCP100 Brian Ragira
BCP101 Victor De Leon
BCP102 Steven Ramos
BCP103 Chris Kohler
BCP104 Seth Mejias-Brean
BCP105 Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez
BCP106 Alexander Guerrero
BCP107 Jose Herrera
BCP108 Tyler Marlette
BCP109 Mookie Betts
BCP110 Joe Wendle
2014 Bowman Baseball Cards 28

Autographed Bowman Chrome Prospects Set Checklist

Inserted 1:42 hobby packs.
REFRACTOR PARALLEL CARDS: Refractor #/500 (1:155), Blue #/150 (1:515), Black #/99 (1:775), Green #/75 (1:1,035), Gold #/50 (1:1,555), Orange #/25 (1:3,085), Purple #/10 (Jumbo), Red #/5 (1:15,300), SuperFractor 1/1 (1:72,500), Printing Plates 1/1 (Jumbo)
WAVE REFRACTOR PARALLEL CARDS: Black Wave #/50, Blue Wave #/50, Orange Wave #/5

BCAP-AM Adam Morgan
BCAP-ARI Armando Rivero
BCAP-AT Andrew Toles
BCAP-AY Alex Yarbrough
BCAP-BB Billy Burns
BCAP-BT Brandon Trinkwon
BCAP-CB Christian Binford
BCAP-CBO Chris Bostick
BCAP-CD Chase DeJong
BCAP-CF Chris Flexen
BCAP-CK Chris Kohler
BCAP-CM Casey Meisner
BCAP-CP Cesar Puello
BCAP-CT Chris Taylor
BCAP-DF Dylan Floro
BCAP-DH David Holmberg
BCAP-DM Daniel McGrath
BCAP-DR Daniel Robertson
BCAP-DT Devon Travis
BCAP-ED Edwin Diaz
BCAP-FC Franchy Cordero
BCAP-GE Gabriel Encinas
BCAP-JAB Jose Abreu
BCAP-JB Jake Barrett
BCAP-JBE Javier Betancourt
BCAP-JG Joan Gregorio
BCAP-JHA Josh Hader
BCAP-JHU Jason Hursh
BCAP-JS Jacob Scavuzzo
BCAP-JW Jesse Winker
BCAP-KB Kris Bryant
BCAP-KM Ketel Marte
BCAP-KP Kyle Parker
BCAP-LJ Luke Jackson
BCAP-LM Leonardo Molina
BCAP-LT Lewis Thorpe
BCAP-MA Mark Appel
BCAP-MB Mookie Betts
BCAP-MF Maikel Franco
BCAP-MJ Micah Johnson
BCAP-MM Mike Mayers
BCAP-PJ Pierce Johnson
BCAP-PT Preston Tucker
BCAP-RB Rony Bautista
BCAP-RH Rosell Herrera
BCAP-RT Raimel Tapia
BCAP-SG Severino Gonzalez
BCAP-SMB Seth Mejias-Brean
BCAP-TB Ty Buttrey
BCAP-TN Tucker Neuhaus
BCAP-TW Tyler Wade
BCAP-WR Wendell Rijo
BCAP-YM Yohander Mendez
BCAP-ZB Zach Borenstein
2014 Bowman Baseball Cards 29

Autographed Bowman Chrome Rookies Set Checklist

16 cards. Inserted 1:960 hobby packs.
REFRACTOR PARALLEL CARDS: Refractor #/500 (1:1,005), Blue #/250 (1:938), Gold #/50 (1:4,700), Black #/35 (1:1,452), Orange #/25 (1:9,400), Green #/20 (Jumbo), Red #/5 (1:45,800), SuperFractor 1/1 (1:137,000), Printing Plates 1/1 (Jumbo)

BCAR-BH Billy Hamilton
BCAR-CO Chris Owings
BCAR-ER Enny Romero
BCAR-JM Jake Marisnick
BCAR-JN Jimmy Nelson
BCAR-JR J.R. Murphy
BCAR-JS Jonathan Schoop
BCAR-KW Kolten Wong
BCAR-MC Michael Choice
BCAR-MD Matt Davidson
BCAR-NC Nick Castellanos
BCAR-TD Travis d'Arnaud
BCAR-TW Taijuan Walker
BCAR-WF Wilmer Flores
BCAR-XB Xander Bogaerts
BCAR-YV Yordano Ventura

Chrome Refractor Minis Set Checklist

150 cards. Inserted 1:6 packs.
Featuring the top 5 prospects from each team, according to the Bowman Scout.
Some parallels, noted with *, feature a diagonal background design.
REFRACTOR PARALLEL CARDS: Blue* #/250 (1:65), Purple* #/99 (Retail), Orange* #/50 (1:326), Gold #/25 (1:540), Black #/15 (1:384) , Green #/10 (Jumbo), Red #/5 (1:2,700), Superfractor 1/1 (1:15,500)

BM-A1 C.J. Cron
BM-A2 Zach Borenstein
BM-A3 Kaleb Cowart
BM-A4 Hunter Green
BM-A5 Alex Yarbrough
BM-AB1 Lucas Sims
BM-AB2 Christian Bethancourt
BM-AB3 Jason Hursh
BM-AB4 J.R. Graham
BM-AB5 Jose Peraza
BM-AD1 Archie Bradley
BM-AD2 Matt Davidson
BM-AD3 Chris Owings
BM-AD4 Daniel Palka
BM-AD5 Brandon Drury
BM-BO1 Dylan Bundy
BM-BO2 Eduardo Rodriguez
BM-BO3 Hunter Harvey
BM-BO4 Jonathan Schoop
BM-BO5 Michael Ohlman
BM-BRS1 Xander Bogaerts
BM-BRS2 Henry Owens
BM-BRS3 Garin Cecchini
BM-BRS4 Mookie Betts
BM-BRS5 Anthony Ranaudo
BM-CC1 Javier Baez
BM-CC2 Kris Bryant
BM-CC3 C.J. Edwards
BM-CC4 Jorge Soler
BM-CC5 Albert Almora
BM-CI1 Francisco Lindor
BM-CI2 Clint Frazier
BM-CI3 Tyler Naquin
BM-CI4 Dorssys Paulino
BM-CI5 Trevor Bauer
BM-CR1 Billy Hamilton
BM-CR2 Robert Stephenson
BM-CR3 Phil Ervin
BM-CR4 Seth Mejias-Brean
BM-CR5 Nick Travieso
BM-CRO1 Jonathan Gray
BM-CRO2 Eddie Butler
BM-CRO3 David Dahl
BM-CRO4 Rosell Herrera
BM-CRO5 Raimel Tapia
BM-CWS1 Jose Abreu
BM-CWS2 Erik Johnson
BM-CWS3 Micah Johnson
BM-CWS4 Tim Anderson
BM-CWS5 Courtney Hawkins
BM-DT1 Nick Castellanos
BM-DT2 Devon Travis
BM-DT3 Jonathon Crawford
BM-DT4 Jake Thompson
BM-DT5 Corey Knebel
BM-HA1 Carlos Correa
BM-HA2 Mark Appel
BM-HA3 George Springer
BM-HA4 Lance McCullers
BM-HA5 Delino DeShields
BM-KCR1 Yordano Ventura
BM-KCR2 Kyle Zimmer
BM-KCR3 Raul Mondesi
BM-KCR4 Bubba Starling
BM-KCR5 Hunter Dozier
BM-LAD1 Joc Pederson
BM-LAD2 Julio Urias
BM-LAD3 Corey Seager
BM-LAD4 Chris Anderson
BM-LAD5 Zach Lee
BM-MB1 Jimmy Nelson
BM-MB2 Tyrone Taylor
BM-MB3 Devin Williams
BM-MB4 Victor Roache
BM-MB5 Taylor Jungmann
BM-MM1 Andrew Heaney
BM-MM2 Colin Moran
BM-MM3 Justin Nicolino
BM-MM4 Jake Marisnick
BM-MM5 Trevor Williams
BM-MT1 Byron Buxton
BM-MT2 Miguel Sano
BM-MT3 Alex Meyer
BM-MT4 Kohl Stewart
BM-MT5 Eddie Rosario
BM-NYM1 Noah Syndergaard
BM-NYM2 Travis d'Arnaud
BM-NYM3 Rafael Montero
BM-NYM4 Kevin Plawecki
BM-NYM5 Wilmer Flores
BM-NYY1 Gary Sanchez
BM-NYY2 Masahiro Tanaka
BM-NYY3 Tyler Austin
BM-NYY4 Rafael De Paula
BM-NYY5 Mason Williams
BM-OA1 Addison Russell
BM-OA2 Michael Ynoa
BM-OA3 Billy McKinney
BM-OA4 Renato Nunez
BM-OA5 B.J. Boyd
BM-PP1 Maikel Franco
BM-PP2 Jesse Biddle
BM-PP3 J.P. Crawford
BM-PP4 Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez
BM-PP5 Roman Quinn
BM-PPI1 Gregory Polanco
BM-PPI2 Tyler Glasnow
BM-PPI3 Alen Hanson
BM-PPI4 Jameson Taillon
BM-PPI5 Austin Meadows
BM-SDP1 Austin Hedges
BM-SDP2 Max Fried
BM-SDP3 Rymer Liriano
BM-SDP4 Matt Wisler
BM-SDP5 Jace Peterson
BM-SFG1 Kyle Crick
BM-SFG2 Clayton Blackburn
BM-SFG3 Edwin Escobar
BM-SFG4 Martin Agosta
BM-SFG5 Mac Williamson
BM-SM1 Taijuan Walker
BM-SM2 D.J. Peterson
BM-SM3 Danny Hultzen
BM-SM4 Victor Sanchez
BM-SM5 Chris Taylor
BM-STL1 Oscar Taveras
BM-STL2 Kolten Wong
BM-STL3 Carlos Martinez
BM-STL4 Stephen Piscotty
BM-STL5 James Ramsey
BM-TBJ1 Aaron Sanchez
BM-TBJ2 Marcus Stroman
BM-TBJ3 Roberto Osuna
BM-TBJ4 D.J. Davis
BM-TBJ5 Daniel Norris
BM-TBR1 Taylor Guerrieri
BM-TBR2 Hak-Ju Lee
BM-TBR3 Andrew Toles
BM-TBR4 Dylan Floro
BM-TBR5 Jeff Ames
BM-TR1 Joey Gallo
BM-TR2 Jorge Alfaro
BM-TR3 Rougned Odor
BM-TR4 Michael Choice
BM-TR5 Luis Sardinas
BM-WN1 Lucas Giolito
BM-WN2 A.J. Cole
BM-WN3 Brian Goodwin
BM-WN4 Nathan Karns
BM-WN5 Jake Johansen

Chrome Refractor Autographed Minis Set Checklist

10 cards
REFRACTOR PARALLEL CARDS: Purple, Gold #/25 (1:3,465), Red #/5, (Jumbo), Superfractor 1/1 (1:200,000)

CMA-CF Clint Frazier
CMA-GS George Springer
CMA-JA Jeff Ames
CMA-JU Julio Urias
CMA-MA Mark Appel
CMA-MD Matt Davidson
CMA-MF Maikel Franco
CMA-MJ Micah Johnson
CMA-OT Oscar Taveras
CMA-TD Travis d'Arnaud

1989 Bowman is Back Silver Diamond Refractor Set Checklist

25 cards. Inserted 1:24 hobby packs.

89BIB-BB Byron Buxton
89BIB-BH Billy Hamilton
89BIB-BJ Bo Jackson
89BIB-CB Craig Biggio
89BIB-CR Cal Ripken Jr.
89BIB-DJ Derek Jeter
89BIB-DW David Wright
89BIB-FL Francisco Lindor
89BIB-GB George Brett
89BIB-GM Greg Maddux
89BIB-JE Jacoby Ellsbury
89BIB-KB Kris Bryant
89BIB-KG Ken Griffey Jr.
89BIB-MA Mark Appel
89BIB-MF Maikel Franco
89BIB-OT Oscar Taveras
89BIB-PM Paul Molitor
89BIB-TD Travis d'Arnaud
89BIB-TG Tom Glavine
89BIB-TT Troy Tulowitzki
89BIB-WF Wilmer Flores
89BIB-WM Wil Myers
89BIB-XB Xander Bogaerts
89BIB-YM Yadier Molina
89BIB-YP Yasiel Puig
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1989 Bowman is Back Black Refractor Autograph Set Checklist

10 cards. Inserted 1:16,200 hobby packs.
Serial Numbered #/25

89BIBA-CB Craig Biggio
89BIBA-CR Cal Ripken Jr.
89BIBA-KB Kris Bryant
89BIBA-KG Ken Griffey Jr.
89BIBA-MA Mark Appel
89BIBA-PM Paul Molitor
89BIBA-TG Tom Glavine
89BIBA-TT Troy Tulowitzki
89BIBA-WM Wil Myers
89BIBA-XB Xander Bogaerts

1989 Autographed Buyback Set Checklist

Serial Numbered #5
Hobby Only. Inserted 1:125,000 packs.

Bo Jackson
Cal Ripken Jr.
Ken Griffey Jr.
Mark McGwire
Rickey Henderson

AFLAC/Perfect Game/Under Armour Autographs Set Checklist

15 cards. Inserted 1:1,150 hobby packs.

Austin Meadows
Billy McKinney
Clint Frazier
Cord Sandberg
Corey Seager
Dominic Smith
Henry Owens
Hunter Harvey
J.P. Crawford
Justin Williams
Lewis Brinson
Matt McPhearson
Michael Lorenzen
Nick Ciuffo
Trey Ball

Autographed Ice Set Checklist

30 cards
SILVER ICE PARALLEL CARDS: Autographed Red Ice #/25 (1:2,740 Hobby), Autographed Purple Ice #/10 (1:7,950 Hobby)

AI-AA Andrew Aplin
AI-AAL Albert Almora
AI-AH Austin Hedges
AI-AM Alex Meyer
AI-BB Byron Buxton
AI-BBA Barrett Barnes
AI-BG Brian Goodwin
AI-BN Brandon Nimmo
AI-CC C.J. Cron
AI-DD David Dahl
AI-DDA D.J. Davis
AI-DM Deven Marrero
AI-DV Daniel Vogelbach
AI-EB Eddie Butler
AI-FL Francisco Lindor
AI-GC Gavin Cecchini
AI-GS George Springer
AI-JB Jesse Biddle
AI-JS Jonathan Singleton
AI-KZ Kyle Zimmer
AI-LS Lucas Sims
AI-MB Matt Barnes
AI-PO Peter O'Brien
AI-SH Slade Heathcott
AI-SP Stephen Piscotty
AI-TD Travis d'Arnaud
AI-TH Ty Hensley
AI-TP Tyler Pike
AI-TT Tyrone Taylor
AI-VR Victor Roache
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Bowman's Top 100 Prospects Set Checklist

100 cards. Inserted 1:12 packs.
PARALLEL CARDS: Die-Cut Refractor #/99 (1:247)

BTP-1 Byron Buxton
BTP-2 Oscar Taveras
BTP-3 Miguel Sano
BTP-4 Xander Bogaerts
BTP-5 Carlos Correa
BTP-6 Javier Baez
BTP-7 Taijuan Walker
BTP-8 Kris Bryant
BTP-9 Archie Bradley
BTP-10 Billy Hamilton
BTP-11 Mark Appel
BTP-12 Francisco Lindor
BTP-13 Dylan Bundy
BTP-14 Gregory Polanco
BTP-15 Travis d'Arnaud
BTP-16 Tyler Glasnow
BTP-17 Jonathan Gray
BTP-18 Kyle Crick
BTP-19 George Springer
BTP-20 Robert Stephenson
BTP-21 C.J. Edwards
BTP-22 Lucas Giolito
BTP-23 Lance McCullers
BTP-24 Alex Meyer
BTP-25 Eddie Butler
BTP-26 Andrew Heaney
BTP-27 Nick Castellanos
BTP-28 Clint Frazier
BTP-29 Maikel Franco
BTP-30 Jameson Taillon
BTP-31 Noah Syndergaard
BTP-32 Masahiro Tanaka
BTP-33 Addison Russell
BTP-34 Jose Abreu
BTP-35 Austin Meadows
BTP-36 Alen Hanson
BTP-37 D.J. Peterson
BTP-38 Kevin Gausman
BTP-39 Carlos Martinez
BTP-40 Joc Pederson
BTP-41 Jorge Soler
BTP-42 Gary Sanchez
BTP-43 Albert Almora
BTP-44 Julio Urias
BTP-45 Aaron Sanchez
BTP-46 Yordano Ventura
BTP-47 David Dahl
BTP-48 Phil Ervin
BTP-49 Kyle Zimmer
BTP-50 Erik Johnson
BTP-51 Henry Owens
BTP-52 Danny Hultzen
BTP-53 Colin Moran
BTP-54 Kohl Stewart
BTP-55 C.J. Cron
BTP-56 Austin Hedges
BTP-57 Corey Seager
BTP-58 Lucas Sims
BTP-59 Victor Sanchez
BTP-60 Garin Cecchini
BTP-61 Chris Anderson
BTP-62 Raul Mondesi
BTP-63 Delino DeShields
BTP-64 Tyler Austin
BTP-65 Bubba Starling
BTP-66 Mookie Betts
BTP-67 Chris Owings
BTP-68 Jesse Biddle
BTP-69 Kolten Wong
BTP-70 Jonathan Singleton
BTP-71 Micah Johnson
BTP-72 Taylor Guerrieri
BTP-73 Mike Foltynewicz
BTP-74 Jorge Alfaro
BTP-75 Joey Gallo
BTP-76 Rafael De Paula
BTP-77 Rougned Odor
BTP-78 Mason Williams
BTP-79 Chris Taylor
BTP-80 Rafael Montero
BTP-81 Michael Choice
BTP-82 Eddie Rosario
BTP-83 Max Fried
BTP-84 Anthony Ranaudo
BTP-85 A.J. Cole
BTP-86 Matt Davidson
BTP-87 Devon Travis
BTP-88 Jackie Bradley Jr.
BTP-89 Rosell Herrera
BTP-90 Lewis Thorpe
BTP-91 Luis Heredia
BTP-92 Hak-Ju Lee
BTP-93 Marcus Stroman
BTP-94 Jose Berrios
BTP-95 Christian Bethancourt
BTP-96 Miguel Andujar
BTP-97 Edwin Diaz
BTP-98 Dan Vogelbach
BTP-99 Preston Tucker
BTP-100 Josh Bell
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Bowman's Top 100 Prospects Autographed Die-Cut X-fractor Set Checklist

10 cards. Inserted 1:10,203 packs.
PARALLEL CARDS: Autographed Die-Cut Atomic Refractor 1/1 (1:224,000 Hobby)

Byron Buxton
Francisco Lindor
George Springer
Javier Baez
Jose Abreu
Maikel Franco
Mark Appel
Taijuan Walker
Travis d'Arnaud
Tyler Austin

Dual Franchise Refractor Autographs Set Checklist

10 cards. Inserted 1:9,800 hobby packs.
Serial Numbered #/25
PARALLEL CARDS: Red #/5 (1:52,000 Hobby), SuperFractor 1/1 (1:504,800)

DFA-AC Carlos Correa
DFA-AC Mark Appel
DFA-BA Kris Bryant
DFA-BA Arismendy Alcantara
DFA-BB Matt Barnes
DFA-BB Mookie Betts
DFA-BJ Brian Johnson
DFA-BJ Matt Barnes
DFA-HS Jason Hursh
DFA-HS Lucas Sims
DFA-JM Dillon Maples
DFA-JM Pierce Johnson
DFA-MB Deven Marrero
DFA-MB Mookie Betts
DFA-OB Matt Barnes
DFA-OB Henry Owens
DFA-TW Jesse Winker
DFA-TW Nick Travieso
DFA-WB Tyler Wade
DFA-WB Greg Bird

SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game Relics Set Checklist

25 cards. Inserted 1:3,700 hobby packs.
Serial Numbered #/25
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FGR-AA Arismendy Alcantara
FGR-AB Archie Bradley
FGR-AC A.J. Cole
FGR-AH Austin Hedges
FGR-AR Addison Russell
FGR-ARA Anthony Ranaudo
FGR-BB Byron Buxton
FGR-BN Brandon Nimmo
FGR-CC C.J. Cron
FGR-DD Delino DeShields
FGR-DH Dilson Herrera
FGR-EB Eddie Butler
FGR-ER Eduardo Rodriguez
FGR-FL Francisco Lindor
FGR-GP Gregory Polanco
FGR-JB Jesse Biddle
FGR-JG Joey Gallo
FGR-JP Joc Pederson
FGR-KC Kyle Crick
FGR-MA Miguel Almonte
FGR-MF Maikel Franco
FGR-MY Michael Ynoa
FGR-NS Noah Syndergaard
FGR-RD Rafael De Paula
FGR-RM Rafael Montero

Social Media-Graphs Set Checklist

Serial Numbered #/10. Inserted 1:9,500 hobby packs.


Bowman Black Collection Autographs Set Checklist

24 cards. Inserted 1:6,500 hobby packs.
Serial Numbered #/25
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BBC-AT Andrew Toles
BBC-BT Brandon Trinkwon
BBC-CB Chris Bostick
BBC-CBI Christian Binford
BBC-CM Casey Meisner
BBC-CP Cesar Puello
BBC-CT Chris Taylor
BBC-DM Daniel McGrath
BBC-FC Franchy Cordero
BBC-GE Gabriel Encinas
BBC-JG Joan Gregorio
BBC-JH Jason Hursh
BBC-JHA Josh Hader
BBC-JU Julio Urias
BBC-KF Kendry Flores
BBC-KG Kevin Garcia
BBC-MF Maikel Franco
BBC-MJ Micah Johnson
BBC-MM Mike Mayers
BBC-PT Preston Tucker
BBC-RB Rony Bautista
BBC-SG Severino Gonzalez
BBC-TO Tyler O'Neill
BBC-TW Tyler Wade

Ultimate Prospect Autograph Book Set Checklist

1 card. Inserted 1:1,000,000 packs.

1 C.J. Cron
1 Travis d'Arnaud
1 Jose Abreu
1 Micah Johnson
1 Kolten Wong
1 Austin Hedges
1 Jorge Alfaro
1 Yordano Ventura
1 Julio Urias
1 Alex Meyer
1 Peter O'Brien
1 Javier Baez
1 Carlos Correa
1 David Dahl
1 George Springer
1 Albert Almora
1 Byron Buxton
1 Taijuan Walker
1 Miguel Sano
1 Nick Castellanos
1 Xander Bogaerts
1 Francisco Lindor
1 Kris Bryant
1 Maikel Franco
1 Mark Appel

Oversized 1989 Bowman Autographs Set Checklist

9 cards

89-AB Archie Bradley
89-CF Clint Frazier
89-GS George Springer
89-JA Jeff Ames
89-JU Julio Urias
89-MA Mark Appel
89-MF Maikel Franco
89-MJ Micah Johnson
89-OT Oscar Taveras
89-TD Travis d'Arnaud

Oversized Ice Boxloaders Checklist

10 cards

OI-AR Anthony Ranaudo
OI-BM Billy McKinney
OI-CF Clint Frazier
OI-DT Devon Travis
OI-JA Jose Abreu
OI-JU Julio Urias
OI-MA Mark Appel
OI-MF Maikel Franco
OI-MJ Micah Johnson
OI-OT Oscar Taveras

Oversized Autograph Ice Boxloaders Checklist

9 cards

OAI-BM Billy McKinney
OAI-CF Clint Frazier
OAI-DT Devon Travis
OAI-JA Jose Abreu
OAI-JU Julio Urias
OAI-MA Mark Appel
OAI-MF Maikel Franco
OAI-MJ Micah Johnson
OAI-OT Oscar Taveras

Bowman Golden Debut Contract Winner Set Checklist

BGC-AF Adriano Fieramosca

Lucky Redemption Program Set Checklist

All 5 Lucky Redemptions are good for a Kris Bryant autographed Refractor. Individual redemption cards each inserted 1:24,300 hobby packs.

Lucky Redemption # 1
Lucky Redemption # 2
Lucky Redemption # 3
Lucky Redemption # 4
Lucky Redemption # 5

Product Review

2014 Bowman Baseball Product Review

Reviewed by Ryan Cracknell

Good: Good timing for big-name prospects, better mix of inserts than past years.

Bad: Way too many parallels, just one autograph per box.

The Bottom Line: How much is too much? That’s the challenge 2014 Bowman Baseball throws down. It’s the first major prospecting product of the year that couldn’t have hit at a better time thanks to fast starts from Jose Abreu and Masahiro Tanaka. It’s not a groundbreaking set as far as design goes, but it’s clean. And while I like most of the parallels and Refractors, I wonder if the brand has hit a breaking point.

Staff Rating:
3.4 / 5.0

Card Design: 4.0/5.0

Bowman is Bowman. Over the past few years, the base design hasn’t changed drastically. Some might call that boring. In some ways, it does take away from the iconography a yearly set can have going for something a little more generic. But at the same time, these Bowman designs are clean and simple. The do make for nice cards.

And while I’m going to delve into what I see are the negatives of the massive amount of parallels shortly, the do look nice. I’m especially a fan of the newer Ice and Wave designs Topps has introduced in the last couple of years. They add some texture to the look as well as getting beyond the redundant different coloured borders.

The Bowman Chrome Prospect Autographs are tough to ignore. They use simplicity to their advantage. There’s just enough white space to balance out the image and the on-card signature. As far as simple cards go, these are some of my favorite in the hobby.

Checklist: 3.0/5.0

While many complained when Topps largely held Kris Bryant and Mark Appel back from 2013 Bowman Draft. Really, though, it was a smart move. At the time, there was no guarantees there’d be any Abreus or Tanakas. Now there are several of big prospects to go around. And that’s a good thing because there’s a pretty big drop off after the key prospects. This is nothing new, but when a lot of the product revolves around the single autograph it is important.

Where 2014 Bowman stumbles, at least for me, is with the parallels. There are way too many. Factoring in the Paper, Chrome and Mini cards, all of which have the same general design, you’re looking at a couple dozen cards for a lot of the prospects. Those that have autographs, it’s even more. I understand the draw. And I like how most of them look. Also, having more parallels makes it easier to have more rare cards. Fifteen years ago, you were lucky to get one card numbered to 200 or less. Now you’re likely to get a handful. But it begs the question, what is actually rare?

One last thing that would be nice about the parallels were if they took on their own branding across all sets as far as rarity goes. So whether it’s Bowman, Topps Finest or Topps Chrome, a Gold Refractor is going to mean a card numbered to 50, Reds are out of 5, etc. You see this sometimes, but not consistently enough. There are enough options to make this happen, even if it means a rare parallel here is easier to find a high-end product. The impact help collectors know what to expect. And when you’re staring down upwards of 50 parallels, little consistent things like this can clear up a lot of confusion.

Value: 3.0/5.0

While lots of competing prospect sets offer lots of autographs in a box, Bowman is still set with one per hobby box. Granted, the price is lower than most of its competitors, but it’s still behind. Even Bowman Chrome is upping the ante this year (only to have it drop back for Bowman Draft). The problem with the one-per-box autograph is that when you get, say a 30th round pitcher who is still in A ball and has had Tommy John surgery, it’s tough to get excited about it. There is a lot more to a box, but it’s that autograph promise that carries a lot of the clout. Getting a second 30th round pick wouldn’t be great, but it certainly would feel more reasonable (even if the price tag jumped $5-10 a box).

With all the different avenues that people can collect Bowman, there are plenty of ways to get solid value out of a box even outside the autograph. I just wonder how long that can be sustained if the checklist keeps growing rather than evolving.

The Fun Factor: 3.5/5.0

Prospect sets are inherently fun. It just takes time. I’m not big into prospecting, but I usually find myself holding onto the Chrome Prospect cards simply to check up on them a couple times a year. It gives me a chance to go through a stack of cards and look for something new. It just might not mean a ton in the short-term.

I also like the analytical touches the brand is including more of with things like the Top 100 insert line. It would be nice if they were a little easier to find and connected more directly with an online program (like a QR code that connected to a Topps or partnering site with real-time stats). But they’re a nice touch.

My biggest issue with the product is one of overkill. There’s just too much that similar but different. The model feels like it’s being efficient to a fault. I don’t know if there’s a magic answer. One that I’d wouldn’t complain about would be the elimination of the Paper cards and having the brand shift towards a three-series Bowman Chrome model. Instantly, that would kill a lot of the parallel problems. And let’s face it, most people want the Chrome anyway and largely forget about the Paper. Perhaps Paper could be done as a factory set to keep its fans happy.

At the end, Bowman is a set that’s kind of like wine. Often, if you let it sit, it improves with age. But let it sit too long and it can sour as prospects hit their peak and flop. My big wish would be that the focus move more towards the prospects themselves with more analysis an number-crunching instead of constantly bolstering it with more colors.

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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 Reviews


JMO says he pulled a chrome jose abreu auto out of a walmart blaster. There are NO chrome autos in retail. None but Orange Wave autos numbered to 5. Take your lies somewhere else.

WOW! LMK if interested. 248-626-4300


I done VERY well with this product.. prolly more so than any other ever!… I only bought into 1 case break (Astros and twins ofr about $120 total), and about 7 retail blaster boxes… in the case break I was lucky and pulled a Byron buxton purple ice auto #/10 which I got graded and is a 9.5/10 beckett sitting in my collection….also pulled mark appel oversized boxtopper auto #/25 from same break… in the first blaster box I bought from walmrt, I pulled a jose Abreu chrome auto and like the 5th retail blaster box I bought, pulled a lucky redemption auto (kris Bryant refractor auto #/500)….so I pulled basically about all the big name stuff you could get prospect/rookie wise in a matter of 1 months time… prolly will never get that lucky with any product ever again

Deep n gone
Deep n gone

Issac, blue were 1:38(I think) and orange 1:87(that I do know). But I wanna know how many were produced of each player


Mike, a guy on eBay has a purple paper he says is exclusive to retail! But here it says just jumbos!

How many of the blue/orange wave chrome cards were produced? I found some packs still left at a local target and bought them all and pulled a Daniel Norris mini orange. However just wondering on the Bryant’s, etc as the prices have skyrocketed! I was paying $14 now people are asking $100. But I feel the #d blue borders would be less produced as they state the run but could be wrong. And the pack states 1:87 packs!

Really wish I had been lucky enough to pull his auto for my collection cause I’m not spending thousands especially when all the redemptions were refractors of him making it the most heavily produced card of them all! Sad..just sad!

Rim McNeill
Rim McNeill

good product. does anyone know if there is a bowman blue border of #65 Domonic Brown and if no one knows where can I find out? thank you for any help


Is there really a Kris Bryant RETAIL auto? (paper) I have never seen one on ebay. Only the Chrome ones.


I like this set, completed both base set and BP’s. I like the design of the card and the pictures are well done.
What is missing for me is the content. I felt that the base set could better fill in the missing roster in the Topps set. There are lots of players that were a part of the prospects list in Bowman in the 2013 year and are now starters, but didn’t make either the base Bowman, or Topps series 1/2. Since Topps doesn’t have a large set filling out a full team roster, I feel they could have used Bowman to better round out this with younger up and coming players. It is not clear to me that this is what the average collector wants, but for me when watching games, my son and I try to put together teams while we watch, switching players from teams as they are traded. But with so many duplicates of perceived stars and prospects in the Topps and Bowman sets, rather than actual roster players, this is now only a 70% solution, where I believe in the past it would have had 95% of the players just in the 792 card Topps set.

Matthew Martin
Matthew Martin

The other day I pulled a Trevor Gretzky PA-TG Green Auto numbered 59/100. I didn’t see a Green set mentioned on your list so I just wanted to mention they exist. Was from a Retail Blaster box from Target.


My first time buying Bowman products and I love them! I think they look nice and I enjoy the prospect cards.. I enjoy the variety of parallels and the look of the cards! Buying the 3-pack package with 3 purple base parallels cards from Target are a good investment! I have pulled 4 Case-hits! Auto Mark Appel #/35 – auto #/10 – mini #/250 – die-cut #/99 Jose Abreu.. All in a months period.. Along with 14 other parallel cards and 10 State and Hometown.

Matthew Ciccolini
Matthew Ciccolini

Love the Product. I just broke a box and didn’t receive an auto! Very strange. 1st time that has happened to me.

Dennis Kent
Dennis Kent

Sorry, I should have given more detail. It’s the 2014 Bowman Is Back Ken Griffey Jr 89BIB-KG super fractor.

Dennis Kent
Dennis Kent

I just pulled the Ken Griffey Jr super fractor in a blaster box from Walmart. Anybody know what it may be worth?


I just wanted to know if you are aware of the “no-name” error cards that have been coming out lately. Because you seem to have either overlooked them or perhaps weren’t informed of them being inserted in to packs. I’m always on the lookout for Oswaldo Arcia cards and have come across both a 2014 Topps and a 2014 Bowman card of him with no name. And there were other cards of different players that I’ve come across on eBay that didn’t have their name on as well. Do you know anything about them?

Ryan Cracknell
Ryan Cracknell

Ron These are printing errors and not official variations in the insert sense. I suspect this happens when sheets get stuck together or something else goes wrong with a sheet during the printing process.

Tim W
Tim W

Picked up my first bowman hobby box. The box guaranteed a chrome autograph but I didn’t get one. I really didn’t get much of anything. Best card pulled was a paper parallel numbered to 500. I was a little hesitant buying the box when the only guarantee was the 1 autograph. Since I didn’t even get that, its hard to endorse this product.


How hard is it to find the retail orange and green wave packs? Like what are the odds per pack?

Fat Pappy
Fat Pappy

4 Stars.
I usually love Bowman to pieces, but this year I am not happy with the Retail blaster boxes as I have been in the past. Way more cards are Hobby only this year!! That a bit of bull. I don’t always have big $ to spend on Hobby boxes and am more comfortable purchasing the less expensive blaster boxes and hanger packs. Not having Auto RC’s and some of the lower numbered Parallel cards kind of irks me a little. I would have given 5 stars if not for this. Seems to run the same this year with many of their products. Minimal short print stuff in the blaster boxes throughout so far in 2014!! Peeved in Sarasota.


Bowman continues to be my favorite to collect. I’ve had a lot of nice pulls over the last 3+ years.

I understand that, but Brinson was drafted (and signed) in 2012. Just a case of the cards not being ready/available until now possibly? Sorry, just trying to wrap my head around this. Thanks!

Question: any explanation why a card copyrighted in 2011 (i.e. Lewis Brinson Under Armour auto) is in the 2014 product instead of the 2011 product? Any explanation would be great. Thanks!

Ryan Cracknell
Ryan Cracknell

Judson Those cards are signed at the event. Some are given to players at the event (not serial numbered) while Topps sets them aside until they’re drafted and can include in a product.

Todd H.
Todd H.


Here’s EXACTLY what my brother found, in some of his Target value packs. We’re still wondering how scarce/valuable these retail wave refractors are: http://www.blowoutcards.com/forums/baseball-box-breaks/706210-look-what-i-found-some-orange-y-14-bowman-retail.html

Ryan Cracknell
Ryan Cracknell

Todd H. Topps hasn’t released print run info on them. Completed eBay auctions are the easiest way to check values.

Todd H.
Todd H.

P.P.S. My brother just sent me a photo of them, and they are definitely orange wave refractors, but they are numbered as “BCPXX Refractors” We are interested in how scarce and rare these are. Thanks!

Todd H.
Todd H.

P.S. Are the orange wave parallels in retail equivalent to the silver ice parallels insofar as they are not designated as #/XX on the back (i.e., they do not have a limited number designator on the card back)? If this is so, is there any indication how scarce or valuable they are? He’s been getting some value packs with 4 or 5 of them in a row, in one of the packs.

Todd H.
Todd H.

Ryan: Just got a text back from my brother, who says they are numbered as “BCPXX Refractor” on the card backs. Strange. What have you heard about these? He’s wondering how scarce they are, as they are refractors and say so on the back, but he’s getting lots of them in the value packs from Target, in Minnesota.

Todd H.
Todd H.

My brother just cracked his fourth(!) hot pack with 5 orange refractors, from those value packs at Target with purple card mini packs.

Ryan, have you heard of this elsewhere?

Ryan Cracknell
Ryan Cracknell

Todd H. Sounds like the Orange Wave parallels. They’re randomly inserted in retail packs.


I cracked a jumbo box and found a Josh Donaldson Blue border card missing the name and team logo. There is an indentation in which you can read the name at an angle in the right light. But the gold overlay is missing. Any news on that?

Ryan Cracknell
Ryan Cracknell

Joshua Printing error.


Fantastic as always! Best product out there in my opinion.


Picked up a Jumbo box, which guarantees 3 autos. Only pulled 2 autos, a base auto of Chris Bostick and a base auto of Kyle Parker. What?! Serious Topps? I scoured all the cards one by one to check, sure enough, no other auto (checked the backs of the cards too since the back of the box mentions some sort of “signed on back” cards). Thanks, Topps, for ripping off a good customer. Wish I had recorded my break for proof. I’ll try writing Topps, but I doubt they’ll even respond.

Best other card pulled was a Jorge Alfaro Top-100 die-cut refractor #/99. Only 3 other serial #’d cards in the whole jumbo box.

About 10 of the chrome cards had north/south scratch streaks on them (luckily not the autos). The Abreu chrome I pulled is quite noticeably off-center, left. In fact, the vast majority of the chrome cards are surprisingly off-center, left.

Don’t waste your money. It’s the worst lot I’ve seen in years.

Riley Fernholz
Riley Fernholz

How many Lucky Redemptions are there of each number? I see multiple of the same number on eBay.

Ryan Cracknell
Ryan Cracknell

Riley Fernholz I don’t believe print runs on those were released. They’re definitely not 1/1 though.

Chris Y
Chris Y

I pulled a 5 card orange wave refractor pack from a pack of retail cards. Has anyone else found these? I haven’t seen anything written up about them being in the release.

Ryan Cracknell
Ryan Cracknell

Chris Y They were a surprise addition and are only in retail packs.

Mike Gelleny
Mike Gelleny

Family had a great time, found hot pack with blue wave refactor cards, Mark Appel and Chrome Rookie Auto Gold Refractor of Travis d’Arnaud.


on the no name card is it # or base card?


These always look so boring. Bought 4 jumbo packs at my LCS and did okay. Wil Meyers Red Ice #/25, Ryan Zimmerman Silver Bordered #/75, Josh Hader Black Collection Auto Redemption #/25 & a Wil Meyers 89 Bowman Is Back Silver Diamond Refractor. Really disappointed that all the Kris Bryant Autos I’ve seen are redemptions. (Meaning years before they would arrive.) This product just does not inspire me to buy boxes.


bowman isn’t really my thing but I got ten packs today because why the hell not? I like the design but the parallels have gotten way out of control. this coupled with what I would call basically three base sets make it very confusing. trying to manufacture rarity by making endless parallel colors is going to bite back eventually.

Chris Y
Chris Y

I got a Jumbo today, I pulled blue ref auto /150, 2 base auto’s, and also had a black wave ref pack that had a white ice /25 and a auto /50, also a BTP Ref /99. pretty sweet to pull 4 auto’s 2 colored.


Nice product, bought a case of jumbo. I received a pack with 5 blue un-numbered chrome refractors. Can somebody tell me should they be #’d. Couldn’t find any info. I’m giving this rating because my lowest parallel was 25, and auto was 50. No case hit!

Ryan Cracknell
Ryan Cracknell

Dan It sounds like the Blue Refractors are the Blue Wave cards. Do they have a textured look to them. If so, that’s what they are and they’re not numbered.


Looks like the Kris Bryant base autos are very short printed – more color autos listed than regular base autos.
No refractor autos #/500 either.

Chris Y
Chris Y

Thanks Ryan. Just got done cracking 3 hobby boxes, wanted a jumbo none in stock yet, pulled an Abreu Chrome Ref Auto #/500 (they seem to be going for nice money on ebay),2 chrome auto’s, 9 #’d parallels. 3 color ref. mini’s, 2 color ref. and 1 chrome ref. Overall very pleased with the product this year.


Looks Great! Cant wait to break some!

Chris Y
Chris Y

Are they doing the wrapper redemption packs again? I went yesterday and got 3 blaster boxes. pulled 2 auto’s 1 was /#500,an Abreu bcp ,Taveres 89BIB. overall the cards look very nice. Im headed to the hobby shop for some jumbo’s today. Good luck chromies.

Ryan Cracknell
Ryan Cracknell

Chris Y Nothing has been announced and there have been no other Topps wrapper redemptions this year. The Wave cards used in the past are in packs. So I’m guessing no wrapper redemption.

vinny g
vinny g

im starting to get into the prospect side of collecting..but i am not going crazy over a product that puts high school kids so high on a pedistool….i dont believe it’s good for the player himself to know a card he signed is selling for hundreds of dollars.IT can have an adverse outcome on thier development…keep the signing limited to established prospects…the product always looks great with the chrome and color and the wave inserts..it doesnt need so many autos to be a fun inexpensive product..

Alex Shields
Alex Shields

The base cards show an autographed red ice /25? Are the base like Jeter going to have cracked ice autos?

Trey Treutel
Trey Treutel

Alex Shields The checklist for the Autographed Ice cards can be seen above. It is not a base parallel.


What about orange wave autos?


Thanks for the response Ryan. It is great that you not only provide such great information about these products in your articles but it is greatly appreciated that you read and respond to our questions as well.
Thanks for making our hobby even more enjoyable!


Will Tanaka have non-auto chrome cards at least(for possibility of reds, oranges etc?)

Ryan Cracknell
Ryan Cracknell

Montgomery He’s not in the prospect portion of the set so it looks like his first Chrome cards will likely be in Bowman Chrome.


Will there be a Tanaka auto? I didn’t see it on the checklist. Most likely a redemption??

Ryan Cracknell
Ryan Cracknell

Jason No Tanaka autographs. He hasn’t signed an autograph deal with any company since joining the Yankees and rumor is he’s reluctant to.


kris bryant!!


Wow! just reading the description makes one’s head spin. Lots and lots of stuff to look for. Imagine getting one of those 25 auto books?


Also, will there be blaster boxes at retail stores for this, or is it going to be like Bowman Draft where it was Jumbo/Hobby exclusive?

Ryan Cracknell
Ryan Cracknell

Derik There should be blasters.


Is there going to be a base set of the ’89 oversized or just ice, auto, and ice auto?


Bowman is always my favorite release each year.

Ryan, I’ve got some Jumbo boxes coming. Your article says hobby boxes have randomly inserted Blue Wave Refractor and Black Wave Refractor Hot Packs. Does that mean Jumbo won’t have them or does anything Hobby has Jumbo will have too?

Thanks a lot!

Ryan Cracknell
Ryan Cracknell

Jason Not sure if jumbos have them or not. The info we received focused primarily on hobby with brief mentions of jumbo.


Same old boring Bowman design as usual. They know that prospectors will buy it regardless of what it looks like so why bother trying to make it look nice, right?


I assume the autos will be on bowman chrome cards? Sorry if it’s a dumb question, I am still new to collecting?

Ryan Cracknell
Ryan Cracknell

Erik The vast majority will be. There are a few other inserts that are pretty tough to find as well.


Any idea when there will be a checklist for this product?


Ryan Cracknell
Ryan Cracknell

George Likely not until just before release.


I’m confused with the term of Bowman Baseball product here. 2014 Bowman, not Bowman Chrome?

Ryan Cracknell
Ryan Cracknell

Daniel This release has both Bowman and Bowman Chrome cards – in the same packs.


Tons of Autos from what I hear. Any idea when the entire checklist will be coming out? Do you know of Julio Urias will have Chrome Auto coming out on these and not just the black?

Ryan Cracknell
Ryan Cracknell

Johnny Checklist is likely months away — normally not until a couple of weeks before it releases, at the earliest.

Dan Rosenfield
Dan Rosenfield

I gave it 4 stars only because it answered my question of whether Kris Bryant was going to be in 2013 Bowman Draft. Which was no. But overall, I look forward to cracking boxes and sorting through the massive number of parallels for each card.

Bob Patterson
Bob Patterson

Hey Ryan, did I miss something here? How many autos in the Jumbo boxes? Three? I can’t find it in the article. Thanks, Bob

Ryan Cracknell
Ryan Cracknell

Bob Patterson The solicitation didn’t say so I didn’t put anything just yet as I’d rather not give wrong info. If I had to guess, though, it’d be the same as past years.

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