Ultimate 2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autographs Guide

Ultimate 2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autographs Guide

If you're looking for signatures from the top picks in the 2014 MLB Draft, 2014 Bowman Draft Baseball is a good place to start. Not only is the list of signers big, but it focuses largely on early picks. The 2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autographs checklist has 35 of the 41 first round picks if you include the Competitive Balance portion.

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Leading the way is second pick Tyler Kolek of the Miami Marlins and Kyle Schwarber, the number four overall selection for the Chicago Cubs.

Depending of the type of box you get determines how many autographs you land. Basic 2014 Bowman Draft Baseball hobby boxes have the traditional one. Jumbo boxes have three autographs while new Super Jumbos top out at five signed cards per box. All Bowman Chrome Autographs come with on-card signatures.

Like always, 2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autographs have lots of colorful Refractor parallels, many of which are tough to pull.

Of the 74 picks from the first two rounds in the 2014 draft, 2014 Bowman Draft Baseball has autographs from almost 60 of them. Picks from later rounds are limited. Two are intriguing though. First is Johnny Manziel. It's more likely that he'll lead the Browns to ten straight Super Bowls than it is he'll play as a major leaguer even though he was picked by the Padres. But it's a novelty autograph that's drawing lots of interest, probably just not from big-time baseball prospectors.

One of the only other picks from beyond the fourth round is Ryan Ripken, who is one of the few redemptions in the lineup as well. Taken way back in the 15th round by the Washington Nationals, Ripken might have gotten into the set more because of his bloodline than his realistic prospects. He's the son of Cal Ripken Jr.

And what about the first and third picks? Brady Aiken went unsigned so it'd be tough to get him in an MLB product. Collectors will have to wait for the first cards of Carlos Rodon, picked third overall, in a White Sox uniform. But even without these, the gap isn't as glaring as last year when Kris Bryant didn't make the main Bowman Draft autograph lineup, presumably to hold him back for 2014. 2013's first pick, Mark Appel, was also held back.

The only other first round picks missing from 2014 Bowman Draft are Michael Conforto (10), Touki Toussaint (16), Brandon Finnegan (17) and Casey Gillaspie (20). There's a good chance collectors will see Finnegan in 2015 products, and not just Bowman. That's because he was a September call-up for the Royals towards the end of the season.

By the Round

Here's a round-by-round look at how the 2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autographs shakedown as far as 2014 draft rounds go. The first and second rounds include compensatory picks.

Round 1 - 35
Round 2 - 23
Round 3 - 6
Round 4 - 3
Round 5 and Up - 3

2013 Round 2 - 1

Prospecting Pointers

At this point, it's tough to pick any sure things. Prospecting in this set is going to take some time, patience and research. Unlike the Chrome Autographs from Bowman and Bowman Chrome, age isn't an easy factor to rule out a player's likelihood of success. For example, if you land a pitcher stuck in Single-A and pushing 30, there's not much potential. However, all but one of the 2014 Bowman Chrome Draft autographs comes from this year's draft. The lone exception was taken in the second round in 2013.

It could take several years from players getting picked out of high school to make the majors. A lot can happen between now and then. Pitchers, especially, are prone to injury. College players have a little less youth on their side, but their overall potential can often be spotted much sooner.

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autographs Team Breakdown

Most teams have at least two players on the 71-card checklist. The Cubs, San Diego, Toronto and Cleveland tie for the most with four each. The New York Mets are the only team without any. Here's a full team-by-team list if you collect a certain one or you're looking to buy into any group breaks.

American League

Baltimore - 1
Boston - 2
New York Yankees - 2
Tampa Bay - 1
Toronto - 4

Chicago White Sox - 1
Cleveland - 4
Detroit - 1
Kansas City - 3
Minnesota - 2

Houston - 2
Los Angeles Angels - 3
Oakland - 2
Seattle - 2
Texas - 2

National League

Atlanta - 3
Miami - 3
New York Mets - 0
Philadelphia - 2
Washington - 3

Chicago Cubs - 4
Cincinnati - 3
Milwaukee - 3
Pittsburgh - 3
St. Louis - 2

Arizona - 1
Colorado - 3
Los Angeles Dodgers - 3
San Diego - 4
San Francisco - 2

Below is a massive breakdown of all the 2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autographs. You can see when they were drafted, check out their MiLB profile to follow their career, and, of course, critique their penmanship with the comprehensive gallery.

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autographs Gallery

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Aaron Nola

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Aaron Nola Redemption

#BCA-AN
Philadelphia Phillies, P
Drafted: 2014, Round 1 (7th overall)
MiLB

Alex Blandino

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Alex Blandino

#BCA-AB
Cincinnati Reds, SS
Drafted: 2014, Round 1 (29th overall)
MiLB

Alex Verdugo

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Alex Verdugo

#BCA-AV
Los Angeles Dodgers, OF
Drafted: 2014, Round 2
MiLB

Austin DeCarr

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Austin De Carr

#BCA-AD
New York Yankees, P
Drafted: 2014, Round 3
MiLB

Bradley Zimmer

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Bradley Zimmer

#BCA-BZ
Cleveland Indians, OF
Drafted: 2014, Round 1 (21st overall)
MiLB

Brian Gonzalez

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Brian Gonzalez

#BCA-BGO
Baltimore Orioles, P
Drafted: 2014, Round 3
MiLB

Carson Sands

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Carson Sands

#BCA-CS
Chicago Cubs, P
Drafted: 2014, Round 4
MiLB

Chase Vallot

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Chase Vallot

#BCA-CV
Kansas City Royals, C
Drafted: 2014, Round 1 (40th overall)
MiLB

Cole Tucker

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Cole Tucker

#BCA-CT
Pittsburgh Pirates, SS
Drafted: 2014, Round 1 (24th overall)
MiLB

Derek Fisher

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Derek Fisher

#BCA-DF
Houston Astros, OF
Drafted: 2014, Round 1 (37th overall)
MiLB

Dillon Overton

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Dillon Overton

#BCA-DO
Oakland Athletics, P
Drafted: 2013, Round 2
MiLB

Erick Fedde

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Erick Fedde

#BCA-EF
Washington Nationals, P
Drafted: 2014, Round 1 (18th overall)
MiLB

Foster Griffin

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Foster Griffin

#BCA-FG
Kansas City Royals, P
Drafted: 2014, Round 1 (28th overall)
MiLB

Garrett Fulenchek

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Garrett Fulenchek

#BCA-GF
Atlanta Braves, P
Drafted: 2014, Round 2
MiLB

Grant Holmes

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Grant Holmes

#BCA-GH
Los Angeles Dodgers, P
Drafted: 2014, Round 1 (22nd overall)
MiLB

Jacob Gatewood

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Jacob Gatewood

#BCA-JG
Milwaukee Brewers, SS
Drafted: 2014, Round 1 (41st overall)
MiLB

Jake Stinnett

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Jake Stinnett

#BCA-JST
Chicago Cubs, P
Drafted: 2014, Round 2
MiLB

Jeff Brigham

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Jeff Brigham

#BCA-JB
Los Angeles Dodgers, P
Drafted: 2014, Round 4
MiLB

Joe Gatto

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Joe Gatto

#BCA-JGA
Los Angeles Angels, P
Drafted: 2014, Round 2
MiLB

Justin Twine

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Justin Twine

#BCA-JT
Miami Marlins, SS
Drafted: 2014, Round 2
MiLB

Kodi Medeiros

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Kodi Medeiros

#BCA-KM
Milwaukee Brewers, P
Drafted: 2014, Round 1 (12th overall)
MiLB

Kyle Schwarber

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Kyle Schwarber

#BCA-KS
Chicago Cubs, OF/C
Drafted: 2014, Round 1 (4th overall)
MiLB

Luke Weaver

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Luke Weaver

#BCA-LW
St. Louis Cardinals, P
Drafted: 2014, Round 1 (27th overall)
MiLB

Matt Chapman

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Matt Chapman

#BCA-MCH
Oakland Athletics, 3B
Drafted: 2014, Round 1 (25th overall)
MiLB

Max Pentecost

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Max Pentecost Purple

#BCA-MP (Purple Refractor shown)
Toronto Blue Jays, C
Drafted: 2014, Round 1 (11th overall)
MiLB

Michael Gettys

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Michael Gettys

#BCA-MG
San Diego Padres, OF
Drafted: 2014, Round 2
MiLB

Mike Papi

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Mike Papi

#BCA-MPA
Cleveland Indians, OF
Drafted: 2014, Round 1 (38th overall)
MiLB

Nick Burdi

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Nick Burdi

#BCA-NB
Minnesota Twins, P
Drafted: 2014, Round 2
MiLB

Nick Howard

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Nick Howard

#BCA-NH
Cincinnati Reds, P
Drafted: 2014, Round 1 (19th overall)
MiLB

Ryan Castellani

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Ryan Castellani

#BCA-RC
Colorado Rockies
Drafted: 2014, Round 2
MiLB

Scott Blewett

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Scott Blewett

#BCA-SB
Kansas City Royals, P
Drafted: 2014, Round 2
MiLB

Sean Reid-Foley

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Sean Reid-Foley

#BCA-SRF
Toronto Blue Jays, P
Drafted: 2014, Round 2
MiLB

Taylor Sparks

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Taylor Sparks

#BCA-TS
Cincinnati Reds, 3B
Drafted: 2014, Round 2
MiLB

Trea Turner

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Trea Turner

#BCA-TT
San Diego Padres, SS
Drafted: 2014, Round 1 (13th overall)
MiLB

Tyler Beede

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Tyler Beede Refractor

#BCA-TB (Refractor shown)
San Francisco Giants, P
Drafted: 2014, Round 1 (14th overall)
MiLB

Zech Lemond

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Zech Lemond

#BCA-ZL
San Diego Padres, P
Drafted: 2014, Round 3
MiLB

A.J. Reed

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos AJ Reed

#BCA-AR
Houston Astros, 1B
Drafted: 2014, Round 2
MiLB

Alex Jackson

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Alex Jackson

#BCA-AJ
Seattle Mariners, OF
Drafted: 2014, Round 1 (6th overall)
MiLB

Aramis Garcia

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Aramis Garcia

#BCA-AG
San Francisco Giants, C
Drafted: 2014, Round 2
MiLB

Blake Anderson

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Blake Anderson

#BCA-BAN
Miami Marlins, C
Drafted: 2014, Round 1 (36th overall)
MiLB

Braxton Davidson

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Braxton Davidson

#BCA-BD
Atlanta Braves, OF
Drafted: 2014, Round 1 (32nd overall)
MiLB

Cameron Varga

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Cameron Varga

#BCA-CVA
Tampa Bay Rays, P
Drafted, 2014, Round 2
MiLB

Chad Sobotka

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Chad Sobotka

#BCA-CSO
Atlanta Braves, P
Drafted: 2014, Round 4
MiLB

Chris Ellis

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Chris Ellis Super Jumbo

#BCA-CE (Super Jumbo Refractor shown)
Los Angeles Angels, P
Drafed: 2014, Round 3
MiLB

Connor Joe

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Connor Joe

#BCA-CJ
Pittsburgh Pirates, C
Drafted: 2014, Round 1 (39th overall)
MiLB

Derek Hill

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Derek Hill

#BCA-DH
Detroit Tigers, OF
Drafted: 2014, Round 1 (23rd overall)
MiLB

Dylan Cease

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Dylan Cease

#BCA-DC
Chicago Cubs, P
Drafted: 2014, Round 6
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Forrest Wall

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Forrest Wall

#BCA-FW
Colorado Rockies, 2B
Drafted: 2014, Round 1 (35th overall)
MiLB

Gareth Morgan

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Gareth Morgan

#BCA-GM
Seattle Mariners, OF
Drafted: 2014, Round 2
MiLB

Grant Hockin

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Grant Hockin

#BCA-GHO
Cleveland Indians, P
Drafted: 2014, Round 2
MiLB

Jack Flaherty

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Jack Flaherty

#BCA-JF
St. Louis Cardinals, P
Drafted: 2014, Round 1 (34th overall)
MiLB

Jacob Lindgren

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Jacob Lindgren

#BCA-JL
New York Yankees, P
Drafted: 2014, Round 2
MiLB

Jakson Reetz

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Jackson Reetz

#BCA-JR
Washington Nationals, C
Drafted: 2014, Round 3
MiLB

Jeff Hoffman

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Jeff Hoffman

#BCA-JH
Toronto Blue Jays, P
Drafted: 2014, Round 1 (9th overall)
MiLB

Johnny Manziel

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Johnny Manziel Refractor

#BCA-JM
San Diego Padres
Drafted: 2014, Round 28
MiLB - n/a

Justus Sheffield

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Justus Sheffield

#BCA-JS
Cleveland Indians, P
Drafted: 2014, Round 1 (31st overall)
MiLB

Kyle Freeland

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Kyle Freeland

#BCA-KF
Colorado Rockies, P
Drafted: 2014, Round 1 (8th overall)
MiLB

Luis Ortiz

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Luis Ortiz

#BCA-LO
Texas Rangers, P
Drafted: 2014, Round 1 (30th overall)
MiLB

Marcus Wilson

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Marcus Wilson

#BCA-MW
Arizona Diamondbacks, OF
Drafted: 2014, Round 2
MiLB

Matt Imhof

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Matt Imhof

#BCA-MI
Philadelphia Phillies, P
Drafted: 2014, Round 2
MiLB

Michael Chavis

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Michael Chavis

#BCA-MIC
Boston Red Sox, IF
Drafted: 2014, Round 1 (26th overall)
MiLB

Michael Kopech

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Michael Kopech

#BCA-MK
Boston Red Sox, P
Drafted: 2014, Round 1 (33rd overall)
MiLB

Monte Harrison

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Monte Harrison

#BCA-MH
Milwaukee Brewers, OF
Drafted: 2014, Round 2
MiLB

Nick Gordon

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Nick Gordon

#BCA-NG
Minnesota Twins, SS
Drafted: 2014, Round 1 (5th overall)
MiLB

Nick Wells

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#BCA-NW
Toronto Blue Jays, P
Drafted: 2014, Round 3
MiLB

Ryan Ripken

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Ryan Ripken Redemption Blue

#BCA-RR
Washington Nationals, 1B
Drafted: 2014, Round 15
MiLB

Sean Newcomb

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Sean Newcomb Refractor

#BCA-SN (Refractor shown)
Los Angeles Angels, P
Drafted: 2014, Round 1 (15th overall)
MiLB

Spencer Adams

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Spencer Adams Blue

#BCA-SA (Blue Refractor shown)
Chicago White Sox, P
Drafted: 2014, Round 2
MiLB

Ti'Quan Forbes

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos TiQuan Forbes

#BCA-TF
Texas Rangers, 3B/SS
Drafted: 2014, Round 2
MiLB

Trey Supak

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Trey Supak

#BCA-TSU
Pittsburgh Pirates, P
Drafted: 2014, Round 2
MiLB

Tyler Kolek

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos Tyler Kolek

#BCA-TK
Miami Marlins, P
Drafted: 2014, Round 1 (2nd overall)
MiLB

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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.

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