2015 Bowman Baseball Refractor and Parallel Guide

2015 Bowman Baseball Refractor and Parallel Guide

Long gone are the days when Bowman baseball was limited to a base card and a couple of parallels. Today, you'll need all your fingers, toes, a friend's digits to complete a full player rainbow. Factor in the prospects that have autographs and you've got another set of hands worth parallels. For 2015 Bowman Baseball, Prospects have 15 Paper versions and 15 Chrome versions (possibly 16 if the Twitter-exclusive autographs are parallels like the base versions). Those with autographs have ten more.

That brings a master player rainbow to 40 cards for a good chunk of the set's Prospects. And that doesn't take into account the Mini inserts that have a similar design.

Collectors have to look to certain types of packs for several of these parallels. Retail packs are home to different Green cards numbered to 99 as well as Orange Wave Refractors. Retail is also where to find the Yellow Paper parallels, which are in hanger packs. Boxes earmarked for Asia have some exclusives of their own: Black-Red Paper, Black Refractors and Black Wave Refractors.

Some of the toughest 2015 Bowman Baseball parallels are going to be the Twitter Blue. These are available only in special giveaway packs. With only 150 of the packs produced, many of these will likely be quickly absorbed into personal collections.

Below we've outlined the various Paper, Chrome and Chrome Autograph versions Prospects have in 2015 Bowman Baseball for easier reference for those working on player sets. We've also noted, when applicable, serial numbers and the types of packs you can find them in.

2015 Bowman Baseball Parallels Visual Guide

Click on the links or images to shop for specific parallel types.

Paper Parallels

Chrome Parallels

Chrome Autograph Parallels

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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.

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