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2017 Bowman High Tek Baseball Cards

2017 Bowman High Tek Baseball Cards

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Although the High Tek brand is not new to the hobby, 2017 Bowman High Tek Baseball sees the unique set extended to top MLB prospects for the first time. With that shift comes a prospect-friendly format that totals four hard-signed autographs per box.

Tapping into the recent history of the High Tek sets, the debut product greatly increases the hit yield compared to the standard MLB release that previously contained just one signed card.

2017 Bowman High Tek Baseball Base / Parallels / Inserts

Similar to other sets under the brand, the 2017 Bowman High Tek Baseball checklist includes multiple acetate base Patterns of varying rarity. Along with that comes limited parallels, including Green Rainbow, Gold Rainbow (#/50), Orange Magma Diffractor (#/25), Red Orbit Diffractor (limited), Black Rainbow (1/1) and Black Galactic Diffractor (1/1).

Extending the base design to first-year players are the 2017 Bowman Rookie cards. Reaching back to the past, the case-hit 1992 Bowman Variation cards offer budding stars on the '90s design. Bashers is the most elaborate of the bunch, focusing on the big hitters amongst prospects and younger MLB players.

2017 Bowman High Tek Baseball Autographs

Providing four on-card signatures per box, 2017 Bowman High Tek Baseball works within the base design in the main Autograph set. Also like the base cards, these have a mix of parallels. Choices include Tidal DiffractorGreen Rainbow, Gold Rainbow, Orange Magma Diffractor (#/25), Red Orbit Diffractor (#/5), Black Rainbow (1/1) and Black Galactic Diffractor (1/1).

2017 Bowman High Tek Baseball

Lastly, there are also signed versions for the 1992 Bowman Variation, Rookies and Bashers inserts.

Release Date: 10/25/2017
Product Configuration: 10 cards per pack, 1 pack per box, 12 boxes per case

2017 Bowman High Tek Baseball Hobby Box Break

  • 4 Autographs
  • 1 Base Parallel

2017 Bowman High Tek Baseball Case Hits

  • One 1992 Bowman Variation
  • 1 additional #'d Insert

 

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Set Checklist

2017 Bowman High Tek Baseball Checklist

Base Set Checklist

56 cards.
PARALLEL CARDS: Tidal Diffractor #/199, Green Rainbow #/99, Gold Rainbow #/50, Orange Magma Diffractor #/25, Red Orbit Diffractor, SpekTEKular Diffractor #/5, Black Rainbow 1/1, Black Galactic Diffractor 1/1.
PATTERNS: See above tab.
2017 Bowman High Tek Baseball

BHT-AE Anderson Espinoza - San Diego Padres
BHT-AI Andy Ibanez - Texas Rangers
BHT-AK Alex Kiriloff - Minnesota Twins
BHT-AM Adrian Morejon - San Diego Padres
BHT-AME Austin Meadows - Pittsburgh Pirates
BHT-AP A.J. Puk - Oakland Athletics
BHT-AR Amed Rosario - New York Mets
BHT-ARO Alfredo Rodriguez - Cincinnati Reds
BHT-BB Bo Bichette - Toronto Blue Jays
BHT-BG Braxton Garrett - Miami Marlins
BHT-BR Brendan Rodgers - Colorado Rockies
BHT-CB Cody Bellinger - Los Angeles Dodgers
BHT-CF Clint Frazier - New York Yankees
BHT-CR Corey Ray - Milwaukee Brewers
BHT-CS Cody Sedlock - Baltimore Orioles
BHT-DC Dylan Cozens - Philadelphia Phillies
BHT-EJ Eloy Jimenez - Chicago Cubs
BHT-FM Francisco Mejia - Cleveland Indians
BHT-FR Fernando Romero - Minnesota Twins
BHT-FW Forrest Whitley - Houston Astros
BHT-GT Gleyber Torres - New York Yankees
BHT-IA Ian Anderson - Atlanta Braves
BHT-ID Isan Diaz - Milwaukee Brewers
BHT-IH Ian Happ - Chicago Cubs
BHT-JC J.P. Crawford - Philadelphia Phillies
BHT-JD Justin Dunn - New York Mets
BHT-JF Junior Fernandez - St. Louis Cardinals
BHT-JG Jason Groome - Boston Red Sox
BHT-JM Jorge Mateo - New York Yankees
BHT-JO Jhailyn Ortiz - Philadelphia Phillies
BHT-JS Justus Sheffield - New York Yankees
BHT-KL Kyle Lewis - Seattle Mariners
BHT-KM Kevin Maitan - Atlanta Braves
BHT-LA Lazarito Armenteros - Oakland Athletics
BHT-LB Lewis Brinson - Milwaukee Brewers
BHT-LC Luis Castillo - Cincinnati Reds
BHT-LF Lucius Fox - Tampa Bay Rays
BHT-LGJ Lourdes Gurriel Jr. - Toronto Blue Jays
BHT-MK Mitch Keller - Pittsburgh Pirates
BHT-MM Mickey Moniak - Philadelphia Phillies
BHT-MMA Matt Manning - Detroit Tigers
BHT-NS Nick Senzel - Cincinnati Reds
BHT-OA Ozzie Albies - Atlanta Braves
BHT-PC P.J. Conlon - New York Mets
BHT-PW Patrick Weigel - Atlanta Braves
BHT-RD Rafael Devers - Boston Red Sox
BHT-RH Rhys Hoskins - Philadelphia Phillies
BHT-RR Roniel Raudes - Boston Red Sox
BHT-SN Sean Newcomb - Atlanta Braves
BHT-TO Tyler O'Neill - Seattle Mariners
BHT-TS Thomas Szapucki - New York Mets
BHT-VR Victor Robles - Washington Nationals
BHT-WB Wuilmer Becerra - New York Mets
BHT-WC Willie Calhoun - Los Angeles Dodgers
BHT-YA Yadier Alvarez - Los Angeles Dodgers
BHT-ZC Zack Collins - Chicago White Sox

 

High Tek Autographs Set Checklist

PARALLEL CARDS: Rush Diffractor, Tidal Diffractor #/199, Green Rainbow #/99, Gold Rainbow #/50, Orange Magma Diffractor #/25, Red Orbit Diffractor #/5, Black Galactic Diffractor 1/1, Black Rainbow 1/1, Printing Proof 1/1.
2017 Bowman High Tek Baseball

BHT-AE Anderson Espinoza - San Diego Padres
BHT-AK Alex Kiriloff - Minnesota Twins
BHT-AM Adrian Morejon - San Diego Padres
BHT-AP A.J. Puk - Oakland Athletics
BHT-AR Amed Rosario - New York Mets
BHT-ARO Alfredo Rodriguez - Cincinnati Reds
BHT-BB Bo Bichette - Toronto Blue Jays
BHT-BG Braxton Garrett - Miami Marlins
BHT-BR Brendan Rodgers - Colorado Rockies
BHT-CR Corey Ray - Milwaukee Brewers
BHT-CS Cody Sedlock - Baltimore Orioles
BHT-DC Dylan Cozens - Philadelphia Phillies
BHT-EJ Eloy Jimenez - Chicago Cubs
BHT-FM Francisco Mejia - Cleveland Indians
BHT-FW Forrest Whitley - Houston Astros
BHT-GT Gleyber Torres - New York Yankees
BHT-IA Ian Anderson - Atlanta Braves
BHT-ID Isan Diaz - Milwaukee Brewers
BHT-JD Justin Dunn - New York Mets
BHT-JF Junior Fernandez - St. Louis Cardinals
BHT-JG Jason Groome - Boston Red Sox
BHT-JM Jorge Mateo - New York Yankees
BHT-JS Justus Sheffield - New York Yankees
BHT-KL Kyle Lewis - Seattle Mariners
BHT-KM Kevin Maitan - Atlanta Braves
BHT-LA Lazarito Armenteros - Oakland Athletics
BHT-LC Luis Castillo - Cincinnati Reds
BHT-LF Lucius Fox - Tampa Bay Rays
BHT-LGJ Lourdes Gurriel Jr. - Toronto Blue Jays
BHT-MK Mitch Keller - Pittsburgh Pirates
BHT-MM Mickey Moniak - Philadelphia Phillies
BHT-MMA Matt Manning - Detroit Tigers
BHT-NS Nick Senzel - Cincinnati Reds
BHT-PC P.J. Conlon - New York Mets
BHT-PW Patrick Weigel - Atlanta Braves
BHT-RH Rhys Hoskins - Philadelphia Phillies
BHT-RR Roniel Raudes - Boston Red Sox
BHT-SN Sean Newcomb - Atlanta Braves
BHT-TS Thomas Szapucki - New York Mets
BHT-WB Wuilmer Becerra - New York Mets
BHT-WC Willie Calhoun - Los Angeles Dodgers
BHT-YA Yadier Alvarez - Los Angeles Dodgers
BHT-ZC Zack Collins - Chicago White Sox

 

2017 Bowman Rookies Set Checklist

10 cards. 1:29 boxes. Serial numbered #/75.
PARALLEL CARDS: Black Galactic Diffractor 1/1.
2017 Bowman High Tek Baseball

17BT-AB Alex Bregman - Houston Astros
17BT-ABE Andrew Benintendi - Boston Red Sox
17BT-AJ Aaron Judge - New York Yankees
17BT-AR Alex Reyes - St. Louis Cardinals
17BT-DD David Dahl - Colorado Rockies
17BT-DS Dansby Swanson - Atlanta Braves
17BT-JDL Jose De Leon - Tampa Bay Rays
17BT-TG Tyler Glasnow - Pittsburgh Pirates
17BT-YG Yulieski Gurriel - Houston Astros
17BT-YM Yoan Moncada - Chicago White Sox

 

2017 Bowman Rookies Autographs Set Checklist

5 cards. Serial numbered.
PARALLEL CARDS: Black Galactic Diffractor 1/1.

17BT-AB Alex Bregman - Houston Astros
17BT-ABE Andrew Benintendi - Boston Red Sox
17BT-AJ Aaron Judge - New York Yankees
17BT-DD David Dahl - Colorado Rockies
17BT-YG Yulieski Gurriel - Houston Astros

 

1992 Bowman Variations Set Checklist

15 cards. 1:12 boxes.
PARALLEL CARDS: Black Galactic Diffractor 1/1.
2017 Bowman High Tek Baseball

92B-AR Amed Rosario - New York Mets
92B-BR Brendan Rodgers - Colorado Rockies
92B-CR Corey Ray - Milwaukee Brewers
92B-EJ Eloy Jimenez - Chicago Cubs
92B-IA Ian Anderson - Atlanta Braves
92B-JC J.P. Crawford - Philadelphia Phillies
92B-JG Jason Groome - Boston Red Sox
92B-JM Jorge Mateo - New York Yankees
92B-KM Kevin Maitan - Atlanta Braves
92B-LA Lazarito Armenteros - Oakland Athletics
92B-LGJ Lourdes Gurriel Jr. - Toronto Blue Jays
92B-MM Mickey Moniak - Philadelphia Phillies
92B-NS Nick Senzel - Cincinnati Reds
92B-VR Victor Robles - Washington Nationals
92B-YA Yadier Alvarez - Los Angeles Dodgers

 

1992 Bowman Variations Autographs Set Checklist

13 cards. Serial numbered.
PARALLEL CARDS: Black Galactic Diffractor 1/1.

92B-AR Amed Rosario - New York Mets
92B-BR Brendan Rodgers - Colorado Rockies
92B-CR Corey Ray - Milwaukee Brewers
92B-EJ Eloy Jimenez - Chicago Cubs
92B-IA Ian Anderson - Atlanta Braves
92B-JG Jason Groome - Boston Red Sox
92B-JM Jorge Mateo - New York Yankees
92B-KM Kevin Maitan - Atlanta Braves
92B-LA Lazarito Armenteros - Oakland Athletics
92B-LGJ Lourdes Gurriel Jr. - Toronto Blue Jays
92B-MM Mickey Moniak - Philadelphia Phillies
92B-NS Nick Senzel - Cincinnati Reds
92B-YA Yadier Alvarez - Los Angeles Dodgers

 

Bashers Set Checklist

15 cards. 1:19 boxes. Serial numbered #/75.
PARALLEL CARDS: Black Galactic Diffractor 1/1.
2017 Bowman High Tek Baseball

B-BH Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals
B-CB Cody Bellinger - Los Angeles Dodgers
B-DC Dylan Cozens - Philadelphia Phillies
B-JO Jhailyn Ortiz - Philadelphia Phillies
B-KB Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs
B-KL Kyle Lewis - Seattle Mariners
B-MC Miguel Cabrera - Detroit Tigers
B-MT Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels
B-NA Nolan Arenado - Colorado Rockies
B-NS Nick Senzel - Cincinnati Reds
B-RC Robinson Cano - Seattle Mariners
B-RH Rhys Hoskins - Philadelphia Phillies
B-TO Tyler O'Neill - Seattle Mariners
B-WC Willie Calhoun - Los Angeles Dodgers
B-ZC Zack Collins - Chicago White Sox

 

Bashers Autographs Set Checklist

8 cards. Serial numbered.
PARALLEL CARDS: Black Galactic Diffractor 1/1.
2017 Bowman High Tek Baseball

B-BH Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals
B-DC Dylan Cozens - Philadelphia Phillies
B-KB Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs
B-KL Kyle Lewis - Seattle Mariners
B-MT Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels
B-NS Nick Senzel - Cincinnati Reds
B-RH Rhys Hoskins - Philadelphia Phillies
B-ZC Zack Collins - Chicago White Sox

 

Foundations of the Franchise Die-Cut Set Checklist

15 cards. 1:29 boxes. Serial numbered #/50.
PARALLEL CARDS: Black Galactic Diffractor 1/1.

FF-AR Nolan Arenado - Colorado Rockies
FF-AR Brendan Rodgers - Colorado Rockies
FF-ARA Orlando Arcia - Milwaukee Brewers
FF-ARA Corey Ray - Milwaukee Brewers
FF-BD Rafael Devers - Boston Red Sox
FF-BD Mookie Betts - Boston Red Sox
FF-BJ Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs
FF-BJ Eloy Jimenez - Chicago Cubs
FF-CL Robinson Cano - Seattle Mariners
FF-CL Kyle Lewis - Seattle Mariners
FF-CT Starlin Castro - New York Yankees
FF-CT Gleyber Torres - New York Yankees
FF-DG Nick Gordon - Minnesota Twins
FF-DG Brian Dozier - Minnesota Twins
FF-DP Aledmys Diaz - St. Louis Cardinals
FF-DP Delvin Perez - St. Louis Cardinals
FF-FC Maikel Franco - Philadelphia Phillies
FF-FC J.P. Crawford - Philadelphia Phillies
FF-HR Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals
FF-HR Victor Robles - Washington Nationals
FF-KB Clayton Kershaw - Los Angeles Dodgers
FF-KB Cody Bellinger - Los Angeles Dodgers
FF-LM Francisco Mejia - Cleveland Indians
FF-LM Francisco Lindor - Cleveland Indians
FF-MM Austin Meadows - Pittsburgh Pirates
FF-MM Starling Marte - Pittsburgh Pirates
FF-SA Dansby Swanson - Atlanta Braves
FF-SA Ozzie Albies - Atlanta Braves
FF-SD Justin Dunn - New York Mets
FF-SD Noah Syndergaard - New York Mets

Patterns

In comparison to prior sets, the 2017 Bowman High Tek Baseball patterns are more subtly varied and slightly tricky given the main design all looks the same on the left, and just the design portion to the right changes. And, while several have distinct looks, a few showcase more basic changes grouped around a section of lines at the middle of the card and/or arrows. Many in this group also have large Bowman logos. It is believed these are all part of one main pattern segment (Pattern 3*).

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Patterns are listed in order of apparent rarity. Let us know if you spot anything different by emailing us directly (with images, if possible). Box odds are provided for the less common patterns.

2017 Bowman High Tek Patterns Guide, Variation Gallery

Base Pattern / Pattern 1

2017 Bowman High Tek Baseball

Pattern Variations

*Pattern 3 has multiple versions with lines and/or arrows.*

Pattern 2

2017 Bowman High Tek Baseball

*Pattern 3*

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Pattern 4 - 1:3

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Pattern 5 - 1:4

Pattern 6 - 1:6

2017 Bowman High Tek Baseball

Pattern 7 - 1:12

Pattern 8 - 1:18

Pattern 9 - 1:24

Pattern 10 / SpekTEKular Diffractor (#/5) - 1:75

Pattern 11 / Black Galactic Diffractor (1/1) - 1:379

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Product Review

2017 Bowman High Tek Baseball Product Review

Reviewed by Trey Treutel

Good: Only acetate cards and on-card signatures; Rhys Hoskins autographs; new brand for prospect collectors.

Bad: Easy to see High Tek for just prospects as unnecessary; four-autograph box format can get pretty expensive compared to value; can be a little confusing with no pattern names.

The Bottom Line: The cards look great and the format is more geared to autograph collectors, so it certainly has appeal. The real question is whether you want to collect prospects in this manner.

Staff Rating:
3.7 / 5.0

Card Design: 3.75/5.0

Tek is all about acetate and the patterns, and the 2017 Bowman High Tek Baseball design doesn’t stray from that. I’m not sure if this is someting just for the Bowman version, but I found that the half-circle shape on the left dominated the focus. Since this comes on every version, it did detract slightly from the pattern appeal for me.

The on-card autographs stick with the main pattern, which is fine, but without any clear area to sign, it can lead to less ideal placement. While this is not a new issue for Tek, the stock design element on the left is darker, so it can be a little harder to pick out the signature if they go left.

I did like the look of the inserts, especially Bashers, but as they are each numbered to 75 or less, all act as case-hits or even tougher pulls. I personally think they should be one per box.

Checklist: 3.5/5.0

Aside from the typical issue with inconsistent team coverage, the 2017 Bowman High Tek Baseball checklist is fine. Honestly, with just 56 base cards, it makes me wonder why they didn’t just add it to the main 2017 Topps High Tek, especially given the expanded box format.

Led by Rhys Hoskins, the 43-card base autograph checklist contains the bulk of the signatures you can expect in a box. Most of these are prospect names that have been used multiple times in the past, so it remains to be seen how much demand there will be down the road. Plus, at four signed cards per box and a fairly moderate checklist size, duplicates are more common.

Although heavy on prospects, a few of the inserts cover rookies and MLB stars like 2017 rookie Aaron Judge, and veteran standouts Mike Trout and Kris Bryant, with main versions and signatures. These provide more depth and value, but as they are also much more limited, they are unlikely to tempt a non-prospect collector to try their luck. Another 2017 rookie, Cody Bellinger is actually part of the prospect base set but is not a signer.

Value: 3.5/5.0

Priced at about $90+ per box when this review was written, value obviously depends heavily on the four autographs. Because they are signed on-card and look fairly unique, that helps, but history has shown that prospect autographs that aren’t Bowman Chrome tend to take a backseat. Hoskins is arguably the biggest option and even his autograph values have been on the lower side. With staples like Bowman, Bowman Chrome and Bowman Draft, plus the regular Topps High Tek, 2017 Bowman High Tek can easily get lost in the shuffle, hurting values.

The Fun Factor: 4.0/5.0

While I do think this is perhaps an instance where a spinoff was not the way to go, I did like the 2017 Bowman High Tek Baseball box, mainly because the cards look nice. Hitting two autographs from the same player, even if one is a parallel and the other is base, is not ideal, but the more signed cards per box, the bigger that risk becomes. This is especially true when there are more signed cards in a case than subjects in the main autograph set. I do think a pattern notation is the way to go on card backs in the future.

2017 Bowman High Tek Baseball Hit Gallery and NPN / Pack Odds

The box used for this review was provided by Topps.

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2017 Bowman High Tek Baseball Cards, reviewed by Trey Treutel on 2017-11-14T10:45:39+00:00 rating 3.7 out of 5

Trey Treutel  |  E-Mail Author
Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. In more recent years, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute or Google+.

User Reviews

  1. you have bowman 92 auto of brendan rodgers listed on the red sox instead of rockies

  2. Does anyone kno if the rush deffracor parralls are numbered

  3. Rush Diffractor parallels aren’t numbered.

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