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2018 Bowman Draft Baseball Cards

2018 Bowman Draft Baseball Cards

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Tying together the annual Bowman prospect franchise with a focus on the 2018 MLB draftees, 2018 Bowman Draft Baseball stays with the jumbo formats of recent years. Collectors can find Hobby Jumbo boxes with three autographs or Hobby Super Jumbo with five autographs.

While the lineup features the first cards for many new prospects, most of the designs and parallels carry over from 2018 Bowman Chrome.

2018 Bowman Draft Baseball Base

Relying heavily on the new influx of MLB talent, the 2018 Bowman Draft Baseball checklist features a 200-card base set with both Paper and Chrome Refractor parallels. The breakdown follows and you will note that a few options are exclusive to the main Hobby Jumbo format and are not found in Super Jumbo.

2018 Bowman Draft Base Refractor Parallels

Base Paper

  • Sky Blue - #/499
  • Purple - #/250
  • Blue - #/150
  • Green - #/99
  • Gold - #/50
  • Orange - #/25 (Jumbo only)
  • Red - #/5
  • Black - 1/1
  • Printing Plates - 1/1
Base Chrome Refractors

  • Refractor
  • Sky Blue Refractor - #'d (Jumbo only)
  • Purple Refractor - #/250
  • Sparkles Refractor (Limited)
  • Blue Refractor - #/150
  • Green Refractor - #/99
  • Gold Refractor #/50
  • Orange Refractor - #/25 (Jumbo only)
  • Red Refractor - #/5
  • SuperFractor - 1/1
  • Printing Plates 1/1

Becoming a new trend for Bowman sets, there are also limited image Variations for some of the key subjects in the base set.

2018 Bowman Draft Baseball Inserts

As for the 2018 Bowman Draft Baseball inserts, there is a throwback option via 1998 Bowman 20th Anniversary with current players on the previous design. Another choice is the Bowman Sterling Continuity insert with base, Atomic Refractor (#/150), Orange Refractor (#/25; Jumbo only),  Red Refractor (#/5) and SuperFractor (1/1) versions.

In addition, Franchise Futures pairs 2018 draft picks from the same franchise, while Recommended Viewing highlights an appealing prospect duo. These two multi-player card sets, along with the 1998 insert, offer Refractor (#/250), Gold Refractor (#/50), Red Refractor (#/5) and SuperFractor (1/1) parallels.

2018 Bowman Draft Baseball Autographs

The belle of the ball, the on-card Chrome Draft Pick Autographs line is where the bulk of the action takes place in 2018 Bowman Draft Baseball. Some of the top-overall picks are also treated to a rainbow of colorful Refractor parallels.

2018 Bowman Draft Autograph Refractor Parallels

Chrome Draft Pick Autographs

  • Refractor - #/499
  • Purple Refractor - #/250
  • Blue Refractor - #/150
  • Blue Wave Refractor - #/150
  • Green Refractor - #/99
  • Black Refractor - #/75 (Jumbo only)
  • Sparkles Refractor - #/71
  • Gold Refractor - #/50
  • Gold Wave Refractor - #/50
  • Orange Refractor - #/25 (Jumbo only)
  • Red Refractor - #/5
  • Red Wave Refractor - #/5
  • Black Wave Refractor - 1/1
  • SuperFractor - 1/1
  • Printing Plates - 1/1

Other signed choices include Class of 2018 Autographs (case hit; #/250) for top picks, Draft Night Autographs (#/99) with images from the event, and Recommended Viewing Dual Autographs (#/99). All three have Gold Refractor (#/50), Red Refractor (#/5) and SuperFractor (1/1) parallels.

2018 Bowman Draft Baseball

More base inserts have autographed editions, as well, including Bowman Sterling Continuity Autographs (#/99) and 1998 Bowman 20th Anniversary Autographs (#/99). Both offer Red Refractor (#/5) and SuperFractor (1/1) parallels, while Sterling has the Jumbo-exclusive Orange Refractor (#/25). Finally, the base variation cards have a signed version, limited to 99 copies.

2018 Bowman Draft Baseball Incremental Hits

Adding a little more to 2018 Bowman Draft Baseball, incremental hits include Under Armour Game Autographs (#/199) for past high school stars.

Exclusive to Hobby Jumbo, the Top of the Class box toppers are numbered to 99. These oversized Chrome cards also come as Gold Refractor (#/50),  Red Refractor (#/5) and SuperFractor (1/1), and Autograph (#/35) parallels.

2018 Bowman Draft Baseball

Estimated Release Date: 12/05/2018
Hobby Jumbo Configuration: 32 cards per pack, 12 packs per box, 8 boxes per case
Super Jumbo Configuration:
 120 cards per pack, 5 packs per box, 6 boxes per case

2018 Bowman Draft Baseball Hobby Jumbo Box Break

  • 3 Autographs

2018 Bowman Draft Baseball Hobby Jumbo Pack Break

  • 23 Base Cards
  • 7 Chrome Base Card
  • 2 Chrome Base Refractor Parallels

2018 Bowman Draft Baseball Hobby Super Jumbo Box Break

  • 5 Autographs
  • 600 Total Cards

2018 Bowman Draft Baseball Hobby Super Jumbo Pack Break

  • 1 Autograph
  • 78 Base Cards
  • 33 Chrome Base Card
  • 8 Chrome Base Refractor Parallels

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These are mock-up images and not final cards. Contents and designs are subject to change. 

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