The 2018 Bowman Platinum Baseball variations feature top MLB players with a swirl of color and limited photo versions. Offering 10 notable stars and rookies, including Mike Trout, Kris Bryant and Shohei Ohtani, the SSP cards carry steep pack odds.
Reserved for some of the very best names on the 2018 Bowman Platinum Baseball checklist, the variations average 1:391 packs. For the most premium format—the two-autograph Collector boxes—that's roughly 1:20 boxes. Fat packs have them at 1:163 packs.
While it can be somewhat difficult to notice due to the loud background, there is a basic theme for the 2018 Bowman Platinum Baseball variation images. Base cards show in-action shots of the players and the SSP cards opt for more casual shots from warm-ups, batting practice or just moments in between active play.
2018 Bowman Platinum Variation Codes
If you still prefer another way to know it's a variation, 2018 Bowman Platinum features the trick that has become common in Topps sets. All collectors must do is flip the card over to the back, look under the stats at the very bottom of the card for the CODE#CMP number, and check the final three digits.
- Base - ends in #264
- Variation - ends in #303
Hunter Greene, the second-overall pick in the 2017 MLB Draft, has an entire 10-card insert dedicated to him. Although it also uses the base design, the card numbering (#HG-) helps distinguish it from his card in the base prospects set (#TOP-4).
2018 Bowman Platinum Baseball Variations Checklist
2 Rafael Devers - Boston Red Sox RC
23 Clayton Kershaw - Los Angeles Dodgers
32 Cody Bellinger - Los Angeles Dodgers
34 Shohei Ohtani - Los Angeles Angels RC
49 Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels
54 Jose Altuve - Houston Astros
80 Francisco Lindor - Cleveland Indians
86 Aaron Judge - New York Yankees
100 Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals
2018 Bowman Platinum Baseball Variations Gallery
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