2021 Bowman Baseball Cards

2021 Bowman Baseball Cards

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2021 Bowman Baseball marks the start of the prospect season for collectors, offering another batch of rising names.

The product from Topps is one part of the annual three-headed Bowman powerhouse that also features Bowman Chrome and Bowman Draft.

Formats include the normal Hobby box with one autograph and the HTA Jumbo box with three autographs.

See also: 2020 Bowman Baseball Cards

2021 Bowman Baseball Base / Chrome Parallels

As always, 2021 Bowman Baseball provides 100 base cards for top veterans and rookies. However, the main draw for most collectors is the prospect lineup, especially the various "1st Bowman" options. This includes 150 paper editions for the next crop of possible stars.

2021 Bowman Baseball Base Paper Border Parallels Breakdown

  • Sky Blue Border - #/499
  • Purple Border - #/250
  • Blue Border - #/150
  • Yellow Border - #/75
  • Gold Border - #/50
  • Orange Border - #/25 (Hobby)
  • Red Border - #/5
  • Platinum Border  - 1/1
  • Printing Plates - 1/1

In addition, the prospects arrive with chromium versions and even more parallels to chase.

2021 Bowman Baseball Chrome Prospect Refractor Parallels Breakdown

  • Atomic Refractor - 1:24 packs (Hobby)
  • Base Refractor - #/499
  • Speckle Refractor - #/299
  • Purple Refractor - #/250
  • Blue Refractor - #/150
  • Blue Shimmer - #/150
  • Aqua Refractor - #/125 (Hobby/HTA)
  • Aqua Shimmer - #/125 (Hobby/HTA)
  • Yellow Refractor - #/75
  • Gold Refractor - #/50
  • Gold Shimmer - #/50
  • Orange Refractor - #/25  (Hobby)
  • Orange Shimmer - #/25 (Hobby)
  • Red Refractor - #/5
  • Red Shimmer - #/5
  • SuperFractor - 1/1 (Hobby/HTA)
  • Printing Plates - 1/1

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New this year is the Prospector’s Special Variation card numbered to 49. These are die-cut with a gold-styled background.

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2021 Bowman Baseball Inserts

Inserts from 2021 Bowman Baseball supply collectors with a mix of old and new, including returning choices Bowman Scout's Top 100 (1:4 packs), Rookie of the Year (ROY) Favorites (1:8 packs) and Talent Pipeline (1:12 packs).

Debuting inserts can be found with the throwback 1991 Bowman (1:8 packs) and distinct Futurist (1:6 packs).

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Positional Promise (1:24 packs) highlights top-ranked names at every position.

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The inserts also add multiple Refractor parallels: Atomic (#/150), Gold (#/50), Orange (#/25 - Hobby), Red (#/5) and SuperFractor (1/1).

2021 Bowman Baseball Autographs

However, for some collectors, all that matters in the 2021 Bowman Baseball checklist is the Chrome Prospect Autograph selection.

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Beyond the up-and-coming stars, fans can look forward to the latest class of rookie players in Chrome Rookie Autographs. Of course, there are several parallels for the prospects and rookies.

2021 Bowman Baseball Chrome Autographs Refractor Parallels Breakdown

Chrome Prospect Autographs

  • Base Refractor - #/499
  • Speckle Refractor - #/299
  • Purple Refractor - #/250
  • Blue Refractor - #/150
  • Atomic Refractor - #/100
  • Yellow Refractor - #/75
  • Gold Refractor - #/50
  • Gold Shimmer - #/50
  • Orange Refractor - #/25 (Hobby)
  • Orange Shimmer - #/25 (Hobby)
  • Red Refractor - #/5
  • Red Shimmer - #/5
  • SuperFractor - 1/1
  • Printing Plates - 1/1
Chrome Rookie Autographs

  • Base Refractor - #/499
  • Blue Refractor - #/150
  • Atomic Refractor - #/100
  • Yellow Refractor - #/75
  • Gold Refractor - #/50
  • Orange Refractor - #/25 (Hobby)
  • Red Refractor - #/5
  • SuperFractor - 1/1
  • Printing Plates - 1/1

Look for additional signed choices in 1991 Bowman Autographs (#'d), Bowman Scout’s Top 100 Autographs (#'d), Positional Promise Autographs (#/99), and ROY Favorites Autographs (#/150), plus another group of All-American Game Autographs (#/199).

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Low-numbered hits include 2021 Bowman Ultimate Autograph Book (#/10) and Dual Bowman Prospects Autographs (#/25).

Those feeling nostalgic can track down 1991 Bowman Buyback Autographs (#'d).

2021 Bowman Baseball Chrome Autographs Parallels Breakdown

Positional Promise

  • Gold Refractor - #/50
  • Orange Refractor - #/25 (Hobby)
  • Red Refractor - #/5
  • SuperFractor - 1/1

ROY Favorites

  • Gold Refractor - #/50
  • Orange Refractor - #/25 (Hobby)
  • Red Refractor - #/5
  • SuperFractor - 1/1
1991 Bowman

  • SuperFractor - 1/1

Bowman Scout’s Top 100

  • SuperFractor - 1/1

Dual Bowman Prospects

  • SuperFractor - 1/1

Estimated Release Date: April 14, 2021
Hobby Configuration: 10 cards per pack, 24 packs per box, 12 boxes per case
Jumbo Configuration:
 32 cards per pack, 12 packs per box, 8 boxes per case

2021 Bowman Baseball Hobby Box Break

  • 1 Autograph

2021 Bowman Baseball HTA Jumbo Hobby Box Break

  • 3 Autographs

 

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These are mock-up images and not final cards. Designs and contents are subject to change. 

 

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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.

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