'13 Bowman Chrome - M L B
18 packs per box // 4 cards per pack
1 Chrome Auto per box // 2 autos every 3rd box
I received the following in this Hobby Box:
28 veteran cards - all unique -- 12.7% of the 220 card set
35 prospect (BCP) cards - all unique -- 31.8% of the 110 card set (#ed 111-220)
Again, Bowman '13 Chrome is a solid product and a very consistent issue as it has been for many years. The design is much the same as it has been for several years. The curl issue has been corrected and all of the cards I received are printed well.
The veteran player cards have a gray border around the back of the card and have numbers with no letters. The prospect cards all have BCP (Bowman Chrome Prospect) preceding the number - for the Boston Fans - BCP is in front of the number -- i.e. BCP124. (Still haven't gotten over the pounding my Rays took from B@#$%^n!!!)
The cards are stiff and highly reflective (chrome) and the reverse again has the Bowman Briefing - Resume, Skills, and Up Close.
Refractors - 3 Vets/2 Prospects
Minis - One - Alex Meyer
Evan Gattis #ed to 250
Blue Sharpee - ON THE CARD -- YES!!!!
The auto cards are designed for the auto as well -- well done!!
This issue - Bowman Chrome is nearly a must for the set builder and the prospect collector. One will need several boxes to complete the veteran base set, but the rewards should be worth the chase. The player collector will have numerous parallels to chase including refractors, blue, orange, red, purple, green, gold, black refractors as well as printing plates of each player.
(IF anyone pulls a printing plate of one of the mini's.. would you be so kind as to post it on this thread. I haven't seen one.)
Overall grade A- I still want more cards in the hobby box!
Go buy a bunch of boxes and send the parallel Rays to me!! I still want a Wil Myers auto (even though he never learned to write....)