2010 Bowman Chrome - MLB
18 packs - 4 cards per pack
'1 Bowman Chrome Autographed Card in Every Box!'
I received the following:
26 Veteran Base ( 11.8% of 220 base)
34 1st Bowman Chrome (31% of 110 base)
5 USA Chromes (25% of 20)
No duplications - VERY GOOD!
Veteran base are all outlined in red and rookies are outlined in green and have the "RC" designation on the front. The reverse again has the Bowman Resume - Resume, Skills, and Up Close.
The Bowman 1st cards have a silver facsimile auto on the front.
Dual USA Auto
2010 Bowman Chrome is the continuation of the Bowman line for 2010. For us Bowman collectors, it is a must buy. The player collector will have lots to chase - base, refractor, blue refractor, orange refractor, red refractor, and the hobby - purple refractor, and the illusive 1/1 printing plates.
I do have one major gripe - the chrome curl -- it is bad! I thought that Topps had this 'cured' - prior to this year - both Topps Chrome and Bowman Chrome curl badly....
Very minor gripe - the base cards (vets/rookies - 1-220) - this is a challenge this year to collate this set. I received only 11% of the set. At this rate, I would have to purchase at least 10 boxes to even have the chance of getting a set - that's pretty stout.
If you really want a hill to climb, attempt to put the Topps 100 Chrome set together - 1 per box and they are numbered to 999 and refractors to 499. I must admit, it would be one very cool set to own.
The dual auto I pulled is a very pleasant surprise - the card is well designed and even though they are stickers, they are embedded in the card. It looks great!
Overall grade B++ I can't stand the curl!
Go buy several boxes and send the refractors of all colors of Longoria, Price, Teixeira, to me!!