2016 Bowman's FT...and my opinion of these

bonzomoretti

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When I saw the checklist for these, the first thing I noticed was that there were not many Mets in this set. No problem, my chance to save some cashola to buy other products with more Mets so I decided not to purchase any Bowman products this time around. Well, at the store and I can not resist the urge to buy a few blasters and hangers. Just gotta see what they look like and hopefully get a yellow border Met or 2 (there are only 2). Boy am I disappointed.
These are the worst looking cards I have EVER seen. The fronts of the cards are so cluttered with "crap". Diagonal lines all cutting into the pictures of the players at different angles. Backgrounds all out of focus. Topps uses the blur from the edges-in and just takes away from the pictures on the cards themselves. The only thing in focus is the player himself. There is so much around the edges of the cards that every card I have seen has some part of the players body cut-off. Ever card looks the same. There are no sliding poses, no wall climbing shots. BORING and CLUTTERED in my opinion...and...try reading the numbers on the backs. They seem to be getting smaller and darker. I needed a magnifying glass to see some of these numbers. I'm still trying to figure out Ketel Marte's card number.
I hope Duane does this set justice in his review. Again, this is only MY opinion. Don't let me stop you from buying them as I still need any Mets parallels. I joined a case break and got all the Mets base and NO parallels (did get a red ink Matz auto though...YES!!!)

Here is what I have to trade:
2016 Bowman FT-
base paper-1 2++ 3 4++ 5 6 7 8 9 10 13+ 14+ 15 16 17 18 20 23++ 24++ 25 26 27+ 28+ 29+ 30 31 32 33+ 34 35 36 37+ 38 39 40+ 42 43 44 46 47++ 48+ 49 52 53 54++ 55++ 56+ 57+ 58+ 59+ 60 62 63+ 64+ 65+ 66+ 67 68 69 70++ 71 73 75+ 76 77 78 79 80 81+++ 82+ 83 84 85 86+ 87+ 89 90 92+ 93++ 94+ 95+ 96 97 98+ 99+ 100 102 103 107+ 109 110 111++ 112+ 113 114 115 116++ 117 118+ 119 120 122 123++ 125 126 127 128 129 131 132+++ 133+ 134 135 136 137 138 139+ 141++ 143+ 144 145+ 146 147 148 149+ 150+
Green(x/99)- 110kemp
Gold(x/50)- 70posey
​prospects paper- BP-2++ 3 4++ 5+ 6+ 7+ 8 9+ 10 12++ 13++ 14+ 15 16+ 18+ 23 26 27 28+ 29 30+ 31+ 32 34++ 37 39 42+ 44 47+ 48+ 50 51+ 53 54++ 56+ 57 59 60 62+ 63+ 64+ 65+ 66++ 67 68 69 70 72 73+ 74++ 75 76 77++ 78 79+ 80 81+ 82+ 83 85 86+ 87 90+ 91+ 92 94 95 97++ 98 99+ 101 103+ 104 107 108 110 111+ 112++ 116++ 117++ 118+ 119++ 120 121 122 123 124+ 126 128++ 129++ 130+ 131+ 132 134++ 136+ 137+ 141+ 143 145 147+ 148 149 150++
Silver- BP26 31
Yellow- BP4bregman, 22+ 41 44 61+ 62 69 71+ 75 91 97 115 123 125 134 136
Purple(x/250)- BP82

Chrome prospects-BCP- 1 2 3 4+ 8 10 12 16 21 24 25+ 26 30+ 32 36 37 38 39 40 43+ 44 45 47 48 49 51 52 53 55 57 58++ 60++ 61++ 64 66 68 70 71 72 73 74 77 78 81 82+ 83 85 86 88+ 89 90 92+ 96 98 99 100 101 105 106 108 110 111 112 115+ 117+ 118 122 127 130 131+ 133 137 138+ 139 142 145+ 146 147 148 149 150
Refractor(x/499)- BCP50Swanson

SOPHMORE STANDOUTS- SS2buxton, SS3correa
FAMILY RESEMBLANCE- FT-GU, M
INTERNATIONAL INK- II-LT, OC+
BOWMAN SCOUTS TOP 100- BTP- 52, 59, 61, 77, 87, 100
BOWMAN FLASHBACKS RC- RR-IR, LG..

LMK...thanks
 
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joshu1169

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I have two mets you need:

turn 2 card with nimmo and rosario

top 100 with smith 69 I think


Can use these from your list:

2016 Bowman FT-
base paper-63
Gold(x/50)- 70posey
Chrome prospects-BCP-40
Refractor(x/499)- BCP50Swanson


LMK

Josh
 

bonzomoretti

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I have two mets you need:

turn 2 card with nimmo and rosario

top 100 with smith 69 I think


Can use these from your list:

2016 Bowman FT-
base paper-63
Gold(x/50)- 70posey
Chrome prospects-BCP-40
Refractor(x/499)- BCP50Swanson


LMK

Josh

Josh, Unless you want base 63 and BCP40 for them, I think you are asking way-to-much for them. I'll have to pass. Mike
 

joshu1169

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Josh, Unless you want base 63 and BCP40 for them, I think you are asking way-to-much for them. I'll have to pass. Mike
I was just saying those are the cards in your trade list that I can use. I am not sure with Swanson being in last years chrome what the value of that card is going to be. I was assuming 5-6 I feel the trade with the two base and either of the others is in the ballpark. If you disagree no harm done. Im sure I'll have other mets cards you need at some point.
 

bonzomoretti

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I was just saying those are the cards in your trade list that I can use. I am not sure with Swanson being in last years chrome what the value of that card is going to be. I was assuming 5-6 I feel the trade with the two base and either of the others is in the ballpark. If you disagree no harm done. Im sure I'll have other mets cards you need at some point.

I'm going to hold off trading the Swanson. These refractors seem to be really hard to come by so I will hold it for Mets refers.
 

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Hey, I can use 2016 Bowman Chrome Prospects 108. I have 2016 Topps Wacky Packages Base 30. It's a small trade, but let me know if you'd want to do it.

Thanks,
Jacob
 

bonzomoretti

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I was just saying those are the cards in your trade list that I can use. I am not sure with Swanson being in last years chrome what the value of that card is going to be. I was assuming 5-6 I feel the trade with the two base and either of the others is in the ballpark. If you disagree no harm done. Im sure I'll have other mets cards you need at some point.

Swanson is booking at $12...still looking for Mets refers...thx
 

bonzomoretti

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I was just saying those are the cards in your trade list that I can use. I am not sure with Swanson being in last years chrome what the value of that card is going to be. I was assuming 5-6 I feel the trade with the two base and either of the others is in the ballpark. If you disagree no harm done. Im sure I'll have other mets cards you need at some point.

Swanson is booking at $12...still looking for Mets refers...thx
 

David K.

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Thanks for offering David but I've picked that one up. Still looking for Scouts 13 & 100. Mike

Okay! I'll keep and eye out for them....will be seeing one of the regular customers at bases loaded in fresno.....Brought 9 from him and he has about 8 to 10 more for sale. Best regards, David
 

bonzomoretti

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Okay! I'll keep and eye out for them....will be seeing one of the regular customers at bases loaded in fresno.....Brought 9 from him and he has about 8 to 10 more for sale. Best regards, David

If you come across any Mets I can use, I just picked up another one. Have these FT:
BOWMAN SCOUTS TOP 100- BTP-27, 48, 59, 61, 77, 87

LMK, Mike
 

dan5

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Mike,

Do you need the following?

2016 Topps Gypsy Queen Relic Autographs #GQARZW Zack Wheeler #/50
2016 Bowman Sophomore Standouts Orange #SS9 Noah Syndergaard #/25


I am interested in this from your bucket.

2015 Topps Allen and Ginter Framed Mini Autographs #AGAAP Aaron Paul

lmk thanks
Dan
 

bonzomoretti

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Mike,

Do you need the following?

2016 Topps Gypsy Queen Relic Autographs #GQARZW Zack Wheeler #/50
2016 Bowman Sophomore Standouts Orange #SS9 Noah Syndergaard #/25


I am interested in this from your bucket.

2015 Topps Allen and Ginter Framed Mini Autographs #AGAAP Aaron Paul

lmk thanks
Dan

Dan, I saw this one on your trade list I can use:
1994 Signature Rookies Tetrad auto Edgardo Alfonzo #5165/7750

If you can throw that one in to make it a little closer please post. If not, no big deal. Post anyway. Thanks, Mike
 

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Dan, I saw this one on your trade list I can use:
1994 Signature Rookies Tetrad auto Edgardo Alfonzo #5165/7750

If you can throw that one in to make it a little closer please post. If not, no big deal. Post anyway. Thanks, Mike

Book value wise what I offered was even but I don't mind throwing in the Alfonzo. Trade has been posted.
 

bonzomoretti

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Book value wise what I offered was even but I don't mind throwing in the Alfonzo. Trade has been posted.

I looked up bv's Dan and I thought it was $50 to $40 in bv's before Alfonzo. Was I mistaken?

2016 Topps Gypsy Queen Relic Autographs #GQARZW Zack Wheeler #/50 $25
2016 Bowman Sophomore Standouts Orange #SS9 Noah Syndergaard #/25 $15


2015 Topps Allen and Ginter Framed Mini Autographs #AGAAP Aaron Paul $50
 
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dan5

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I looked up bv's Dan and I thought it was $50 to $40 in bv's before Alfonzo. Was I mistaken?

2016 Topps Gypsy Queen Relic Autographs #GQARZW Zack Wheeler #/50 $25
2016 Bowman Sophomore Standouts Orange #SS9 Noah Syndergaard #/25 $15


2015 Topps Allen and Ginter Framed Mini Autographs #AGAAP Aaron Paul $50

My bad, for some reason I was thinking the 2 Mets cards equaled $50.
 

David K.

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Just pulled 2016 Bowman scouting top 100 card Brandon Nimmo....Let me know. Best regards, David PS still need 27 or 48.
 
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