Bowman's Best

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Bowman's Best

One master box - 2 mini boxes - 6 packs per mini - 5 cards per pack
4 chrome autos per master box

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I received these:

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Base -- 20 unique base cards - vets and rookies

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8 - top prospects

Bowman's Best is a premium issue and is best suited for the Bowman collector and the prspect/rookie collector. The base cards have a mirror finish - thus 'chrome' and have a bit of a busy design this year - looks kind of like a ceiling fan behind the player. Name of player team logo, position, and Bowman logo are well placed and don't detract from the pic of the player. The cards are stiff and (at least the ones I received) have a slight - very slight bend to them.

The reverse has personal stats and a write up of the best game of 2018... well done.

Top Prospects has a better background on the front of the card and a similar write up on the reverse touting the best 2018 game.

Bowman's Best seems to be a good issue for the player collector and the prospect gambler. There are a number of parallels - refractors, colored refractors and autos to chase.

Parallels

Vet/Rookie Refractors

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8 total -- good number for this master box

Top Prospect Refractors

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4x (including Brendan McKay!!)

Colored Refractors

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Brendan Rodgers - blue #ed to 150
Sixto Sanchez - purple #ed to 250
Brendan Rodgers - cracked ice

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Not really sure where these fit in.... the name, position, and lines on the card are RED...

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Austin Riley and Brian Anderson

Power Producers and Neophyte Sensations

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PP - Kyle Lewis and Juan Soto
NS - Rhys Hoskins

98 Bowman's Best Performers

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Martinez, Gregorius, Mize, Bryant

Early Indications

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Reg - Perez, Smith and BRENDAN McKAY
Cracked Ice - Justin Williams

Autos

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Aramis Ademan and Carter Kieboom

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Green refractor - Jordyn Adams #e to 99
Redemption - Brice Turang - refractor parallel

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All in all -- pretty good master box. The autos were all on card blue Sharpee and well done. The number of inserts both colored parallels, refractors and special inserts were reasonable. For the set builder, one will probably need 3-4 master boxes without utilizing the 'bay and who knows what autos one might pull. Receiving 4 autos per master box is also a good deal.

Overall grade A

Go buy several master boxes and send all of the Rays parallels and inserts to me!!

Duane
 
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