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hdjstuff
10-17-2013, 03:22 PM
'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)

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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.

Inserts/Parallels

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Refractors - 3 Vets/2 Prospects
Minis - One - Alex Meyer

Blue Refractor

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Evan Gattis #ed to 250

Reprint Cards

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John Smoltz

Auto

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Miguel Almonte

Blue Sharpee - ON THE CARD -- YES!!!!

The auto cards are designed for the auto as well -- well done!!

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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....)

Duane

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cjay101
10-17-2013, 03:26 PM
I can use the almonte if it is available

jaxbraves
10-17-2013, 03:30 PM
Duane I can use the Gattis . What can I get you in return?

Rich

hdjstuff
10-17-2013, 03:52 PM
I can use the almonte if it is available

It could very possibly be available.... Did you rip any of these?

Duane

hdjstuff
10-17-2013, 03:52 PM
Duane I can use the Gattis . What can I get you in return?

Rich

Gattis can be had... did you rip any?

Duane

jaxbraves
10-17-2013, 04:16 PM
Gattis can be had... did you rip any?

Duane

Did not but any Bowman Chrome yet.

cjay101
10-17-2013, 05:46 PM
It could very possibly be available.... Did you rip any of these?

Duane

I ripped quite a bit of retail, but no autographs. What do you need?

daktion
10-17-2013, 05:56 PM
Thanks for the review Duane. I guess we can say goodbye to the chrome curl forever. Thanks Topps!!! I love the on card autos and the whited out area for the sig. Please LMK if you pulled any of these.

23 103

BCP164 Viosergy Rosa
BCP183 Drew Steckenrider

Are those great baseball names or what?

Thanks, Brett

jaxbraves
10-18-2013, 08:44 AM
It could very possibly be available.... Did you rip any of these?

Duane

Duane if the Gattis is still there I am going to the Hobby Shop this morning to pick up a box.
I will let you know what I pull.

Rich

mort
10-18-2013, 08:48 AM
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!!!)Ha! Funny!!

But haven't the Rays had BOS' number the last few seasons?

Glad to hear you got no dupes in the box. Long gone are the days when a wax box would yield 4 Ed Ott cards.

Trishlp
10-18-2013, 09:49 AM
Duane,
Interested in the Morse refractor and any Orioles parallels you may have pulled. Opened several boxes and some retail so I will check tonight for Rays paralllels.
Thanks,
Trish

hdjstuff
10-18-2013, 04:46 PM
I ripped quite a bit of retail, but no autographs. What do you need?


I should have a list of base needs in the next day or so.

Duane

hdjstuff
10-18-2013, 04:48 PM
Thanks for the review Duane. I guess we can say goodbye to the chrome curl forever. Thanks Topps!!! I love the on card autos and the whited out area for the sig. Please LMK if you pulled any of these.

23 103

BCP164 Viosergy Rosa
BCP183 Drew Steckenrider

Are those great baseball names or what?

Thanks, Brett

Brett - I went 0 for 4.... dang!

Duane

hdjstuff
10-18-2013, 04:49 PM
Duane,
Interested in the Morse refractor and any Orioles parallels you may have pulled. Opened several boxes and some retail so I will check tonight for Rays paralllels.
Thanks,
Trish

Trish

Thank you - the Morse is yours. I'll post a needs list for base either Sat or Sun.

Duane

hdjstuff
10-20-2013, 11:26 AM
Here are my current Set Needs... (as of 10/24/13 at 8:45a)

Base

2-3-4-6-8-10-11-17-20-21-24-27-30-34-
39-48-50-54-55-56-57-62-71-
72-75-78-80-81-83-88-89-90-95

112-114-117-126-132-135-136-137-138-
142-143-150-153-160-164-167-
170-171-177-178-181-182-183-191-
192-196

202-210-212-215-218-219

Prospects -- BCP

111-142

Any help is appreciated.

Duane

cjay101
10-20-2013, 12:02 PM
Should have a bundle for the almonte. Will get a list tonight when i get home

bdink25
10-20-2013, 05:02 PM
I can use any Cole or McCutchen cards. Is the want list a few posts back current for the 2013 Bowman?? Butch

hdjstuff
10-24-2013, 08:43 AM
I can use any Cole or McCutchen cards. Is the want list a few posts back current for the 2013 Bowman?? Butch

Butch - I have a Cole and McCutchen for you. I'll update my needs.

Duane

hdjstuff
10-24-2013, 08:56 AM
Trish - I have your cards for you.

Duane

hdjstuff
10-24-2013, 08:56 AM
Set needs have been up dated. Thanks folks.

Duane