Here we go!!! Round 3 when it comes to the traditional Bowman products. Even though I’m not much of a prospector, you have to admire the amount of money some collectors are willing to spend on these young players. Especially since they’ve never played a Major League game in their life. Nowhere else in the world could you get away with using the same design three times. But with Bowman its acceptable.
2015 Bowman Draft is one of the hottest sets for prospecting this year. Its the first product to feature cards of players from the most recent draft. Topps has been known to wait to include these guys with their first Bowman set of the following year, but not this time. Given that these newcomers don’t have a ton of experience under their belt, speculation is running wild.
As of this writing, Dansby Swanson is the #1 guy you want to be pulling cards of. His base autographs are selling for quite a bit, and the parallels are going for even more. Now that he is with the Braves, his cards have become even more desirable. But this is prospecting. All of this could easily change. A $0.99 autograph could shoot through the roof if that player starts to do well. Likewise, cards of top tier players can take a nose dive if they don’t live up to the hype.
The timing of it’s release, and the players Topps decided to include are what this product really has going for it. Even though they’re really difficult to find, those Bowman Black Autographs are my favorite. I’m a sucker for on-card autographs signed in paint pen. Boxes are relatively cheap at $56.00.
Here is what I pulled:
- Andrew Suarez Chrome Purple Refractor Auto #’ed/250
- Matt Olsen Bowman Scouts’ Fantasy Impact Orange Refractor #’ed/25
- Roman Collins Silver Paper #’ed/499
- Skye Bolt Chrome Sky Blue Refractor
- Chase Ingram Chrome Sky Blue Refractor
- Hunter Renfroe Chrome Refractor
- David Dahl Chrome Refractor
- Willy Adames Chrome Refractor
- Julio Urias Chrome Refractor
- Michael Matuella Chrome Refractor
- Carson Fulmer Chrome Refractor
- Brendan Rodgers Chrome Refractor
- Phil Bickford Chrome Refractor
- Richie Martin Draft/Dividends
- Taylor Ward Draft/Dividends
- Garrett Whitley Draft Night
- Mike Nikorak Draft Night
- Austin Meadows/Kevin Newman Teams of Tomorrow
- James Kaprielian Bowman Scouts’ Fantasy Impact
- Yoan Lopez Bowman Scouts’ Fantasy Impact