2016 Bowman Draft Baseball Jumbo Box Break & Review

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As 2016 comes to a close, we can say goodbye to this year’s line of Bowman products.  Bowman’s Best is officially the last Topps baseball product of 2016.  Countless boxes were ripped open, and many collectors pulled some flashy looking cards of tomorrow’s stars.  If you were lucky enough to attend the National in Atlantic City, perhaps you even got to pull some NSCC themed Bowman Chrome Refractors.  I know I did.  But before we change the calendar, let us dive into what is probably one of the most important prospect-based sets of the year – 2016 Bowman Draft.

Bowman Draft is packed with exactly what it sounds like, recent draft picks.  As a Phillies fan, 2016 Bowman Draft has me particularly excited since they had the first pick and chose Mickey Moniak.  Collectors have been happily buying up cards of these 2016 draft picks in their new MLB uniforms.

Among the (200) card base set is the wonderful world of parallels.  Its always fun to bust open a pack and see if I can spot a shiny color, especially when it turns out to be autographed.  Topps keeps coming up with new parallels to collect every year.

Bowman Paper parallels:

  • Silver #’ed/499
  • Blue #’ed/150
  • Green #’ed/99
  • Gold #’ed/50
  • Orange #’ed/25
  • Red #’ed/5
  • Black #’ed/1
  • Printing Plate #’ed/1

Bowman Chrome parallels:

  • Chrome
  • Refractor
  • Sky Blue Refractor
  • Purple Refractor #’ed/250
  • Blue Refractor #’ed/150
  • Green Refractor #’ed/99
  • Gold Refractor #’ed/50
  • Orange Refractor #’ed/25
  • Red Refractor #’ed/5
  • Superfractor #’ed/1
  • Printing Plate #’ed/1

Chrome Draft Picks Autographs parallels:

  • Refractor #’ed/499
  • Purple Refractor #’ed/250
  • Blue Refractor #’ed/150
  • Blue Wave Refractor #’ed/150
  • Green Refractor #’ed/99
  • Black Refractor #’ed/75
  • Gold Refractor #’ed/50
  • Gold Wave Refractor #’ed/50
  • Orange Refractor #’ed/25
  • Red Refractor #’ed/5
  • Red Wave Refractor #’ed/5
  • Superfractor #’ed/1
  • Printing Plate #’ed/1

Inserts to look for include Bowman Scouts’ Fantasy Impact, Draft Dividends, MLB Draft History, and Top of the Class box toppers.  All come with their fair share of parallels and autographs.  The Draft Dividends really stand out to me as they’re quite good looking.  I’m beginning to enjoy horizontally designed chrome cards.

The only veterans you’ll find come in the form of MLB Draft History.  Topps used very young photos of these vets.  They came out great.  I can’t help but notice the design is similar to those early 90’s products made by Classic.

2016 Bowman Draft’s configuration is the biggest change this year.  Gone is the regular hobby box.  You’ll have to choose between a jumbo or super jumbo box.  Since the hobby box option isn’t available, you’re going to spend a little more.  This was the first time I had ever opened a jumbo box, and it was a lot more fun than your standard hobby one.  Jumbos offer so much more to pull.

Right now 2016 Bowman Draft is the #1 product for those collectors looking for cards of the newest draft picks.  Go buy a box… or case.  In 2017, the Bowman brand turns 70.  I can’t wait to see what surprises Topps has planned.

Here is what I pulled:


  • Kyle Lewis Blue Wave Refractor Auto #’ed/150
  • Ronnie Dawson Refractor Auto #’ed/499
  • Taylor Trammell Auto

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  • Chase De Jong Blue Border #’ed/150
  • Ben Rortvedt Silver Border #’ed/499
  • D.J. Peters Silver Border #’ed/499
  • Nolan Williams Chrome Gold Refractor #’ed/50
  • Jon Harris Chrome Purple Refractor #’ed/250
  • Rhys Hoskins Chrome Sky Blue Refractor
  • Ryan Boldt Refractor
  • Walker Robbins Refractor
  • Erick Fedde Refractor
  • Taylor Trammell Refractor
  • Dominic Smith Refractor
  • Ben Rortvedt Refractor
  • A.J. Puckett Refractor
  • Dylan Cozens Refractor
  • Francisco Mejia Refractor
  • Will Benson Refractor
  • Alex Young Refractor
  • Will Craig Refractor
  • C.J. Chatham Refractor
  • Franklin Barreto Refractor
  • Javier Guerra Refractor
  • Alec Hansen Refractor
  • Jordan Sheffield Refractor
  • Ryan McMahon Refractor
  • Mason Thompson Refractor
  • Alexis Torres Refractor
  • Daniel Palka Refractor
  • A.J. Puk Refractor
  • Jacob Heyward Refractor
  • Ryan Hendrix Refractor

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  • Christian Arroyo Bowman Scouts’ Fantasy Impact
  • Corey Ray Bowman Scouts’ Fantasy Impact
  • Austin Meadows Bowman Scouts’ Fantasy Impact
  • Justin Dunn Bowman Scouts’ Fantasy Impact
  • Brett Lilek Draft Dividends
  • Zack Collins Draft Dividends
  • Eric Lauer Draft Dividends
  • Chipper Jones MLB Draft History
  • Frank Thomas MLB Draft History

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5 Responses

  1. Dang, that us a nice box, Kyle Lewis blue auto!?!? Congrats

  2. Nice pull for sure. Nice blog! Check out mine and the http://www.superfractortracker.com site I created recently. I am in the process of starting new blog as well.

  3. Nice blog!! I just setup a new blog as well to go along with new website.

  4. Nice hits for sure. I just started a blog to go along with http://www.superfractortracker.com

  5. […] 1, and 2017 Topps Finest I’ve pulled some amazing cards.  Oh!  I can’t forget about 2016 Bowman Draft too.  Now let us dive deep into a hobby box of 2017 Topps Series 2.  Will the luck continue? […]

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