2021 Bowman Sterling Baseball Hobby Box Break & Review

Collector Type: Autograph/Rookie/Prospect

I remember when Bowman Sterling made it’s hobby debut back in 2004. Guys like Matt Bush, Huston Street, and Matt Tuiasosopo were all the rage. I can’t believe it has been 17 years already.

Bowman Sterling is and has always been a very high-end product. This hobby-exclusive brand comes with (5) mini-boxes. Each containing (1) pack with an autograph.

The base set consists of (101) cards. (50) Prospects and (51) Rookies. Parallels include Refractor #’ed/199, Speckle #’ed/99, Magenta #’ed/75, Gold #’ed/50, Blue #’ed/25, Black Atomic #’ed/10, Red #’ed/5, SuperFractor #’ed 1/1, and Printing Plates #’ed 1/1.

Although Short Prints aren’t something you usually see in high-end products such as this, there is one to watch out for. Jarred Kelenic of the Mariners has a Prospect card #BSP-41, and a Rookie #BSR-105. His Rookie is a difficult card to pull even though it looks just like a base card. He was called up right before the yearly Rookie Card cutoff date, and his rookies have popped-up sporadically in products.

Autographs include Prospect Autographs, Rookie Autographs, Sterling Recollection Autographs, Sterling Tender Autographs, Dual Refractor Autographs, and Triple Refractor Autographs.

Sterling Recollections is the only insert.

I thoroughly enjoy the design of this year’s set. That smokey-painted team logo really catches the eye. On-card autographs are an additional plus.

If you’re looking for veteran content, Sterling Recollections is the place for that.

Here is what I pulled:

Autos:

  • Kevin Alcantara Prospect Speckle Refractor Auto #’ed/99
  • Yolbert Sanchez Prospect Wave Refractor Auto #’ed/125
  • Alexander Ramirez Prospect Refractor Auto #’ed/150
  • Bobby Miller Prospect Auto Redemption
  • Dillon Dingler Prospect Auto

Parallels:

  • Kristian Robinson Prospect Magenta Refractor #’ed/75
  • Alejandro Kirk RC Refractor #’ed/199

Base:

  • Nate Pearson RC #60
  • Brailyn Marquez RC #100
  • Nick Madrigal RC #88
  • Anderson Tejeda RC #57
  • Cristian Pache RC #62
  • (2) Jesus Sanchez RC #53
  • (2) Evan White RC #77
  • Alejandro Kirk RC #68
  • Akil Baddoo RC #93
  • Bobby Dalbec RC #98
  • Spencer Howard RC #97
  • Ryan Mountcastle RC #61
  • Austin Hendrick Prospect #43
  • Hunter Greene Prospect #35
  • Robert Hassell Prospect #12
  • Nick Gonzales Prospect #16
  • Matthew Allan Prospect #46
  • Drew Waters Prospect #22
  • MacKenzie Gore Prospect #10
  • Austin Martin Prospect #50
  • Adley Rutschman Prospect #3

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