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2019 Bowman Chrome Baseball Hobby Box Break & Review

Who’s going to be the next Babe Ruth?  The answer to that is fairly simple… nobody.  There will only ever be one Babe Ruth, and he passed away in 1948.  But it sure is fun to see certain players increase and decrease in popularity over the years.  In 2017 it was Aaron Judge.  2018 Shohei Ohtani.  2019 Pete Alonso.  Bunches of other players fall in between.  Who’s going to be the next mega-popular player collectors will be digging through their boxes to find?  That’s the one-million dollar question.

Bowman Chrome is the second prospecting pillar of the year to drop.  Every prospect-focused set has a core group of players which are in demand at the time of it’s release.  But over time those players can drop off the radar and new ones who nobody paid attention to at first can rise up.  That’s how prospecting goes.

2019 Bowman Chrome has (2) mini-boxes per master box.  Housed inside each mini-box are (6) packs.  Every mini-box should have (1) autograph.  That’s (2) autographs per master box.

Between the veterans, rookies, and prospects, you’re looking at a 200-card set.  The Base Bowman Chrome set has (100) cards.  Parallels include Refractor #’ed/499, Purple #’ed/250, Blue #’ed/150, Green #’ed/99, Gold #’ed/50, Orange #’ed/25, Red #’ed/5, and Superfractor #’ed 1/1.

Base Bowman Chrome Prospects makes up the other (100) cards.  Parallels include Refractor #’ed/499, Purple #’ed/250, Blue #’ed/150, Green #’ed/99, Gold #’ed/50, Orange #’ed/25, Red #’ed/5, and Superfractor #’ed 1/1.  Shimmer Refractors are also available in Green #’ed/99, Gold #’ed/50, Orange #’ed/25, Red #’ed/10, and Black #’ed/5.

Photo variations usually aren’t something you think about a lot when it comes to this brand, but there are (15) players who have them.  CMP codes with these photo variations end in #209.

Autographs include Rookie Image Variation Autographs, Bowman Chrome Prospects Autographs, Bowman Chrome Rookie Autographs, 2018 Arizona Fall League AFL Fall Stars Autographs, 2018 Arizona Fall League MVP Autographs, Arizona Fall League Alumni Autographs, All-America Game Autographs, Elite Farmhands Autographs, Prime Autograph, and Stat Tracker Autographs.

Relics include 2018 Arizona Fall League AFL Fall Stars Relics, 2018 AFL Fall Stars Autograph Relics, and Chrome Autographed Relics.

Inserts include 2018 Arizona Fall League AFL Fall Stars, 2018 Arizona Fall League MVP Short Print, Arizona Fall League Alumni, Elite Farmhands, and Stat Tracker.

As always, Bowman Chrome is prospect and rookie heavy.  Some of these names might not ring a bell just yet, but someday in the future they could.

Checklist

Here is what I pulled:

Autos

  • Sean Hjelle Bowman Chrome Prospects Refractor Auto #’ed/499
  • Sam Hentges Bowman Chrome Prospects Auto

Parallels

  • Eric Pardinho Bowman Chrome Prospects Purple Shimmer Refractor
  • Khris Davis Bowman Chrome Green Refractor #’ed/99
  • J.B. Bukauskas Bowman Chrome Prospects Blue Refractor #’ed/150

Inserts

  • Victor Victor Mesa Elite Farmhands
  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 2018 Arizona Fall League Fall Stars
  • Ryan McKenna 2018 Arizona Fall League Fall Stars
  • Connor Scott Stat Tracker
  • Brady Singer Stat Tracker
  • Nick Madrigal Stat Tracker
  • Brice Turang Stat Tracker

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