Is 2020 Bowman Sapphire Edition Baseball On The Way?

Over the weekend an interesting photo popped-up on Instagram.  The photo shows a bunch of Lency Delgado 2020 Bowman Chrome Atomic Orange Refractor Autographs.  What has people talking is the Atomic Orange aspect of the picture.

As far as we know, 2020 Bowman and 2020 Bowman Chrome will not have Atomic Orange Refractor Autographs.  Its also too early for 2020 Bowman Draft.  So what product will these cards be used for?

Its very possible Topps could be gearing-up for a 2020 Bowman Sapphire Edition Baseball online-exclusive release.  These cards look very similar to 2019 Bowman Draft Sapphire Edition.  Collectors/flippers have been all over these Topps online-exclusive products, especially when they pertain to prospects and rookies.

2019 Bowman Draft Sapphire Edition initially cost $35/box.  They are now selling for close to $200/box.  2020 Bowman 1st Edition cost $360/24-pack box.  Currently they’re selling for almost $700/box.  Its extremely fun to watch, and even more fun if you’re fast enough to get in on the action.  I’d never suggest using modern-day sports cards as a wise investment though.

As a member of the Topps 582 Montgomery Club, I hope club members get a crack at buying a box first.  If in fact these cards are meant for 2020 Bowman Sapphire Edition Baseball.  Trying to compete with the general public can be brutal.

Have you noticed how much people complain if they’re not fast enough when it comes to getting their order in with online-exclusive products?  They complain even more if they do get their order in, but the product doesn’t sell out immediately after.

PENN STATE: Tailgate at the Dome Photos

Last night I attended the Tailgate at the Dome benefit for the Lycoming County United Way.  I was able to get a lot of great photos and autographs.  Check them out!

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Outside the Generations Sports Dome – Muncy, PA

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Inside the Dome

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Josh Gaines, Kevin Kelly, & Tyrell Sales

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Blair Thomas – Is a member of PSU’s 1986 National Championship team, Thomas was a 1989 All-American and a two-year starter.  He finished second on the Nittany Lions all-time rushing list with 3,301 yards and 21 touchdowns, just 97 yards shy of the school record held by Curt Warner.  He was a 1989 Heisman Trophy runner up behind Houston quarterback Andre Ware.  He was a first round draft pick by the New York Jets in 1990.  His NFL career spanned six seasons with the Jets, Patriots, Cowboys, and Panthers.

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Kenny Jackson – was PSU’s first All-American wide receiver; he held 27 school records by his senior year in 1983.  He was a two-time All-American and member of the 1982 National Championship team.  He still ranks second in the school’s receiving yards with 2,006.  He was the first-round pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in 1984.  His NFL career included eight seasons with the Eagles and Houston Oilers.  He finshed his pro career with 126 receptions for 2,170 yards and 11 touchdowns.

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Shane Conlan – Is a member of both the 1982 and 1986 National Championship teams, Conlan’s PSU career included 272 tackles, including a school record 186 solos.  In 1985 & 86 he was named an All-American at outside linebacker, making him the sixth two-time All-American at Penn State.  He was selected as the number one draft pick by the Buffalo Bills in 1987 and was named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year.  He was named to three straight Pro Bowl teams from 1988-1990.  He played in three Super Bowls with the Bills and finished his NFL career playing with the Rams from 1993-1995.

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D.J. Dozier – One of the few athletes in history to play both in the National Football League and Major League Baseball.  He scored the winning touchdown in Penn State’s 1987 National Championship Fiesta Bowl victory over Miami.  He was drafted in the first round of the 1987 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings.  He played for the Vikings and Lions and had a career rushing average of 4.0 yards per carry and averaged 5.3 yards per carry in his final 1991 season.  In 1990 he signed with the New York Mets as an amateur free agent.  He made his major league debut in 1992 and played one season with the Mets.

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D.J. Dozier being interviewed by Gabe Sinicropi

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They were selling these really cool black/gold Rawlings Penn State footballs.  I think I might take this to The National Sports Collectors Convention if any former Penn State players come.

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Updated picture of my football: Greg Pruitt, Larry Little, Paul Krause, Mike Merriweather, Levon Kirkland, Blair Thomas, Kenny Jackson, D.J. Dozier, and Shane Conlan

Sales, Gaines, and Kelly to Attend Penn State Dinner

Tyrell Sales, Josh Gaines, and Kevin Kelly are the newest addition of athletes attending the Tailgate At The Dome dinner on April 23, 2009.  All of the money raised at the event goes towards the Lycoming County United Way.  Other athletes that are scheduled to attend are: D.J. Dozier, Kenny Jackson, Blair Thomas, and Shane Conlan.  Sports Card Info will be there to get autographs and pictures of the event to share.

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