For over 60 years, Bowman has been the go-to brand for collectors who follow the game’s top Rookies and Prospects. Bowman’s home field advantage continues in 2011 as 30 Bowman Rookies and 110 Prospects take the field led by #1 Draft Pick Bryce Harper!.
- Release Date: May 9th, 2011
- 24-Packs Per Hobby Box/12-Packs Per Jumbo Box (32-cards per pack)
- Bowman Prospects (2 Per Hobby and 8 Per Jumbo Packs)
- Bowman Chrome Prospects (2 Per Hobby and 6 Per Jumbo Packs)
- Bowman Chrome On-Card Autograph Cards (1 Per Hobby Box and 3 Per Jumbo Box)
- Bryce Harper Autographed Prospect Cards
- Bowman 1948-‘49 Buyback Cut Signature Cards
- Bowman International Parallel Cards
- Bowman’s Best Insert Cards
- USA Baseball Patch Relic Cards
- Anniversary Autograph Cards
BOWMAN BUYBACK CUT SIGNATURE CARDS HOBBY & JUMBO EXCLUSIVE!
An original 1948 or ’49 Bowman Baseball card is embedded into a book card along with a cut signature from the legendary player depicted.
TOPPS 60th ANNIVERSARY AUTOGRAPH CARDS HOBBY & JUMBO EXCLUSIVE!
Sixty players past and present have signed these cards along with an additional inscription wishing Topps a “Happy 60th!” All autographs and inscriptions are signed directly on each numbered to 60 card. Three players’ cards will be inserted into each baseball product throughout 2011.
Back by popular demand, DailyWax is holding another contest for all of our readers. Our first contest was a success, and we hope to continue to offer more contests in the near future. To enter the contest, simply reply to this entry with your name and email address (which will not be visible) along with your guess of final price of this 2006 Bowman Chrome Alex Gordon Superfractor Auto auction on eBay. The closest, without going over, to the final price listed in the auction will win a 2009 Bowman Jose Reyes Printing Plate 1/1. In the event of multiple correct guesses, it will be randomly awarded to one of the correct guessers. You are only allowed to enter your guess once, multiple guesses from the same email address will result in disqualification from the contest. Be sure you use a valid email address, as I will be contacting the winner via email on where to send their prize.
Good luck and happy guessing!
MLB.com is reporting that 19-year-old San Francisco Giants Prospect, Angel Villalona, who considered one of the top prospects of the franchise, has turned himself in to Dominican Republic authorities following the murder in La Romana, DR.
The shooting occurred on Saturday, September 19 around 11 PM local time, and the authorities have named Villalona as the prime suspect.
This year, Villalona hit .267 with 9 home runs, and 42 RBIs in 74 games with the San Jose Giants at the Class A Advanced level before a season ending injury in July. As a 16-year-old rookie, Villalona received a $2.1 million signing bonus, one of the largest ever at the time.
Villalona had a 2008 Bowman Chrome Prospect Autograph that has been an anchor for the set and one of the years more highly sought-after prospect cards. If convicted, this could really damper a once very bright and aspiring future.
While, we’re not exactly sure how they all ended up on in the sellers hands, over 2,400 2008 Rene Tosoni Bowman Chrome Auto’s have been placed up for auction on eBay. The seller, who deals in “buying lost freight shipments, unclaimed freight, manufacturer and distributor overstocks, and close-out merchandise”.
The seller currently has auctions for 2,412 of the cards, that were originally inserted as redemptions from Topps in their 2008 Bowman Chrome product:
The lot of the Orange refractors also contains 24 of 25 Tim Bascom Orange Refractors autographs too. If you ever wanted to own a near entire print run of an card, here is your chance.
This has to make you wonder what Topps will do to replace the redemptions currently in circulation or which have been redeemed?
Riding on the coat tails of his skyrocketing 2008-09 Upper Deck USA cards and recent cover shots on SportsIllustrated and Beckett, Harpers limited edition AFLAC All-American Promo cards have been hitting eBay with their sellers looking for premium prices.
From what I have read, production numbers are around 125 per player, with 40 total cards in the set.
In a recent tweet on Twitter, Topps has announced that Wilmer Flores has begun to sign his 2008 Bowman Chrome Draft cards. These originally were inserted in packs as redemption only and may collectors were growing inpatient and speculating that Flores would not sign and these cards would be deemed as replacements only.
Topps has signed an exclusive deal with Major League Baseball, and starting 2010 will have an exclusivity on MLB, club trademarks, logos and other intellectual property for use on baseball cards, stickers and other product categories featuring MLB players.
What does this mean? Basically that no other card manufacturers will be able to show photography of players in their actual MLB uniform or use team logos on their product. Topps is hoping that this exclusivity will appeal to a new generation of enthusiasts and restore their reign as the crown jewel of the sports collecting world.
he exclusive arrangement ends MLB’s 30-year relationship with Upper Deck, the other main player in the market, which retains licensing rights from the MLB Players Association. That enables Upper Deck to continue producing cards with players’ images, but team logos and such are out.