Ah Bowman. I’m not sure there is another product in the hobby today that leans in to the lottery ticket aspect of collecting quite like Bowman. There aren’t many products upon release where base autographs can sell for many hundreds of dollars. The box prices end up reflecting this, however. While the suggested price is somewhere around $240, the boxes have been seen closer to $350.
Is it worth that price? Well, that’s where the lottery aspect comes in. If you hit a big prospect, it would be worth that much and plenty more. Most people will not hit the big prospect, however, and end up losing out. If you like the gamble of the prospect game, this is one of the best products for you. If you don’t, it’s probably better to just pick up what you like on the secondary market.
A jumbo box includes 12 packs of 32 cards, and advertises three autograph cards per box.
This box included:
170 Base (100% of 100 card set)
1 Base Gold Parallel
58 Chrome Prospects (58/150 – 38.7%)
1 Chrome Prospects Refractor
1 Chrome Prospects Purple Refractor
119 Prospects (119/150 – 79.3%)
1 Prospects Purple Parallel
4 1989 Bowman 30th Anniversary
2 Bowman Sterling
12 Bowman Scouts’ Top 100
3 Rookie of the Year Favorites
6 Ready for the Show
3 Talent Pipeline
1 Chrome Prospects Autographs Jose Suarez
1 Chrome Prospects Autographs Purple Refractor Lyon Richardson
1 Bowman Scouts’ Top 100 Autographs Keston Hiura