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2017 Bowman Jumbo Hobby Box Break

Bowman has always been highly focused on prospects. This seems to be taking it to an extreme, however. The base set now consists of only 100 cards, while the prospects “insert” set features 150 different players. I miss the days when the base set was not just an after thought. The vast majority of autographs and other inserts are prospect related, but there are also a few veterans sprinkled in.

I don’t remember Bowman really doing buybacks in the same way the Topps flagship release has in recent years, but to celebrate the brand’s 70th anniversary, we get to see some this year. They’re using similar foil colors as the Topps release. I’ve only seen buybacks going back to 1990, as prior to that, the cards would be oversized compared to modern cards, and would not fit in packs.

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2016 Bowman Jumbo Hobby Box Break

Not a lot of surprises with the regular Bowman releases.  The 150 card base set features a few top rookies and a handful of players from around the league.   This release has always been much more about the prospects, however.   You’ll find some top prospects, but for the most part, the majority of these players are pretty far away from the majors.

You can definitely find some hidden gems, but you may not notice it for a few years.

 

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2015 Bowman Series 1 Jumbo Box Break

They’ve changed up the Bowman release a little bit this year, splitting it in to two series. It remains to be seen what Series 2 will bring us. Series 1 has a little bit smaller base set (150 cards) but increased the size of the prospect sets included (also 150).

A Jumbo box advertises 12 packs of 32 cards each, including 3 autograph cards per box.

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