Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Change is difficult for some people, but a little bit of change can go a long way. Not much has changed with Bowman Baseball for some time now and collectors have been good with that. 2014 Bowman Chrome comes with some change. Change that collectors should like.
Initially Bowman Chrome seems very much the same. Same Retail price as last year. Same Bowman look and feel. Leaving this working formula alone should put change averse collectors at ease. But then you start to notice the first change, more hits per box. iNow there are 2 autographs per hobby box versus last year’s one per box, 5 autographs per jumbo versus last year’s 3 per box.
Second change can be seen with the card backs. Instead of simply carrying over the backs from the regular Bowman Baseball product, these backs add more scouting information about the players.
Last change is with the variety of inserts. Minis, 1989 Bowman is Back, standard die cuts and the Dali -esque die cuts.
All of these changes elevate Bowman Chrome to a set of cards worthy of collecting on their own merit and not just a compliment to collecting Bowman Baseball.
2014 Bowman Chrome Baseball fits into our Trading Cards category. The Hobby box we broke includes 18 packs with 4 cards per pack and 2 chrome autographs per box.
Here are some of the cards we pulled from our box.