Francisco Lindor, front and back
Marcus Stroman, front and back
Aaron Sanchez #199, Colin Moran #/25
Joey Gallo 1989 Bowman is Back
The Hits - Autographs
Jacob Gatewood #/75, Alex Blandino, Michael Foltynewicz
Chase Vallot #/50, Kyle Crick, Jimmy Nelson #/99
Albert Almora, Raul Alcantara #/75, Sean Coyle
Justus Shefield, Carlos Correa, Gareth Morgan Redemption
Derek Fisher Redemption, Kyle Schwarber, Nick Gordon
Gregory Polanco, Javier Baez, Austin Meadows
Gregory Polanco Cyan 1/1
Overall LookThe is background explosion when it comes to design. That’s fine. It’s the mixture of tiny fonts in different colors & some horizontal line at the top of the card that detracts from the appeal. But the sticker integration with the occasional on-card auto works from a design level very well.
Quality and Variety of PlayersThis is a tight base set at 50 rookie and 50 prospect cards, which is a good thing. The Autograph checklist is just as good.
Do the Hits satisfy?The massive amount of hits found per pack is the equivalent, and in some cases more than you will find in most other boxes. It might have been just our box, but there seems to be a move to more sticker auto use, but again, at 18 autos a box, its difficult to find fault. Box Topper Autos are tough pulls as are 1989 Bowman is Back autos, Bowman Black autos, Dual, Die Cut and Sterling Silver autos, but finding one of them will definitely satisfy collectors.
Will you keep coming back for more?This is a “High Risk, High Reward” product but the risk is greatly decreased by the volume of autographs contained in a full hobby box. This is definitely a multiple box purchase if you can swing it.
4 out of 5
2014 Bowman Sterling Baseball is a great option for pulling hits of current rising stars.