Tuesday, November 8, 2011

2011 Bowman Chrome Baseball Box Break Recap and Review

Chrome.  Car collectors love it and so do card collectors.   Perhaps the most anticipated release for lovers of shine is 2011 Bowman Chrome Baseball.  As with regular Bowman Baseball, you’ll be looking for refractors of different colors and plenty of rookie prospecting.

Bowman Chrome Baseball falls under our trading card category.  Each box contains 18 - 4 cards per packs with a promise of 1 autographed card per box.

Here are some of the cards we pulled from the box.

Base cards
 Bryce Harper, Front and Back

 Chris Carpenter, Aaron Hicks

 Justin Verlander, Albert Pujols

 Ryan Braun, Julio Teheran


Chrome Throwbacks
 Tonhy Sanchez, Alex Rodriguez

Futures Die-Cut

The hits

 Brandon Guyer on-card auto, David Bromberg on-card auto

Overall Look
Lots of shiny, some parallel color refractors and a few die cuts are what you will find here.  If you liked Bowman Baseball, you’ll like Bowman Chrome.

Quality and Variety of Players and Subsets.
At 110 base cards, this feels more like an update set.  But then you add the chrome versions of the veteran base cards and things even out.

Do the hits hold up?
Autos are on-card.  The list is limited but is enhanced by the addition of USA Baseball autos.

Will you want to collect them all?
This is a must purchase if you have been collecting Bowman to begin with and a nice end of the year product as a stand-alone.

 4 out of 5

2011 Bowman Chrome Baseball wraps up the rookie prospecting for the year nicely.

Review box provided by Topps

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