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2011 Bowman Chrome Preview and Checklist

Topps has released preliminary information and images for its 2011 Bowman Chrome baseball product. Set to release in mid-October, the 18-pack boxes will include one on-card autograph and two prospects per pack.

Bryce Harper Bowman Chrome autographThe promotional information again highlights Bryce Harper, who will be among the sought after autographs. In all, there are 37 prospects who have signed for Bowman Chrome along with 20 USA Baseball 18 and under team members. Each autograph will have 1-1 Superfractor parallels as well as red, orange, gold and regular refractor versions, varying in scarcity.Dickie Joe Thon Bowman Chrome parallel autograph

There will be 110 Bowman Chrome Prospects, none of whom appeared in the 2011 Bowman issue and 220 base cards including 170 veterans and 50 rookies. All base cards will have numbered parallels including 1-1 Canary and Superfractor.

New inserts will include Bowman’s Best Prospects, done in the design of the 1994 Bowman’s Best issue (one per box) and Bowman Chrome Throwbacks (2 per box).

Many of the insert and autograph cards will be hobby exclusive including the printing plates (four per card, all one of one).

Three unnamed players have signed Topps 60th anniversary cards, continuing the year-long celebration.

There will be 12 boxes per case at a dealer cost of around $50 per box.

2011 Bowman Chrome Baseball Hobby Sell Sheet

2011 Bowman Chrome Baseball Hobby Checklist

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