The current season isn't over yet, but when you're a sports card manufacturer, you've got to think ahead. Thus, we get a preview of what's to come in 2013 Bowman Football, set to hit store shelves when most teams are on vacation. Bowman will offer the first rookie cards of the 2013 NFL draft class and will throw a bone to the past with its ode to the 1952 Bowman set courtesy of mini cards featuring current players in the 61-year-old design.
2013 Bowman will feature more than 100 rookies and Topps promises all will sign on card. There will be Bowman Black autographs numbered to 25 and slated to be distributed through a mail-in redemption as they'll include photos and autographs from the NFL Rookie Premier held a few weeks later.
Hobby boxes will contain 10 packs and each will have four Bowman Chrome autographs done on thicker card stock, one Rainbow Foil relic, three die-cut cards and five parallels numbered to 499 or less. The newly popular Ice parallels will be part of the mix.
Rookie Chrome Refractor Autographs will be available in no less than eight different parallels with the big chase cards included: Superfractor and Printing Plates.