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2014 Bowman Platinum Baseball Rolling Out

2014 Bowman Platinum Baseball is the latest release from Topps with 20-pack boxes beginning to arrive and an official release date of July 30.

Each pack contains five cards for a total of 100 cards per box including two autographed Prospect Refractors and a Refractor Autograph Relic.  Topps is also Jose Abreu 2014 Bowman Platinum Baseball autographintroducing a new, Toolsy Die-cut, with unique die-cuts to represent each of the five different baseball ‘tools’.

Base cards include Veterans and Rookie Stars as well as a 100-card Prospect set, all on rainbow foil board technology. Parallels for the veteran and rookie cards include:

Tijuan Walker 2014 Bowman Platinum• Gold Parallel

• Blue Sapphire Parallel

• Ruby Parallel

• Printing Plates #’d 1/1. (hobby only)

Parallels for the Prospect portion of the set include:

• X-fractor

• Green Refractor #’d to 399.

• Blue Refractor #’d to 199.

1201_LINDOR• Gold Refractor #’d to 50.

• Red Refractor #’d to 25.

• Orange Refractor #’d to 10. (hobby only)

• Atomic Refractor #’d to 5.  (hobby only)

• Gold Parallel

• Blue Sapphire Parallel

• Ruby Parallel

• Printing Plates #’d 1/1. (hobby only)

• Superfractor #’d 1/1.  (hobby only)

• Printing Plates #’d 1/1. (hobby only)

Autographed prospect cards come with these parallels:

• Green Refractor #’d to 399.

2001_BRYANT• Blue Refractor #’d to 199.

• Gold Refractor #’d to 50.

• Red Refractor #’d to 25.

• Black Refractor #’d to 10.  (hobby only)

• Atomic Refractor #’d to 5. (hobby only)

• Superfractor 1/1.  (hobby only)

• Printing Plates 1/1.  (hobby only)

3101_SANOAutograph cards available will also include:

  • Byron Buxton autoPurely Platinum Cards printed on simulated metal. 1/1.  (hobby only)
  • Dual Autographs:  Dual prospect subjects sequentially #’d to 25.
  • Triple Autographs:  A mix of Prospects, Veterans, and Rookie subjects sequentially #’d to 10.
  • Hexagraphs:  A book card featuring Veterans, Rookies, and prospects sequentially #’d to 5. (hobby only).
  • Bowman Black #’d to 25.   (hobby only).
  •  Bowman Black Violet Parallel #’d to 10.  (hobby only)
  • Autographed Platinum Cut Relics #’d to 49.

Look for autographed Relic Cards and Autographed Jumbo Relics with the following parallels:

• Blue Refractor #’d to 199.

• Gold Refractor #’d to 50.

• Red Refractor #’d to 25.

• Atomic Refractor #’d to 5. Includes patches. (hobby only)

• Super-Fractor 1/1. Includes patches. (hobby only)

3001_HAMILTON• Printing Plates 1/1. Includes patches. (hobby only)

5-Tool Die-Cut 2014 Bowman Platinum Die Cut Relics include Cutting Edge stars featuring top vets & rookies

• Die-Cut Relics. #’d to 50.

• Die-Cut Autographs. #’d to 25.

Top Prospects:

• Die-Cut #’d to 25.

Bowman is Back Silver Refractor Tony Gwynn• Die-Cut Autographs. #’d to 5

Other product highlights include the 1989 “Bowman is Back” Silver Die-Cut Refractors. This insert is a continuity program in all Bowman products, celebrating the year that Bowman cards started to be produced again in 1989.   Autographed versions are # to 25 and are only in hobby boxes.

There’s an Arizona Fall League contest in which collectors have a chance to win a behind-the-scenes experience at the 2014 Bowman Fall Stars Game as well as Arizona Fall league All-Stars Redemption program in which randomly packed cards will be good for game-used memorabilia.

Platinum has been spotted in some places already.  See singles, boxes and lots that have already entered the market on eBay as well as box break spots being offered here.

About Rich Mueller

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