2016 Bowman Draft is getting a configuration makeover. Set for release December 9, Topps has chosen the Jumbo route for Draft, packing 384 cards and at least three autograph cards into each regular Jumbo box and a whopping 120 cards into each Super Jumbo box.
Hot packs will have all seven of their Chrome base cards replaced with Black Refractor Autographs.
Each regular Jumbo pack of 2016 Bowman Draft will contain 23 regular cards, seven Chrome cards and two Chrome Refractor parallels. Each box, likely costing about $120 at retail, will have 12 packs.
Super Jumbos will have 120 cards (78 base, 33 Chrome base, 8 Refractors and one auto). There will be five packs per Super Jumbo box for a total of 600 cards. Super Jumbo boxes will likely start at around $165-$175.
Draft is the first product to show newly signed prospects in their big league uniform colors. This year, Topps will also focus on recalling past draftees, meaning we’ll get cards of some retired stars and Hall of Famers along with the youngsters.
Chrome Draft Pick autographed cards will have several Refractor parallels including sequentially numbered Purple, Blue, Green, Gold, Orange (# to 25), Red (# to 5) and SuperFractor (# to 1). New for 2016 are low-numbered Wave Refractor Parallels.
New to the lineup this year are MLB Draft History cards which reflect on historical draft selections of players who made their mark at the big league level. They’ll come with Gold, Red (# to 5), SupreFractor (1/1) parallels.
2016 Bowman Draft Picks and Propects will also have MLB Draft Night autographs which will feature the 2016 picks and includeGold, Red (# to 5) and SuperFractor (1/1) versions.
Back for a second year are Bowman Scouts Fantasy Impact cards and Draft Dividends, the latter of which will feature players who were originally drafted out of high school, opted to pursue collegiate careers, and whose choices paid dividends. Parallels for the two insert sets will include Gold, Red (# to 5) and 1/1 SupreFractors. Low-numbered autograph versions will also be included.
Select boxes will have incremental content, according to Topps including:
- All-America Game Autograph Cards featuring cards from previous All-America high school showcase games. Sequentially numbered. •Gold Framed Parallel: numbered 1/1.
- Top of the Class Box Toppers Featuring the biggest names from the 2016 MLB Draft class on an oversized chrome card with Gold (# to 50), Red (# to 5) and 1/1 SuperFractors.
Base Set and Parallels
The base set for 2016 Bowman Draft Baseball will be 200 cards with a rainbow of parallels. The standard Draft cards will have seven of them while the Chrome cards will feature nine Refractor parallels including: Sky Blue, Purple, Blue, Green, Gold, Orange (# to 25), Red (# to 5) and 1/1 SuperFractors.