There will be one pack in every box when the product hits stores on Aug. 22, and 10 cards to a pack. A typical pack will include four on-card autographs, a base parallel card and several multiple base card pattern variations.
2018 Bowman High Tek Base Set and Parallels
There’s a base set but how many card are in it we don’t yet know. Parallels to the base set in Pattern 1 will feature Purple Rainbow, numbered to 150; Green Rainbow (99); Ocean Blue Tidal (75); Gold Rainbow, making its debut and numbered to 50; Orange Magma Diffractor (25), Red Orbit Diffractor (25), and Black Galactic Diffractor (1/1). Collectors also could pull 1/1 printing proofs.
Some of the patterns have not been revealed yet — there are 10 different ones — but Pattern 9 will be a 1/1 SpeckTEKular Diffractor while Pattern 10 is also a 1/1, a Black Galactic Diffractor.
Three inserts for this year’s High Tek set debut and are numbered to 99 or less. Tides of Youth will feature promising prospects and the top major-league rookies on a water-based design that will create tidal, wave and ocean themes. The insert will have an Ocean Blue parallel, numbered to 25; and a 1/1 Black Galactic Diffractor parallel.
The third new subset, 1st Bowman TEK, will showcase prospects who had their first Bowman card in 2018 Bowman baseball on an acetate card. Like the other two inserts, 1st Bowman TEK will have an Ocean Blue parallel numbered to 25 and a 1/1 Black Galactic Diffractor.
Collectors will also be able to find autographed versions of these three insert sets.
Hard-signed autographs will be a plus in the High Tek set. The High Tek Autograph will come as base signatures, but also will be feature in parallels such as Purple Rainbow, Green Rainbow (numbered to 99), Ocean Blue Tidal (75), Gold Rainbow (50), Orange Magma Diffractor (25), Red Orbit Diffractor (5) and Black Galactic Diffractor (1/1). There also will be a 1/1 Printing Proofs version. And yes, there will be signed cards from Shohei Ohtani.
Case hits will include a Tides of Youth autograph and an additional insert autograph card.
Expect boxes to cost around $85-$90.