A release that’s always a magnet for those who love prospects is getting a little added pull as it makes its way to hobby shops and online outlets.
2018 Bowman baseball releases on Wednesday with Topps teasing a new “Big League Breakthrough” promotion. Collectors lucky enough to pull one of 40 special cards of players who hadn’t made their major league debut prior to the start of the season can win prizes if that player does see action in a big league game. The cards will be random
inserts in packs. Gleyber Torres of the Yankees has already been promoted so anyone pulling his card is already a winner.
The checklist for the Big League Breakthrough promotion is below.
Meanwhile, Blowout Cards says it’ll pay $60,000 to anyone who pulls the 1/1 Shohei Ohtani autographed Superfractor from a pack. There are two catches: the card has to be graded 9.5 by Beckett (certainly possible) and has to be delivered to the company’s Virginia office by May 11. If it’s pulled during a live broadcast by one of Blowout’s own breakers, they’ll up the reward to $70,000.
Each hobby box of Bowman will have one autograph while HTA Jumbo boxes will carry three.
The 1/1 Superfractors of up and coming stars have always drawn a big crowd of investors and collectors but the Blowout’s Tom Fish says he’s heard from international buyers who would have an interest in the card so demand is strong.
You can check out 2018 Bowman boxes, cases, breaks and more on eBay here.
2018 Bowman Breakthroughs Checklist
BL-AB Austin Beck Oakland Athletics™
BL-AG Andres Gimenez New York Mets®
BL-AM Austin Meadows Pittsburgh Pirates®
BL-AR Austin Riley Atlanta Braves™
BL-BH Brent Honeywell Tampa Bay Rays™
BL-BM Brendan McKay Tampa Bay Rays™
BL-CA Chance Adams New York Yankees®
BL-CB Casey Gillaspie Chicago White Sox®
BL-CR Corey Ray Milwaukee Brewers™
BL-DC Dylan Cozens Philadelphia Phillies®
BL-EJ Eloy Jimenez Chicago White Sox®
BL-FTJ Fernando Tatis Jr. San Diego Padres™
BL-GT Gleyber Torres New York Yankees®
BL-HG Hunter Greene Cincinnati Reds®
BL-JB Jake Bauers Tampa Bay Rays™
BL-JG Jay Groome Boston Red Sox®
BL-JS Justus Sheffield New York Yankees®
BL-JSA Jesus Sanchez Tampa Bay Rays™
BL-JSO Juan Soto Washington Nationals®
BL-KH Keston Hiura Milwaukee Brewers™
BL-KW Kyle Wright Atlanta Braves™
BL-LR Luis Robert Chicago White Sox®
BL-LT Leody Taveras Texas Rangers®
BL-MC Michael Chavis Boston Red Sox®
BL-MG MacKenzie Gore San Diego Padres™
BL-MK Michael Kopech Chicago White Sox®
BL-MM Mickey Moniak Philadelphia Phillies®
BL-NG Nick Gordon Minnesota Twins®
BL-NS Nick Senzel Cincinnati Reds®
BL-PS Pavin Smith Arizona Diamondbacks®
BL-RA Ronald Acuna Atlanta Braves™
BL-RL Royce Lewis Minnesota Twins®
BL-RM Ryan Mountcastle Baltimore Orioles®
BL-SB Shane Baz Pittsburgh Pirates®
BL-SK Scott Kingery Philadelphia Phillies®
BL-SS Sixto Sanchez Philadelphia Phillies®
BL-TO Tyler O’Neill St. Louis Cardinals®
BL-TT Taylor Trammell Cincinnati Reds®
BL-VGJ Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Toronto Blue Jays®
BL-WA Willy Adames Tampa Bay Rays™