After being reconfigured in 2017, Bowman Chrome returns in 2018 with prospect autographs, colorful refractor parallels, and Arizona Fall League content showcasing the game’s future stars.
Each hobby master box contains two mini-boxes, two autograph cards, one Chrome Prospect Shimmer parallel card, and one 2018 Bowman Sterling Continuity insert card.
As is the norm with Bowman Chrome each year, Chrome Prospect cards are the heart of the product, and each pack will feature two Chrome Prospect cards. The Chrome Prospect cards have the following parallels: Refractor, Purple Refractor, Blue Refractor, Green Refractor, Gold Refractor, Orange Refractor, Red Refractor, and SuperFractor.
Collectors will also be on the chase for Bowman Chrome Prospect Shimmer parallels, including Green Shimmer Refractor, Gold Shimmer Refractor, Orange Shimmer Refractor, and Black Shimmer Refractor.
The base set consists of 100 Chrome cards featuring the top 2018 MLB rookies and veterans. The base cards have the same parallel subsets as the Chrome Prospect cards.
Other highlights of 2018 Bowman Chrome include: Rookie Short Print Image Variations, Peaks of Potential, 2017 AFL Fall Stars, and 2018 Bowman Sterling Continuity.
The stars from the 2017 Arizona Fall League will also be prominently on display in the 2017 AFL Fall Stars Relics subset, with the cards sequentially numbered. Parallels include: Orange Parallel cards sequentially numbered to 25, SuperFractor cards numbered 1/1, and specially inserted autographs parallels.
There isn’t a shortage of autographs in the product. Autograph inserts include: Bowman Chrome Prospects Autographs, Chrome Rookie Autographs, 2018 Bowman Sterling Continuity Autographs, Peaks of Potential Autographs, All-America Game Autographs, Prime Chrome Signatures, and Chrome Auto Relics. Several of the autograph inserts also have parallel subsets associated with them.
Bowman Chrome is scheduled for release on Sept. 26.