Sunday, May 4, 2014

2014 Bowman baseball hobby box x2

Sport:  Baseball
Product:  2014 Bowman
Break Date:  May 4, 2014
Hit Breakdown:  One autograph
Summary:  I was just feelin' it when I walked into the LCS to pick up a box of 2014 Bowman jumbo...but they didn't have jumbo.

So, I decided to pick up a regular box, but as the saying goes, you never leave the last box, and they only had two left, so I negotiated with the dude at the store, and basically got the second box at half off.

I cracked the first box, and unfortunately, the auto in the box was in the first pack, leaving the rest a bit anti-climactic. But, it was a nice refractor auto, /500 - Enny Romero, a Rays prospect. The rest of the box was decent - there was a blue refractor, numbered to 250.

There was decent color out of the paper parallels, a few /500 blue (Anthony Rizzo and Chris Kohler) and an orange /250, Jorge De La Rosa. Then the last pack yielded a nice mini - an orange Kyle Zimmer, numbered to 50.

We went to dinner, and after we got back, I opened up the second box.

This one had some rarer paper color - a gold /50 (Shane Victorino), an orange /250 (Wil Myers), and another blue /500 (Andre Rienzo). Bowman issued a retro Silver Diamond refractor this year, and there was a nice Jeter. The auto wasn't numbered - it was a Christian Binford, a KC pitcher.


The box did include a nice hot pack! I opened the last pack in the bottom left side of the box, and noticed it was all blue and shiny! It was a Blue Wave refractor pack - it included a few base cards and five Blue Wave refractors - one of which was a /50 auto, Lewis Thorpe!

This is why you never leave the last box :)

Grade for the product:  B+
Grade for the break:  A

Refractor Auto /500:  Enny Romero
Bowman Scout Top 5 Mini Orange Refractor /50:  Kyle Zimmer 
Chrome Prospect Blue Refractor /250:  Anthony Santander
Orange /250:  Jorge De La Rosa
Blue /500:  Anthony Rizzo, Chris Kohler (RC)
Chrome Prospect Refractor /500:  Michael Feliz
1989 Bowman is Back Silver Diamond Refractor:  Tom Glavine
Silver Ice:  Chase Utley
Bowman Scout Top 5 Mini Refractor:  Lucas Giolito, Francisco Lindor, Rosell Herrera, Jeff Ames
State & Hometown Parallel:  Michael Wacha, Wendell Rijo (RC), Kendrys Morales, Kyle Parker (RC), Brad Ziegler, Maikel Franco (RC)
Top 100:  CJ Cron, Delino DeShields  

Chrome Prospect Blue Wave Refractor Auto /50:  Lewis Thorpe
Chrome Prospect Auto:  Christian Binford
Chrome Prospect Blue Refractor /500:  Orlando Arcia
Chrome Prospect Blue Wave Refractor:  Joe Wendle, Michael Feliz, Hunter Renfroe, Steven Ramos
Gold /50:  Shane Victornio
Orange /250:  Wil Myers
Blue /500:  Andre Rienzo (RC)
1989 Bowman is Back Silver Diamond Refractor:  Derek Jeter
Silver Ice:  Gerrit Cole
Bowman Scout Top 5 Mini Refractor:  Matt Davidson, Eduardo Rodriguez, DJ Peterson, Andrew Toles
State & Hometown Parallel:  Jason Rogers (RC), Anthony Rendon, Onelki Garcia (RC), Gabriel Rosa (RC), Koji Uehara, Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez (RC)
Top 100:  Erik Johnson, Hak-Ju Lee

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