Sunday, June 26, 2022

Coffee Break:2022 Bowman Baseball Hobby Box

*sits down and gets ready for another product review post on Cards Over Coffee. there are still other pre-published posts of these to come*

It's no surprise how hot 2022 Bowman has arrived in the hobby knowing how the hobby is turning into a money grab with everyone looking for the next big thing to flip.

For me, I just enjoy Bowman to find the latest rookies and possible future Hall Of Famers for my collection. I have been collecting rookie cards since I started collecting. It's just a fun PC.

So, let's see who I pulled in this hobby box break.

*takes a sip, begins to rip*

Every hobby box of 2022 Bowman baseball comes with 24 packs of 10 cards. Each box guarantees one autograph and boxes currently run $280.

The base set design is the typical Bowman look. This years I feel could have transferred over to a flagship Topps design as well.

There are 100 cards in the base set featuring veterans,
And rookies.

Along with finding veterans and rookies in every pack, you will find yourself also submerged with prospect love with a mix of paper prospects and chrome versions. There are 1st Bowman, the most popular line, and regular for both.

There are 150 cards in each of the paper and chrome prospect base sets.

You can find the following parallels in Bowman, 

sky Blue /499, Neon Green /399, Fuchsia /299, Purple /250, Purple Pattern /199, Blue /150, Blue Pattern /150, Green /99, Green Pattern /99, Yellow /75, Gold /50, Orange /25, Red /5, Platinum 1/1 and Printing Plates 1/1.

Sky Blue /499, Neon Green /399, Fuchsia /299, Purple /250, Purple Pattern /199, Blue /150, Blue Pattern /150, Green /99, Green Pattern /99, Yellow /75, Gold /50, Orange /25, Red /5, Platinum 1/1 and Printing Plates 1/1.

Base Refractor /499, Lava /399, Speckle /299, Purple /250, Purple RayWave /250, Fuchsia /199, Fuchsia Lava /199, Blue /150, Blue Shimmer /150, Aqua /125, Aqua Shimmer /125, Green /99, Green Mini-Diamond /99, Green Shimmer /99, Yellow Mini-Diamond /75, Yellow /75, Gold /50, Gold Shimmer /50, Orange /25, Orange Shimmer /25, Red /5, Red Lava /5, SuperFractor 1/1, and Printing Plates 1/1.

Fushia /299

Blue Refractor  /150
Blue Shimmer /150

Most inserts come with the following parallels,
Atomic /150, Aqua /125, Gold /50, Orange /25, Red /5, and SuperFractor 1/1.

Bowman 3D! falls 1:18 packs and has 20 cards to collect.

Bowman Invicta (future product preview?) has 25 cards and falls 1:18 packs.

Bowman Scouts Top 100 has well....100 cards and falls 1:4 packs. Excuse my lack of cropping on this photo. My OCD is eating me up on this one.

Virtuosic Vibrations has 20 cards and falls 1:8 packs. Beach Boys Good Vibrations immediately comes to mind here.

Hi-Fi Futures comes with 25 cards falls 1:4 packs.

Rookies Of The Year Favorites falls 1:8 packs and has 15 cards to collect. I get such an 80's vibe from these, I dig it.

1st Bowman Chrome autograph of Creed Willems. I don't know who this This is also a Speckle Parallel /299.

Keep in mind with the autographs, that there are also some veterans mixed in to pull as well.

The fun thing with Bowman is that you can't decide if you got your money or back yet. Right now, it may not be pretty. But, if you give this box break a couple of years, who knows?

I will say I liked this years Bowman inserts as they have been jazzed up some. I also like the fact that Jasson Dominguez continues to make an appearance in the product for my collection. Now I just need to track down the prospect chrome.

Thoughts on this years Bowman design and overall product welcomed in comments below.

*Coffee Card blogger out*


  1. At least it wasn't a pitcher autograph!

  2. Bowman's designs all kinda blend together, so I don't have any strong opinions on it. Honestly... the only interest I have in Bowman is to pull 1st Bowman cards of potential stars.

    1. Yep, that's where I am at with it as well lol


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