Looks like 2016 Bowman Platinum baseball cards are on the way — as a Walmart exclusive

Bowman Platinum is apparently making a comeback.

How do we know this?

Topps released a final checklist for the baseball brand on Wednesday — and that makes it a likely candidate to be arriving very soon as a Topps.com exclusive. Update: Make that a Walmart exclusive.

It will arrive on Aug. 24 with a parallel rainbow that includes Purple (/250), Green (/99), Orange (/25), Black (1/1) and printing plates (1/1) parallels as well as Ice parallels only available two per “value box.”

Update 2: There will be two autographs per 20-pack box, while blaster boxes (value box) will have seven packs and a four-card Ice parallel pack. Fat packs will include 12 cards.


Platinum Cut autos — diecut to look like gems — will have parallels limited to five copies (Orange) and one copy (Black), while Next Generation Prospects and Next Generation cards pair young stars with even younger ones on cards meant to pair together. The inserts also will have Purple (/250), Green (/99), Orange (/25) and 1/1 Black parallels. … Also in the mix will be Platinum Presence inserts that will have autographs and parallels.

It looks like there will be a 100-card checklist of veterans and rookies along with a selection of prospect autographs that includes Alex Bregman, Andrew Benintendi, Dansby Swanson and Yoan Moncada to name a few. It also includes a selection of rookie and veteran autos — a crop that has Byron Buxton, Carlos Correa, Corey Seager, Joey Gallo, Julio Urias, Kris Bryant, Kenta Maeda, Kyle Schwarber, Michael Fulmer, Trevor Story and Mike Trout to name a few.

How tough the autographs will be? That was not disclosed so we’ll have to wait for boxes to arrive.

Two more autograph sets includes even more ink and there are plenty more standard cards and inserts to be found. Click here to view the 2016 Bowman Platinum baseball checklist.

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